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  • Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

    Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:31:16 GMT
    Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state...
    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv - a reflection of high...
  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

    Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:31:07 GMT
    A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see...
    Senate Democrats are preparing to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the border with Mexico.
  • Gov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

    Gov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:58 GMT
    The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's...
    The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to...
  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:50 GMT
    The Palestinian U.N. envoy says a draft U.N. resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip will be formally circulated to the Security Council.
    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 to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."
  • Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

    Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:16 GMT
    An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.
    An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.
  • Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:31:09 GMT
    Preliminary Pentagon data shows that suicides among active duty military increased a bit this year compared to the same period last year, but officials say that more service members are seeking help through...
    Preliminary Pentagon data shows that suicides among active duty military increased a bit this year compared to the same period last year, but officials say that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and...
  • Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes

    Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:31:00 GMT
    Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what...
    Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did...
  • Senators urge new sanctions against Russia

    Senators urge new sanctions against Russia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:22:16 GMT
    Leading Democratic senators want harsh new measures against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. They are also asking President Barack Obama to add a Ukrainian rebel group to a U.S. terrorism blacklist.
    Leading Democratic senators want harsh new measures against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. They are also asking President Barack Obama to add a Ukrainian rebel group to a U.S. terrorism blacklist.
  • Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

    Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:41:37 GMT
    By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
    By The Associated Press In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion...
  • Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:05:07 GMT
    French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a warship to Russia, despite calls for a European arms embargo against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine.
    France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over...
  • Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

    Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:40:29 GMT
    A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital.
    A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital.
  • Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:12:22 GMT
    Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.
    Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.
  • EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials

    EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:32:09 GMT
    A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
    The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over...
  • Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:23:36 GMT
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a...
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary...
  • Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks

    Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:15:14 GMT
    Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg says the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity."
    Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Tuesday the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks in her country three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity."
  • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:07:36 GMT
    By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
    By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
  • 2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

    2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:06:18 GMT
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.
  • Oil gains further on concerns over Ukraine, Gaza

    Oil gains further on concerns over Ukraine, Gaza

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:03:15 GMT
    By The Associated Press The price of oil rose above $103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza and the standoff over the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.
    By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press The price of oil rose above $103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza, the standoff over the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine...
  • Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

    Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:01:50 GMT
    Afghan officials say a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound in Kabul, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six.
    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.
  • Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:51:47 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support for a Mideast cease-fire. But he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term...
    Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip.
  • VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

    VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:54:33 GMT
    President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.
    President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA...
  • Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

    Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:33:25 GMT
    Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds...
    Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.
  • Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

    Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:31:24 GMT
    The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who...
    The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the 2013 attack...
  • Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

    Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:13:21 GMT
    A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, five mosques and a football stadium.
    A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, five mosques and a football stadium.
  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:51:14 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:41:18 GMT
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing...
    Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
  • Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:31:39 GMT
    Gaza health officials say the death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the coastal strip has reached 501 as the two sides count their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the...
    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 start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional...
  • White House reports drop in minors crossing border

    White House reports drop in minors crossing border

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:13:15 GMT
    The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly.
    The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly.
  • Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:12:24 GMT
    President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Monday morning.
    President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators...
  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:13:13 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.
    Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.
  • Israel violence moves production of FX's 'Tyrant'

    Israel violence moves production of FX's 'Tyrant'

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:04:01 GMT
    Production of FX's series "Tyrant" recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics' panel Monday.
    Production of FX's series "Tyrant" recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics' panel Monday.
  • Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

    Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:31:16 GMT
    "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.
    "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.
  • UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

    UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:41:20 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant...
    The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense...
  • Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:32:05 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.
  • US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:03:45 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the Middle East, as the civilian death toll in the conflict has sharply escalated.
    With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire...
  • Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:45:15 GMT
    President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.
    Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama...
  • Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:44 GMT
    Jurors in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have resumed deliberations in his obstruction of justice trial.
    A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room...
  • Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:42:44 GMT
    A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from...
    A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from...
  • Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

    Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:41:13 GMT
    For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling...
    For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling...
  • Army intelligence system pulled from key test

    Army intelligence system pulled from key test

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:31:43 GMT
    The Army's troubled intelligence system has suffered another setback.
    Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.
  • Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

    Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:43:08 GMT
    A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.
    A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.
  • Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

    Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:22:34 GMT
    The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.
    The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.
  • Romania: president blames Russia for downing plane

    Romania: president blames Russia for downing plane

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:41:20 GMT
    Romania's president says Russia is acting as a "partner for terrorists" in eastern Ukraine and responsible for the downing of a Malaysian jetliner.
    Romania's president says Russia is acting as a "partner for terrorists" in eastern Ukraine and responsible for the downing of a Malaysian jetliner.
  • Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

    Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:30:55 GMT
    Libya's Health Ministry says clashes between rival militias fighting for control of the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, have killed 47 people over the past 24 hours.
    Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said, as violence in an eastern city killed five.
  • Ukraine at potential turning point after crash

    Ukraine at potential turning point after crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:12:07 GMT
    The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will...
    The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will force the...
  • Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

    Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:29 AM EDT2014-07-21 09:29:54 GMT
    Officials say overnight attacks in two Iraqi cities have killed at least 16 people as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' blitz offensive.
    Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of...
  • US working on case against Russia on downed plane

    US working on case against Russia on downed plane

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:30 AM EDT2014-07-21 07:30:49 GMT
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
  • UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

    UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:50 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:50:09 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant...
    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia...
  • 2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:22:34 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.
  • UN Security Council holds urgent meeting on Gaza

    UN Security Council holds urgent meeting on Gaza

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:19:49 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting tonight on the situation in Gaza.
    The U.N. Security Council emerged from an emergency session late Sunday on the worsening situation in Gaza expressing "serious concern" about the rising civilian death toll and demanding an immediate end to the fighting.
  • Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

    Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:12:34 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry says Israel "has every right in the world to defend itself" from attacks by Hamas militants in Gaza, but the U.S. is working diligently to get an immediate cease-fire in place.
    Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.
  • Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

    Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:10:40 GMT
    Hundreds of panicked residents have fled a Gaza City neighborhood which they say has come under heavy tank fire from Israeli forces. Some reported seeing dead and wounded in the streets, with ambulances unable to...
    The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their...
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    10 Things to Know for Monday

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 01:19:59 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
  • Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:30:04 GMT
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizen again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
  • Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:20:25 GMT
    A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of towns, destroyed numerous homes and blackened scenic hillsides in north-central Washington has been burning into new areas, fueled by dry conditions and gusty...
    Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.
  • Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:50:11 GMT
    A top Ukrainian official says the government and the pro-Russia separatists it is fighting have reached a preliminary agreement to remove the bodies from the site of the Malaysian plane crash.
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation...
  • Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:10:14 GMT
    By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writers The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could...
    By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writers The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound...
  • Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:19:26 GMT
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said...
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.
  • Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

    Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:39:39 GMT
    Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.
    Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.
  • Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

    Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:40:01 GMT
    The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for four bombings in Baghdad which were among a string of attacks Saturday that left at least 27 people dead.
    Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's...
  • US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:22:29 GMT
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
  • Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

    Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:11:07 GMT
    An Army veteran who was wounded during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.
    An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.
  • UN: S. Sudan rebels violate peace-pact with govt

    UN: S. Sudan rebels violate peace-pact with govt

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:34:19 GMT
    The United Nations says rebel forces in South Sudan attacked a town in the Upper Nile State.
    The United Nations says rebel forces in South Sudan attacked a town in the Upper Nile State.
  • Lebanese troops kill militant linked to bombing

    Lebanese troops kill militant linked to bombing

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:29:33 GMT
    Lebanese state media says soldiers have killed a wanted militant suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing at a Beirut hotel last month.
    Lebanese soldiers killed a wanted militant Sunday suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing at a Beirut hotel last month and arrested another man, setting off gunbattles in the tense northern city of Tripoli, state...
  • US communities diverge on child migrant response

    US communities diverge on child migrant response

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:25:07 GMT
    As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into the U.S., community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse are offering to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding...
    As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding...
  • Death toll rises to 22 in Egypt border post attack

    Death toll rises to 22 in Egypt border post attack

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:22:18 GMT
    A military official says the death toll among troops from a brazen attack on a border post in Egypt's western desert has risen to 22.
    The death toll from a brazen attack on a border post in Egypt's western desert along the border with Libya has risen to 22 troops, including three officers, the military said Sunday.
  • Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler

    Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:58:03 GMT
    Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" - helped establish a principle under...
    Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" - helped establish a principle under which...
  • 3 killed as Libyan militias fight over airport

    3 killed as Libyan militias fight over airport

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-20 13:11:51 GMT
    A Libyan security official says at least two people were killed when a stray rocket hit their house as rival militias exchanged heavy fire around Tripoli's international airport.
    Rival Libyan militias battled for control the capital's international airport Sunday, fighting that killed at least three people, a security official said.
  • Secrets leaker Manning to begin gender treatments

    Secrets leaker Manning to begin gender treatments

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:52:09 GMT
    National security leaker Chelsea Manning can get initial treatment for a gender-identity condition from the military after the Bureau of Prisons rejected the Army's request to accept her transfer from Fort...
    National security leaker Chelsea Manning can get initial treatment for a gender-identity condition from the military after the Bureau of Prisons rejected the Army's request to accept her transfer from Fort Leavenworth,...
  • US building case tying separatists to plane crash

    US building case tying separatists to plane crash

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:51:59 GMT
    President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Friday morning.
    The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on board, including at...
  • Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

    Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:51:30 GMT
    The flow of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents is slowing down.
    The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday.
  • NBC sends reporter back to Gaza after sudden exit

    NBC sends reporter back to Gaza after sudden exit

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-07-20 10:49:36 GMT
    NBC says it is sending reporter Ayman Mohyeldin back to the Gaza strip this weekend after he left the region suddenly following his eyewitness report of the killing of four Palestinian boys on Wednesday.
    NBC said Friday it was sending Middle East correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin back to the Gaza strip this weekend after he left the region for unexplained reasons following his eyewitness report on the killing of four...
  • La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

