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Driver seriously injures woman during Zombie Walk

A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic‑Con, police said.

Israeli army confirms it fired into UN Gaza refuge

The Israeli army on Sunday confirmed firing a mortar round into a Gaza UN shelter where 15 people died on Thursday, but denied killing anyone at the site.

Obama plays golf with ESPN hosts

President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with the hosts of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption."

Gaza baby delivered from dying mother

A Palestinian baby was delivered at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip from the womb of her mother, whom medics said was killed in an...

Family of MH17 victim pay respects at crash site

The parents of a woman who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 traveled from Australia to visit the crash site in eastern Ukraine. (July 26)

Malaysia and Ukraine rebels reach agreement on crash site access

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister said on Sunday that an agreement had been...

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...

First MH17 victim identified, grieving relatives visit site

Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster, the Dutch government said, as grieving relatives defied safety...



Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

Repurposed sea cargo containers are being used to build an innovative apartment building in Washington....

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Sunday, July 27th: Hamas and Israel resume attacks; Costa Concordia moored in Genoa; Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour De France; Sea turtles hatch in Florida Keys.

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Outbreak of World War One; Troops disperse 'Bonus Army' marchers; A U. S. Army bomber crashes into the Empire State Building; Former first lady Jacqueline...



Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

During a Sunday panel for his Fox show "The Following," a fan brought up the pop culture game known as "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,"...

Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston

Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription‑based online network.

No show for North Korean defector artist in China

An art exhibition in China by a North Korean defector has been cancelled, gallery staff said Monday, with reports saying the show had been dismantled on...



Pfizer's need for deal looms larger with earnings report

Pfizer Inc's vulnerability to cheaper generics and its weak roster of experimental medicines will be on display Tuesday when the company reports...

Ireland to give green light for hedge funds to lend

Ireland to give green light for hedge funds to lend

Obama could curb corporate 'inversions' on his own

President Barack Obama could act without congressional approval to limit a key incentive for U. S. corporations to move their tax domiciles abroad in...

Gold lifts one per cent

Gold prices have rebounded as investors step in to scoop up the metal amid conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.

Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House...

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...

Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to...



Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting two

An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.

Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril

The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal...

Shave ice vendor defies town's new ban on peddlers

A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the...

One dead after lightning affects 14 in California

A 20-year‑old man died after lightning struck or shook up 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner's official said...

Smashing the glass ceiling at a Paris 'palace' hotel

As new chief concierge at a top "palace" hotel in Paris, Sonia Papet is part of a tiny elite of women who have entered the traditionally male...

Police investigate deaths of family of five in Maine

The state medical examiner plans to conduct autopsies on the bodies of five family members found shot to death in an apartment in southern Maine.

Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash

Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al‑Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17...

Memorial at sea for Indiana pilots after deadly crash

Nearly a hundred people gathered on a ferry Sunday off the coast of American Samoa during a memorial service honoring the Indiana teenager who died and his...

Malaysia Airlines crew reel after disasters

Jonathan Takom has been a Malaysia Airlines steward for 16 worry‑free years, but after the carrier's loss of two planes and nearly 30 crew, when...

Apple admits iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc...

Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

Thirty university and college professors say government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

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 IDC...

Mobile tech reshaping the health sector

Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it's also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor.

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

US cleans up at home but sends dirty coal abroad

As the Obama administration weans the U. S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted...

Respect, dignity essential for those infected with HIV: survivor and...

An AIDS survivor and activist says wiping out HIV will be easier than eliminating the stigma of living...



Smashing the glass ceiling at a Paris 'palace' hotel

As new chief concierge at a top "palace" hotel in Paris, Sonia Papet is part of a tiny elite of women who have entered the traditionally male...

Foreigners evacuated amid Libya violence

Tripoli's Mitiga airport faces increased traffic as embassies pull their staff out of Libya amid security fears. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Cannabis clubs make Barcelona new Amsterdam

A faint smell of cannabis smoke hangs in the air as Susana relaxes on the sofa with her mother Juana and lights up a joint.

World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When...

Google Street View takes visitors to Dollywood theme park

After Disneyland Paris and Legoland California, country crooner Dolly Parton’s theme park Dollywood has become the latest tourist attraction to be...

Paris hotels allow guests to 'pay what you want'

Five Paris hotels on Monday launched a scheme allowing guests to "pay what you want" in an experiment that may be extended if successful. The...



Obama plays golf with ESPN hosts

President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with the hosts of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption."

Rejuvenated Carter back for All Blacks

A rejuvenated Dan Carter is back in the All Blacks as one of three additions to their squad named Monday for the Rugby Championship, which starts next...

Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan

A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to an ardent New York Yankees fan.

AP PHOTOS: Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali, a 29-year‑old Sicilian who calls himself "a flag‑bearer of anti‑doping," won the Tour de France on Sunday, the...

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 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...

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...

Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the...