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One dead after lightning affects 14 in California

A 20-year‑old man died after lightning struck or shook up 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner's official said...

Students to give evidence in South Korea ferry trial

South Korean students, who survived the Sewol ferry disaster, arrive at a local court to testify against 15 crew members facing charges ranging from...

Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes

Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to...

ISIS targeting Indonesian Muslims

A group of Indonesian men have appeared in a recruitment video released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) urging Indonesian Muslims to join the...

Family of MH17 victim pay respects at crash site

The parents of a woman who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 traveled from Australia to visit the crash site in eastern Ukraine. (July 26)

Malaysia and Ukraine rebels reach agreement on crash site access

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister said on Sunday that an agreement had been...

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...

First MH17 victim identified, grieving relatives visit site

Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster, the Dutch government said, as grieving relatives defied safety...

 

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Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

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

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Sunday, July 27th: Hamas and Israel resume attacks; Costa Concordia moored in Genoa; Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour De France; Sea turtles hatch in Florida Keys.

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Outbreak of World War One; Troops disperse 'Bonus Army' marchers; A U. S. Army bomber crashes into the Empire State Building; Former first lady Jacqueline...

 

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Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

During a Sunday panel for his Fox show "The Following," a fan brought up the pop culture game known as "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,"...

Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston

Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription‑based online network.

No show for North Korean defector artist in China

An art exhibition in China by a North Korean defector has been cancelled, gallery staff said Monday, with reports saying the show had been dismantled on...

 

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It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to...

Ryanair raises annual profit forecast after strong first quarter

Irish low‑fare airline Ryanair, which hit a weak patch last year, reported a strong recovery but...

Nissan Q1 profit exceeds expectations as US sales improve

Nissan Motor Co posted a 13.4 percent rise in April‑June operating profit from a year earlier as Japan's second‑biggest car maker saw...

Russia ordered to pay Yukos shareholders $50 billion

The arbitration court in The Hague has ordered Russia to pay shareholders of Yukos $50 billion in compensation over its seizure of the one‑time oil...

Former Virginia governor's corruption trial begins

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond....

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...

Cambodia opposition leader endorsed, ends year-long stalemate

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's parliament endorsed opposition leader Sam Rainsy as a lawmaker...

After six weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

House and Senate negotiators have finally agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and...

 

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Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his...

Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril

The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal...

Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting two

An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.

Shave ice vendor defies town's new ban on peddlers

A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the...

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...

Police investigate deaths of family of five in Maine

The state medical examiner plans to conduct autopsies on the bodies of five family members found shot to death in an apartment in southern Maine.

School girl suspected in classmate death

A high school girl in Japan has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate. Sarah Toms reports.

Trial in salmonella outbreak set to begin in Georgia

The trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago is set to begin.

Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Officials in rebellion‑wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in...

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,...

Amazon credit card reader coming

Just like PayPal and Square, the online retailer is planning to launch a device that plugs into smartphones and tablets so that they can be used to...

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U. S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology...

Samsung delays Tizen smartphone sales launch

Samsung Electronics said Monday it would postpone the roll‑out of its new smartphone based on Tizen, a home‑grown operating system aimed at...

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's...

Two Americans diognosed with Ebola in Liberia

BOONE, N. C. (AP) — A relief group official says two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an...

US CEO of food group at heart of McDonald's food scandal to brief media

U. S. food group CEO to brief media as McDonald's feels pinch in China food scandal

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

 

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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...

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...

 

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McGinley pulls out of US PGA with shoulder injury

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of next week's U. S. PGA Championship with a shoulder injury, the Irishman said on Monday.

Atletico to sign France winger Griezmann

(Reuters) - Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are set to sign France World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad provided he passes a medical...

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

South Africa lose opener on rain hit final day

South Africa lost opener Dean Elgar before heavy rain stopped play on the fifth and final day of the series‑deciding second Test against Sri Lanka on...

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...