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Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

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  • Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B
    Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel
    Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

  • Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn
    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 eath.

  • Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing
    Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

  • Man dies after lightning hits California beach
    Man dies after lightning hits California beach

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.

  • It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial
    It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

  • Mom on teen's 9-month absence: She wasn't pregnant

    NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.

  • Doctor: Lines placed correctly in Arizona inmate
    Doctor: Lines placed correctly in Arizona inmate

    PHOENIX (AP) — The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.

  • Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

    NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.

  • 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.

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