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Some in CIA 'torture' report denied chance to read it

About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade‑old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that...

Neymar's brain 'on auto-pilot' when dribbling past defenders - neurologists

Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent...

Smackdown! Former WWE champ nabs suspected burglar in US

A hapless burglar in Arizona learned a hard lesson when he broke into the Phoenix home of former World Wrestling Entertainment heavyweight champion Daniel...

Taliban kill 14 minibus passengers

At least 14 people killed as Taliban insurgents intercept minibuses travelling through central Afghanistan. Paul Chapman reports

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...

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...

Australia pressing Ukraine for deal to secure MH17 crash site

Australia is still working for an agreement with Ukraine to allow an international police force into...

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,...

 

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Here's the latest news for Friday, July 25th: Israelis reject UN‑US ceasefire; Air Algeire black box recovered from wreckage; VA governor visits tornado site; a kangaroo breaks loose.

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: President Harry Truman orders desegregation of U. S. Military; Cuba's Fidel Castro attacks Moncada barracks; Argentina's Eva Peron dies; Playwright George...

ShowBiz Minute: LaBeouf, Bon Jovi, Martin

Shia LaBeouf due back in court September 10th; Jon Bon Jovi to receive Philadelphia's Marion Anderson award; Ricky Martin joins 'The Voice.....

 

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Review: 'Hercules' is schlocky but entertaining

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You'll have to say one thing for Brett Ratner's production of "Hercules": This movie has a sense of...

Sandra Bullock turns 50

Sandra Bullock will turn the big 5-0 on July 26th. Bob Mezan reports.

James Earl Jones back on Broadway in 'You Can't Take It With You'

Double Tony‑winner James Earl Jones returns to the New York stage next month as an eccentric...

Harmon: 'Community' online won't be too different

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Just because "Community" is going online to Yahoo doesn't mean it's in for a lot of changes. In fact, creator...

 

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Wall St Week Ahead: Even modest GDP bounce may support market

Even if data next week shows a mediocre rebound in U. S. economic growth, that might be enough to keep...

Exxon eyes expanding Texas refinery into biggest in US - sources

Exxon Mobil Corp is considering a multibillion‑dollar plan to expand its Beaumont, Texas,...

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in...

Brazil announces $13 billion credit stimulus

Brazil's central bank said Friday it would ease banks' reserve requirements, freeing up $13 billion to stimulate lending and boost an economy...

Some in CIA 'torture' report denied chance to read it

About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade‑old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that...

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...

Italy's Renzi runs into trouble on key reform

Italy's energetic Premier Matteo Renzi has staked his reputation at home and abroad on an ambitious reform agenda, but he may have underestimated how...

White House: Putin, Russia are 'culpable' in Ukraine plane crash

The White House said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was "culpable" in the...

 

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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 by 45...

'Cosplay' fans flock to Hong Kong games fair

Fans dressed as Transformers, Iron Man and Jedi knights are among thousands at the first day of Hong Kong's comic and games expo. Duration: 00:35

Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

Repurposed sea cargo containers are being used to build an innovative apartment building in Washington....

Colombia Fashion Week concludes in Medellin

Colombia’s Fashion Week concluded Thursday night in Medellin with better results than in 2013: 23% more business than last year. Duration: 00:53

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...

Britney Spears launches line of intimates and loungewear

The 32-year‑old popstar is partnering with Danish lingerie label Change on a new line of intimates set to launch September 3 in New York City, with...

Wildfire managers tap military for aid in US West

Wildfire managers have turned to the U. S. Department of Defense for immediate access to two military C-130 aircraft retrofitted to carry retardant,...

Cameroon sends 14 Boko Haram members to prison

A military court in Cameroon has handed down prison sentences of up to 20 years to 14 Boko Haram members, the country's state broadcaster Crtv...

Some in CIA 'torture' report denied chance to read it

About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade‑old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that...

Eight Palestinians killed in Gaza air strike - Medics

Eight Palestinians were killed in an Israeli air strike on the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis Saturday, four of them children, emergency services said.

Apple admits iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc...

Apple set to cash in on mobile payments: report

The iPhone maker is reportedly in negotiations with a number of companies in the payments industry and could launch a new mobile payment or smart wallet...

Apple, Samsung lose ground in cooling tablet market

Apple and Samsung have lost ground in the tablet computer market as growth cools in the once‑hot segment, the research firm IDC said Thursday. An IDC...

Consumers choosing phablets over tablets

Demand for iPads in particular is cooling but that doesn't mean that tablets are going out of fashion, and sales are expected to continue to grow over...

Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

Nearly a quarter‑century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast‑food culture, the...

Neymar's brain 'on auto-pilot' when dribbling past defenders - neurologists

Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent...

Groundwater levels drop in south-western US in ongoing drought

Underground stores of water in the southwestern United States have receded dramatically amid ongoing...

South Sudan food crisis worst in the world - UN

South Sudan's food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council said Friday as it called for urgent funding to step up deliveries of...

 

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Five free things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln may be famous for Husker football, but Nebraska's capital city also welcomes visitors with free attractions for...

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...

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...

Richard III's car park burial site opens to public

Visitors will be able to look down from a glass walkway on the grave of King Richard III when a new centre opens in the English cathedral city of...

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,...

Europe's highest train turns 80 in French Pyrenees

Europe's highest train, the little train of Artouste in the French Pyrenees, celebrates its 80th birthday. Duration: 01:05

 

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Top-seeded Isner reaches Atlanta Open semis

Defending champion John Isner overcame a slow start Friday to advance to the Atlanta Open semifinals, beating Australia's Marinko Matosevic 7-6 (8),...

Azerbaijan to make F1 debut in 2016

Formula One teams have welcomed the announcement of a grand prix in Azerbaijan in 2016, following Russia's debut later this year, but warned on Friday...

Lakers close to naming Scott as coach: reports

Three months after coach Mike D'Antoni resigned, the struggling Los Angeles Lakers are expected to offer former player Byron Scott the job, multiple...

Whirlwind Wright helps Sussex to world record run chase

England limited‑overs international Luke Wright smashed 153 not out in 66 balls as Sussex achieved a world record Twenty20 run chase by reaching a...

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)

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...

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...

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...