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  • Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade ...

  • Police supes say department leaders spiked audit

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Las Vegas police supervisors want the Nevada attorney general to investigate whether superiors covered up a report about systemic problems in the department's air unit after an officer died last year. The Las Vegas Review-Journal ...

  • Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary ...

  • Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology. Starting this ...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, July 14, to Sunday, July 20: UNITED STATES 1. MAGIC!, "Rude" (RCA Records) 2. Iggy Azalea, "Fancy" (Virgin EMI Records) 3. Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" (Capitol Records ...

  • Corn extends slump; grain price at four-year low

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) The price of corn is falling further as a mix of sunshine, rain and moderate temperatures increases the likelihood of a record crop this year. Corn for delivery in September dropped 3.75 cents, or 1 percent, to $3.68 a bushel ...

  • 'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlock," is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday. "We ...

  • Town hopes for answers after missing teen returns

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — After a 15-year-old girl returned safely to her family nine months after vanishing on the way home from school, townspeople who searched and prayed that she would return are relieved — and looking for answers about ...

  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    2 hours ago

    (AP) KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation ...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, July 14 to Sunday, July 20 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and ...

  • Man charged in Oklahoma with child abuse in Kenya

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children. Matthew Lane Durham, of Edmond, is accused of engaging in sex acts with ...

  • Police: Man leaves mom, 98, in truck at casino

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a North Carolina man left a vulnerable person sitting in his truck in a casino parking garage for nearly five hours: his 98-year-old mother. Anne Arundel County Police say 67-year-old Dwight McGinnis ...

  • Grain lower, beef and pork higher

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 5.50 cents lower at $5.2450 a bushel; Sept corn was 3.75 cents lower at 3.6025 a bushel; Dec oats were 1 ...

  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution is getting a splash of pop culture, thanks to a flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The verified Twitter account for the EPA's Office of Water ...

  • Teen mother of newborn buried in NC yard arrested

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LOUISBURG, N.C (AP) — A North Carolina teenager whose newborn baby died and was buried in her family's suburban yard faces a felony charge of concealing the birth. Franklin County District Attorney Sam Currin said Tuesday the 16-year-old mother was ...

  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are preparing to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the border with Mexico. The measure also would provide immediate aid to ...

  • AP Top International News At 3:22 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials US to present intelligence data on plane crash 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls Jakarta governor wins Indonesian ...

  • Court: Security firm liable for unsafe parking lot

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A security firm that was patrolling the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in a rough Las Vegas neighborhood when a man was fatally attacked there in 2004 must pay $1 million to his family, the ...

  • Protect yourself from identity theft

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in ...

  • First lady tells America to 'Drink Up' more water

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the national "Drink Up" ...

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