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  • Calif. gas prices will rise, then fall next week

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California gas prices will increase for several more days before leveling off after a temporary reduction in supply triggered a price spike that saw fuming motorists …


  • Short supplies keep gas prices rising in Calif.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California gas prices continued surging Friday, adding another 17 cents per gallon on average, and the increases are expected to continue for at least several more …


  • Problems found at peanut butter plant in 2010

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration found what it called “objectionable conditions” at a New Mexico peanut butter plant in 2010, two years before the current outbreak of …


  • Madoff fraud’s last days recounted in NYC document

    NEW YORK (AP) — In December 2008, two of Bernard Madoff’s most loyal employees met on a Manhattan street corner and fretted over a closely held secret that the rest …


  • FBI: Workers hid scheme to sell Russia electronics

    HOUSTON (AP) — An FBI agent testified Friday that employees at a Houston company were coached to hide information about the cutting-edge microelectronics the firm was buying from U.S. manufacturers …


  • Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 47

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the tally from a deadly meningitis outbreak rose Friday, health officials identified the medical clinics across the country that received steroid shots for back pain …


  • Calif. refinery back online amid soaring prices

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week …


  • Salmonella confirmed in peanut butter plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has found salmonella in a New Mexico plant that produces nut butters for national retailer Trader Joe’s and several other …


  • Calif. gas prices jump by up to 20 cents overnight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week …


  • Clinics rush to warn patients of tainted steroid

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that steroid shots they got for back pain may have been contaminated with a …


  • Analysts: Spike in Calif. gas prices may linger

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The recent spike in gasoline prices around the nation is expected to wane slowly in coming weeks, but California may not be so lucky due to …


  • Hundreds seen at risk in meningitis outbreak

    NEW YORK (AP) — The potential scope of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least five people widened dramatically Thursday as health officials warned that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of …


  • Man accused of being Russia agent appears in court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen accused of illicitly obtaining military cutting-edge microelectronics for Russia formally heard the charges against him Thursday in a case reminiscent of the Cold …


  • Troubled Calif. nuke plant aims to restart reactor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The operator of California’s ailing San Onofre nuclear power plant proposed Thursday to restart one of its shuttered reactors after concluding it could be run safely …


  • Burned-out Conn. bell factory resumes production

    EAST HAMPTON, Conn. (AP) — The 180-year-old New England company that made the little bell that rings every time an angel gets its wings in the Christmas classic “It’s a …


  • NY charges in US-Russia military electronics case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Kazakhstan-born owner of a Texas export firm was charged in New York on Wednesday with being a secret Russian agent involved in a multimillion-dollar scheme …


  • Report: Some dietary supplements illegally labeled

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended type of scientific evidence to back up their …


  • Peanut butter recall includes major retailers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A recall of peanut butter and other nut products has some of the country’s largest grocery stores pulling store-brand products off their shelves. New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. …


  • Crime at the US-Mexico border goes corporate

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — When a regional manager for the Mexican Gulf cartel moved his operation to a more lucrative territory on the border, he took along not only his …


  • Ex-NY Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Few moments in American journalism loom larger than the one that came in 1971, when New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger had to decide whether …


  • Student exchange sponsor hounded by complaints

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An organization suspended from bringing foreign exchange students to the U.S. was hounded in recent years by allegations of mismanagement, with complaints ranging from sexual abuse …


  • In the digital age, a rare fight for print readers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When The Times-Picayune decided to print three days a week, a nearby publication saw a chance to expand in the newspaper’s backyard and fill a void …


  • Deal reached for huge desalination plant in Calif.

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Water Authority announced a tentative agreement Thursday to buy the entire output of what will be the Western hemisphere’s largest seawater desalination …


  • EPA pushes tough asbestos standard for Mont. town

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A proposed standard for federal cleanup of asbestos contamination in a Montana town concludes that even a tiny amount of the material can lead to lung …


  • Agency: Medicare refills strong drugs despite law

    MIAMI (AP) — Medicare routinely refilled pain pills and other restricted medications that are barred by federal law from renewal without a fresh prescription, government inspectors said in a report …


  • In NFL ref woes, key role of expertise spotlighted

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If good help is hard to find, just how expendable is expertise? In a year of strife between worker and manager, NFL referees found themselves with …


  • 2 largest parking companies in proposed merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is requiring the two largest parking management companies in the U.S. to sell 107 of their garages and lots in the central business districts …


  • Jury in NJ convicts Ill. man in military info case

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Illinois man who worked for a New Jersey-based defense contractor was found guilty Wednesday of taking trade secrets from his employer and presenting them in …


  • Ryan faults Obama on plan to close tank factory

    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan warned Monday that more Americans could be put at risk overseas by the Obama’s administration plan to halt production of …


  • Trader Joe’s recalls peanut butter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The grocery store chain Trader Joe’s is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states. The Food and Drug Administration and …

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