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AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge
UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding
Barclays says first-half net profit soars to £1.13bn
At least 24 reported killed in Guinea beach concert stampede
At least 24 people were killed in a stampede at a beachside concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guineas capital, news agency AFP said, with Guineas Presidency declaring a week of mourning after what it described as a tragic
Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids
AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge
Processing issue delays bar exam submissions
DALLAS (AP) — Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.
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Ten convicted for India school fire
A court in India finds 10 people guilty for a school fire in which 94 children were burnt alive in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in 2004.
Barclays sees profits fall 10%
Barclays second-quarter profits fall 10% to £3.84bn, following a fall in revenue at its investment bank.
India road crash kills 21 people
At least 21 people die when their bus swerves off a mountain road and falls into a gorge in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
UK to allow driverless cars on roads
The government is to outline measures that will allow driverless cars on public roads in the UK by 2015.
Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial
The last two surviving leaders of Cambodias Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh.
VIDEO: Harding's 'lusty' letters published
Almost 1,000 letters of Warren Harding, the 29th US president, have been published.
HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts
HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim individuals and organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.
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Fighting keeps investigators away
Nearly two weeks after Flight 17 crashed, investigators have not seen the wreckage. But what will they find and how useful will it be?
Bergdahl could be questioned next week
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could meet next week with the U.S. Army General looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, his attorney said.
Hilary Clinton's foreign policy liability?
Should she run for president in 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will have more experience on that front than any other potential presidential competitor. But with experience comes risk. Growing global crises around the world could turn what
Sunset Boulevard, UCLA flooded
A portion of world-famous Sunset Boulevard was closed Tuesday afternoon after a nearby water main broke, spilling the precious commodity into the streets near and on the UCLA campus.
Stray dog put an end to burglaries
A dog named Squid helped put an end to a string of burglaries, but his owners were surprised considering his background.
Would you pick up THIS hitchhiker?
Would you pick up a hitchhiking robot? CNNs Jeanne Moos reports on a robot hitching cross-country all by itself.
Will new sanctions matter to Putin?
President Obama said coordinating sanctions against Russia with Europe will make them more effective. Heres a look at what happens next.
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Justice Department sues Pennsylvania State Police, claiming fitness tests discriminate against women
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Benghazi committee head says no witness off limits, including Clinton
REP. TREY GOWDY, the chairman of the select committee investigating the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya tells Fox News that he could go to court to compel testimony from potential witnesses. VIDEO: Rep. Gowdy breaks silence
Crews fighting Yosemite wildfire lift evacuation orders for hundreds of homes
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LOTS OF HOT AIR Mooted EPA emissions rule sparks passionate debate
VIDEO: Passions heated over proposed EPA emissions rule FOX NEWS FIRST: Poll shows power of message on global warming
US bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port
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PG&E charged with obstruction of justice in connection with deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion
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Scully back for 66th year
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Netanyahu warns Israel to prepare for long Gaza conflict, as at least 10 more are killed
JERUSALEM — Israel will press its air and ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, preparing his country for a longer and bloodier campaign and dashing hopes that the three-week-old conflict would end soon. Read
Israelis support Netanyahu and Gaza war, despite rising deaths on both sides
JERUSALEM — The airwaves are filled with images of death and destruction in the Gaza Strip. President Obama is pressing for an immediate cease-fire. More than 50 Israeli soldiers have been killed. But at home, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is
Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza; territory’s only power plant struck
GAZA CITY — Israel targeted the home of the top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in some of the heaviest bombardment of the ongoing conflict after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned his country to be prepared for
Palestinians in West Bank watch, worry and check their phones as Gaza conflict rages
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The cellphone bill will be astronomical this month, but Sami Shaath remains glued to his device. Every two hours, or sooner if he sees a breaking-news alert on television, he calls his brothers and sisters in
WorldViews: It isn’t just sanctions. A landmark $50 billion ruling will isolate Russia further.
