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Agency seeks to overhaul debt collection industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. watchdog for consumer finances unveiled on Thursday a proposal to toughen regulation of the multibillion-dollar debt collection industry, with a focus on keeping agencies from pushing people to pay debts they do not owe, informing borrowers of their rights and cutting down on calls to debtors.

FDA takes steps to protect blood supply in Florida

CHICAGO — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered all blood collection centers in Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward counties to stop collecting blood as state health department officials continue to investigate four possible cases of local transmission of the Zika virus.

Ex-police officer sentenced for assaulting, injuring man

CHICAGO — A former police officer from St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced on Thursday by a federal judge to four years and four months in prison for assaulting a handcuffed man and injuring him by forcing a gun into his mouth, federal prosecutors said.

Beekeeping all the buzz in NYC

While in other parts of the world honeybees have been creating a buzz because of their rapid decline, in New York their population has been soaring for the past few years, literally.

Women reflect on Clinton’s nomination

Whatever you may think of Hillary Clinton — and few are neutral — her accomplishment this week cannot be denied. Just as Barack Obama’s election held deeper meaning for black voters, Clinton’s nomination as the first female presidential candidate of a major party has a special resonance for women. That “highest, hardest glass ceiling” she famously put 18 million cracks in back in 2008 may finally give come November. We asked women of varying ages, backgrounds and political leanings what they make of Clinton and this moment in history. Some ...

Reagan’s would-be killer to go free

John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt prompted by a deranged obsession with actress Jodie Foster, can be freed from a psychiatric hospital to live with his mother, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

Firefighters battle wildfires, bulldozer operator dies

LOS ANGELES — Crews battling a deadly wildfire in rugged, drought-stricken terrain north of Los Angeles made steady progress in containing the blaze on Wednesday, after a bulldozer operator helping to fight a smaller wildfire in central California died overnight when his machine overturned.

U.S. issues policy for handling major cyber attacks

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK — The White House issued new instructions on Tuesday on how government agencies should respond to major cyber security attacks, attempting to combat perceptions the Obama administration has been sluggish in addressing threats from sophisticated hacking adversaries.

Wildfire chases 20,000 people from homes near Los Angeles

ACTON, Calif. — A deadly California wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes drove thousands more residents from their dwellings on Monday as flames raged for a fourth day through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles.

No parole for Manson follower

California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday overturned the parole recommendation of Leslie Van Houten, who as a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, took part in one of the most notorious mass murders of the 20th century.

Alaska’s top court rejects parental notice for abortions

ALASKA — An Alaska law requiring doctors to notify the parents of girls under the age of 18 seeking an abortion violates the state’s constitution and cannot be enforced, the state’s top court ruled on Friday.

Tim Kaine makes campaign-trail debut, attacks Trump

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tim Kaine made his first appearance on the campaign trail as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate on Saturday, urging Democrats to make history by putting Clinton in the White House and leaping to attack Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s record.

Republicans divided ahead of big Trump speech

CLEVELAND — A defiant Ted Cruz said on Thursday he refused to be Donald Trump’s “servile puppy dog,” further exposing Republican rifts just as Trump seeks to unite the party and rally Americans behind his unconventional White House bid.

U.S. clears ‘Guantanamo Diary’ author for release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Mauritanian prisoner who wrote a best-selling memoir about his long ordeal at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo has been cleared for release, his lawyers and a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

Parents of drowned boy will not sue Disney resort

ORLANDO — The parents of a two-year-old boy drowned by an alligator at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida last month “are broken” but will not sue over the incident, the couple said in a statement on Wednesday.

Republicans formally nominate Trump

CLEVELAND — After vanquishing 16 party rivals, warring with much of the Republican establishment and provoking controversy at the party convention, Donald Trump on Tuesday secured the party’s 2016 nomination for the White House.