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  • Tropical storm threatens East Coast July 4th plans SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A hurricane watch was issued for part of North Carolina's coast early Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward, threatening Fourth of July plans along the East Coast. The hurricane watch in North Carolina covers an area

    July 2, 2014

  • Ky. gay marriage ban nixed, but no weddings yet LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won't begin in earnest there anytime soon. Tuesday's rul

    July 2, 2014

  • Often-split court agrees your privacy matters WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching the cellphones of people they've arreste

    July 2, 2014

  • New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert WASHINGTON (AP) — A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department. Veterans groups worry that the lon

    July 2, 2014

  • NSA's Internet monitoring said to be legal WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board dissected a National Security Agency surveillance program, it found fundamental flaws, arguing in a January report that the NSA's collection of domestic calli

    July 2, 2014

  • Cardinals Giants Baseball-9 [Duplicate] Cardinals lose 5-0 to Giants, Lincecum SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are in a tough stretch against baseball's hottest pitchers, and they're not helping themselves with the few opportunities they've had to break out of their funk. The Cardinals couldn't score after loading

    July 2, 2014 6 Photos

  • Obama to promote fixing bridges, highways WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is mixing a little Fourth of July patriotism with a pitch to fix the nation's bridges and highways. For good measure, he wants his Cabinet to hit the road. Obama on Tuesday will call on Congress to close tax l

    July 1, 2014

  • More US troops to Iraq, raising total to about 750 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to increase security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday. That raises the total U.S. troop presence in Ira

    July 1, 2014

  • Conviction of NYC cop cannibalism case overturned NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women. Judge Paul Gardephe ruled late Monday that there was insufficient evidence to support the

    July 1, 2014

  • Tourniquets make comeback with American police HOUSTON (AP) — Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized the blood was spurting in rhythm with the man's heart and cardiac arrest was

    July 1, 2014

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