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Kerry attempts to allay GOP concerns of Iran pact side deal

Laurie Kellman and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:41am

Secretary of State John Kerry attempted on Wednesday to allay the concerns of Republican senators who complained they are being asked to vote on the Iran nuclear deal without being privy to verification documents being separately negotiated by international nuclear inspectors.

Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:40am

When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.

Vail set to make official it's combining 2 Utah ski resorts

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:59am

Ski industry titan Vail Resorts is set to make official Wednesday that it is combining Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort under one name and logo.

US pending home sales slip in June

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:41am

The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth.

Greece's Tsipras: party rebels could force early election

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:21am

Greece's prime minister sought to contain a deepening rift in his radical left Syriza party Wednesday, warning rebels that he would have to call early elections if they keep opposing key reforms demanded for a new international bailout.

US stocks edge higher in early trading; Goodyear gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:50am

U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as Goodyear and other companies report strong results.

Lew gets more than 1 million comments on currency redesign

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:41am

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday he's gotten more than a million responses to his request for comments on how U.S. currency should be redesigned and recommendations for what woman should become the first female on U.S. paper money in more than a century.

House, Senate move toward short-term highway bill

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:31am

The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a long-term transportation deal.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:30am

Pennsylvania US Rep. Fattah indicted in racketeering case; accused of misappropriating funds.

IMF's Lagarde: World economy fragile, faces downside risks

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:20am

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some downside risks."

Portuguese government suggests employees start pedaling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:10am

The Portuguese government is recommending its staff try cycling in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money on gas.

Volkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled markets

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:50am

Automaker Volkswagen saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM.

Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:41am

A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire accused of taking part in a scheme to steal trade secrets from U.S. corn companies.

ND fines Idaho company $900K for failing to clean up spills

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:21am

North Dakota regulators have fined an Idaho company $900,000 not cleaning up spills at oil well sites.

Nokia launches virtual reality camera for 3D video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:11am

Nokia says it's launching a virtual reality camera that will be able to capture three-dimensional video designed for professional content creators.

Calais migrants: 2nd night of mass attempts to reach England

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:11am

Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed to death by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:40am

A man is facing charges after an acquaintance says he stabbed him outside a Las Vegas post office. KSNV-TV reports that the victim says he drove a 22-year-old man to the post office yesterday to pick up a package. The man became irate when the package was not available for pick up and the two argued in their vehicle. The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the other man.

Correction: Lake Erie Algae story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:40am

In a story July 28 about toxins in lakes, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the affiliation of Milt Miller. He is restoration manager for Grand Lake St. Marys, not Lake Erie.

UI president defers salary program pending state budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:01am

The University of Illinois is suspending its annual merit-based salary increase program until the state budget impasse is settled, Champaign-Urbana campus president Timothy Killeen said.