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US House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

Republicans in the U. S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he...

Securing MH17 site a 'dangerous tightrope act': experts

Sending Western forces to secure the MH17 crash site in rebel‑held Ukraine and protect investigators will be a perilous balancing act involving...

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 fire with his...

Three Palestinians killed in West Bank violence: Medics

Three Palestinians were killed in the occupied West Bank on Friday in shootings involving both Israeli forces and a civilian who appeared to be a Jewish...

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...

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 victims unrecovered as Australians, Dutch ready mission

A strip of white bandage on a stick in a sunflower field marked the spot where the remains of one of the 298 victims of downed Malaysian flight MH17 lay in...

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...

 

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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 Young and Mormon followers arrive in...

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Andrea Doria begins to sink after a collision in the North Atlantic; An Air France Concorde crashes outside Paris; First 'test‑tube' baby born; Golfer Ben...

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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Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd

For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.

Japanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla'

Japanese fans want it known: The radiation‑breathing, skyscraper‑stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60...

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.

Tommy Lee Jones to co-star with Kevin Costner in 'Criminal'

According to Variety, Tommy Lee Jones will play a doctor in the sci‑fi spy thriller directed by Ariel Vromen ("The Iceman").

 

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Wall St closes down with Amazon, Visa

Stocks closed lower on Friday in a broad consumer discretionary‑led selloff after Visa and Amazon.com, a pair of closely watched bellwether names,...

German business '100 percent behind sanctions' if Putin doesn't help

A German business leader who has previously warned against economic sanctions on Russia has come out in...

London gold fix company appoints committee to oversee benchmark

The company operating the gold price 'fix' has appointed a supervisory committee to oversee...

UK economy grows to surpass pre-crisis peak

Britain's economy has grown to surpass the peak it reached in 2008, before the global banking crisis caused a deep recession, official figures showed...

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...

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...

White House aide: Republicans might try for Obama impeachment

A top White House adviser said on Friday Republicans might try to impeach President Barack Obama over...

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 by 45...

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 consumerism....

Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

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

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 smelly...

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,...

California dolls were meant to spread cheer, not chill

They sent a creepy feeling through several Southern California families, but authorities say the person who left porcelain dolls on doorsteps didn't...

Shellshocked ex-rebel Ukraine city uncovers mass grave

Three hours after the digging began, a piece of white sackcloth was seen in the soil. A few minutes later, four bodies were being recovered from the hole....

Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

An 80-year‑old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the...

First images emerge of Air Algerie crash site

The first images of the Air Algerie crash site in Mali emerged Friday, showing a stark terrain littered with bits of a plane that appears to have been...

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 IDC...

Lenovo reveals Google glass competitor

Displaying its smart glasses for the first time in prototype form in its native China on Thursday, the company is hoping to attract developers' and...

Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's...

Neymar's brain on auto-pilot: Japan neurologists

Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as...

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it.

Japan volcanic isle smouldering and growing

A volcanic island off Japan's southern coast continues to smoulder with lava flowing from its craters into the sea, new aerial images showed Friday....

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...

Battling stigma against HIV AIDS in China

An NGO in a Chinese coastal city braves a public backlash to allow a space for HIV testing.

 

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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,...

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...

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...

 

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Scherzer leads Tigers to 6-4 win over Angels

Detroit's Max Scherzer became the third American League pitcher to reach a dozen wins this season by leading the Tigers to a 6-4 win at the Los...

Wales hurdler Rhys Williams out after positive dope test

Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams, son of 1970s Wales and British Lion rugby icon 'JJ', has been withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games after...

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...

Australia breaks world record at Commonwealth Games

Australia's swimmers buried their 2012 Olympics flop by claiming two world records on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games which brought only...

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 beach...

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 smelly...