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Gaza truce unravels within hours

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A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah. More>>

Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

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A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene. More>>

UN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July

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The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the... More>>

Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

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Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration... More>>

Giraffe collides with overhead bridge, killed during transport

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An animal cruelty group plans to investigate the death of a giraffe during transport in South Africa.  More>>

Blogger gets fired from language school for 'homophones'

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Tim Torkildson says he was fired from an English language learning center in Utah for writing a blog about homophones.

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Kleenex alert: Canadian bank gives customers surprise gifts

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Listen up, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Sun Trust: A Canadian bank surprised several longtime customers with touching and lovely gifts.


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Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US

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A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and... More>>

Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

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Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking... More>>

Emory Hospital in Atlanta to receive Ebola patient Video included

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Emory University Hospital has been told that a patient with the Ebola virus will be transferred to its hospital in Atlanta. More>>

Gaza truce comes after days of pushing for a deal

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Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day - in... More>>

US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

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Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States announced, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were "no guarantees" the... More>>

Senate kills spending bill for border crisis

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A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote. More>>

Immigration issue produces congressional disarray

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Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. More>>

CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

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The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist... More>>

Report: CIA officers read Senate emails

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CIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a "lack of candor" when interviewed by agency investigators, according to a declassified CIA inspector general's report. More>>

Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

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As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a scene experts fear has been badly compromised in the... More>>

Peace Corps pulls volunteers from West Africa as Ebola spreads Video included

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Two American aid workers have been infected with the Ebola virus as it continues to spread across West Africa, meanwhile the Peace Corps is pulling its volunteers from the region. More>>

AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

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For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad. More>>

Topless thong-clad woman vandalizes Pinellas Park McDonald's

Surveillance video of a topless, thong-clad woman vandalizing a McDonald’s is from a St. Petersburg McDonald’s restaurant. Surveillance video of a topless, thong-clad woman vandalizing a McDonald’s is from a St. Petersburg McDonald’s restaurant.
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A Pinellas Park woman shown topless and wearing a thong as she vandalizes a Pinellas Park McDonald's was arrested for criminal mischief.

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Canadian teen builds backyard roller coaster dubbed 'The Minotaur'

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A Canadian teen and aspiring engineer build a roller coaster in his parents backyard. A creation which took four years to build and named 'The Minotaur.' More>>

Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

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A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said. More>>

Congress cooperates and fights as recess nears

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Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working... More>>

House approves VA health care overhaul

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The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. More>>

Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

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The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers... More>>

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

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Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against... More>>

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

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A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other... More>>

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

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Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. More>>

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

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Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival... More>>

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

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U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for... More>>

Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

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Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives... More>>

Correction: Debt Study story

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In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file. The study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute found... More>>

US condemns Israeli shelling of UN school in Gaza

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is condemning Israel's shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians.It's the sharpest criticism the U.S. has leveled at Israel over the more than three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says the U.S. is also "extremely concerned" that thousands of Palestinians aren't safe in U.N.-designated shelters in Gaza even though Israel's military has told th... More>>

VIDEO: Women survive after being run over by train

(CBS) - Two women trespassing on an Indiana railroad bridge were run over by a locomotive, but escaped apparently unharmed.  More>>

VIDEO: 5-year old leukemia survivor a.k.a "Batkid" stars in own documentary

One little boy dreamed of being Batman and the city of San Francisco made his wish happen. Now, 5 year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, better known as "Batkid" is heading to the big screen. More>>

100K marijuana plants removed from 29 marijuana fields Video included

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Authorities removed more than 100,000 marijuana plants after fields were found in Texas.

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10M gallons of water flood UCLA's campus after main water break Video included

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Some UCLA students made the best of a bad situation when campus flooded after a water main broke.

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Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

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The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests. More>>

Steamy love letters from Warren G. Harding to mistress released by Library of Congress

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After 50 years under lock and key, the steamy love letters of President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, were released on Tuesday.  More>>

Stowaway's body found in US military plane's wheel well Video included

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An unknown teenage boy was found dead in the wheel well of an Air Force plane, raising concern on how he got there and where he got inside of the plane. 

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China reports deadly attack in northwest

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A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic... More>>

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go... More>>

Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

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The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election... More>>

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

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The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. More>>

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

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For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say... More>>

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

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Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks.... More>>

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed Video included

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Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on... More>>

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

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Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. More>>

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

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The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health... More>>

Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

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President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday. More>>

Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

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Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father. More>>

Facebook forces separate chat app on mobile users

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Facebook will stop the messenger function within its iPhone and Android apps, pushing a new app for mobile users that want to chat. More>>

Welker also dancing to "Rocky Top"

Manning dancing to "Rocky Top" at practice Video included

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was dancing to "Rocky Top," during practice on Monday. More>>

Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

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Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward... More>>

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says Video included

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Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave... More>>

US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

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In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with... More>>

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

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Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. More>>

Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

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A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine... More>>

Man's obituary: 'Please don't email me, I'm dead'

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When a Pennsylvania man died, he left behind a now-viral reminder of his life and his quirky sense of humor. 

