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  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS China stocks rebound, other Asian markets fall after US drop SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven today as investor sentiment was dented by losses on Wall Street and doubts…

  • Senators seek VA probe to see if mishandled claims systemic

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by delays in handling of veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators is seeking a wide-scale independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting…

  • Things to know about new water rules in California drought

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brown lawns, dusty cars and idle sprinklers loom this summer under Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandate to reduce urban water use by 25 percent to get through the drought. The State Water…

  • Latest GOP campaigns for White House star Hillary Clinton

    HOPE, Arkansas (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton starred in two presidential campaign launches this week. Neither was her own. The leading Democrat was featured prominently by two Republican contenders, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and…

  • Clinton pushes immigration overhaul to campaign forefront

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is giving immigration a prominent role in her 2016 presidential campaign, reassuring skeptics and seeking to cast Republican presidential candidates as obstacles to overhauling the nation’s immigration system.…

  • California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation. The State…

  • Campus sex crime reporting increases, says Education Dept.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of sex offenses on college campuses provided to the Education Department have nearly doubled over a five-year period. In a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., released Tuesday by her office,…

  • 5 Things to Know About Gen. Joseph Dunford

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top U.S. military position, replacing Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Five things…

  • Kerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nation

    DJIBOUTI (AP) — A sleepy coastal nation in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti was the last French colony to achieve independence. Today, nearly four decades later, the mainly Sunni nation has become a critical part…

  • Michigan voters defeat tax hike in debate over road funding

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will be forced to consider yet another alternative to address Michigan’s deteriorating roads after voters’ resounding rejection of a ballot measure that would have increased taxes…

  • Germany bans extremist Turkish paper, conducts raids

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it has banned a leftist-terrorist newspaper published by the Turkish extremist group DHKP-C and conducted raids across the country in connection with the ban. Germany’s interior ministry said…

  • Prosecutor wins NY special election, seat stays Republican

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Republican stronghold nestled in deep blue New York City will remain in the control of the GOP. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan — who empaneled the grand jury that…

  • Gunman’s hashtag hinted at Texas plot

    PHOENIX (AP) — About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said:…

  • Who is David Cameron? Elusive leader at heart of UK election

    COLESHILL, England (AP) — David Cameron is fighting for his political life in Britain’s election. But it sure doesn’t look like it. For much of the month-long campaign, Cameron has appeared relaxed — even disengaged.…

  • Kerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nation

    DJIBOUTI (AP) — A sleepy coastal nation in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti was the last French colony to achieve independence. Today, nearly four decades later, the mainly Sunni nation has become a critical part…