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  • APNewsBreak: Cop shooting suspect faced 30 years

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court records show a man suspected of killing a Mendota Heights police officer was wanted because he had left a drug treatment program and faced up to 30 years in prison. Thirty-nine-year-old Brian George Fitch Sr. is in serious condition after being shot during his...

  • USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. The final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry...

  • Colorado to begin licenses for immigrants

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status. The documents will start being issued Friday amid high demand. About 9,500 people are signed up for appointments through...

  • Jury begins deliberating Wisconsin kidnapping case

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jurors deliberating the case of a woman who took her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home must determine whether she was stealing the baby to pass him off as her own, as prosecutors contend, or was acting on the father's request, as the defense insists. The jury...

  • Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state. The German gas mask originally got to Wyoming by way of U.S. Army Sgt. Robert O....

  • Official: Ferries to be back to normal Saturday

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — Puget Sound ferry service should be back on schedule by Saturday after disruptions caused by maintenance and unexpected repairs, the interim head of Washington State Ferries said Thursday. The problems have left riders grumbling about long waits and cancellations during...

  • Montana prairie reserve tops 300,000 acres

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A private conservation reserve taking shape on north-central Montana's open prairie now spans more than 300,000 acres — or almost 470 square miles — with the addition of a large parcel south of Malta that was disclosed Thursday. American Prairie Reserve manager...

  • Iliad of France makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile US Inc., the most eligible company in the U.S. wireless industry, has another suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake. Iliad is injecting itself into the courtship of...

  • Exxon profit surges, but production slips

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil's net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped a disappointing 6 percent. Exxon reported net income of $8.78 billion in for the second quarter Thursday, on revenue of...

  • Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. The NTSB's conclusion was part of a...

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