Contiguous United States

Death Valley sand dunes

Death Valley puts brakes on running, cycling races

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Death Valley National Park is putting the brakes on ultramarathons and other extreme sports events that involve running and cycling until rangers can determine how safe it is to hold those […]

12/23/2013

whatever word

Poll: US adults say ‘whatever’ so totally annoying

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — When it comes to phrases that annoy, it looks like it’s “whatever” forever. Pollsters at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., found that Americans considered “whatever” to be the most annoying word […]

12/20/2013

Gas Prices Up

US gas prices up 11 cents over past 2 weeks

  CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 11 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of […]

05/20/2013

Gas prices down

US gas prices drop 11 cents over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped 11 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a […]

04/21/2013

Gas Prices Up

US gas prices jump 25 cents over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 25 cents over the past two weeks.

02/10/2013

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US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide

WASHINGTON (AP) — America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year up.

01/08/2013

Winter weather

Drought unrelenting despite recent snowstorms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snowstorm that pummeled the upper Midwest last week is helping ease dry conditions in Iowa but hasn’t done much to relax the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades.

12/27/2012

US drought worsens after weeks of improvement

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades is getting worse again, ending an encouraging five-week run of improving conditions. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report shows that […]

11/21/2012

Gas prices drop 21 cents over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped 21 cents over the past two weeks That’s according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices. It puts the price of […]

11/04/2012

Gas prices down 8.5 cents over 2 weeks

  CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Gas prices continue to decline. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released today, finds the average U.S. price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped 8.5 cents over the […]

10/21/2012

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