    La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:30 AM EDT2014-07-20 10:30:26 GMT
    After an ugly presidential election campaign, Indonesia is set to declare the winner on Tuesday - but that may not settle a simmering dispute between the two candidates, both of whom claim victory.
    Después de una desagradable campaña electoral para elegir presidente, Indonesia ha fijado el martes como el día en el que anunciará quien es el ganador, y por tanto nuevo presidente del país, sin embargo el anuncio puede...
  • High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:09 AM EDT2014-07-20 07:09:17 GMT
    Residents strolled through the smoldering rubble of their neighborhoods, some wearing surgical masks to protect their lungs from the smoke and ash lingering in the air of the riverside community they call...
    Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.
  • Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

    Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:38 AM EDT2014-07-20 05:38:16 GMT
    A Gaza health official says the death toll from Israel's 12-day offensive against Hamas militants has topped 300.
    Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a dozen Hamas tunnels and intensifying tank fire on border areas.
  • Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:22:06 GMT
    Ukraine is accusing Russia of assisting separatist rebels in destroying evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down with 298 people onboard.
    International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes...
  • Gunmen attack Egypt troops, killing 21 near Libya

    Gunmen attack Egypt troops, killing 21 near Libya

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:00:02 GMT
    Security officials say at least 15 Egyptian troops have been killed in an attack by gunmen in the country's western desert.
    Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guard post Saturday in Egypt's western desert in a brazen assault that killed 21 troops deployed in the province along the border with neighboring Libya.
  • Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

    Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:31:03 GMT
    Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.
    Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.
  • Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:30:50 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has rammed a car packed with explosives into a checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing at least seven people, including four policemen.
    The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
  • French police and pro-Palestinian protesters clash

    French police and pro-Palestinian protesters clash

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:59:16 GMT
    Police have clashed with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban in Paris on marching to protest the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
    Police clashed on Saturday with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban on a Paris demonstration over the Israeli offensive in Gaza. More than 30 people were arrested and it wasn't immediately clear if...
  • Kenya Red Cross: 7 die in militant attack on coast

    Kenya Red Cross: 7 die in militant attack on coast

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:19:17 GMT
    The Kenya Red Cross says seven people have been killed after gunmen attacked a bus along the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead.
    Seven people were killed when gunmen attacked a bus at the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead, Kenya Red Cross said Saturday.
  • Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

    Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:48:44 GMT
    A civilian defense spokesman and human rights activist say Boko Haram militants have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Nigeria's...
    Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the northeastern state capital of...
  • Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

    Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:31:20 GMT
    Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast...
    Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast countries.
  • Syrian troops seek to retake jihadi-held gas field

    Syrian troops seek to retake jihadi-held gas field

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-19 13:59:24 GMT
    Activists say Syrian government forces have launched a counter-attack to recapture a gas field seized by Islamic extremists, as the death toll from three days of fighting rises to more than 200.
    Syrian government forces have launched a counter-attack to recapture a gas field seized by Islamic extremists, activists said Saturday, as the death toll from three days of fighting there rose to more than 200 people killed.
  • Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

    Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:41 AM EDT2014-07-19 09:41:13 GMT
    Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance...
    Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army, in...
  • Officials: US drone strike kills 11 in NW Pakistan

    Officials: US drone strike kills 11 in NW Pakistan

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-07-19 09:32:08 GMT
    Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone has fired two missiles at a compound in a northwestern tribal region, killing eight militants.
    A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.
  • Destructive Washington fire empties another town

    Destructive Washington fire empties another town

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-07-19 05:51:09 GMT
    A Washington sheriff says a small town and nearby hospital threatened by a wind-whipped wildfire have been evacuated, and the blaze has burned at least 35 homes in his county.
    A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community, a sheriff said...
  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:13:14 GMT
    Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners are combing the area adjacent to the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian jetliner crashed on Thursday, killing all 298 aboard.
    World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the...
  • US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing

    US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:29:10 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council has approved a statement calling for "a full, thorough and independent international investigation" of a downed Malaysian Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine.
    U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a...
  • Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

    Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:40:19 GMT
    Israel's military says a soldier has been killed in a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. The circumstances of his death were not immediately clear.
    Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare for a "significantly" wider campaign.
  • Clinton papers: Iraq, bin Laden and Supreme Court

    Clinton papers: Iraq, bin Laden and Supreme Court

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:14:15 GMT
    New records from the Clinton White House show former President Bill Clinton asking his advisers for details on Osama bin Laden after reading a New York Times story. Other files show the White House considering...
    President Bill Clinton's advisers carefully considered how to explain the president's military action against Iraq in 1998 as the House was debating his impeachment, according to records from the Clinton White...
  • 1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

    1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:07:52 GMT
    Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit...
    Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home,...
  • 15 percent of Syrian sarin chemicals destroyed

