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FILE - In this June 22, 2018 file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans. Obama is launching a book tour to promote her memoir "Becoming," a tour featuring arenas and other performing centers to accommodate crowds likely far too big for any bookstore. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching highThere has never been a book tour quite like the one planned for Michelle Obama's "Becoming."
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
In this June 14, 2018, photo gasoline prices are displayed on a pump at Sheetz along the Interstate 85 and 40 corridor near Burlington, N.C.  America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Rising oil prices haven't hurt the US economy so farAn old bogeyman, higher oil prices, may still be scary but doesn't have the same power to hurt the US economy
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement. The bill is aimed at preventing bankruptcy for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The nation's largest utility by revenue faces billions of dollars in liability if investigators determine its equipment caused the Tubbs Fire that destroyed thousands of homes and killed 22 people in Santa Rosa last year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuitsGov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 1991, file photo, then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., points angrily at Clarence Thomas during comments at the end of hearings on Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., watches at right. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson, File)
As he considers 2020, Biden airs regrets of Thomas hearingsWeighing a 2020 campaign for president, former Vice President Joe Biden says he should have protected Anita Hill from what he called "character assassination" during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas.
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
8 dead in crash were Arizona residents, Guatemalan migrantsAuthorities say Arizona residents and immigrants in the U.S. illegally from Guatemala were among the eight people killed in a head-on crash
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In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Susan Hutchison greets Boeing workers as she campaigns outside a plant in Renton, Wash. Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor before leading the state GOP party for five years, is running against Democratic incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOPUS Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
The upturned passenger ferry MV Nyerere floats in the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The death toll rose above 100 after the passenger ferry MV Nyerere capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun. (AP Photo)
Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130Tanzania's president orders arrests as death toll from capsized ferry over 130 and rising
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Consumer and health care groups say they’re trying to block a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs. Republican leaders were saying little about behind-the-scenes discussions on Sept. 21,, but a spokesman for Pelosi calls it a “a multi-billion dollar handout to Big Pharma.” (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids billConsumer groups say Medicare discounts for seniors with high prescription bills threatened in opioids bill
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
This Sept. 20, 2017 photo shows  "Prospector Pete" statue at  California State University, Long Beach, Calif.   The school will be ousting its "Prospector Pete" statue because of the impact the 1849 gold rush had on indigenous people. A statement on the university website says the gold rush was "a time in history when the indigenous peoples of California endured subjugation, violence and threats of genocide."  (Thomas R. Cordova/The Orange County Register via AP)
California college moves 'Prospector Pete' statue from plazaCalifornia State University, Long Beach, will be ousting its "Prospector Pete" statue because of the impact the 1849 gold rush had on indigenous people
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
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