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Oregon recreational pot initiative qualifies for November ballot

(Reuters) - An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has...

Brawl breaks out in Ukrainian parliament over downed plane

Fists fly during a meeting of Ukraine's parliament as deputies vote on increasing the number of troops battling pro‑Russian separatists who they...

Police investigating Brooklyn Bridge flag switch

NEW YORK (AP) — Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks — were...

Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17

International monitors on Tuesday said body parts still lay scattered at eastern Ukraine's unsecured crash site of downed flight MH17, as Dutch...

US building case tying separatists to plane crash

The United States began building a case Friday linking pro‑Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber...

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...

Malaysia to "securely" hold MH17 black boxes for probe team

Malaysia said Tuesday it would "securely" hold the black boxes of crashed flight MH17 before handing them over to an international investigation...

Russia deflects Australian, US MH17 criticism

Russia has dismissed criticism from Australia, the US and other nations for its role in the Ukrainian conflict and the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight...

 

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Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Wiley Post completes first solo flight around the world; Robber John Dillinger shot dead; Saddam Hussein's sons killed in Iraq; The September 11th Commission releases...

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Tuesday, July 22nd: Israel airport scare; Malaysia Airlines victims remains; Affordable Care Act ruling; American agave plant.

WWII vet gets medals, 70 years late

A World War II US Army Veteran was presented with his medals in Rhode Island on Monday. Veteran Anthony D'Abrosca was honored for his service in the...

 

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Beetles devour George Harrison tribute tree

A tree planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of the late George Harrison of the Beatles has been killed by beetles, a city councillor has said. Tom...

US agency accidently tweets about Kardashian

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to...

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

WORLEY, Idaho (AP) — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said...

Freida Pinto speaks at girls' rights summit in UK

LONDON (AP) — Actress Freida Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame has joined forces with girls' rights campaigners in calling for an...

 

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Google made failed bid for Spotify

Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street...

Microsoft revenue rises, profit falls as Nokia absorbed

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday its fiscal fourth‑quarter revenue rose, but its profit fell, partly due to the effect of...

Apple revenue lags Street forecasts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc posted a smaller‑than‑expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, after selling 35.2 million...

Eyes on India as deadline for key trade pact looms

India under new Prime Minister Narendra Modi could take a stand Wednesday on whether it will support a key global trade pact which faces an...

Senate sets $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome in emergency bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U. S. Senate Democrats included $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome rocket...

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...

Poll shows Brazil's Rousseff has 38 percent voter support

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has 38 percent of voter support ahead of her October re‑election bid and would win a...

Senate, House on collision course on border money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border,...

 

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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...

Burberry lets consumers get their own personal runway look

When they were first unveiled at the Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2014/15 show in February this year, the brand's cashmere scarves and ponchos came...

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,...

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U.N. says

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U. N. says

Blog shows how to make clothes from castoffs

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — For Jillian Owens, some of her passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more...

Britain's Prince Harry voices hatred of Twitter

Britain's Prince Harry has spoken of his hatred for the micro‑blogging website Twitter due to its role in the invasion of his privacy,...

Sleep in train station, go to jail under San Francisco crackdown

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Transit police on San Francisco's BART commuter rail line on Tuesday...

US-bound migrants face abuses in Mexico: rights groups

Human rights groups on Tuesday said that US‑bound migrants passing through Mexico routinely face abuses, discrimination and even torture. With the...

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...

Canada expels 20 Hungarians for human trafficking

Canada announced Tuesday the extradition of 20 Hungarians convicted in what authorities described as the largest human trafficking case in Canadian...

Apple gets smartwatch patent

A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumors that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. "The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record...

Review: Amazon Fire Adds Spark to Smartphones

Amazon's new Fire phone uses tweaks to the Android operating system and some innovative features to set it apart from smartphones from the likes of...

Nvidia launches tablet for on-the-go gamers

US computer chip maker Nvidia launched a high‑performance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device.

Oregon recreational pot initiative qualifies for November ballot

(Reuters) - An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has...

Astronomers study remote outcrops of faraway galaxy

Astronomers said Tuesday they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered its starry halo was bigger, more...

Many heavy kids think they're normal weight

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or...

China 'seals off' city after man dies of bubonic plague

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday.

 

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US warns against travel to Israel, Gaza

The United States on Monday warned Americans against traveling to Israel and the Gaza Strip, urging them to postpone any visits due to the current...

'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...

Park to review goat policy after fatal 2010 attack

SEATTLE (AP) — Four years after a mountain goat fatally gored a hiker in Olympic National Park, officials are looking at ways to manage mountain...

Paris hotels allow guests to 'pay what you want'

Five Paris hotels on Monday launched a scheme allowing guests to "pay what you want" in an experiment that may be extended if successful. The...

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...

Finding elephants and fancy food on Namibia safari

TORRA CONSERVANCY, Namibia (AP) — Before setting out on a game drive across ruggedly beautiful northwest Namibia, we told the safari camp managers we...

 

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California law limits school football practices to cut concussions

Football practices at which middle- and high‑school students tackle each other will be restricted...

Welsh boxer Evans barred from Commonwealth Games

Olympic silver medallist Fred Evans has been denied the chance to compete in the Commonwealth Games after his accreditation was refused. The Welsh...

Philadelphia Eagles player arrested in shoving of Arizona officer

A Philadelphia Eagles football player was arrested in Arizona on suspicion of felony aggravated assault...

Ferry tragedy gives Koreans extra drive for Crown

South Korea's women golfers dedicated their efforts at this week's inaugural LPGA International Crown team matches to lifting their...

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...

Afghan car buyers urged to defy the 'curse of 39'

Afghans' aversion to the number 39 due to its mysterious connotations of prostitution forced the government on Tuesday to appeal for people to stop...

Pastry pranks: Vandals smear cars with baked goods

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray...

World snail racing champ crowned

Village in eastern England hosts World Snail Racing Championships. Sasha Salama reports.