    15 percent of Syrian sarin chemicals destroyed

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:54:01 GMT
    The Pentagon says 15 percent of the main Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray have been destroyed.
    The Pentagon says 15 percent of the main Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray have been destroyed.
  • In US, fearful campers eye Middle East conflict

    In US, fearful campers eye Middle East conflict

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:30:48 GMT
    A summer camp in the Maine woods is hosting counselors and campers from throughout the Middle East who say fighting back home is making for a summer of tearful calls from their families and unlikely friendships.
    Fighting in the Middle East has made for a summer of high tension, tearful phone calls and unlikely friendships between Israelis and Palestinians attending camps in the U.S. that host participants from the region.
  • AP ANALYSIS: Israel and Hamas dislike status quo

    AP ANALYSIS: Israel and Hamas dislike status quo

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:40:54 GMT
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change.
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change.
  • In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

    In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:39:58 GMT
    Across the broad swath of territory it controls bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix...
    Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads,...
  • Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash

    Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:30:49 GMT
    A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash - suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off.
    A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash - suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off.
  • Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

    Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:30:42 GMT
    By The Associated Press Israeli troops pressed on with their ground offensive into Gaza on Friday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing...
    By The Associated Press Israeli troops pressed on with their ground offensive into Gaza on Friday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing...
  • Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

    Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:19:21 GMT
    To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than...
    To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than done in...
  • Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field

    Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:43:35 GMT
    Activists say some 100 soldiers, guards and employees were killed when jihadis seized a gas field in central Syria on Thursday.
    Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria following daylong clashes, activists said Friday.
  • Markets steady but Malaysia jet jitters remain

    Markets steady but Malaysia jet jitters remain

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:09:21 GMT
    Asian stock markets fell Friday, unnerved by a ratcheting up of global political tensions after a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over Ukraine and Israel launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip.
    Markets settled down Friday but jitters over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine remained at the fulcrum of investors' thoughts.
  • Many killed as extremists attack Nigerian town

    Many killed as extremists attack Nigerian town

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:18:45 GMT
    Survivors say Boko Haram gunmen invaded a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers (53 miles)from Maiduguri city before dawn, killing many villagers and setting homes ablaze.
    Boko Haram gunmen killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the strategic center of Maiduguri before dawn Friday, according to survivors.
  • UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

    UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:01:53 GMT
    The United Nations says violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of 2014.
    Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. said Friday in a new report that documents the massive humanitarian toll of an ongoing Sunni militant offensive in the...
  • Ethiopia charges 9 journalists with terrorism

    Ethiopia charges 9 journalists with terrorism

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:41:59 GMT
    The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopia's government has charged nine journalists with terrorism and inciting violence.
    The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopia's government has charged nine journalists with terrorism and inciting violence.
  • Aircraft with US personnel lands in Ugandan road

    Aircraft with US personnel lands in Ugandan road

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:32:48 GMT
    A Ugandan police spokesman says a small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel has made an emergency landing on a road after running out of fuel.
    A small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel made an emergency landing in the middle of a highway after running out of fuel, Ugandan police said Friday.
  • Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-07-18 05:03:45 GMT
    An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.
    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied...
  • AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:53:41 GMT
    President Barack Obama is asking his advisers to keep him updated on reports of a plane shot down over Ukraine. But the White House says it can't confirm the reports.
    American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched...
  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:38:02 GMT
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from a military prison. So the military will begin treatment for her gender-identity...
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could...
  • Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

    Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:31:15 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines says it lost contact with a plane over Ukrainian airspace.
    The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation...
  • US: Israel must do more to protect Gaza civilians

    US: Israel must do more to protect Gaza civilians

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:29:12 GMT
    The Obama administration says Israel must do more to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza as the two sides consider a tenuous cease fire agreement in the latest outbreak of Mideast violence.
    The Obama administration accused Israel on Thursday of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks.
  • Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:23:48 GMT
    The Israeli military says it has struck 37 targets in Gaza ahead of a five-hour humanitarian cease-fire meant to allow civilians to stock up after 10 days of fighting.
    The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try...
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:48:23 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
  • For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

    For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:30:36 GMT
    Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.
    Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.
  • Palestinian UN envoy hopes for cease-fire soon

    Palestinian UN envoy hopes for cease-fire soon

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:40:11 GMT
    The Palestinian United Nations envoy says he hopes "a very intensive negotiation" in Cairo might produce a cease-fire "in the hours to come" between Israel and Hamas.
    The Palestinian United Nations envoy says he hopes "a very intensive negotiation" in Cairo might produce a cease-fire "in the hours to come" between Israel and Hamas.
  • Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

    Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:19:30 GMT
    By The Associated Press Israel launched a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing...
    By The Associated Press Israel launched a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing capabilities. The...
  • Afghan ballot audit starts; Kabul airport attacked

    Afghan ballot audit starts; Kabul airport attacked

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:40:41 GMT
    An Afghan military official says gunmen have attacked the Kabul Airport in the capital.
    Afghanistan's election commission began auditing ballots Thursday following a U.S.-brokered deal between the two presidential contenders while a brazen attack on the Kabul airport underscored the dangers the country...
  • US intel says Malaysian plane shot down by missile

