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Ventura: Mixed emotions about defamation suit win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has mixed emotions about winning his defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

NEW YORK (AP) - What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate confirms McDonald for VA

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary. He has the mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Va. gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

July 28, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Take off your clothes to make it in TV

NEW YORK (AP) - A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind, and didn't need to use his imagination.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hamas rockets end 12-hour truce

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.

July 26, 2014 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press IAN DEITCH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Israel agrees to extend Gaza truce

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

July 26, 2014 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press IAN DEITCH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman shot, killed by police south of Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Henry County police officer shot and killed a woman in Hampton, about 30 miles south of Atlanta.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man run over by own truck during road rage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


French minister: Missing plane 'probably crashed'

PARIS (AP) - France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed."

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Egyptians vote in first free election

CAIRO (AP) - More than 15 months after autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak's ouster, Egyptians streamed to polling stations Wednesday to freely choose a president for the first time in generations. Waiting hours in line, some debated to the last minute over their vote in a historic election pitting old regime figures against ascending Islamists.

May 23, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama leads Ga. fund-raising

ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama continues to collect more money from Georgians than Republican challenger Mitt Romney, but the fund-raising gap between the two in the state is closing.

May 22, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Private rocket space launch set for Tues.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Private rocket maker SpaceX aimed for a Tuesday liftoff after fixing the engine problem that caused a launch abort over the weekend, stalling the world's first commercial space station supply flight.

May 21, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: Afghans can handle security

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama expressed confidence in Afghanistan's ability to take the lead for its own security next year, as NATO leaders huddled Monday for talks aimed at paving the way for the deeply unpopular war's end.

May 21, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wall Street rises, but Facebook falls

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose Monday morning as investors latched onto a survey suggesting that economists are more optimistic about housing and unemployment.

May 21, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


200-year-old shipwreck found in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS - An oil company exploration crew's chance discovery of a 200-year-old shipwreck in a little-charted stretch of the Gulf of Mexico is yielding a trove of new information to scientists who say it's one of the most well-preserved old wrecks ever found in the Gulf.

May 19, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Protesters gather for pre-NATO rally

CHICAGO (AP) - Thousands of nurses and other protesters gathered Friday at a downtown Chicago plaza for a noisy but largely peaceful demonstration demanding a "Robin Hood" tax on banks' financial transactions, before a smaller but more raucous crowd broke away and began marching through city streets.

May 18, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Facebook's IPO one of world's largest

Facebook is about to find out just how much status updates, puppy photos and billions of "likes" are worth on Wall Street.

May 18, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Minorities surpass whites in U.S. births

WASHINGTON - For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.

May 17, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


$40M fine over shape-up shoes

The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's curves or Brooke Burke's toned tush.

May 16, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gay marriage helps immigration cause

(AP) - President Barack Obama's shift to support gay marriage is energizing young Hispanic voters who have been working side-by-side with gay activists in their push for immigration reform. The alliance has been growing across the country, helping dispel what many say is an outdated notion that Hispanics are less tolerant of gays than the general public.

May 15, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


TV, religion lead to top baby names

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reality TV is giving birth to some of the most popular baby names. No, not Snooki. But Mason, as in Kourtney Kardashian's son, jumped 10 spots to become the second most popular name for newborn boys in 2011.

May 14, 2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


JPMorgan Loses $2 Billion

Bank stocks were hammered in Britain and the United States on Friday, partly because of fear that a surprise $2 billion trading loss by JPMorgan Chase would lead to tougher regulation of financial institutions.

May 11, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


N.Y. sites honor early Benedict Arnold

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Benedict Arnold is a hero again, at least temporarily, at two upstate New York historic sites where his pre-treason exploits are being remembered.

May 10, 2012 | CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama voices support for gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the first president to endorse the politically explosive idea and injecting a polarizing issue into the 2012 race for the White House.

May 09, 2012 | JULIE PACE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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