How soon we forget. In May 2008, the sharp rise of gas prices to more than $4 per gallon for the first time in U.S. history drove a spike through our driving habits.
MOKPO, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
NEW YORK — Wind power in the United States is on a respirator.
The Treasury Department has intercepted $1.9 billion in tax refunds already this year.
College costs loom large in the parental mind. According to a 2013 report by Sallie Mae, half of parents are putting away money for their kids’ education.
LOS ANGELES — Politically, Richard Dreyfuss describes himself as “intensely pre-partisan, and even more intensely anti-shmuck.”
LOS ANGELES — Don’t feel bad for Conan O’Brien. Again.
WASHINGTON — Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King’s documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling.
ORLAND, Calif. — A couple said a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a median, sideswiped their car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, adding a new twist to the investigation of a crash that killed 10 people.
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — Attorneys say the legal fate of a 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing or slashing 22 people at his Pennsylvania high school will probably pivot more on his mental state than his tender age.
ABERDEEN, Scotland — The referendum on Scottish independence planned for September is “the opportunity of a lifetime,” Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond said Friday at the party’s last conference before the vote.
BOGOTA, Colombia — For more than six hours, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition traded barbs and recriminations during a nationally televised event aimed at ending the country’s nine-week long-civil conflict.
The shows are Fields of Battle — Lands of Peace and Between the Lines and the Trenches.
Tutsis and Hutus in Rwanda are recovering through the power — and gift — of forgiveness.
Several homes and an apartment building stand just above the area that is slipping.
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