    US intel says Malaysian plane shot down by missile

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:39:20 GMT
    A U.S. official says that American intelligence authorities now believe a surface-to-air missile took down the Malaysian passenger plane as it flew over eastern Ukraine Thursday.
    A U.S. official said Thursday that American intelligence authorities now believe a surface-to-air missile took down the Malaysian passenger plane as it flew over eastern Ukraine.
  • Holocaust Museum opens UN archive on WWII crimes

    Holocaust Museum opens UN archive on WWII crimes

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:04:42 GMT
    From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files - files that...
    From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files - files that now, for...
  • Glance: Airliners that have been shot down

    Glance: Airliners that have been shot down

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:52:30 GMT
    As unthinkable as shooting down an airliner with hundreds of passengers is, it has happened before. Among the most notable cases in recent decades were an Iranian plane shot down by the U.S. Navy and a South Korean...
    By The Associated Press As unthinkable as shooting down an airliner with hundreds of passengers is, it has happened before. Among the most notable cases in recent decades were an Iranian plane shot down...
  • US military didn't seek Afghan pullout in 2017

    US military didn't seek Afghan pullout in 2017

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:33:41 GMT
    The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is telling senators that military commanders did not recommend the White House announce the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2017, as the president ordered.
    Military commanders did not recommend that the White House announce the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2017 as the president ordered, the top U.S. commander there told senators Thursday.
  • US defends counterterrorism dialogue with China

    US defends counterterrorism dialogue with China

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:01:58 GMT
    The United States is defending holding a counterterrorism dialogue with China this week.
    The United States is defending holding a counterterrorism dialogue with China this week.
  • Divided panel backs training, arming Syrian rebels

    Divided panel backs training, arming Syrian rebels

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:21:32 GMT
    Congress' deep reservations about President Barack Obama's push to train and arm vetted Syrian rebels were on full display Thursday as Democrats and Republicans on a Senate panel grudgingly backed the...
    Congress' deep reservations about President Barack Obama's push to train and arm vetted Syrian rebels were on full display Thursday as Democrats and Republicans on a Senate panel grudgingly backed the...
  • Obama: Downed jet in Ukraine a 'terrible tragedy'

    Obama: Downed jet in Ukraine a 'terrible tragedy'

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:50:34 GMT
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that the passenger plane downed over Ukraine "looks like it may be a terrible tragedy" and his top priority is finding out whether American citizens were on board.
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that the passenger plane downed over Ukraine "looks like it may be a terrible tragedy" and his top priority is finding out whether American citizens were on board.
  • Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

    Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:28:20 GMT
    A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to direct...
    A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to direct Shiite...
  • German abducted by suspected extremists in Nigeria

    German abducted by suspected extremists in Nigeria

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:42:12 GMT
    Police say a German development worker has been kidnapped by suspected Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria.
    A German development worker and two children of a Muslim cleric have been kidnapped this week by suspected Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon, according to a Nigerian police spokesman and...
  • Syria Kurds impose military service amid civil war

    Syria Kurds impose military service amid civil war

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:41:35 GMT
    Activists say that Syrian government forces have heavily shelled the central town of Morek in an attempt to wrest it from rebels.
    Syria's Kurds imposed compulsory military service for their men to ward off a push by Islamic extremists in the predominantly Kurdish areas in northern Syria, Kurdish officials said Thursday.
  • Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

    Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:39:24 GMT
    Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching a joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.
    Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.
  • Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

    Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:59:26 GMT
    Russia's foreign ministry has dismissed the latest round of U.S. sanctions for its actions in Ukraine as 'bullying' and says it is ready to push back.
    A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council said Thursday.
  • 14 Tunisian soldiers killed in extremist attacks

    14 Tunisian soldiers killed in extremist attacks

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:08:46 GMT
    Tunisia's Defense Ministry says militants in the eastern mountains have staged two simultaneous attacks on army posts, leaving at least three dead.
    Militants in western Tunisia staged two simultaneous attacks on army posts while soldiers held a Ramadan feast, killing at least 14 soldiers, authorities said Thursday.
  • Criminal charge recommended against ousted Thai PM

    Criminal charge recommended against ousted Thai PM

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:59:33 GMT
    An anti-corruption body on Thursday recommended criminal charges against Thailand's ousted prime minister over her government's rice subsidy program, which cost the country's billions of dollars.
    An anti-corruption body on Thursday recommended criminal charges against Thailand's ousted prime minister over her government's rice subsidy program, which cost the country's billions of dollars.
  • Pakistan police foil attack against PM's home

    Pakistan police foil attack against PM's home

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-07-17 12:49:19 GMT
    Officials say police fought for more than 10 hours with militants planning to attack the prime minister's home in eastern Pakistan.
    Pakistani police fought for more than 10 hours with militants they said were planning to attack the home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, officials said Thursday.
  • AP Interview: Egypt says Gaza cease-fire bid alive

