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Watch VideoJury Awards Ventura $1.8M in Defamation Case

Jury Awards Ventura $1.8M in Defamation Case

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. (July 29) Full Story

Watch VideoRaw: NH Man Held on $1M in Teen's Kidnapping

Raw: NH Man Held on $1M in Teen's Kidnapping

A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom. (July 29) Full Story

Entertainment Video News

Watch Video'The Bachelorette' and Her Beau Go Public

'The Bachelorette' and Her Beau Go Public

Two months after they got engaged on "The Bachelorette," Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray are ready to take their relationship to the next level, which may just mean a televised wedding. (July 29) Full Story

Watch VideoGaga: Jazz Is "easier" Than Pop

Gaga: Jazz Is "easier" Than Pop

Walking the carpet before her taped performance with Tony Bennett at Jazz at Lincoln Concert in New York City, Lady Gaga admits that she has sang jazz since she was 13, and Bennett reveals how impressed he is with the singer's voice. (July 29) Full Story

National

Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its ability to defend small islands it controls but China claims as its own. Full Story

Entertainment

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs. Full Story

Health

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion. Full Story

World

Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 90, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official said. Full Story

Sports

Cubs beat Rockies in 16 innings, 4-3

Cubs beat Rockies in 16 innings, 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Catcher John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night. Full Story

Politics

Texas regents pick McRaven as chancellor finalist

Texas regents pick McRaven as chancellor finalist

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget. Full Story

Finance

Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations. Full Story

Science & Tech

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday. Full Story

Strange

Centenarian gets honorary high school diploma

Centenarian gets honorary high school diploma

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma. Full Story