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  • Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges. That includes a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations. A report to be released Wednesday from the office of Sen. Tom Harkin finds...

  • Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — 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. The Nissan Leaf, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500L and Mazda5 wagon all fared worst in the tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,...

  • PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury charged Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday with lying to federal investigators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that killed eight people and leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010. The U.S. attorney in San...

  • Argentina, US bondholders meet as deadline looms

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister emerged from daylong negotiations aimed at preventing a default Tuesday to say both sides had finally spoken for the first time, a development that raised hopes that a deal might be reached to avert a financial crisis. Minister Axel...

  • As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered: When will it start tightening its benchmark short-term interest rate to make sure future inflation remains under control? How will it do so? And when will the Fed...

  • US economy likely showed big rebound last quarter

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dismal start to the year reflecting a harsh winter, the U.S. economy showed signs of rebounding in the spring, with many forecasters expecting growth to be even stronger in the second half of the year. The government on Wednesday will provide its first...

  • Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter. Twitter also grew its user base more than...

  • 4 teens charged with murder in USC student's death

    Updated: 14 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study group. Two of the suspects were juveniles charged...

  • Brown: California willing to shelter more migrants

    Updated: 58 min ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed but reiterated that the United States needs to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis. "I would do everything I could to make...

  • Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    Updated: 58 min ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison. Kenneth Ireland was...

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