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Funeral to be held for NYC man who died after police chokehold

Family members gathered on Wednesday evening for the funeral of Eric Garner, who died shortly after...

US says 'some progress' made in Gaza truce efforts

Washington's top diplomat said global efforts to end 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing as the Palestinian death toll rose to 714 Thursday...

US uses vague rules for terror watchlist

US authorities can place Americans and foreigners on a terrorist watchlist indefinitely on the basis of vague rules without concrete evidence, according to...

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...

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...

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...

Malaysian airliner's voice recorder 'in good condition' - ICAO

The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week is in good...

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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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 Wed., July 23rd: Malaysian plane victims flown home to Netherlands; Bill Clinton pays tribute to AIDS researchers aboard downed flight; Kerry cites progress in Mideast truce...

Kerry offers condolences to family of American killed fighting for Israel

U. S. Secretary of State Kerry and Israeli President Peres meet parents of American killed while...

 

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EPA gets hip with Kardashian tweet

The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving...

Yankovic tops charts, Geldof's death ruled drugs-related

The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Weird Al Yankovic tops the charts, Peaches Geldof's death is ruled drug‑related, and Jon...

Elvis' library card, movie script to be auctioned at Graceland

A library card signed by Elvis Presley in seventh grade is expected to be among the hottest items at an...

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.

 

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Testimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale

Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2...

Facebook beats, TripAdvisor stumbles, S&P record

Summary: The S&P 500 closed at a record with stocks lifted by earnings; Facebook tops forecasts after the close, AT&T sales and profits...

Facebook profit story pushes shares to new high

Facebook shares soared to a new high on word that the social network's quarterly profit and user numbers jumped as it thrives in a world gone mobile....

South Korea unveils $40b economic stimulus package

South Korea unveiled a $40 billion stimulus package Thursday as the finance minister warned of a risk of recession after the economy grew at its slowest...

Lack of immigration reform slows US-Mexico economic growth: Official

The growing network of cross‑border ties with Mexico, including trade equaling $1 million every...

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...

Hamas says truce talks positive but wants blockade lifted

A senior Hamas official said on Wednesday there had been progress in negotiations to end the Gaza conflict but the Islamist militants needed detailed...

Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the...

 

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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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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,...

Midazolam is common thread in three lengthy executions

Arizona used a two‑drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former...

Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamas‑dominated coastal territory, including...

Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state...

US says 'some progress' made in Gaza truce efforts

Washington's top diplomat said global efforts to end 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing as the Palestinian death toll rose to 714 Thursday...

Facebook second-quarter revenue increases 61%

Facebook Inc grew its revenue 61 percent in the second quarter, as the Internet company benefited from strong demand for its mobile advertising business.

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...

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...

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...

Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting for traces of pollution from distant worlds could...

India's lax antibiotic controls raise killer disease fears

An Indian pharmacist swiftly pulls white boxes of powerful antibiotics from neatly stacked shelves behind him, and hands them over the counter without...

US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort...

South Korea reports first foot-and-mouth case for three years

South Korea on Thursday confirmed its first case of foot‑and‑mouth in more than three...

 

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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...

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...

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,...

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...

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash.

'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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Testimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale

Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2...

Mexico to return to the F1 calendar in 2015

Mexico is to return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2015 after a 23-year absence, Alejandro Soberon, president of live events company CIE, confirmed on...

LA Clippers player asks followers for help in finding aunt's killer

A player for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers has taken to social media to ask for help in finding a...

Roma beats Liverpool in friendly on US soil

Marco Borriello scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in a preseason friendly Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

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...

Romanian city opens plastic bottle bridge in litter protest

Timisoara in western Romania on Wednesday inaugurated a 23-metre (75 feet) bridge made of more than 157,000 collected plastic bottles to warn against the...

200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

Authorities are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties at an east Georgia shopping mall. Richmond County sheriff's officials say a thief...

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...