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Published 9 minutes ago
Congress races to finish vet, highway bills
WASHINGTON — Rushing toward the exits, Congress today scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.

Updated 44 minutes ago
U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 302K
WASHINGTON — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.

Updated 47 minutes ago
Clinton still Ohio's choice for U.S. leader
COLUMBUS — Hillary Clinton remains Ohioans' choice for the next president even as their opinion of the current Democratic occupant of the White House remains near an all-time low, according to the latest Quinnipiac Poll released today.

Published 1 hour ago
Crash leads to buffet for zoo animals
OAKLAND, Calif. — Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway.

Published 3 hours ago
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Updated 15 hours ago
Republicans vote to sue Obama
WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan today to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

Updated 17 hours ago
House passes Veterans Affairs overhaul
WASHINGTON — The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans’ health care.

Published 21 hours ago
Greenpeace attorneys question P&G's damage claim
CINCINNATI — Attorneys for nine Greenpeace activists facing felony charges for a stunning protest at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters are challenging the consumer product company’s damage claims.

Updated 21 hours ago
Dayton offers up shelters for immigrants
CINCINNATI — Despite opposition from a congressman and other southwest Ohio officials, Dayton will offer up two sites where immigrant children from Central America could be sheltered, the mayor and city manager told federal authorities.

Updated 21 hours ago
UCLA to assess damages from broken pipe
LOS ANGELES  — 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.