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Short supplies keep gas prices rising in Calif.

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Michael Dytrych fuels up at the Costco gas station in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week of soaring costs that saw some stations close and others charge record prices. [&hellip...

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Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 47

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A sign requesting “No Soliciting” hangs on the door of New England Compounding in Framingham, Mass., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of fungal meningitis that has killed 4 people and sickened another 26 in five states...

Review: Apple’s maps app lets you follow the voice

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

These screenshots taken Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 show Apple’s maps app on an iPhone, left, and Google’s on an Android device during a drive in Dearborn, Mich. Both have voices guiding motorists to upcoming turns, in this case onto Southfield Road in about two...

US unemployment below 8 pct, first time since 2009

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, file photo, job applicants wait for the opening of a job fair held by National Career Fairs in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first...

Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., embrace during a rally in Fishersville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential...

Man accused of being Russia agent didn’t mingle

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Federal agents carry boxes out of Arc Electronics Inc. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 in Houston. A Kazakhstan-born businessman was charged in the U.S. on Wednesday with being a secret Russian agent involved in a scheme to illegally export microelectronics from the...

Job market steadying under Obama but remains weak

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, photo, job hunter Bessie Soley, of Locust Grove, Ga., files out an application at the National Job Fair in Atlanta. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 367,000, a level...

After debate, Obama campaign signals ‘adjustments’

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks during a post-debate rally, Thursday, Oct.4, 2012, at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO INTERNET MADISON, Wis. (AP) — His performance panned, President Barack Obama...

Hundreds seen at risk in meningitis outbreak

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

CORRECTS SPELLING OF KAINER, NOT KAYINER – In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 photo, Dr. David Reagan, chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health, right, and Dr. Dr. Marion Kainer, also with the state health department tell local and...

Red Sox fire Valentine after 1 tumultuous season

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino speaks during an interview at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, hours after the team announced that manager Bobby Valentine will not return in 2013. The Red Sox finished their baseball season in...