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  • Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel

    Updated: 51 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess. As the Gaza war escalates, Israel is proving to be among the few subjects...

  • Operator: Stranded boat was in restricted area

    Updated: 51 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A group of whale watchers expecting only an afternoon tour were forced instead to spend a long night at sea after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable off Massachusetts, officials and passengers said Tuesday. Boston Harbor Cruises, which operates the whale watch,...

  • Lawmakers: Is beefed-up border security worth it?

    Updated: 51 min ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A legislative panel is questioning what Texas will ultimately have to show for the $5.2 million per week it's spending on beefed-up border security amid a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children. Gov. Rick Perry is deploying 1,000 National Guard troops to the...

  • Coast Guard finds missing boaters off Texas shore

    Updated: 51 min ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has found a missing charter boat with four people aboard about 40 miles off the Texas coast. A Coast Guard air crew spotted the boat Tuesday morning in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials say all four people are in good condition and have had...

  • Fort Bragg soldier dies in pedestrian accident

    Updated: 51 min ago

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Fayetteville police say a Fort Bragg soldier is dead after he was struck by a vehicle as he tried to cross a local street. A statement from the Army post said 23-year-old Spec. Fernando Rodriguez of Brownsville, Texas, was attempting to cross Morganton Road...

  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Updated: 51 min ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its...

  • Body of child stowaway found in US cargo plane

    Updated: 51 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of a teen stowaway was found and removed from a compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a military base in Germany, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The fact that an unauthorized person managed to...

  • Perry: NH should be embarrassed by Shaheen

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says New Hampshire voters should be embarrassed by Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's record on border security. The Republican governor weighed in on New Hampshire's Senate race on Tuesday in a conference call with reporters. Shaheen will likely...

  • Mother of slain Mexican teen sues US Border Patrol

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The mother of a Mexican teen who was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly two years ago sued the agency on Tuesday, saying her son was playing basketball with his girlfriend and friends minutes before he was hit in the back by at least eight...

  • Roby slams Central Ala. VA scheduling manipulation

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama congresswoman says a new report is the strongest evidence yet that patient scheduling manipulation was standard operating procedure at Veterans Affairs health care facilities in central Alabama. The Department of Veterans Affairs released data to...

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