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  • Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

    Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:37:59 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 >
    Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets as fighting...More >
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:24:37 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 >
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:22:57 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 >
    Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657...More >
  • With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

    With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:13:27 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 >
    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 that...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 >
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:02:54 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 >
  • 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 >
  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:36:44 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.More >
  • House, Senate chart separate courses on border

    House, Senate chart separate courses on border

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:36:24 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 >
    Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both...More >
  • Judges in health care rulings vote party line

    Judges in health care rulings vote party line

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:34:43 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 >
  • 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 >
  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:22:35 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 >
  • SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds

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

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:10:56 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 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 >
  • 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 >
  • Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:51:02 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 >
  • 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 >
  • Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

    Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:06:16 GMT
    A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see...More >
    Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.More >
  • Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

    Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:05:39 GMT
    When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there...More >
    When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was...More >
  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:53:57 GMT
    About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.More >
    In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say.More >
  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:40:55 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 >
  • Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

    Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:12:30 GMT
    A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that...More >
    Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led...More >
  • Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

    Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:55:51 GMT
    Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of...More >
    Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza...More >
  • Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:54:56 GMT
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a...More >
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary...More >
  • NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:11:36 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 >
  • Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

    Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:14:04 GMT
    President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with many parents of the 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and some classmates who managed to escape from Islamic extremists.More >
    President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.More >
  • US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:31:59 GMT
    The United States says it's preparing to present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.More >
    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 >
  • Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:12:22 GMT
    Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.More >
    Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.More >
  • Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:22:12 GMT
    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.More >
    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.More >
  • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:07:36 GMT
    By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.More >
    By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.More >
  • 2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

    2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:06:18 GMT
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.More >
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.More >
  • HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:41:29 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 >
  • Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

    Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:22:04 GMT
    A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.More >
    A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.More >
  • Big milestone for Britain's little prince

    Big milestone for Britain's little prince

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:03:37 GMT
    The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.More >
    The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.More >
  • Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

    Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:22:00 GMT
    The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.More >
    The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.More >
  • Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:51:47 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support for a Mideast cease-fire. But he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term...More >
    Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip.More >
  • EU meets as some countries seek tougher sanctions

    EU meets as some countries seek tougher sanctions

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:02 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:02:09 GMT
    European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider further sanctions against Russia because of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner, with Britain and some other countries demanding much tougher measures.More >
    European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider further sanctions against Russia because of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner, with Britain and some other countries demanding much tougher measures.More >
  • Dad: Boys charged in homeless deaths once homeless

    Dad: Boys charged in homeless deaths once homeless

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:23 AM EDT2014-07-22 07:23:29 GMT
    A man who says he is the father of two of three teens charged with fatally beating two homeless men says that they too were once homeless, and he has no idea what prompted the brutal Friday night attack that police...More >
    A man who says he is the father of two of three teens charged with fatally beating two homeless men says that they too were once homeless, and he has no idea what prompted the brutal Friday night attack that police say...More >
  • Australia wants security job for wronged countries

    Australia wants security job for wronged countries

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:51 GMT
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested that countries that have been "so wronged" take responsibility for securing the crime scene where the Malaysian jetliner was shot down in Ukraine.More >
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday countries that have been "so wronged" should take responsibility for securing the crime scene where the Malaysian jetliner was shot down in Ukraine.More >
  • Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:34 GMT
    The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.More >
    A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.More >
  • Detroit retirees vote in favor of pension cuts

    Detroit retirees vote in favor of pension cuts

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:21:39 GMT
    Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history.More >
    Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history.More >
  • Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

    Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:41:23 GMT
    The future of the Los Angeles Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is...More >
    The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to...More >
  • Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

    Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:13:21 GMT
    A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, five mosques and a football stadium.More >
    A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, five mosques and a football stadium.More >
  • Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

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

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:10:24 GMT
    Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.More >
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.More >
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:41:18 GMT
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing...More >
    Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.More >
  • Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:31:39 GMT
    Gaza health officials say the death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the coastal strip has reached 501 as the two sides count their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the...More >
    A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional...More >
  • Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

    Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:00:53 GMT
    The medical examiner's office says it's still trying to determine what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him.More >
    Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of...More >
  • Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:12:24 GMT
    President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Monday morning.More >
    President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators...More >
  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:11:25 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 >
  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:13:13 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.More >
    Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.More >
  • Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

    Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:31:16 GMT
    "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.More >
    "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.More >
  • Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:32:05 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.More >
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.More >
  • US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:03:45 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the Middle East, as the civilian death toll in the conflict has sharply escalated.More >
    With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire...More >
  • Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:54:41 GMT
    Federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender are getting new protections from President Barack Obama.More >
    President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the...More >
  • Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:44:35 GMT
    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore...More >
    A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.More >
  • Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:44 GMT
    Jurors in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have resumed deliberations in his obstruction of justice trial.More >
    A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room...More >
  • Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:42:44 GMT
    A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from...More >
    A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from...More >
  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:41:58 GMT
    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.More >
    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.More >
  • Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

    Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:41:13 GMT
    For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling...More >
    For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling...More >
  • Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

    Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:21:33 GMT
    Hot Wheels and the dark side of The Force are carpooling to Comic-Con this week.More >
    When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the...More >
  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:53:20 GMT
    Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by...More >
    The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders.More >
  • Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

    Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:03:31 GMT
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine.More >
    The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday.More >
  • German supermarket tycoon Albrecht dead at 94

    German supermarket tycoon Albrecht dead at 94

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:02:23 GMT
    Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94.More >
    Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94.More >
  • Ukraine at potential turning point after crash

    Ukraine at potential turning point after crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:12:07 GMT
    The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will...More >
    The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will force the...More >
  • Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

    Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:41:21 GMT
    Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his...More >
    Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and...More >
  • Dog hailed as hero for alerting deaf boy to fire

    Dog hailed as hero for alerting deaf boy to fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:40:15 GMT
    A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old Indianapolis boy to alert him that his house was on fire.More >
    A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old Indianapolis boy to alert him that the house was on fire.More >
  • 'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest

    'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:20:25 GMT
    In an appeal from the pulpit, the Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding justice for a man who died after an apparent police chokehold.More >
    Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been barred from responding to 911 calls, the Fire Department of New...More >
  • Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:39:54 GMT
    Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along...More >
    Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a...More >
  • Charlie Hunnam talks about leaving 'Fifty Shades'

    Charlie Hunnam talks about leaving 'Fifty Shades'

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:12:49 GMT
    The first trailer for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie will be out this week and the original Christian Grey says he can't wait to see the finished product.More >
    The first trailer for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam, says he can't wait for the finished product.More >
  • RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-07-21 08:00:57 GMT
    A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.More >
    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.More >
  • AP PHOTOS: As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin

    AP PHOTOS: As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 07:40:17 GMT
    By The Associated Press For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a...More >
    By The Associated Press For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling...More >
  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 06:40:39 GMT
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.More >
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.More >
  • 66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

    66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:40:19 GMT
    Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.More >
    Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.More >
  • After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

    After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:39:50 GMT
    Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.More >
    Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.More >
  • Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

    Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:20:35 GMT
    Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.More >
    Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to...More >
  • 3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

    3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:30:20 GMT
    Albuquerque police say three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men, fatally beating them and leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable.More >
    Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday.More >
  • 2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:22:34 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.More >
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.More >
  • Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

    Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:12:34 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry says Israel "has every right in the world to defend itself" from attacks by Hamas militants in Gaza, but the U.S. is working diligently to get an immediate cease-fire in place.More >
    Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.More >
  • Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand

    Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:50:21 GMT
    By The Associated Press Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its...More >
    By The Associated Press Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets,...More >
  • Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame

    Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:49:42 GMT
    The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline.More >
    The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline.More >
  • Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

    Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:10:40 GMT
    Hundreds of panicked residents have fled a Gaza City neighborhood which they say has come under heavy tank fire from Israeli forces. Some reported seeing dead and wounded in the streets, with ambulances unable to...More >
    The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their...More >
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    10 Things to Know for Monday

