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WASHINGTON (AP) — The impact of low oil prices has continued to hobble the finances of U.S. banks, which posted increased loan losses in the first quarter driven by a huge jump in delinquent energy loans. U.S. bank earnings dipped 2 percent in the first three months of the year...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teacher is on leave after giving middle school students a test with math questions about prostitutes, drugs and guns, a school official said Wednesday. Rena Philips, a spokeswoman for Mobile County's public schools, said the educator from Burns...
ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police say six Indiana churchgoers who were hospitalized after eating cookies given to them by a fellow congregant after Mass later tested positive for THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana. Police are sending a cookie for analysis from the batch...
PLUM, Pa. (AP) — The legal and emotional casualties keep piling up in a Pittsburgh suburb where two high school teachers have pleaded guilty to having sex with students, a third is awaiting trial and a fourth is charged with trying to intimidate one student victim by pointing...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut said it will remove more artificial ingredients from its pizza pies in the next year at its U.S. restaurants. The company already removed artificial flavors and colors from its pizzas last year. Pizza Hut, which has about 6,400 U.S. restaurants, said...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For unaccompanied immigrant children seeking asylum in the U.S., where they apply seems to make a world of difference. Youngsters whose applications are handled by the U.S. government's regional offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles are far more likely to...
UPDATE: After collecting and destroying 5.5 million pounds—2,762 tons—of unused prescription drugs in the past 5 years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is continuing its efforts to take back unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications. The DEA invites...
BY NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, HILLEL ITALIE AND JEFF BAENEN CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) -- Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home...
Alarum. The President is coming. Barack Obama’s impending arrival in Austin Texas is shutting down at least 17 schools. Businesses plan to shutter at noon. Local media advise local citizens to get out of their own town, or at least avoid the city center from 1 pm to at least 9...