NEW YORK (AP) - Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - You're a Civil War re-enactor carrying an authentic musket, out on the field with your history-buff buddies making a charge under withering enemy fire. It's great fun except for one thing:
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. official says the Taliban won't join talks with the United States because of a dispute over the name of its office in Qatar.
BOSTON (AP) - For many New Englanders, the Fourth of July means the Boston Pops performing the "1812 Overture" on the Charles River Esplanade and fireworks booming overhead.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their daughter died were properly convicted of homicide, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that dramatically limits legal immunity for parents who turn to God rather than science to heal their children.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment under President Barack Obama has remained high for the longest period since the Great Depression. Despite a slowly improving job market, the millions of Americans without jobs underscore weakness in the recovery, drag down consumer spending and still roil the nation's politics.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections.
SONORA, Calif. (AP) - Officials were investigating a report Wednesday that 20 people were injured when a tree fell at a summer camp near Yosemite National Park.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Junior chefs from across the nation touting their best recipes will ascend on the White House next week for the second kids' "state dinner" luncheon.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - When John Paul Jones famously said "I have not yet begun to fight," he certainly had begun to write as evidenced by letters from the American naval hero that recently surfaced at the Charleston Library Society.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Comprehensive immigration legislation passed by the Senate would reduce illegal immigration into the U.S. by one-third to one-half beyond what would happen under existing law, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A U.S.-French science satellite that tracked rising sea levels for more than a decade and helped forecasters make better weather predictions worldwide has gone dark.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say the driver of a 25-foot recreational vehicle plowed into 30 parked cars, a power pole and an apartment building in the San Fernando Valley but there were no serious injuries.
REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man claims he also had teenage sex with a teacher who allegedly had a baby by a 16-year-old student.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) - Everywhere he went in Africa, President Barack Obama was competing with history.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.
The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.
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