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 01:19:59 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 >
  • Police: California bank robber linked to 2 heists

    Police: California bank robber linked to 2 heists

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:30:17 GMT
    Police were investigating whether the same men who robbed a bank, took hostages and led a deadly chase and shootout carried out other recent bank heists in the same part of Northern California, including one...More >
    Police in Stockton, California, confirmed Sunday that a bank robber killed in a recent police shootout and hostage situation was among those suspected in an earlier heist at the same bank branch.More >
  • Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:30:04 GMT
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizen again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.More >
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.More >
  • Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:20:25 GMT
    A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of towns, destroyed numerous homes and blackened scenic hillsides in north-central Washington has been burning into new areas, fueled by dry conditions and gusty...More >
    Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.More >
  • Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:50:11 GMT
    A top Ukrainian official says the government and the pro-Russia separatists it is fighting have reached a preliminary agreement to remove the bodies from the site of the Malaysian plane crash.More >
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation...More >
  • Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:10:14 GMT
    By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writers The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could...More >
    By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writers The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound...More >
  • Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:19:26 GMT
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said...More >
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.More >
  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

    Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:00:32 GMT
    Rory McIlroy tees off in the British Open with a commanding lead and a shot at moving closer to a historic achievement.More >
    Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.More >
  • Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home'

    Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home'

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:39:34 GMT
    Worshippers at church services across the Netherlands are praying for the victims of the Ukraine air disaster and their next of kin, as anger builds over the separatist rebels' hindering of the investigation...More >
    A distraught, grieving mother summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands on Sunday at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17,...More >
  • US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:22:29 GMT
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.More >
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.More >
  • Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

    Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:11:07 GMT
    An Army veteran who was wounded during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.More >
    An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.More >
  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:24:42 GMT
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.More >
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.More >
  • US turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

    US turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:13:37 GMT
    The United States is putting the likely blame for the downed Malaysian passenger plane on Ukraine separatists who had Russian military help.More >
    The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United States and others of shooting down a Malaysian passenger plane.More >
  • New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

    New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:57:43 GMT
    Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host...More >
    Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host international...More >
  • Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

    Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:52:30 GMT
    By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press The large numbers of Central American children entering the U.S. illegally is putting Democrats in a bind.More >
    By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats...More >
  • US building case tying separatists to plane crash

    US building case tying separatists to plane crash

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:51:59 GMT
    President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Friday morning.More >
    The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on board, including at...More >
  • Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

    Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-07-20 11:13:17 GMT
    Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86.More >
    Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He...More >
  • Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

    Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-07-20 11:12:51 GMT
    Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine - blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders...More >
    Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine - blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders withheld...More >
  • La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

    La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:30 AM EDT2014-07-20 10:30:26 GMT
    After an ugly presidential election campaign, Indonesia is set to declare the winner on Tuesday - but that may not settle a simmering dispute between the two candidates, both of whom claim victory.More >
    Después de una desagradable campaña electoral para elegir presidente, Indonesia ha fijado el martes como el día en el que anunciará quien es el ganador, y por tanto nuevo presidente del país, sin embargo el anuncio puede...More >
  • Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

    Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-07-20 10:29:47 GMT
    Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible...More >
    Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.More >
  • Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

    Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-07-20 06:03:14 GMT
    Rallies have been planned following the in-custody death of a New York City man police say had a heart attack during a struggle with officers.More >
    A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday.More >
  • Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

    Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:38 AM EDT2014-07-20 05:38:16 GMT
    A Gaza health official says the death toll from Israel's 12-day offensive against Hamas militants has topped 300.More >
    Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a dozen Hamas tunnels and intensifying tank fire on border areas.More >
  • Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:22:06 GMT
    Ukraine is accusing Russia of assisting separatist rebels in destroying evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down with 298 people onboard.More >
    International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes...More >
  • Alleged leader of cocaine cartel arrested in Spain

