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  • D.C. do-not-drink order continues for 3rd day

    WASHINGTON – DC Water has expanded its do-not-drink order as it continues to try and find the source of the petroleum contamination. The public utility flushed water lines overnight in an attempt to clean pipes…

  • Global oil impact: Who’s hurting, happy, hopeful

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oil’s plunge is spreading both pain and gain across the globe. The price of a barrel has fallen by about half since June, punishing the economies of some major exporters. Russia’s…

  • T-Mobile paying up to $90M for unwanted services

    WASHINGTON (AP) — T-Mobile US will pay up to $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn’t order, under a settlement with federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission announced…

  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around…

  • Weird weather lingers in Alaska’s largest city

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A week before Christmas, Alaska’s largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you’d expect to see equipment making snow. “We want Santa to bring snow, soon,”…

  • AP Source: Seahawks lock up Avril with extension

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are continuing efforts to keep core players from reaching free agency, signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a $28.5 million, four-year extension on Friday, according to a person…

  • Selig to become baseball commissioner emeritus

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Selig will be given the title of baseball commissioner emeritus when he retires next month. The 80-year-old Selig has led baseball for 22 1/2 years. He will be succeeded by…

  • Rays, Padres, Nats complete 11-player trade involving Myers

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Rays, Padres and Nationals have finalized an 11-player trade that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza…

  • 2-year sentence for man in Connecticut gun scare

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who prompted a lockdown at the University of New Haven when he brought a semi-automatic rifle and other guns to campus has been sentenced to two years in…

  • Auburn defense want to make good impression, contain Gordon

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn defensive players have two big tasks heading into the Outback Bowl: Preparing to face Melvin Gordon and trying to make a good first impression on their new coordinator. The…

  • Hackers warn not to release ‘The Interview’ in any form

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers have sent a new email to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio’s “wise” decision to cancel the release of “The Interview” and warning not to distribute the film “in…

  • Woman who foiled abduction was ready for a fight

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine State Museum worker who police say prevented the abduction of a 2-year-old girl is a 65-year-old woman with a bum knee. But Sharon Wise says she was ready for…

  • Browns’ Thomas accused of environmental violations

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have accused Cleveland Browns lineman Joe Thomas of committing nearly a dozen environmental violations on his hunting land west of Madison. The state Department of Natural Resources sent the…

  • Pelicans waive guard Gal Mekel

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have waived point guard Gal Mekel, who was acquired earlier this month. The 6-foot-3, 191-pound Mekel was signed on Dec. 5 and appeared in four games for…

  • UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown “the most noble face of humankind” amid an epidemic that…