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  • Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

    DENVER (AP) — Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill co ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that ed ...
    July 30, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National P ...
    July 30, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON — Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senat ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Suspect in Las Vegas crime spree describes mayhem

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman accused in a Las Vegas crime spree described to police how she stabbed a woman with a screwdriver during a violent string of ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

    WASHINGTON — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    WASHINGTON — A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the comput ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

    BAGHDAD — European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants wit ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Poll: Americans wary of border-crossing children

    SAN DIEGO – Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and m ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip – Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killi ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

    MOSCOW – Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on ...
    July 30, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mis ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say wh ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states in an effort ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • U.S. bars oil from entering port in Texas

    FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdist ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:49 pm
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