House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project.

Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.

Penn. editor, Conn. newspaper get diversity award

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Philadelphia Daily News Editor Michael Days and the New Haven Register received the 13th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership at the Associated Press Media Editors-American Society of News Editors conference on Tuesday.

James unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

LeBron James had some business to take care before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.

LED maker Cree files patent infringement suits

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Cree Inc., a maker of energy-efficient lighting, has filed patent infringement lawsuits against two competitors.

Commissioner Selig defends Mets' finances

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's latest stop on his ballpark farewell tour turned testy over his unyielding support of the New York Mets' ownership.

Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.

Texas Crop Report

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Sept. 16:

Survey finds skepticism about trade's benefits

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Americans, Japanese and many Europeans aren't sold on the benefits of trade. They doubt that global economic ties create jobs or raise wages, an international survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows.

Business Highlights

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

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