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'Not Mayberry anymore': Oil patch cops scramble to keep up
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) -- Police chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that would have been unheard of not long ago: license plates from Sinaloa, Mexico, home to one of the world's most violent drug cartels....

Added protections for consumer information on health website
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates....

British Airways parent makes 3rd takeover bid for Aer Lingus
DUBLIN (AP) -- Officials say the parent company of British Airways has made a third, improved takeover approach to Irish airline Aer Lingus and an announcement of the offer is expected Monday....

Views of the ECB stimulus from those who must make it work
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The fate of the European Central Bank's aggressive plan to stimulate the economy out of stagnation lies with the 340 million people in the 19-country euro alliance....

Global economy hopes raised after European stimulus
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week's big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers from around the world said Saturday....

DAVOS WATCH: ECB stimulus in focus, WTO deal hopes raised
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world." In practice, it's a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and artists....

US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil
MIAMI (AP) -- A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States....

Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers....

Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) -- President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday....

Blizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, several inches of snow and messy slush....

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