    Alleged leader of cocaine cartel arrested in Spain

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:59:02 GMT
    Spanish police say they have arrested a Colombian suspected of being the leader of a ruthless criminal organization linked to 400 murders, international drug trafficking and extortion.More >
    Spanish police have arrested one of Colombia's most-wanted criminals, a 40-year-old man nicknamed the Rat who is one of leaders of a ruthless drug cartel linked to 400 murders and the shipment of largest amounts of...More >
  • Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

    Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:31:03 GMT
    Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.More >
    Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.More >
  • Owner of raided Mexico child shelter was admired

    Owner of raided Mexico child shelter was admired

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:18:59 GMT
    For more than six decades, poor parents struggling to support their children or raise troubled youths sent them to a group home in western Mexico run by a woman who gained a reputation as a secular saint.More >
    For more than six decades, poor parents struggling to support their children or raise troubled youths sent them to a group home in western Mexico run by a woman who gained a reputation as a secular saint.More >
  • Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

    Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:41:30 GMT
    Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s with his energetic performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.More >
    In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last...More >
  • Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

    Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:40:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press Time Warner has rejected a takeover bid from Twenty-First Century Fox and says it has no interest in further discussions with Rupert Murdoch's media entertainment giant.More >
    Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.More >
  • DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

    DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:11:30 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines says it has no immediate plans to fly the relatives of 298 passengers and crew killed in the downing of Flight 17 to Ukraine to visit the site because of security concerns.More >
    Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Families and...More >
  • Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

    Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:48:44 GMT
    A civilian defense spokesman and human rights activist say Boko Haram militants have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Nigeria's...More >
    Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the northeastern state capital of...More >
  • Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

    Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:31:20 GMT
    Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast...More >
    Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast countries.More >
  • Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

    Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:41 AM EDT2014-07-19 09:41:13 GMT
    Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance...More >
    Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army, in...More >
  • Wildfires bring destruction to central Washington

    Wildfires bring destruction to central Washington

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-07-19 09:09:10 GMT
    By The Associated Press A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick...More >
    By The Associated Press A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and...More >
  • Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

    Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:39 AM EDT2014-07-19 07:39:10 GMT
    Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and...More >
    Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would...More >
  • Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

    Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:05 AM EDT2014-07-19 07:05:16 GMT
    Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and...More >
    Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would...More >
  • Destructive Washington fire empties another town

    Destructive Washington fire empties another town

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-07-19 05:51:09 GMT
    A Washington sheriff says a small town and nearby hospital threatened by a wind-whipped wildfire have been evacuated, and the blaze has burned at least 35 homes in his county.More >
    A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community, a sheriff said...More >
  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:13:14 GMT
    Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners are combing the area adjacent to the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian jetliner crashed on Thursday, killing all 298 aboard.More >
    World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the...More >
  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:13:00 GMT
    The premier of the Australian state hosting an international AIDS conference says a "substantial number" of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over...More >
    A prominent researcher, two activists and at least three others headed to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the...More >
  • Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

    Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:21:09 GMT
    Flags flew are flying half-staff across the Netherlands as the country mourns at least 154 of its citizens killed when a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine.More >
    The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and small communities spanning half of the planet, from a Dutch fishing village to an Australian...More >
  • US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing

    US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:29:10 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council has approved a statement calling for "a full, thorough and independent international investigation" of a downed Malaysian Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine.More >
    U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a...More >
  • Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

    Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:50:17 GMT
    Rory McIlroy put up a dazzling score on the opening day of the British Open.More >
    Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance...More >
  • AP WAS THERE: Man walks on the moon

    AP WAS THERE: Man walks on the moon

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:29:56 GMT
    Two Americans landed on the moon and explored its surface for some two hours Sunday, planting the first human footprints in its dusty soil. They raised their nation's flag and talked to their President on earth...More >
    Two Americans landed on the moon and explored its surface for some two hours Sunday, planting the first human footprints in its dusty soil. They raised their nation's flag and talked to their President on earth 240,000...More >
  • Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

    Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:40:19 GMT
    Israel's military says a soldier has been killed in a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. The circumstances of his death were not immediately clear.More >
    Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare for a "significantly" wider campaign.More >
  • Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

    Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:08:50 GMT
    The Obama administration has approved the use of sonic cannons to explore for oil and gas off the Eastern Shore.More >
    The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.More >
  • 1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

