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July 22, 2014 - 8:35am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

The Labor Department says prices rose 0.3 percent in June following a 0.4 percent rise in May which had been the biggest one-month gain in more than a year.

Energy prices were up 1.6 percent, nearly double the May gain, reflecting a sharp 3.3 percent rise in gasoline...

July 22, 2014 - 8:16am
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NEWFIELDS, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $100 ticket.

Hallie Bibeau of Newfields tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1sJFYK0) she was driving east on Route 101 on Friday when she had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting the ducklings. She says their mother and several of the ducklings were hit by a car. The mother died.

The 33-year-old Bibeau called...

July 22, 2014 - 8:14am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Maryland say a couple kept their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room with no furniture and only a tiny window for light.

Court records show John and Janice Land are free on bond after they were charged Friday with two counts each of vulnerable adult abuse and attempted false imprisonment.

Charging documents say Montgomery County police went to the home to serve an unrelated search warrant Thursday and...

July 22, 2014 - 6:13am
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. ISRAELI DEFENSE SOURCE: ONE SOLDIER MISSING IN GAZA

The official says the IDF combatant went missing after a deadly battle over the weekend. Gaza was heavily bombarded through night and morning with several mosques also targeted.

2. FOR MANY JEWS, A CALL TO FIGHT, FAR FROM THE LIVES THEY KNOW

The two...

July 22, 2014 - 6:01am
52 min 3 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train.

The White House is releasing the results of a report developed under the leadership of Vice President Joe Biden. The report says the government is working to tailor training and grants to better match jobs that are in demand. The...

July 22, 2014 - 5:39am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.

CEO Richard Parsons will be called as a witness to support Shelly Sterling's bid to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

Parsons took over leadership of the Clippers in May during the media blitz surrounding the...

July 22, 2014 - 5:23am
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court today will publicly reprimand a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a former teacher for raping a 14-year-old student.

The censure is a public declaration by the high court that a judge is guilty of misconduct.

District Judge G. Todd Baugh of Billings gave Stacey Rambold just 30 days in prison after suggesting the victim also shared responsibility for the 2007 rape.

The girl...

July 22, 2014 - 5:07am
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MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic but is expected to degenerate over the next few days.

The depression's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 35 mph (55 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some weakening is expected by Wednesday night and the depression is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure in two to three days.

The depression is centered about 1,025 miles (1,645 kilometers) east...

July 22, 2014 - 4:49am
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ATLANTA (AP) — After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to take control of the chamber.

Voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide between Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue after a closely watched campaign shaped largely by each candidate's personal history rather than the issues. The two...

July 22, 2014 - 4:30am
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BALTIMORE (AP) — For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.

Since she found out her practitioner of 20 years, Dr. Nikita Levy, had been using tiny cameras to secretly record his patients' genitals, she said, "I can't bring myself to go back."

Levy, 54, had worked at the East Baltimore Medical Center, a Johns Hopkins community clinic, for 25 years before he was fired in February of 2013 after admitting to the...

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