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Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali

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An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France deployed fighter jets to search for... More>>

As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21

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Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president. More>>

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>>

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

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Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian... 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>>

'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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Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

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Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.  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

Joni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua.  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo Joni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo
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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>>

UN Security Council debates Malaysia jet resolution Video included

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Ambassadors met in the early morning hours Monday as fighting continues between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in the area.

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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>>

45th anniversary of moon landing

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Sunday marks 45 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to set foot on the moon.On July 20, 1969, Armstrong uttered the now infamous words, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."This is the first major Apollo 11 anniversary in which the events fall on the same day of the week as they did in 1969. On Monday, NASA will honor Armstrong, who died in 2012, with a ceremony renaming the historic operations and checkout building at Kennedy Space Center.Copyri... 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>>

Police: movie, tv legend James Garner dies

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Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86.He was found dead of natural causes at his Brentwood home Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday.Officers responded to a call around 8 p.m. PDT and confirmed Garner's identity from family members, Iniquez told The Associated Press.There was no immediate word on a specific cause of death. Garner had suffered a stroke in M... 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>>

NASA 'live' tweeting Apollo 11 moon landing Video included

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Since Wednesday, NASA has been live tweeting the Apollo 11 launch, moon landing and recovery. Sunday marks the anniversary of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin becoming the first men to set first foot on the moon. 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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FedEx charged with shipping drugs without prescriptions

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Federal authorities have charged FedEx Corp. with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions. More>>

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>>

Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

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Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a... More>>

Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

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A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth. More>>

Afghan ballot audit starts; Kabul airport attacked

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Afghanistan's election commission began auditing ballots Thursday following a U.S.-brokered deal between the two presidential contenders while a brazen attack on the Kabul airport underscored the dangers the country... More>>

Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

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Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to... More>>

Brassy Broadway legend, Elaine Stritch, dies

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Broadway and Hollywood legend Elaine Stritch died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, MI. She was 89 years old More>>

Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile Video included

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A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council said Thursday. More>>

Plane cabin design proposes standing room-only seating

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Passengers in such planes would spend the flight in an upright position, similar to riding on a standard bike.

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3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

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Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said. More>>

Justice Dept. investigating missing IRS emails

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The Justice Department is investigating the circumstances behind the disappearance of emails from a former senior Internal Revenue Service official, part of a broader criminal inquiry into whether the agency had targeted... More>>

US, Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia

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Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their... More>>

Israel, Hamas agree to Gaza 'humanitarian' pause

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Israel and Hamas agreed to a five-hour U.N. brokered "humanitarian" pause to their 9-day-long battle, offering the most encouraging sign yet that the fierce fighting could come to an end. More>>

Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

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Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November. More>>

Plan submitted to split California into 6 states

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 Tim Draper, who has made billions in the technology sector, submitted enough signatures to put the issue on a statewide ballot in 2016. More>>

Man starts fire using 'blowtorch' to kill spider

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A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday. More>>

Your Week in Music: Weird Al's new music will turn fans into a class act

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Weird Al gives some good life advice, Garth Brooks makes a big return and a few stars dress in drag for music in this Your Week in Music.

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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Bogus cash pays for roads

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If there's anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it's free money. More>>

Japanese nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

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A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety regulations Wednesday, an important step toward restarting the country's first reactors under the tighter rules applied... More>>

Dad's plea to memorialize baby girl leaves lasting impression

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A grieving father’s request on social media made the internet a place to heal.

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Murdoch's Fox makes bid for Time Warner

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By The Associated Press Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox said Time Warner has rejected an offer it made last month to combine the two media and entertainment giants. More>>

New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

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New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. More>>

Pakistan: US missile strike kills 15 militants

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Pakistani security forces captured a key Taliban commander linked to a 2003 assassination attempt on former President Pervez Musharraf, officials said Wednesday as a U.S. drone strike killed 15 militants near the... More>>

All-Star farewell: Jeter takes bow, hits double

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Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game. More>>

Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

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Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination. More>>

89 killed in worst Afghanistan bombing since 2001

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A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led... More>>

Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol

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Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. illegally for years, was released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday after being detained... More>>

Israel: Hamas to pay price for its 'no' to truce

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Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas "would pay the price" after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead unleashed more rocket barrages at the Jewish... More>>

Daughter's rep: Casey Kasem's body still unburied

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A spokesman for Casey Kasem's daughter says the famous radio host's unburied body remains at a funeral home in Tacoma, Washington, a month after his death. More>>

Iranian Nukes: Gaps remain, but talks continue

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World powers and Iran still face significant gaps in their negotiations to curb Tehran's nuclear program, foreign ministers said Tuesday while forging ahead with efforts to secure a deal that could finally bridge a... More>>

House passes highway bill as deadline looms

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With an August deadline looming, the House voted Tuesday to temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial... More>>

She wanted to be a flower girl, but she needed a wedding

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4-year-old Annabelle Earl wanted to be a pint-size petal pusher and she knew she had what it takes: a long, fancy dress and a bouquet of pretty posies. More>>

Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

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A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow's streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were... More>>

Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

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Teacher Michael Coughlin sometimes learns about his students' harrowing trips across the border alone and what they left behind from the essays they write. Other times, they'll mention a court date or ask for help... More>>

Riders rescued from Transformers ride at Universal Studios

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Guests at Universal Studios in Orlando were rescued from a Transformers ride.