    AP Interview: Egypt says Gaza cease-fire bid alive

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:02:15 GMT
    Egypt's foreign minister says its proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas is gaining momentum, calling it the only viable way to stop an "intolerable humanitarian...
    Egypt's foreign minister said Thursday that his country's proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas is gaining momentum, calling it the only viable way to stop an...
  • Terrorism: France to redeploy its troops in Africa

    Terrorism: France to redeploy its troops in Africa

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-07-17 09:48:08 GMT
    French troops are still in Mali a year and a half after they were sent there for a targeted operation against extremists. And instead of leaving, they're about to expand their mission to fighting terrorism from...
    French troops are still in Mali a year and a half after they were sent there for a targeted operation against extremists. And instead of leaving, they're about to expand their mission to fighting terrorism from the...
  • American teen beaten in Mideast back home in Fla.

    American teen beaten in Mideast back home in Fla.

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-07-17 09:18:07 GMT
    The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities has returned home to Florida and says he will never think of freedom in the same way again.
    The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities has returned home to Florida and says he will never think of freedom in the same way again.
  • American teen beaten in Mideast returns to Florida

    American teen beaten in Mideast returns to Florida

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-07-17 07:17:17 GMT
    The Palestinian-American teen who relatives allege was beaten by Israeli authorities earlier this month has arrived home in Florida.
    The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities returned home to Florida late Wednesday, saying he will never think of freedom in the same way again.
  • Israelis in center adjust to life under rockets

    Israelis in center adjust to life under rockets

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:08 AM EDT2014-07-17 06:08:58 GMT
    A morning siren in this middle-class Israeli town sent some fleeing inside for shelter - but others ran outside, curious to catch a glimpse of the incoming rocket being shot down from the sky.
    A morning siren in this middle-class Israeli town sent some fleeing inside for shelter - but others ran outside, curious to catch a glimpse of the incoming rocket being shot down from the sky.
  • Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

    Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:49:49 GMT
    President Barack Obama is meeting at the White House with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as he seeks additional authority to more quickly turn back young Central American border crossers.
    Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama's call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal...
  • UK man gets more than 12 years for Taliban support

    UK man gets more than 12 years for Taliban support

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:17:23 GMT
    A British citizen has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison by a judge who said he supported the Taliban regime in Afghanistan while it was protecting Osama bin Laden.
    A British citizen was sentenced Wednesday to more than 12 years in prison by a judge who said he supported the Taliban regime in Afghanistan while it was protecting Osama bin Laden.
  • VA a no show; store workers fix vet's wheelchair

    VA a no show; store workers fix vet's wheelchair

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:19:55 GMT
    What the Veterans Administration failed to do for double amputee Michael Sulsona in two years, some New York hardware store workers delivered in an hour: They fixed his worn-out wheelchair.
    What the Veterans Administration failed to do for double amputee Michael Sulsona in two years, some New York hardware store workers delivered in an hour: They fixed his broken wheelchair.
  • Man accused in La. death recent border-crosser

    Man accused in La. death recent border-crosser

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-07-17 00:59:12 GMT
    A Guatemalan man accused of killing his girlfriend in Louisiana was arrested at the Mexican border in June, released and told to report back later.
    A Guatemalan immigrant accused of killing his girlfriend in Louisiana illegally crossed the Mexican border with his children last month and was released from custody after being issued a notice to report back to...
  • Obama: US using all means to get Israel cease-fire

    Obama: US using all means to get Israel cease-fire

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-17 00:39:21 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the United States will use all of its diplomatic resources and relationships to secure a deal on a cease-fire to end violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will use all its diplomatic resources and relationships to secure a deal on a cease-fire to end violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
  • Israel, Hamas agree to Gaza 'humanitarian' pause

    Israel, Hamas agree to Gaza 'humanitarian' pause

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-17 00:38:59 GMT
    A Hamas website says Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four of its senior leaders as it resumed bombardment of Gaza, following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort.
    Israel and Hamas agreed to a five-hour U.N. brokered "humanitarian" pause to their 9-day-long battle, offering the most encouraging sign yet that the fierce fighting could come to an end.
  • Answers about immigration checkpoints

    Answers about immigration checkpoints

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-07-17 00:27:51 GMT
    The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the authority that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints.
    The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the latitude that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints.
  • Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

    Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:46:28 GMT
    Separatist rebels in east Ukraine say they have retaken a village near the Russian border from government forces as they attempt to regain territory.
    Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's conflict: bloody urban warfare.
  • Pentagon plans to transfer 6 from Gitmo to Uruguay

    Pentagon plans to transfer 6 from Gitmo to Uruguay

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:36:36 GMT
    U.S. officials say the Pentagon has notified Congress of its intent to transfer six Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay.
    The Pentagon has notified Congress of its intent to transfer six Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay, two Obama administration officials said Wednesday.
  • Defense: Boston bombing suspect's friend was naive

