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  • House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

    By MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press

    With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care. Published July 30, 2014

  • Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

    By Associated Press

    A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. Published July 30, 2014

  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    By HOPE YEN - Associated Press

    The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say. Published July 30, 2014

  • The man responsible for Hilton's grand turnaround

    By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ - Associated Press

    Nearly every weekend, Chris Nassetta is cooking in his family's oversized kitchen, outfitted with two commercial-grade refrigerators, three sinks and a deep fryer. Published July 30, 2014

  • FedEx to send 138 drivers to driving competition

    By Associated Press

    FedEx Corp. is sending 138 drivers to the National Truck Driving Championships. Published July 30, 2014

  • Zoeller: Loan scheme hurt 261 Ind. service members

    By Associated Press

    Attorney General Greg Zoeller (ZEHL'-ur) says a new settlement will erase $1.5 million of bad debt for 261 military members from Indiana. Published July 30, 2014

  • Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

    By TERRY WALLACE - Associated Press

    Florida-based testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said a processing issue has caused delays for bar exam takers in multiple states who were submitting their answers. Published July 30, 2014

  • Suit accuses trucking company of failing to pay OT

    By Associated Press

    An Idaho man working in the North Dakota oil patch says a trucking company is breaking federal law by failing to pay overtime. Published July 30, 2014

  • Annual Rice Expo set Friday in Stuttgart

    By Associated Press

    Cooking demonstrations, a rice recipe contest, field tours, kids' activities and other events are planned at Friday's fourth annual Arkansas Rice Expo in Stuttgart. Published July 30, 2014

  • Va. to hold back-to-school sales tax holiday

    By Associated Press

    Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies. Published July 30, 2014

  • News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT

    By Associated Press

    The parents of a baby boy who was taken from a Wisconsin home and later found in sub-zero temperatures testified Tuesday they trusted the relative now accused of abducting him so much that they initially didn't suspect her. Published July 30, 2014

  • Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

    By DEE-ANN DURBIN - Associated Press

    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests. Published July 30, 2014

  • Woodford Reserve makes donation to Old Friends

    By Associated Press

    Woodford Reserve bourbon has donated $26,000 to the Old Friends operation that cares for retired racehorses. Published July 30, 2014

  • Children's trips teach them about Lake Superior

    By JACKIE STARK - Associated Press

    The Alger County Michigan State University Extension's Life of Lake Superior program has been teaching kids about the impact of Lake Superior on science, history, arts, culture and the local economy for the last 14 years. Published July 30, 2014

  • Freezer company creating jobs in Kentucky

    By Associated Press

    A manufacturer of custom coolers and freezers has expanded to Todd County in southern Kentucky. Published July 30, 2014

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