• How to travel like a Hollywood star with an Oscars swag bag - on the cheap

    Updated: 10 min ago

    So you're not a Hollywood celeb with an Oscars gift bag. You can still travel in luxury and style without spending nearly a year's salary.

  • iDow: Apple added to iconic Dow stock index

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    The Dow Jones industrial average might now be nicknamed the iDow, says USA Today. Today, the keepers of the iconic stock index said Apple, the maker of the iPhone and iPad, would be added to the blue-chip stock index when trading opens on Thursday, March 19. The powerhouse tech gadget-maker...

  • Apple to replace AT&T in Dow

    Updated: 25 min ago

    NEW YROK (AP) — Apple is replacing AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average after the close of trading on Wednesday, March 18. The switch will take effect at the opening of trading on Thursday, March 19, says S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC. The change was prompted by a 4-for-1 stock split for...

  • Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated

    Updated: 27 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement. Obama said improving civil rights and civil liberties...

  • US adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.

    Updated: 42 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent. But the decline in the rate occurred mainly...

  • Doctor describes pulling Harrison Ford from plane wreckage

    Updated: 42 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor who helped treat Harrison Ford after his vintage plane crash-landed on a golf course says he found the actor slumped over in the cockpit but conscious. Spinal surgeon Sanjay Khurana was golfing next to Santa Monica Airport when he saw the plane "belly flop" and...

  • Kidney donation triggers transplant chain in San Francisco

    Updated: 49 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When a Sacramento woman donated a kidney to a stranger, she set off a series of organ swaps that resulted in five more sick people getting new kidneys at a San Francisco hospital. Surgeons performed three of the transplants Thursday and are expected to carry out the final...

  • Plane that skidded through fence at LaGuardia is removed

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice. Six people were hurt when the plane skidded off a runaway midday...



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