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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills   

By DONNA CASSATA
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead … Full story    

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Former Nashua man caught with 65 pounds of marijuana gets 2-4 years in Nebraska prison

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 30-year-old Nashua man caught hauling marijuana through Nebraska has been given two to four years in prison. Online court records … Full story    
Updated 6 hours ago

Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills   

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

ATLANTA – The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because … Full story    
Updated 21 hours ago

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president’s new health care program last … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

DETROIT (AP) — Sporadic gunfire isn’t an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia’s energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Surgeon general warns against UV light in skin cancer fight

WASHINGTON – Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 … Full story    
Updated yesterday

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON – Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

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 mission to … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine – Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure … Full story    
Published:  July 28, 2014

Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, most children

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A strike on a Gaza park killed 10 people Monday, nine of them children, as Israeli and Palestinian authorities … Full story    
Published:  July 28, 2014

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for … Full story    
Published:  July 28, 2014

Shipwrecked Concordia completes last voyage

GENOA, Italy (AP) – The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey. Pulled by tugboats and nudged by brisk winds, the wreck … Full story    
Published:  July 28, 2014

California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said. Thirteen … Full story    
Published:  July 28, 2014

Tentative deal reached on VA reform

WASHINGTON – The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans’ health … Full story    
Published:  July 28, 2014

Ebola kills Liberian doctor; 2 Americans infected

MONROVIA, Liberia – One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the … Full story    
Published:  July 28, 2014

Former astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

HOUSTON (AP) – Henry “Hank” Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died. He was 80. … Full story    
Published:  July 27, 2014