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US House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

Republicans in the U. S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped...

Pressure for Gaza truce mounts after Israel UN refuge shelling

Signs of renewed efforts for a Gaza ceasefire were evident on Friday as the death toll continued to climb after Israel shelled a UN shelter...

Police: Doctor who shot gunman 'saved lives'

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning...

Ukraine president says no need to ditch govt after PM quits

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked parliament to pass a vote of confidence in the government on Friday after the shock resignation of premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk...

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...

MH17 sanctions threatened by arms deals with Russia

Revelations about not just French but British arms deals with Russia are undercutting attempts by the European Union to impose economic sanctions and put pressure...

Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands

Two military transport planes carrying victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the Netherlands, while fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine and Pro‑Russian...

 

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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...

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Thursday, July 24th: A UN school in the Gaza Strip is hit: A plane disappears over Mali; A new campaign...

ShowBiz Minute: Comic-Con, Spider-Man, Batman

Comic‑Con festival kicks off in San Diego; 'Sinister Six' spinoff to come next for Spider‑Man; Batman turns 75. (July 24)...

 

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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....

Chinese tourism company sues Paramount over Transformers 4 scenes

A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" saying they had failed to show the...

'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album

The past week for "Weird Al" Yankovic has been a little weird by the standards of the curly‑haired, accordion‑playing, oddball master of pop music parody....

First look at 'Fifty Shades'

Universal Pictures releases the first official trailer for the big screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey." Rough cut (no reporter narration)....

 

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Oil price slips below $102 a barrel

The price of oil slipped below $102 a barrel on Friday, falling for a second day after spiking on lower U. S. inventories and tensions...

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...

Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — A family feud at a New England grocery store chain has sparked a workers' revolt. For the past week, about...

German airlines cancel more Tel Aviv flights

Germany's two largest airlines say they are not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that...

Army War College probes plagiarism claims against Montana senator

The U. S. Army War College has opened an inquiry into accusations that Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat now facing a tough election challenge,...

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...

Ukraine president says no need to ditch govt after PM quits

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked parliament to pass a vote of confidence in the government on Friday after the shock resignation of premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk...

Cost for newest ship will decline: Navy secretary

Operating costs for the U. S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday....

 

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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Hermes names new womenswear designer

PARIS (AP) — French luxury powerhouse Hermes has named Nadege Vanhee‑Cybulski as their new womenswear designer. The low‑profile, 36-year‑old French designer will replace Christophe Lemaire,...

Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

An 80-year‑old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant,...

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday, in the...

Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

U. S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request:...

Owner of sunken South Korean ferry's death remains a mystery

South Korea's state‑run forensic lab said Friday it has failed to find out how a fugitive billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster died....

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...

Neymar's brain on auto-pilot: Japan neurologists

Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on...

Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's...

US judge 'troubled' by Apple $450 million e-books deal

A US judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e‑book prices,...

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....

AIDS experts return to Africa to close gap

The next global AIDS conference will be held in South Africa to try to close the gap that still remains between the HIV/AIDS experience in...

Gillnet fishing halted off California to protect endangered turtles

Fresh‑caught swordfish will be off the menu in California restaurants for at least the next month, due to a federally imposed temporary ban on drift...

Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug 'clinic' prescribes torture

Hashish addict Noor Rehman has spent three years chained to a concrete slab covered by insects....

 

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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...

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...

'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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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...

Putnam, Petrovic share Canadian Open lead

Michael Putnam and Tim Petrovic shared the first‑round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny conditions at rain‑softened Royal Montreal....

Isner survives scare to reach Atlanta quarters

Top seed and defending champion John Isner saved two match points en route to a three‑set victory over Robby Ginepri on Thursday to reach the...

No more 'cut-throat' grand tours, says Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins is turning his back on "cut‑throat" road racing and has ruled out competing in any more grand tours, the 2012 Tour de France...

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)...

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...

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...

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...