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U.S. says Russia violated 1987 missile pact
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:09 -0400

Air Force's nuclear missile forceThe Obama administration has called the alleged breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.'

U.S. launches ?neighborhood watch' spy satellites
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:56:01 -0400

America's Largest Rocket Launches Top-Secret Spy SatelliteA rocket carrying 2 Air Force ?neighborhood watch' satellites has lifted off from Cape Canaveral.

Storms knock down U.S.-Mexico fence in Arizona
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:17:28 -0400

A border patrol vehicle stands guard at a section of collapsed fence just west of the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz., Sunday, July 27, 2014, after severe storms in southern Arizona over the weekend knocked down a chunk of the metal border fence that divides Mexico and the U.S. Rain runoff from the storms destroyed about 60 feet worth of fence and caused damage to homes just north of it. (AP Photo/Nogales International, Jonathan Clark)An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico.

American accused of bribes extradited from Iraq
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:54:33 -0400

Metin Atilan, 54, is shown in this Sunday, July 27, 2014, photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Atilan, who has been a federal fugitive since 2008, is charged with bribing U.S. military contracting officials for work in Iraq. (AP Photo/Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)A federal fugitive accused of bribing U.S. military contracting officials in Iraq has been returned to the U.S. in what prosecutors say was the first extradition under a 1936 treaty between the two countries.

No Labels? No results? No problem.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0400

No Labels, a group of Republican and Democrat Congressmen, gather to call for a solution to end the U.S. Government shut down on Capitol Hill in Washington.Formed with bipartisan mission, group banks on political dysfunction.

U.S. teen held in Israel after arrest
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:20:25 -0400

An Israeli armored vehicle stirs up dust near the Israel Gaza border, Monday, July 28, 2014. A truce between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza remained elusive as diplomats sought to end the fighting at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)The U.S. is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem.

Police: Slain family of five was murder-suicide
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:48:44 -0400

Kristi Harkins watches police activity at an apartment complex where five members of a family, including three children, were found dead Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Saco, Maine. The bodies of a father, mother and children were found inside the apartment, state police spokesman Steve McCausland said. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine history, investigators said Monday.

Clippers: Record-setting $2B sale approved
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:32:57 -0400

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Lawyers for Sterling plan to argue Monday, July 28, 2014, that Shelly Sterling had no right to make the deal with Ballmer, even though Donald Sterling had given her written authority to pursue a sale. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)Ruling against Donald Sterling permits sale of team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

2 men charged in fatal Philadelphia carjacking
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:54:49 -0400

2 men charged, ID'd in fatal Tioga carjacking, crashMurder charges for suspects in carjacking and subsequent crash that killed 3 children.

Overrun by militants, Iraq comes undone
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:18:49 -0400

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Across the broad swath of territory it controls from northern Syria through northern and western Iraq, the extremist group known as the Islamic State has proven to be highly organized governors. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)Baghdad situation is so dire, top military leaders said to have bags packed ready to flee.

California Sand Fire: Drone almost blocks firefighting planes
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:59:27 -0400

Firefighters protect an evacuated home while the "Sand Fire" burns behind, near Plymouth, CaliforniaA private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.

Deadly lightning strike was rare event for Southern California
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:57:27 -0400

Lightning Strikes 13 People at L.A.'s Venice BeachLightning storms that killed a 20-year-old beachgoer in Los Angeles and sent eight other people to the hospital stemmed from a combination of atmospheric conditions relatively unusual for coastal Southern California, weather experts said on Monday. A bolt of lightning, accompanied by what witnesses described as an explosive thunder clap, struck near the shore of Venice Beach on Sunday during a storm that materialized quickly and lasted about 15 minutes. ...

Man charged in N.H. teen's 9-month disappearance
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:47:50 -0400

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Conway, N.H., Police Department, shows Abigail Hernandez, 14, of North Conway, N.H., who disappeared on Oct. 9, 2013, after leaving school. New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster said Monday, July 21, 2014, that Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family Sunday evening. (AP Photo/Conway Police Department, File)15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home recently after vanishing 9 months ago.

Trial begins over Oklahoma City bombing
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:48:33 -0400

Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma CityAttorney: Suppressed video proves Timothy McVeigh had partner in 1995 attack.

2 marshals, cop wounded in NYC shooting; suspect dead
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:21:10 -0400

3 Law Enforcement Officers Shot In West VillagePolice: Fugitive task force, sex-assault suspect involved in shootout that left suspect dead.

