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  • Probe exposes flaws behind rollout

    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press

    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. Published July 31, 2014

  • NY invests $9 million in North Country broadband

    By Associated Press

    New York is investing $9 million to expand broadband access among older adults in the North Country. Published July 31, 2014

  • Texas worker dies, another injured from poison gas

    By Associated Press

    San Marcos fire officials say two incidents of carbon monoxide exposure have killed one worker and hospitalized another. Published July 31, 2014

  • Simmons says Kiss movie to film in Michigan

    By Associated Press

    Kiss frontman Gene Simmons says a feature film based on the band's 1975 visit to Michigan is fully funded and preparing for production. Published July 31, 2014

  • GOP's Baker to unveil plan to fight drug addiction

    By Associated Press

    Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker is unveiling what he's calling a comprehensive approach to tackling the drug addiction crisis in Massachusetts. Published July 31, 2014

  • Amusement park tries to set shaved-heads record

    By Associated Press

    A southwestern Ohio amusement park hopes to set a world record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer. Published July 31, 2014

  • Veteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90

    By FRAZIER MOORE - Associated Press

    Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died. Published July 31, 2014

  • NC firm looks at buildings, stories behind them

    By FRAN DANIEL - Associated Press

    Joe Oppermann and the rest of the team at his architectural firm in Winston-Salem sometime wear several hats when it comes to finding and telling the stories behind buildings. Published July 31, 2014

  • Obese Doberman rescued in Texas, given new diet

    By Associated Press

    San Antonio animal care officials say an obese Doberman taken in last week is being transferred to Conroe for further care. Published July 31, 2014

  • Orchestra plans statehood performance in Capitol

    By Associated Press

    Classical music lovers can mark South Dakota's 125th anniversary of statehood and see what the state says will be the first full orchestra performance in the Capitol with more than 50 members. Published July 31, 2014

  • What's in bill to overhaul VA

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. The House approved the bill Wednesday, with a Senate vote expected Thursday. Published July 31, 2014

  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

    By DONNA CASSATA - Associated Press

    Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast doubt on any resolution to the surge of immigrants at the border. Published July 31, 2014

  • Facebook's expands in Zambia

    By BARBARA ORTUTAY - Associated Press

    Facebook's project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia. Published July 31, 2014

  • Music director fired over same-sex marriage plans

    By Associated Press

    The longtime music director at a suburban Chicago Roman Catholic church says he was fired after posting on social media plans to marry his same-sex partner. Published July 31, 2014

  • Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares

    By JOE McDONALD - Associated Press

    Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day. Published July 31, 2014

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