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  • Florida editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: July 30 Herald Tribune, Sarasota, Florida, on cable customers lacking leverage: When you have a problem with your cable service, there's a handy "800" number to call. But getting actual help ... ah, that can be another challenge entirely....

  • Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators. Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., led the effort, with lawmakers from both parties saying they...

  • Ticket me Elmo: NYC weighs street character law

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A summer spike in costumed characters behaving badly in Times Square — most recently a Spider-Man accused of punching a police officer — has turned up the heat on plans to regulate the legions of Elmos, Cookie Monsters and Statues of Liberty who often demand money for...

  • Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things. Enter the 3Doodler: the pen that turns...

  • Text of Lois Lerner's email exchange

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Former IRS official Lois Lerner had the following email exchange with a personal associate on Nov. 9, 2012. At the time, Lerner directed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired. During the exchange, Lerner says she is traveling in...

  • Boeing will handle final assembly of 787-10 in SC

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing says final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina. The company says the work will be done in North Charleston, South Carolina, because the plane is too large to efficiently transport...

  • AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed. For the moment, the...

  • Minnesota archbishop won't resign amid criticism

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign despite criticism over the archdiocese's handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests. Archbishop John Nienstedt made his comments in in a column that will appear in Thursday's...

  • Justice Dept. weighs in on OH, WI voting cases

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo...

  • Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison never made it inside the 12-foot-high razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused in connection with...

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