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EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT - Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue holds a photograph of his holds a photograph of his dead brother showing his bruises and injuries during an interview Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Trentadue's quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Trentadue's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the federal government goes to trial Monday, July 28, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Video of OKC Bombing Sought

Monday, July 28, 2014

Oklahoma City — One man’s quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be at the forefront during a trial set to begin today in Salt Lake City. The Freedom of Information Act …

U.S. Says Satellite Photos Show Russia Shelling Into Ukraine

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kiev, Ukraine — Satellite photos show that Russia has shelled across the border into Ukraine, the Obama administration said, as Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said signs of heavy fighting prevented investigators from reaching the crash site of Malaysian Air Flight 17. “Russian forces have fired across the border at Ukrainian military forces,” the State Department said in a statement accompanying the photos …

Beware of ‘ObamaCare’ Auto Renewal

Monday, July 28, 2014

Washington — If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid …

Iraq’s Maliki Could Be Forced Out Soon

Monday, July 28, 2014

Baghdad — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s days at the helm of his country appear to be numbered after his own party seemed resigned to finding another candidate for the post, releasing a statement urging politicians not to “cling” to their positions. Shiite politicians were meeting Sunday night …

Trial in Salmonella Deaths to Start in Georgia

Monday, July 28, 2014

Atlanta — Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia. A federal indictment unsealed in February …

NASA: Solar Storm Barely Missed Earth

Monday, July 28, 2014

Earth missed a potentially catastrophic encounter with a solar storm by one week in 2012, physicists report. “I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that the 2012 eruption happened when it did,” physicist Daniel Baker …

Casinos Not Gold For Atlantic City

Monday, July 28, 2014

Atlantic City, N.J. — The fortune-tellers hawk their services along the boardwalk, offering to read palms, study tarot cards and gaze into crystal balls for $5. But for free, you can get most anyone along the seaside stretch to peer into the future, and it doesn’t look pretty. …

Effectiveness of Whooping Cough Vaccine is Studied in Vt.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Montpelier — Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Health Department are examining the records of 854 …

Lawmakers Have Tentative Deal on VA Fixes

Monday, July 28, 2014

Washington — House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to deal with the long-term needs of the struggling Department of Veterans Affairs and plan to unveil their proposal today. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., who lead the Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs …

Ebola Kills Liberian Doctor, Two Americans Also Infected

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monrovia, Liberia — One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak …

New U.S. Help Arrives For Rebels in Syria

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gaziantep, Turkey — A U.S.-backed effort to arm the moderate Syrian opposition is finally ramping up along the Turkey-Syria border, but it may come too late to save the rebels from defeats on two fronts, by President Bashar Assad’s government and by the extremists seeking to carve out …

Boko Haram Kidnaps Wife Of Official From Cameroon

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lagos, Nigeria — Cameroon sent additional soldiers to the north after the government said it suspects Boko Haram kidnapped the wife of Deputy Premier Amadou Ali, the highest profile attack by the Islamist militants outside Nigeria. Gunmen attacked Ali’s home and killed an unknown number of people and …

Money Talk: Cutting Back Is Answer to Debt

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Question : My wife and I accrued $28,000 of credit card debt over the past eight years. In addition to a sizable student loan bill for law school, our home mortgage and the expenses associated with three young children, we are struggling to get ahead enough to knock …