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Watch VideoAP Top Stories August 1 P

AP Top Stories August 1 P

Here's the latest news for Friday August 1st: Israeli forces search for missing soldier in Gaza; American aid workers flying to U.S. for Ebola treatment; Detained tourists plead for help in North Korea; Bear gets jaw implant. Full Story

Watch VideoHouse GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill

House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill

House Republicans expressed optimism Friday that a revised bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border would win over reluctant conservatives. Two of the fiercest opponents said they were now enthusiastically on board. (Aug. 1) Full Story

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Watch VideoNils Lofgren Is Happy in a Band or Solo

Nils Lofgren Is Happy in a Band or Solo

Nils Lofgren often wears a big top hat when playing with Bruce Springsteen, but it's not to cover a big head. The guitarist is equally at home as part of a band or playing solo. A nine-CD box set of his solo work goes on sale next week. (Aug. 1) Full Story

Watch VideoLower Than Atlantis Talk Hardcore Fans

Lower Than Atlantis Talk Hardcore Fans

English rockers Lower Than Atlantis talk about broken legs and noses at their gigs, and reveal why performing live is much harder than a session at the gym. (Aug. 1) Full Story

National

Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

NEW YORK (AP) — The city medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of an overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department. Full Story

Entertainment

Met Opera workers say they hope to avert lockout

Met Opera workers say they hope to avert lockout

NEW YORK (AP) — Unionized workers at the Metropolitan Opera said Friday they want to work with management to avoid shutting down one of the world's most prestigious cultural institutions. Full Story

Health

Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday. Full Story

World

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims' belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down. Full Story

Sports

Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice

Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake." Full Story

Politics

Indiana ethics law faulted after official cleared

Indiana ethics law faulted after official cleared

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Troy Woodruff knew his family's sale of nearly 3 acres of prime land near an Indiana highway project he oversaw as a top state transportation official would raise eyebrows. He did not disclose the sale even though the agency's ethics director recommended he do so. Full Story

Finance

US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion. Full Story

Science & Tech

Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California (AP) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help — a sheriff's search-and-rescue team. Full Story