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Storm slams Virginia campground, two dead

The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a fierce storm tore through a sprawling, carnival‑like campground...

Ukraine's PM resigns amid deadly rebellion complicating MH17 probe

Ukraine's prime minister resigned Thursday after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the...

Sanity exam of accused Colorado theater gunman can be filmed - judge

A second psychiatric examination of accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, who says he was...

Iraq gets new president, UN chief seeks more urgency

Kurdish politician became Iraq's new president Thursday, in a step towards forming a government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki‑moon said must be...

Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands

Two military transport planes carrying victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the Netherlands, while fighting flared again in eastern...

Rescuers gather dead at Ukraine crash site under rebel watch

The stench of death is now becoming almost unbearable over the wreckage of the stolen lives where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in eastern...

Gunmen 'chasing investigators' from MH17 crash site

Gunmen chased investigators from the site where the Malaysian airliner crashed and "lunatics" were still making life difficult for those who...

Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins,...

 

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Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: A key ruling during the Watergate scandal; Nixon and Khrushchev hold a 'kitchen debate' during the Cold War; Brigham Young and Mormon followers arrive in...

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Thursday, July 24th: A UN school in the Gaza Strip is hit: A plane disappears over Mali; A new campaign warns parents not to leave their children alone in a hot car; Cuba...

Home-sharing programs help seniors

Thousands of aging Americans are taking part in home‑sharing programs around the country. The programs, usually nonprofit, help older adults save...

 

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Joseph Fiennes will play Nostradamus

According to Deadline, the English actor is set to be playing the part of famous seer Nostradamus in the eponymous TV series co‑produced by Carnival...

Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

LONDON (AP) — A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose.

EPA gets hip with Kardashian tweet

The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving...

China's love and dating scene laid out on stage

For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of...

 

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Oil falls on worries about US gasoline demand

The price of oil fell near $102 a barrel Thursday, erasing gains from the day before.

EU targets state-owned Russia banks in sanctions plan

The European Union would target state‑owned Russian banks vital to financing Moscow's faltering economy in the most serious sanctions so far...

Recalls slam GM earnings, Europe drives Ford higher

General Motors is crying and Ford is laughing: The top US automakers posted wildly different earnings Thursday, the first hurt by recalls, the second...

Amazon's losses widen, shares drop

Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger‑than‑expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital...

Effort to force vote to repeal Seattle minimum wage increase fails

A Seattle business group said it has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to force a...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Obamacare subsidy for Congress

A federal judge has thrown out a US Senator's legal challenge to a part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that grants health insurance...

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq's defence minister visited Moscow to press...

US House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

Republicans in the U. S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he...

 

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Dogs get especially jealous of other dogs - researchers

Dogs show jealousy when their owners spend time with what appears to be another dog, suggesting that the emotion may have survivalist roots, US researchers...

China's love and dating scene laid out on stage

For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of...

Couple marries in Omaha's largest cemetery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska couple chose an unusual venue for their wedding: the largest cemetery in Omaha. Janyl Jumadinova and Oliver...

Death, displacement mar Eid in Sudan's Darfur

Shafia Abdullah's Sudanese family is consumed with thoughts of vengeance after militia shot him dead during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, ending...

Wine collector set for sentencing in New York

A California wine collector the government has characterized as a prolific wine counterfeiter who sold at least $20 million in fake wine is set for...

Czech convicts fix bikes for kids in Africa

In a jumble of bicycle frames, six burly men in drab grey overalls tinker with blue, purple and pink children's bikes, checking brakes and gears to...

Effort to force vote to repeal Seattle minimum wage increase fails

A Seattle business group said it has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to force a...

Wreckage of missing Algerian passenger jet found in Mali

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army...

Sanity exam of accused Colorado theater gunman can be filmed - judge

A second psychiatric examination of accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, who says he was...

UN chief 'shocked and appalled' by shelling of Gaza school

UN Secretary‑General Ban Ki‑Moon said he was appalled by the shelling of a U. N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday and made a vehement plea...

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

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to...

LG Electronics profit surges 165%

LG Electronics posted a 165 percent surge in second‑quarter net profit Thursday from a year ago, on solid TV sales and a dramatic turnaround in its...

Facebook second-quarter revenue increases 61%

Facebook Inc grew its revenue 61 percent in the second quarter, as the Internet company benefited from strong demand for its mobile advertising business.

Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails

A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said Thursday.

Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting for traces of pollution from distant worlds could...

Toll rising from drug users in Russian-annexed Crimea

Russia's annexation of Crimea has led to a surge in deaths among intravenous drug users, who no longer have access to vital therapy, specialists said...

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene...

Pacific criminalisation of homosexuality undermining HIV effort

This week's International Aids Conference in Melbourne has heard that laws which criminalise...

 

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Shark sightings a big catch for Cape tourism

A rise in shark sightings along the shores of Chatham, Massachusetts is driving a surge of eager vacationers to the beach town looking to catch a glimpse...

Easyjet extends flight ban to Tel Aviv by 24 hours

Britain's easyJet Plc extended suspension of its services to and from Tel Aviv on Thursday, as fighting continued between Israel and the...

Study says national parks boost economy in West

National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year,...

World airlines shun Israel for second day

Major airlines shunned Israel for a second day on Wednesday amid fears that rocket fire from Gaza could endanger flights into Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion...

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash.

'Street fishing' thrives in waterways of Paris

Nespoulous is part of a new wave of "street fishers" taking to the French capital's canals as well as the Seine, where pike, giant catfish...

 

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Lampard joins New York City FC

New York City FC introduced Frank Lampard in Brooklyn after signing the 36-year‑old former Chelsea midfielder to a two‑year contract on Thursday.

Queen photobombs Hockeyroos at Commonwealth Games

Two Australian Hockeyroos have grabbed worldwide attention after the Queen photobombed a selfie at the Commonwealth Games.

Man United crush Galaxy 7-0 in van Gaal debut

Louis van Gaal's reign as manager of Manchester United got off to a rousing start on Wednesday with a 7-0 friendly victory over Major League...

Mo Farah out of Commonwealth Games

Double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment.

Naked thieves take burgers from Florida eatery

Police have released surveillance video of a trio of naked thieves stealing 60 hamburgers from an eatery in southwest Florida.

Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world‑record operation, the hospital...

Judge delivers verdict in rhymes in puppy-napping case

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him...

Romanian city opens plastic bottle bridge in litter protest

Timisoara in western Romania on Wednesday inaugurated a 23-metre (75 feet) bridge made of more than 157,000 collected plastic bottles to warn against the...