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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...

Gaza 12-hour humanitarian truce begins

A 12-hour ceasefire entered into force between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip at 0500 GMT on Saturday, the 19th day of a conflict that has killed...

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...

Obama urges CA leaders to stop flow of child migrants

Barack Obama has urged leaders of three Central American countries to help stem the flow of illegal child migrants surging across the US border, warning...

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...

'Uncovered remains' highlights need to secure MH17 site: Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the presence of "uncovered remains" at the site of the...

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...

Tatiana Maslany addresses Emmy snub at Comic-Con

If Tatiana Maslany is upset she wasn't nominated for an Emmy for portraying multiple clones on TV's "Orphan Black," she didn't...

 

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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...

Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, is a boon for retailers in the Middle East, South Asia and beyond. And while some Muslims welcome it as a positive...

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...

Regulator says food supplier forged production dates: Xinhua

Regulators in Shanghai have found that scandal‑hit China‑based food supplier forged production dates on some of its products and sold them...

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...

Obama urges CA leaders to stop flow of child migrants

Barack Obama has urged leaders of three Central American countries to help stem the flow of illegal child migrants surging across the US border, warning...

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...

Police hunt for two who carjacked SUV, killed three kids

Police were searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church,...

At least 76 bodies retrieved from Gaza rubble after truce: Medics

The bodies of at least 76 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble across the Gaza Strip in the...

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,...

Israeli shells kill 18 Gazans of a single family - health ministry

Israeli tank shelling killed 18 Palestinians from a single family in the southern Gaza Strip on...

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...

Call for govts across Pacific to prioritise internet access, speed

A campaign to promote improved and more affordable access to the internet in the Pacific has put its...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash.

 

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Rays beat Red Sox 6-4 for eighth straight win

David Price won his sixth start in a row and Evan Longoria hit a three‑run double as the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating...

Valverde confident as Tour de France day of destiny arrives

It is now or never for the three riders battling for a podium finish behind runaway Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali.

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...

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...