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  • Tennessee company plans SC amusement park

    By Associated Press

    A Tennessee company that operates a family amusement park in the Smoky Mountains is planning a similar park in Myrtle Beach. Published July 31, 2014

  • Gaming commission: no new licenses for 3 years

    By DAVID PITT - Associated Press

    Members of the commission that oversees casino licenses in Iowa said Thursday they will not consider new license proposals for three years, but the panel stopped short of voting to impose a formal moratorium. Published July 31, 2014

  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

    By DONNA CASSATA - Associated Press

    Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans unexpectedly put off a vote on a border security bill as tea partyers withdrew their support. Published July 31, 2014

  • Missouri's top banking regulator retiring

    By Associated Press

    Missouri's chief banking regulator is stepping down from the job effective Friday. Published July 31, 2014

  • Official: Ferries to be back to normal Saturday

    By Associated Press

    Ferry service should be back on schedule by Saturday after unscheduled maintenance sidelined two vessels this week, the interim head of Washington State Ferries said Thursday. Published July 31, 2014

  • State highway official leaving before review done

    By Associated Press

    A top Indiana highway agency official is leaving his position before the release of a report on an ethics investigation into state land purchases that benefited his family. Published July 31, 2014

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

    By Associated Press

    Williston Herald, July 26, 2014 Published July 31, 2014

  • Stocks fall in Argentina as country enters default

    By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA - Associated Press

    Stocks fell sharply in Argentina on Thursday as the country defaulted on its bills for the second time in 13 years, raising fears the move could diminish foreign reserves, stoke inflation and drive the economy deeper into recession. Published July 31, 2014

  • Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

    By Associated Press

    A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing a 78-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said. Published July 31, 2014

  • Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

    By CHRISTOPHER WEBER - Associated Press

    Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus. Published July 31, 2014

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 31 Published July 31, 2014

  • Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal

    By MAE ANDERSON - Associated Press

    Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity. Published July 31, 2014

  • Newly built bridge opens over North Fork River

    By Associated Press

    A new bridge over the North Fork River in northern Arkansas has opened. Published July 31, 2014

  • Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

    By JESSICA GRESKO - Associated Press

    A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. Published July 31, 2014

  • Riverboat casino ends operation in Sioux City

    By Associated Press

    After fighting for months to remain open, Sioux City's floating casino has ended two decades of legalized gambling on the Missouri River. Published July 31, 2014

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