By By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Deaths of bicyclists and occupants of large trucks rose sharply last year even as total traffic fatalities dropped to their lowest level since 1949, federal safety officials said Monday.
Bicyclist deaths jumped 8.7 percent and deaths of
KHQ.COM - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped ten cents over the past three weeks.
That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released Sunday, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.38.
Midgrade costs an average of $3.55 a
By By JEFF BAENENAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After enduring last year's snowless winter, skiers and snowmobilers may have despaired of ever seeing a decent snowfall again.
But fans of the wintry outdoors got their wish this weekend when a slow-moving storm dumped up to 16 inches of
By By PORFIRIO IBARRA and GALIA GARCIA-PALAFOXAssociated Press
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - U.S. authorities confirmed Monday that Jenni Rivera, a U.S.-born singer whose soulful voice and openness about her personal troubles made her a Mexican-American superstar, was killed in a plane crash in
By By PORFIRO IBARRA and GALIA GARCIA-PALAFOXAssociated Press
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Jenni Rivera, the U.S-born singer whose soulful voice and unfettered discussion of a series of personal travails made her a Mexican-American superstar,
By By HAROLD HECKLEAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Thousands of Spanish medical workers and residents angered by budget cuts and plans to partly privatize the cherished national health service marched through some of Madrid's most famous squares on Sunday.
More than 5,000 people rallied in
By By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela was admitted to a military hospital Saturday for medical tests, though the nation's president told the public there was "no cause for alarm" over the 94-year-old icon's health.
DETROIT (AP) - BMW is recalling nearly 250,000 X5 SUVs worldwide because a bolt can break and cause the loss of power-assisted steering.
The recall affects X5 xDrive 35d models with diesel engines from the 2009 through 2012 model years.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says
By TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Rescuers called off search efforts for six missing crewmen Thursday from a cargo ship that sank in the North Sea after a collision with another vessel. The presumed death toll is 11 - taking into account the missing and five bodies found so far
By By MICHAEL MELIAAssociated Press
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - On a storm-battered stretch of Connecticut's shoreline, landscaping crews use heavy equipment to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy, racking up overtime pay at a time of year when many are typically looking for part-time jobs to