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The Galveston County Daily News : AP

July 30, 2014

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Stocks flatten out after Fed delivers no surprises

NEW YORK (AP) — A cheerful report on the U.S. economy, rising profits and no surprises from the Federal Reserve left the stock market nearly where it started on Wednesday.

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Key witness takes stand in ex-governor's trial
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 4:03 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The government's key witness is testifying in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears
Posted: July 30, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.

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Winemakers want NY to deny gas storage permits
Posted: July 30, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Finger Lakes winemakers and other business owners asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday to deny permits for natural gas and propane storage facilities in former salt mines along Seneca Lake, saying the projects would bring heavy industry, more truck traffic and an unacceptable risk of catastrophic accidents to a region that thrives on tourism.

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Crystal CEO contests subpoena in sweetener lawsuit
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 4:04 pm

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Lawyers for the corn syrup industry said Wednesday that American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg would be a good witness in a federal lawsuit filed by refined sugar manufacturers because his company isn't directly involved in the case and he can be more forthcoming than other industry executives.

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Pilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flight
Posted: July 30, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah airline pilot has been sentenced to just over two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old fellow passenger girl when he was off-duty on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City.

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3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 4:03 pm

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans.

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AP NewsAlert
Posted: July 30, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors' key witness takes stand at corruption trial for former Virginia governor, wife.

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2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 4:03 pm

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

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