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  • Americans riding public transit in record numbers

    March 10, 2014 4:33 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise - the highest total since 1956, according to ridership data reported by transit systems nationally and released Monday... more »
  • Americans jailed as spies released

    September 21, 2011 10:37 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Two Americans jailed in Iran as spies were released from Tehran's prison on Wednesday after more than two years in custody. Associated Press reporters saw a convoy of vehicles with Swiss and Omani diplomats leaving Evin prison Wednesday afternoon with Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal inside,... more »
  • 31 Americans, 7 Afghans Killed in Helicopter Crash

    August 6, 2011 2:34 PM

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos. It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in... more »
  • Prices at Gas Pump Painful for 4 in 10 Americans

    May 20, 2011 8:21 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - High gasoline prices are pushing a lot of Americans to make tough choices, scaling back summer vacations, driving less or ditching the car altogether. And some seniors are choosing a tank of gas over their prescriptions. An Associated Press-GfK poll shows the share of Americans who say... more »
  • Gap Between Richest and Poorest Americans Grew

    September 28, 2010 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession. The top-earning 20 percent of Americans - those making more than $100,000 each year -... more »
  • Can Americans Take Over Britian's BP?

    July 26, 2010 9:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man overseeing the much-maligned response by BP PLC to the Gulf oil spill crisis is the likely choice to replace gaffe-prone Tony Hayward to run the company and would become the first American to ever head the oil giant. A senior U.S. government official said... more »
  • Seafood Suppliers Turning To Asia To Ensure Americans Have Shrimp

    June 28, 2010 1:21 PM

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - As the Gulf Coast oil spill continues to gush, U.S. seafood suppliers are turning to Asia to ensure Americans have enough shrimp for their gumbos, Creoles and kebabs this summer, but some of those overseas cupboards are low themselves. Several countries in the world's top shrimp-producing... more »
  • Obama: Americans Praying for People of Gulf

    June 15, 2010 10:04 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says that Americans are praying for the people of the Gulf as they deal with the catastrophic oil spill. He said in his Oval Office speech Tuesday night that the country also prays that a "hand may guide us through the storm towards a... more »
  • Chosen States to Receive Unemployment Help

    September 24, 2009 8:17 AM

    Help is on the way for some 300-thousand unemployed Americans. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill extending jobless benefits for 13-weeks. But money will go only to 27-states where unemployment rates are 8-point-five percent or higher. Right now Louisiana is not considered a "high risk" state. The senate... more »

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