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Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

In this Friday, June 13, 2014 photo, Buzz Miller, executive vice president of nuclear development at Southern Co., stands in front of the high-pressure vessel that will be used in a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. Before it started building, the...

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain...

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience. More than 1,300 workers gathered Saturday in Villa Park, Illinois. Some...
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Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn’t violent

Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner, left, speaks alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton during a rally at the National Action Network headquarters, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in New York. Eric Garner, 43, died on Thursday, July 18, during an arrest in Staten Island, when a plain-clothes...
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Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

Investigators gather at the scene of a fatal accident in North Philadelphia, Friday July 25, 2014. Two children were killed and three people critically injured when a hijacked car lost control and hit a group of people near a fruit stand, according to police. (AP Photo/ Joseph...
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Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

FILE – In this April 13, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love gets ready to play the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have...
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Baseball HOF cuts election eligibility to 10 years

Fans walk outside the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Former Major League Baseball managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa, with pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas, will be inducted to the hall on...
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Giants acquire righty Jake Peavy from Red Sox

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy works against the Toronto Blue...
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Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, strains during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time-trial over 54 kilometers (33.6 miles) with start in Bergerac and finish in Perigueux, France, Saturday, July...
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Pack signs Nelson to extension after 1st practice

Green Bay Packers’ Jordy Nelson watches during NFL football training camp Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. Nelson was signed to a contract extension, the Packers announced Saturday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Green Bay Packers’ Jordy Nelson watches during...