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  • Gaza truce unravels within hours

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah. The cease-fire, announced by the U.S. and...

  • 'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's doping

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter's backup doping sample has also come back positive for banned substances. Chika Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram (117-pound) division last...

  • Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene. A few hours earlier, at least 10 Ukrainian soldiers were killed when their...

  • Gas blasts kill 25, injure 267 in Taiwanese port

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause. The...

  • Rare yellow lobster found at Florida grocery store

    FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A rare yellow lobster nearly wound up on a dinner plate after being delivered in a Publix grocery store's daily seafood shipment. Publix manager Church Jones told the Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1ka2FEv ) the lobster arrived at his Flagler Beach store on...

  • 2016 contenders are lining up behind sentencing reform --- except this one Tea Partier

    Backing prison reform lets Republicans simultaneously resurrect compassionate conservatism and reach out to voters who wouldn't typically find much to love from the GOP.

  • GAO opens new probe of CFPB 'toxic workplace' charges

    Officials at the Government Accountability Office are launching an investigation into charges of workplace discrimination and retaliation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • Congress passes highway bill hours before deadline

    After several delays, Congress voted late Thursday to keep federal highway money flowing to states just hours ahead of a midnight deadline. But the issue is far from resolved, as lawmakers failed to reach a long-term deal on how to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund, which helps pay...

  • Congress votes final passage on highway bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections. The Senate passed the House-written bill on an 81-13 vote after rejecting it earlier this week. The...

  • California appellate court overturns high-speed rail court rulings in big win for project

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California appellate court overturns high-speed rail court rulings in big win for project .

  • USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry inspectors. But...

  • Senate kills spending bill for border crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote. The 50-44 vote Thursday night fell short of the 60 votes needed to waive a point of order raised by Republicans against the $3.5 billion...

  • 1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One of the nation's largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation. The announcement by Alpha Natural Resources dealt another blow to...

  • Illinois extends Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn ruling to daycare providers

    One month after the Supreme Court ruled that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home health care workers to pay union dues, the state has agreed to extend the reach of that ruling to state-subsidized home day care providers as well.

  • How do banks get 'too big to fail?' By providing easy credit

    Ending "too big to fail" doesn't just require Congress to make a better banking law. It has to do with us, and weaning Americans from their addiction to debt.



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