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Six charged in global $1.6 million e-ticket hacking scheme

Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against six people in what authorities said was a global cyber‑crime ring that created fraudulent e‑tickets for major concerts and...

UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

GENEVA (AP) — The U. N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two‑week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from...

CDC says lab director behind anthrax mishap resigns

The director of a U. S. government bioterror lab that potentially exposed scores of workers to live anthrax last month has resigned, the U. S....

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...

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 President Barack...

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...

Officials downplay 'missing' MH17 bodies

Dutch investigators and Australia's special envoy in Ukraine have downplayed suggestions there could be up to 100 bodies still at the MH17 crash site or...

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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Home-sharing programs help seniors

Thousands of aging Americans are taking part in home‑sharing programs around the country. The programs, usually nonprofit, help older adults save money and find companionship....

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Race rioting hits Detroit; Former President Ulysses S. Grant dies; Britain's Prince Andrew marries 'Fergie'; Vanessa Williams gives up...

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...

 

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'Weird Al' Yankovic tops charts with parody album

US comedian‑singer "Weird Al" Yankovic has scored a career‑first number one album following a viral video campaign parodying two of the biggest hits of the...

Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

LONDON (AP) — A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose....

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...

Son of British singer Adele wins privacy case

British singer Adele's toddler son has won a five‑figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments. Adele's lawyer Jenny Afia said Wednesday that...

 

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US moves to enhance safety of oil-by-rail shipments

The U. S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new safety rules for hauling crude oil by rail after a string of explosive accidents, in...

Bundesbank chief urges Britain not to quit European Union

The head of the Bundesbank appealed to Britain on Wednesday to stay in the European Union, saying membership of the bloc had given the country...

Talisman Energy says approached by Spain's Repsol about deal

Talisman Energy Inc shares rose more than 12 percent on Wednesday as it confirmed it has been approached by Spain's Repsol SA about potential deals,...

US Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request

U. S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $1 billion from President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of...

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...

US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent south-east Asia

President Barack Obama on Wednesday congratulated Indonesia's presidential election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result....

US House moves to block Hezbollah funding

US lawmakers voted Tuesday to thwart efforts to fund Hezbollah by punishing banks and other financial organizations that help the funneling of money to the...

 

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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...

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 with the...

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 Bonham‑Carter exchanged...

Home-sharing programs help seniors

Thousands of aging Americans are taking part in home‑sharing programs around the country. The programs, usually nonprofit, help older adults save money and find companionship....

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, newspapers reported...

EU antitrust regulators likely to step up Google probes: WSJ

European Union antitrust regulators are preparing to step up investigations of Google Inc's practices on several fronts and are likely to revise certain terms of...

Suicide bombs in Nigeria kill 82 as former president targeted

At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two suicide bombings in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna, one aimed at opposition leader and...

Arizona will execute killer after court rejects last-minute appeal

Arizona's Supreme Court cleared the way on Wednesday for a convicted double‑murderer to be put to death, lifting a hold after reviewing a last‑minute appeal...

Philippine province proves mass storm deaths can be avoided

Nearly 100 people were killed in the Philippines last week when Typhoon Rammasun roared through, raising doubts about efforts to end the heavy tolls from...

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....

Microsoft unifying Windows for all devices

During Microsoft's quarterly earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that the company is set to converge its different operating systems into a single version of...

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...

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...

Oregon recreational pot initiative qualifies for November ballot

(Reuters) - An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot, the state said on its...

Poland suffers first cases of African swine fever in pigs

Poland on Wednesday confirmed its first cases of deadly swine fever in domestic pigs, as the World Trade Organisation reviewed a Russian embargo on EU...

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...

Encephalitis outbreaks in India kill more than 150

Recent outbreaks of encephalitis in India have killed more than 150 people, with health officials on alert fearing the death toll could rise further, state...

 

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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...

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...

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...

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...

'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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California law limits school football practices to cut concussions

Football practices at which middle- and high‑school students tackle each other will be restricted in California under a law signed on Monday by Democratic Governor...

Mountains jersey tactic helps Majka to second stage win

Rafal Majka won his second stage of the 2014 Tour de France on Wednesday and also extended his lead in the King of the Mountains...

Philadelphia Eagles player arrested in shoving of Arizona officer

A Philadelphia Eagles football player was arrested in Arizona on suspicion of felony aggravated assault for allegedly pushing a police officer probing a bar fight,...

Robredo, Cilic, Rosol make Croatia Open quarter finals

Defending champion Tommy Robredo beat fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos‑Vinolas 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open....

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...

Romanian city opens plastic bottle bridge in litter protest

Timisoara in western Romania on Wednesday inaugurated a 23-metre (75 feet) bridge made of more than 157,000 collected plastic bottles to warn against the devastating...

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 paint or broken windows....

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 refusing...