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Sidewalk memorial honors New Jersey cop killer

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A day after a rookie police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners came to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial with candles, balloons, empty liquor bottles and messages of love from friends scrawled on... More>>

Filipina toddler wakes up at own funeral

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The parents and mourners of a 3-year-old's funeral witnessed a strange occurrence during the service in one region of the Philippines.  More>>

In rush to cut benefits backlog, VA made errors

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In a rush to cut a huge backlog of claims for disability benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs is making payments to tens of thousands of veterans without adequate medical evidence that they deserve the benefits,... More>>

Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

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Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said they were seriously considering the... More>>

Argentina's gutsy World Cup team is welcomed home Video included

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Argentina's national team was welcomed home Monday by thousands of fans celebrating its gutsy performance in the World Cup final. More>>

Guardsman kills 2 people, self in northern Utah

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An Army National Guardsman left a suicide note in his northern Utah home before killing a college student and one other person early Monday, then fatally shooting himself at another home, authorities said. More>>

Boy snaps selfie with billionaire Buffett and Beatle McCartney

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A teenager snapped a selfie with The Beatles founder Paul McCartney and billionaire Warren Buffett. More>>

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

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Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. More>>

Portland-based ad agency creates viral ad for Derek Jeter swan song

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As the World Series-winning shortstop makes his last lap around baseball stadiums this summer, Portland-based ad agency Wieden and Kennedy is helping Nike's Jordan Brand pay tribute to the living legend. More>>

Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

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Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and... More>>

Dad makes daughter a princess, claims 'no man's land' in Africa

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Jeremiah Heaton traveled to northeastern Africa to acquire land to fulfill his daughter's desire to be a princess, but his goals, he says, is to provide much more than that.

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Second probe details more CDC anthrax lab problems

NEW YORK (AP) - A second investigation found more safety problems at federal health laboratories in Atlanta, including the use of expired disinfectants and the transfer of dangerous germs in Ziploc bags.The new report focuses on an incident last month at a bioterrorism lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dozens of CDC workers were potentially exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria. No one got sick, but a CDC internal investigation report released last week found serious safe... More>>

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

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The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier, and setting the stage for Army investigators to question the Idaho native... More>>

Church of England says yes to women bishops

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The Church of England ended one of its longest and most divisive disputes Monday with an overwhelming vote in favor of allowing women to become bishops. 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>>

Outage: Monorail train evacuated at Disney in Fla

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A Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at its central Florida amusement complex. She says no one was hurt. More>>

Obama, Cameron discuss foreign policy hot spots

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The White House says President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq and the status of Iran nuclear talks during a Sunday phone call. More>>

Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

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Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster. More>>

Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza

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Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth... More>>

Sheriff: Bus was hit by stolen car going wrong way

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A car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway, killing the car's driver and injuring 19 people on the bus, had just been stolen and was headed in the wrong direction, authorities said. More>>

No Iran breakthrough with Kerry in Vienna

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Joint efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western foreign ministers failed Sunday to advance faltering nuclear talks with Iran, with the target date for a deal only a week away. More>>

New Cosby show could debut as soon as next summer

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Bill Cosby could be returning to the network with a new comedy as soon as next summer. More>>

Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire

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Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory. More>>

Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders

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Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the... More>>

Ukraine govt denies president will be at Cup final

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won't be attending the World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, a government statement said, denying assertions by Brazilian officials that he would be there. More>>

Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain

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The protesters who many feared would wreck Brazil's World Cup party failed to show up. While the national team fell short of claiming the coveted championship, the country at least can say the tournament that wraps up... More>>

Israel troops briefly raid Gaza as offensive rages

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Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time early Sunday to... More>>

North Korea launches missiles in latest test-fire

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North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over the North's failure to win talks on receiving outside aid,... More>>

Christie blames Obama in part for Mideast unrest

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel's behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him. More>>

Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

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Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government. More>>

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian jump into reality TV

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Tabloid targets LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are jumping into the fray with their own reality show, although the couple plans to keep Cibrian's two children out of it. More>>

Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

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When it was all over, it was the Netherlands receiving a standing ovation from the Brazilian crowd. Brazil walked off the field to boos, after another demoralizing loss to end its home World Cup. More>>

