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  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:46:44 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.More >
    Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the...More >
  • US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

    US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:38:54 GMT
    European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.More >
    The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.More >
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:25:36 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >
  • 22 civilians reported killed in east Ukraine

    22 civilians reported killed in east Ukraine

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:22:26 GMT
    Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.More >
    Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.More >
  • Nigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test

    Nigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:17:33 GMT
    The Commonwealth Games Federation says Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test.More >
    The Commonwealth Games Federation says Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test.More >
  • NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

    NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:45:42 GMT
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.More >
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.More >
  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:35:44 GMT
    Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.More >
    A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...More >
  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:21:23 GMT
    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...More >
    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 >
  • $1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

    $1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:20 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:20:52 GMT
    A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.More >
    A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.More >
  • With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

    With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:20 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:20:22 GMT
    Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel.More >
    Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel.More >
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:10:23 GMT
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.More >
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.More >
  • AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids

    AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:10:03 GMT
    Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late...More >
    Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim...More >
  • Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:08 AM EDT2014-07-29 06:08:48 GMT
    The debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races - in Maine.More >
    In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.More >
  • Hiker, 13, missing in California national park

    Hiker, 13, missing in California national park

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:05 AM EDT2014-07-29 06:05:51 GMT
    A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.More >
    A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.More >
  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:30:02 GMT
    Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.More >
    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

    US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:26:27 GMT
    The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.'More >
    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

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:39:08 GMT
    Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.More >
    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 >
  • FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

    FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:26:10 GMT
    A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.More >
    The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were...More >
  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:25:39 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:More >
  • Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:18:15 GMT
    A new federal report says that along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years.More >
    Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.More >
  • The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

    The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:39:15 GMT
    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.More >
    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.More >
  • Correction: California Wildfires story

    Correction: California Wildfires story

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:35:35 GMT
    Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.More >
    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 >
  • Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

    Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:19:01 GMT
    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...More >
    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 >
  • Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:21:47 GMT
    Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.More >
    Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police...More >
  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:18:33 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...More >
    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 >
  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:03:07 GMT
    Obama administration officials are fuming over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.More >
    The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a...More >
  • Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:02:46 GMT
    The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.More >
    Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.More >
  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:16:08 GMT
    The former majority shareholder in Yukos Oil Company says it has won in excess of $50 billion in a court ruling against Russia.More >
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.More >
  • In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

    In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:02:38 GMT
    Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they...More >
    Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the...More >
  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:46:36 GMT
    Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network.More >
    Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.More >
  • Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

    Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:36:22 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under consideration by Congress. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says she supports creating a refugee screening process...More >
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law...More >
  • Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

    Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:21:18 GMT
    Syrian state media have shown President Bashar Assad praying in Damascus at the start of a major Muslim holiday amid reports of an unprecedented high toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.More >
    More than 2,000 Syrians - almost half of them pro-government forces - have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition...More >
  • UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:40:00 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas.More >
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name...More >
  • Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

    Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:21:51 GMT
    The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.More >
    The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.More >
  • UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:21:41 GMT
    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.More >
    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.More >
  • Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

    Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:20:23 GMT
    The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month.More >
    The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month.More >
  • AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

    AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:02:36 GMT
    Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.More >
    Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.More >
  • Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

    Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:00:55 GMT
    Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.More >
    Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.More >
  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:07:51 GMT
    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.More >
    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.More >
  • Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:06:40 GMT
    Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed some border crossings and ordered strict quarantines of communities affected by the Ebola outbreak.More >
    Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.More >
  • Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

    Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:25:22 GMT
    If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises.More >
    If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises.More >
  • Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

    Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:05:47 GMT
    The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Palestinian land.More >
    The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.More >
  • In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

    In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:17:59 GMT
    Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because...More >
    Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because...More >
  • Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

    Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:27:37 GMT
    Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people...More >
    Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are...More >
  • Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

    Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:17:34 GMT
    An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.More >
    An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.More >
  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:14 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:14:30 GMT
    European Union ambassadors have reached a preliminary deal on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive...More >
    The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.More >
  • Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

    Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:04 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:04:34 GMT
    Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con.More >
    Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con.More >
  • Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing

    Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:55 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:55:07 GMT
    By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another...More >
    By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger...More >
  • Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:37:23 GMT
    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 >
    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 >
  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:16:20 GMT
    For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are preparing excavate a sinkhole-type cave in northern Wyoming that contains the ancient remains of tens of thousands of animals.More >
    For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom...More >
  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:15:44 GMT
    As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could...More >
    As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create...More >
  • Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

    Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:04:43 GMT
    Police say five members of a Maine family have been found dead.More >
    A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.More >
  • Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:17:30 GMT
    Palestinian militants have launched a big rocket salvo at Israel, endangering a unilateral cease-fire.More >
    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 >
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    10 Things to Know for Monday

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:57:26 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:More >
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:More >
  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:54:33 GMT
    U.S. officials are sharing satellite images they say show Russia has been firing rockets more than 7 miles into eastern Ukraine.More >
    Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the...More >
  • APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:46:46 GMT
    The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.More >
    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 >
  • Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

    Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:46:12 GMT
    A health official says a senior doctor working at Liberia's largest hospital has died of Ebola.More >
    One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an...More >
  • Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:56:54 GMT
    Dutch police are traveling to the scene of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine to secure the site, which investigators complain has already been compromised.More >
    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 >
  • Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:56:24 GMT
    The parents of a woman who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 travelled from Perth, Australia to honor their daughter at the crash site in eastern Ukraine.More >
    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 >
  • AP PHOTOS: Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

    AP PHOTOS: Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:44:55 GMT
    By The Associated Press Vincenzo Nibali, a 29-year-old Sicilian who calls himself "a flag-bearer of anti-doping," won the Tour de France on Sunday, the first Italian to do so in 16 years.More >
    By The Associated Press Vincenzo Nibali, a 29-year-old Sicilian who calls himself "a flag-bearer of anti-doping," won the Tour de France on Sunday, the first Italian to do so in 16 years.More >
  • Arizona execution renews debate over methods

    Arizona execution renews debate over methods

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:36 GMT
    A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth...More >
    A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for...More >
  • Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

    Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:05:50 GMT
    A French embassy spokesman says black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed last week in northern Mali will be transferred to France for analysis.More >
    Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the...More >
  • Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

    Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:24:43 GMT
    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey.More >
    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped.More >
  • Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

    Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:07:05 GMT
    A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex has been charged with murder.More >
    A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder.More >
  • Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:55:07 GMT
    One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.More >
    One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.More >
  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:25:23 GMT
    The State Department has shuttered the U.S. embassy in Libya and evacuated American staffers there as the security situation in the capital Tripoli deteriorates amid worsening clashes between rival militias.More >
    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 >
  • Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic

    Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:14:17 GMT
    President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.More >
    President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.More >
  • Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it

    Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-07-27 14:24:00 GMT
    About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure...More >
    About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in...More >
  • AP PHOTOS: North Korea marks war anniversary

    AP PHOTOS: North Korea marks war anniversary

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:26:53 GMT
    The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as "Victory in the...More >
    The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as "Victory in the Fatherland...More >
  • Israeli Arabs caught in the middle of Gaza war

    Israeli Arabs caught in the middle of Gaza war

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-07-27 09:46:51 GMT
    Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are...More >
    Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are dying in...More >
  • AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

    AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-07-27 06:44:19 GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on...More >
    Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on offense...More >
  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:06:46 GMT
    Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned.More >
    The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.More >
  • Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

    Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:53:41 GMT
    The widow of a man who died in New York City police custody after apparently being placed in a chokehold says he wasn't violent.More >
    The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.More >
  • Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

    Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:04:50 GMT
    A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to receive aid and evacuate to safer areas.More >
    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 >
  • FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

    FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:43:43 GMT
    FedEx Corp., the latest shipper to be accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.More >
    FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.More >
  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:23:33 GMT
    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause...More >
    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and...More >
  • AP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war

    AP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:14:39 GMT
    A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.More >
    A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.More >
  • California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

    California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:15:08 GMT
    The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking...More >
    The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter...More >
  • AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order

    AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-07-26 08:36:26 GMT
    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.More >
    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.More >
  • Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

    Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:34 AM EDT2014-07-26 06:34:58 GMT
    Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps.More >
    Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps.More >
  • Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:35:42 GMT
    A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."More >
    A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members...More >
  • Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:46 GMT
    An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.More >
    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

    Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:38:15 GMT
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...More >
    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

    US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:16:47 GMT
    The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.More >
    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 >
  • Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

    Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:45:52 GMT
    About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were told that they would be able to review parts of the document after signing a secrecy agreement.More >
    About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in...More >
  • Judge says Texas man innocent in rape

    Judge says Texas man innocent in rape

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:24:30 GMT
    A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.More >
    A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.More >
  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:55:44 GMT
    A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains listed in critical condition.More >
    A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back,...More >
  • After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?

