02-28-2017  9:08 am      •     

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices rose last month as the cost of gas increased by the largest amount since June 2009. But outside of energy costs, there was little sign of widespread inflation.


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Shrimper Elmer Rogers broke down on Tuesday, dropped to his knees in front of BP's oil spill claims fund administrator and pleaded for money to help him pay his bills, to feed his daughter and keep his house.


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NEW YORK – When Sarah Palin accused journalists and pundits of "blood libel" in the wake of the deadly Arizona shootings, she reached deep into one of medieval history's most sordid chapters to make her point.


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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- President Obama exhorted Americans to refrain from partisan bickering and urged the country to embrace the idealistic vision of democracy held by 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, the youngest Arizona shooting victim and an aspiring politician who is set to be buried Thursday in the first of half-a-dozen funerals.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A spike in oil and food costs pushed wholesale prices up last month by the biggest amount in nearly a year, a trend that could threaten the still-fragile global economy.


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YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- Evidence of O.J. Simpson's innocence was held back in the 1995 trial in which he was acquitted in the murder of his ex-wife and her friend in Los Angeles, one of his former lawyers says in a new document.


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MIAMI (AP) — Haitian-American leaders and others are using Wednesday's anniversary of Haiti's massive earthquake to implore the Obama administration to welcome tens of thousands of Haitians who were promised visas but remain in the crippled Caribbean country on waiting lists.


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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- It could be days before icy, treacherous conditions improve for areas of the South hit by a wintry blast that sent cars sliding off the road, emptied grocery shelves and had officials nervously watching ice-laden powerlines and tree limbs.


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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay remained defiant as he faced a judge's sentence to three years in prison for a scheme to illegally influence Texas elections, insisting he committed no crime and was the victim of selective prosecution by authorities targeting his politics.


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PHOENIX (AP) -- The parents of the suspect in Saturday's shooting spree in Tucscon are devastated and guilt-ridden, a neighbor said.

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