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US gas prices fell 13 cents per gallon, but expected to rise — CAMARILLO, CA - The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the lowest prices in more than five years are likely to increase because of rising wholesale prices.
Jan 25, 2015

US gas prices fell 13 cents per gallon, but expected to rise #abc15

Arizona lawmaker proposes lieutenant governor post — PHOENIX - A state lawmaker is renewing efforts to establish a lieutenant governor position in Arizona. Republican Rep. J.D. Mesnard, of Chandler, said he is pushing a resolution to put forth the idea on the 2016 election ballot. Arizona, Oregon and Wyoming are the only states where the secretary of state is the first in the succession line for governor.

'Historic and destructive' storm could hit Massachusetts — A potentially historic and destructive winter storm and blizzard will likely hit areas of Massachusetts beginning Monday night, dumping heavy snow and bringing strong winds, state forecasters say. Snowfall could exceed 2 feet in some parts of the state, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said Sunday in a news release.
Jan 25, 2015

'Historic and destructive' storm could hit Massachusetts #abc15

Jan 25, 2015

'Historic and destructive' storm could hit Massachusetts #abc15

JOBS: 10 Valley companies hiring workers now (Jan. 25) — If you are currently out of the workforce or looking for a new job, there are hundreds of employers looking for workers in the Valley. We found these companies and more on , , and . Valley of the Sun YMCA is hiring valley-wide.

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys — KEY WEST, FL - Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood.
Jan 25, 2015

Did you know there are GMO mosquitoes? Millions could soon be released. The reason why: #abc15

PHOTOS: Miss Universe to be crowned in Miami — MIAMI - A new Miss Universe will be crowned Sunday night in Miami, with participants from 88 countries taking part. PHOTO GALLERY: Click here to see a photo gallery of Miss Universe contestants The contestants were narrowed to 15 during Wednesday's preliminary competition, but the results won't be announced until the live show, which airs at 8 p.m.

Dad angry over note sent home over packed lunch — A fed-up Missouri father posted a photo of the letter he received from his daughter's substitute teacher who criticized the girl's lunch. One problem: the teacher didn't see her whole lunch. Dr. Justin Puckett was asked to sign a note sent home with his daughter Alia after the teacher saw her eating marshmallows and chocolate at lunch earlier this week.
Jan 25, 2015

Reasonable? Dad angry over note sent home over packed lunch #abc15

Navajo Nation Council delegate accused of ethics violation — FARMINGTON, NM - A Navajo Nation Council delegate is being accused of abusing his position. The Farmington Daily Times reports that LoRenzo Bates received an ethics complaint Thursday filed by the Navajo Nation Ethics and Rules Office.
Jan 25, 2015

Navajo Nation Council delegate accused of ethics violation #abc15

'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases — BOSTON - One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon. "I would sentence him to death," he said, then added: "I can't imagine any evidence that would change how I feel about what happened."
Jan 25, 2015

'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases #abc15

Expert says King Tut mask can be restored after epoxy used — CAIRO - Epoxy used to glue a blue and gold braided beard back on to the burial mask of Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun can be removed and the mask properly restored, a German expert summoned to Cairo to examine it said Saturday.

Body found near drainage culvert in Tucson — TUCSON - Tucson police are investigating the death of a man found near a drainage culvert as a homicide. Sgt. Pete Dugan says police received a 911 call shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday reporting the discovery of a body near Interstate 10 and West Miracle Mile.

T-shirt company banks on 'Deflatriots' design — While the deflated ball controversy may be causing a huge headache for the New England Patriots ahead of the Super Bowl, it's been a blessing for one clever t-shirt company. Vardagen , an Indiana-based company, is selling a surprising number of shirts that poke fun at the the well-known Super Bowl-bound team, the "Deflatriots," -- or the Patriots.

Ex-CEO filmed kicking dog in elevator charged with cruelty — STAMFORD, CT - The former CEO of an arena catering business who resigned in September after video surfaced of him kicking a puppy in an elevator has been charged with animal cruelty in Canada. Desmond Hague, the former chief executive of Stamford-based Centerplate Inc., was charged Friday with two cruelty counts as a result of the July 2014 incident in a Vancouver apartment complex.

Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys — SEATTLE - The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales. The Navy now wants to deploy up to 720 sonobuoys about 12 miles off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and Northern California.
Jan 25, 2015

Good or bad idea? @USNavy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys that may pose danger to marine life #abc15

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California — LOS ANGELES - Power was being restored Sunday to tens of thousands of people who lost electricity in Southern California after fierce Santa Ana winds gusting as much as 89 mph toppled trees and power poles. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said Saturday's outages affected more than 54,000 customers -- mostly in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.

Do cans alter beer’s taste? Experts weigh in — Ask most beer snobs if they prefer brew that comes in a can and they'll probably laugh in your face. But ask one of the country's top tasters, and he'll tell you the alleged difference in flavor between cans and bottles is a long-standing myth.
Jan 25, 2015

What do you think? Do cans alter taste of beer? Experts weigh in... #abc15

3 reasons it's not a seller's housing market — If you're considering purchasing a home, but worried that rising home prices mean you'll pay too much for a house, think again. Just because home prices have risen doesn't mean it's a seller's market out there. Here's why. 1. Home Prices Aren't Necessarily Inflated Home prices have gone up, but have they done so unreasonably?

Phoenix police search for suspect who rammed patrol cars — PHOENIX - Police are looking for a potentially armed suspect who rammed a police car several times early Sunday morning. According to officials on scene near 37th Avenue and Thomas Road, the incident began around 4:45 a.m. when officers discovered what they believed to be a stolen truck.