    Defense: Boston bombing suspect's friend was naive

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:22:56 GMT
    A lawyer for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has told a jury that the man never tried to protect Tsarnaev and was prosecuted simply because he was...
    A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a naive college kid who was prosecuted because he was a "friend of the bomber," a defense lawyer said Wednesday, while prosecutors told a jury the man was...
  • Bergdahl hires lawyer for military investigation

    Bergdahl hires lawyer for military investigation

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:54:48 GMT
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has hired a well-known lawyer and military justice expert to represent him as the Army investigates how and why the soldier left his post in Afghanistan five years ago, before being captured by...
    The lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that his client has been vilified by some people, but the public should not leap to conclusions before the Army finishes its investigation into how and why the...
  • VA chief: Agency has lost trust of vets, public

    VA chief: Agency has lost trust of vets, public

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:09:50 GMT
    The top official of the Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified...
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified records to cover up those delays, the...
  • Nowhere to go for Gaza civilians urged to evacuate

    Nowhere to go for Gaza civilians urged to evacuate

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:50:08 GMT
    The text message was as urgent as it was unwelcome: The Israeli army advised Mouin Ghaffir to leave his home quickly or risk being killed in airstrikes against Hamas rocket squads.
    The text message was as urgent as it was unwelcome: The Israeli army advised Mouin Ghaffir to leave his home quickly or risk being killed in airstrikes against Hamas rocket squads.
  • Greece: Terror arrest after tourist area shooting

    Greece: Terror arrest after tourist area shooting

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:23:18 GMT
    Greek authorities say there has been an exchange of gunfire in the Athens tourist district of Monastiraki, during what appeared to be a robbery attempt on a jewelry shop. At least three people have been wounded.
    Greek police arrested one of the country's most wanted men - a fugitive convicted of terrorism - during a shootout Wednesday in Athens' central tourist district that left four people wounded, authorities said.
  • Assad declares victory, push to topple him tenuous

    Assad declares victory, push to topple him tenuous

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:43:38 GMT
    Syria's state run media are saying that President Bashar Assad will be sworn in shortly, marking the beginning of his third seven-year term in office.
    In a lavish ceremony, a smiling and confident President Bashar Assad was sworn in for a third seven-year term on Wednesday, praising his supporters for "defeating the dirty war" and denouncing insurgents who have "failed...
  • Nigeria seeks to borrow $1 billion for military

    Nigeria seeks to borrow $1 billion for military

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:43:25 GMT
    Nigeria's president says he wants to borrow $1 billion from abroad for equipment and training for the military fighting an Islamic insurgency.
    Nigeria's president says he wants to borrow $1 billion from abroad for equipment and training for the military fighting an Islamic insurgency.
  • Pentagon: More Russian troops on Ukraine border

    Pentagon: More Russian troops on Ukraine border

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:39:05 GMT
    The Pentagon says Russian combat troops are again building up along the border with Ukraine, and officials believe that Moscow may be sending heavy weapons into the country to aid the separatists.
    Russian combat troops are again building up along the border with Ukraine, and U.S. officials believe Moscow may be sending heavy weapons into the country to aid the separatists, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
  • Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

    Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:25:27 GMT
    The State Department has named a retired Coast Guard admiral to serve as its first special representative for Arctic issues.
    A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. special representative for Arctic issues, overseeing American policy in the icy region that is becoming a global focus for economic opportunities and...
  • Court: Dutch liable for 300 Srebrenica deaths

    Court: Dutch liable for 300 Srebrenica deaths

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:14:09 GMT
    A court has cleared the Netherlands of liability in the deaths of the vast majority of the 8,000 Bosnian Muslims slain in the Srebrenica massacre 19 years ago, but says it has to compensate the families of more...
    A court on Wednesday ordered the Netherlands to compensate the families of more than 300 Bosnian Muslims killed after Dutch troops handed them over to Bosnian Serb forces in 1995, in a ruling that could make countries more...
  • Feds: Bombing suspect's friend tried to help him

    Feds: Bombing suspect's friend tried to help him

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:55:39 GMT
    Jurors are set to hear closing arguments Wednesday in the obstruction of justice case against a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
    A prosecutor has told jurors that a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was trying to protect Tsarnaev when he agreed with another friend to take altered...
  • No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

    No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-07-16 12:04:03 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become...
  • Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters

    Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:20:38 GMT
    The Army is losing the initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military...
    The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders.
  • No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

    No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:19:22 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't give Jon Stewart any hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become...
  • Pakistan: US missile strike kills 15 militants

    Pakistan: US missile strike kills 15 militants

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:10 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:10:53 GMT
    Two Pakistani intelligence officials say that security forces have arrested a key Taliban commander linked to a 2003 assassination attempt on former President Pervez Musharraf.
    Pakistani security forces captured a key Taliban commander linked to a 2003 assassination attempt on former President Pervez Musharraf, officials said Wednesday as a U.S. drone strike killed 15 militants near the...
  • Mexico southern border control so far just talk

