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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central... Full Story

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  • Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children
    Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

  • UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding
    UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The quiet summer campus of UCLA suddenly was steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some 8 million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.

  • Los Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbers
    Los Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbers

    A torrent of water spewed from a nearly century-old pipe that burst in Los Angeles, shutting down a section of Sunset Boulevard and inundating the campus of UCLA. Here are some of the numbers behind Tuesday's rupture:

  • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia
    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have cost more lives on both sides.

  • APNewsBreak: Ventura passage to be cut from book
    APNewsBreak: Ventura passage to be cut from book

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The passage from the best-selling memoir "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against author Chris Kyle will be removed, publisher HarperCollins said Wednesday.

  • A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging
    A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.

  • US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law
    US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.

  • Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii
    Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its ability to defend small islands it controls but China claimsas its own.

  • Surviving suspect describes Vegas crime spree
    Surviving suspect describes Vegas crime spree

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a suspect arrested in a deadly Las Vegas home invasion told them she fought off a woman with a screwdriver to help her partner in crime as he struggled with and fatally shot the woman's husband.

  • Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.

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