Migrant boy buried in Guatemala hometown

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A 15-year-old Guatemalan boy whose death became a symbol of the perils facing children attempting to illegally cross into the United States was buried in his hometown Saturday, amid prayers and tears from his family. More>>

Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

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Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday. More>>

UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire

The U.N. Security Council called Saturday for a cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Source:MGN) The U.N. Security Council called Saturday for a cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Source:MGN)
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The U.N. Security Council called for a cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. More>>

Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

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Adolescent girls and boys wait to hear how long they might be allowed to stay in the U.S. More>>

Analysis: Lavrov's absence clouds Iran nuke talks

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Decisions by the foreign ministers of Russia and China to skip talks on Iran's nuclear program this weekend are further denting expectations that the stalled negotiations will produce a deal by July 20. More>>

4 civilians killed in artillery fire in Ukraine

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Artillery fire killed at least four people in an overnight attack on a residential area in eastern Ukraine, spurring more people to flee the besieged city of Donetsk and its suburbs on Saturday to take their chances... More>>

Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

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By KRISTEN de GROOT Associated Press Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday. More>>

Israeli bombing turns Gaza into ghost town

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It's the holy month of Ramadan, when people throughout the Muslim world meet with friends and family, buy presents for loved ones and break a day-long fast each evening amid colorful street scenes. More>>

LeBron to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers Video included

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After days of speculation, NBA free agent forward LeBron James has decided to return home and sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Husband and wife, both former Ridgeland school coaches, face child sex charges Video included

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According to the police report, a mother reported her 15-year-old daughter was being contacted by the couple after school hours, and that it "went well beyond that of a teacher student relationship."
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In hot pursuit: Internet swoons over San Francisco's 'Hot Cop'

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Some people in San Francisco are actually willing to be arrested by the latest internet sensation, the Hot Cop of Castro. More>>

'Harry Potter' actor Legeno dies in Death Valley

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Authorities say "Harry Potter" actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50. More>>

House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

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A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans... More>>

Over 100 killed in Gaza as rockets fall on Israel

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Authorities say apparent rocket fire from Lebanon has struck Israel as long-range rocket fire from Gaza continued for a fourth day.

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Man takes foot on 'last adventures' before amputation

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How would you deal with facing an amputation in your early 20s? One Virginia man decided to take his left foot on one last round of adventures, and his sister used social media to brag on him.

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US struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis

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The United States struggled Friday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chances for a democratic transfer of power, a central plank of President Barack Obama's... More>>

Eastern Ukrainians flee as army suffers losses

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Ukraine's president vowed vengeance in blood after 19 troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack Friday, and residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk began fleeing in large numbers for fear of a government siege. More>>

German FM to meet Kerry to discuss spying claims

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Germany's foreign minister said Friday he will tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting this weekend that Berlin wants to reinvigorate the two countries' friendship "on an honest basis" after asking... More>>

Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

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Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell. More>>

Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

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Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi,... More>>

As LeBron decides, Miami and Cleveland wait

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By TIM REYNOLDS and TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writers When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy. More>>

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

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A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was,... More>>

Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident

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An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours. More>>

Obama offers US help negotiating Israel cease-fire

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President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, as world leaders warned of an urgent need to avoid another... More>>

House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

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House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law. More>>

Gaza dead tops 85 as Israel presses its offensive

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The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destroying the structure and killing eight relatives in a matter of seconds. A survivor said all the dead were... More>>

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

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Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration... More>>

Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

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Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and countless others, has died. More>>

Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV -... More>>

Your Week in Pop Culture: Music biopics set to rock the box office

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Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and Miles Davis are coming back to life on the big screen, little kids love each other despite their race and Britney Spears isn't perfect in a leaked, un-produced track this week in pop culture.  More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: 'New Yorks' work the dance floor at reception

The rhythm of the music in New Orleans can sweep a person away. This time it got to an entire wedding party. More>>

Authorities: Magee nursing home resident murdered with sandwich Video included

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63-year-old Jerrell Eubanks, a resident of a nursing center in Magee, was arrested Wednesday evening by investigators. More>>

Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

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Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret... More>>

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods Video included

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The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama... More>>

Cleanup from fatal storms begins in Eastern states

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Residents of this rural central New York town on Wednesday picked through debris from homes battered by a deadly tornado, and utility crews worked to restore power in several Eastern states hit by severe storms. More>>

Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

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Utah has decided to go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue against gay marriage, meaning the nation's highest court will have at least one same-sex marriage case on its plate when it returns in October. More>>

Texas shooting victim led police to alleged gunman

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A three-hour standoff has ended and a suspect who allegedly killed six people has surrendered.
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Your Week in Music: We can't 'Let it go' when it comes to 'Frozen'

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The year's best-selling tunes start with a chilly anthem, plus a dream Coldplay collaboration and a hip-hop violinist, in Your Week in Music. 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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