12-hour lull in Gaza fighting begins
Israel and Hamas began a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza Saturday after the efforts of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed to produce a longer truce.
07/26/2014 - 02:48 PM
Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
07/26/2014 - 03:34 PM
EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.
07/26/2014 - 12:48 PM
In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets.
07/26/2014 - 07:01 PM
Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.
07/26/2014 - 03:51 PM
Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.
07/26/2014 - 06:02 PM
Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.
07/26/2014 - 07:26 AM
Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps.
07/26/2014 - 02:22 PM
AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order
LONDON (AP) — When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.
07/26/2014 - 04:24 PM
Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker — and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back — has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said.
07/26/2014 - 02:05 PM
Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
07/26/2014 - 09:37 AM
US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.
07/26/2014 - 07:08 AM
Court voids death sentences for brothers in Wichita Massacre
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.
07/26/2014 - 07:04 AM
Sen. Walsh responds to plagiarism scandal
Montana Democrat speaks with Yahoo News following plagiarism revelations.
07/26/2014 - 05:53 AM
Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again
Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers.
07/26/2014 - 05:55 AM
Meat processor Tyson Foods to close 3 plants, cut 950 jobs
Tyson Foods Inc said it will discontinue operations at three of its factories which make processed meat products such as sausages and hot dogs, affecting about 950 people. The largest U.S. meat processor, which won the bidding war for Hillshire Brands Co in June, said the closures were not related to the acquisition. "The decision to close these plants was underway long before the (Hillshire) discussions began", Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson told Reuters. Tyson outbid Pilgrim's Pride Corp with its $63 per share offer for Hillshire, valuing the Jimmy Dean sausages maker at $8.55 billion.
07/26/2014 - 06:18 AM
Judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban
A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.
07/26/2014 - 07:46 AM
Three children dead after Philly carjacking
Three other people were critically injured after a hijacked car was driven into a crowd.
07/26/2014 - 05:28 AM
FIBA to review 'discriminatory' headgear ban
Facing claims that Muslim and Sikh players are being discriminated against, basketball's governing body will review its ban which prevents players wearing headgear for religious reasons.
07/26/2014 - 05:03 AM
Hospital gunman planned to kill others, official says
A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.
07/26/2014 - 01:58 PM
Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M New Jersey lottery win
A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members recover from 2012's Superstorm Sandy.
07/26/2014 - 05:10 AM
FBI's Mueller: Gaza will fuel al-Qaida threat
A former FBI director says Israel's Gaza offensive will inflame anti-U.S. sentiment.
07/26/2014 - 03:06 AM
Washington wildfire: 300 homes burned
A sheriff in Washington state says a massive wildfire has burned 300 homes, double the number previously estimated.
07/26/2014 - 07:43 AM
Jailed Russian opposition leader goes on hunger strike
Russian opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov began a hunger strike on Friday, a day after being sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for inciting public unrest. "Today is the first day of the indefinite hunger strike declared by Udaltsov. Udaltsov, a leftist opposition leader, and his co-defendant Leonid Razvozzhayev were convicted on Thursday of fomenting mass riots ahead of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration to a third term in 2012. Udaltsov wrote a letter to the head of the prison in Moscow informing him that was going on hunger strike, said prison service spokesman Sergei Tsygankov.
07/26/2014 - 03:46 AM
AH5017: First images emerge of Air Algerie crash site
This photo provided Friday July 25, 2014 by the French army shows a helicopter at the site of the plane crash in Mali. French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather. At least 116 people were killed in Thursday's disaster, nearly half of whom were French. (AP Photo/ECPAD)
07/25/2014 - 10:46 PM
Israel rejects Gaza truce plan
Israeli media say the country's Security Cabinet has unanimously rejected a U.S. proposal for a temporary pause in Israel-Hamas fighting.
07/26/2014 - 08:32 AM
Congress faces high price for border inaction
Lawmakers could end up paying more to address immigration crisis.
07/26/2014 - 12:30 AM
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