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Work to tow away Costa Concordia to start soon

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — Italian authorities say work to float the shipwrecked Costa Concordia so it can be towed away for scrapping can start Monday, weather-permitting.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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As deaths rise, no end seen to Israeli offensive

JERUSALEM (AP) — Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation, vowing to press on until there is a halt to rocket attacks from the seaside territory.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Artist: Santa Fe police pulled rifle for dog poop

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A well-known American Indian artist said police in New Mexico pulled a rifle on him after his dog pooped in his SUV and a woman mistook his cleanup efforts for a burglary.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and countless others, has died.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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Trial: dengue shot offers some protection

LONDON (AP) — The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever," according to a large trial.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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