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South Korea ferry survivors used fire hoses to escape sinking vessel

Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testified Tuesday how passengers, abandoned by the crew, improvised means of escape, using fire hoses to pull people...

US girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

SARASOTA, Florida (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year‑old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane...

Russia violated missile treaty: US

The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground‑launched cruise missile, a senior US official said late...

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...

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, solemnly...

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 investigators trying to determine the cause of the crash....

 

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AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Tuesday, July 29th: Two Israeli tank shells hit fuel tank of Gaza's only power plant; Wildfire near Yosemite five percent...

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Britain's Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer; Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini born; President Dwight Eisenhower signs an act...

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 family to Microsoft's Steve Ballmer. John Russell reports....

 

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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...

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 tender age of 12....

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 patriotism...

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...

 

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NY Times quarterly revenue falls on lower print ad sales

(Reuters) - New York Times Co reported a slight drop in second‑quarter revenue as print advertising sales fell 6.6 percent, and the company said it...

Spain raises 2014 growth forecast

Spain's government on Tuesday raised its growth forecasts for this year and next as the country pulls away from economic crisis, and said it hopes...

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...

Puma profit hit by strong euro, taxes

Puma, the German maker of sportswear and equipment, said on Tuesday that its sales and profit dropped in the second quarter due to currency pressures...

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. Mary Landrieu and Mark Warner...

Ex-Catalan chief stripped of titles in Spain tax scandal

MADRID (Reuters) - One of the most prominent political figures of democratic Spain will be stripped of honorary privileges after he said he hid a...

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...

EU raises emergency aid for Syria by $235 million

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it is increasing its Syria aid by 175 million euros ($235 million) to help those most affected by...

 

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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....

London's famed 'Gherkin' on sale for $1.1 billion

London's landmark "Gherkin" office tower, one of the landmarks on the British capital's skyline, went on sale for about £650 million ($1.1 billion, 820 million...

Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers

It's a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers....

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...

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 tender age of 12....

US girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

SARASOTA, Florida (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year‑old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane...

Inquiry finds 'indications' of organ harvesting in Kosovo conflict

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An EU‑led inquiry found "compelling indications" that Kosovo Albanian guerrillas extracted body organs from Serb captives during the 1998-99 war and sold...

Two arraigned, denied bail in deadly Philadelphia carjacking

Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have...

Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo

Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub‑species that numbers only about 700...

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 after Facebook Inc...

Apple unveils updated MacBook Pro notebooks

As anticipated, the iPhone maker has boosted both the memory and processing power of its professional laptop range and has also cut the price of...

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, bobble head toys and other items from third‑party sellers using...

Canada says China tried to hack into key computer system

OTTAWA (Reuters) - High‑level Chinese hackers recently tried to break into a key Canadian computer system, forcing Ottawa to isolate it from the main government...

Wildlife volunteer pleads in deaths of 300 animals

A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges....

Great apes face extinction: conservationist Jane Goodall

The world's great apes face extinction within decades, renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall warned Tuesday, in a call to arms to ensure man's closest relatives...

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....

Japan wraps up Pacific whale hunt

Japan announced Tuesday that it had wrapped up a whale hunt in the Pacific, the second campaign since the UN's top court ordered Tokyo to...

 

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Passengers stuck in Hawaii for three nights get cash

A group of Air New Zealand passengers has been stranded for three nights after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems....

Old Beijing gets a new lease of life

A Guangzhou‑born businesswoman has stumbled on a vast network of underground tunnels in a historic part of Beijing still in tact....

Britons seen abroad as boozy with bad diets

Young foreigners are drawn to Britain by its rich culture and good manners but are put off by its weather and passion for binge‑drinking and...

Eurostar to launch London-Marseille service

High‑speed cross‑Channel train operator Eurostar said Tuesday it will launch direct services from London to the southern French port city of Marseille from May 1...

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...

 

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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....

Moeen banned from wearing political messages

England allrounder Moeen Ali was banned from displaying political messages on the field by the International Cricket Council, after wearing wristbands supporting Palestinians during the...

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...

Nigerian weightlifter in doping shock at Commonwealth Games

Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test taken after she won gold...

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 Catsup" was not an option....

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...

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 dangerous...