Corruption trial begins for former Va. governor, wife
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:12:35 -0400

ADDS NAME OF LAWYER - Former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, center, with his attorney Henry W. Asbill, left, arrive at the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014, on the first day of jury selection in the corruption trial of McDonnell and his wife in Richmond, Va. Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A jury was selected on Monday to hear the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with the couple charged with selling political favors for a loan, gifts and vacations. McDonnell, 60, a Republican once mentioned as a potential presidential candidate, and the former Virginia first lady face a 14-count indictment alleging they accepted about $165,000 from a Virginia businessman in exchange for helping his dietary supplement company. The McDonnells deny the charges, contending in court filings there is no evidence they agreed to use their power to aid the executive, Jonnie Williams, founder of dietary supplement company Star Scientific Inc, which last month changed its name to Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc. With the jury selection complete, opening arguments in the trial at U.S. District Court in Richmond were expected to begin on Tuesday.

FAA proposes $12M fine against Southwest Airlines
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:55:19 -0400
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.
VA reform deal costs $17B
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:18:44 -0400

In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Miller and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday, July 28, to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans' care. (AP Photo/File)Deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17B to fix the program.

Court strikes down Virginia's gay marriage ban
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:59:33 -0400

People gathered at the Palm Beach County courthouse to show support for a ruling by a Monroe County judge allowing gay marriage in Monroe County, in West Palm BeachA federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

Criticism of Kerry infuriates White House
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:54:59 -0400

Secretary of State John Kerry leaves after speaking at a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Administration said livid at Israeli reaction to secretary of state's Gaza truce efforts.

IV lines in right place for 90-min. execution, says doctor
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:41:45 -0400

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. Wood took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during his execution in Arizona on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)PHOENIX (AP) ? Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday.

Right-wing think-tank: Lawsuit against Obama likely an epic fail
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:43:00 -0400

Boehner & Obama in the Oval OfficeThe Heritage Foundation, one of Washington?s preeminent right-wing think tanks, has a reputation for pulling no punches when it comes to going after President Obama. So if you are a Republican, and the Heritage Foundation is warning you that your political strategy may be a little too aggressive, you might want to listen. It?s not clear though, that the message is getting through to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Last week, a pair of Heritage Legal fellows examined Boehner?s proposal to sue President Obama over his alleged failure to faithfully enforce U.S. law and concluded that, as a legal matter, the case will face ?what may prove to be an insurmountable hurdle? over the legal concept of standing.

Jihadists open 'marriage bureau' to find wives for fighters
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:34:11 -0400

A militant of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses after the militants allegedly seized an Iraqi army checkpoint in the northern province of Salahuddin on June 11, 2014The Islamic State, which advocates public stoning for adultery, has opened a "marriage bureau" for women who want to wed its fighters in territory they control in Syria and Iraq. The jihadist group's office is operating from Al-Bab, a town in Aleppo province of northern Syria, for "single women and widows who would like to marry IS fighters", said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Running twice-weekly tours from Syria's Raqa to Iraq's Anbar, IS buses fly the group's black flag and play jihadist songs throughout the journey. IS has its roots in Iraq, but spread into Syria in late spring 2013.

9 children dead in Gaza blasts
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:59:49 -0400

MIDEAST PALESTINIANS ISRAEL CONFLICTExplosion in public garden killed 2 adults, injured 40. Israel blamed Hamas misfire.

2 Americans in Liberia said to have Ebola
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:30:01 -0400

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014, Medical personnel inside a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone. Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed some border crossings and ordered strict quarantines of communities affected by the Ebola outbreak. The announcement late Sunday came a day after Sirleaf formed a new taskforce charged with containing the disease, which has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region.(AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)Aid agency said workers tested positive for virus while fighting outbreak in hospital.

No deaths reported after rare Boston tornado
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:39:50 -0400

Residents survey damage in ReverePolice and emergency crews in the city of Revere, Massachusetts, outside Boston scrambled to clean up after a rare tornado touched down on Monday, downing power lines, damaging homes and overturning at least one car. The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down during a storm that brought heavy rains, lightning and flooding to Boston and many of its northern suburbs. State emergency management officials said they were not aware of injuries or fatalities from the storm. "We are in the process of evaluating the aftermath of the severe storm that passed through Revere this morning," Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo said on his official Twitter page.

