VA officials say care in Alabama improving

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials said services at the troubled central Alabama Veterans Affairs health care facilities are improving, with more staff and shorter waits for new patients to get appointments....

Obama gets boost for coalition-building efforts

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NEW YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes in Syria has shifted the tenor of his three-day diplomatic mission at the United Nations,...

Showdown votes may decide fate of soda tax

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The question of whether a bottle of Dr Pepper with 64 grams of sugar should be treated like a pack of cigarettes is being considered in San Francisco and Berkeley, with the two California cities aiming to become the country’s first to pass per-ounce taxes on sugary drinks.