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Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.... 7/31/2014 6:38 PM

Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000
She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."... 7/31/2014 4:00 PM

Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office building in downtown Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.... 7/31/2014 7:13 PM

In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again.... 7/31/2014 5:38 PM

AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.... 7/31/2014 4:54 PM

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.... 7/31/2014 7:52 PM

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade.... 7/31/2014 6:14 PM

WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he defrauded a program meant to benefit minority- and women-owned businesses.... 7/31/2014 7:59 PM

Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire.... 7/31/2014 9:22 PM

Colorado woman guilty of kidnapping newborn nephew
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A woman who admitted to taking her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and ditching him in freezing temperatures outside an Iowa gas station was convicted Thursday of kidnapping.... 7/31/2014 6:13 PM