NEWS.NET
NEWS.NET

World News

Partly Cloudy 76° 55° Today

 

Advertisement

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...

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions...

Iraq gets US to seize $100 million Kurdish oil cargo off Texas

Iraq scrambled to gain control of a cargo of Kurdish oil worth $100 million off the Texas coast on...

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading virologist who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials...

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...

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,...

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...

 

Advertisement

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Tuesday, July 29th: John Kerry talks tough with Russia; Airstrikes kill Hamas leader; Girl dies after being hit by a small plane; Groundskeepers combat a rat infestation at...

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 creating NASA;...

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...

 

Advertisement

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...

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...

Linda Ronstadt receives National Medal of Arts

President Obama awards National Medal of Arts to singer Linda Ronstadt at White House ceremony.

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 the face...

 

Advertisement

UBS facing over $600 million in claims over Puerto Rico funds

UBS AG is facing claims of more than $600 million from clients who say the bank is responsible for...

Shares just below all-time highs, dollar moves higher

World share markets hovered just below all‑time highs on Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from a rally in China, while Russian stocks enjoyed...

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...

US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal

US officials pledged Tuesday that any deal struck with Iran would include a strict monitoring regime to thwart any bid by Iranian leaders to covertly try...

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions...

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....

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule, scores killed

Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a three‑week‑old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's...

 

Advertisement

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...

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 study out Monday.

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...

More than 100 child migrants given asylum in 2014: US

Just 108 of the thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the US border have been granted asylum in 2014, in a process that often takes more...

Dozens killed in terror attack in China's Xinjiang: Xinhua

Chinese police shot dead dozens belonging to a knife‑wielding terror gang in Xinjiang, state media said Tuesday, in the latest bout of violence to...

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...

Gruesome Islamic State video threatens Iraqi soldiers

The brutal al Qaeda spin‑off in Iraq known as Islamic State, has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers they risk being rounded up en masse and...

Twitter's user growth beats targets, shares skyrocket

Twitter Inc's monthly active users rose a better‑than‑expected 24 percent in the second quarter as the online messaging service mostly...

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 its one...

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...

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...

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.

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading virologist who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials...

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. S....

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...

 

Advertisement

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 lousy...

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...

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 when...

 

Advertisement

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...

Puma says World Cup sales beat its expectations

German sportswear firm Puma said sales of World Cup football boots and national team shirts beat its expectations as it reported second‑quarter...

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...

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...

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...

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...