24/7 Sarah Palin! Only $9.95 a month
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:30:26 -0400

Sarah Palin, then a Sportsman Channel hostNEW YORK (AP) ? Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

New telescope to seek pollution as sign of extraterrestrial life
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:53:50 -0400

Alien Smog: How Pollution Could Help Locate E.T.In the search for life beyond Earth, astronomers should look for signs of pollution in the atmospheres of alien planets outside the Earth's solar system, a new study says. The next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, which is set to launch in 2018, could hunt for worlds harboring alien life by sniffing their atmospheres for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), greenhouse gases that destroy ozone in the Earth's atmosphere. Of course, to very advanced civilizations, Earth's own greenhouse gases might signal a primitive world, the scientists said. "We consider industrial pollution as a sign of intelligent life, but perhaps civilizations more advanced than us, with their own SETI programs, will consider pollution as a sign of unintelligent life since it's not smart to contaminate your own air," study leader Henry Lin, a student at Harvard University, said in a statement.

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:42:33 -0400
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) ? Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.
10 people, including children, said killed in strike on Gaza park
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:04:40 -0400

Palestinian May Amin, 2, rides a swing while celebrating on the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. The Amin family, originally from the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza City, moved in with relatives in another part of town because of heavy Israeli strikes in their area. As Muslims began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Monday that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, there was mostly fear and mourning instead of holiday cheer in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) ? Palestinian official says 10 people, including children, killed in strike on park in Gaza.

Palestinians say strikes hit Gaza hospital, park
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:51:19 -0400

A Palestinian woman visits the graves of relatives marking the first day of Eid al-Fitr in a cemetery in Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Monday marked the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims usually start the day with dawn prayers and visiting cemeteries to pay their respects to the dead, with children getting new clothes, shoes and haircuts, and families visiting each other. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) ? The Gaza police operations room and a Palestinian health official say separate Israeli airstrikes hit the compound of Gaza City's main hospital and a nearby park, causing casualties.

Airstrikes hit main Gaza hospital compound, casualties reported
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:28:37 -0400

Palestinians pray in the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza City, Monday, July 28, 2014. The school, one of dozens of emergency shelters for those who have fled the fighting. It's the morning of Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday that caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. In normal times, the men would have worshipped at their neighborhood mosques. However, 20 mosques have been hit by Israeli warplanes so far, according to Palestinian officials. Israel says Hamas stores weapons and rockets in houses of worship. The men prefer to perform Eid prayers in the relative safety of the school. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) ? Palestinian officials: airstrike hits main Gaza hospital compound, causing casualties.

Kiefer Sutherland 'The most unprofessional dude in the world'
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Church cross removed by police in 'China's Jerusalem'
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:14:01 -0400

the razed remains of a Catholic church in a village in Pingyang countyBEIJING (AP) ? Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.

Gaza fighting lull as truce pressure builds
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:22:53 -0400

An Israeli army Merkava tank rolls along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr helps provide break as UN, US urge "immediate ceasefire."

2 hurt when cable on 'Skyhawk' ride in Ohio snaps
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:09:16 -0400

FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 file photo shows Windseeker, Knottís Berry Farm newest ride, holding 64 riders in 32 suspended twin seats, in Buena Park, Calif. Once a regional amusement park chain, Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. has become an industry giant. It brought in 23.5 million visitors last year to its amusement and water parks, including Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio and Knott's Berry Farm near Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire, File) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTSANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) ? An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:19:03 -0400

A Donetsk People's Republic APC travels in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Sunday, July 27, 2014. Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Reports of the intensifying unrest prompted a postponement of a trip to the site by a team of Dutch and Australian police officers that had planned to start searching for evidence and the remaining bodies. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) ? An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area.

France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:35:24 -0400

An Iraqi security officer, stands guard outside the Church of the Virgin Mary in the northern town of Bartala, east of the northern city of Mosul on June 15, 2012Al Qaeda in N. Iraq warns Christians to convert, pay religious tax or die.

Female bomber hits Nigerian gas station
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:14:08 -0400

100+ DEAD IN NIGERIAN BOMBINGSNorthern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, terrorized a third time in 24 hours.

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:04:21 -0400

Palestinians look at a pool of blood from victims of an explosion that killed 10 people, 9 of them children, at a park at Shati refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack and fighting in the Gaza war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) ? Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.


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