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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, but a second...

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 accuse of downing...

Oregon recreational pot initiative qualifies for November ballot

(Reuters) - An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot, the state said on its...

Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17

International monitors on Tuesday said body parts still lay scattered at eastern Ukraine's unsecured crash site of downed flight MH17, as Dutch experts said 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 President Barack...

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 MH17 tragedy, are dangerously fragmented....

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 money and find companionship....

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Tuesday, July 22nd: Israel airport scare; Malaysia Airlines victims remains; Affordable Care Act ruling; American agave plant....

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...

 

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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...

US agency accidently tweets about Kardashian

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an...

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...

Freida Pinto speaks at girls' rights summit in UK

LONDON (AP) — Actress Freida Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame has joined forces with girls' rights campaigners in calling for an end to the practice...

 

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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...

Apple revenue lags Street forecasts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc posted a smaller‑than‑expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, after selling 35.2 million iPhones in an increasingly...

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 subsidies...

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...

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 Care Act to opt out...

 

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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 Bonham‑Carter exchanged...

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 with the...

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 money and find companionship....

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, newspapers reported...

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 stepped up efforts to discourage homeless people from sleeping in...

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...

Frenchman jailed for 15 years for Bali drug smuggling

An Indonesian court jailed a Frenchman for 15 years Wednesday for smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali....

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...

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...

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....

Oregon recreational pot initiative qualifies for November ballot

(Reuters) - An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot, the state said on its...

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 lopsided...

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...

China 'seals off' city after man dies of bubonic plague

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media...

 

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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...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

Finding elephants and fancy food on Namibia safari

TORRA CONSERVANCY, Namibia (AP) — Before setting out on a game drive across ruggedly beautiful northwest Namibia, we told the safari camp managers we were...

 

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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 in California under a law signed on Monday by Democratic Governor...

Philadelphia Eagles player arrested in shoving of Arizona officer

A Philadelphia Eagles football player was arrested in Arizona on suspicion of felony aggravated assault for allegedly pushing a police officer probing a bar fight,...

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...

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 refusing...

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 paint or broken windows....

World snail racing champ crowned

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