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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn's "The Gunman" was no match for the rebel kids of "Insurgent." The second installment in the "Divergent" series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters, according Rentrak estimates Sunday. Penn's geopolitical thriller...
VALLEY MILLS, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a dozen train cars derailed in Central Texas, and an industrial solvent leaked from one tanker. Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson said no injuries or fires were reported in the Saturday evening accident near...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's longest-serving lawmaker drops to one knee and spreads more than five-dozen sheets of notepaper across the floor of his office. Sen. Ernie Chambers points to pencil sketches of a man, a pig and a hairy Cyclops. Behind him sits a box of framed...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — They signed up to fight for their country, and the state of Texas promised to pay for their education. For decades, veterans went to public universities and colleges under the Hazlewood Exemption, which kicks in after federal benefits under the G.I. Bill are...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The roar of mammoth Air Force bombers and tanker planes has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, but backers of the nation's first unmanned aircraft business park say the drones are creating a buzz. Construction on the Grand Sky grounds won't...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn's "The Gunman" was no match for the rebel kids of "Insurgent." According Rentrak estimates Sunday, the second installment in the "Divergent" series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters. Both "The Hunger Games" and the "...
Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending as planned a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign, according to a memo. The coffee chain's initiative will continue more broadly without the...
According to a recently released internal memo, Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday. Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson says the campaign to create discussion on diversity and racial inequality will continue without the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are...