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  • July 27- The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell by 9 cents in the past two weeks, a sharp drop due to wholesale price cuts at refiners, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday. Prices fell to an average of $3.58 per gallon for regular grade gasoline, according to the survey conducted July 25.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 27- "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million for second place.

  • California governor kicks off Mexico trade mission Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.

  • Cops: Dealership owner beaten in bad car deal dies Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Police say a Providence man who was struck by a two-by-four in a fight over a car deal that went wrong has died. David A. Lapatin says Jonathan Stack, the owner of a car dealership, died Saturday night.

  • 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures- released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • NYC's aging bus terminal to get patchwork fixes Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    Port Authority commissioners have acknowledged for years that the terminal needs to be replaced, but that project— estimated to cost at least $1 billion— could be as far as a decade away for the behemoth agency that already faces financial and political woes.

  • The Marshall Islands- flagged tanker United Kalavrvta sailed from the Turkish port of Ceyhan in June bound for the U.S. Gulf Coast despite Washington's concerns over independent oil sales from the autonomous region and threats from the Iraqi central government.

  • Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2 Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said a cable on one of the Skyhawk ride's carriages disconnected late Saturday. Kevin Gregg of Barnegat, New Jersey, operator of an online amusement park fan site called Themeparkmaniacs.com, told The Plain Dealer of Cleveland the ride slowed down to a stop with riders screaming.

  • *Russia dismisses US charges it will supply more missiles. DONETSK, Ukraine, July 27- A Ukrainian push to dislodge pro-Russian rebels from the site of the downed Malaysian airliner further complicated plans for an investigation on Sunday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict.

  • UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    STORRS, Connecticut— Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3- D images of body parts.

  • No booze for DC folks? New Hampshire may fix law Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation's capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise.

  • Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, owned by Illinois- based OSI Group LLC, is at the center of a major food safety scandal, which has spread from China to Hong Kong and Japan, over allegations it mixed fresh and expired meat.

  • Companies including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, Apple Inc and PepsiCo have shown they're able to take advantage of quality, trendiness, and, in the case of Pepsi's snack foods, market dominance, to maintain high prices or even raise them faster than the inflation rate, now at about 2.1 percent in the U.S.

  • While it's still off-limits to delve too deeply into what government leaders and powerful institutions may be up to, recent' undercover' state TV reports accusing state-owned Bank of China of aiding money laundering and a U.S.-owned food supplier of safety violations suggest the media are more ready to run critical reports.

  • *Washington warns more heavy weapons crossing to conflict zone from Russia. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, July 27- As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Moscow for political consultations.

  • *Economic sanctions loom for Russia. FRANKFURT, July 27- With the prospect of stiffer sanctions against Russia rattling confidence in Europe, investors will be looking to the United States and China to underpin the global economy.

  • Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, owned by Illinois- based OSI Group LLC, is at the center of a major food safety scandal, which has spread from China to Hong Kong and Japan, over allegations it mixed fresh and expired meat.

  • HOUSTON, July 26- A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is hours away from the Port of Galveston in Texas, according to Reuters ship tracking data and the U.S. Coast Guard, its arrival imminent despite Washington's concerns about independent oil sales from the autonomous region.

  • Boeing CEO sorry for 'cowering' workers remark Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    Boeing employees and union leaders didn't find it funny. Machinists union international President Tom Buffenbarger issued a statement Friday saying the "unfunny and unnecessary remarks" serve as a "reminder that the Jack Welch style of anti-personnel management is still alive and well at Boeing.

  • Goldman mortgage deal could reach $1.25B: Source Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    The FHFA filed 18 lawsuits against Goldman and other banks in 2011 over about $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.