While European diplomats were discussing further sanctions against Russia, a Dutch arbitration court ordered a record-high compensation package on Monday, making a landmark decision that could see Russia pay out more than $50 billion dollars. Read full article >>
WorldViews: Why China’s investigation of Zhou Yongkang is such a big deal
The following post was written by Xu Yangjingjing, Gu Jinglu and William Wan. BEIJING -- After two years of rumors and anticipation, China’s Communist Party finally announced their investigation into former security czar Zhou Yongkang, the highest-ranking leader to be taken down
WorldViews: Ground crew member who checked in MH17 passengers recalls ‘a laugh, a greeting, a(...)
Heres what Renuka Manisha Virangna Birbal says she remembers seeing before Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 took off: Families with loads of luggage. A grandmother taking pictures. Newlyweds, headed to their honeymoon. Read full article >>
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U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on Tuesday when a U.S. judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ships distance from the Texas shore and urged
Time almost up for Argentina to avoid debt default
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina faced a race against on time on Wednesday to avert its second default in 12 years, needing to either cut a deal by the end of the day with holdout investors suing it or win
Economy seen regaining muscle in second quarter
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth likely regained steam in the second quarter as activity picked up broadly, which would bolster expectations for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.
EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States on Tuesday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscows support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens
BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.
Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percent
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summers World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked.
21 Palestinians killed as Israel pounds Gaza on Wednesday
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed at least 21 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised
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Yosemite fire expands, threatens giant sequoia trees
A fire on the western side of Yosemite National Park expanded to 3,545 acres Tuesday, threatening a grove of giant sequoia trees and limitin...    
Man accused of using phone to film up women's skirts
Man accused of using phone to film up womens skirts       
Shells hit U.N. school in Gaza, kill 15
U.N. and Palestinian officials say tank shells hit a school in a refugee camp.       
Official: Shells kill 13 at Gaza U.N. school
U.N. and Palestinian officials say tank shells hit a school in a refugee camp.       
Washington mayor signs ban on Styrofoam food containers
Cleanliness of Anacostia River a factor in Districts move to reduce waste.       
Killer cold: Winter is deadlier than summer in U.S.
Winter cold kills more than twice as many Americans as does summer heat.       
Texas lab targets Ebola virus with work on vaccine
UTMB aims for solution to rid planet of deadly disease.       
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Man Discovers Dad's Killer Coaching Youth Baseball
One of the men who beat Joey Mathews father to death in 1988 and served prison time for it was coaching a Little League team in Chicago.
Daybreak at Sea: Lobstermen Get to Work at Early Light
Brandon Demmons starts his day as a sternman aboard a lobster fishing boat a little earlier than most people, at 3:00 a.m.
Bear Bolts Through Smoke-Filled California Forest
A photo distributed by the Madera County Sheriffs department shows a bear running through smoke in Sierra National Forest, Calif., on Tuesday.
Colorado Clerk Loses Gay Marriage Battle, for Now
The high court stopped a defiant clerk from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, after weeks of legal wrangling over the issue.
Martha Stewart Explains: 'Why I Love My Drone'
The lifestyle maven got a drone last year as a birthday present, and apparently life hasn’t been the same since then.
Eat Crow: New Season's Rules Say Utah Hunters Must
Wildlife enthusiasts failed Tuesday to block Utahs first-ever crow hunt and many find it hard to believe hunters will dine on crow.
Last Crew Member of Hiroshima Bomber Enola Gay Dies
The last surviving member of the Enola Gaya has died in Georgia at the age of 93.
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Sports of The Times: Michael Sam Focuses On Making the Rams, Not History
For Michael Sam, who disclosed in February that he is gay, the goal is to talk less about his historical role and impact on the game and more about his attempt to land a roster spot with the St. Louis
Lawmakers Voice Skepticism on Iran Nuclear Deal
If an accord is reached, it would not be a formal treaty, so the Senate would not be called upon to ratify it.
