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  • Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

    Updated: 39 min ago

    FREDERICK, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers. Oklahoma medical examiner's office spokeswoman Amy Elliott says 69-year-old Jim Yost died Tuesday from blunt...

  • Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

    Updated: 39 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says his proposal would cost less...

  • Pampa military museum gets part of old nuke bomb

    Updated: 39 min ago

    PAMPA, Texas (AP) — A military museum in the Texas Panhandle has acquired part of an inactive nuclear bomb on hand during the Cold War. Pantex Plant crews on Wednesday helped unload an empty B53 nuclear weapons case at the Freedom Museum USA in Pampa. The last of the nation's...

  • Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

    Updated: 39 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants. In a testy exchange, Sen. Bob Menendez lashed...

  • Lawsuit filed after run in West Virginia canceled

    Updated: 39 min ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against the producers of a run that was canceled in Charleston in which participants were told they wouldn't be issued refunds. The Charleston law firm of Preston and Solango filed the lawsuit Wednesday that seeks class-action status...

  • South African race track lives on; Porsche buys

    Updated: 39 min ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's most famous motor racing track just got an extension. The South African unit of sports car maker Porsche bought the Kyalami race track for $19.5 million at an auction Thursday, easing concerns among racing enthusiasts that the winning bidder would...

  • AAA: Texas retail gasoline prices slip 4 cents

    Updated: 39 min ago

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices have slipped 4 cents this week amid lower crude oil costs. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide settled at $3.41 per gallon. Motorists across the U.S. are paying an average $3.55 per...

  • Ford 2Q net profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion

    Updated: 39 min ago

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years. But things will get leaner in the second half as Ford closes one of its U.S....

  • Vegas customs line set to shorten with new program

    Updated: 40 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Overseas visitors coming to Las Vegas could soon be spending less time in customs lines. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that McCarran International Airport will be participating in a pilot program that offers more flexibility in scheduling...

  • IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014

    Updated: 40 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies. The lending organization predicted Thursday that global growth will be 3.4...

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