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White House bemoans lawmakers' delay on US border crisis funds

White House officials expressed growing alarm on Thursday that Congress may not soon approve President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to tackle the...

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...

VA bill hits deadlock in US Congress over $15b gap

Negotiations over legislation to ease the Veterans Affairs health‑care crisis broke down on Thursday as leaders of the House and Senate veterans committees rolled out...

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...

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...

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 wanted to find out...

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, solemnly...

 

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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...

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...

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...

Lloyds expected to pay up to $509.5 million as LIBOR fine

Lloyds Banking Group <LLOY. L> is expected to announce early next week that the British bank would pay between 200 million pounds and 300 million...

White House bemoans lawmakers' delay on US border crisis funds

White House officials expressed growing alarm on Thursday that Congress may not soon approve President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to tackle the...

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...

Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a...

 

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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...

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,...

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....

Local brands hit Colombia Fashion Week

Models present creations by Agua Bendita and local designer Renata Lozano during the Colombia Fashion Week. Duration: 00:42...

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...

Milwaukee barber sentenced for role in Stradivarius violin theft

A Milwaukee barber received a 3-1/2-year prison sentence on Thursday for supplying a stun gun used in the theft of a 300-year‑old Stradivarius violin from...

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....

New videos add to scrutiny of NY police use of choke holds

It is a potentially deadly maneuver that New York police have been banned from using for 21 years, but on Thursday the force confirmed it...

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

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 provide the...

'Challenges' in quest to find water on Earth-like worlds

A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting at potential obstacles in the search for Earth‑like worlds rich...

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 fossils:...

PNG churches push dangerous campaign for 'faith-healing' of AIDS

Revivalist churches in Papua New Guinea are promoting prayer as a substitute for medication to those with HIV, according to human rights groups....

 

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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...

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...

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...

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...