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Four dead in Arizona small plane crash

Four people were killed on Sunday when a small plane crashed in rugged territory near the popular Arizona resort town of Sedona, authorities said....

Security Council backs resolution condemning MH17 downing

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution condemning the shooting down of flight MH17, with Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop telling the council Australia...

Obama bestows Medal of Honor on veteran

President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former U. S. Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of...

Gaza death toll tops 500 as US steps up ceasefire efforts

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, took a direct role in efforts...

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...

MH17 black boxes handed over

Pro‑Russian rebels in Ukraine hand over black box flight records from downed airliner to Malaysian officials. Paul Chapman reports....

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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Recording may show attempt at crash cover-up

Phone conversations intercepted by Ukrainian Security Forces allegedly show pro‑Russian militants attempts to conceal evidence related to the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17....

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Monday, July 21: Deaths mount in the war between Israel and Hamas; Inspectors examine MH-17 victims; Johns Hopkins to pay...

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Wiley Post completes first solo flight around the world; Robber John Dillinger shot dead; Saddam Hussein's sons killed in...

 

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Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

WORLEY, Idaho (AP) — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on...

'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr highest-earning actor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney's Marvel superhero film franchises "Iron Man," and "The Avengers," is Hollywood's highest paid actor...

Love and Manson guest on 'Sons of Anarchy'

Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson have roles on the upcoming final season of "Sons of Anarchy." The musicians join such previous guest stars as Stephen...

Box office top 20: 'Apes' holds reign with $36.3M

NEW YORK (AP) — "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final...

 

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Sterling, Ballmer discuss possible Clippers deal: source

Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday met with former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer to discuss a possible settlement over...

Accused Android app pirates face criminal charges

US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android‑powered mobile devices....

More than half of consumers globally upbeat on job prospects

LONDON (Reuters) - More than half of consumers globally expect job prospects to be good to excellent in the year ahead, a survey showed on...

After sex-trial woes, Berlusconi dreams of political comeback

Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal in a high‑profile sex‑for‑hire case has boosted the former Italian prime minister's determination to revive his political career, despite his growing isolation...

Detroit due to report results from pension vote

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit promised to report the results of voting on pension cuts Monday but declined to disclose the numbers during...

Indonesia to declare winner of hotly contested presidential election

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian election officials were expected on Tuesday to officially declare Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo the winner of a hotly contested presidential...

 

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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, according to a...

Swimwear designer breaks records at Miami fashion week

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was nearly show time as designer Francesca Aiello snapped pictures backstage of models in her latest swimwear designs. This...

Blog shows how to make clothes from castoffs

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — For Jillian Owens, some of her passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation...

US man claims African 'kingdom' to make daughter a princess

Jeremiah Heaton travelled from his home in Virginia to an 'unclaimed' piece of land between Egypt and Sudan and planted a flag in it, calling...

Beyonce outfits to grace Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Pop singer Beyonce may not be a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but six of her outfits go on display next...

Chocolate too bitter? Swap sugar for mushrooms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An upstart U. S. food technology company has developed a unique fermentation process using mushrooms to reduce bitterness in cocoa beans...

UN Security Council denounces persecution of Iraqi Christians

The United Nations Security Council has denounced militant persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq, warning such actions can be considered crimes against humanity....

Tibet tweeters are Chinese propagandists: rights group

Beijing has created at least 100 fake Twitter accounts to spread propaganda about Tibet and other Chinese concerns, a campaign group said. The social networking...

Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones

Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two upcoming large‑screen iPhones by the end of the year,...

Apple seeking to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two upcoming large‑screen iPhones by the end of...

Yahoo builds mobile muscle with Flurry buy

Yahoo continued its quest for renewed relevance with the purchase of a startup specializing in analyzing and making money from mobile applications. Yahoo did not...

China Internet population reaches 632 million

China is now home to 632 million Internet users, a government agency said Monday, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown....

Starbucks, Burger King dragged in as China food scandal spreads

A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U. S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as...

HIV epidemic 'smaller' than UN estimates: report

UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease can be slashed by a quarter, researchers said Tuesday. "The HIV epidemic is smaller than estimated by UNAIDS",...

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...

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of...

 

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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...

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...

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...

Finding elephants and fancy food on Namibia safari

TORRA CONSERVANCY, Namibia (AP) — Before setting out on a game drive across ruggedly beautiful northwest Namibia, we told the safari camp managers we were...

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...

Mont Saint Michel

Northern France's Mont Saint Michel attracts 2.4 million tourists a year. Major works are currently underway to dredge the bay and return the World Heritage...

 

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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...

Harsh Ponting says Cook will never improve

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled more pressure on under‑fire England skipper Alastair Cook Tuesday by saying he will not improve as a player for...

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,...

Man United's Evra joins Juventus

Manchester United's France international Patrice Evra has joined Juventus on a two year contract, the two clubs announced on Monday. The move brings to a...

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....

World snail racing champ crowned

Village in eastern England hosts World Snail Racing Championships. Sasha Salama reports....

Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran...

US man claims African 'kingdom' to make daughter a princess

Jeremiah Heaton travelled from his home in Virginia to an 'unclaimed' piece of land between Egypt and Sudan and planted a flag in it, calling...