By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press
July 30, 2014 3:52 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
By MUNEEZA NAQVI, Associated Press
July 30, 2014 2:46 p.m.
NEW DELHI — Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.
By MATT HAMILTON and KRYSTA FAURIA, Associated Press
July 30, 2014 2:43 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — The quiet summer campus of UCLA suddenly was steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some 8 million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.
By DMITRY LOVETSKY, Associated Press
July 30, 2014 10:59 a.m.
DONETSK, Ukraine — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields — deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.
By Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post
July 30, 2014 10:58 a.m.
MOSCOW — Russia's central bank on Wednesday promised to support banks that have been slapped with new U.S. and European sanctions, a step that could tax the Russian economy in the face of hard-hitting measures designed to punish the country for its actions in Ukraine.
By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
July 30, 2014 10:34 a.m.
WASHINGTON — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.
By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press
July 30, 2014 10:22 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
July 30, 2014 10:16 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Senate delivered an unexpectedly strong vote Tuesday in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs, a sign that Congress may have reached the limit of its patience with short-term fixes.
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Investigators say a 38-year-old Dundee woman vanished last week after withdrawing a small amount of money from an ATM, fueling her SUV and buying a Gatorade, trail mix and a non-lethal amount of sleeping pills