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Obamacare whiplashed by conflicting court rulings

A US federal appeals court delivered a potentially crippling blow to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday by limiting insurance subsidies,...

Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a...

Oregon recreational pot initiative qualifies for November ballot

(Reuters) - An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has...

Brawl breaks out in Ukrainian parliament over downed plane

Fists fly during a meeting of Ukraine's parliament as deputies vote on increasing the number of troops battling pro‑Russian separatists who they...

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...

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 puts spotlight on rules for passenger planes in war zones

International rules on passenger planes flying over war zones, under fresh scrutiny in the wake of the...

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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Home-sharing programs help seniors

Thousands of aging Americans are taking part in home‑sharing programs around the country. The programs, usually nonprofit, help older adults save...

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Wednesday, July 23rd: Some bodies of victims of MH17 disaster depart Ukraine for the Netherlands; Bloomberg urges FAA to allow flights to Israel; Costa Concordia begins final...

WWII vet gets medals, 70 years late

A World War II US Army Veteran was presented with his medals in Rhode Island on Monday. Veteran Anthony D'Abrosca was honored for his service in the...

 

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Beetles devour George Harrison tribute tree

A tree planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of the late George Harrison of the Beatles has been killed by beetles, a city councillor has said. Tom...

Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

LONDON (AP) — A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose.

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 Monday said...

Son of British singer Adele wins privacy case

British singer Adele's toddler son has won a five‑figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments. Adele's...

 

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NY Fed found serious problems at Deutsche Bank's US arms

NY Fed found serious problems at Deutsche Bank's U. S. arms - source

Google made failed bid for Spotify

Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street...

US House moves to block Hezbollah funding

US lawmakers voted Tuesday to thwart efforts to fund Hezbollah by punishing banks and other financial organizations that help the funneling of money to the...

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...

Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

JERUSALEM (AP) — Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the...

Obama looks to satisfy religious groups on Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is developing a method for religious organizations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable...

 

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Couple marries in Omaha's largest cemetery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska couple chose an unusual venue for their wedding: the largest cemetery in Omaha. Janyl Jumadinova and Oliver...

Burberry lets consumers get their own personal runway look

When they were first unveiled at the Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2014/15 show in February this year, the brand's cashmere scarves and ponchos came...

Home-sharing programs help seniors

Thousands of aging Americans are taking part in home‑sharing programs around the country. The programs, usually nonprofit, help older adults save...

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U.N. says

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U. N. says

IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service

IBM's Watson supercomputer is putting its real‑world smarts to work helping US soldiers transition back to civilian lives.

Britain's Prince Harry voices hatred of Twitter

Britain's Prince Harry has spoken of his hatred for the micro‑blogging website Twitter due to its role in the invasion of his privacy,...

Sleep in train station, go to jail under San Francisco crackdown

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Transit police on San Francisco's BART commuter rail line on Tuesday...

A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victims

The Boeing 777 tasked with shepherding its passengers from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, held the promise of beginnings and endings for many on board

Judge delivers verdict in rhymes in puppy-napping case

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him...

Syria air raid 'kills six children from same family'

Six children from the same family were killed in an air strike by government forces on a village in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group...

Apple gets smartwatch patent

A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumors that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. "The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record...

Microsoft unifying Windows for all devices

During Microsoft's quarterly earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that the company is set to converge its different operating systems into a...

IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service

IBM's Watson supercomputer is putting its real‑world smarts to work helping US soldiers transition back to civilian lives.

Review: Amazon Fire Adds Spark to Smartphones

Amazon's new Fire phone uses tweaks to the Android operating system and some innovative features to set it apart from smartphones from the likes of...

Oregon recreational pot initiative qualifies for November ballot

(Reuters) - An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has...

Encephalitis outbreaks in India kill more than 150

Recent outbreaks of encephalitis in India have killed more than 150 people, with health officials on alert fearing the death toll could rise further, state...

Many heavy kids think they're normal weight

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or...

Astronomers study remote outcrops of faraway galaxy

Astronomers said Tuesday they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered its starry halo was bigger, more...

 

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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...

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash.

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...

'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...

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...

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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California law limits school football practices to cut concussions

Football practices at which middle- and high‑school students tackle each other will be restricted...

Two youths charged over machete attack on France rugby players

Two men have been charged over a violent machete attack on three French rugby union internationals...

Philadelphia Eagles player arrested in shoving of Arizona officer

A Philadelphia Eagles football player was arrested in Arizona on suspicion of felony aggravated assault...

Barcelona buy defender Mathieu for $20 million

Spanish giants Barcelona said Wednesday they have bought 30-year‑old French defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for €20 million ($27 million).

Judge delivers verdict in rhymes in puppy-napping case

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him...

Afghan car buyers urged to defy the 'curse of 39'

Afghans' aversion to the number 39 due to its mysterious connotations of prostitution forced the government on Tuesday to appeal for people to stop...

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...

World snail racing champ crowned

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