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AP News - 14 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections.The Senate passed the House-written bill on an 81-13 vo ...more

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:1. CEASE-FIRE REACHED IN GAZA WARDuring the 72-hour halt in hostilities, negotiations are to be held on a more durable truce between ...more

Reuters News - 21 minutes ago

(Reuters) - The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were given a welcome boost on Thursday when running back Marshawn Lynch ended a one-week holdout by reporting for camp at the team's practice facility. Lynch, Seattle's leading rusher for t ...more

AP News - 31 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season. The Senate passed a House-written bill to augment federal gasoline and die ...more

AP News - 33 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the Uni ...more

Reuters News - 40 minutes ago

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will on Friday lift air traffic control measures imposed to allow military drills and which have caused major delays and cancellations of flights, raising concerns over airline earnings. Flights in the country's eas ...more

AP News - 43 minutes ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more t ...more

AP News - 49 minutes ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States announced, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were "no guarantees" the lull in violence ...more

AP News - 52 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.A 91-3 vote in the Senate sent the $16.3 billion measure to President Barac ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new count of racketeering and to previously filed charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in Sacr ...more