    After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:19:49 GMT
    By The Associated Press The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too...More >
    By The Associated Press The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too young to...More >
  • AP ANALYSIS: Old story, new twists in Gaza war

    AP ANALYSIS: Old story, new twists in Gaza war

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:14:57 GMT
    The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that...More >
    The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the...More >
  • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:35:39 GMT
    French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.More >
    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 >
  • What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

    What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:35:22 GMT
    It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in...More >
    It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for...More >
  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:15:48 GMT
    After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.More >
    After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.More >
  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:57 GMT
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.More >
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.More >
  • NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:24 GMT
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.More >
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.More >
  • States' use of execution drugs varies widely

    States' use of execution drugs varies widely

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:53:08 GMT
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with...More >
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types,...More >
  • In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

    In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:16:44 GMT
    The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.More >
    The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.More >
  • Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:16:30 GMT
    Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.More >
    The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.More >
  • Rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games

    Rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:13:56 GMT
    It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, one of the fighters had a large lump on his head, and the other had blood streaming down his face.More >
    It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, Mathew Martin of Nauru had a large lump on his head from a punch. Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan, who won unanimously on...More >
  • Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

    Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:15:18 GMT
    Authorities hope to learn if a psychiatrist had concerns about a patient who allegedly killed a case worker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital before the doctor pulled out his own gun to protect himself.More >
    Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the...More >
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:18:23 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >
  • Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

    Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:07:05 GMT
    Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.More >
    Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.More >
  • Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

    Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-07-25 07:34:10 GMT
    A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel - dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military - is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.More >
    A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel - dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military - is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.More >
  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:55:46 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.More >
    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 >
  • US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

    US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:55:33 GMT
    The Obama administration is considering 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. border.More >
    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 >
  • Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

    Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:45:09 GMT
    Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.More >
    Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.More >
  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:45:05 GMT
    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore...More >
    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a...More >
  • Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

    Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:02:47 GMT
    Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.More >
    A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night.More >
  • As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

    As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:25:49 GMT
    A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.More >
    The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.More >
  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:24:07 GMT
    Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.More >
    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 >
  • Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

    Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:05:10 GMT
    Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears....More >
    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 >
  • House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

    House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:04:13 GMT
    Republicans have cleared legislation for a vote in the House that authorizes the filing of an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law.More >
    Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law...More >
  • Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:55:00 GMT
    Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.More >
    Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.More >
  • War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:25:19 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...More >
    Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor...More >
  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

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

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:14:57 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.More >
    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 >
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:13:09 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:More >
  • House votes to simplify education tax breaks

    House votes to simplify education tax breaks

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:22:49 GMT
    The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.More >
    The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.More >
  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:15:07 GMT
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other...More >
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents...More >
  • In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border

    In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:26:00 GMT
    In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its...More >
    In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its border...More >
  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:06:07 GMT
    Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.More >
    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 >
  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:47:52 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.More >
    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 >
  • Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

    Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:35:28 GMT
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held...More >
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an...More >
  • Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

    Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:30:32 GMT
    In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work...More >
    In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table.More >
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:56:19 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court...More >
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.More >
  • Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

    Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:44:04 GMT
    The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.More >
    The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.More >
  • Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

    Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:34:28 GMT
    War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his...More >
    War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to...More >
  • Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:23:46 GMT
    Israel's parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza.More >
    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday - a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war. Peres handed the...More >
  • Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

    Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:14:52 GMT
    Europe's top human rights court has ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to imprison two alleged terrorists on Polish soil.More >
    Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under...More >
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:55:39 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.More >
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.More >
  • US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:17:38 GMT
    The Peace Corps says it is suspending its operations in Kenya and pulling out more than 50 volunteers because of security concerns.More >
    The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday.More >
  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:44:17 GMT
    Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.More >
    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 >
  • HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:43:39 GMT
    By The Associated Press There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved...More >
    By The Associated Press There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug...More >
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:36:37 GMT
    By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have...More >
    By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and...More >
  • Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:26:46 GMT
    A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in Italy along with her family, including an infant born in prison.More >
    Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.More >
  • Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:10:27 GMT
    Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.More >
    Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.More >
  • Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

    Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:03:03 GMT
    By The Associated Press Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love - after waiting in line.More >
    By The Associated Press Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love - after navigating crowds and waiting in line.More >
  • Judges in health care rulings vote party line

    Judges in health care rulings vote party line

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:01:58 GMT
    Six federal judges on two appeals courts have weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.More >
    In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.More >
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:06 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:06:43 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban 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 >
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban 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 >
  • Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

    Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:42:39 GMT
    Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.More >
    Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.More >
  • Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats

    Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:44:29 GMT
    With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled.More >
    With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled.More >
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:36:59 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >
    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 >
  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:33:18 GMT
    Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn...More >
    New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help...More >
  • JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins

    JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:44:36 GMT
    President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.More >
    President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.More >
  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:22:19 GMT
    Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a...More >
    Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new,...More >
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:54:34 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >
    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 >
  • Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:31:15 GMT
    Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.More >
    Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags...More >
  • House, Senate advance competing border proposals

    House, Senate advance competing border proposals

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:24:43 GMT
    Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the southern border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal...More >
    At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled...More >
  • Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:14:29 GMT
    A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.More >
    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 >
  • AP PHOTOS: Church a haven for Muslims in Gaza

    AP PHOTOS: Church a haven for Muslims in Gaza

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:32:31 GMT
    By The Associated Press Muslim families driven from their homes by the fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas are observing Ramadan in Gaza City's Greek Orthodox church.More >
    By The Associated Press Muslim families driven from their homes by the fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas are observing Ramadan in Gaza City's Greek Orthodox church.More >
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:22:38 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:More >
  • Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

    Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:44:48 GMT
    Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.More >
    Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.More >
  • Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:26:59 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas when he deployed as many as 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border in South Texas.More >
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.More >
  • Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:53:39 GMT
    After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.More >
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a...More >
  • UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

    UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:33:21 GMT
    Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and...More >
    Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45...More >
  • 40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:16:45 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.More >
    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 >
  • Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

    Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:12:50 GMT
    A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and...More >
    A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to...More >
  • Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

    Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:01:57 GMT
    Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is...More >
    Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere...More >
  • Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

    Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:24:39 GMT
    Federal regulators are proposing to phase out thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil. It's the government's response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a...More >
    Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable...More >
  • SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

    SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:43:09 GMT
    Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.More >
    Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.More >
  • APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

    APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:31:51 GMT
    Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.More >
    Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.More >
  • Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd

    Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:26:25 GMT
    The lawyer for a suspected Nazi war crimes suspect says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man has died while awaiting extradition to Germany.More >
    An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.More >
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:16:26 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Israel's main airport despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban as he continues to push a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.More >
    Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks...More >
  • Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic

    Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:13:57 GMT
    A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.More >
    A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.More >
  • Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

    Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:32:09 GMT
    A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose.More >
    Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday.More >
  • Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

    Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:22:53 GMT
    Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.More >
    Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.More >
  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:21:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.More >
    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

    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:42:27 GMT
    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...More >
    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 >
  • Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

    Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:24:17 GMT
    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 >
    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 >
  • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:33:53 GMT
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.More >
    Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian...More >
  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:53:36 GMT
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.More >
    A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the...More >
  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:11:21 GMT
    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...More >
    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 >
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:10:57 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:More >
  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:33:27 GMT
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.More >
    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

    Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:42:54 GMT
    Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state...More >
    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 >
  • End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:21:33 GMT
    The first of thousands of squatters who transformed a half-built skyscraper into a vertical slum were moved out by armed police and soldiers Tuesday, marking the beginning of the end for the Tower of David's...More >
    The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David.More >
  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:06:18 GMT
    A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.More >
    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 >
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