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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.... 7/29/2014 11:59 AM

Man charged in teen's disappearance heads to court
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man was due in court Tuesday to face a kidnapping charge in the case of a teenager who vanished after leaving her high school in October and then showed up at home last week.... 7/29/2014 9:10 AM

Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.... 7/29/2014 12:13 PM

Immigration overload: The debate in governor races
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors across the country, spurring a wide range of reactions from governors, many of whom are up for re-election this fall.... 7/29/2014 12:11 PM

Prosecutor: Ex-governor, wife illegally took gifts
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company.... 7/29/2014 11:42 AM

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
CHICAGO (AP) -- The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.... 7/29/2014 10:42 AM

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?... 7/29/2014 2:04 AM

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.... 7/28/2014 8:25 PM

Opponents, supporters to discuss clean air rules
DENVER (AP) -- Hundreds of people are expected to attend public hearings this week in a handful of cities across the U.S. to tell federal regulators what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants.... 7/29/2014 11:39 AM

Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
NEW YORK (AP) -- A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said.... 7/29/2014 5:36 AM