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Crews make headway against destructive wildfire

Crews make headway against destructive Northern California wildfire

Blackbox reveals 'massive explosive decompression' downed MH17

KIEV Ukraine (Reuters) - Analysis of the black box flight recorders from a downed Malaysian airliner...

Storms knock down US-Mexico fence in Arizona

An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar‑reinforced steel fence that divides the U. S....

Syria's Assad joins prayers to mark end of Ramadan

Syrian president Bashar al‑Assad was given a warm reception by the faithful on Monday when he joined in Eid al‑Fitr prayers in Damascus, to...

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...

Investigators struggle to reach MH17 crash site, Ukraine fighting...

Heavy fighting near the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, continues to prevent access for...

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,...

Rebels claim Kiev now controls part of MH17 site

Ukraine's army on Monday seized control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, insurgents said, as the United Nations...

 

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Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

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

Israeli army releases alleged detonation of militant tunnel network

Israeli army releases video said to show forces preparing and executing the detonation of a militant...

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Monday, July 28th: The Obama administration pushes back on Israeli criticism of Kerry; The worst outbreak of ebola in Africa; VA Governor McDonnell starts trial; The Cosplay...

 

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Sarah Palin debuts online TV channel

Conservative gadfly Sarah Palin ramped up her Internet profile Monday with an online TV channel where fans can savor her homespun brand of American...

The cast of Boxtrolls hit up Comic Con

Sir Ben Kingsley experienced his first Comic Con this past weekend.

Linda Ronstadt receives National Medal of Arts

President Obama awards National Medal of Arts to singer Linda Ronstadt at White House ceremony.

Was that Harry Potter at Comic-Con?

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, in San Diego last weekend to promote his new film "Horns," donned a Spider‑Man suit to anonymously visit the...

 

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Airbus set to lose Japanese buyer for A380 - sources

European planemaker Airbus is set to lose its only Japanese customer for the A380 superjumbo as Skymark Airlines prepares to cancel an order for six jets...

Stocks pause as traders await key economic news

After dawdling between small gains and losses in a slow day of summer trading, the stock market ended little changed on Monday.

DC asks for stay of order that struck down gun ban

Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home.

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...

 

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Study shows quick, short runs pack health benefits

Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long‑distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life, said a study out Monday.

Silent retreats: Tradition finds 21st century fans

A very pregnant Juliana Berger took a five‑day trip with her husband and didn't speak to him once. They weren't fighting. They were...

Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his...

Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril

The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal...

Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting two

An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.

Audit reveals US weapons for Afghans may end up with Taliban

Washington and Kabul have failed to keep track of hundreds of thousands of weapons provided to Afghanistan, raising the risk that some could end up in the...

Flares by Israeli troops light up Gaza skyline

Israeli troops send flares over Gaza, after an unofficial truce called for the Eid‑al‑Fitr holiday disintegrates.

Libya is paying for legal defense of al Qaeda suspect al-Liby: filings

The Libyan government is paying to defend alleged senior al Qaeda figure Anas al‑Liby against U....

Amazon offers 3D printing to customize earrings, bobble head toys

Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings,...

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

In a well‑lit office with red window frames in downtown Bucharest, Romania's first bitcoin ATM attracts many who until it opened in May had to...

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U. S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology...

Amazon credit card reader coming

Just like PayPal and Square, the online retailer is planning to launch a device that plugs into smartphones and tablets so that they can be used to...

NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man‑made vehicle to reach another celestial body.

German scientist starts four-week swim down Rhine river

A German chemistry professor started on Monday a gruelling four‑week solo swim down the Rhine river for the benefit of science and the environment.

Study shows quick, short runs pack health benefits

Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long‑distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life, said a study out Monday.

Scientists say fistbump better than shake

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found. The study...

 

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Italy opens theme park in tribute to film industry

ROME (AP) — A new amusement park outside Rome celebrates the world of cinema, taking visitors back to the golden age of Italian film production when...

Smashing the glass ceiling at a Paris 'palace' hotel

As new chief concierge at a top "palace" hotel in Paris, Sonia Papet is part of a tiny elite of women who have entered the traditionally male...

Foreigners evacuated amid Libya violence

Tripoli's Mitiga airport faces increased traffic as embassies pull their staff out of Libya amid security fears. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Cannabis clubs make Barcelona new Amsterdam

A faint smell of cannabis smoke hangs in the air as Susana relaxes on the sofa with her mother Juana and lights up a joint.

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...

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...

 

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Bailey-Cole wins Commonwealth 100 meters title

In Usain Bolt's absence, training partner Kemar Bailey‑Cole collected the first individual gold of his career by winning the 100 meters at the...

LA judge to rule Monday on $2 billion NBA Clippers sale

L. A. judge to rule Monday on $2 billion NBA Clippers sale

Nigeria's Okagbare wins women's 100m

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare won women's 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

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)

Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat and the growing risk of...

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...

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...