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Two-hour execution rekindles US death penalty debate

Arizona officials assured a judge during the nearly two‑hour execution of a U. S. inmate that he was comatose and not feeling pain at any point,...

Israeli soldiers kill three, injures dozens in huge West Bank protest

Israeli soldiers shot and killed three Palestinian protesters and wounded about 100 on Thursday in...

Storm slams Virginia campground, two dead

The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a fierce storm tore through a sprawling, carnival‑like campground...

Ukraine's PM resigns amid deadly rebellion complicating MH17 probe

Ukraine's prime minister resigned Thursday after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the...

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...

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...

Gunmen 'chasing investigators' from MH17 crash site

Gunmen chased investigators from the site where the Malaysian airliner crashed and "lunatics" were still making life difficult for those who...

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,...

 

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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 Young and Mormon followers arrive in...

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Thursday, July 24th: A UN school in the Gaza Strip is hit: A plane disappears over Mali; A new campaign warns parents not to leave their children alone in a hot car; Cuba...

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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Joseph Fiennes will play Nostradamus

According to Deadline, the English actor is set to be playing the part of famous seer Nostradamus in the eponymous TV series co‑produced by Carnival...

It's 45 candles for Jennifer Lopez

The entertainer celebrates her birthday on July 24. Alicia Powell reports.

EPA gets hip with Kardashian tweet

The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving...

First look at 'Fifty Shades'

Universal Pictures releases the first official trailer for the big screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey." Rough cut (no reporter narration).

 

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US jobless claims hit more than eight-year low, but home sales tumble

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly...

Lloyds expected to pay up to $509.5 million as LIBOR fine

Lloyds Banking Group <LLOY. L> is expected to announce early next week that the British bank would pay between 200 million pounds and 300 million...

Caterpillar posts higher second-quarter profit sales fall

Caterpillar Inc <CAT. N> reported higher‑than‑expected second‑quarter earnings and raised its full‑year forecast on Thursday...

EU targets state-owned Russia banks in sanctions plan

The European Union would target state‑owned Russian banks vital to financing Moscow's faltering economy in the most serious sanctions so far...

VA bill hits deadlock in US Congress over $15b gap

Negotiations over legislation to ease the Veterans Affairs health‑care crisis broke down on Thursday as leaders of the House and Senate veterans...

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...

UN seeks to shore up Central Africa ceasefire deal

The UN Security Council on Thursday threw its support behind a ceasefire deal reached by warring factions in the Central African Republic and said the...

Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U. S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and...

 

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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....

Local brands hit Colombia Fashion Week

Models present creations by Agua Bendita and local designer Renata Lozano during the Colombia Fashion Week. Duration: 00:42

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...

China's love and dating scene laid out on stage

For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of...

Couple marries in Omaha's largest cemetery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska couple chose an unusual venue for their wedding: the largest cemetery in Omaha. Janyl Jumadinova and Oliver...

Death, displacement mar Eid in Sudan's Darfur

Shafia Abdullah's Sudanese family is consumed with thoughts of vengeance after militia shot him dead during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, ending...

Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun...

Russian court jails Putin foes on charges of inciting mass riots

A Russian court sentenced two protest leaders to 4.5 years each in jail on Thursday on charges of...

Effort to force vote to repeal Seattle minimum wage increase fails

A Seattle business group said it has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to force a...

More than 80 bags of body parts found in Tanzania landfill

Tanzanian police say they have arrested eight people after 85 bags stuffed with human body parts including limbs, fingers and skulls were found dumped in a...

Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to...

LG Electronics profit surges 165%

LG Electronics posted a 165 percent surge in second‑quarter net profit Thursday from a year ago, on solid TV sales and a dramatic turnaround in its...

Facebook second-quarter revenue increases 61%

Facebook Inc grew its revenue 61 percent in the second quarter, as the Internet company benefited from strong demand for its mobile advertising business.

Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails

A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said Thursday.

Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting for traces of pollution from distant worlds could...

PNG churches push dangerous campaign for 'faith-healing' of AIDS

Revivalist churches in Papua New Guinea are promoting prayer as a substitute for medication to those...

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene...

McDonald's Hong Kong halts nugget sales over meat scandal

McDonald's Hong Kong has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and several other items after admitting it imported food from a US‑owned firm in...

 

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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 a glimpse...

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...

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,...

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...

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash.

'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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Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building...

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...

Lampard joins New York City FC

New York City FC introduced Frank Lampard in Brooklyn after signing the 36-year‑old former Chelsea midfielder to a two‑year contract on Thursday.

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...

Naked thieves take burgers from Florida eatery

Police have released surveillance video of a trio of naked thieves stealing 60 hamburgers from an eatery in southwest Florida.

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...

Judge delivers verdict in rhymes in puppy-napping case

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him...

Romanian city opens plastic bottle bridge in litter protest

Timisoara in western Romania on Wednesday inaugurated a 23-metre (75 feet) bridge made of more than 157,000 collected plastic bottles to warn against the...