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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 11:31 AM

UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.... 7/30/2014 1:05 PM

Los Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbers
A torrent of water spewed from a nearly century-old pipe that burst in Los Angeles, shutting down a section of Sunset Boulevard and inundating the campus of UCLA. Here are some of the numbers behind Tuesday's rupture:... 7/30/2014 12:57 PM

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

APNewsBreak: Ventura passage to be cut from book
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The passage from the best-selling memoir "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against author Chris Kyle will be removed, publisher HarperCollins said Wednesday.... 7/30/2014 11:12 AM

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.... 7/30/2014 12:39 PM

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

6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday.... 7/30/2014 1:08 PM

Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) -- Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its ability to defend small islands it controls but China claims as its own.... 7/30/2014 10:08 AM

Surviving suspect describes Vegas crime spree
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say a suspect arrested in a deadly Las Vegas home invasion told them she fought off a woman with a screwdriver to help her partner in crime as he struggled with and fatally shot the woman's husband.... 7/30/2014 12:26 PM