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Funeral to be held for NYC man who died after police chokehold

Family members gathered on Wednesday evening for the funeral of Eric Garner, who died shortly after...

US says 'some progress' made in Gaza truce efforts

Washington's top diplomat said global efforts to end 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing as the Palestinian death toll rose to 714 Thursday...

US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv

The US national aviation authority lifted a ban on American flights to Israel, but warned of a "very fluid situation" amid intense fighting in...

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...

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...

Malaysian airliner's voice recorder 'in good condition' - ICAO

The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week is in good...

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 Wed., July 23rd: Malaysian plane victims flown home to Netherlands; Bill Clinton pays tribute to AIDS researchers aboard downed flight; Kerry cites progress in Mideast truce...

Home-sharing programs help seniors

Thousands of aging Americans are taking part in home‑sharing programs around the country. The programs, usually nonprofit, help older adults save...

 

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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...

Yankovic tops charts, Geldof's death ruled drugs-related

The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Weird Al Yankovic tops the charts, Peaches Geldof's death is ruled drug‑related, and Jon...

Elvis' library card, movie script to be auctioned at Graceland

A library card signed by Elvis Presley in seventh grade is expected to be among the hottest items at an...

Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

LONDON (AP) — A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose.

 

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As US strengthens, sluggish wages explain Fed's caution

The U. S. Federal Reserve's policy statement, unchanged for the last four months, will probably stay that way until at least September for one main...

LG Electronics second-quarter profit up 26.5%, beating estimates

South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday its second‑quarter profit rose 26.5...

Fox, Time Warner pressure Carey to stay in job

Chase Carey, Twenty‑First Century Fox's president and chief operating officer, may be feeling pressure to stay in his job for several more years...

Facebook beats, TripAdvisor stumbles, S&P record

Summary: The S&P 500 closed at a record with stocks lifted by earnings; Facebook tops forecasts after the close, AT&T sales and profits...

US lifts ban on flights to Israel

The U. S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday lifted restrictions on U. S. flights in and out of Israel's main Ben Gurion Airport.

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...

Cook Islands prime minister wins second term

Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna has won a second term in the small Pacific nation, although the main opposition party said it planned to challenge...

First new RAAF fighters to be unveiled

Australia's first of up to 100 advanced new jet fighters will be officially unveiled at a ceremony in the United States on Thursday (US time).

 

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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...

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...

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...

Czech convicts fix bikes for kids in Africa

In a jumble of bicycle frames, six burly men in drab grey overalls tinker with blue, purple and pink children's bikes, checking brakes and gears to...

Home-sharing programs help seniors

Thousands of aging Americans are taking part in home‑sharing programs around the country. The programs, usually nonprofit, help older adults save...

Burberry lets consumers get their own personal runway look

When they were first unveiled at the Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2014/15 show in February this year, the brand's cashmere scarves and ponchos came...

Midazolam is common thread in three lengthy executions

Arizona used a two‑drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former...

Man arrested in China for testicle chopping

A man used a blunt razor to chop off the testicles of three patients at a Chinese nursing home, state media said Thursday.

Ohio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case

A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years was scheduled to be...

Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamas‑dominated coastal territory, including...

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.

Microsoft unifying Windows for all devices

During Microsoft's quarterly earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that the company is set to converge its different operating systems into a...

Apple gets smartwatch patent

A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumors that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. "The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record...

Review: Amazon Fire Adds Spark to Smartphones

Amazon's new Fire phone uses tweaks to the Android operating system and some innovative features to set it apart from smartphones from the likes of...

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...

China reopens town sealed after plague death

A Chinese town sealed off after a man died of plague re‑opened on Thursday after authorities found no further cases of the illness, state media said.

In Virginia, charity offers health care to needy

In Wise, a town in rural western Virginia, hundreds of people have lined up at the county fairgrounds for a numbered ticket, some of them 24 hours ahead of...

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...

 

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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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Man United crush Galaxy 7-0 in van Gaal debut

Louis van Gaal's reign as manager of Manchester United got off to a rousing start on Wednesday with a 7-0 friendly victory over Major League...

Mexico to return to the F1 calendar in 2015

Mexico is to return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2015 after a 23-year absence, Alejandro Soberon, president of live events company CIE, confirmed on...

Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut

Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0...

Roma beats Liverpool in friendly on US soil

Marco Borriello scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in a preseason friendly Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

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...

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...

200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

Authorities are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties at an east Georgia shopping mall. Richmond County sheriff's officials say a thief...

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...