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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


SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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City tries humor to stop smoking in park

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - It's not the kind of sign you usually see at a park: "''Our deer don't smoke in your backyard. Please don't smoke in theirs."

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia court rules 23 law clerks due $4.3 million

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that 23 State and Superior court law clerks are due a total of at least $4.3 million.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A break for smokers? Glitch may limit penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some smokers trying to get coverage next year under President Barack Obama's health care law may get a break from tobacco-use penalties that could have made their premiums unaffordable.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks head higher for fourth day

NEW YORK (AP) - Industrial and raw material companies powered the stock market higher Tuesday for a fourth straight day of gains.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. death row inmate seeks execution delay

ATLANTA (AP) - Lawyers for a Georgia inmate scheduled to be executed next week said Monday they have filed papers asking a federal appeals court for a delay until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in.

July 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Asbestos firms not responsible for family exposure

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's highest court has ruled that asbestos companies are not liable for illnesses suffered by household members of people who brought the carcinogenic fibers home with them.

July 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal appoints Rockdale County Chairman to review DeKalb CEO case

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed a panel that will consider whether indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis should be suspended from office.

July 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deputies: Vandalism suspect wore Spider-Man undies

CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities in Cincinnati have arrested a man who they say was vandalizing a high school while wearing only Spider-Man underwear.

July 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks gain ahead of corporate earnings kickoff

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is rising Monday, ahead of the start of earnings season and on increasing confidence that the economy can support profit growth for U.S. companies.

July 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta city court dismissed 14,500 cases

ATLANTA (AP) - At least 14,500 municipal court cases in Atlanta have been dismissed since 2007 because of breakdowns in communication between city officials, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/16XJti8) reported Saturday

July 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Taco Bell customers get cash instead of food

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - That was no burrito.

July 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Egypt army suspends constitution, calls early vote

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections.

July 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Heavy rain impacts crops for South Georgia farmers

TY TY, Ga. (AP) - South Georgia farmers are struggling to maintain their crops after an unusually wet June.

July 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks gain after encouraging US hiring news

NEW YORK (AP) - Encouraging news about the U.S. jobs market trumped rising oil prices and worrying developments in Europe's simmering debt crisis on Wednesday.

July 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Texas House committee approves abortion rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions, after limiting testimony at a public hearing, refusing to consider Democratic amendments and imposing strict security precautions to prevent disruptions from protesting abortion-rights supporters.

July 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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