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  • family.jpeg Struck by rock thrown from overpass, mom fights for life

    DANVILLE, Pa. — A 52-year-old Uniontown, Ohio, mother of four fought for her life in a hospital Monday as a result of a rock thrown from a highway overpass that shattered the windshield of the family car during a trip to New York City.Authorities hav

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • School Lunches [Duplicate] Officials try healthier cafeteria options BOSTON — Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turn

    July 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • California man catches 482-pound halibut in Alaska SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska.The Orange County Register reports Friday 76-year-old Jack McGuire of Santa Ana caught a 482-pound Pacific halibut.McGuire struggled for 40 minutes b

    July 15, 2014

  • Police officer killed Sidewalk memorial honors cop killer JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A day after a rookie police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners came to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial with candles, balloons, empty liquor bottles and messages of love from friends scrawled on T-shirts tape

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Plane's swastika banner spurs criticism around NYC NEW YORK (AP) — A banner aiming to change people’s minds about what swastikas stand for has stirred outrage after it flew over beaches in New York City and on Long Island.Some beachgoers were appalled and officials fielded complaints after a plane to

    July 15, 2014

  • Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

    Citigroup agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades.

    July 14, 2014

  • World Bank: Tackling Climate Will Grow the Economy

    Fighting climate change would help grow the world economy, according to the World Bank, adding up to $2.6 trillion a year to global GDP in the coming decades.

    July 14, 2014

  • US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

    The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it's 54 percent.

    July 14, 2014

  • Democrats get help from Massachusetts Sen. Warren

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November.

    July 14, 2014

  • airmen.jpg Airmen laid to rest back home in Indiana 6 decades after death

    Unchecked tears rolled down Paul Martin’s lined face as he clutched the hand of an Air Force servicewoman who handed him a handwritten note at the graveside service for his older brother.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

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