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Lawmakers announce $17b deal to fix VA wait times

Lawmakers announce $17b deal to fix VA wait times

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --The lead negotiators crafting a fix for the troubled Veterans Affairs health system managed to hammer out a deal over the weekend.
Gabrielle Levy
Federal judge overturns D.C. ban on handguns in public

Federal judge overturns D.C. ban on handguns in public

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --A federal judge declared in a ruling Saturday that the ban on the public carrying of handguns in Washington D.C. is unconstitutional.
Aileen Graef
Trees remove enough air pollution to save 850 people a year

Trees remove enough air pollution to save 850 people a year

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --By removing toxins and particulates from the air, tress are saving lives -- 850 per year -- scientists with the U.S. Forest Service say.
Brooks Hays
Gal Gadot debuts as Wonder Woman in new photo

Gal Gadot debuts as Wonder Woman in new photo

SAN DIEGO, July 28 (UPI) --Director Zack Snyder has shared the first picture of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."
Annie Martin
Liberia shuts most borders in response to Ebola outbreak

Liberia shuts most borders in response to Ebola outbreak

MONROVIA, Liberia, July 28 (UPI) --In response to the deadly Ebola virus infecting West African countries, Liberia has decided to close most of its border crossings.
JC Finley
More than 2,500 9/11 responders have been diagnosed with cancer

More than 2,500 9/11 responders have been diagnosed with cancer

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) --More than 2,500 of the responders to the 9/11 attacks and Ground Zero workers have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of their exposure at the site.
Aileen Graef
Congressman apologizes after confusing U.S. officials for foreigners

Congressman apologizes after confusing U.S. officials for foreigners

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --Congress' newest member made a major faux pas at a hearing last week when he apparently mistook two senior U.S. officials for Indian government representatives.
Gabrielle Levy
WATCH: Web cams show loggerhead turtles hatching in Florida

WATCH: Web cams show loggerhead turtles hatching in Florida

KEY WEST, Fla., July 28 (UPI) --Over the weekend, roughly 100 loggerhead turtles hatched on the beaches of the Florida Keys; and it was all captured on video.
Brooks Hays
EU closer to sanctions against Russia, Britain says

EU closer to sanctions against Russia, Britain says

LONDON , July 28 (UPI) --Tougher European Union sanctions against Russia could be announced as early as Tuesday, and could be enforced with 24 hours of an agreement.
Ed Adamczyk
Australian inmates escape from prison and then voluntarily return after getting drunk

Australian inmates escape from prison and then voluntarily return after getting drunk

DARWIN, Australia, July 28 (UPI) --Four inmates allegedly escaped from the Berrimah Jail in Darwin, and then returned to the facility voluntarily after getting drunk.
Evan Bleier
Zillow to acquire rival Trulia for $3.5 billion

Zillow to acquire rival Trulia for $3.5 billion

SEATTLE, July 28 (UPI) --Online real estate listings site Zillow has agreed to acquire rival Trulia for $3.5 billion, marking a major consolidation in the online real estate segment.
Ananth Baliga
Sarah Palin launches $100 per year subscription news network

Sarah Palin launches $100 per year subscription news network

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --Former governor of Alaska and right-wing media darling Sarah Palin announced Sunday she plans to launch a subscription-based news site.
Matt Bradwell
Beachgoer killed when small plane crashes into him

Beachgoer killed when small plane crashes into him

VENICE, Fla., July 28 (UPI) --A father walking with his daughter on the beach in Florida was killed Sunday afternoon when a small plane crashed landed into the vacationing pair.
Matt Bradwell
Oil storage depot hit near Tripoli

Oil storage depot hit near Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya, July 28 (UPI) --The Libyan government said Monday it needed outside help to control new clashes in the capital, near where several oil storage tankers were hit by rocket fire.
Daniel J. Graeber




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