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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute....

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia....

Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
NEW YORK (AP) -- A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said Monday....

Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races....

Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway....

Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said....

Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court....

Report says surveillance is hampering journalists
NEW YORK (AP) -- Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say....

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
REVERE, Mass. (AP) -- A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close....

Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror....

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Conn. man cleared in killing seeks compensation

NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

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No verdict, no mistrial yet in Ventura libel case

Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

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