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US House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

Republicans in the U. S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped...

Pressure for Gaza truce mounts after Israel UN refuge shelling

Signs of renewed efforts for a Gaza ceasefire were evident on Friday as the death toll continued to climb after Israel shelled a UN shelter...

Police: Doctor who shot gunman 'saved lives'

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning...

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday, in the...

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...

MH17 sanctions threatened by arms deals with Russia

Revelations about not just French but British arms deals with Russia are undercutting attempts by the European Union to impose economic sanctions and put pressure...

Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands

Two military transport planes carrying victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the Netherlands, while fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine and Pro‑Russian...

 

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Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: A key ruling during the Watergate scandal; Nixon and Khrushchev hold a 'kitchen debate' during the Cold War; Brigham...

At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school

Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U. N.-run school, killing at least 15 people. Jillian Kitchener reports....

ShowBiz Minute: Comic-Con, Spider-Man, Batman

Comic‑Con festival kicks off in San Diego; 'Sinister Six' spinoff to come next for Spider‑Man; Batman turns 75. (July 24)...

 

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Fanboys and girls grapple with change as Comic-Con under way

Captain America is now black, Thor becomes a woman, and comic character Archie Andrews is shot and killed while saving his gay friend....

Japanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla'

Japanese fans want it known: The radiation‑breathing, skyscraper‑stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago....

'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album

The past week for "Weird Al" Yankovic has been a little weird by the standards of the curly‑haired, accordion‑playing, oddball master of pop music parody....

Tommy Lee Jones to co-star with Kevin Costner in 'Criminal'

According to Variety, Tommy Lee Jones will play a doctor in the sci‑fi spy thriller directed by Ariel Vromen ("The Iceman")....

 

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London gold fix company appoints committee to oversee benchmark

The company operating the gold price 'fix' has appointed a supervisory committee to oversee the century‑old system of benchmarking gold prices ahead of the implementation...

German business '100 percent behind sanctions' if Putin doesn't help

A German business leader who has previously warned against economic sanctions on Russia has come out in support of tougher action if President Vladimir Putin...

Murdoch's 21st Century Fox pledges to extend buybacks

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox said on Friday it would renew a share buyback programme using the proceeds from its partial exit from European pay‑TV,...

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

MOSCOW (AP) — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian...

Army War College probes plagiarism claims against Montana senator

The U. S. Army War College has opened an inquiry into accusations that Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat now facing a tough election challenge,...

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...

Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage...

Cost for newest ship will decline: Navy secretary

Operating costs for the U. S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday....

 

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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...

The most mentioned brand in 'Sex & the City' is... Vogue

During their six years on the small screen, Carrie Bradshaw and her friends entertained us while educating us in the ways of urban fashion and...

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....

Sniffing out a partner at a pheromone party

In a bar in trendy east London, dozens of people mill about, sniffing from plastic bags. But there are no drugs inside -- just slightly...

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...

Hermes names new womenswear designer

PARIS (AP) — French luxury powerhouse Hermes has named Nadege Vanhee‑Cybulski as their new womenswear designer. The low‑profile, 36-year‑old French designer will replace Christophe Lemaire,...

California dolls were meant to spread cheer, not chill

They sent a creepy feeling through several Southern California families, but authorities say the person who left porcelain dolls on doorsteps didn't mean any harm....

Jordan downs drone near Syria border: Security official

Jordan shot down a drone on Friday as it flew over the northeastern region of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, a security official said....

Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

An 80-year‑old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant,...

Hamas says it fired three rockets at Israel airport

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas said Friday it fired three rockets at Tel Aviv airport, a day after US and some European airlines had resumed flights...

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...

Lenovo reveals Google glass competitor

Displaying its smart glasses for the first time in prototype form in its native China on Thursday, the company is hoping to attract developers' and...

Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's...

Neymar's brain on auto-pilot: Japan 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...

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it....

AIDS experts return to Africa to close gap

The next global AIDS conference will be held in South Africa to try to close the gap that still remains between the HIV/AIDS experience in...

Gillnet fishing halted off California to protect endangered turtles

Fresh‑caught swordfish will be off the menu in California restaurants for at least the next month, due to a federally imposed temporary ban on drift...

Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug 'clinic' prescribes torture

Hashish addict Noor Rehman has spent three years chained to a concrete slab covered by insects....

 

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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...

Easyjet extends flight ban to Tel Aviv by 24 hours

Britain's easyJet Plc extended suspension of its services to and from Tel Aviv on Thursday, as fighting continued between Israel and the Hamas‑ruled Gaza Strip....

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...

World airlines shun Israel for second day

Major airlines shunned Israel for a second day on Wednesday amid fears that rocket fire from Gaza could endanger flights into Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion...

'Street fishing' thrives in waterways of Paris

Nespoulous is part of a new wave of "street fishers" taking to the French capital's canals as well as the Seine, where pike, giant catfish...

 

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Scherzer leads Tigers to 6-4 win over Angels

Detroit's Max Scherzer became the third American League pitcher to reach a dozen wins this season by leading the Tigers to a 6-4 win at...

Australia breaks world record at Commonwealth Games

Australia's swimmers buried their 2012 Olympics flop by claiming two world records on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games which brought only misery for...

Isner survives scare to reach Atlanta quarters

Top seed and defending champion John Isner saved two match points en route to a three‑set victory over Robby Ginepri on Thursday to reach the...

Aussies, England begin Glasgow gold rush early

No surprises so far at the Commonwealth Games: Traditional powers Australia and England each won two gold medals early on the first day of competition...

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)...

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...

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...

Sniffing out a partner at a pheromone party

In a bar in trendy east London, dozens of people mill about, sniffing from plastic bags. But there are no drugs inside -- just slightly...