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  • US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    11 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Tuesday ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 2:25 p.m. EDT

    11 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) Israel hits symbols of Hamas power, Gaza power plant, scores killed China announces probe into ex-security czar, showing President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power Chinese state media report heavy casualties in attack in northwestern Xinjiang region Lawmakers scramble to ...

  • AP Top News At 2:25 p.m. EDT

    11 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation China reports deadly attack in northwest Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border Shelling adds to ...

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    11 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — US appeals court panel strikes down law that could have closed only Miss. abortion clinic.

  • Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

    11 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban. Attorney ...

  • Alabama man pleads not guilty in kitten killings

    11 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of killing kittens he found on Craigslist says he's innocent of animal cruelty. Ronald Fraser Golden pleaded not guilty to 22 cruelty charges during a hearing Tuesday in Limestone County. A judge ...

  • Peace camp in US unites Israeli, Palestinian teens

    11 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) A raging conflict in the Gaza Strip isn't dimming the hopes for peace among those who've taken part in a unique American camp. Seeds of Peace is preparing to welcome teens from Israel, the Palestinian territories and other conflict-plagued countries ...

  • New Hampshire man arraigned in teen's kidnapping

    12 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been arraigned on charges he kidnapped a teenager last year. The girl vanished after leaving her high school in October and returned home last week. Nathaniel Kibby was arrested Monday without ...

  • Mother of slain Mexican teen sues US Border Patrol

    12 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The mother of a Mexican teen who was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly two years ago is suing the agency in federal court. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of ...

  • Q&A: How Hawaii health care compares to federal

    12 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers and other key officials say the state's health care law faces an unlikely threat from the Affordable Care Act that could lead to a lower standard of care for state residents. Here's how Hawaii's longstanding ...

  • Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents

    12 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off. The course had ...

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,197

    13 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) As of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at least 2,197 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is ...

  • Immigration overload: The debate in governor races

    13 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors across the country, spurring a wide range of reactions from governors, many of whom are up for re-election ...

  • Man cleared in killing seeks millions from state

    13 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated. Kenneth Ireland, who ...

  • Prosecutor: Ex-governor, wife illegally took gifts

    13 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Aber ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 11:05 a.m. EDT

    14 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine? NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition Opponents, ...

  • Clowns help fellow clown who crashed car into pole

    14 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) WESTWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Clowns to the rescue! A woman who had just finished performing at a clown show in New Jersey has some fellow clowns to thank after she crashed her car into a utility pole. About 10 clowns ...

  • Jury again tries for verdict in Ventura libel case

    15 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors have gone back to work at trying to reach a verdict in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. Deliberations entered their sixth day Tuesday morning, a day ...

  • Sheriff: 9-year-old Georgia girl who was struck by crashing plane on Florida beach has died

    16 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff: 9-year-old Georgia girl who was struck by crashing plane on Florida beach has died.

  • AP Top News At 9:29 a.m. EDT

    16 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) PLO offers truce as at least 100 killed in Gaza With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine? Despite good news, benefit programs face ...

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