    Mexico southern border control so far just talk

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-16 04:19:56 GMT
    Mexico is promising to stem the flow of Central American migrants to the United States by tightening control at its notoriously porous Guatemalan border.
    Mexico is promising to stem the flow of Central American migrants to the United States by tightening control at its notoriously porous Guatemalan border.
  • 89 killed in worst Afghanistan bombing since 2001

    89 killed in worst Afghanistan bombing since 2001

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:09:58 GMT
    An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has killed at least 38 people in the country's east.
    A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led...
  • Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

    Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:08:49 GMT
    The next big thing in aviation may be really small.
    The next big thing in aviation may be really small.
  • House GOP prepares response to border crisis

    House GOP prepares response to border crisis

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:57:48 GMT
    House Republicans are preparing to recommend National Guard at the border and speedier returns of Central American youths as their response to the immigration crisis on the border.
    House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration crisis that's engulfing the...
  • Israel: Hamas to pay price for its 'no' to truce

    Israel: Hamas to pay price for its 'no' to truce

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:39:21 GMT
    The Israeli Cabinet has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire to end a week of conflict with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has killed 185 Palestinians and exposed millions of Israelis to Hamas...
    Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas "would pay the price" after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead unleashed more rocket barrages at the Jewish...
  • Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol

    Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:38:58 GMT
    A prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years has been detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents at a South Texas...
    Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. illegally for years, was released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday after being detained...
  • Military gives new fighter limited OK to fly

    Military gives new fighter limited OK to fly

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:50:20 GMT
    The Pentagon is resuming test flights of its new-generation F-35 fighter while investigating the cause of an engine fire last month, but the plane will operate with restrictions and will not fly in the Farnborough...
    The Pentagon is resuming test flights of its new-generation F-35 fighter while investigating the cause of an engine fire last month, but the plane will operate with restrictions and will not fly in the Farnborough...
  • Marathon suspect wants to boost case to move trial

    Marathon suspect wants to boost case to move trial

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:21:43 GMT
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Tuesday to allow them to bolster their request to move his trial outside of Massachusetts.
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Tuesday to allow them to bolster their request to move his trial outside of Massachusetts.
  • Judge upholds suit over Marine's missing heart

    Judge upholds suit over Marine's missing heart

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:52:38 GMT
    The family of a Marine whose body came back from Greece without his heart can pursue negligence claims against the United States, a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled. However, the judge found that Greek officials...
    The family of a Marine whose body came back from Greece without his heart can pursue negligence claims against the United States, a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled. However, the judge found that Greek officials and the...
  • AP INTERVIEW: Israel's Peres defends airstrikes

    AP INTERVIEW: Israel's Peres defends airstrikes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:50:55 GMT
    Israeli President Shimon Peres says the killing of civilians by Israeli air raids on Gaza presents a moral dilemma, but argues there is scant alternative as long as the Islamic militants who rule the coastal strip...
    Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that the killing of Palestinian civilians by air raids on Gaza presents a moral dilemma, but argued there is scant alternative as long as the Islamic militants who rule the strip...
  • Taking to the sky: Airshow ready for take off

    Taking to the sky: Airshow ready for take off

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:01:35 GMT
    A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event, which opens Monday.
    A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event, which opens Monday.
  • Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect speaker

    Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect speaker

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:51:26 GMT
    Iraqi lawmakers have broken their deadlock and elected a new speaker of parliament - the first step toward forming a new government.
    Iraqi lawmakers broke two weeks of deadlock Tuesday and elected a moderate Sunni as speaker of parliament, taking the first step toward forming a new government that is widely seen as crucial to confronting militants who...
  • Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians

    Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:49:29 GMT
    Russia has invited foreign military attaches to visit a border town where Moscow claims a Ukrainian shell has killed one person.
    An airstrike in eastern Ukraine sent an apartment building crumpling to the ground Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and adding to the steadily mounting civilian death toll from the fighting between government forces and...
  • Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

    Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:53:46 GMT
    Emergency officials say a subway train has derailed in Moscow, killing two people and injuring at least 50.
    A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow's streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were...
  • Senate panel doubles money for Israel's Iron Dome

    Senate panel doubles money for Israel's Iron Dome

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:19:38 GMT
    A Senate panel has backed a defense spending bill that would double the amount of money for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.
    Congress is showing tangible support for longtime ally Israel as Gaza militants fire rockets, backing a measure that would double the amount of money for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.
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  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:21:11 GMT
    A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
    A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
  • Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

    Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:16 GMT
    An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.
    An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.
  • Man convicted of enslaving woman gets 30 years

    Man convicted of enslaving woman gets 30 years

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:10:57 GMT
    A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.
    An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison.
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  • Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

    Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:31:16 GMT
    Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state...
    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv - a reflection of high...
  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:50 GMT
    The Palestinian U.N. envoy says a draft U.N. resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip will be formally circulated to the Security Council.
    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 to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."
  • European agency urges airlines to avoid Tel Aviv

    European agency urges airlines to avoid Tel Aviv

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:46 GMT
    Germany and France's largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they're suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency says it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv.
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