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  • Raw: Airstrike Shatters Fragile Calm in Gaza

    The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip. (July 28) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Gaza City, Gaza Strip - July 28, 2014 1. Plumes of smoke rise over Gaza City skyline after Israeli...

  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. The images, which came from the U.S. Director of...

  • Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama, who has said he was one of the untold millions of people around the world who were inspired by Mandela's life,...

  • Korean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Games

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games. Cho Yang-ho, chairman of Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group, said in a statement released by the company...

  • Construction begins on Detroit light rail project

    DETROIT (AP) — Construction is starting on a long-awaited commuter light rail project linking downtown Detroit to the city's New Center area. Woodward Avenue from Adams Street south to Campus Martius will be closed for about 120 days beginning Monday morning for M-1 Rail work. Crews will...

  • Oil depot catches fire amid clashes in Tripoli

    CAIRO (AP) — The Libyan government on Monday appealed for international help after a huge oil depot caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli. The interim government said in a statement posted on its website that the fighting between rival...

  • China profits boost Asia stocks, Europe unenthused

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits. Benchmarks in Paris and London also rose but many other European markets drifted lower. KEEPING SCORE: In morning...

  • HK pro-democracy news site folds, citing pressure

    HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure, the latest sign of mounting tensions as the semiautonomous Chinese city braces for a possible shutdown of its financial center by activists fighting Beijing's desire to limit democratic reforms....

  • Exec from Nebraska tribe honored for leadership

    WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) — The leader of the Winnebago Tribe's economic development company is receiving a national award for leading a successful minority-owned business. Ho-Chunk President and CEO Lance Morgan will be honored in Washington, D.C., during events promoting minority business...

  • Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen

    TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China. Nissan Motor Co. reported Monday a better-than-expected net profit of 112 billion yen ($1.1 billion) for the April-June first fiscal quarter, up...

  • Analysis: Clinton drama hangs over GOP lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the...

  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

    LUENEN, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The 750-megawatt Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Luenen GmbH & Co. power plant...

  • Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

    BEIJING (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. Evangelist Qu Linuo said he and about 200...

  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning. The council met as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr...

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have finally agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are holding a news conference Monday to...



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