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  • Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said Tuesday that the singer-songwriter whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl" will receive the prize in Washington in November. The Gershwin Prize...

  • US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train. The White House is releasing the results of a report...

  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under...

  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic, violent protests in Europe against Gaza conflict

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic, violent protests in Europe against Gaza conflict.

  • UK gov't announces inquiry on Russian spy death

    LONDON (AP) — The British government Tuesday announced plans for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the 2006 death of poisoned ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising tensions with Russia, means investigators can look into whether the Russian state...

  • Military exercises delay flights throughout China

    BEIJING (AP) — China's airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee said military exercises are the reason. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said airports affected include the major cities of Shanghai,...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 22

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. TROPICAL DEPRESSION MOVES WEST ACROSS THE ATLANTIC Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center expect the depression to into a trough of low pressure in two to three days. Early Tuesday, the depression...

  • Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case

    GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case. The steep loss contrasted sharply with the profit of 1.045 billion...

  • Court rules France responsible in toxic algae case

    PARIS (AP) — A court in western France has held the French state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach when it was choked with toxic algae. The decision at an appeals court in Nantes represents a major victory for ecologists and for the horse's owner, Vincent Petit,...

  • NYC owner of wedding venue gets 10-year sentence

    NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of a popular Brooklyn restaurant that closed abruptly and left dozen of couples without a wedding venue has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Jason Stevens pleaded guilty last month to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud charges. He closed his restaurant,...

  • Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets in the coastal strip and diplomatic efforts intensified to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed at...

  • Former general withdraws from Indonesian election

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto said Tuesday he rejected the presidential election process as unfair and that he was withdrawing from the contest as nearly complete results showed his opponent leading with 52 percent of the vote. The announcement came as...

  • Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A train carrying the remains of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands, a journey which has been agonizingly slow for relatives of the victims. An AP reporter saw the...

  • Congress faces gridlock on Veterans Affairs and border spending bills

    With just days left for Congress to legislate before adjourning for the summer, House and Senate leaders remain at odds over major border legislation and a bill to overhaul the troubled Veterans Affairs department.

  • Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said he'll do whatever...



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