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Court flips US state's ban on same-sex marriage

A federal appeals court Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same‑sex marriage, in a landmark victory for the gay rights movement in the United...

Blackbox reveals 'massive explosive decompression' downed MH17

KIEV Ukraine (Reuters) - Analysis of the black box flight recorders from a downed Malaysian airliner...

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...

Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime': UN

The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed...

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)

Rebels claim Kiev now controls part of MH17 site

Ukraine's army on Monday seized control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, insurgents said, as the United Nations...

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...

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...

 

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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 Monday, July 28th: The Obama administration pushes back on Israeli criticism of Kerry; The worst outbreak of ebola in Africa; VA Governor McDonnell starts trial; The Cosplay...

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Outbreak of World War One; Troops disperse 'Bonus Army' marchers; A U. S. Army bomber crashes into the Empire State Building; Former first lady Jacqueline...

 

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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...

Was that Harry Potter at Comic-Con?

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, in San Diego last weekend to promote his new film "Horns," donned a Spider‑Man suit to anonymously visit the...

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...

BBC rapped over latest Top Gear 'racial' slur

Britain's broadcasting watchdog criticised the BBC on Monday after Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of motoring programme Top Gear, used an "offensive...

 

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Stocks pause as traders await key economic news

After dawdling between small gains and losses in a slow day of summer trading, the stock market ended little changed on Monday.

US services sector activity accelerates in July

NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) - Activity in the U. S. services sector held at its highest level in 4-1/2 years in July, though readings for new business and...

France wages 'peach war' on Spanish imports

France is stepping up cargo checks on trucks carrying fruit over the border from Spain in what is increasingly looking like a "peach war" between...

DC asks for stay of order that struck down gun ban

Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home.

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...

Britain cuts EU migrants' access to welfare payments

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday set out new welfare rules to cut European migrants' access to social security payments, marking the...

 

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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 study out Monday.

Silent retreats: Tradition finds 21st century fans

A very pregnant Juliana Berger took a five‑day trip with her husband and didn't speak to him once. They weren't fighting. They were...

Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his...

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...

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.

US voices concern for teen held in Israeli jail

The United States on Monday urged Israel to expedite the case of a 15-year‑old American citizen held for three weeks on charges of...

Egypt slams 'excessive' Israeli force against Gaza civilians

Egypt on Monday condemned Israel for using what it said was "excessive force" against civilians in the Gaza Strip. It also urged Israel and...

Audit reveals US weapons for Afghans may end up with Taliban

Washington and Kabul have failed to keep track of hundreds of thousands of weapons provided to Afghanistan, raising the risk that some could end up in the...

Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

Bloodshed in and around Gaza surged Monday with a strike killing eight Palestinian children and a mortar shell leaving dead four in Israel, shattering...

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,...

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

In a well‑lit office with red window frames in downtown Bucharest, Romania's first bitcoin ATM attracts many who until it opened in May had to...

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...

Amazon credit card reader coming

Just like PayPal and Square, the online retailer is planning to launch a device that plugs into smartphones and tablets so that they can be used to...

NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man‑made vehicle to reach another celestial body.

German scientist starts four-week swim down Rhine river

A German chemistry professor started on Monday a gruelling four‑week solo swim down the Rhine river for the benefit of science and the environment.

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 study out Monday.

Scientists say fistbump better than shake

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found. The study...

 

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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 when...

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...

 

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Heavyweight trio say Langer, 56, merits Ryder consideration

Heavyweight trio say Langer, 56, merits Ryder consideration

Nigeria's Okagbare wins women's 100m

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare won women's 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

ICC investigating Ali's Gaza wristbands

England cricketer Moeen Ali risked disciplinary action after the International Cricket Council (ICC) said they were "investigating" his decision...

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...