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  • Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians an ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

    CHICAGO – Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools – their health may also benefit, a study suggest ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Bodies from downed Malaysian plane piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    TOREZ, Ukraine – Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • Weather could aid efforts to combat Washington wildfire

    WINTHROP, Wash. – Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle f ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Detroit seeing upgrades ahead of bankruptcy trial

    DETROIT – Detroit neighborhoods are being relit, its vacant homes are being sold off or torn down, its public transportation is cleaner and more often ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • U.S. turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United State ...
    July 20, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine – International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airline ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    WINTHROP, Wash. – Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions S ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

    WILLISTON, N.D. – Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in ea ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Gov. Rick Perry in Iowa again courting voters

    DES MOINES – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Teen’s death puts focus on caffeine dangers

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about t ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nige ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Forest nursery school in London lets kids explore

    LONDON – In the heart of north London lies the ancient Queens Wood, a green forest hidden away in a metropolis of more than 8 million residents. The s ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    BAGHDAD – The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq’s second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Is ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

    CAIRO – 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 be ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:28 pm
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