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Updated at 7:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a speech and a wide-ranging exchange with troops on social media sites Tuesday to press his agenda for change in the military, signaling his early support for expanded maternity leave, women serving in combat jobs and greater flexibility pay, promotions and benefits.

Updated at 7:57 PM

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) " Guatemalan civilians backing the ouster of President Otto Perez Molina formed a wall of bodies to let lawmakers into Congress on Tuesday, protecting them from presidential loyalists trying to prevent a vote on withdrawing the...

Updated at 7:57 PM

MIAMI (AP) " Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, betting big he can re-energize his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on.

Updated at 7:56 PM

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) " The funeral for the cameraman killed during a live broadcast sparked more laughter than tears during a service filled with jokes and recollections of a bullied kid who grew into a beloved goofball.

Updated at 7:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Vacation-filled August is typically one of the worst months for any politician to raise money. But it was Ben Carson's best yet.

Updated at 7:45 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The United States is demanding that China release a well-known Christian lawyer and religious figures detained last month ahead of a meeting with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat.

Updated at 7:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition.

Updated at 7:38 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018.

Updated at 7:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated.

Updated at 7:31 PM

MARLTON, N.J. (AP) " A southern New Jersey town hopes to end drunken driving by being its residents' designated driver.

Updated at 7:31 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) " A state senator who named his son McKinley after North America's tallest mountain peak isn't too pleased with the president's decision to change its name back to Denali.

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