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  • Landslide triggered by rains hits village in western India, possibly trapping over 150 people

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    NEW DELHI – A landslide hit a remote village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said. One hundred rescuers reached the area and more were on the way, however, their progress was being hampered by continuing rains and bad roads leading

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  • A person dressed as Elmo shakes hands with a pedestrian in Times Square on Monday, July 28, 2014 in New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated. Dozens of people dressed as kids’ favorites like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Batman stand near 42nd Street and pose for photos with tourists in exchange for money. De Blasio said the practice has “gone too far.” A man dressed as Spider-man was arrested Saturday, July 28, 2014, after punching a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists. The City Council is working on legislation that would require the characters to get a city-approved license. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for costumed characters demanding tips for photos with tourists

    Verena Dobnik, The Associated Press 0

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. The city wants to rein in a summertime spike in badly behaving characters, such as the Spider-Man accused

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  • Sand Fire evacuees Doc Bassett, and his neighbor Bev Matson take care of his dog Sophie while waiting for fire updates from officials at the evacuation center in Shingle Springs, Calif., on Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

    Progress reported on 2 California wildfires that prompted evacuations

    Fenit Nirappil And Sudhin Thanawala, The Associated Press 0

    SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. – Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento. The fire in the foothills, which

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  • Palestinians collect body parts in a classroom at Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, hit by an Israeli strike, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit the U.N.-run school where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks. Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency, says tank shells hit the U.N. school around 4:30 a.m. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Palestinian health official says 13 killed after tank shells hit UN school in Gaza

    Karin Laub, The Associated Press and Karin Laub And Peter Enav, The Associated Press 0

    GAZA, Palestinian Territories – A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said another 40 Palestinians were wounded in the shelling early Wednesday. Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for a

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  • Water has filled the stairs to a parking structure adjacent to the main entry doors of Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. Water also reached the playing floor of the basketball arena. (AP Photo/Matt Hamilton)

    Broken water main that flooded UCLA is shut off after hours; 8 to 10 million gallons released

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power assistant general manager Jim McDaniel says the pipe was shut off around 7 p.m., some 3 1/2 hours after it

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  • University of Texas System regents pick US military leader as chancellor finalist

    Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press 0

    AUSTIN, Texas – University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses. Navy Adm. William McRaven, head of U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida, has been credited with spearheading the operation that led

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  • NCAA proposed head-injury settlement raises tough medical questions for doctors and athletes

    Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press 0

    CHICAGO – A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions. Here are some of them: WHAT WILL THE EVALUATIONS BE

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1945 file photo made available by the U.S. Army, the crew of the Enola Gay is debriefed in Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands after returning from their atomic bombing mission over Hiroshima, Japan. At foreground left, seated at the corner of the table, is Capt. Thodore VanKirk, navigator. Tom VanKirk says his 93-year-old father, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew, died at the retirement home where he lived in Georgia on Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo)

    Last surviving member of crew to drop atomic bomb on Hiroshima dies in US

    Kate Brumback, The Associated Press 0

    ATLANTA – The last surviving member of the U.S. crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died. Theodore VanKirk died Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said. He was 93. VanKirk was the navigator of the Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress aircraft

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  • Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, in Tripoli, Libya Monday, July 28, 2014. The latest violence to plague the country has so far killed scores of people and wounded hundreds as foreigners flee the chaos. Libya's interim government said in a statement that the fire could trigger a "humanitarian and environmental disaster" in Tripoli, appealing for "international help" to extinguish the inferno. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ben Khalifa)

    Militia gunfire prevents firefighters from battling massive blaze raging in Libya’s capital

    Maggie Michael, The Associated Press 0

    CAIRO – Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya’s capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country’s 2011 civil war. The blaze engulfing oil depots started earlier in the crossfire of militias fighting over Tripoli’s international airport, a

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  • Plane passengers stuck in Hawaii for 3 nights get public apology, cash from Air New Zealand

    Nick Perry, The Associated Press 0

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A group of Air New Zealand passengers were stranded for a third night Monday after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems. The upside? They’re in Hawaii. And every passenger is getting 1,000 New Zealand dollars ($850) in compensation. Flight NZ9 was due to depart late Saturday

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  • July 28: Different cuts of steak


    Food and nutrition expert Rose Reisman discusses the different cuts of steak and their fat content.

  • July 29: First bra discussion with daughter


    Today’s Parent content and products director Nadine Silverthorne offers advice on how to handle the first bra talk with your daughter.

  • Business Report: Toyota top car seller, new pilots needed, and US economics numbers out


    680News senior business editor Mike Eppel with the day’s top business headlines, including Toyota topping sales worldwide, and US economics numbers out Wednesday.

  • FILE - This Aug. 4, 2013 file photo shows a Lollapalooza balloon at the Lollapalooza Festival in Grant Park in Chicago. Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon. Lollapalooza became the basis for the modern festival culture and circuit that has evolved since, including events like Bonnaroo, Coachella and a legion of smaller multi-day parties. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen, File)

    Lollapalooza marks 10 years in Chicago; festival, kicking off Friday, includes Eminem, Outkast

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    CHICAGO – Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon. “We are very into the idea of being an international music event,” Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said in

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  • July 29: Mercury poisoning near reserve, morning sickness, Hepatitis C drug

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    • An Aboriginal elder says Ontario’s response to mercury poisoning near his lands provides some level of comfort, but more work needs to be done
    • Research suggests pregnant women who suffers from morning sickness in their first trimester have a lower risk of a miscarriage
    • Expensive Sovaldi drug is now the Hepatitis C treatment of choice in the U.S.
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    July 28: Aspirin-use, social media & good news, PTSD in first responders


    • U.S. study reports nearly 23 per cent of women carry a gene that when exposed to Aspirin can nearly double the risk of a heart attack
    • Social networks deliver a lot of good news, and research suggests there’s a good reason for that positive slant
    • Growing effort is underway across the country to tackle Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in first responders
  • July 25: Prescribing practices, prostate exam


    • Ottawa has issued a national call for proposals to improve prescribing practices for opioids and other drugs
    • In South Carolina, a minor league baseball executive made good on his promise to get a public prostate exam
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    Wednesday July 30, 2014 House Calls with Dr. John Gillis

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  • FILE - This Tuesday, July 17, 2012, file photo shows the corporate headquarters of Wellpoint in Indianapolis. Wellpoint reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

    WellPoint 2nd-quarter profit falls on higher expenses, but still tops Wall Street projections

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    INDIANAPOLIS – WellPoint’s second-quarter profit fell 8.6 per cent as expenses tied to changes in the nation’s health care laws climbed. It still beat Wall Street expectations and the nation’s second-biggest health insurer raised its profit expectations for the year yet again. Net income declined to $731.1 million, or $2.56 per share, from $800.1 million,

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