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RadioShack files for bankruptcy, plans deal with Sprint

NEW YORK — A diminished RadioShack will live on, but its future may lie with Sprint. Struggling consumer electronics chain RadioShack, founded nearly a century...

Why you should, and shouldn’t, worry about measles

NEW YORK — Measles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. A recent outbreak tied to Disneyland has...

Pennsylvania groundhog ‘forecasts’ 6 more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said Monday the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter. Members...

Analysis: Day-by-day, evidence of oil-collapse pain mounts

NEW ORLEANS — Businesses and households have lower energy and product costs and Louisiana motorists can pump gasoline for less than $2 a gallon...

Bill aimed at expediting natural gas exports passes

WASHINGTON — Continuing its charge on energy, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports. In a...

AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

NEW YORK — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired —...

Severe storms slam the South, killing at least 4

JACKSON, Miss. — Emergency workers in Mississippi planned to go out Christmas Eve and survey the damage caused by storms that hit the South...

Justices to discuss Louisiana gay marriage case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has added the challenge to Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban to the agenda for the justices' closed-door conference on Jan....

Vitter to sit on Judiciary committee in US Senate

NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he has been appointed to sit on the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee — placing the Republican...

Powdered alcohol? Not so fast, lawmakers say

DENVER— Powdered alcohol hasn't even arrived in stores yet, but states already are moving to ban the product touted by its inventor as an...

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