- House passes VA reform compromise
- Obama admin to blame for HealthCare.gov woes, $840M cost: GAO
- Al Gore’s climate-changers at EPA hearings foiled by cool temperatures
- Army’s 3-D printed bombs will create ‘a whole new universe’ of deadly capabilities
- Hamas calls on Hezbollah to join in fight against Israel
- Senators to FIFA, others: Don’t reward Putin with the World Cup in 2018
- U.S. condemns Israeli shelling of shelter in Gaza
- Obamacare shoots premiums up by 88 percent in California
- Chicken pox outbreak puts illegal immigrant facility on lockdown
- Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’
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WASHINGTON - The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at veterans’ hospitals nationwide. The top official for veterans’ health care resigned Friday, and House Republicans scheduled a vote for Wednesday on legislation that would give Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki greater authority to fire or demote senior executives and administrators at the agency and its 152 medical centers. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 800 words, AP Photos.
HEAT-RELATED JAIL DEATHS
NEW YORK - The case of a mentally ill homeless veteran who died in a 100-degree Rikers Island jail cell starkly illustrates the dangers of extreme heat in lockups, an issue facing prisons across the nation as the inmate population gets older and more heavily medicated - and more at risk of overheating. Inmate advocates point out that many prisoners exposed to high temperatures are unable to cool themselves - by taking a cold shower or by sitting in an air-conditioned room - in a way people living outside prison walls regularly do. By Jake Pearson. SENT: 830 words, AP Photos.
RIGHT TO TRY
DENVER - Nick Auden didn’t live to see the legislation, but the case of the Denver melanoma patient who died while seeking access to an experimental drug helped inspire a first-of-its kind law in Colorado. The “Right To Try” law allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval. Similar bills await governors’ signatures in Louisiana and Missouri, and Arizona voters will decide in November whether to set up a similar program in that state. By Kristen Wyatt. SENT: 580 words, AP Photo.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Trampoline parks around Arizona have been working to meet new regulations since a state law regulating their safety passed last month. The state’s nine trampoline parks have 90 days to comply with the new requirements, according to the law. SENT: 400 words.
ALSO: STOLEN BOAT. ASU GRADUATE STRUCK. ATF STING-MILWAUKEE. TUCSON HOMICIDE. PHOENIX-POSTWAR HOMES. BREAKING BAD-CAR WASH.
PHOENIX - Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Chase Anderson pitches after winning his major league debut in his last start against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 750 words. Game starts at 5:10 p.m. PDT
Exchanges reveal an ugly American abroad out to bring down conservatives
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- Al Gore's climate-changers at EPA hearings foiled by cool temperatures
- Catholic League slams Obama: 'Do Christian lives mean so little to you?'
- Lois Lerner hated conservatives, new emails show
- House unveils bill to speed deportations of illegal immigrant children
- HURT: Impeaching Obama is a losing strategy for the GOP
- Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case
- CARSON: Rudderless U.S. foreign policy
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