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  • Residents battle high water in South Dakota town

    WAUBAY, S.D. (AP) — Standing along a South Dakota waterfront shored up with boulders, Kevin Jens peered at the placid lake and reminisced about a road that led to a …


  • APNewsBreak: DeCinces indicted for insider trading

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Baltimore Orioles all-star Doug DeCinces and three others were indicted Wednesday on insider trading charges involving the use of information prior to the takeover of …


  • Family sues US over scientist’s mysterious death

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sons of a Cold War scientist who plunged to his death in 1953 several days after unwittingly taking LSD in a CIA mind-control experiment sued the …


  • BP barred from new US gov’t contracts, land leases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration put a stop to new federal contracts with BP on Wednesday, admonishing the British oil company for a “lack of business integrity” and also …


  • Peanut butter plant closure angers New Mexico town

    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Farmers in a revered peanut-growing region along the New Mexico-Texas border should be celebrating one of the best harvests in recent memory. Instead, millions of pounds …


  • 3 BP employees in court on oil spill charges

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP rig supervisor said Wednesday that he is innocent of manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers in the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon …


  • Simple measures cut infections caught in hospitals

    CHICAGO (AP) — Preventing surgery-linked infections is a major concern for hospitals and it turns out some simple measures can make a big difference. A project at seven big hospitals …


  • Postal chief lays out plan for agency survival

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says the agency must be allowed to ease the terms of prepayments into a retiree health care fund …


  • Western lawmakers seek probe of refineries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six Democratic senators representing states along the Pacific Coast asked the Justice Department on Tuesday to investigate the role of oil refineries in gas spikes that occurred …


  • Judge orders tobacco companies to say they lied

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and that disclose smoking’s health effects, …


  • Lines by Madonna and other celebs pop up in stores

    This holiday season you’re likely to spot singer Jennifer Lopez in Kohl’s. You could get a peek at pop music icon Madonna in Macy’s. You might even catch a glimpse …


  • Record Powerball result of changes to boost sales

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to …


  • FDA suspends operations at peanut butter plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on a New Mexico peanut butter plant that had repeated food safety violations over several years, using new authority …


  • ‘Two and a Half Men’ actor calls his show ‘filth’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The teenage actor who plays the half in the hit CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men” says in a video posted online by a Christian …


  • FDA halts operations at peanut butter plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration halted operations of the country’s largest organic peanut butter processor Monday, cracking down on salmonella poisoning for the first time with new …


  • US twin astronaut, Russian to spend year in orbit

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A former space shuttle commander whose twin brother is married to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will attempt the longest spaceflight ever by an American. NASA …


  • Ex-financier free on bail in insider trading case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund portfolio manager accused of enabling a quarter of a billion dollars in profits by passing along inside information in one of the …


  • NY court date Mon. in massive insider trading case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund portfolio manager charged in one of the biggest insider trading cases in history was due in a New York federal court after …


  • After Sandy, lower Manhattan limps back to life

    NEW YORK (AP) — The hum of massive mobile generators, boilers and pumps emerges blocks from Manhattan’s Financial District and turns into a steady din south of Wall Street — …


  • After Sandy, lower Manhattan limps back to life

    NEW YORK (AP) — Parts of lower Manhattan’s Financial District are still laboring to recover nearly a month after Superstorm Sandy. A real estate consulting firm says that of the …


  • NY court date Mon. in massive insider trading case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund portfolio manager charged in one of history’s biggest insider trading cases is set to appear in a New York federal court. Mathew …


  • All items in ‘12 Days of Christmas’ now top $107K

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Add seven swans, six geese and five golden rings to the list of Christmas gifts that cost more than they did a year ago. And if you …


  • Holiday shopping season off to record start

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you make holiday shopping convenient, Americans will come in droves. It’s estimated that U.S. shoppers hit stores and websites at record numbers over the Thanksgiving …


  • Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bye-bye Black Friday. So long Small Business Saturday. Now, it’s Cyber Monday’s turn. Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed online …


  • ‘Twilight,’ Bond, ‘Lincoln’ lead record weekend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bella Swan, James Bond and Abe Lincoln have combined to lift Hollywood to record Thanksgiving revenue at the box office. Kristen Stewart’s finale as Bella in …


  • No Powerball winner; jackpot goes to record $425M

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the …


  • ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

    J.R. Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption. Yet with his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully created the charmingly loathsome oil baron — and coaxed …


  • ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Hagman, whose predatory oil baron J.R. Ewing on television’s long-running nighttime soap opera “Dallas” became a symbol for 1980s greed and coaxed forth a Texas-sized …


  • Black Friday creeps into Thanksgiving permanently?

    This season could mark the end of Black Friday as we know it. For decades, stores have opened their doors in the wee hours on the day after Thanksgiving. But …


  • APNewsBreak: Corps cuts flow on Missouri River

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers on Friday began reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen low-water conditions on the Mississippi …