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Obama speaks to Netanyahu, stresses need for 'immediate' ceasefire

US President Barack Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, and stressed the...

Israeli army confirms it fired into UN Gaza refuge

The Israeli army on Sunday confirmed firing a mortar round into a Gaza UN shelter where 15 people died on Thursday, but denied killing anyone at the site.

California wildfire spurs evacuation of 700 homes

A rapidly spreading wildfire in Northern California forced the evacuation of about 700 homes Saturday as it raced through Sierra Nevada foothills turned...

Boko Haram militants seize Cameroon vice PM's wife

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon's Far North Region near Nigeria, on Sunday and seized several people...

Family of MH17 victim pay respects at crash site

The parents of a woman who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 traveled from Australia to visit the crash site in eastern Ukraine. (July 26)

Malaysia and Ukraine rebels reach agreement on crash site access

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister said on Sunday that an agreement had been...

EU working 'swiftly' on tougher Russia sanctions

The European Union is making swift progress on adopting much tougher economic sector sanctions against Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, officials...

First MH17 victim identified, grieving relatives visit site

Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster, the Dutch government said, as grieving relatives defied safety...

 

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Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

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

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Sunday, July 27th: Hamas and Israel resume attacks; Costa Concordia moored in Genoa; Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour De France; Sea turtles hatch in Florida Keys.

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: An armistice ends the Korean War; A House panel votes to impeach President Richard Nixon; A pipe bomb explodes at the Atlanta Olympics; The deposed Shah of Iran and...

 

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Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

During a Sunday panel for his Fox show "The Following," a fan brought up the pop culture game known as "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,"...

Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston

Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston

Aretha Franklin slams server's D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a New York server who showed D‑I-S‑R-E‑S-P‑E-C‑T by telling the Queen of Soul she...

"Lucy" beats "Ape" at box office

Scarlett Johansson's sci‑fi thriller "Lucy", directed by Luc Besson, set to win the weekend box office as "Dawn of the Planet of...

 

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Sankaty to buy JPMorgan debt portfolio for $1 billion

Sankaty to buy JPMorgan debt portfolio for $1 billion - FT

Ireland to give green light for hedge funds to lend

Ireland to give green light for hedge funds to lend

Nissan recalls more than 226,000 cars over faulty airbags

Japanese carmaker Nissan said Saturday it was recalling 226,326 additional vehicles in the United States due to faulty airbags.

Gold lifts one per cent

Gold prices have rebounded as investors step in to scoop up the metal amid conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.

Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House...

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...

Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U. S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul...

 

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At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

NEW YORK (AP) — Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it's been as he marks the 60th...

Pool, phones, yoga: world intrudes on Amish now home in Ohio after prison

Amish farmer Raymond Miller developed a taste for Mountain Dew soda, got his GED, and wonders if he...

Fashionable 1950s elegance celebrated in Paris exhibit

Cinched at the waist, with soft rounded shoulders and a swirling skirt, Christian Dior's famous "Bonbon" dress today appears the epitome of...

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...

DR Congo's insect cuisine: nutritious and delicious

In Kinshasa's Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion -- from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy...

Gary, Indiana, begins knocking down eyesore high-rise hotel

The demolition of the tallest, ugliest building in Gary, Indiana - an abandoned 14-story hotel which has been a prominent symbol of decay in this troubled...

Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty of the war

Jalila Ayyad's widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air strike that...

California wildfire spurs evacuation of 700 homes

A rapidly spreading wildfire in Northern California forced the evacuation of about 700 homes Saturday as it raced through Sierra Nevada foothills turned...

Jobless families occupy homes in Spanish tourist town

Unable to pay her mortgage, Manoli Herrera turned over her flat to the bank and moved into one of six abandoned buildings occupied by other jobless...

Apple admits iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc...

Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

Thirty university and college professors say government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

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...

Mobile tech reshaping the health sector

Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it's also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor.

Hepatitis E found in donor blood call for EU screening

One in almost 3,000 blood donors in England carry the hepatitis E virus (HEV) which can cause liver disease, said a study Monday that sparked a call for...

US doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

An aid organization says a U. S. doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.

Fracking in UK national parks allowed in 'exceptional circumstances'

Fracking will be allowed in British national parks in "exceptional circumstances", according...

 

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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...

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...

Google Street View takes visitors to Dollywood theme park

After Disneyland Paris and Legoland California, country crooner Dolly Parton’s theme park Dollywood has become the latest tourist attraction to be...

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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Braves trio lead stellar class into Hall of Fame

Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who helped the Atlanta Braves win 14 straight division titles, led a stellar 2014 class into the Baseball Hall of...

Rejuvenated Carter back for All Blacks

A rejuvenated Dan Carter is back in the All Blacks as one of three additions to their squad named Monday for the Rugby Championship, which starts next...

Isner downs Sela to retain Atlanta ATP crown

Top‑seeded John Isner won his second straight Atlanta ATP title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over unseeded Israeli Dudi Sela.

AP PHOTOS: Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali, a 29-year‑old Sicilian who calls himself "a flag‑bearer of anti‑doping," won the Tour de France on Sunday, the...

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 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...

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...

Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the...