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National & World Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies (New) Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.
National & World Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary
Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants.
National & World Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district
Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies - as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.
National & World Expectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alive
Authorities in Pittsburgh say a pregnant woman sitting outside a neighborhood drugstore was struck and killed when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall.
National & World Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
An Associated Press review of thousands of pages of grand jury documents reveals numerous examples of statements made during the shooting investigation that were inconsistent, fabricated or provably wrong.
National & World Snow and rain delay Thanksgiving travelers Snow and rain delay Thanksgiving travelers
A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.
National & World Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch - whose impartiality has been questioned since soon after Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 - has come under renewed scrutiny.