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  • US stocks flip between slight gains and losses

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock market indexes drifted between slight gains and losses Monday afternoon, as traders prepare for a week full of reports on the economy and corporate profits. KEEPING SCORE: As of 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, the Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, less than...

  • Cleveland opens school focusing on digital arts

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Marsha Dobrzynski found it a revelation when five years ago, teenagers who attended digital arts-based summer programs in Cleveland were always the first to arrive and the last to leave. Their dedication inspired Dobrzynski, of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning in...

  • Automakers offer decals warning of hot car danger

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — An automobile industry trade group has new way of reminding people not to leave children alone in cars. It's a free window decal that the Washington-based Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is distributing in the national capital area through public health agencies,...

  • Illinois communities scramble to find road salt

    CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies, according to local leaders and state officials who oversee a shared procurement process. If local public works departments are able to...

  • Florida voters approve of medical marijuana

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Any way you look at it — age, gender or party registration — Florida voters overwhelmingly support the idea of legalizing medical marijuana, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. The poll found 88 percent support for medical use of marijuana...

  • 1 dead after small plane crash in north Florida

    YULEE, Fla. (AP) — One man is dead after the small plane he was piloting crashed during taking off from a private airstrip in northeast Florida. Nassau County Undersheriff George Leuders says the victim was 65-year-old Charlie Yeagle, who crashed Monday into a swamp about 500 yards from the...

  • E-mails show cozy ties between PG&E, regulator

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Newly released emails show top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at PG&E, as they simultaneously presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb. The City...

  • Lawmakers unveil $17 billion bill to reform Veterans Affairs

    House and Senate negotiators have unveiled a $17 billion plan to overhaul the way the nation's veterans obtain medical care, including a $10 billion provision to privatize services to help shorten long wait times.

  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    LONDON (AP) — Russia was ordered Monday to pay more than $50 billion for expropriating what was once the country's largest oil producer, Yukos, in a court ruling that adds economic and diplomatic pressure on the country at a time of increasing isolation. The Permanent Court for Arbitration, a...

  • What 'small country' did Hillary Clinton lead?

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she knows how difficult it is "to be the leader of a relatively small country."

  • Mixed message: Obama says illegal immigrants will be sent home 'at some point' as White House floats legalization plan

    After a meeting Friday with the presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose nationals have flooded the U.S.-Mexico border in hope that they will be allowed to stay, President Obama again gave those mostly-underaged immigrants hope in a speech designed to discourage them from trying...

  • Israeli prime minister says Israelis must be ready 'for a long campaign' in Gaza Strip

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prime minister says Israelis must be ready 'for a long campaign' in Gaza Strip.

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Meanwhile, Social Security's massive retirement program will remain solvent until 2034,...

  • Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie trade barbs in first Senate debate

    Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie met over the weekend for the first debate in the 2014 Virginia Senate race.

  • Facebook says page calling for death to Jews doesn't violate 'community standards'

    A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network's "community standards," according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints.



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