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  • Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early on Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state launched a high-level effort to end two weeks of deadly...

  • Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away. Already, the new results provide...

  • Detroit retirees vote in favor of pension cuts

    DETROIT (AP) — Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history. The city disclosed results from two months of balloting, which ended July 11. Judge...

  • US wants international push for Mideast cease-fire

    CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support as he pushes for a Mideast cease-fire, but he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term solution. "We will work to see if there is some way...

  • Texas man gets 16 years for injuring officer

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a car crash that caused a San Antonio police officer's leg to be amputated. A state district judge delivered the punishment to 27-year-old Kevin Balditt on Monday. Balditt pleaded guilty in April to intoxication...

  • Cambodian political rivals hold fresh talks

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Leaders of Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties met Tuesday for talks aimed at ending a yearlong political deadlock since last year's contentious election. Eight representatives from the two camps, including Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam...

  • Prosecutors seek death for police officer's killer

    HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are presenting their case for a death penalty for a 23-year-old man convicted of capital murder in the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner. The punishment phase of the trial of Harlem Lewis III continues...

  • Imax, Shanghai Film to open 19 screens in China

    HONG KONG (AP) — Imax and China's biggest state-owned film exhibitor are teaming up to open 19 giant screen cinemas in the world's No. 2 movie market. Imax Corp. and Shanghai Film Corp. said Tuesday that a "significant number" of the theaters will open before the end of 2015. No financial...

  • Bay Area water district mulls hiring 'water cops'

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area water district is set to vote on the hiring of "water cops" to issue fines to people caught wasting water. The Santa Clara Valley Water District board must decide Tuesday whether to spend $500,000 to hire up to 10 temporary workers to help...

  • Asia shares rise as Ukraine plane tensions ease

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased after pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the aircraft's black boxes. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.2 percent to 23,667.46 as investors snapped up...

  • Body of missing S.Korean shipping tycoon found

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Tuesday that they have found a body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April's ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing. The body was found in an agricultural field in the southern South Korean city of...

  • BART police enforce stretching ban at stations

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bay Area Rapid Transit police have started enforcing a ban on sleeping, lying or sitting with legs stretched out at a busy downtown San Francisco station. Agency officials tell the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1losCep ) the campaign at the Powell Street station...

  • Plans to rebuild Haiti capital displace families

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The broad avenues in the Haitian government's promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm trees, parks and manicured expanses of grass. The new ministry buildings are sleek and modern but retain some of the neo-classical architecture of the former...

  • 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...

  • Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access. "What exactly are they trying to...



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