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The Galveston County Daily News : AP

July 29, 2014

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Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states in an effort to force Congress to come to grips with chronic funding problems that have plagued transportation programs in recent years.

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Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola.

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UCLA flooded by broken water main; people stranded
Posted: July 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broken water main near the UCLA campus is spewing water into the air, and stranding cars and people in underground parking structures.

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Coroner IDs kayaker who drowned in Arkansas River
Posted: July 29, 2014

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a kayaker whose body was pulled from the Arkansas River north of Buena Vista.

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Wife of US doctor with Ebola thanks supporters
Posted: July 29, 2014

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — The wife of an American doctor sick with the Ebola virus in Liberia has thanked supporters and asked for continued prayers and privacy.

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Vending firm ex-official sentenced in Pepsi scheme
Posted: July 29, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former official of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced to prison time for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period.

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US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion.

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Artist's foundation sues over NYC hotel painting
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A foundation that safeguards pop artist Larry Rivers' legacy says an ex-owner of New York's Chelsea Hotel removed, and won't return, a loaned painting that hung in the lobby.

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Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he's an amazing father and she forgives him.

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