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  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:26:31 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
    A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief...
  • Israeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza

    Israeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:16:39 GMT
    Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed.
  • US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:12:11 GMT
    A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.
  • Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing

    Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:11:56 GMT
    A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
    The FBI has done a thorough search of its archives and found no evidence that more Oklahoma City bombing videos exist, federal attorneys told a judge on Monday during the first day of a trial that has rekindled...
  • Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

    Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:01:42 GMT
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.
    A family of five found shot to death in their Maine apartment had moved from Arizona because of the sour economy and had financial problems, according to a relative.
  • Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity

    Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:55:40 GMT

    If you’re interested in America’s hottest new burial trend, you should start planning now. Even if you’re not, you should plan ahead, said a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. Green burials, which the burial site is as natural as possible and limit pollution, now constitute about 2 percent of funerals in the U.S.

    If you’re interested in America’s hottest new burial trend, you should start planning now. Even if you’re not, you should plan ahead, said a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. Green burials, which the burial site is as natural as possible and limit pollution, now constitute about 2 percent of funerals in the U.S.

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:54:45 GMT
    The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.
    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.
  • Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:30:07 GMT
    A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens...
    A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees...
  • AR gas prices down over 4 cents in past week

    AR gas prices down over 4 cents in past week

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:13:03 GMT
     Gas prices have fallen once again in the past week in the Natural State.
     Gas prices have fallen once again in the past week in the Natural State.

  • Senator's mobile office coming back to northeast AR

    Senator's mobile office coming back to northeast AR

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:40:54 GMT
    The mobile office for U.S. Senator Mark Pryor is returning to northeast Arkansas for two days this week.
    The mobile office for U.S. Senator Mark Pryor is returning to northeast Arkansas for two days this week.
  • Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:18:55 GMT
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
    The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.
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  • Arkansas AG asks to help defend drilling tax break

    Arkansas AG asks to help defend drilling tax break

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:18:26 GMT
    Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to defend in court a $5 million tax break the Legislature gave the natural gas industry after the state's top finance official said the exemption was unconstitutional.
    Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to defend in court a $5 million tax break the Legislature gave the natural gas industry after the state's top finance official said the exemption was unconstitutional.
  • AR prison board seeks proposals for new prison

    AR prison board seeks proposals for new prison

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:51:21 GMT
    The Arkansas Board of Corrections is marking the opening of a newly remodeled training academy in central Arkansas.
    The Arkansas Board of Corrections asking for proposals from communities interested in hosting a new, 1,000-bed state prison.
  • Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

    Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:04:35 GMT
    Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.
    Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands.
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  • Cardinals sign veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski

    Cardinals sign veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:21:13 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have signed veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Pierzynski, 37, was in the starting lineup and batting sixth for the Cardinals' afternoon matchup against the Chicago Cubs. Catcher George Kottaras was designated for assignment to make room on the roster. The Cardinals have been looking for a steady presence behind the plate since All-Star Yadier Molina went down with a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 9. Molina underwent surgery on July 11 and is exp...
    CHICAGO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have signed veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Pierzynski, 37, was in the starting lineup and batting sixth for the Cardinals' afternoon matchup against the Chicago Cubs. Catcher George Kottaras was designated for assignment to make room on the roster. The Cardinals have been looking for a steady presence behind the plate since All-Star Yadier Molina went down with a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 9. Molina underwent surgery on July 11 and is exp...
  • Rantankerous: Let's ditch the 'amateur' in college sports

    Rantankerous: Let's ditch the 'amateur' in college sports

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:28:29 GMT
    We get neck-deep in the topic of compensating college athletes. There were spikes in blood pressure levels and speaking volume, the litmus test for any type of dialogue on this issue.
    We get neck-deep in the topic of compensating college athletes. There were spikes in blood pressure levels and speaking volume, the litmus test for any type of dialogue on this issue.
  • 2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

    2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:22:56 GMT
    Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.
    Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.

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