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  • Everyday heroes: 11 tales of American heroes

    Charles Ramsey answered a call for distress and discovered a house of horrors. Victor Perez stopped the abduction of an 8-year-old girl. Two teenage boys rescued a couple from a burning car wreck in Florida. New Yorker Kashmir Singh goes the extra mile to help a Swiss couple. Here are 11 stories of everyday American heroes who responded to trying circumstances with extraordinary grace and courage.

  • Gas prices rise to $3.93 a gallon

    Gas prices nationally are up 11 cents over past few weeks. Lowest gas prices of cities surveyed? Tulsa, Okla., with $3.58 a gallon.

  • Bankruptcy jitters in Stockton. Will other cities fail?

    Bankruptcy of Stockton, Calif., looms large as city enters talks with creditors. But most other troubled California municipalities are taking drastic steps to avoid bankruptcy. 

  • Gas prices: Up 12 cents in two weeks

    Gas prices are highest in Los Angeles at $4.35 a gallon and lowest in Denver at $3.36. Survey finds that average premium gas prices are at $4.07.

  • Stir It Up! Simple stir fry

    Wok cooking is a fabulous way to eat more vegetables in one sitting.

  • Showdown in California over medical marijuana, as feds crack down

    Showdown in California over medical marijuana, as feds crack down

    Four US Attorneys in California said Friday they are targeting growers and distributors who use California's medical marijuana law as a cover to engage in illegal drug trafficking.

  • Carmageddon hits Los Angeles: Five ways to cope

    Carmageddon hits Los Angeles: Five ways to cope

    “Carmageddon” is upon us! The 53-hour shutdown of a 10-mile segment of the 405 freeway, Los Angeles’s busiest traffic corridor, began at 7 p.m., Friday evening. For months, bulb-lit billboards have warned the city of severe traffic delays, while newspapers and TV stations ask whether apocalyptic congestion will keep 500,000 travelers from getting where they need to go for nearly three days. How are Los Angelenos coping? Here are five ways:

  • 51st state? Small step forward for long-shot 'South California' plan

    51st state? Small step forward for long-shot 'South California' plan

    A Republican member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors wants his county and 12 others to secede from California and form the 51st state. His colleagues gave him an unenthusiastic go ahead Tuesday to explore the idea.

  • 51st state would be a red state

    51st state would be a red state

    51st state: thirteen conservative counties may look into separating from their blue state.

  • Gas prices down a penny in past 2 weeks

    Gas prices down a penny in past 2 weeks

    Gas prices survey released Sunday says the average cost of a gallon of regular fuel in the US is now $3.62. Gas prices in Phoenix were the lowest of all surveyed cities at $3.30 a gallon.