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Suspect in Texas police shooting 'presumed dead'

Authorities say a man suspected of shooting two South Texas police officers is "presumed dead" after an assault by officers on the house in which he was barricaded. More>>

US: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane Video included

Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More>>

Mysterious white flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge

Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. More>>

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year. More>>

Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

Since Myra James found out her gynecologist of 20 years had been using tiny cameras to secretly record his patients' sex organs, the former patient says she hasn't gone back. More>>

Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify

The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers is set to testify today at the Los Angeles trial to determine whether the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can go through. More>>

Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

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Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users. More>>

Officers fight subpoenas in theater shootings case

The city of Aurora and two police officers who are potential prosecution witnesses in the Colorado theater shootings case are fighting attempts by defense attorneys to get the officers' disciplinary records. More>>

Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine. More>>

Death of baby killed by dog is ruled an accident

The death of a 7-month-old Indiana boy who was attacked and killed by a dog in Ohio has been ruled an accident. More>>

New York court: Spanking was not excessive

A New York court has ruled that a Long Island father used reasonable force when he spanked his 8-year-old son for cursing at an adult. More>>

UPDATE: Obama calls for immediate access to crash site

President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Monday morning. More>>

Liberals swoon for Warren, point to Clinton in '16

 At Netroots Nation, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren captures the hearts of Democratic activists thinking about the 2016 presidential campaign. More>>

Gov. Christie would consider immigrant children

Gov. Chris Christie says he would consider requests to help immigrant children in New Jersey, but would not encourage families to send them to his state. More>>

Longtime Apple director steps down from board

One of the most trusted advisers to late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is retiring from the iPhone maker's board of directors. More>>

Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

This pacemaker doesn't need any batteries.

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Defense: Boston bombing suspect's friend was naive

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a naive college kid who was prosecuted because he was a "friend of the bomber," a defense lawyer said Wednesday, while prosecutors told a jury the man was an active participant in a plan to protect Tsarnaev by removing altered fireworks and other items from his dorm room. More>>

California water use rises amid severe drought

Californians have increased their water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining. More>>

In rush to cut benefits backlog, VA made errors Video included

An internal watchdog says that in its rush to cut a huge backlog of claims for disability benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a high error rate that results in payments to many veterans who lack adequate medical evidence of a disability. More>>

What smells? 150 homes evacuated due to mysterious odor Video included

Residents of 150 suburban Philadelphia homes are being allowed to return as their houses are tested after a voluntary evacuation overnight due to a mysterious odor. More>>

Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

A senior defense official says Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, has been returned to regular Army duty. More>>

Fire forces evacuation of southwest Michigan hotel

Authorities in southwestern Michigan say an electrical fire broke out at a hotel, injuring two women and forcing dozens of visitors to evacuate their rooms. More>>

JWoww of 'Jersey Shore' welcomes daughter Meilani

JWoww from "Jersey Shore" is a mom. More>>

Guam-bound United plane diverted to Midway atoll

A United Airlines flight from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to the remote island of Midway because of a mechanical issue. More>>

Head of US pension agency resigning

The federal agency that insures company pensions for more than 40 million Americans says its top official is resigning. More>>

Police couldn't watch Navy Yard surveillance video

An internal District of Columbia police report on the response to the Washington Navy Yard shooting says officers were hindered because they couldn't access live surveillance-camera footage of the shooter. More>>

'Missing' boy found in basement tells authorities of grueling forced exercise

Twice each day, 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V says in court documents, he was forced to do 100 push-ups, 200 sit-ups and 100 jumping jacks.
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Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

 Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August if lawmakers don't approve a $3.7 billion emergency budget request. More>>

Obama asking companies to pay suppliers faster

 The White House says companies like Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small business. More>>

Man left in DEA cell says lights were turned off

A San Diego college student who was locked and handcuffed in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration cell for five days without food or water says he exchanged words with a man through his cell door just before a light was turned off. More>>

Unlikely friendship creates some beautiful moments Video included

A veteran and a little boy in Farmington, MN have formed an unlikely friendship.This is a story you just have to watch! More>>

RGA raises $26.6M in 2Q on Christie's watch

The investigations into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration don't seem to be dimming his fundraising power. More>>

Car seat recall expanded

Graco has agreed to recall 1.9 million infant car seats under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More>>

Diane Sawyer leaving World News Video included

ABC News announced Wednesday that Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulous and David Muir are changing their roles within the network. More>>

Girls, 12, charged in Waukesha stabbing due in court Video included

The two girls accused of a brutal stabbing of a friend to please an online fictional character are due in Waukesha County court Wednesday afternoon for a hearing. More>>

Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

A federal magistrate judge has refused to put gay marriages on hold in Idaho pending an appeal from the state's governor. More>>

Small business owners still cautious, surveys find

Small business owners are keeping a cautious approach to running their companies even as they grow more optimistic. More>>

Authorities: Clamp snapped in circus accident

A public safety official in Rhode Island says investigators looking into what happened to send eight circus acrobats plummeting to the ground during a performance have found that a clamp snapped. More>>

Wisconsin veterinarian to help fight pig virus

Wisconsin's state veterinarian has been asked to help in the fight against a virus that has killed millions of pigs in the past year. More>>

Electronic filing of tax returns is now preferred by most taxpayers

More and more taxpayers are entering the digital age in filing their returns.  More>>

Suspect in Wis. newborn kidnap is charged in Iowa

An Iowa prosecutor has filed a child endangerment charge against a woman suspected of kidnapping of a newborn baby and leaving him behind a gas station.
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House passes debt ceiling increase

The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies. More>>

Contrast for parties in 2016 presidential race

The early stages of the 2016 presidential contest are worlds apart for Democrats and Republicans. More>>

Company makes good on leaving Colo. over gun laws

One of the country's largest producers of gun magazines is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new gun laws.
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Obama signs up through DC health care exchange

Multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. More>>

Astronauts complete rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

It's a wrap for NASA's Christmas Eve spacewalk. More>>

Amtrak train collides with vehicle in Virginia

Authorities say an Amtrak train has collided with a vehicle in south central Virginia and there are injuries. More>>

NJ town honors late actor James Gandolfini

Cast members of "The Sopranos" were on hand as a New Jersey town remembered native son James Gandolfini.    More>>

UPDATE: Train derails in New York City

A passenger train has derailed in New York City. More>>

AP source: No right to enrich in Iran deal

A senior Obama administration official says the nuclear deal with Iran does not include recognition of Iran's right to enrich uranium. That had been a sticking point in the negotiations between Iran and six world powers, including the United States. The official says the deal includes an agreement that Iran will halt progress on its nuclear program, including a plutonium reactor at the Arak facility. The deal also calls on Iran to neutralize its 20 percent enriched uranium stockpiles. ... More>>

Suspected LAX gunman charged

Federal prosecutors have filed charges of murder and commission of violence at an international airport against the unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport.    More>>

Slain LAX TSA officer remembered as a family man

The 100-foot pylons at Los Angeles International Airport will be lit blue this weekend in honor of a transportation security officer who was killed in a shooting.    More>>

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