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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A military appeal hearing was set Thursday for a U.S. soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait nearly 10 years ago.The hearing for 43-year-old A ...more

AP News - 13 mins ago

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — An Air Force fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot's fate was unknown.No injuries were repor ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An internal training guide used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compares veterans unhappy about their care to Oscar the Grouch.The Philadelphia Inquirer obtained a VA training slideshow on how to help veterans with ...more

Reuters News - 19 mins ago

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Times declined to endorse either Governor Andrew Cuomo or challenger Zephyr Teachout in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary election, citing his failure to clean up corruption and her lack of political experience.

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AP News - 26 mins ago

DALLAS (AP) — In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust — holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger ...more

AP News - 26 mins ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.The governor announced Wednesday that former St. L ...more

AP News - 27 mins ago

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinian ...more

AP News - 36 mins ago

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A court in the Dominican Republic has taken the first steps toward possible sexual abuse charges against a former Vatican ambassador to the Caribbean country.An investigative magistrate is examining alleg ...more

AP News - 40 mins ago

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling.Insurance companies can exclude ...more

AP News - 47 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.The new assessment was considerably m ...more