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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>>

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

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Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the... 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 has died in Georgia. More>>

Girl, 9, hit by plane on Venice beach dies from injuries

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9-year-old Oceana Irizzary, who was critically injured in the plane crash off Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday afternoon, has died. 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>>

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

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Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an... More>>

10 things to know for Tuesday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: More>>

GM and Chevy pickups tops in recalls this year

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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GM Sierra have been recalled six times already this year, more than any other vehicle sold in the U.S. 

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

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No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say... 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>>

Correction: California Wildfires story

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In a story July 27 about California Wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the type of aircraft assisting firefighters battling a wildfire outside Yosemite National Park. They were fixed-wing airplanes... 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>>

Father killed, daughter injured when plane hits them on beach

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A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said. More>>

Federal court rules against Va. gay marriage ban

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The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage violate the U.S. Constitution.  More>>

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

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Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. More>>

Surprising list of nations with alcohol problems focuses on E. Europe

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The nations with the highest rates of alcohol consumption per person are located in Eastern Europe.
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48-year-old man meets his biological mother for the first time Video included

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Michael Adams reunited with his biological family in Biloxi on Saturday after 48 years apart. Their reunion initially began with a phone call back in January. Adams said he called and asked for Ms. Anna McClure. 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>>

APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

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The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up... 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>>

Oldest female WWII veteran, 108 years old, honored at DC memorials Video included

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Lucy Coffey joined the Army, or the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, in 1943, just a month shy of her 37th birthday. 

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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>>

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>>

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>>

Fired Ohio State Band Director Vows To Clear Name

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The fired director of Ohio State University's celebrated marching band said through his attorney Friday that he has become a scapegoat for behavior occurring within the organization before his leadership and he'll fight to clear his name. 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>>

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>>

NJ couple identified as victims of Virginia tornado Video included

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A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton.
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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>>

Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

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The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

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The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people. 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>>

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>>

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

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A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. More>>

US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

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As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. More>>

77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo Video included

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Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake."
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Handover of black boxes starts investigation Video included

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 Bodies of those on the plane are on the way to territory controlled by the Ukraine government and eventually to the Netherlands.  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>>

Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

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A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls. 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>>

Mexican billionaire says 3-day work week would make us healthier

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One of the richest men in the world believes we all work too much and we should be working only three days a week. More>>

Obama calls for immediate access to crash site

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President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine, where a passenger jet was shot down last week. More>>

Body of missing 11-year-old drowning victim found Video included

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 The body of an 11-year-old drowning victim who went missing in the ocean Saturday was located Monday morning.
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Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

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Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a... More>>

American teen beaten in Mideast talks about ordeal

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A Palestinian-American teen detained by Israeli security forces while on a family visit to the Middle East said Sunday he had been beaten, kicked and blindfolded after a cousin there was abducted and killed. More>>

Why commercial jets aren't equipped to avoid missiles

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 (AP Photo) Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 (AP Photo)
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Theoretically, there are ways a Boeing 777 could evade a missile, but experts say the systems are too costly and impractical for commercial jets. More>>

DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

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Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Families and... More>>

States sue 5-Hour Energy over ad claims

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Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising. More>>

Wildfires bring destruction to central Washington

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By The Associated Press A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and... More>>

Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

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World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the... More>>

US building case tying separatists to plane crash

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The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on board, including at... 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>>

Hagan says she's hopeful about contraception bill Video included

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan said Friday that she is hopeful a federal bill requiring employers to offer contraception in their insurance plans can be resurrected in the U.S. Senate - despite a Supreme Court decision partially rejecting such coverage. More>>

Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

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The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. More>>

Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

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By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writers The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound... More>>

Report: Dad beat teen unconscious after witnessing child sex assault

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According to the report, Frolander admitted to sexually abusing the child and ended his interview with police by saying, "I'm guilty." More>>

Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

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In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine. More>>

FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

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Authorities charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions. More>>

Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

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Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem. 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>>

Wildfire prompts evacuation order for Wash. town

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A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities said. More>>

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  • Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:38:32 GMT
    Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.
    Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling...
  • 4 charged with murder in death of USC student

    4 charged with murder in death of USC student

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:28:35 GMT
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a...
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study...
  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:21:50 GMT
    A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the...
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  • US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:53:08 GMT
    European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.
    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....
  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:33:28 GMT
    Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
    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...
  • Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:30:08 GMT
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at...
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next...
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