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Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

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Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians... More>>

Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

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In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and... More>>

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

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The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. More>>

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

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A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department... More>>

Medicare's own health looking better, report says

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Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. More>>

Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

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The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. More>>

Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity

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If you’re interested in America’s hottest new burial trend, you should start planning now. Even if you’re not, you should plan ahead, said a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. Green burials, which the burial site is as natural as possible and limit pollution, now constitute about 2 percent of funerals in the U.S.

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Ozark kidnapping, sexual assault suspect's vehicle found Video included

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The search is on for the Ozark man police say kidnapped a woman and child from their home at knife point and sexually assaulted them. More>>

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

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When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. More>>

Man dies after lightning strike affects 14 Video included

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A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said. More>>

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

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Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. More>>

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

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Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. More>>

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

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With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. More>>

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

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Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. More>>

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

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Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival. More>>

Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

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The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped. More>>

Cop reunites stolen bike with owner via Reddit

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A Portland cop is getting free coffee from a user of the online community Reddit after reuniting him with his bike, KOIN reports. More>>

Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

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A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square. More>>

American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

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An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. More>>

Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

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Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. More>>

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

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Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. More>>

Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

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With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America. More>>

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

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Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000. More>>

Your Week in Viral Videos: 'Everything is great'

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No vacation ever really goes the way you think it will and despite how much you want to escape work, sometimes your boss shows up on the beach while you’re dancing with your friends and fires you because you weren’t supposed to be taking a vacation in the first place.

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MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

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The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday. More>>

Sunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen

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Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician, officials said Saturday, as confusion remained over who abducted the lawmaker. More>>

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

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The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said... More>>

Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire

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Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. More>>

Air tragedies bring grief without order

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When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow. More>>

Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

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After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw.  More>>

'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con

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Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five. More>>

Police still investigating after burglar killed

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Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an... More>>

Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

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Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel... More>>

Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

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Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S. More>>

US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

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Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. More>>

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

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Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died... More>>

Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

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Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and... More>>

Pope to make first trip to U.S. in 2015

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According to the Catholic News Service, the pontiff will attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year.

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Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

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In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban's reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting. More>>

Two of four teens accused of torturing 16-year-old sentenced to prison

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Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. More>>

Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

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Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

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The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. More>>

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

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An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. More>>

Traveler catches epic lightning strike on flight

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Traveler Gina Hyams caught a massive cloud-to-ground lightning strike while on a flight Thursday.

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Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

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Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the... More>>

'Kim Jong-un Dance' video upsets Kim Jong-un

'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube) 'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube)
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North Korea's supreme leader and The Onion's 2012 Sexiest Man Alive is quite upset about a video making the rounds. A YouTube viral hit out of China features Kim Jong-un's head pasted to several clips of people dancing and breaking out karate moves.

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Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

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Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst... More>>

Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

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Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and... More>>

Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

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Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

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UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

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A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and... More>>

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

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With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait... More>>

'Coolest Cooler' Kickstarter set to break crowdsourcing record

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Don't get bored with those 20th century coolers - buy into the technologically-savvy, new millennium version of Ryan Grepper - the Coolest Cooler, and it's set to break a Kickstarter record. 

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Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story

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In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow... More>>

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

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Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed... More>>

GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs

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Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes. More>>

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

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A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

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The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to... More>>

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

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The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. More>>

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

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An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people. More>>

Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

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The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.

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Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

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An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. More>>

Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

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The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much... More>>

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

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Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term... More>>

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

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Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. More>>

Pit Bull devoted to injured Chihuahua pal

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The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her Chihuahua sidekick who has an injured eye is melting the hearts of people all across the country. More>>

GM issues 6 more safety recalls

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General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. More>>

Massive crater appears at 'end of the earth' in Russia

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A massive crater has been discovered on the northwestern portion of the Russian continent, in an area called 'the end of the the earth.'

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Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

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Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. More>>

Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

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Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in... More>>

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

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Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. More>>

Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

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By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots... More>>

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

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In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems... More>>

Senate, House on collision course on border money

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Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to... More>>

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

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A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control. More>>

Fmr. head coach Tony Dungy clarifies Michael Sam draft comments

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Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy is clarifying comments he made on NFL Draft choices, and the comments were directed at St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam.

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Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

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President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. More>>

Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

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A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot... More>>

Massive sinkhole forms in FL neighborhood

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 A massive sinkhole opened up Saturday night in Spring Hill, FL - north of Tampa.No one was injured but several homes were evacuated. More>>

Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

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A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the... More>>

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

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In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. More>>

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

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A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles. More>>

Man convicted of enslaving woman gets 30 years

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An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison. More>>

Palace guards play 'Game of Thrones' theme

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The performance by the uniformed guard of Buckingham Palace gave a regal feel to the opening music of the HBO show about the fictional Westeros.

