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  • Officials: US citizen killed by bandits in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An American citizen of Haitian descent was killed last week by armed robbers shortly after arriving in her impoverished Caribbean homeland to visit relatives, friends and officials said Thursday. The U.S. State Department on Thursday identified the victim as Myriam...

  • 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...

  • Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season. The Senate passed a House-written bill to augment federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes for keeping the federal...

  • Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A 91-3 vote in the Senate sent the $16.3 billion measure to President Barack Obama for his signature. The House had voted...

  • Australia welcomes Gaza ceasefire as 'marvelous'

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Friday welcomed a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as "a marvelous humanitarian thing." Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative government is a staunch ally of Israel, and angered Arab and Islamic countries in June by changing its...

  • States remind Market Basket of workers' rights

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts and New Hampshire officials are telling the Market Basket supermarket chain they'll be looking out for the legal rights of any workers fired in a protest over the family-owned company's leadership. Attorneys General Martha Coakley and Joseph Foster also urged the...

  • Obama: Everyone can learn from Special Olympics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Special Olympics and its athletes represent values like pride, dignity and teamwork that offer lessons for all people. Obama is marking the 46th anniversary of the Special Olympics with a dinner and celebration at the White House. He's praising...

  • Judge won't free Russian accused of hacking in US

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam denied a motion Thursday to release a Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers inside hundreds of U.S. businesses. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood ruled her court had jurisdiction over the...

  • Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the...

  • Immigration issue produces congressional disarray

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice 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...

  • CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers. Five agency employees — two lawyers...

  • New Mexico still pursuing Tesla battery plant

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela says New Mexico is still competing for a battery factory planned by electric car maker Tesla Motors. Barela said Thursday in a statement that "we are still very much in the game" and the state had discussions with high-ranking...

  • APNewsBreak: Colorado tightening edible pot rules

    DENVER (AP) — Alarmed by booming sales of highly potent edible marijuana products, Colorado regulators have drafted an emergency rule making it easier for new users to tell how much pot they're eating. The result? Weaker pot brownies and cookies on store shelves, and new packaging requirements....

  • Tesla posts 2Q loss, prepares Nevada factory site

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors widened its loss in the second quarter as it prepared for the launch of a new SUV and started work on a massive new battery plant. Tesla said it started preparing a site for the factory outside Reno, Nevada, last month. But the company is...



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