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  • Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    The 23- year-old Georgia man had a car full of passengers when he pulled over Wednesday to fill up his tank in Atlanta. He hoped to make it to Chattanooga, Tennessee, within a few hours to see his 9- year-old goddaughter, who is being treated at the Ronald McDonald House. One traffic jam aside, the low gas prices made the cost a bit easier, he said, though he laughed about...

  • Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy' Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    MINEOLA, N.Y.— A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington- to- Boston corridor. Numerous auto accidents were reported across the Northeast, where by midafternoon the line...

  • Bad throw leads to $50K Little League suit Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:29 PM ET
    In this Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals, in Los Angeles.

    A couple from New Jersey is suing a Philadelphia Little League organization after one of them was hit by a baseball at a game.

  • Foxwoods, biggest US casino, cuts back on gambling Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Foxwoods, the largest casino resort in North America, is reducing its number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as it adapts to fierce competition, the new CEO said in an interview with The Associated Press. Foxwoods and its local rival, Mohegan Sun, already have been losing revenue to casinos in...

  • Tater Tots appealing to hipsters and home cooks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    Tater Tots have come a long way from your school lunch tray. It's not really surprising that so many people are inspired to become Tater creators, says Julie Crist, whose own love of the spud nuggets prompted her to open The Tot Cart, which has taken such inventions as chicken Tot pie and pulled pork Tots to the streets of the Philadelphia region.

  • Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. A North Carolina school, High Point University, removed the 77- year-old entertainer from its National Board of Advisors, a panel that includes retired Gen. The Berklee College of Music said in a statement Monday that it is "no longer...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. "It's certainly very difficult to interpret it as a hawkish vote on Fed policy," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut, on the strong bidding at Monday's auction. Treasury still has $13 billion in two-year floating rate notes, $35 billion in five-year notes and $29 billion in seven-year notes...

  • GameStop slumps after results; Ross, Autodesk advance. NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with major indexes notching a fifth straight weekly advance after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases in efforts to boost each region's economy. The move came after European Central Bank...

  • *Shares soar on China rate cut, Draghi stimulus hopes. *Euro tumbles on Draghi; Brent above $80 a barrel. NEW YORK, Nov 21- World stock markets and oil prices rallied Friday, fueled by hopes for global growth following a surprise interest rate cut by China and as the European Central Bank indicated it would step up asset purchases to boost the euro zone economy.

  • *GameStop slumps after results; Ross, Autodesk advance. NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, putting major indexes on track for a fifth straight weekly advance, after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases in efforts to boost each region's economy. About two-thirds of NYSE stocks traded higher,...

  • ABC to celebrate Disney on Broadway in TV special Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Disney will celebrate 20 years of making Broadway magic with a prime-time, hour-long special next month on ABC that highlights many of its musicals, including "Beauty and the Beast,"'' The Lion King, "'' Aida,"'' Tarzan, "'' The Little Mermaid,"'' Mary Poppins, "'' Newsies" and "Aladdin." "Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years," will air Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. It will be hosted...

  • Cosby takes show to Bahamas amid trouble at home Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    NASSAU, Bahamas— Bill Cosby took his comedy show on the road Thursday in the Bahamas as controversy surrounds him at home. Cosby stuck to his familiar routine of anecdotes about his life, including stories about his childhood growing up in the projects of Philadelphia and some observations about life in the Bahamas drawn from previous visits to the island chain.

  • Court: $500K limit proper for girl run over by bus Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— A $14 million jury award to a suburban Philadelphia girl who was run over by a school bus was properly reduced to $500,000, the state's highest court ruled. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the cap on damages applied to Ashley Zauflik, who lost her left leg and suffered other severe injuries when she was hurt by the Pennsbury High School bus seven...

  • Philly area factories growing by most in 21 years Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at the fastest pace in nearly 21 years, a sign that factory output may be picking up nationwide. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says its index of regional factory activity jumped to 40.8 in November from 20.7 in October. Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, warned...

  • Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. AAA says the average retail price for gasoline is $2.85 per gallon, 43 cents cheaper than Thanksgiving Day last year. With the average car getting 18.5 miles per gallon, that means a family driving 300 miles will save $6.97 in fuel this holiday.

  • Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:38 AM ET

    BOCA RATON, Fla.— A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Boca Raton, said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. Bill Cosby was behind me, having...

  • Shubert Organization buys off-Broadway complex Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Shubert Organization, Broadway' s largest landlord, has extended its off- Broadway reach by buying the lease for the five-theater complex New World Stages. The move announced Tuesday gives the Shubert Organization more flexibility as it shepherds shows to off- Broadway or readies them up for a Broadway home. The organization owns and operates 17 of...

  • Stadium-district casino wins new Philly license Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— The Philadelphia- area gambling market is set to get more competitive now that state regulators voted Tuesday to award a license to Live! won a four-way competition for the last casino license in eastern Pennsylvania, and the fifth in the Philadelphia region. It will be owned and operated by Cordish Cos. of Baltimore and Greenwood Gaming&...

  • One mom's mission to encourage girls in science Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:07 AM ET

    LANGHORNE, Pa.— Kelly Mathews is on a mission— to get more girls interested in STEM. That's why Mathews reads books like " Rosie Revere, Engineer" to Marilyn and stocks her nursery with other such books, like "HTML for Babies. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates women make up less than 25 percent of the workforce in jobs related to STEM, an acronym coined by a member of...

  • Urban Outfitters misses Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Urban Outfitters Inc. on Monday reported third-quarter results that fell short of Wall Street expectations due to weak performance at its namesake brand. Shares of the Philadelphia- based company, which owns the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People brands, shed 5 percent in extended trading. Urban Outfitters said that it earned...