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Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

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An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. More>>

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. More>>

Facebook introduces save for later feature

Facebook rolled out a new feature Monday that lets users save posts to look at later.

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Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

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South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more... More>>

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

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Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. More>>

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

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The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to... More>>

Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

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Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. More>>

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

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A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. More>>

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

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A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional... More>>

Police: Florida dad beats accused child abuser

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A Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son early Friday morning, police said.The father called 911 around 1 a.m. after he walked in on the alleged abuse, police said.  More>>

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

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President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the... More>>

Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

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A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room... More>>

Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

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Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said, as violence in an eastern city killed five. More>>

TSA doubling security fees on airfare starting Monday

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Monday, fees increased more than 100 percent on both domestic and internationally flights. This is because of the September 11 Security Fee that will fund the TSA. More>>

3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

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Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday. More>>

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

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By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. More>>

UN: Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material

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Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations' nuclear agency said Sunday. More>>

Bourdais and Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader

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IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy. More>>

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

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Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy. More>>

Women go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

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When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London. More>>

Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler

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Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" - helped establish a principle under which... More>>

James Garner of 'The Rockford Files' dies

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James Garner, actor known best for his role in The Rockford Files, has died, multiple media outlets reported Sunday morning. More>>

RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

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The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. More>>

High winds push growing Washington wildfire

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Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday. More>>

Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

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A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday. More>>

Cubs sue over fake mascot that got into bar fight

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The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that was... More>>

Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

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International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes... More>>

Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame

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The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline. More>>

Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

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Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. More>>

Sunday marks 2 years since theater massacre

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Sunday is the anniversary of a theater shooting, where a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora.  More>>

Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

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The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. More>>

Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

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In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last... More>>

Your Week in Viral Videos: A woman not to be messed with

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American Ninja Warrior hasn’t gotten as much publicity in the preceding five years as it has in the last five days, thanks to former gymnast Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to qualify for the finals. More>>

Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

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Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast countries. More>>

Officials: US drone strike kills 11 in NW Pakistan

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A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said. More>>

Iran nuke talks to be extended for 4 months

Diplomats say Iran and six powers have extended nuclear talks until Nov. 24 after realizing that differences were too big to reach a deal by the Sunday, the informal deadline. (Source: CNN) Diplomats say Iran and six powers have extended nuclear talks until Nov. 24 after realizing that differences were too big to reach a deal by the Sunday, the informal deadline. (Source: CNN)
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Iran and six world powers failed Saturday to meet their target date for cutting a nuclear deal but agreed to extend the talks until Nov. 24 in a bid to overcome stubborn differences over the size and capacity of activities... More>>

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Four detained in Craigslist robbery, shooting

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Detectives are questioning four people about the shooting of a couple who were robbed while trying to buy their teenage son's first vehicle. More>>

IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

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The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. More>>

Marvel announces new Captain America, Thor

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Marvel Comics announced the changes for two of its most iconic characters, Captain America and Thor, this week on separate TV shows.

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In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

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Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads,... More>>

Police: Fla father beats accused child abuser

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Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his son.
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Google honors Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela would have turned 96 today and Google honored his birthday with an animated, interactive doodle that cycles through some of Mandela’s most famous quotes and scenes from his life. More>>

UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

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Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. said Friday in a new report that documents the massive humanitarian toll of an ongoing Sunni militant offensive in the... More>>

US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down Video included

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U.S. officials believe something brought down the Boeing 777 aircraft which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All passengers and crew are believed to be dead. More>>

Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

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The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try... More>>

APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

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The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could... More>>

Many people were eager to capture July's Supermoon over the weekend. Check out some of the images from around the U.S. More>>

Have you ever felt like you were going to snap? That may have something to do with where you live. Real estate company Movoto used U.S. Census data to determine which states are the most stressed.
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A study by researchers at Indiana University and City University of Hong Kong released the most corrupt states based on government corruption that cost U.S. taxpayers billions. Check out the states that made the list. More>>

The renowned poet, novelist and actress died May, 28, 2014 at her North Carolina home. More>>

After 13 years, the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York opened its doors to survivors, families and rescuers. It has been dedicated to remember and honor nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the 2001 and 1993 terror attacks. More>>

Spring is finally here. But along with warm temperatures, beautiful flowers and sunshine – plant allergies are flaring up. Check out the plants that health.com says it the worst for allergies. More>>

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has released its 2014 list of the worst places in the U.S. for spring allergies. Click here to see the 10 worst cities. More>>

A total lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014 caused the moon to appear to turn a "blood red" color.  More>>

March madness is here. Follow your team's progress on the official NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament bracket. More>>

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