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Volatile prices at gas pumps give drivers whiplash

November 2, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Gas prices dropped to $3.17 at a Speedway station in Kokomo, Ind., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. Local gasoline prices are swinging up and down ever more drastically, a result of a national fuel system that is operating with a shrinking margin for error. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) NEW YORK (AP) — Local gasoline prices are swinging [&hellip...

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For some NYC Marathon runners, events personal

November 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, marathon runner Bill McCabe runs along a road in Stoneham, Mass. McCabe was stopped at mile 26 of the Boston Marathon after the April 15, 2013 bombings. He is running the New York Marathon to raise money for six...

Next step in stop-frisk depends on new NYC mayor

November 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly responds to a question about his department’s stop-and-frisk policy, during a news conference at police headquarters, in New York, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday...

Shutdown slows _ but doesn’t halt _ US car demand

November 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, Chevy trucks line the lot of a dealer in Murrysville, Pa. Chrysler says its October U.S. sales rose 11 percent from a year ago, a sign that the auto industry recovered from a slow September. All...

New quality complaints about Lululemon pants

November 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, file photo, a woman walks past the Lululemon Athletica store at Union Square in New York. Just a few months after Lululemon pulled yoga pants from shelves because they were too sheer, costing them million in...

Compact crossover SUV sales booming in US

November 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 photo, Kirk Schneider, who owns Nate Wade Subaru in Salt Lake City, stands by a Subaru Forester at his dealership, in Salt Lake City. Subaru introduced the reworked Forester in the spring. It’s bigger inside and gets better gas...

Court reinstates most of Texas’ new abortion rules

October 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

File – In this Oct. 29, 2013 file photo, Dottie and Tom Knodell, opponents of abortion, hold signs outside a Planned Parenthood Clinic, in San Antonio. A U.S. appeals court on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, issued a ruling reinstating most of Texas’...

Court blocks ruling on NY police stop-frisk policy

October 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- In this Friday, May 17, 2013, file photo, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin is interviewed in her federal court chambers, in New York. On Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, a New York federal appeals court has blocked Scheindlin’s order requiring...

Hagel blasts states on same-sex benefits policy

October 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during a media conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 sharply...

Fewer Americans seek unemployment aid for 3rd week

October 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, file photo, Emilio Ferrer, Brian Ferrer, center, and Jonathan, right, of Hollywood, Fla., talk to a FirstService representative at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. According to a report issued by the Labor...