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FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gestures as he speaks during a gala prior to the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va.   Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty, in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programsRyan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs, giving states more flexibility
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, firefighters spray water on a dying fire at an oil field supply company in Williston, N.D. Officials say the fire started about midnight Monday and burned most of Tuesday. At its height, the blaze sent fireballs hundreds of feet into the air. No one was injured or killed. A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours when the facility storing toxic chemicals exploded. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)
Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concernEmergency official, residents say faster emergency warnings needed after North Dakota fire
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2012, file photo, a worker stands in the early-morning sunlight on a home construction project in Newtown, Pa. The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in June later Thursday July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
US new-home sales plummet in JuneUS new-home sales tumble 8.1 percent in June to annual rate of 406,000
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Police try to stop a woman wielding a cane from hitting a woman supporting Israel in its war with Hamas, not pictured, during a rally at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park, in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo)
Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15Israeli fire hits UN school in Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 amid heavy fighting
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
South African race track lives on; Porsche buysPorsche pays $19.5 million for South African race track that once hosted F1 champions
The Associated Press42 minutes ago

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A fan high-fives another fan dressed as Star Wars' Darth Vader during preview night at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opensLong lines start early as Comic-Con floor opens and dedicated fans queue up for coveted toys
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Venice Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera talks during a press conference on the presentation of the Venice film festival, in Rome, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The festival is set to run from Aug. 27, 2014 to Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pacino, Dafoe set for Venice Film FestivalFilms starring Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe in competition at 71st Venice Film Festival
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013 file picture a  cameraman films an apartment house, in which more than 1,200 paintings have been found, in Munich, Germany. German authorities say more art works have been found at the apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt  including a statue apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin. The task force that has been working to identify whether works in the collection were stolen by the Nazis said Thursday July 24, 2014  that the works were never seized by prosecutors, who in 2012 impounded more than 1,200 pieces by artists including Pablo Picasso and Henri  Matisse that Gurlitt had hoarded in his apartment. (AP Photo/dpa, Marc Mueller)
More works found at German collector's apartmentMore works found at German collector Gurlitt's apartment, including possible Degas sculpture
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Kathryn Crosby speaks on stage during the American Masters “Bing Crosby: Rediscovered" panel at the PBS 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's duet with BowieBing Crosby's kids recall dad's Christmas duet with David Bowie
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Taya Kyle, the widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, arrives at U.S. District Court wearing dog tags around her neck, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn. There was no verdict Wednesday as jurors try to decide whether Kyle, a decorated military sniper, libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT
Jury reaches no verdict in Ventura defamation caseNo verdict reached in Minnesota ex-governor's lawsuit claiming that sniper author defamed him
The Associated Press13 hours ago

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