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  • More women have driver’s licenses than men in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Women have passed men on the nation’s roads. More women than men now have driver’s licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that …


  • New Orleans streetcar line to get Super Bowl debut

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With the Super Bowl less than three months away, New Orleans is rushing to lay streetcar tracks through one of its busiest corridors to connect by …


  • Bond soars with record $87.8M ‘Skyfall’ debut

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond’s “Skyfall” has extended its worldwide box-office rule to North America, hauling in a franchise-record $87.8 million in its first weekend at U.S. theaters. Adding …


  • Gas rationing, shortage fray nerves in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gasoline shortage caused by Superstorm Sandy forced 1970s-era rationing on New Yorkers Friday, adding a fuel-gauge obsession to their frayed nerves and dwindling patience. “I …


  • AP sources: US weighs broader nuke deal with Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a new approach in negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program that would ease economic sanctions faster than previously offered if Tehran makes …


  • States get more time to work on health care plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to show flexibility without slowing down President Barack Obama’s health care law, the administration said Friday states can have more time to work out their roles …


  • J.C. Penney reports hefty 3Q loss

    NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. is hoping it has finally hit rock bottom. The bad news just keeps getting worse for the struggling department-store chain, which on Friday …


  • Claims about flood-damaged cars aren’t true

    DETROIT (AP) — In the days since Superstorm Sandy, an alarming prediction has flashed across the Internet: Hundreds of thousands of flood-damaged vehicles will inundate the nation’s used-car market, and …


  • US trade panel finds harm from China solar panels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal trade panel found China responsible Wednesday for harming the U.S. solar panel industry, clearing the final hurdle for U.S. attempts to impose steep tariffs on …


  • Hearing set for Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors could provide more details Wednesday about the California man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Middle East in a case where he’s accused of …


  • Good news for coast: Nor’easter to weaken

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weather experts had good news for beleaguered northeast coastal residents Tuesday: A new storm that threatened to complicate Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts on Wednesday now looks …


  • AP sports writer’s harrowing tale of Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — I was the first to cry. Not my wife. Not our three kids.


  • AP sport writer’s harrowing tale of Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — I was the first to cry. Not my wife. Not our three kids.


  • Study: Stem cells from strangers can repair hearts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study, stem cells donated by strangers proved …


  • Post Sandy, manic Monday begins for commuters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters streaming into New York City on Monday endured long waits and crowded trains, giving the recovering transit system a stress test a week after Superstorm …


  • Storm leaves Connecticut Gold Coast shaken

    WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — The floodwaters churned by Superstorm Sandy damaged waterfront homes along Connecticut’s southwest coast, and turned the charming center of tony Westport into a ghost town, with …


  • Calif grandma claims $23M lotto prize just in time

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — For more than five months — while Julie Cervera struggled to pay a $600 electrical bill, feed her family and keep the cable company from …


  • Calif grandma claims $23M lotto prize just in time

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — For more than five months — while Julie Cervera struggled to pay a $600 electrical bill, feed her family and keep the cable company from …


  • Pa.: One last Romney foray for Obama to defend

    BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) — Rip Scott regrets his 2008 presidential vote for Barack Obama. The 60-year-old real estate company owner is going home to his Republican Party this year. …


  • Hyundai, Kia overstated gas mileage, EPA finds

    DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Kia overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles in the past three years, a discovery that could result in sanctions from the U.S. government and …


  • Where are all the space shuttles now?

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The last of NASA’s space shuttles to fly, Atlantis, is the last to move to its new retirement home, just 10 miles away at Kennedy …


  • US economy adds 171K jobs; rate rises to 7.9 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The solid job growth showed that the economy is …


  • Derailed tanker burns in central Kentucky

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emergency workers in Kentucky were increasingly confident that fire crews had contained a blaze spewing flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car, allowing them to …


  • Final 10-mile trek for space shuttle Atlantis

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Accompanied by astronauts and shuttle workers, Atlantis made a slow, solemn journey to retirement Friday, the last space shuttle to orbit the world and the …


  • Gas stations scramble in Sandy’s aftermath

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s plenty of gasoline in the Northeast — just not at gas stations. In parts of New York and New Jersey, drivers lined up Thursday for …


  • Amtrak may restore service from NYC to Boston

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak president Joseph Boardman says he hopes the railroad will be able to resume service between New York City and Boston on Friday. There has been no …


  • Derailed tanker burns in Ky. with no end in sight

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The blaze that authorities initially said would end in a couple of hours instead spewed flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car for a second …


  • Amtrak restores service NYC and points south

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak says it will resume partial service between New York City and points south, including Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J., on Thursday night. Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm says …


  • Exasperation builds on Day 3 in storm-stricken NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Frustration — and in some cases fear — mounted in New York City on Thursday, three days after Superstorm Sandy. Traffic backed up for miles at …


  • Edwin Q. White, former AP Saigon chief, dies

    HONOLULU (AP) — Edwin Q. White, who served as Saigon bureau chief for The Associated Press as the U.S. committed massive numbers of combat troops to Vietnam, died before dawn …