By Jonathan Fahey AP Energy Writer NEW YORK – Those low gas prices on station signs aren’t going away soon, the government says. In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be $2.94 a gallon in 2015. That is a 44-cent […]

By Jake Pearson Associated Press NEW YORK – Trapped on a dangling scaffold 69 stories up the 1 World Trade Center tower, two window washers were rescued Wednesday by firefighters who sawed through a window to reach them. The washers were stuck for nearly two hours before their dramatic rescue, as New Yorkers watched from […]

The picture released by the European Space Agency ESA on Wednesday was taken by the ROLIS instrument on Rosetta's Philae lander during descent from a distance of approximately 3 kilometers from  the 4-kilometer-wide (2.5-mile-wide) 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. (AP Photo/ESA)

By Frank Jordans Associated Press DARMSTADT, Germany – Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet – an audacious first designed to answer big questions about the universe. The landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko required immense precision, as even […]

By Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON – John Doar, who as a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s fought to protect the rights of black voters and worked against segregation in the South, died Tuesday at age 92. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Burke Doar. Doar was a […]

By Anne Flaherty Associated Press WASHINGTON – Internet providers shouldn’t be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix or YouTube to move their content faster, and should be regulated more like phone companies, President Barack Obama said Monday in an announcement that was swiftly rejected by the industry. The Federal Communications Commission is […]

By Nedra Pickler Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a “fierce commitment to equal justice.” Obama argued at a White House ceremony that it’s “pretty hard to be more qualified” for the job of attorney […]

By Dan Sewell Associated Press CINCINNATI – The march toward gay marriage across the U.S. hit a roadblock Thursday when a federal appeals court upheld laws against the practice in four states, creating a split in the legal system that increases the chances the Supreme Court will step in to decide the issue once and […]

By Donna Cassata Associated Press WASHINGTON – Republicans’ resounding victory gives them an opportunity to push legislation that’s been bottled up in the Democratic Senate, from targeting elements of President Barack Obama’s health care law to constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to rolling back environmental regulations. Democrats suffered a drubbing in Tuesday’s midterm elections, […]

By Ken Thomas and Nancy Benac Associated Press WASHINGTON – America awoke Wednesday to sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republican leaders in Congress new muscle to check him. The president scheduled an afternoon news conference to offer his take on an Election […]