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Coast Guard: Drownings up from NJ to NC coast

The U.S. Coast Guard 5th District is emphasizing safety on the water following 40 drownings that occurred from northern New Jersey to southern North Carolina this summer. More>>

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

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The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia. More>>

Girl, 9, hit by plane on Venice beach dies from injuries Video included

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9-year-old Oceana Irizzary, who was critically injured in the plane crash off Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday afternoon, has died. More>>

Father killed, daughter injured when plane hits them on beach

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A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said. More>>

Federal court rules against Va. gay marriage ban

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The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage violate the U.S. Constitution.  More>>

Surprising list of nations with alcohol problems focuses on E. Europe

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The nations with the highest rates of alcohol consumption per person are located in Eastern Europe.
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Fired Ohio State Band Director Vows To Clear Name

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The fired director of Ohio State University's celebrated marching band said through his attorney Friday that he has become a scapegoat for behavior occurring within the organization before his leadership and he'll fight to clear his name. More>>

US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

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As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. More>>

Mexican billionaire says 3-day work week would make us healthier

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One of the richest men in the world believes we all work too much and we should be working only three days a week. More>>

Obama calls for immediate access to crash site

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President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine, where a passenger jet was shot down last week. More>>

Why commercial jets aren't equipped to avoid missiles

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Theoretically, there are ways a Boeing 777 could evade a missile, but experts say the systems are too costly and impractical for commercial jets. More>>

States sue 5-Hour Energy over ad claims

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Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising. More>>

Hagan says she's hopeful about contraception bill Video included

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan said Friday that she is hopeful a federal bill requiring employers to offer contraception in their insurance plans can be resurrected in the U.S. Senate - despite a Supreme Court decision partially rejecting such coverage. More>>

FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

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Authorities charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions. More>>

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  • Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

    Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:29:10 GMT
    California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic...
    California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.
  • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:16:14 GMT
    They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick....
    A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:39:30 GMT
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall...
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and...
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  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:31:06 GMT
    The president of Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis deepens across West Africa.
    The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa as the World Health Organization on Thursday announced dozens of new fatalities.
  • UK judge opens inquiry into Litvinenko killing

    UK judge opens inquiry into Litvinenko killing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:14:48 GMT
    A British judge has opened an inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, saying the central question is whether the Russian state ordered the killing.
    A British judge on Thursday opened an inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, saying the central question is whether the Russian state ordered the killing.
  • China says pro-government imam murdered in NW

    China says pro-government imam murdered in NW

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:14:45 GMT
    China says a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered and police killed two suspects and captured another.
    China said Thursday that a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered, and police killed two suspects and captured another.
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