Oil rises just above $102 a barrel

The price of oil traded around $102 a barrel on Friday, nearly unchanged, as worries over supplies and geopolitical tensions eased. Oil prices had slipped Thursday after spiking earlier in the week on lower U.S. inventories and tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East. Benchmark...

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card processor Vis...

AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The person told the AP on Friday...
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Arizona’s McCain: Execution was torture

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 denied a final, last-ditch appeal from Wood, who is seeking a reprieve from execution. (AP Photo/Arizona...
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Police still investigating after burglar killed

During a news conference Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Long Beach, Calif., police display photos of Gus Adams and Andrea Miller. Police said they’re deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar–Miller–despite her telling him...
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White Sox: Reinsdorf hospitalized in Cooperstown

FILE – In this June 10, 2013, file photo, Chicago Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf speaks during the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bulls training facility in Chicago. Reinsdorf, also a Chicago White Sox owner, has been hospitalized after feeling lightheaded in...
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Browns’ Manziel: “I’ve made some rookie mistakes”

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel talks to reporters on the eve of the first practice at the NFL football team’s training camp in Berea, Ohio, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo) Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel talks to reporters on the eve of the first...
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Marshawn Lynch missing as Seahawks camp begins

Seattle Seahawks’ Christine Michael motions at an NFL football camp practice Friday, July 25, 2014, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo) Seattle Seahawks’ Christine Michael motions at an NFL football camp practice Friday, July 25, 2014, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo) Seattle...

Russia: McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’

MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald’s startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company’s now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products. The Russian consumer...
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Newport Folk Festival celebrates 55th anniversary

Concert-goers watch Jenny Lewis perform at the Newport Folk Festival Friday, July 25, 2014, in Newport, R.I., the first of three days of concerts at Fort Adams State Park. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith) Concert-goers watch Jenny Lewis perform at the Newport Folk Festival Friday,...