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Of the nation's 14 largest airlines, about 75 percent of flights arrived on time in July, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That's up 2 percent from the same time last year.
A burger joint in Philadelphia posted LeSean McCoy's receipt on Facebook. Actor Charlie Sheen has pledged to give the waiter $1,000.
Health insurance premiums went up only a little more than inflation this year, according to a new survey. The average family plan cost about $16,800. That's a 3 percent increase over last year.
More than a dozen people are on death row and many more are on trial under Pakistan's blasphemy law. Rights groups say the law is increasingly being used to persecute minorities and to settle scores.
Hundreds of Louisiana shrimping boats are docked this week, their nets dry. Shrimpers want more money for their catch. Current prices barely allow them to cover their fuel bills.
The U.S. fight against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State is expanding. President Obama's strategy includes expanding air strikes in Iraq and extending into neighboring Syria.