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Crews make headway against destructive wildfire

Crews make headway against destructive Northern California wildfire

Israel must be ready for long Gaza campaign: Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday Israelis must be ready for a long military campaign in Gaza, after mortar fire from the enclave killed four...

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....

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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Judge tentatively clears way for $2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Judge tentatively clears way for $2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers from Sterling...

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...

Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co‑owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA...

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.

 

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the...

Argentine debt defiance may strengthen holdouts' legal position

Argentina has fought in court for a dozen years against the claims of holdout investors in its...

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...

With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel.

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...

Iran leader calls Israel 'rabid dog', urges arms for Palestinians

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel...

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...

 

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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.

Chinese officials cut corners with rectangular running track

Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors, state media reported Tuesday.

Why did the Peking Duck cross the country?

Where does Peking Duck come from? It is a trick question: the dish named for China's capital has its origins in Nanjing, hundreds of kilometres to the...

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.

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...

No verdict, no mistrial yet in Ventura libel case

There's been no verdict and no mistrial after five days of deliberations in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against...

Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co‑owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA...

Japan teen murder accused 'wanted to dissect' someone: report

A 16-year‑old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police said Tuesday,...

Connecticut man cleared in killing seeks compensation

A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first‑ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much...

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

OkCupid, a top U. S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on Monday, weeks...

Australia's competitive Call of Duty commentator mixing it with US big guns

Dallas O'Donnell is a non‑destructive testing technician in the mining industry, but in the...

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,...

China probes Microsoft for operating system monopoly

A Chinese probe into Microsoft is probably targeting its "monopoly" of the country's operating systems market, state media said Tuesday,...

US GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts

One year after the launch of a social media effort to allay consumers' concerns about the safety of foods made from genetically modified crops, U. S....

Asians eating scaly anteaters to extinction: conservationists

The scaly anteater, which looks like an artichoke with legs and a tail, is being eaten out of existence...

Whale watching boat snagged by lobster trap rope

Whale watchers are having an unexpected nighttime experience outside Boston after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope.

DNA computer could curb virus spread

Deadly viruses such as Ebola could be detected faster thanks to a Queensland researcher's development of a molecular computer.

 

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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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Lakers appoint Scott as head coach

The Los Angeles Lakers appointed former player Byron Scott as their new head coach on Monday, bringing an end to their "extensive and thorough"...

Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co‑owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA...

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...

Cornet and Keys out in first round of Citi Open

Alison Cornet and Madison Keys were the high‑profile casualties on the opening day of the Citi Open, while veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova breezed...

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...