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  • Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease urged Congress on Tuesday to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease. "I look to y'all to help us to get that which we need," Robert Bailey of Princeton, West Virginia told...

  • Cause of Williston fire unknown, flights canceled

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A massive fire at an oil supply company was burning itself out Tuesday afternoon, 12 hours after it began in an industrial part of the western North Dakota oil patch town of Williston. Authorities had not said as of Tuesday afternoon what caused the fire at...

  • Gov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department says it has seized more than $625,000 and arrested 192 people in a crackdown on human smuggling along the Mexican border in South Texas. The government's crackdown, called "Operation Coyote," is another front in the Obama...

  • Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store. Authorities say 71-year-old Robert Durst was arrested Sunday after arguing with store...

  • Md. state senator must drop Hershey-bar-like signs

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge says a political candidate whose last name is Hershey must stop using campaign materials that mimic the look of the famous chocolate bar. The judge ruled Thursday that Maryland state Sen. Stephen Hershey Jr. must stop using his dark brown signs with...

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,194

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    As of Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at least 2,194 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated...

  • US aerospace conglomerate to expand in Puerto Rico

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor says a U.S. aerospace manufacturing firm is investing $9 million to expand its operations on the island. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Tuesday the expansion of UTC Aerospace Systems follows a previous investment of $15 million that...

  • Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Preliminary Pentagon data shows that suicides among active duty military increased a bit this year compared to the same period last year, but officials say that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs. Pentagon documents show...

  • The all-Mountain West preseason team

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A list of the preseason all-Mountain West Conference team as selected by media covering the league: OFFENSE QB_Chuckie Keeton, Sr., Utah State WR_Matt Miller, Sr., Boise State WR_Devante Davis, Sr., UNLV RB_Jay Ajayi, Jr., Boise State RB_Donnel Pumphrey, So.,...

  • China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets. Chinese authorities...

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