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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...

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...

US uses vague rules for terror watchlist

US authorities can place Americans and foreigners on a terrorist watchlist indefinitely on the basis of vague rules without concrete evidence, according to...

Suicide bombs in Nigeria kill 82 as former president targeted

At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two suicide bombings in the north Nigerian city of...

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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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...

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...

WWII vet gets medals, 70 years late

A World War II US Army Veteran was presented with his medals in Rhode Island on Monday. Veteran Anthony D'Abrosca was honored for his service in the...

 

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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.

Fans hop aboard exclusive train to Comic-Con

For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic‑Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop‑culture convention.

Son of British singer Adele wins privacy case

British singer Adele's toddler son has won a five‑figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments. Adele's...

 

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American Apparel appoints RadioShack CEO to board

American Apparel Inc , a U. S. retailer dealing with high debt and management upheaval, said on Wednesday that the chief executive of another...

UK car production boosted by new models in first half of 2014

British car production showed annual growth of more than 3 percent in the first six months of 2014...

Standard &amp Poor's may face SEC charges over ratings

The parent of Standard & Poor's, which is defending against a $5 billion lawsuit by the federal government over its credit ratings, said on...

Japan trade deficit more than quadruples on-year to $8.1b in June

Japan's trade deficit more than quadrupled year‑on‑year in June with exports sagging...

Lack of immigration reform slows US-Mexico economic growth: Official

The growing network of cross‑border ties with Mexico, including trade equaling $1 million every...

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...

Hamas says truce talks positive but wants blockade lifted

A senior Hamas official said on Wednesday there had been progress in negotiations to end the Gaza conflict but the Islamist militants needed detailed...

Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the...

 

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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...

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...

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...

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U.N. says

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U. N. says

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...

Britain's Prince Harry voices hatred of Twitter

Britain's Prince Harry has spoken of his hatred for the micro‑blogging website Twitter due to its role in the invasion of his privacy,...

LA Clippers player asks followers for help in finding aunt's killer

A player for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers has taken to social media to ask for help in finding a...

Venezuela's world-famous 'vertical slum' may be demolished

An abandoned Caracas skyscraper dubbed the world's tallest shanty‑town after a squatters' takeover could be demolished once its inhabitants...

US uses vague rules for terror watchlist

US authorities can place Americans and foreigners on a terrorist watchlist indefinitely on the basis of vague rules without concrete evidence, according to...

Family of six, including two children, killed in Gaza - medics

A family of six, including two young children, was killed Thursday in an Israeli air strike in the...

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...

US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort...

South Korea reports first foot-and-mouth case for three years

South Korea on Thursday confirmed its first case of foot‑and‑mouth in more than three...

Oregon recreational pot initiative qualifies for November ballot

(Reuters) - An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has...

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not...

 

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US warns against travel to Israel, Gaza

The United States on Monday warned Americans against traveling to Israel and the Gaza Strip, urging them to postpone any visits due to the current...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash

Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash.

 

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LA Clippers player asks followers for help in finding aunt's killer

A player for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers has taken to social media to ask for help in finding a...

World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics - IOC's Bach

Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events,...

Eagles tackle Johnson suspended for doping offense

Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has been hit with a four‑game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on...

Mountains jersey tactic helps Majka to second stage win

Rafal Majka won his second stage of the 2014 Tour de France on Wednesday and also extended his lead in the King of the Mountains standings.

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...

Pastry pranks: Vandals smear cars with baked goods

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray...

Afghan car buyers urged to defy the 'curse of 39'

Afghans' aversion to the number 39 due to its mysterious connotations of prostitution forced the government on Tuesday to appeal for people to stop...