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One dead after lightning affects 14 in California

A 20-year‑old man died after lightning struck or shook up 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner's official said...

Liberia shuts border crossings to curb Ebola spreading

Liberia shuts border crossings, restricts gatherings to curb Ebola spreading

Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes

Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to...

Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect...

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...

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...

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....

Students to give evidence in South Korea ferry trial

South Korean students, who survived the Sewol ferry disaster, arrive at a local court to testify against 15 crew members facing charges ranging from...

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.

 

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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

No show for North Korean defector artist in China

An art exhibition in China by a North Korean defector has been cancelled, gallery staff said Monday, with reports saying the show had been dismantled on...

 

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It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to...

In Ukraine's east, Soviet-style economy withers under onslaught

DONETSK/KIEV (Reuters) - After pro‑Russian rebels took 720 kg of explosives, 360 detonators and...

Pfizer's need for deal looms larger with earnings report

Pfizer Inc's vulnerability to cheaper generics and its weak roster of experimental medicines will be on display Tuesday when the company reports...

Ireland to give green light for hedge funds to lend

Ireland to give green light for hedge funds to lend

Former Virginia governor's corruption trial begins

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond....

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...

Cambodia opposition leader endorsed, ends year-long stalemate

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's parliament endorsed opposition leader Sam Rainsy as a lawmaker...

After six weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

House and Senate negotiators have finally agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and...

 

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Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting two

An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.

Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril

The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal...

Shave ice vendor defies town's new ban on peddlers

A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the...

One dead after lightning affects 14 in California

A 20-year‑old man died after lightning struck or shook up 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner's official said...

Smashing the glass ceiling at a Paris 'palace' hotel

As new chief concierge at a top "palace" hotel in Paris, Sonia Papet is part of a tiny elite of women who have entered the traditionally male...

Police investigate deaths of family of five in Maine

The state medical examiner plans to conduct autopsies on the bodies of five family members found shot to death in an apartment in southern Maine.

Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Officials in rebellion‑wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in...

Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash

Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al‑Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17...

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U. S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology...

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 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...

Chinese portal Sohu reports $45 million loss

Sohu.com Inc., operator of a popular Chinese Internet portal, says it lost $45 million in the latest quarter while revenue rose 18 percent to $400 million.

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's...

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

US CEO of food group at heart of McDonald's food scandal to brief media

U. S. food group CEO to brief media as McDonald's feels pinch in China food scandal

South Korea detects second foot-and-mouth case

South Korea on Monday reported its second case of foot‑and‑mouth disease in less than a week, triggering fearful memories of a devastating 2011...

 

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Smashing the glass ceiling at a Paris 'palace' hotel

As new chief concierge at a top "palace" hotel in Paris, Sonia Papet is part of a tiny elite of women who have entered the traditionally male...

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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Obama plays golf with ESPN hosts

President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with the hosts of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption."

South Africa lose opener on rain hit final day

South Africa lost opener Dean Elgar before heavy rain stopped play on the fifth and final day of the series‑deciding second Test against Sri Lanka on...

Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan

A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to an ardent New York Yankees fan.

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...

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...