US to build 2 gasoline reserves in Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government offered New Yorkers smarting from Superstorm Sandy some hope Friday that they won’t see a repeat of chronic gasoline shortages, announcing plans to create gas reserves to ease future weather-related disruptions. The two...
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It’s a girl for Kerry Washington and husband

FILE – This March 2, 2014 file photo shows actress Kerry Washington at the Oscars in Los Angeles. A birth certificate released Friday May 2, 2014, shows that Washington gave birth to daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, a retired NFL cornerback,...
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US, Germany warn Putin not to disrupt Ukraine vote

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 1, 2014, after their joint news conference in the Rose Garden. Obama and Merkel are putting on a display of trans-Atlantic unity against an assertive...
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American economy bounces back from brutal winter

In this April 10, 2014 photo, Jennifer Stickney, a recruiter for Right at Home, which provides in-home care and assistance, answers questions from nursing students at a job fair on the campus of Kaplan University in Lincoln, Neb. The Labor Department on Friday, May 2, 2014 said...
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Florida jail that exploded had past problems

Debris from an explosion at the Escambia County Jail is scattered at the entrance to the facility, Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Pensacola, Fla. Two inmates were killed and more than 100 others injured in the explosion according to an Escambia County spokeswoman. (AP Photo/John...
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Attacks in Egypt kill 5 ahead of presidential vote

A bystander throws a tear gas canister that came back from the al-Azhar University campus after the canister was originally shot by the Egyptian security forces towards protesters at the school in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, May 2, 2014. Supporters of Egypt’s Islamist President...

Man pleads guilty in California salon killings

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A disgruntled father embroiled in a custody dispute with his ex-wife pleaded guilty Friday to murdering her and seven others in a shooting rampage at a California hair salon. Scott Dekraai, a 44-year-old former tugboat operator, looked straight at...
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Stocks finish lower on mixed earnings, Ukraine

Specialist Vincent Surace, right, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, May 2, 2014. U.S. stock futures are up slightly after the U.S. unemployment rate hit its lowest level in more than five years. The government reported the unemployment rate...
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Martin Flores take early lead as Mickelson falters

Martin Flores watches his putt on the fifth hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) Martin Flores watches his putt on the fifth hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo...
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Police get extra 48 hours to question Gerry Adams

FILE – In this Thursday Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, Helen McKendry holds a family photograph showing her mother Jean McConcille, at home in Killyleagh, Northern Ireland. Police in Northern Ireland arrested Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams on Wednesday over his alleged...