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Oil price slumps again as US crude inventories surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are sliding, ending a four-day rally, as the U.S. government reports that crude inventories surged last week.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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What to do? Some questions and answers about measles at work

NEW YORK (AP) — A boss who's worried about an outbreak of measles in the workplace needs to tread lightly.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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Anxiety over Supreme Court's latest dive into health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly five years after President Barack Obama signed his health care overhaul into law, its fate is yet again in the hands of the Supreme Court.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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Jordan, shaken by Islamic State killing, executes 2 inmates

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan executed two al-Qaida prisoners before dawn Wednesday, just hours after an online video purported to show Islamic State group militants burning a captured Jordanian pilot to death in a cage.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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Pentagon nominee: Budget allocation and spending need reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's pick to run the Pentagon says he will seek better use of taxpayer dollars but that Congress must bring stability back to the military's budget.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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US to destroy its largest remaining chemical weapons cache

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a debilitating weapon that still creeps into modern wars.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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Path to compromise unclear as lawmakers debate immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear congressional Republicans tell it, Democrats are so eager to grant work permits to immigrants in the U.S. illegally that they'd risk funding for the Homeland Security Department to do it. Democrats counter that it's Republicans who are jeopardizing the Homeland Security budget in their zeal to deport immigrants brought here illegally as children.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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AP PHOTOS: After moment of fear, wounded Gaza girl goes home

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Screaming, covered in red burns and welts from shrapnel, 13-month-old Anwar Saad's fear and pain showed across her face as five pairs of white-gloved hands gently brought her down on an examination table.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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