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  • AP Top News at 7:49 a.m. EDT

    4 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the ...

  • Father, stepmother of found boy due in court

    5 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court. A pretrial hearing is scheduled Monday morning in Wayne County juvenile court for ...

  • Porch shooter back in court for 3rd day of trial

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony. Theodore Wafer will return to Wayne County court Monday. He's charged with second-degree murder ...

  • Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    5 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep ...

  • No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says

    5 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket." "Shrek the Musical" is enjoying a summer run in the ...

  • Small plane crash on Fla. beach; 2 on ground hit

    6 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) VENICE, Fla. (AP) — A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. The ...

  • Hernan weakens to a tropical storm in the Pacific

    7 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Hernan has weakened to a tropical storm far off Mexico's Pacific coast. The storm had been a hurricane but posed no threat to land. Hernan's maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 70 mph (110 kph) with ...

  • AP Top News At 4:35 a.m. EDT

    7 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad 5 things to know about coal trade, global warming Relative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-fire Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 4:33 a.m. EDT

    8 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) Coal exports help US clean up global warming pollution at home — but still pollute elsewhere 5 things to know about how US coal exports shift global warming problem onto other countries Relative lull in Israel-Hamas fighting as calls mount ...

  • Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn

    8 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — ...

  • Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes

    8 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them. The Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento ...

  • Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing

    8 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger jet that was blasted out of the sky over the Soviet Union more ...

  • Man dies after lightning hits California beach

    8 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said. Witnesses said they saw a glare of light and heard ...

  • Jury deliberations to continue in Ventura case

    10 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After a weekend break, jurors weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle are entering their fifth day of deliberations. Jurors have had the case since last Tuesday. ...

  • Shave ice vendor defies town's new ban on peddlers

    10 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a fight in Westerly, Rhode Island. The dispute pits street vendors trying to stay in business in the beach town against officials who say the ...

  • Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes

    12 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California made progress Sunday against a wildfire that has destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed one home ...

  • AP Top Health News At 12:04 a.m. EDT

    12 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed Aid Group: 2nd ...

  • AP Top Science News At Midnight EDT

    12 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical US plans wide seismic testing of sea floor Caught on radar: Beer-loving bugs swarm in Midwest North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    12 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum last week when Venezuelan officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside a half-built Caracas skyscraper. Residents boarded buses for government-provided apartments in the town of ...

  • Today in History

    12 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 28, 1914, World War I began as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. On this date: In ...

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