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House rules out Senate version of highway bill
 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is ruling out House action on a long-term, must-pass highway bill the Senate is considering.
Monday, July 27, 2015

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4-star general to command USAF nuclear force
WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to reinvigorate its nuclear force after years of missteps and scandal, the Air Force is putting a four-star general in charge for the first time in the post-Cold War era. His mission: Restore institutional muscle and assert more influence on the force’s behalf.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Mental health at forefront in mass killings
NEW YORK (AP) — One psychiatry professor calls it “the conversation we’re stuck with,” a teachable moment growing out of horror.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Tesla got $295M in subsidies for technology it didn't offer
Tesla Motors has earned more than $295 million in green subsidy emission credits during the past three years for a battery-swapping technology customers weren’t getting, a Watchdog investigation reveals.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Latest claim about Clinton's email server adds to furor
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new letter from intelligence investigators to the Justice Department says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Proposed label would detail sugar amounts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Theater gunman was mentally ill, family says
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The man who killed two people and wounded nine others at a “Trainwreck” showing was so mentally ill and violent that years ago, his wife hid his guns and his family had him hospitalized against his will before obtaining a court order to keep him away, according to court documents, which also show his wife filed for divorce this year. 
Friday, July 24, 2015

Nuns bake cheesecakes to help support monastery
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. (AP) — In the midst of quiet lives of prayer, a handful of nuns have sliced out a niche as bakers of high-end cheesecakes, so rich and creamy in flavors of chocolate, amaretto and key lime that they seem downright sinful.
Friday, July 24, 2015

I-10 in Ca. reopening after bridge damage
DESERT CENTER, Calif. (AP) — Construction crews have been laboring around the clock to meet today’s deadline for the partial reopening of about 50 miles of Interstate 10 through the California desert that was closed when flash flooding damaged several bridges.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Reinforcements battle unchecked Glacier fire
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters reinforced by additional manpower, equipment and an elite management team attempted to check an uncontained wildfire tearing through Montana’s Glacier National Park, while the growth of a blaze outside California’s wine country slowed enough to allow some evacuated residents to return home.
Friday, July 24, 2015

FBI chief: IS bigger threat than al-Qaida
ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — The Islamic State group’s effort to inspire troubled Americans to violence has become more of a terror threat to the U.S. than an external attack by al-Qaida, the FBI director said Wednesday.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

House debates bill to get tough on sanctuary cities
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pushed toward a vote Thursday on legislation cracking down on “sanctuary cities” that shields residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning themselves with Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant views, and the White House threatened a veto.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Obama's Africa visit troubles human rights groups
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia is drawing fresh criticism that the two countries are heavy-handed on human rights and basic democratic freedoms.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Co. nuns appeal birth control ruling
DENVER (AP) — A group of Colorado nuns said Thursday they will go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a ruling that allows their employees to receive birth control from a third party under the Affordable Care Act, fueling a combustible argument over contraception and religion ahead of next year’s presidential election.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dunham House, Obama's ancestral home in Indiana, subject of documentary
KEMPTON, Ind. (AP) — Historians, a radio host, Miami Indians and staffers working for President Barack Obama recently converged in the small town of Kempton, Indiana.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

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