04-25-2018  3:23 pm      •     
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Americans paying almost $1 more per gallon than a year ago

The chances for late-summer discounts at the gas pump are looking pretty slim.


Reports claims officer assigned to area where incident occurred was elsewhere

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- When a Monroe prison official was killed in the facility's chapel earlier this year, a co-worker assigned to monitor the area was actually working in a separate part of the complex, according to an internal investigation released Friday.


Judge says George Bronk's actions equivalent to those of a peeping Tom

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) -- A Northern California man who trolled women's Facebook pages searching for clues that allowed him to take over their email accounts has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.


Local leaders worry that federal default could threaten their own budgets and economies

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Virginia's governor is livid that his famously tight-fisted state could face higher borrowing costs to build roads and schools. Maryland has put off a $718 million bond sale for three days because of the current financial uncertainty. And California plans to borrow about $5 billion from private investors next week to ensure it can cover day-to-day operating expenses should the federal government default on its debt.


Group now a staunch advocate for social justice for all minorities

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jobs, education, health, housing - the issues driving the NAACP these days look much like the concerns of most Americans, and that's by design.


Policy change would be instituted in 60 days

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Pentagon leaders are poised to end the 17-year-old ban on gays serving openly in the military.


Obama administration sets record for number of criminal immigrants forced to leave

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Huge increases in deportations of people after they were arrested for breaking traffic or immigration laws or driving drunk helped the Obama administration set a record last year for the number of criminal immigrants forced to leave the country, documents show.


State's Board of Education considering supplemental science materials

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The debate over teaching evolution in public schools is resurfacing at the Texas State Board of Education.


Scholarship program aims to draw new families to school system

SPARKMAN, Ark. (AP) -- The signs of decline are everywhere in this tiny timber town. Most of the gas stations are abandoned metal skeletons left to rust under the Arkansas sun. Empty storefronts and vacant lots mark the graves of other long-gone businesses.


It will be at least three to five years before Americans again launch from US soil

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the International Space Station in triumph Thursday, bringing an end to NASA's 30-year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and tears.


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