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Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates

July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still... more »»

Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary... more »»

Escaped inmate suspected in killing captured after chase

July 31, 2015

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an escaped inmate suspected of strangling an acquaintance while on the run led Pennsylvania police on a chase and rammed a cruiser before being captured. more »»

Coast Guard suspending search at sunset for missing teens

July 31, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard says it's suspending its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week.

Capt. more »»

Obama signs highway extension, calls for long-term funding

July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. government can't keep funding highway and transit projects "by the seat of our pant. more »»

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

July 31, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage... more »»

US condemns terrorist attack that killed Palestinian toddler

July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is condemning an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler, branding it a "vicious terrorist" act... more »»

WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

July 31, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.

The documents include what appear to be five U. more »»

Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet

July 31, 2015

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. more »»

Questions remain after Boston's 2024 Olympics bid ends

July 31, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion this week, with local organizers and the U.S. more »»

Closing of Baltimore detention center marks a milestone

July 31, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An announcement by Maryland Gov. more »»

Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther King's church

July 31, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Questions remain after Boston's Olympics bid ends

July 31, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion earlier this week, with local organizers and the U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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