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  • Death toll hits 51 from mudslide in Indian village

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MALIN, India (AP) — Heavy rains hampered efforts Friday by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that engulfed an entire village in western India rose to 51. Rescuers are still looking for about 100 people missing and...

  • Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C. The decision allows only a narrow set of Medicaid patients to be treated with the $1,000-per-pill drug known as...

  • Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys. Woods bounced back with birdies all three times that he made mistakes, opening with a 2-under 68 on a soft, gentle day for...

  • Lackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craig

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline. The deal leaves the Red Sox without their top two starters. Both teams announced the move a few hours after the...

  • Officials: US citizen killed by bandits in Haiti

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An American citizen of Haitian descent was killed last week by armed robbers shortly after arriving in her impoverished Caribbean homeland to visit relatives, friends and officials said Thursday. The U.S. State Department on Thursday identified the victim...

  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. Faring far better, a...

  • USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    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. Final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry...

  • Australia welcomes Gaza ceasefire as 'marvelous'

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Friday welcomed a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as "a marvelous humanitarian thing." Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative government is a staunch ally of Israel, and angered Arab and Islamic countries in June by...

  • Pine sawfly outbreak reported south of Denver

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    FRANKTOWN, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado State Forest Service says the pine sawfly, a native insect that defoliates ponderosa pines, has reached "epidemic" levels south of Denver. The outbreak was detected a few weeks ago and is believed to have started near the border of El Paso and...

  • Kristen Gillman leads Junior PGA at Miramont

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Kristen Gillman increased her lead to six strokes Thursday in the Junior PGA Championship, shooting a 1-under 70 at Miramont to reach 11 under. Gillman, the 16-year-old Austin, Texas, player who has committed to Alabama, had the best three-day total in the history...

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