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Storms knock down US-Mexico fence in Arizona

An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar‑reinforced steel fence that divides the U. S....

Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of nine children

Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a...

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U. S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and...

Teens: We were told to stay on sinking Korean ship

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korean students who survived April's deadly ferry disaster say they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to...

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 between...

Investigators struggle to reach MH17 crash site, Ukraine fighting...

Heavy fighting near the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, continues to prevent access for...

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,...

Rebels claim Kiev now controls part of MH17 site

Ukraine's army on Monday seized control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, insurgents said, as the United Nations...

 

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AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Monday, July 28th: The Obama administration pushes back on Israeli criticism of Kerry; The worst outbreak of ebola in Africa; VA Governor McDonnell starts trial; The Cosplay...

Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

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

 

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Sarah Palin debuts online TV channel

Conservative gadfly Sarah Palin ramped up her Internet profile Monday with an online TV channel where fans can savor her homespun brand of American...

Before 'Star Wars' film reboot, a new animated 'Rebels'

"Star Wars" fans breathlessly waiting for the next episode in the legendary saga to hit movie screens late next year are about to meet a new band...

Linda Ronstadt receives National Medal of Arts

President Obama awards National Medal of Arts to singer Linda Ronstadt at White House ceremony.

Bieber makes wish come true at Young Hollywood Awards

Justin Bieber receives the Champ of Charity Award at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards and helps a young Make‑A-Wish girl's dream come true. No...

 

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China brands beat global rivals with tea toothpaste &amp pickled plums

China brands beat global rivals with tea toothpaste & pickled plums

China, Japan and Russia zero in on Latin America

The leaders of China, Russia and Japan all descended on Latin America in recent weeks, jostling with the United States to increase their influence, invest...

Mexico, California question Texas border troop plan

Mexico's foreign minister and the visiting governor of California questioned Monday plans by Texas to deploy troops to stem the flow of immigrant...

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 sanctions may undermine EU's recovery

The EU is expected to take the plunge Tuesday and impose tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, but the measures could hit its own struggling economy --...

DC asks for stay of order that struck down gun ban

Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home.

 

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Silent retreats: Tradition finds 21st century fans

A very pregnant Juliana Berger took a five‑day trip with her husband and didn't speak to him once. They weren't fighting. They were...

Study shows quick, short runs pack health benefits

Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long‑distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life, said a study out Monday.

Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril

The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal...

Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his...

Mexico, California question Texas border troop plan

Mexico's foreign minister and the visiting governor of California questioned Monday plans by Texas to deploy troops to stem the flow of immigrant...

Sixteen-year-old criminals in India could face adult justice system

Activists concerned as India considers a new law to try juvenile sex offenders as adults.

Audit reveals US weapons for Afghans may end up with Taliban

Washington and Kabul have failed to keep track of hundreds of thousands of weapons provided to Afghanistan, raising the risk that some could end up in the...

Ethnic hate speech reveals roots of Kenya violence

Kenya takes pride in being a union of "42 tribes", but a string of attacks in towns on its volatile Indian Ocean coast has exposed bitter and...

Amazon offers 3D printing to customize earrings, bobble head toys

Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings,...

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

In a well‑lit office with red window frames in downtown Bucharest, Romania's first bitcoin ATM attracts many who until it opened in May had to...

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U. S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology...

Amazon credit card reader coming

Just like PayPal and Square, the online retailer is planning to launch a device that plugs into smartphones and tablets so that they can be used to...

NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man‑made vehicle to reach another celestial body.

German scientist starts four-week swim down Rhine river

A German chemistry professor started on Monday a gruelling four‑week solo swim down the Rhine river for the benefit of science and the environment.

Study shows quick, short runs pack health benefits

Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long‑distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life, said a study out Monday.

Scientists say fistbump better than shake

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found. The study...

 

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Italy opens theme park in tribute to film industry

ROME (AP) — A new amusement park outside Rome celebrates the world of cinema, taking visitors back to the golden age of Italian film production when...

Smashing the glass ceiling at a Paris 'palace' hotel

As new chief concierge at a top "palace" hotel in Paris, Sonia Papet is part of a tiny elite of women who have entered the traditionally male...

Foreigners evacuated amid Libya violence

Tripoli's Mitiga airport faces increased traffic as embassies pull their staff out of Libya amid security fears. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Cannabis clubs make Barcelona new Amsterdam

A faint smell of cannabis smoke hangs in the air as Susana relaxes on the sofa with her mother Juana and lights up a joint.

World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When...

Google Street View takes visitors to Dollywood theme park

After Disneyland Paris and Legoland California, country crooner Dolly Parton’s theme park Dollywood has become the latest tourist attraction to be...

 

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Zaha gets a nod for Man United, Rafael sent home

Wilfried Zaha will start at striker in the second half of Manchester United's friendly Tuesday against Inter Milan while back Rafael da Silva has...

LA judge to rule Monday on $2 billion NBA Clippers sale

L. A. judge to rule Monday on $2 billion NBA Clippers sale

An Italian win in Tour de France is good for Kazakhstan

Hollywood unleashed Borat on Kazakhstan's image, so the oil‑rich Central Asian nation hit back with Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali and it...

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)

Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat and the growing risk of...

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 beach...

Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the...