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Report: Cost to raise today’s child tops $245,000

Kids these days are getting more and more expensive.

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U.S. extends ‘net neutrality’ comment period to Sept. 15

The Federal Communications Commission wants Americans to weigh in on how they think Internet traffic should be regulated.

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Texas Gov. Perry calls indictment politically motivated

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, says an indictment for abuse of power was a political move.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

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Missouri names officer in shooting, cites robbery

Protests over the shooting of an unarmed black teen were boisterous but peaceful as police replaced riot gear-clad local forces and mingled with the crowd.

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Prices moderate as gasoline tumbles

Gas prices fell 2.1 percent last month, after rising in June. Food prices increased 0.4 percent in July.

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Ford recalls 83,250 cars and SUVs

Ford is recalling several models - including the Taurus and Edge - to fix a power problem.

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FDA warns of fraudulent Ebola drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about products being sold online that claim to prevent Ebola.

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The other border deployment: docs, dentists part of Guard response

Operation Lone Star treats thousands in a region that hugs the Mexican border, including some who come because no ID is required.

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Iraqi’s Maliki steps aside, paving way for new government

Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure and stepped down as prime minister.

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Veteran prosecutor to weigh fate of cop who shot black teen

The shooting of the unarmed black teen has sparked days of rioting and protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Study: 2 in 5 adults at risk for diabetes

Two out of five U.S. adults born on or after the year 2000 are expected to develop type 2 diabetes.

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U.S. sets new ground beef procedures to avoid E. coli

The USDA announced new ways to detect and remove unsafe meat from grocery stores and suppliers in an effort to prevent illnesses.

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Daughter of American tourist killed in Bali detained

Police ran psychiatric tests on the teenage daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

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U.S.: Rescue mission for Iraq’s Yazidis unlikely

A mission to evacuate Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by Sunni militant fighters is far less likely, the Pentagon said.

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Violence erupts again after killing of black teen in Missouri

The police shooting death of an unarmed black teen continues to spark violent protests, looting, and arrests in a St. Louis suburb.

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Weak retail sales point to slowdown in consumer spending

Retail sales unexpectedly stalled in July, pointing to a loss of momentum in the economy.

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Maliki says Abadi’s appointment as Iraqi PM ‘has no value’

Nuri al-Maliki says the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to replace him as prime minister violated the constitution.

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Budget deficit falls to $95B

The U.S. budget deficit was $95 billion at the end of July, down 3 percent from the same period last year.

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Fresh data shows U.S. job market tightening

New figures released on Tuesday gave an upbeat assessment of the job market.

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Clinton Rallies Democrats in Maine for Michaud

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Former President Bill Clinton says Democrat Mike Michaud is what Maine needs in a governor to bring people together.

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Portland Man Buys New England’s Tallest Lighthouse

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YORK, Maine (AP) _ A Maine man is buying New England's tallest lighthouse for $78,000.

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Interim Leader For UMaine-Augusta Is Named

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The University of Maine System says former House Speaker Glenn Cummings has been tapped to serve as interim president of the University of Maine at Augusta.

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Police: Maine Man Assaulted Police Dog

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A 22-year-old Maine man is in custody facing charges he assaulted a state police dog.

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Report: Alternative Energy to Grow in Maine

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An unreleased Maine state report says alternative energy is among the industries with the best potential for job growth in the state.