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Police: Doctor who shot gunman 'saved lives'

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning...

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner 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...

Arizona killer was given two doses of drugs in drawn-out execution

Arizona executioners had to administer at least two full doses of a two‑drug lethal injection cocktail to a convicted killer before he finally succumbed nearly...

Israel shell fire brings Gaza deaths above 800 - medics

Israeli shell fire on a house in Gaza killed one person Friday, bringing the total death toll to more than 800 Palestinians after one of...

Abbott, Obama in further MH17 talks

Barack Obama and Tony Abbott have held further talks on securing access for investigators to the MH17 air crash site in eastern Ukraine. The talks...

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...

World leaders agree more sanctions needed on Russia

US President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday and the White House said both agreed on the need...

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 Ukraine and Pro‑Russian...

 

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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...

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...

ShowBiz Minute: Comic-Con, Spider-Man, Batman

Comic‑Con festival kicks off in San Diego; 'Sinister Six' spinoff to come next for Spider‑Man; Batman turns 75. (July 24)...

 

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Michael Jackson's hometown to name school for him

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Plans are in the works to name a school after Michael Jackson in the late pop star's Indiana hometown. The Gary...

First look at 'Fifty Shades'

Universal Pictures releases the first official trailer for the big screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey." Rough cut (no reporter narration)....

Duran Duran accuses fan club of contract breach

CHICAGO (AP) — Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club. The group known for hits like "Notorious" and "Hungry Like the...

It's 45 candles for Jennifer Lopez

The entertainer celebrates her birthday on July 24. Alicia Powell reports....

 

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US jobless claims hit more than eight-year low, but home sales tumble

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market...

Amazon loss much more than feared

Shares of Amazon slipped after hours, following the online retail giant's quarterly results, which showed a bigger‑than‑expected loss of $0.27 a share, while sales jumped...

Caterpillar posts higher second-quarter profit sales fall

Caterpillar Inc <CAT. N> reported higher‑than‑expected second‑quarter earnings and raised its full‑year forecast on Thursday but said sales fell as a continued slump in the...

Argentine debt mediator says time running short for deal

Less than a week before Argentina could default on its sovereign bonds, the government and holdout creditors have yet to meet face‑to‑face despite an urgent...

Abbott, Obama in further MH17 talks

Barack Obama and Tony Abbott have held further talks on securing access for investigators to the MH17 air crash site in eastern Ukraine. The talks...

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 subsidies...

Israel shell fire brings Gaza deaths above 800 - medics

Israeli shell fire on a house in Gaza killed one person Friday, bringing the total death toll to more than 800 Palestinians after one of...

Obama to meet Central American leaders on child migrants

President Barack Obama will meet three Central American leaders Friday to discuss the surge of children crossing the southern US border without parents or papers,...

 

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As humans multiply, bugs decline and conflict spikes

As the number of humans on Earth has nearly doubled over the past four decades, the number of bugs, slugs, worms and crustaceans has declined...

The most mentioned brand in 'Sex & the City' is... Vogue

During their six years on the small screen, Carrie Bradshaw and her friends entertained us while educating us in the ways of urban fashion and...

Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

Repurposed sea cargo containers are being used to build an innovative apartment building in Washington. Sasha Salama reports....

Sniffing out a partner at a pheromone party

In a bar in trendy east London, dozens of people mill about, sniffing from plastic bags. But there are no drugs inside -- just slightly...

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...

Hermes names new womenswear designer

PARIS (AP) — French luxury powerhouse Hermes has named Nadege Vanhee‑Cybulski as their new womenswear designer. The low‑profile, 36-year‑old French designer will replace Christophe Lemaire,...

Arizona killer was given two doses of drugs in drawn-out execution

Arizona executioners had to administer at least two full doses of a two‑drug lethal injection cocktail to a convicted killer before he finally succumbed nearly...

Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt say they will appeal

Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt last month for up to ten years on charges of aiding a terrorist organization will appeal their convictions,...

US data show which states took in most immigrant kids

States with established Central American immigrant communities have received the most children released to sponsors this year after being arrested unaccompanied at the U. S.-Mexico...

Iraq jihadists blow up 'Jonah's tomb' in Mosul: official

The new jihadist rulers of Iraq's northern city of Mosul on Thursday completely levelled one its most well‑known shrines, an official and witnesses told AFP....

Apple, Samsung lose ground in cooling tablet market

Apple and Samsung have lost ground in the tablet computer market as growth cools in the once‑hot segment, the research firm IDC said Thursday. An...

US judge 'troubled' by Apple $450 million e-books deal

A US judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e‑book prices,...

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 work. And...

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...

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilization back...

Fukushima monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'

Monkeys near the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than cousins living further away, possibly because of radiation exposure, a study...

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a...

Footprints suggest tyrannosaurs were gregarious

Scientists in western Canada have discovered the fossilized footprints of three tyrannosaurs that suggest these fearsome predators may have hunted in packs. The sets of...

 

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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...

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 Hamas‑ruled Gaza Strip....

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, according to a...

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...

'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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Ravens' Rice suspended over assault incident

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice avoided jail time in his off‑season arrest on an assault charge, but was Thursday suspended two games by the...

Putnam, Petrovic share Canadian Open lead

Michael Putnam and Tim Petrovic shared the first‑round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny conditions at rain‑softened Royal Montreal....

Cavs ink top draft pick Wiggins

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed top NBA draft pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract on Thursday, a move that means they won't be able to trade...

No more 'cut-throat' grand tours, says Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins is turning his back on "cut‑throat" road racing and has ruled out competing in any more grand tours, the 2012 Tour de France...

Cat fans lap up feline film festival

A traveling film festival which focuses solely on felines is prowling dozens of cities across the United States. (July 22)...

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...

Police puzzled by dolls left on porches in California city

Police said on Thursday they were investigating porcelain dolls that had been left on the doorsteps of at least eight homes in a Southern California...

Sniffing out a partner at a pheromone party

In a bar in trendy east London, dozens of people mill about, sniffing from plastic bags. But there are no drugs inside -- just slightly...