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  • Argentina zoo freezes polar bear move to Canada

    MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada. The director of the Mendoza Zoo in western Argentina told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 28-year-old bear...

  • China cracks down on online rumors, porn

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have tightened already rigorous Internet controls by cracking down on online pornography and what state media called "rumormongers" and "slanderous content." The state news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday that the country would target pornography on...

  • Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

    When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel 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...

  • Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

    NEW YORK (AP) — What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to work. The iPhone and its Android...

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening...

  • Raw: Massive Explosion in Gaza City

    A huge explosion lit up the night sky over Gaza City orange as Israel continued its relentless offensive in the Gaza Strip. (July 22) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Gaza City, Gaza Strip - July 22, 2014 1. Huge explosion nearby, sky lights up orange, cloud of smoke moves toward...

  • New CEOs urge Market Basket workers to return

    TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — The Market Basket supermarket chain's new co-CEOs are urging protesting employees to go back to work, saying they are committed to continuing its "tradition of excellence and dedication." Felicia Thornton and Jim Gooch said Tuesday they saw no alternative but to fire...

  • Chinese aim for big Asian carp catch in Miss.

    BAIRD, Miss. (AP) — If you can't beat them, eat them. That's Mississippi's approach to invasive Asian carp, a pesky fish the state is trying to turn into a job creator by catching and exporting it to China. Moon River Foods said Tuesday that it would invest $3 million and hire up to 100...

  • GateHouse Media parent to buy Providence Journal

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The parent company of Gatehouse Media LLC on Tuesday announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H. Belo Corp. for $46 million cash. New York-based New Media Investment Group Inc. said it expects to complete the deal...

  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi....

  • CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife Shelly Sterling can sell the...

  • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. The intelligence officials were...

  • Cause of fire at Williston company unknown

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze. The fire, which started around midnight Monday and continued to burn late Tuesday afternoon, grew...

  • Kauai man sues Hawaii PUC chairwoman over rental

    LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Kauai man is suing the chairwoman of the state Public Utilities Commission, saying she damaged his property while illegally running a bed and breakfast on the island's north shore. Michael Sheehan, of Hanalei, filed a lawsuit against Hermina Morita and her husband last...

  • 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...



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