03/08/14 10:30 PM
BEIJING (AP) — China's inflation rate eased in February to 2 percent year-on-year amid signs the world's second-largest economy might be cooling. The consumer price rise reported Sunday by the National Bureau of Statistics was down from January's 2.5 percent. The rise in politically sensitive...
03/08/14 09:45 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin, Texas, technology company says 20 of its employees were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the South China Sea. Jacey Zuniga, a spokeswoman for Freescale Semiconductor, says 12 Malaysian and 8 Chinese employees are "confirmed passengers."...
03/08/14 09:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federico Higuain scored twice to help Columbus open the season with a 3-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night in Gregg Berhalter's first game as the Crew's coach. Jairo Arrieta also scored in the Crew's third straight victory over United, this one coming despite the...
03/08/14 09:00 PM
HOUMA, La. (AP) — The long, cold winter means crawfish are scarce and expensive. During cold weather, crawfish stay at the bottom of their ponds or streams, and don't eat. That means they're much smaller than usual for this time of year — and they're not taking the bait in crawfish traps....
03/08/14 08:30 PM
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Cattlemen's Association urged its members to deny state Department of Wildlife employees access to private land to protest the agency's proposals on protecting sage grouse. The group's call on Friday for members to avoid cooperating with the wildlife agency came...
By David M. Drucker | 03/08/14 06:37 PM
Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll, a closely watched gauge of conservative activists’ preference ahead of the next White House campaign. The Kentucky Republican, in results announced Saturday evening, captured 31 percent of the vote from...
By David M. Drucker | 03/08/14 06:02 PM
An unlikely messenger on Saturday implored conservative activists to support the Republican candidate in the midterm elections even if they view that candidate as a RINO -- Republican in Name Only. In remarks that could have been delivered by moderate Republican or a member of the GOP...
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:58 PM
Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:55 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist are the headliners at this weekend's Gridiron dinner, a 129-year-old event that features political leaders and journalists poking fun at each other.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:52 PM
A south-central Idaho home-meal delivery service accused by state and federal officials in a lawsuit of overbilling Medicaid by nearly $900,000 is denying the allegations.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:49 PM
A state panel established to address recent rate increases for workers' compensation insurance in Delaware is continuing to look at ways to keep rates down.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:43 PM
A website that offers Illinois consumers more information about insurance costs could help address widespread confusion about choosing a plan on the government sites that are a cornerstone of President Obama's health care law.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:36 PM
Residents from across Cape Cod in Massachusetts are planning to converge on the Statehouse to call on Gov. Deval Patrick to help shut down the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:27 PM
The state of Alaska has sued current and former owners of a North Pole refinery, claiming both caused or failed to stop a chemical spill that has damaged soil and groundwater.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:25 PM
In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration's policies on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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