Despite stock fall, financial health of many is still solid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating — at least as measured by their stock holdings. It's the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings...

Birmingham approves $1.9M to add 45 new police vehicles

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham police are planning to add more than 45 new vehicles to the department's fleet.

Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/1NzCBj7 ) the Birmingham City Council on Tuesday approved $1.9...

Asian shares seesaw as China rate cut fails to spark rally

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after China's decision to cut its key interest rate failed to spark a sustained rally on Wall Street, bringing on another white-knuckle day as Chinese, Hong Kong and...

State, environmentalists clash over $225M Exxon settlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — After originally seeking $8.9 billion, New Jersey's $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil over dozens of polluted sites is a reasonable compromise considering the substantial legal risks the...

Uber to work with UofA on mapping, self-driving cars

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Uber is partnering with the University of Arizona to develop mapping technology as the ride-hailing company expands its research of driverless car technology.

The partnership announced...

The Latest: Dow fell more than 600 points from day's peak

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the global financial market turmoil (all times local):

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At its peak Tuesday, the Dow was up 441 points from its previous day's close. After a sharp...

BP restarts part of Indiana oil refinery after repairs

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A large Indiana oil refinery whose unplanned shutdown for repairs earlier this month caused gasoline prices in the Great Lakes region to spike restarted Tuesday, leading experts to predict a...

Oklahomans paying lowest August gas prices in 11 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans are paying the lowest gasoline prices for this time of year since 2004.

AAA Oklahoma says Tuesday's statewide average of about $2.46 per gallon for regular gasoline is nearly...