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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally....

UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The quiet summer campus of UCLA suddenly was steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some 8 million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation....

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) -- The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have cost more lives on both sides....

APNewsBreak: Ventura passage to be cut from book

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The passage from the best-selling memoir "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against author Chris Kyle will be removed, publisher HarperCollins said Wednesday....

US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending....

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business....

Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) -- Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its ability to defend small islands it controls but China claims as its own....

Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

DALLAS (AP) -- Florida-based testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said a processing issue has caused delays for bar exam takers in multiple states who were submitting their answers....

Hawaii health care faces federal threat

HONOLULU (AP) -- Janice Nakamura knows the financial burden of going without health care, and she's thankful for the Hawaii law that strictly mandates expansive, employer-provided coverage for her and her family....

Police: Boy, 8, shot and killed in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy who was lying in bed early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit him, Detroit police said....