Gas prices up more than 8 cents to 5-week high

WASHINGTON — The price U.S. drivers paid to fill up at the gasoline pump soared to the highest level in five weeks thanks to rising crude oil costs, the Energy Department said Monday.

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline increased 8.5 cents over the last week to $2.57 a gallon, down 34 cents from a year ago, the department's Energy Information Administration said in its weekly survey of service stations.

It is the most expensive gasoline price since Sept. 14, as higher crude oil prices raised the cost for refiners to make gasoline. Crude oil accounts for more than half the cost consumers pay at the pump.

U.S. crude oil prices gained for the eighth trading day in a row on Monday at the New York Mercantile Exchange, settling close to $80 a barrel, the highest level in a year.

In its weekly price survey, the EIA found the West Coast had the most expensive gasoline at $2.87 a gallon, down 2.4 cents. By city, San Francisco had the highest price at $3.05, down 1.3 cents.

The Gulf Coast states had the lowest regional price at $2.44 a gallon, up 12.3 cents. Houston had the cheapest city pump price at $2.36, up 11.8 cents.

The agency also said gasoline prices were down 3.1 cents at $2.73 in Seattle; up 15.4 cents at $2.67 in Miami; up 10.2 cents at $2.66 in Chicago; up 8.2 cents at $2.56 in New York; up 8.8 cents at $2.56 in Cleveland up 5.2 cents at $2.48 in Boston and up 7.7 cents at $2.41 in Denver.

Separately, the average price for diesel fuel increased 10.5 cents to $2.71 a gallon, the highest since last November but still down 78 cents from a year ago, the EIA said.

The central Atlantic region had the most expensive diesel at $2.83 a gallon, up 10.8 cents. The Gulf Coast region had the cheapest diesel fuel at $2.64, up 11.4 cents.

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On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

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