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US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.... 7/29/2014 2:54 PM

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 3:23 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

Peace camp in US unites Israeli, Palestinian teens
It's no surprise Noa Epstein worries about the safety of her husband, a reservist in the Israeli army called to duty as war smolders in the Gaza Strip. But, still carrying memories of a transformative summer camp experience nearly two decades ago, she knows there is another side to the conflict, and she is filled with concern for the Palestinians too.... 7/29/2014 2:55 PM

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first's lady's "crush" on a businessman accused of lavishing them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.... 7/29/2014 2:42 PM

Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.... 7/29/2014 2:06 PM

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.... 7/29/2014 2:33 PM

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little
DENVER (AP) -- Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.... 7/29/2014 2:49 PM

AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.... 7/29/2014 12:49 PM

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 2:02 PM