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Some in CIA 'torture' report denied chance to read it

About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade‑old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would...

More than 15,000 Russian troops along Ukraine border - US envoy

Russia has now amassed around 15,000 troops along the border with Ukraine, the U. S. ambassador to NATO said on Friday, offering a higher figure...

Smackdown! Former WWE champ nabs suspected burglar in US

A hapless burglar in Arizona learned a hard lesson when he broke into the Phoenix home of former World Wrestling Entertainment heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan,...

Neymar's brain 'on auto-pilot' when dribbling past defenders - 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 if on...

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...

Australia pressing Ukraine for deal to secure MH17 crash site

Australia is still working for an agreement with Ukraine to allow an international police force into the country to help secure the crash site of...

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...

 

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Here's the latest news for Friday, July 25th: Israelis reject UN‑US ceasefire; Air Algeire black box recovered from wreckage; VA governor visits tornado site; a...

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: President Harry Truman orders desegregation of U. S. Military; Cuba's Fidel Castro attacks Moncada barracks; Argentina's Eva Peron dies;...

ShowBiz Minute: LaBeouf, Bon Jovi, Martin

Shia LaBeouf due back in court September 10th; Jon Bon Jovi to receive Philadelphia's Marion Anderson award; Ricky Martin joins 'The Voice.. Mexico' (July 25)...

 

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Review: 'Hercules' is schlocky but entertaining

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You'll have to say one thing for Brett Ratner's production of "Hercules": This movie has a sense of proportion. Running just...

Sandra Bullock turns 50

Sandra Bullock will turn the big 5-0 on July 26th. Bob Mezan reports....

James Earl Jones back on Broadway in 'You Can't Take It With You'

Double Tony‑winner James Earl Jones returns to the New York stage next month as an eccentric grandfather in a revival of the 1930s comedy romance...

Harmon: 'Community' online won't be too different

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Just because "Community" is going online to Yahoo doesn't mean it's in for a lot of changes. In fact, creator Dan...

 

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Wall St Week Ahead: Even modest GDP bounce may support market

Even if data next week shows a mediocre rebound in U. S. economic growth, that might be enough to keep the stock market aloft at...

Top 1% control a third of China's wealth - report

The top one percent of households in Communist‑ruled China control more than one third of the country's wealth, while the bottom 25 percent control just...

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where...

Exxon eyes expanding Texas refinery into biggest in US - sources

Exxon Mobil Corp is considering a multibillion‑dollar plan to expand its Beaumont, Texas, refinery into the country's largest, the first major refining investment of the...

Some in CIA 'torture' report denied chance to read it

About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade‑old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would...

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...

Italy's Renzi runs into trouble on key reform

Italy's energetic Premier Matteo Renzi has staked his reputation at home and abroad on an ambitious reform agenda, but he may have underestimated how difficult...

White House: Putin, Russia are 'culpable' in Ukraine plane crash

The White House said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was "culpable" in the downing of a Malaysian plane over a the war zone...

 

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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...

'Cosplay' fans flock to Hong Kong games fair

Fans dressed as Transformers, Iron Man and Jedi knights are among thousands at the first day of Hong Kong's comic and games expo. Duration: 00:35...

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....

Colombia Fashion Week concludes in Medellin

Colombia’s Fashion Week concluded Thursday night in Medellin with better results than in 2013: 23% more business than last year. Duration: 00:53...

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...

Britney Spears launches line of intimates and loungewear

The 32-year‑old popstar is partnering with Danish lingerie label Change on a new line of intimates set to launch September 3 in New York City,...

Wildfire managers tap military for aid in US West

Wildfire managers have turned to the U. S. Department of Defense for immediate access to two military C-130 aircraft retrofitted to carry retardant, boosting their...

Israeli shells kill 18 Gazans of a single family - health ministry

Israeli tank shelling killed 18 Palestinians from a single family in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, the Gaza health ministry said, shortly before a...

Some in CIA 'torture' report denied chance to read it

About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade‑old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would...

Gaza 12-hour humanitarian truce begins

A 12-hour ceasefire entered into force between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip at 0500 GMT on Saturday, the 19th day of a conflict...

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 employees, the company acknowledged...

Apple set to cash in on mobile payments: report

The iPhone maker is reportedly in negotiations with a number of companies in the payments industry and could launch a new mobile payment or smart...

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...

Consumers choosing phablets over tablets

Demand for iPads in particular is cooling but that doesn't mean that tablets are going out of fashion, and sales are expected to continue to...

Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

Nearly a quarter‑century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast‑food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could...

Neymar's brain 'on auto-pilot' when dribbling past defenders - 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 if on...

Groundwater levels drop in south-western US in ongoing drought

Underground stores of water in the southwestern United States have receded dramatically amid ongoing drought that has parched states from Oklahoma to the Pacific Coast...

South Sudan food crisis worst in the world - UN

South Sudan's food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council said Friday as it called for urgent funding to step...

 

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Five free things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln may be famous for Husker football, but Nebraska's capital city also welcomes visitors with free attractions for history buffs and...

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...

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...

Richard III's car park burial site opens to public

Visitors will be able to look down from a glass walkway on the grave of King Richard III when a new centre opens in 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, according to a...

Europe's highest train turns 80 in French Pyrenees

Europe's highest train, the little train of Artouste in the French Pyrenees, celebrates its 80th birthday. Duration: 01:05...

 

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Top-seeded Isner reaches Atlanta Open semis

Defending champion John Isner overcame a slow start Friday to advance to the Atlanta Open semifinals, beating Australia's Marinko Matosevic 7-6 (8), 6-4....

Azerbaijan to make F1 debut in 2016

Formula One teams have welcomed the announcement of a grand prix in Azerbaijan in 2016, following Russia's debut later this year, but warned on Friday...

Lakers close to naming Scott as coach: reports

Three months after coach Mike D'Antoni resigned, the struggling Los Angeles Lakers are expected to offer former player Byron Scott the job, multiple media outlets...

Whirlwind Wright helps Sussex to world record run chase

England limited‑overs international Luke Wright smashed 153 not out in 66 balls as Sussex achieved a world record Twenty20 run chase by reaching a target...

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)...

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....

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...

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...