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  • Expert: 'Mini tornado' caused skydiver death

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) — A safety expert for a national skydiving association says a "mini tornado" caused the accident that killed a correction officer and injured his instructor during a tandem jump. Gary Messina died in the accident Wednesday afternoon ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GAZA TRUCE UNRAVELS WITHIN HOURS A three-day cease-fire quickly ends, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the accord. 2. ...

  • Official says Israeli tank fire has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Official says Israeli tank fire has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza.

  • AP Top Political News At 6:03 a.m. EDT

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia Brokering a truce in Gaza no easy deal for Kerry Ginsburg: Court right to void clinic buffer zones House ...

  • AP Top News at 5:48 a.m. EDT

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) Gaza truce unravels within hours GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange ...

  • Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the Caribbean

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph ...

  • Tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, elsewhere ahead of Bertha

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, elsewhere ahead of Bertha.

  • Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans. For a $25 fee, they ...

  • How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) The Associated Press-GfK poll on foreign policy and President Barack Obama's approval ratings was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative ...

  • Gaza officials: Israeli tank fire kills 4 Palestinians after cease-fire

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza officials: Israeli tank fire kills 4 Palestinians after cease-fire.

  • Town changed, even with girls' killer behind bars

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) — Some residents of the small central Oklahoma town of Weleetka say their community has been forever changed by the deaths of two young girls who were gunned down on a backcountry road in 2008. The slayings ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 2:54 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) 3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect after heavy Israel-Hamas fighting Abbas looks for broad political support for attempt to seek war crimes charges against Israel CIA officers acted improperly when searching Senate computers in torture probe, IG holds Gas blast ...

  • AP Top News At 2:54 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) 3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds Gas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwanese port Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure Death toll ...

  • Couple channel grief into retreat for veterans

    4 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) OCQUEOC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a Michigan soldier who was killed in Iraq are honoring him by hosting veterans and their families free of charge for up to five days at a wilderness home where the families ...

  • Hearing set on stabbing suspect's mental health

    4 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The mental health of one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional character is up for discussion in a Wisconsin court. Two doctors have filed reports saying they don't believe ...

  • Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws. Now, thousands ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 2:07 a.m. EDT

    4 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) Opponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days Colorado considers a new look for edible pot In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much ...

  • WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York

    5 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — The sights and sounds of World War I flight are recreated regularly at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome north of New York City. An original American Curtiss JN-4H "Jenny" flies along with reproductions of a French Spad ...

  • Yosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to end

    5 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A day of big firefighting gains against a wildfire in Yosemite National Park means the last evacuations will soon end and threats to a rare grove of giant sequoias will shrink further. Residents from ...

  • Three-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect after heavy Israel-Hamas fighting

    5 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Three-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect after heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.

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