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  • AP NewsAlert Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa.— Police on manhunt for suspect in deadly trooper ambush find pipe bombs with trip wire in woods.

  • Another card system hack at Supervalu, Albertsons Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday. Supervalu said the malware was installed on a network that processes card transactions at several chains, but it believes data was only taken from certain checkout lanes at four Cub Foods stores in Minnesota.

  • Changes on the horizon in Maine welfare programs Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine— Big changes are on the horizon for many low-income Maine residents as Gov. The Republican governor, whose efforts to overhaul the state's welfare programs are playing a central role in his re-election campaign, says Maine must prioritize its resources for the neediest while encouraging recipients to become self-sufficient.

  • Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    DALLAS— As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them. The system on Will's plane was made by Rockwell Collins Inc. and just hit the market in February.

  • Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The gambling industry nationwide paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013, according to a report from the American Gaming Association. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report's tax revenue figures before its release Tuesday.

  • Examples of 2014 videos showing police using force Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    Dramatic cellphone video recorded by stopped motorists and obtained by a newspaper shows federal land management rangers and a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper scuffling with a 20- year-old man before he was fatally shot on a road outside Las Vegas. MARCH 16: Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • Caught in the act? Videos of police can mislead Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio— A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object— a gun? In the Wal-Mart case and others, cameras meant to help catch bad guys or document police actions are drawing attention for capturing officers using force.

  • Death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23 Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    DETROIT— At least 23 people have died and 16 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals in an Internet posting Monday.

  • ATM fees keep climbing, survey says Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4.35 per transaction, according to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com.

  • Gas drillers draw less water, but concerns linger Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past.

  • Specialty chemicals maker PQ Holdings withdraws IPO Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Sept 26- Specialty chemicals maker PQ Holdings Inc, backed by Carlyle Group LP, said on Friday it has withdrawn its initial public offering of up to $450 million. Malvern, Pennsylvania- based PQ Holdings produces inorganic specialty chemicals used in industrial and consumer markets.

  • West Virginia opens bids on fracking under river Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Facing another tough budget scenario, West Virginia is ready to let companies drill for oil and natural gas deep beneath 14 miles of the Ohio River. On Friday, state commerce officials opened bids to drill under the northern West Virginia section of the river, which serves as a natural border with Ohio.

  • US rig count unchanged at 1,931 Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. was unchanged this week, holding at 1,931.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Wyoming gained three rigs, New Mexico increased by two and Alaska, Colorado and West Virginia each gained one.

  • Universal Health Services makes $335M UK purchase Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Hospital operator Universal Health Services said Friday it acquired Cygnet Health Care of the U.K. for $335 million. Universal Health Services Inc. had $7.28 billion in net revenue in 2013..

  • Pep Boys CEO Odell resigns, effective immediately Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Car repair chain Pep Boys said President and CEO Mike Odell has resigned, effective immediately. Odell joined The Pep Boys- Manny, Moe& Jack in September 2007 as a chief operating officer. Pep Boys shares fell 8 cents to $9.45 in morning trading Friday after the company announced the resignation.

  • *Medicaid expansion key part of Obama's healthcare reform. Up to a dozen states, including several led by Republicans, could move forward with plans to expand coverage under Medicaid after the November elections. Texas Governor Rick Perry once said expanding Medicaid would be similar to "adding a thousand people to the Titanic."

  • At a glance: Gasoline prices by state Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    The usual autumn decline of the price of gasoline is getting an assist from lower global oil prices. Up to 30 states could see an average price below $3 a gallon by the end of the year. Source: AAA, OPIS and Wright Express.

  • NY settles probe of medical contractor at 13 jails Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's attorney general has reached agreement with the medical contractor for 13 upstate jails requiring restitution for future understaffing. Under the agreement, Correctional Medical Care Inc. of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, will also pay $100,000 to Tioga County and $100,000 in a civil penalty to the attorney general's office.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. Treasuries yields fell on Thursday after a drop in U.S. stocks triggered safe-haven bids and reported comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi drove down rates in the euro zone, making U.S. yields more attractive.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stocks were sharply lower moving into the latter stages of trading on Thursday, weighed down by a drop in Apple shares, as each of the major indexes fell more than one percent and the S&P broke below a key support level.