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Chinese woman in seed corn case released on bond

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond after a judge said she is a flight risk but can be closely monitored until trial.

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,194

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

As of Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at least 2,194 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

Last body found in Washington mudslide

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The Snohomish County sheriff's office in Washington state says search and rescue personnel believe they have found the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people at Oso, Washington.

At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.

Maryland road rage murder trial underway

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Lawyers for a New Jersey detective charged with killing a Maryland man say their client thought he, his wife and three children were in danger when he fired his gun during a confrontation fueled by road rage.

Suspect arrested in bomb scare on Louisiana campus

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A man arrested in connection with the bomb threat that closed the University of Louisiana-Lafayette on July 16 also is a suspect in an attempted bank robbery that same day, authorities said Tuesday.

Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A health official says an investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis.

Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.

Police probing Brooklyn Bridge flag switch

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks — were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday morning fluttering in the wind.

Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.