Bits Blog: Seattle Takes Oracle’s Cloud
Oracle is kicking off a 100-person engineering facility in the city, which is continuing its rise as the world’s center of cloud computing, moving from infrastructure to applications.
Underwriting Jihad: Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror
Items saved by Harald Ickler, a Swede living in Germany, from his 54 days as a hostage in 2003. He was on what he thought would be a four-week adventure vacation when he was kidnapped in the Algerian desert by
Video of 2003 Kidnapping in Algeria
Rare video made by the militants behind a 2003 kidnapping of 32 Europeans shows the abductors smiling and waving for the camera as they ride their victims’ motorcycles.
Coordinated Sanctions Aim at Russia’s Ability to Tap Its Oil Reserves
The United States and Europe began a joint effort to curb Russia’s long-term ability to develop new oil resources, taking aim at a source of Kremlin power in retaliation for its intervention in Ukraine.
Judges Block Abortion Curb in Mississippi
A three-judge panel ruled that in closing the sole clinic, the state would have shifted its constitutional obligations to neighboring states.
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World’s First Malaria Vaccine Could Be a Year Away
Researchers published promising findings, while a pharmaceutical company applied for the first-ever regulatory approval of malaria vaccine
Official: 13 Killed as Shells Hit Gaza U.N. School
Israeli tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza, where hundreds of Palestinians sought refuge, leaving 13 dead and 90 injured
Libyan Rebels Capture Special-Forces Base in Benghazi
Libya is quickly sliding into the realm of a failed state as rebel forces and Islamist militants battle against government troops
Driverless Cars to Hit Public Roads in Britain by January 2015
On Wednesday, the British Government will announce its plans to test autonomous vehicles on public roads by January 2015, but first the Highway Code will need to be revised to allow the driverless cars on the streets
Australian Flight Attendant Reminds Cabin to Flush Drugs Down Toilet
Such announcements are routine, but this employees words were poorly chosen, Australian airline Jetstar said
Being a Good Person: 5 Things That Can Help You Make the Right Choices
In case you aren’t getting your RDA minimum of irony lately, I’m here to inform you that ethics books get stolen more frequently than other books: Overdue or missing, as a percentage of those off shelf: Ethics: 21.0% Non-ethics: 10.0%
4 Ways the TSA Could Really Speed Up Airport Security Lines
Theres actually a science to these things
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East End trash begins to be loaded onto railcars
Workers began moving a backlog of trash out of several Suffolk waste transfer sites Tuesday by trucking bales of garbage to a Brentwood facility and loading them onto train cars that will take the refuse to a landfill more than
LI 'border kids' tell their stories in Washington
Twelve-year-old Mayeli Hernandez paused to cry Tuesday as she told a panel of House Democrats about traveling earlier this year with her 9-year-old sister from Honduras to the U.S. border, and then to Long Island to rejoin her mom after
Jury deliberations begin in 'Rusty' Torres molestation trial
A jury began deliberating Tuesday in the sex abuse trial of ex-Yankee outfielder Rosendo Rusty Torres, asking near the end of the day to review testimony of one of two girls prosecutors said he had inappropriately touched.
Clash over Suffolk bill to require posting of credit card gas prices
Gas station owners clashed with union and education leaders at the Suffolk County Legislature Tuesday over a proposed local law aimed at retailers who charge credit card prices that can be $1 more per gallon than the cash price.
Firefighters battle Water Mill house fire
Seven East End fire departments are working to control a blaze that consumed a home under construction in Water Mill, fire officials said Tuesday night.
Tipster noted fugitive's dog, leading to NYC shootout, official says
Police were able to track down California sex-crime fugitive Charles Mozdir, who was killed Monday in a shootout with officers, because he was traveling with his black Labrador named Lucky, a federal official said Tuesday.
LI's Joe Taglic falls in 'Jeopardy!' Teen Tournament
Valley Stream’s Joe Taglic is out of the “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament, falling in a semifinal episode that aired Tuesday night.
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