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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, … Full story    

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Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, … Full story    
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Surgeon general warns against UV light in skin cancer fight

WASHINGTON – Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 … Full story    
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US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON – Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an … Full story    
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Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died … Full story    
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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, … Full story    
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Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine – Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site … Full story    
Updated yesterday

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure … Full story    
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Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, most children

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A strike on a Gaza park killed 10 people Monday, nine of them children, as Israeli and Palestinian authorities … Full story    
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Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for … Full story    
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Shipwrecked Concordia completes last voyage

GENOA, Italy (AP) – The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey. Pulled by tugboats and nudged by brisk winds, the wreck … Full story    
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California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said. Thirteen … Full story    
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Tentative deal reached on VA reform

WASHINGTON – The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans’ health … Full story    
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Ebola kills Liberian doctor; 2 Americans infected

MONROVIA, Liberia – One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the … Full story    
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Former astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

HOUSTON (AP) – Henry “Hank” Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died. He was 80. … Full story    
Published:  July 27, 2014

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

SAN FRANCISCO – A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for … Full story    
Published:  July 27, 2014

Israel says it’s extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip – Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in … Full story    
Published:  July 27, 2014

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON – The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting … Full story    
Published:  July 27, 2014

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine – Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to … Full story    
Published:  July 27, 2014

War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master’s degree, … Full story    
Published:  July 26, 2014

Jordan shoots down ‘aerial target’ near Syria

AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan’s air force shot down an “aerial target” near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military official said. Eyewitnesses said the … Full story    
Published:  July 26, 2014

Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. … Full story    
Published:  July 26, 2014

Ancient cave in Wyoming to be excavated

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of ancient … Full story    
Published:  July 25, 2014