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  • PHOENIX— A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity of charges he could face. Two days before the fatal shooting, 21- year-old Zachary Dale Penton posted a comment saying he needed to move out of the metropolitan Phoenix home where he was living before he killed his...

  • NEW YORK— With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation. Travel experts say families worried about Zika are now looking to Arizona and Southern California to get some sun, along with cooler weather locales such as New England and Canada.

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    Ramen noodles have become the most valuable "currency" among U.S. prisoners, a study reveals.

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is up by over half a cent to $2.17 a gallon for regular grade. The Lundberg Survey found the average price of midgrade unleaded is $2.46 a gallon, and the average price of premium is $2.67 a gallon. The highest average price for regular gas in the contiguous U.S. is $2.67 a gallon in San Francisco.

  • A third prison company, Management and Training Corp., is a private company. The company was founded in 1983, went public in 1986 and was listed on the NYSE in 1994. The company went public in 1994 and was listed on the NYSE in 1996..

  • Aug 18- Switzerland's Daetwyler said on Thursday it would not make a higher offer for Premier Farnell, potentially paving the way for U.S. rival Avnet Inc to take over the British firm that makes the Raspberry Pi mini computer. Premier Farnell withdrew a recommendation for Daetwyler's cash offer of 165 pence per share last month, after receiving a 185 pence bid...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- Two former Insys Therapeutics Inc employees pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that they engaged in a scheme to pay doctors kickbacks including speaker fees to prescribe a drug containing the opioid fentanyl. Jonathan Roper, a former Insys district sales manager, and Fernando Serrano, a former sales representative, entered their pleas...

  • Winick, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to commit wire fraud during a related scheme, was also ordered to pay $2.43 million in restitution and forfeit $5 million, according to the office of Brooklyn U.S. Winick, 58, was arrested in Thailand by country officials who were working with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation in August 2013 on charges that...

  • To help speed development of self-driving cars, Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields on Tuesday said the company is hiking investments in Silicon Valley technology firms and more than doubling the size of its Palo Alto, California, research team. Among its investors are General Motors Co; Didi Chuxing, China's largest ride services firm and a partner of Uber; and...

  • HONOLULU— As a Native Hawaiian living in modern Hawaii, one of the times Shad Kane truly felt connected to his ancestors was when he traveled to a remote, 140,000- square-mile area of the Pacific where islands, atolls, islets and coral reefs make up a federally protected marine monument. "Going to Midway and being a part of gathering traditional birds in the manner...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— The Mississippi secretary of state says investment firm Morgan Stanley will pay up to $4.2 million to partially reimburse customers who suffered "inordinate losses" because a portfolio manager allegedly used high-risk investments for people who hadn't agreed to them. He says 194 accounts were in Mississippi and 25 in Louisiana.

  • NEW YORK— The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure. For most of its existence, the amendment had broad bipartisan support in Congress, but that's now changed. Even if Clinton wins, Democrats...

  • DENVER— A puzzling concentration of the greenhouse gas methane over the Southwestern United States appears to come mostly from leaks in natural gas production, scientists said Monday. Researchers identified more than 250 sources of a methane hot spot over the Four Corners region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Only a handful were natural seeps from...

  • SANTA FE, N.M.— A series of premiere Native American art and antiquities markets packed into a single week in Santa Fe are expected to attract tens of thousands of people to the New Mexico capital. Here's a look at four of the markets happening this week in Santa Fe:. About 1,000 artists from every region of the United States and Canada show and sell their work during...

  • NEW YORK— After a tough start to the year, J.C. Penney's business enjoyed a bounce in the second quarter, fueled by efforts to bring back appliances and spruce up other sections of the store. In addition to its own efforts, Penney is benefiting from store closings by Macy's and Sears Holdings Inc. Ellison told analysts Friday the company has seen sales improve in...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 11- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to stop classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use, leaving users and businesses in limbo after many states have legalized it for medical or recreational purposes. Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, said in a statement.

  • Aug 10- Online used-car startup Carvana, known for delivering vehicles through vending machines, said on Wednesday it closed a $160 million Series C funding round that brought the total raised to nearly half a billion dollars. Carvana, set up in 2013, said it would use the proceeds to support its expansion in the United States to more than 20 markets by the end of...

  • Aug 10- Online used-car startup Carvana, known for delivering vehicles through vending machines, said on Wednesday it closed a $160 million Series C funding round that brought the total raised to nearly half a billion dollars. Carvana, set up in 2013, said it would use the proceeds to support its expansion in the United States to more than 20 markets by the end of...

  • Aug 8- Delta Air Lines Inc canceled hundreds of flights and delayed many others on Monday after an outage hit its computer systems, grounding planes and stranding passengers of one of the world's largest carriers at airports around the globe. Atlanta- based Delta, the second-largest U.S. airline by passenger traffic, said it had canceled 451 flights after a power...

  • Atlanta- based Delta, the second-largest U.S. airline by passenger traffic, said it had canceled 451 flights after a power outage that began around 2:30 a.m. EDT in Atlanta. The problems arose after a switchgear, which helps control and switch power flows like a circuit breaker in a home, malfunctioned for reasons that were not immediately clear, said Georgia...