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  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near. "We certainly have made...

  • CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies lands in Eindhoven

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies lands in Eindhoven.

  • Unions, Chris Christie clashing again

    Gov. Chris Christie's summertime talks with residents in beach communities starting Tuesday come with a theme that has some of his biggest critics riled up anew.

  • Health officials crack down on Medicaid marketing

    Florida has banned health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid recipients as the state rolls out its massive plan to privatize its health insurance program for low-income individuals and the disabled.

  • Judge declines to add defendants to pension case

    A Superior Court judge has turned down the state's request to add municipal governments, school districts and scores of other defendants to a lawsuit that challenges the 2011 overhaul of Rhode Island's pension system.

  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine. Delta Air Lines turned around one of its jets midflight...

  • 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila. Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says...

  • Fire burns Los Angeles-area charter school

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say more than 30 firefighters battled a blaze that significantly damaged a single-story charter high school in the Los Angeles area. LA County Fire inspector Scott Miller said two firefighters were hospitalized Tuesday after fighting the fire at Animo High School...

  • Deputy shot, injured in Southern Calif. standoff

    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says one of its police officers was shot in a confrontation with several armed suspects but is expected to survive. Department spokesman Albert Martinez says the deputy was one of many responding to an assault with a...

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don't necessarily mean another trip to the...

  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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." Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference from the...

  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. Israel declared that Ben-Gurion Airport...

  • Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward in closely watched First Amendment case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward in closely watched First Amendment case.

  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement. Israeli Prime...

  • Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs. The court ruled in favor of the state of Arizona in the case of Joseph Wood, who was convicted of murder in...



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