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Smugglers cut a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico about 1 ½ miles east of Nogales, Arizona. The Border Patrol says it is working on repairs. (Sandy Huffaker, Getty Images) Smugglers cut through US-Mexico border fence

Suspected smugglers have cut a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico.

Fitch Ratings keeps 'negative' rating for Conn.

Updated: 7/30/2014 12:53:30 PM

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Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Updated: 7/30/2014 10:58:20 AM

A Japanese group is looking for information it hopes will lead to the graves of Americans still listed as missing in action on the Pacific island of Saipan. A developer plans to begin construction in the fall on a condominium near the beach where scores of American soldiers died. The group believes the remains of as many as 16 U.S. soldiers are buried nearby. (Koichi Kamoshida/Staff, 2005 Getty Images)
Houston firm offers space flights for pet remains

Updated: 7/30/2014 10:47:46 AM

Memorial space flights for dead pets will start this fall by a Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world. Celestis Pets says the cost will be about the same as for human remains sent into space and returned, starting at about $995. (Getty Images/file)
Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

Updated: 7/30/2014 8:28:23 AM

Japanese marines are participating in Rim of the Pacific exercises this week by storming the beaches of Hawaii ahead of U.S., Australian and Indonesian marines in amphibious vehicles. (Alex Wong, 2014 Getty Images)

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Windsor, Colorado, received 4 inches of rain Tuesday. Some people had to be rescued from their stranded cars while others walked through their flooded streets. A mudslide closed a portion of Interstate 70 near Wolcott. Denver set a new record for the day with 1.8 inches of rain. (Getty Images/Angelo Merendino)
Heavy rains strand drivers in Colorado
Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range.
The three-day Lollapalooza 2014 opens at Grant Park in Chicago Friday. Headliners include Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon. (Theo Wargo, 2013 Getty Images)
Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago
Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup that includes Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.
Investigators say Freddy Shelby, 30, of Albuquerque, broke into a couple's home through a window, grabbed a Sprite from the refrigerator, took off all his clothes and fell asleep in the master bedroom where the couple discovered him. He said he thought he was at his girlfriend's house. (Getty Images/file)
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An Indianapolis man is celebrating his second $1 million Hoosier Lottery prize in the past three months. Robert Hamilton won a $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket he bought last week. He bought his other big winner in April. Officials say the odds of winning a top prize from the scratch-off game are one in 2.1 million. (Scott Olson, 2013 Getty Images)
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An Indianapolis man is celebrating his second $1 million Hoosier Lottery prize in the past three months.
Hollywood veteran James Garner died from a massive heart attack on July 19, coroners have determined. (Vince Bucci, Getty Images)
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Comedians Jeff Foxworthy, left, and Ron White have noticeable Southern accents yet have enjoyed a measure of success. Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was offering a class on how to lose your Southern accent, but dropped the class when some employees complained. (Bryan Bedder, 2004 Getty Images)
Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents
Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off.
An Alabama man facing 22 charges of animal cruelty says he's innocent. Ronald Fraser Golden, 49, was arrested last year on charges of finding kittens on Craigslist and taking them home to kill them. Police say Golden told officers he was
Alabama man pleads not guilty in kitten killings
An Alabama man accused of killing kittens he found on Craigslist says he's innocent of animal cruelty.
A court has ruled a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. (Alex Wong, 2009 Getty Images)
US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law
A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.
Donald Trump says although he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills, it's unlikely his offer will be the winner because he's
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Billionaire businessman Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills, but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.

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