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Consumer Report Economy
Jan 12, 2015 8:28pm

Gas Prices Fall Again, With No Floor in Sight

The average price of a gallon of regular fell to $2.14, down 8 cents from a week ago and $1.19 less compared with a year ago, according to the Department of Energy. This is the lowest weekly average gas price since May 2009 — the… Read More »

By ABC News

Jan 12, 2015 6:11pm

2 New Mexico Officers Face Charges in Death of Homeless Man

Two Albuquerque police officers are facing murder charges in the 2014 shooting of a homeless man. Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said today that she had filed charges against Det. Keith Sandy and SWAT member Dominique Perez in the March 16 shooting death of… Read More »

By ABC News

Jan 9, 2015 5:34pm

Girl Back Home After Family Chases Down Alleged Abductor

A 3-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her home is back with her family today, after relatives took matters into their own hands and chased down her alleged abductor. Authorities said Ethan Odom, 37, was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly pulled the screen off… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jan 8, 2015 4:59pm

The Dirty Little Secret That May Lead to New Antibiotics

There’s a growing list of superbugs that antibiotics are barely keeping up with — MRSA, C.difficile and tuberculosis — and some are even untreatable but a recent study has revealed that scientists may have have found new antibiotics to potentially save thousands of lives, in… Read More »

By ABC News

Nature and Environment Science
Jan 7, 2015 10:07pm

Texas Town Hit by 11 Small Earthquakes in 24 Hours

When most people think of earthquakes, they think of California, Japan and maybe Mexico. But Texas? Nearly a dozen small quakes have clustered near the town of Irving in north Texas in the past 24 hours, leaving cracks the size of the Lone Star state… Read More »

By ABC News

Jan 2, 2015 5:47pm

Petitioners Press to Put Leelah Alcorn on Transgender Teen’s Tombstone

An online petition to put an Ohio transgender teen’s chosen female name on her tombstone has gained  71,000 supporters, even as the teen’s mother says she never heard of that name until after the child’s death. The teen’s parents have said in limited media interviews… Read More »

Companies Economy
Dec 30, 2014 10:40am

Tech Bubble Talk Evokes the 2000 Boom and Bust

Morning Money Memo: Are we heading into another tech bubble?  Some investment experts are warning that some technology companies are overvalued, bringing back memories of the Nasdaq bubble in 2000. “There are some pockets of exuberance,” Scott Kupor of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz… Read More »

The Note
Dec 29, 2014 12:54pm

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama ‘Most Admired’ People — Again

The people have spoken, again. Despite a rocky year for Democrats, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama and have both held on to their reign as the most admired man and woman in America, coming in with strong leads ahead of of Oprah… Read More »

Dec 26, 2014 9:23am

Gift Cards, Returns Combine for 2nd-Best Shopping Day

Morning Money Memo: Let’s call it “Bringback Friday.” Retailers are expecting the second busiest shopping day of the year today, as stores prepare for an onslaught of post-Christmas shoppers preparing to buy or return their gifts from Santa. Millions of less-than-satisfied gift receivers will look… Read More »

The Note
Dec 23, 2014 8:46pm

Man With Alleged Bag of Ecstasy Arrested at US Capitol

U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man at a checkpoint at the Capitol Tuesday afternoon allegedly in possession of a large quantity of Ecstasy pills, prompting a joint investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, ABC News has learned exclusively. The man, identified by USCP as Dennis… Read More »