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Credit houses send Illinois positive financial signals

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 9:30pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Two of the nation's top credit-ratings agencies signaled Monday that it would be a good idea for Gov. Bruce Rauner to accept the results of climactic weekend action to resolve the nation's longest budget stalemate since the Great Depression, but with Democrats trumpeting progress, there was only silence from minority Republicans who fear their governor's agenda will be steamrolled....
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New Jersey Democrats: We have a budget deal to end shutdown

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 8:29pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's Democratic Senate president and Assembly speaker announced late Monday they had a budget deal to end the state's government shutdown....
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DC appeals court orders EPA to move ahead with methane rule

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:27pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of an Obama administration rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks....
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Actress and internet star Stevie Ryan dead at 33

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 3:25pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Stevie Ryan, an actress and comedian who gained fame with impersonations of celebrities on YouTube, has died. She was 33....
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Discussing crash, Venus Williams sheds tears at Wimbledon

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 2:25pm
LONDON (AP) -- Venus Williams wiped tears from her eyes during her Wimbledon news conference Monday....
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In Europe, Trump may discover if 1st impressions stick

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 1:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe and has his first encounter with Russia's Vladimir Putin....
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Town of Newtown asks judge to throw out wrongful death suit

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 1:25pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The town of Newtown and its Board of Education asked a judge to throw out the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of two children killed during the Sandy Hook shootings in December 2012....
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Police: Boston airport crash injures 10 pedestrians

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:24pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts State Police say a crash that injured 10 pedestrians near Boston's airport does not appear to be an intentional act....
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Trump offers help to a terminally ill British baby

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:24pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump offered to help a terminally ill British baby on Monday, saying on Twitter that "if we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so."...
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FBI, groups at odds over efforts to ID immigrant remains

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:23am
HOUSTON (AP) -- Rolando Arriaza has visited hospitals, morgues and even the harsh, mesquite-covered terrain in South Texas that his brother trekked nearly two years ago after illegally crossing into the U.S. - all as part of an ongoing effort to find his sibling's remains and bring his family closure....
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1918 World Series key in US love affair with national anthem

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 9:22am
CHICAGO (AP) -- On Tuesday afternoon, the crowd at Wrigley Field will be asked to stand and "gentlemen" reminded to remove their caps for the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Fans who can recite the words as easily as the alphabet will sing or listen to the story of a flag that continued to wave throughout one of the most famous battles in American history....
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Soy 'milk'? Even federal agencies can't agree on terminology

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 9:22am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks....
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AP Exclusive: Security of US nukes now an official secret

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 8:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has thrown a cloak of secrecy over assessments of how safely and securely its nuclear weapons are operated, maintained and guarded....
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1918 World Series key in US love affair with national anthem

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 8:22am
CHICAGO (AP) -- On Tuesday afternoon, the crowd at Wrigley Field will be asked to stand and "gentlemen" reminded to remove their caps for the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner." Fans who can recite the words as easily as the alphabet will sing or listen to the story of a flag that continued to wave throughout one of the most famous battles in American history....
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Soy 'milk'? Even federal agencies can't agree on terminology

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 8:22am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks....
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Gov. Chris Christie is blistered over his day at the beach

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 7:22am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie got blistered online Monday after he was photographed sunning himself with his family on a New Jersey beach that he had closed to the public because of a government shutdown....
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Tesla says its Model 3 car will go on sale on Friday

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 7:22am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Electric car maker Tesla says its keenly awaited Model 3 car for the masses will go on sale on Friday....
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The Latest: Christie defends use of beach closed to public

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 6:22am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The Latest on New Jersey's budget stalemate (all times local):...
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18 feared dead in fiery Bavarian bus crash

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:20am
BERLIN (AP) -- Eighteen people are feared dead after a bus carrying a group of German senior citizens crashed into a truck on a highway in Bavaria early Monday and burst into flames, police said....
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