• Vermont town's famous floating bridge reopens with fanfare

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    BROOKFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A tiny Vermont town's famous wooden floating bridge — believed to be the only one of its kind in the country — has been rebuilt and was reopened Saturday with fanfare, including a parade with a bagpiper, high school marching band, oxen team, horses, and antique...

  • DC metro gas prices up 4 cents from last week

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are up 4 cents from a week ago. AAA said Friday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $2.67, up from $2.63 a week ago. The price is 99 cents lower than this time a year ago, when the price was $3.66. The...

  • Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won't be a spectacle because of a serious...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ___ Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Though the steps are voluntary,...

  • Gasoline prices in Arizona at $2.78 per gallon

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gasoline prices around Arizona are higher again at the pumps this week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.78 a gallon. That's an increase of nearly 3 cents from last week. This week's...

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ PARENTS SHOULD HAVE DISCRETION ON ALLOWING THEIR TEEN CHILDREN TO DRINK IN THE HOME For teenagers, there are dangerous driving days ahead. According to AAA, the most deadly dates on the road for teens during warm-weather months are May 20,...

  • Gas prices go up about a penny in New Hampshire

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices in New Hampshire have gone up 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.60. Gasbuddy.com, which surveyed 875 gas stations in the state, says that's 11 cents less than the national average, which increased 5 cents to $2.71 a gallon. Gas...

  • AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices down slightly

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Memorial Day weekend is just a week away and drivers are seeing prices at the pumps in New Jersey hold steady. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.51, down a penny from last week. That's much lower than...

  • Georgia editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: May 10 The Times, Gainesville, Georgia, on free speech: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." That nursery rhyme chant reminded kids of a certain generation that words, while they may be hurtful at times,...

  • South Carolina editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ May 13 Aiken (South Carolina) Standard on hospitality tax: The hospitality tax passed by Aiken City Council on Monday will only be good for our economy if it's tied to astute and forward-thinking decision making. Setting clear...

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