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Large water main bursts and floods UCLA campus, strands motorists

A major water main broke near the University of California, Los Angeles on Tuesday, touching off a...

Hamas airs video of cross-border tunnel raid on Israeli army

Video released by Hamas appears to show militants emerging from a tunnel and attacking Israeli soldiers at an outpost near the border with Gaza. Vanessa...

Texas Democrats question extra spending for border surge

Texas lawmen told a statehouse committee on Tuesday extra spending was needed to cut down on crime at the border and were met with skepticism from...

US and EU expand economic sanctions on Russia

President Obama announces the U. S. has expanded sanctions against Russia over its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, unveiling the steps after the EU...

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...

Australia focused on MH17 crash site, not sanctions: PM

Australia's priority was gaining access to the crash site of downed Flight MH17 in Ukraine, not imposing sanctions on Russia, Prime Minister Tony...

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,...

East Ukraine rebels deny threat to ban OSCE from crash site

Rebels in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday denied they had threatened to ban the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from the crash site...

 

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AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Tuesday, July 29th: John Kerry talks tough with Russia; Airstrikes kill Hamas leader; Girl dies after being hit by a small plane; Groundskeepers combat a rat infestation at...

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Britain's Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer; Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini born; President Dwight Eisenhower signs an act creating NASA;...

Massive water main break floods UCLA campus

A major water main break floods the University of California, Los Angeles campus and strands motorists. Vanessa Johnston reports.

 

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Pulitzer winning novel 'The Goldfinch' to hit big screen

Donna Tarrt's acclaimed novel "The Goldfinch" could be set for the big screen after Warner Bros. snapped up the film rights to the Pulitzer...

Celebrities stir passions with Gaza views

Pop idols and professional athletes are going public with strong views about Gaza, putting their relations with fans on the line while stirring up a social...

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...

Artist Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' to return to Britain

British artist Tracey Emin's controversial "My Bed" is to be exhibited in Britain as part of a long‑term loan to the Tate group of...

 

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Russia-Ukraine tensions pose credit default risks - IMF

The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that an escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine would raise the risks for banks exposed to those...

Toyota says first-half global sales rise 3.8%

Toyota Motor Corp said its first‑half groupwide global sales rose 3.8 percent to 5.097 million vehicles, achieving a record for first‑half...

Netflix agrees to pay AT&T for smooth video downloads

Video streaming service Netflix has agreed to pay US broadband provider AT&T Inc to ensure smooth delivery of Netflix content to Internet users, the...

Bundesbank chief welcomes inflation-busting German wage gains

Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann has welcomed above‑inflation wage increases in some sectors in...

US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal

US officials pledged Tuesday that any deal struck with Iran would include a strict monitoring regime to thwart any bid by Iranian leaders to covertly try...

Colombia president says FARC attacks could end peace process

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said continuing attacks perpetrated by leftist FARC guerrillas, many of which target infrastructure, could...

US concerned at charges against ex-Georgia leader

Washington Tuesday voiced concerns about the filing of criminal charges against former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili.

No safe haven in China's corruption crackdown - media

China will not allow exceptions in its corruption crackdown, its main official newspaper said on Wednesday, a day after news of a probe into former...

 

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NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

Food trucks are a way of life in New York City. But not just for foodies looking to sample some new ethnic cuisine.

Isolated indigenous communities of South America under threat

Indigenous people in the most remote regions of South America are under threat from development, a...

Guelaguetza festival keeps Mexican folklore alive

Aurelio Mendez has played the wooden chirimia flute, an instrument from pre‑Hispanic days, for 40 years at Mexico's Guelaguetza festival,...

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.

Muslims celebrate Eid El-Fitr around the world

Muslims around the world gather for the three‑day celebration of Eid el‑Fitr with food, community events and presents marking the end of the...

Former US POW Bergdahl soon to be questioned by Army general

Freed US prisoner‑of‑war Bowe Bergdahl is expected to submit to questioning next week by the U. S. Army general probing the circumstances that...

At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede

A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach Tuesday left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said.

Ex-wrestler Ventura wins big in defamation suit

A US jury decided Tuesday that former wrestler Jesse Ventura was defamed in a best‑selling book's description of a bar fight and awarded him...

Israel air strike kills five in southern Gaza - medics

An Israeli air strike killed five people in southern Gaza early on Wednesday, medics said, on the 23rd day of a bloody battle between Israel and Hamas.

Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest e-commerce shift

Facebook Inc will shut its two‑year‑old Gifts shop on August 12, as the world's...

Twitter smashes expectations, stock soars

Twitter exceeded Wall Street's forecasts on everything from quarterly revenues, earnings, user growth, and money made per user, sending the stock...

Smartphone app promises medical pot delivery

Startup Eaze on Tuesday released a smartphone application promising prompt, professional delivery of medical marijuana at the doors of patients in San...

India's Bharti reports 61% profit jump

India's top mobile phone firm, Bharti Airtel, on Tuesday reported a nearly 61 percent jump in quarterly profit from a year earlier, helped by easing...

Crew 'returns to Earth' after simulated Mars mission on Hawaiian volcano

Six volunteers taking part in a simulation of life on Mars have 'returned to Earth' after...

Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than...

Wildlife volunteer pleads in deaths of 300 animals

A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.

Bees provide a sweet solition to Airbus' pollution problem

Beehives are placed near an airport runway in Hamburg to measure pollution levels on behalf of aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus. Elly Park reports.

 

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Passengers stuck in Hawaii for three nights get cash

A group of Air New Zealand passengers has been stranded for three nights after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems.

Paris suffering rat problem at tourist sites

On a summer's day in central Paris, hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the city's Tuileries garden.

Old Beijing gets a new lease of life

A Guangzhou‑born businesswoman has stumbled on a vast network of underground tunnels in a historic part of Beijing still in tact.

Britons seen abroad as boozy with bad diets

Young foreigners are drawn to Britain by its rich culture and good manners but are put off by its weather and passion for binge‑drinking and lousy...

Eurostar to launch London-Marseille service

High‑speed cross‑Channel train operator Eurostar said Tuesday it will launch direct services from London to the southern French port city of...

Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.

 

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Man United edge Inter on penalties

Manchester United remained unbeaten under new Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal on Tuesday, defeating Inter Milan 5-3 on penalty kicks after playing to a...

Lionheart McPherson takes 400 gold in Jamaica clean sweep

Stephanie McPherson needed the heart of a lion and every ounce of effort to lead a Jamaican clean sweep of the medals in the women's 400 metres at the...

Ivanovic lone seeded player to win in Stanford

Fifth‑seeded seed Ana Ivanovic won her first‑round match in the Bank of the West Classic, defeating Sabine Lisicki of Germany 7-6 (2), 6-1 on...

Record-equalling England make it a Proud night in pool

Benjamin Proud said he had surpassed his wildest dreams after landing a second win to guide England to a record‑equalling gold tally as the swimming...

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 ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois

For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle 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...

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...