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Obama tells Central America leaders illegal migrants to be sent home

President Barack Obama told Central American leaders on Friday that his administration had compassion for the influx of children crossing the U. S. border but...

Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali. and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring...

Gunman in fatal Philadelphia-area hospital shooting had 39 more bullets

The accused gunman in a fatal shooting at a Philadelphia‑area hospital opened fire after arguing about signs prohibiting guns at his psychiatrist's office and had...

Securing MH17 site a 'dangerous tightrope act': experts

Sending Western forces to secure the MH17 crash site in rebel‑held Ukraine and protect investigators will be a perilous balancing act involving unpredictable separatists and...

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...

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...

Hopes Ukraine will soon ratify deal to secure MH17 site

Ukraine's acting prime minister hopes parliament can next week ratify a deal that would allow Australian police and soldiers to take a lead role in...

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...

 

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AP Top Stories

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...

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Andrea Doria begins to sink after a collision in the North Atlantic; An Air France Concorde crashes outside Paris;...

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: A key ruling during the Watergate scandal; Nixon and Khrushchev hold a 'kitchen debate' during the Cold War; Brigham...

 

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Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd

For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo....

Justin Bieber teases new music on Instagram

Justin Bieber enticed fans on Wednesday by sharing several short clips from his recent time in the studio. The Canadian pop star posted a total...

Fanboys and girls grapple with change as Comic-Con under way

Captain America is now black, Thor becomes a woman, and comic character Archie Andrews is shot and killed while saving his gay friend....

Portia de Rossi headed for 'Scandal'

According to a tweet from her spouse, the actress will appear in a recurring role on the fourth season of the series headlined by Kerry...

 

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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 suburban Chicago where...

Argentina debt talks deadlocked as default with US looms

Argentina's negotiations with creditors to resolve a dispute over $1.5 billion in unpaid debts remained deadlocked....

Tyson Foods to shut three factories, cut 950 jobs

Tyson Foods Inc said it will discontinue operations at three of its factories which make processed meat products such as sausages and hot dogs, affecting...

German business '100 percent behind sanctions' if Putin doesn't help

A German business leader who has previously warned against economic sanctions on Russia has come out in support of tougher action if President Vladimir Putin...

House panel set for Tuesday vote on Fed transparency bill

The House Financial Services Committee said on Friday that it will vote on a bill next week aimed at bringing more transparency to the Federal...

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...

More than 15,000 Russian troops along Ukraine border - US envoy

Russia has now amassed around 15,000 troops along the border with Ukraine, the U. S. ambassador to NATO said on Friday, offering a higher figure...

House Ethics panel investigating two congressmen

The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it is looking into potential ethics violations by two congressmen, Reps. Bobby Rush, D‑Ill., and Ed Whitfield, R‑Ky....

 

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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...

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,...

Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

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

The most mentioned brand in 'Sex & the City' is... Vogue

During their six years on the small screen, Carrie Bradshaw and her friends entertained us while educating us in the ways of urban fashion and...

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...

Sniffing out a partner at a pheromone party

In a bar in trendy east London, dozens of people mill about, sniffing from plastic bags. But there are no drugs inside -- just slightly...

Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage...

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teens in West Bank protests

Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teenagers Saturday in continuing West Bank protests over Israel's Gaza military campaign, Palestinian security officials told AFP....

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 suburban Chicago where...

Iran rallies for Gaza, Rouhani slams world 'silence'

Iranians rallied nationwide on Friday in a show of support for Palestinians as arch foe Israel pursued its deadly campaign against the Gaza Strip....

Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

Audio technology veteran Bose Corporation on Friday sued Beats Electronics over patented technology for canceling noise in earphones....

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...

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...

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...

Groundwater levels drop in south-western US in ongoing drought

Underground stores of water in the southwestern United States have receded dramatically amid ongoing drought that has parched states from Oklahoma to the Pacific Coast...

Radar captures mayfly swarm on Mississippi River

Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've...

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it....

Japan volcanic isle smouldering and growing

A volcanic island off Japan's southern coast continues to smoulder with lava flowing from its craters into the sea, new aerial images showed Friday. Nishinoshima,...

 

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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 history buffs and...

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 mapped virtually by Google...

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...

Easyjet extends flight ban to Tel Aviv by 24 hours

Britain's easyJet Plc extended suspension of its services to and from Tel Aviv on Thursday, as fighting continued between Israel and the Hamas‑ruled Gaza Strip....

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...

 

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Wall in, Griffin out of US World Cup training camp

NBA All‑Star guard John Wall was added Friday to the US squad for a pre‑World Cup training camp while Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles...

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 target...

Scherzer leads Tigers to 6-4 win over Angels

Detroit's Max Scherzer became the third American League pitcher to reach a dozen wins this season by leading the Tigers to a 6-4 win at...

Furyk, Petrovic, share Canadian Open lead

Two‑time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday for a 7-under 63 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with...

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....

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...

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...