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House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added....

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate....

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and violence against women....

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat....

House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added....

Ernst back from military training to Senate race
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) -- Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control....

Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration....

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners....

Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down....

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) -- The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener....

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