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  • Ukrainian fighter jets shot down by pro-Russian rebels

    KHARKIV, Ukraine – Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukra ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM – Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israe ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    KHARKIV, Ukraine – A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pr ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory ru ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    JERUSALEM – A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as av ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon offi ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Homeland Security arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malays ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    WASHINGTON – Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    LAGOS, Nigeria – Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.
    July 22, 2014 - 9:25 am
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    HRABOVE, Ukraine – Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON – Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Study: Beef produces more environmental damage than pork, poultry

    WASHINGTON – Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new stu ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:24 pm
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