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Police: Doctor who shot gunman 'saved lives'

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning...

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso...

Arizona killer was given two doses of drugs in drawn-out execution

Arizona executioners had to administer at least two full doses of a two‑drug lethal injection cocktail to a convicted killer before he finally succumbed nearly...

Israel shell fire brings Gaza deaths above 800 - medics

Israeli shell fire on a house in Gaza killed one person Friday, bringing the total death toll to more than 800 Palestinians after one of...

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...

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 sanctions threatened by arms deals with Russia

Revelations about not just French but British arms deals with Russia are undercutting attempts by the European Union to impose economic sanctions and put pressure...

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 Ukraine and Pro‑Russian...

 

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Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: A key ruling during the Watergate scandal; Nixon and Khrushchev hold a 'kitchen debate' during the Cold War; Brigham...

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Thursday, July 24th: A UN school in the Gaza Strip is hit: A plane disappears over Mali; A new campaign...

ShowBiz Minute: Comic-Con, Spider-Man, Batman

Comic‑Con festival kicks off in San Diego; 'Sinister Six' spinoff to come next for Spider‑Man; Batman turns 75. (July 24)...

 

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Fanboys and girls grapple with change as Comic-Con under way

Captain America is now black, Thor becomes a woman, and comic character Archie Andrews is shot and killed while saving his gay friend....

First look at 'Fifty Shades'

Universal Pictures releases the first official trailer for the big screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey." Rough cut (no reporter narration)....

'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album

The past week for "Weird Al" Yankovic has been a little weird by the standards of the curly‑haired, accordion‑playing, oddball master of pop music parody....

It's 45 candles for Jennifer Lopez

The entertainer celebrates her birthday on July 24. Alicia Powell reports....

 

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Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — A family feud at a New England grocery store chain has sparked a workers' revolt. For the past week, about...

Amazon loss much more than feared

Shares of Amazon slipped after hours, following the online retail giant's quarterly results, which showed a bigger‑than‑expected loss of $0.27 a share, while sales jumped...

Nortel Networks to pay US bondholders up to $1 billion in interest

Nortel Networks Inc, the U. S. unit of defunct Canadian telecom company Nortel Networks Corp, has agreed to pay up to about $1 billion in...

Argentine debt mediator says time running short for deal

Less than a week before Argentina could default on its sovereign bonds, the government and holdout creditors have yet to meet face‑to‑face despite an urgent...

Army War College probes plagiarism claims against Montana senator

The U. S. Army War College has opened an inquiry into accusations that Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat now facing a tough election challenge,...

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 subsidies...

Israel shell fire brings Gaza deaths above 800 - medics

Israeli shell fire on a house in Gaza killed one person Friday, bringing the total death toll to more than 800 Palestinians after one of...

Cost for newest ship will decline: Navy secretary

Operating costs for the U. S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday....

 

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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...

The most mentioned brand in 'Sex & the City' is... Vogue

During their six years on the small screen, Carrie Bradshaw and her friends entertained us while educating us in the ways of urban fashion and...

Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

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

Sniffing out a partner at a pheromone party

In a bar in trendy east London, dozens of people mill about, sniffing from plastic bags. But there are no drugs inside -- just slightly...

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...

Hermes names new womenswear designer

PARIS (AP) — French luxury powerhouse Hermes has named Nadege Vanhee‑Cybulski as their new womenswear designer. The low‑profile, 36-year‑old French designer will replace Christophe Lemaire,...

Arizona killer was given two doses of drugs in drawn-out execution

Arizona executioners had to administer at least two full doses of a two‑drug lethal injection cocktail to a convicted killer before he finally succumbed nearly...

Owner of sunken South Korean ferry's death remains a mystery

South Korea's state‑run forensic lab said Friday it has failed to find out how a fugitive billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster died....

Deliberations in Ventura trial to enter Day 4

The trial in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit will enter its fourth day of deliberations Friday....

Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt say they will appeal

Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt last month for up to ten years on charges of aiding a terrorist organization will appeal their convictions,...

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...

US judge 'troubled' by Apple $450 million e-books deal

A US judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e‑book prices,...

China Telecom says will sell Xbox One from September

China Telecom Corp Ltd will start selling Microsoft Corp's Xbox One gaming console in China from September through an exclusive contract, the country's third‑largest telecommunications...

LG Electronics profit surges 165%

LG Electronics posted a 165 percent surge in second‑quarter net profit Thursday from a year ago, on solid TV sales and a dramatic turnaround in...

Gillnet fishing halted off California to protect endangered turtles

Fresh‑caught swordfish will be off the menu in California restaurants for at least the next month, due to a federally imposed temporary ban on drift...

Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug 'clinic' prescribes torture

Hashish addict Noor Rehman has spent three years chained to a concrete slab covered by insects....

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilization back...

Fukushima monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'

Monkeys near the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than cousins living further away, possibly because of radiation exposure, a study...

 

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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...

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 Hamas‑ruled Gaza Strip....

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, according to a...

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...

'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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Isner survives scare to reach Atlanta quarters

Top seed and defending champion John Isner saved two match points en route to a three‑set victory over Robby Ginepri on Thursday to reach the...

Putnam, Petrovic share Canadian Open lead

Michael Putnam and Tim Petrovic shared the first‑round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny conditions at rain‑softened Royal Montreal....

Geale prepared for world title bout against Golovkin in New York

Daniel Geale believes unbeaten rival Gennady Golovkin is taking victory for granted in Sunday's world title bout in New York....

No more 'cut-throat' grand tours, says Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins is turning his back on "cut‑throat" road racing and has ruled out competing in any more grand tours, the 2012 Tour de France...

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)...

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...

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...

Sniffing out a partner at a pheromone party

In a bar in trendy east London, dozens of people mill about, sniffing from plastic bags. But there are no drugs inside -- just slightly...