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House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a battle pitting the nation's airlines against their passengers, and the first round has gone to the industry.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Within minutes, the line at the food truck parked on a busy Queens thoroughfare extended several people deep. Hipster foodies looking to sample vegan pizzas or fusion tacos?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014

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Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn

Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless death.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014

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In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower of Pisa.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014

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