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Japan teen murder accused 'wanted to dissect' someone

A 16-year‑old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police said Tuesday, as she reportedly told investigators she...

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....

Israel targets symbols of Hamas control in Gaza

Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of...

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U. S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and...

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...

MH17: How did the conflict in Ukraine start?

The region where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down is at the heart of a conflict that has been raging for months.

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,...

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...

 

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Judge tentatively clears way for $2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Judge tentatively clears way for $2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers from Sterling...

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...

Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

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

 

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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...

Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co‑owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA...

World music fest adds the actual taste of what people hear

In their native Iran, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat are best known for their soaring voices, flawless harmonies and dedication to the art of singing in the face...

Linda Ronstadt receives National Medal of Arts

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

 

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the...

McDonald's Japan withdraws profit guidance after China food scare

TOKYO (Reuters) - McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) <2702. T> withdrew its earnings guidance...

Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested...

Deutsche Bank profit rises as investment bank focus pays off

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's plan to become "the last man standing" in investment banking in Europe is working, the bank said on...

Senate Dems seek to split GOP on export bank

WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export‑Import Bank? Most voters in Louisiana and Virginia probably aren't either. Yet Democratic Sens....

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...

Iran leader calls Israel 'rabid dog', urges arms for Palestinians

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel...

Obama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess

President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for...

 

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NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

Food trucks are a way of life in New York City. But not just for foodies looking to sample some new ethnic cuisine.

Gordon Ramsay's youngest daughter to get her own cooking show

A kinder, gentler, and arguably cuter Ramsay is reported to be getting her own cookery show at the...

Drinkable history: the 500-year-old method to making coffee

It was around 500 years ago that the world's oldest coffee brewing method was established, influencing the course of beverage history and consumption...

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.

Chinese officials cut corners with rectangular running track

Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors, state media reported Tuesday.

Appeals court allows Sept. 11 steel cross display

A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross‑shaped steel beam found among the World...

Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co‑owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA...

Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria

VIENNA (AP) — Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced‑in pasture after apparently being riled...

Doctor held for pointing rifle at women in Phoenix airport

An Arizona doctor was arrested on suspicion of pointing a rifle toward a woman and her 17-year‑old daughter inside a busy Phoenix airport terminal,...

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

OkCupid, a top U. S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on Monday, weeks...

Australia's competitive Call of Duty commentator mixing it with US big guns

Dallas O'Donnell is a non‑destructive testing technician in the mining industry, but in the...

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,...

China probes Microsoft for operating system monopoly

A Chinese probe into Microsoft is probably targeting its "monopoly" of the country's operating systems market, state media said Tuesday,...

US GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts

One year after the launch of a social media effort to allay consumers' concerns about the safety of foods made from genetically modified crops, U. S....

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

A $1,000-per‑pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver‑wasting viral disease that...

Whale watching boat snagged by lobster trap rope

Whale watchers are having an unexpected nighttime experience outside Boston after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope.

Asians eating scaly anteaters to extinction: conservationists

The scaly anteater, which looks like an artichoke with legs and a tail, is being eaten out of existence...

 

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Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.

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...

 

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NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.

Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co‑owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA...

Zaha gets a nod for Man United, Rafael sent home

Wilfried Zaha will start at striker in the second half of Manchester United's friendly Tuesday against Inter Milan while back Rafael da Silva has...

Puma says World Cup sales beat its expectations

German sportswear firm Puma said sales of World Cup football boots and national team shirts beat its expectations as it reported second‑quarter...

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 ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois

For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle 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...

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...