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Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

JERUSALEM – A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and … Full story    

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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    
Updated 7 hours ago

Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

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, solemnly … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Deaf educator, pioneer Panara dies at age 94

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – Robert Panara, who lost his hearing as a child and became a leading educator of the deaf and a pioneer of … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Execution lasts nearly 2 hours

PHOENIX (AP) – A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died … Full story    
Updated yesterday

House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Michael … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under … Full story    
Updated yesterday

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

JERUSALEM – A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes

IRBIL, Iraq – Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Summer camp helps kids with Tourette’s syndrome

WINDER, Ga. – Eleven-year-old Blake Desadier thought his mom was lying when she told him there were other kids like him with  Tourette’s syndrome. Then … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Obama administration says health subsidies will continue despite court ruling

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims’ bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step … Full story    
Published:  July 21, 2014

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after … Full story    
Published:  July 21, 2014

Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) – Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have covered … Full story    
Published:  July 21, 2014

Rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

TOREZ, Ukraine – Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders … Full story    
Published:  July 21, 2014

Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza … Full story    
Published:  July 21, 2014

As numbers of gray seals increase, so do conflicts

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) – Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some … Full story    
Published:  July 21, 2014

Vermont’s Shumlin, NY’s Cuomo tie in rafting race

INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. – The governors of New York and Vermont had a trash-talking splash fight before paddling the bucking waves of the Indian River … Full story    
Published:  July 21, 2014

Lionel Ferbos, jazz trumpeter, dies at 103

NEW ORLEANS – Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos died Saturday at his home in New Orleans, just days after celebrating his 103rd birthday on July … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli bulldozers on Saturday demolished more than a dozen tunnels the military said were being used by Hamas gunmen to … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014