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Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. Yet by some measures, the job market remains subpar.

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Frontal car-crash test results

Frontal car-crash test results

The Nissan Leaf, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500L and Mazda5 wagon fared the worst.

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U.S. economy rebounded in second quarter

U.S. economy rebounded in second quarter

The economy grew at a fast 4 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter.

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Federal budgets raided to address border crisis

Federal budgets raided to address border crisis

WASHINGTON — Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.

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U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON — The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear.

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, says the reform is urgently needed in the wake of “the biggest scandal in the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

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House easily OKs VA health-care  overhaul

House easily OKs VA health-care overhaul

WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.

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Water keeps gushing as UCLA assesses damage

Water keeps gushing as UCLA assesses damage

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a pipe break that flooded UCLA’s famed Pauley Pavilion has now released 20 million gallons of water and continues to gush.

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Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

The amount of water that spilled was enough to fill more than 500 average-sized backyard swimming pools, or about 200,000 bathtubs. Firefighters, some using inflatable boats, saved at least five people who were stranded by high water.

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Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

In this July 29, 2014 photo, Yukari Akatsuka, left, and Usan Kurata of Kuentai-USA look at World Word II photographs of Saipan at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. They are looking for information they hope will lead them to the burial places of U.S. MIAs killed du…

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Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

FILE - This July 1944 file photo shows U.S. Army reinforcement troops making an amphibious landing on the coral reef at Saipan beach, Mariana Islands. Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they ho…

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Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

In this July 29, 2014 photo, Usan Kurata, left, and Yukari Akatsuka of Kuentai-USA look at World Word II photographs of Saipan at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. They are looking for information they hope will lead them to the burial places of U.S. MIAs killed du…

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Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

WASHINGTON — 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.

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

FILE - This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by …

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, about a compromise bill to help veter…

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., take the stairs to a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about a bipartisan deal to improve veterans' heal…

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Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the International Monetary Fund in Washington. The Federal Reserve is widely expected to make sixth reduction in bond purchases Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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New sanctions expected to hurt Russia long-term

New sanctions expected to hurt Russia long-term

MOSCOW — 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 persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.

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