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  • 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. The...

  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. "Due...

  • Planes fly more victims from Ukraine crash site

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two cargo planes have flown 38 more coffins carrying victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster out of eastern Ukraine to a forensic center in the Netherlands for identification and investigation. The planes took off Saturday from Kharkiv, a government-controlled city...

  • Activists: Syrian rebels shoot down helicopter

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels have shot down a helicopter gunship over a slum in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least four people, activists said Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the helicopter was shot down with a missile Friday night over a poor...

  • State Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli

    WASHINGTON (AP) — State Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli.

  • Sunni official taken by gunmen in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad, police officers said Saturday. It was not immediately clear if Riyadh al-Adhdah, the head of the Baghdad Provincial Council, was...

  • 2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court for publishing articles lamenting alleged threats to judicial independence in the southern African kingdom. The sentencing Friday of lawyer Thulani...

  • 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. Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, is a boon for retailers in the Middle East, South Asia and beyond....

  • In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

    HONG KONG (AP) — As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift....

  • 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. Forensic workers in coveralls descend on the crash scene. Police tape seals off the site and keeps the full horror at a distance. There is an orderly numbering of the dead and gathering of the...

  • 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. Obama is denouncing "tax inversions" in his weekly radio and Internet address. He says companies are essentially renouncing their citizenship to...

  • In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

    HONG KONG (AP) — As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift....

  • Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con. Fans gathered Friday at the Capitol Gallery in downtown San Diego, where holographic versions of two characters from the film offered visitors a silent welcome before the...

  • Nebraska organic farm tours set Aug. 16

    ABIE, Neb. (AP) — Cover crops as part of a diverse cropping system will be part of the discussions during organic farm tours next month. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension says the first tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Larry Stanislav farm two miles north of Abie in...

  • TD Ameritrade invests $1.25M in financial planners

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — TD Ameritrade plans to invest $1.25 million over the next decade in helping students prepare for careers as financial planners. The Omaha, Nebraska-based online brokerage says it hopes more students will consider studying financial planning because the demand for financial...



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