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  • Woman, 80, dies, pilot injured in San Diego crash

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    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said. Several witnesses ...

  • AP Exclusive: Study finds panthers kill livestock

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    (AP) IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies. The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves, while the panthers ...

  • UN official: Vietnam violates religious freedom

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    (AP) HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.N. official says Vietnamese security agents monitored his visit to assess religious freedom in the country and that people he wanted to meet were harassed. Heiner Bielefeldt told journalists Thursday that he found serious violations ...

  • Revered Tibetan Buddhist monk cremated in Nepal

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    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of Tibetan exiles in Nepal have prayed for a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk during his cremation ceremony but have refrained from holding political rallies. Fearing protests, Nepal had initially refused to let the remains of ...

  • AB InBev earnings rise, sees US improving

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    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — Budweiser brewer AB InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, says sales and underlying earnings grew in the second quarter, with 7.2 percent growth in Brazil, thanks in part to the World Cup, and it sees an ...

  • Text of Lois Lerner's email exchange

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    (AP) Former IRS official Lois Lerner had the following email exchange with a personal associate on Nov. 9, 2012. At the time, Lerner directed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired. During the exchange, Lerner ...

  • GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails. Newly released emails show the former IRS official referring to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more, a revelation that is fueling GOP claims ...

  • State Dept.: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House document says the State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of ...

  • Sanofi 2nd quarter profit surges

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    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French drug maker Sanofi said Thursday its earnings soared in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges than a year earlier, and the company lifted it full-year profit forecast. Sanofi reported net profit of 777 million ...

  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's ...

  • Quotations in the News

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    (AP) "President Putin says that he's committed to ensuring that our workers can get on to the site. Well, we've now tried four days in a row and we can't get on to the site and this is heartbreaking." — Australian ...

  • Sony surprises with first quarter profit

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    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Sony reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from buildings and its stake in a video-game maker. Sony Corp. ...

  • 19 swimmers drown off Pakistan beaches

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    (AP) KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Rescuers say at least 19 people have drowned off southern Pakistan beaches because of heavy waves and strong currents. Farooq Baluch, the director of Pakistan's largest private emergency service, said Thursday that rescuers had pulled 19 ...

  • What's in bill to overhaul VA

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs ...

  • Mississippi's Senate candidates to appear together

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    (AP) PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And Thursday's event might just be the only ...

  • Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing government contractors to stop violating labor laws if they want to keep taking federal money. The White House says Obama will sign an executive order Thursday requiring contractors to divulge any labor ...

  • AP Top Health News At 2:40 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma House approves VA health care overhaul What's in bill to overhaul ...

  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. While the administration was publicly assuring consumers ...

  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep partisan divisions cast doubt on any resolution to the ...

  • Shell profit up on higher oil prices

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    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's largest oil company, says second quarter earnings rose on higher production and higher selling prices for oil, and fewer one-time charges. Net profit was $5.31 billion, up from $1.74 billion in the ...

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