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2 crashes minutes apart injure 40 in San Francisco

08/02/2014 2:40am
Forty people were injured and more than half of them hospitalized in two separate San Francisco transit collisions just minutes apart — a bus and a dump truck crashed then a light-rail train and a tractor-trailer collided across town.

Obama: Congress left town with unfinished business

08/02/2014 4:10am
President Barack Obama says he's taking action on his own because Congress is doing so little for working families.

Taiwan explosions probe focuses on petrochem firm

08/02/2014 6:50am
Authorities in Taiwan's second-biggest city zeroed in on a petrochemical firm Saturday in their investigation into a series of gas pipeline explosions that killed 28 people and injured 286, as anger rose over the handling of the disaster.

Hiring up, but Yellen 'dashboard' signals caution

08/02/2014 7:10am
With employers ramping up hiring and the unemployment rate sinking in the past year, pressure is rising on Janet Yellen's Federal Reserve: Is the time near to raise interest rates to prevent a strengthening economy from igniting inflation?

Vermont students learn culinary, business skills

08/02/2014 7:10am
Ten Burlington High School students are staffing a food truck at various locations this summer as part of a program to teach them culinary and business skills.

Analysis: Veterans and Israel do well in Congress

08/02/2014 7:20am
In more than five years in Congress, Republican Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana recalls voting only once for emergency spending that raised the federal deficit.

Experts: Obama can do a lot to change immigration

08/02/2014 8:51am
What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.

Push continues for charter schools in Nebraska

08/02/2014 9:20am
The fight to establish charter schools in Nebraska isn't over, despite the loss of a key advocate in the Nebraska Legislature and opponents' vow to keep the publicly funded, independently run schools out of the state.

Access to specialty care out of reach for many

08/02/2014 9:50am
A finger on Myrtis Henderson's left hand is stuck in a bent position, a cyst on the tendon freezing any motion.

Sanders hails passage of VA bill

08/02/2014 10:51am
Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says new legislation passed this past week should go a long way toward clearing up long delays some veterans have been seeing when they seek medical care from Veterans Affairs health centers.

Greenville hospital gets $7 million cancer grant

08/02/2014 11:30am
A hospital in Greenville is getting a nearly $7 million grant to research how to improve the long term outcome for cancer patients and reduce the disparities in their care.

State Dept.'s Kerry heading to Myanmar, Australia

08/02/2014 12:11pm
Secretary of State John Kerry will be focusing on Southeast Asia and the Pacific next week. He'll be leaving Friday on a six-day trip to Myanmar, Australia, the Solomon Islands and Hawaii.

Vermont State Colleges chief: cuts mean job losses

08/02/2014 1:00pm
Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Tim Donovan says a 4-percent budget cut being sought by the Shumlin administration will mean job losses on the system's campuses.

Ohio health officials focus on infant mortality

08/02/2014 1:20pm
Ohio health officials are partnering with a hospital association to focus on infant mortality and promote safe-sleeping habits.

Hundreds cheer, jeer Kentucky's Senate candidates

08/02/2014 6:01pm
For a church picnic, the congregation at Fancy Farm is anything but reverent.

Eastern Panhandle politics shaping West Virginia

08/02/2014 6:40pm
Glen Price is part Washington, D.C. suburbanite, part West Virginia moonshine aficionado.

Dismantling California nuke plant will cost $4.4B

08/02/2014 7:21pm
Dismantling the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California will take two decades and cost $4.4 billion, but spent radioactive fuel will be held at the site indefinitely, according to a game plan from Southern California Edison.

US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

08/02/2014 8:11pm
The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.

China car parts plant blast kills 69, hurts 187

08/02/2014 9:41pm
A suspected dust explosion at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors killed at least 69 people and injured more than 180 others, most with severe burns, state media reported Sunday.