    1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:07:52 GMT
    Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit...More >
    Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home,...More >
  • What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash

    What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:04:43 GMT
    One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed:More >
    One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed:More >
  • Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

    Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:40:59 GMT
    The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine could prove to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved...More >
    The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine is likely to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved to the world.More >
  • AP ANALYSIS: Israel and Hamas dislike status quo

    AP ANALYSIS: Israel and Hamas dislike status quo

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:40:54 GMT
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change.More >
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change.More >
  • In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

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

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:39:58 GMT
    Across the broad swath of territory it controls bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix...More >
    Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads,...More >
  • Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

    Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:30:42 GMT
    By The Associated Press Israeli troops pressed on with their ground offensive into Gaza on Friday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing...More >
    By The Associated Press Israeli troops pressed on with their ground offensive into Gaza on Friday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing...More >
  • Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

    Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:19:21 GMT
    To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than...More >
    To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than done in...More >
  • AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 298 shot down

    AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 298 shot down

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:28:48 GMT
    In the sunflower fields around eastern Ukraine, lines of rescue workers disappeared into thick, tall growth, searching the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down as it flew miles above the country's...More >
    In the sunflower fields around eastern Ukraine, lines of rescue workers disappeared into thick, tall growth, searching the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield....More >
  • UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

    UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:07:19 GMT
    Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court says the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.More >
    Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.More >
  • Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

    Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:51:55 GMT
    An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now learned that her stepdaughter was on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.More >
    In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.More >
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:09:47 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 >
  • Malaysia Airlines says changes route for planes

    Malaysia Airlines says changes route for planes

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-07-18 07:16:28 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines says that in the wake of the shooting down of one of its passenger jets over Ukraine, it has changed the route it planes will take on flights to and from Europe.More >
    Malaysia Airlines says that in the wake of the shooting down of one of its passenger jets over Ukraine, it has changed the route it planes will take on flights to and from Europe.More >
  • Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-07-18 05:03:45 GMT
    An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.More >
    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied...More >
  • AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:53:41 GMT
    President Barack Obama is asking his advisers to keep him updated on reports of a plane shot down over Ukraine. But the White House says it can't confirm the reports.More >
    American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched...More >
  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:38:02 GMT
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from a military prison. So the military will begin treatment for her gender-identity...More >
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could...More >
  • Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

    Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:31:15 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines says it lost contact with a plane over Ukrainian airspace.More >
    The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation...More >
  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:30:31 GMT
    Several passengers on board a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine were heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia.More >
    Several world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials said Friday, as news of their...More >
  • Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse

    Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:12:39 GMT
    A son of child molestation convict Jerry Sandusky says Sandusky had a bedtime "ritual" at the family's central Pennsylvania home.More >
    Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matthew said in a television interview Thursday that his sexual abuse at the former Penn State coach's hands consisted of oral sex, a more serious allegation than he made to detectives...More >
  • Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

    Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:28:29 GMT
    The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill for the border.More >
    Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about...More >
  • Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:23:48 GMT
    The Israeli military says it has struck 37 targets in Gaza ahead of a five-hour humanitarian cease-fire meant to allow civilians to stock up after 10 days of fighting.More >
    The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try...More >
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:48:23 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 Friday:More >
  • For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

    For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:30:36 GMT
    Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.More >
    Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.More >
  • Discoveries convince family pregnant woman is dead

    Discoveries convince family pregnant woman is dead

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:05:03 GMT
    A person says the discovery of a missing pregnant Maui woman's jawbone helped authorities file a murder against her ex-boyfriend.More >
    Four days into searching for her pregnant half-sister, Phaedra Wais trudged through a rugged, wet jungle on Maui to chase a new lead in the disappearance.More >
  • Malaysia Airlines says 298 on board doomed flight

    Malaysia Airlines says 298 on board doomed flight

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:39:32 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines has increased the death toll from Flight 17 that was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday to 298 from 295, saying that three infants had not been included in the original list.More >
    Malaysia Airlines has increased the death toll from Flight 17 that was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday to 298 from 295, saying that three infants had not been included in the original list.More >
  • Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

    Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:39:23 GMT
    Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase. Police shot out their tires but the...More >
    Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a...More >
  • Afghan ballot audit starts; Kabul airport attacked

    Afghan ballot audit starts; Kabul airport attacked

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:40:41 GMT
    An Afghan military official says gunmen have attacked the Kabul Airport in the capital.More >
    Afghanistan's election commission began auditing ballots Thursday following a U.S.-brokered deal between the two presidential contenders while a brazen attack on the Kabul airport underscored the dangers the country...More >
  • Holocaust Museum opens UN archive on WWII crimes

    Holocaust Museum opens UN archive on WWII crimes

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:04:42 GMT
    From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files - files that...More >
    From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files - files that now, for...More >
  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:04:34 GMT
    Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.More >
    Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.More >
  • Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

    Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:50:07 GMT
    Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to Brigade Marketing. She was 89.More >
    Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white...More >
  • Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

    Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:19:58 GMT
    A Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service is expanding to include an inquiry into the disappearance of emails from a former senior IRS official.More >
    Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Lawmakers called...More >
  • Some defend founder of Mexican shelter

    Some defend founder of Mexican shelter

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:01:59 GMT
    Relatives of youths rescued by police from a refuse-strewn group home where employees allegedly beat and raped residents are telling of how they tried to remove their loved ones, only to be met with demands for...More >
    About 500 people marched through this western Mexico city Thursday in support of the embattled but highly regarded founder of a shelter raided amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse and filthy living conditions.More >
  • Woman's jawbone aided murder charge in Hawaii case

    Woman's jawbone aided murder charge in Hawaii case

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:00:51 GMT
    Four days into the search for a missing pregnant woman in Maui, her half-sister and a group of volunteers got their first serious clues, finding a skirt, shirt and bra that appeared stained with blood. The sister...More >
    Four days into the search for a missing pregnant woman in Maui, her half-sister and a group of volunteers got their first serious clues, finding a skirt, shirt and bra that appeared stained with blood. The sister...More >
  • Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

    Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:50:11 GMT
    The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the...More >
    The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the United...More >
  • Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

    Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:49:58 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries - good news about an epidemic...More >
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries - good news about an epidemic that is...More >
  • Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement

    Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:40:21 GMT
    Apple will pay up to $400 million to compensate consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company overturns a court decision attesting to its pivotal role in the collusion.More >
    Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion.More >
  • McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

    McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:32:47 GMT
    David Howell hit the first shot of the 143rd British Open on Thursday. He also was the first to hit in the rough, and the first to make a bogey.More >
    Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.More >
  • Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

    Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:50:09 GMT
    Democrats and Republicans are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in Congress because they target a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections: female voters.More >
    Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections.More >
  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:30:08 GMT
    A Senate subcommittee chairwoman says General Motors should have fired its chief lawyer in the wake of a long-delayed recall of millions of small cars.More >
    Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with...More >
  • Top American spy in Germany has left country

    Top American spy in Germany has left country

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:20:40 GMT
    The top U.S. intelligence official in Germany has left the country, a week after the government in Berlin asked him to go.More >
    The top U.S. intelligence official in Germany has left the country, a week after the government in Berlin asked him to go.More >
  • For US and Europe, divisions over Russia penalties

    For US and Europe, divisions over Russia penalties

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:52:12 GMT
    The United States and Europe are seeking to maintain a united front against Russia with coordinated announcements of new economic sanctions, but divisions persist over how aggressive the West should be in punishing...More >
    The United States and Europe are seeking to maintain a united front against Russia with coordinated announcements of new economic sanctions, but divisions persist over how aggressive the West should be in punishing Moscow...More >
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:41:20 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 >
  • Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

    Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:59:26 GMT
    Russia's foreign ministry has dismissed the latest round of U.S. sanctions for its actions in Ukraine as 'bullying' and says it is ready to push back.More >
    A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council said Thursday.More >
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