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Congress growing impatient on inquiry in VA deaths

WASHINGTON - Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans Affairs Department. A former clinic director says dozens of veterans died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA hospital.

May 16, 2014 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | World


Aaron Hernandez charged in 2 more shooting deaths

BOSTON - Aaron Hernandez ambushed and shot to death two men after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub, prosecutors said Thursday as they announced new murder charges against the former NFL star, who was already awaiting trial in another shooting death.

May 15, 2014 | By BOB SALSBERG Associated Press | World


Should the government tell us what's in our food?

The state of Vermont soon will mandate that genetically modified foods - any plant or meat product that has had its DNA manipulated in a laboratory, also called a GMO - be labeled as such. The law, officially titled H.112, passed last Thursday and is the first in the United States to require the labelling of GMOs. It has attracted both public support and condemnation and raised the question as to whether the public needs GMOs labeled or not.

May 15, 2014 | By BETHAN OWEN Deseret News National | World


Ukraine launches talks, but its foes are missing

KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian government launched talks Wednesday on decentralizing power as part of a European-backed peace plan but did not invite its main foes, the pro-Russia insurgents who have declared independence in the east.

May 14, 2014 | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press | World


Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

RICHMOND, Va. - You may have to be at least 18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions, according to a report released Wednesday by an international rights group.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Immigrants' children account for growing U.S. population, and lawmakers are taking note

If not for immigrants having children, the U.S. population would be shrinking, according to a new report from the Urban Institute.

May 13, 2014 | By AMY McDONALD Deseret News National | World


Ex-Minnesota quarterback charged with assault

MANKATO, Minn. - Former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson was charged Monday with two counts of felony assault after a weekend fight outside a Mankato bar that left another man gravely injured.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Arizona town near Grand Canyon runs low on water

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - In the northern Arizona city of Williams, restaurant patrons don't automatically get a glass of water anymore. Residents caught watering lawns or washing cars with potable water can be fined. Businesses are hauling water from outside town to fill swimming pools, and building permits have been put on hold because there isn't enough water to accommodate development.

May 12, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Beatles Rickenbacker guitar coming to auction

NEW YORK - A guitar owned by George Harrison is heading to auction along with other Beatles and rock memorabilia.

May 11, 2014 | Associated Press | World


A look at all that 'Benghazi' stands for

WASHINGTON - To congressional Republicans, "Benghazi" is shorthand for incompetence and cover-up. Democrats hear it is as the hollow sound of pointless investigations.

May 11, 2014 | By CONNIE CASS Associated Press | World


Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

Police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep a suspect from committing suicide after a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase. But the man kept cutting phone calls short and pointing his handgun to his head.

May 11, 2014 | By CAROLINE THOMPSON Associated Press | World


10 ways to make Mom's day

Mother's Day is great, don't get me wrong. However, as much as I love flowers and homemade paperclip pots, there are ways that my family can make me feel special every day of the year. Whether it's acknowledgement from a teenage child, inclusion from adult kids or a father teaching his children respect for their mother, all children have something to give their moms. Here are 10 things I would love to receive from my children, no matter their stage of life.

May 10, 2014 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | World


Resell jeans? Resale value goes beyond used cars

NEW YORK - Jenna Broems shops for clothes the same way she hunts for a new car: She considers resale value.

May 10, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | World


9/11 remains returned to World Trade Center site

NEW YORK - The unidentified remains of those killed on Sept. 11 returned to the World Trade Center site in a solemn procession on a foggy Saturday morning.

May 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press | World


RNC changes debate rules for 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lunging for control of the GOP ahead of high-stakes elections, the Republican National Committee on Friday took steps to end free-for-all presidential debates and vowed to punish potential contenders who participate in rogue forums.

May 10, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | World


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Government made $100B in improper payments

WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

July 09, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | World


4 dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | World


US employers add 288k jobs in June

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

July 03, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK Associated Press | World


Storm's path puts it off NC beaches for July 4th

SAVANNAH - A hurricane watch covering nearly 200 miles along North Carolina's coast was issued early Wednesday, threatening Fourth of July plans as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward from Florida.

July 02, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | World


In dry California, water fetching record prices

SAN FRANCISCO - Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

July 02, 2014 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press | World


Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

WASHINGTON - Congress is wildly unpopular.

June 29, 2014 | By CONNIE CASS Associated Press | World


Police: 9 shot on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city's always-crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who were critically wounded, police said.

June 29, 2014 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press | World


Child dies when Italian ice shop door falls on her

PHILADELPHIA - Authorities were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl.

June 29, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

LOS ANGELES - NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft - and one day even astronauts - safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

June 29, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press | World


Year after firefighter deaths, town moves forward

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.

June 27, 2014 | By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | World


Ex-cop suspect in deaths of 2 women in suitcases

MINNEAPOLIS - The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz. Seven months later, her body and that of another woman were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway, and the former police officer whom Hollatz had long considered his top person of interest is now suspected in their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI and DINESH RAMDE Associated Press | World


Schools chief apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

PHOENIX - Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare recipients and other postings that were seen by some as racist.

June 26, 2014 | By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press | World


Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

WASHINGTON - The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil.

June 26, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | World


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