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Crews make headway against destructive wildfire

Crews make headway against destructive Northern California wildfire

Gaza death toll passes 1200 amid latest talk of truce

The Palestine Liberation Organisation expressed readiness for a Gaza truce and Washington said Israel had sought help Tuesday in calming a 22-day conflict...

US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

The Obama administration's claim that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year‑old accord in question.

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...

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...

East Ukraine rebels deny threat to ban OSCE from crash site

Rebels in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday denied they had threatened to ban the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from the crash site...

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,...

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.

 

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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...

 

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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...

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...

 

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Icahn cuts stake in Family Dollar

Activist investor Carl Icahn cut his stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc, a day after the company agreed to be bought by rival discount chain Dollar Tree Inc...

Court orders Russia to pay $50b for seizing Yukos assets

An international arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion (£29.44 billion) for expropriating the assets of Yukos, the...

Ex-Im internal watchdog finds no proof of systemic corruption

There is currently no evidence of widespread fraud within the U. S. Export‑Import Bank, its...

VW set to overtake Toyota as global auto leader

Volkswagen is poised to overtake Toyota Motor Corp as the global leader in vehicle sales, with a rapid expansion drive in China - the world's biggest...

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...

Gaza death toll passes 1200 amid latest talk of truce

The Palestine Liberation Organisation expressed readiness for a Gaza truce and Washington said Israel had sought help Tuesday in calming a 22-day conflict...

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....

Turkish court arrests 11 more police in wiretap probe - lawyer

A Turkish court ordered that 11 more police officers be kept in custody pending trial over accusations...

 

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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...

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...

Man arrested in stabbing death of LA Clippers player's aunt

Police in California have arrested a man wanted for the fatal stabbing of the aunt of a Los Angeles Clippers player in a crime that drew national attention...

Court to start genocide trial of top Khmer Rouge leaders

Cambodia's UN‑backed Khmer Rouge court was Wednesday set to begin a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of...

Seattle Jewish group calls for NRA lobbyist to quit over Holocaust remark

Jewish leaders in Washington state called on Tuesday for the resignation of a National Rifle...

At least 20 dead, dozens missing in shipwreck off Libya

More than 20 migrants have died and dozens are missing after their makeshift boat sank off the Libyan coast, the navy said late Tuesday.

Smartphone app promises medical pot delivery

Startup Eaze on Tuesday released a smartphone application promising prompt, professional delivery of medical marijuana at the doors of patients in San...

India's Bharti reports 61% profit jump

India's top mobile phone firm, Bharti Airtel, on Tuesday reported a nearly 61 percent jump in quarterly profit from a year earlier, helped by easing...

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...

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.

Paris suffering rat problem at tourist sites

On a summer's day in central Paris, hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the city's Tuileries garden.

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....

Goodall warns great apes face extinction

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...

 

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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 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...

 

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Defense the key for Lakers rebuild, says new coach Scott

With three Los Angeles Lakers greats looking on, newly appointed head coach Byron Scott pledged Tuesday to make defense his top priority as he bids to...

Record-equalling England make it a Proud night in pool

Benjamin Proud said he had surpassed his wildest dreams after landing a second win to guide England to a record‑equalling gold tally as the swimming...

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.

Nigerian teenage gold medallist Amalaha fails drugs test

Nigeria teenager Chika Amalaha, at 16 the youngest female weightlifter to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal, has failed a doping test, the Commonwealth...

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...