Another sign of a better economy? Americans rack up the miles faster than ever

U.S. drivers set a record for miles driven the first nine months of the year, likely the result of lower gasoline prices and an improving economy. Americans drove 2.4 trillion miles this year through September, according to the Federal Highway Administration, an increase over the 2.35 trillion miles they drove in the first nine months of 2015.

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First day at Wainwright Intermediate School

Wainwright Intermediate School in Fircrest opened for the first time Monday. The $35-million, 65,000-square-foot school experienced a monthslong construction delay.
Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com
First day at Wainwright Intermediate School 1:04

First day at Wainwright Intermediate School

Lorenzo Romar previews Gonzaga, talks Nigel Williams-Goss 3:43

Lorenzo Romar previews Gonzaga, talks Nigel Williams-Goss

Pete Carroll confirms Earl Thomas out for season 2:06

Pete Carroll confirms Earl Thomas out for season

Woman rescued from fire in Parkland apartment building 1:12

Woman rescued from fire in Parkland apartment building