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  • Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

    Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:19:35 GMT
    The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...
    Authorities say a pipe break that flooded UCLA's famed Pauley Pavilion has now released 20 million gallons of water and continues to gush.
  • Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office

    Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:17:41 GMT
    A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician's office for about an hour, authorities say.
    A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician's office for about an hour, authorities say.
  • Key witness testifies in ex-governor's trial

    Key witness testifies in ex-governor's trial

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:17:40 GMT
    The assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has testified about arranging trips for the former first family.
    Curing his wife's thyroid disease. Connections in the high-end fashion world. Learjet flights for politicians.
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  • Key witness testifies in ex-governor's trial

    Key witness testifies in ex-governor's trial

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:17:40 GMT
    The assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has testified about arranging trips for the former first family.
    Curing his wife's thyroid disease. Connections in the high-end fashion world. Learjet flights for politicians.
  • Obama order to expand labor rights for contractors

    Obama order to expand labor rights for contractors

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:17:08 GMT
    President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government.
    President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday.
  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:07:54 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other...
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  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    House approves VA health care overhaul

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:19:50 GMT
    With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.
    The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:10:51 GMT
    Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov...
    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
  • Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

    Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:09:16 GMT
    Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.
    U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.
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  • ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

    ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:16:54 GMT
    ESPN says it has suspended sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure they don't provoke attacks.
    ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.
  • 'Flower Drum Song' lead James Shigeta dies at 85

    'Flower Drum Song' lead James Shigeta dies at 85

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:16:43 GMT
    James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical "Flower Drum Song" and had a small role in the first "Die Hard," has died. He was 85.
    James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical "Flower Drum Song" and had a small role in the first "Die Hard," has died. He was 85.
  • George W. Bush writes book about father

    George W. Bush writes book about father

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:37:30 GMT
    His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of...
    His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his...
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  • Argentina, creditors fail to reach debt deal

    Argentina, creditors fail to reach debt deal

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:48:10 GMT
    Argentina's economy minister led a last-gasp effort Wednesday to strike a deal with U.S. creditors that would prevent the South American country from slipping into default.
    Talks between Argentina and U.S.-based creditors have ended without a settlement that would avoid the country's second default in 13 years.
  • Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

    Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:37:50 GMT
    Russia's central bank is promising to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble on opening in Moscow.
    U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for...
  • Liberia's president closes schools amid Ebola

    Liberia's president closes schools amid Ebola

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:37:41 GMT
    Liberia's president late Wednesday ordered the nation's schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as an Ebola outbreak that already has killed more than 130 people in the country deepened.
    Liberia's president late Wednesday ordered the nation's schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as an Ebola outbreak that already has killed more than 130 people in the country deepened.
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