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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.... 7/30/2014 4:25 AM

UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly 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.... 7/30/2014 9:31 AM

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.... 7/30/2014 4:17 AM

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.... 7/29/2014 6:07 PM

US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.... 7/30/2014 9:39 AM

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.... 7/30/2014 4:30 AM

Processing issue delays bar exam submissions
DALLAS (AP) -- Florida-based testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said a processing issue has caused delays for bar exam takers in multiple states who were submitting their answers.... 7/30/2014 3:12 AM

Hawaii health care faces federal threat
HONOLULU (AP) -- Janice Nakamura knows the financial burden of going without health care, and she's thankful for the Hawaii law that strictly mandates expansive, employer-provided coverage for her and her family.... 7/29/2014 5:04 PM

Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators - Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.... 7/30/2014 1:44 AM

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.... 7/30/2014 5:00 AM