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Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen's death
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes violent protests in suburban St. Louis.
Monday, August 18, 2014

AP News in Brief
As Gaza cease-fire talks wind down, divisions emerge among Palestinians
Monday, August 18, 2014

World News Briefs
Israel and Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal, clearing way for resumption of talks
Monday, August 11, 2014

Israel withdraws most troops from Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an apparent winding down of the nearly monthlong operation against Hamas that has left more than 1,800 Palestinians and 60 Israelis dead.
Monday, August 4, 2014

AP News in Brief
American nurse sick with Ebola to leave West Africa, land in US Tuesday morning
Monday, August 4, 2014

World Briefs, Saturday, August 2
Conservatives on board with toughened House bill on border crisis, Obama condemns plan
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Groups Seek to Block Upcoming Deportation Hearings
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A coalition of immigrant-rights advocacy groups has asked a federal court to block upcoming deportation proceedings against several minors unless they are provided legal representation.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dogs That Killed Michigan Man Will Be Euthanized
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) -- A couple charged with second-degree murder after their two dogs fatally mauled a Michigan jogger agreed Friday to give up ownership of the animals and have them euthanized.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Prosecutor: Peanut Plant Faked Salmonella Results
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak cut corners and sent fake lab results to customers, endangering consumers nationwide, federal prosecutors said Friday as they opened a rare case seeking criminal punishment for corporate workers over food poisoning.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Americans with Ebola Returning to US for Treatment
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Many Don't Feel Economy Strengthening
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For millions of workers, happy days aren't quite here again.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels, deaths spike
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Thursday to destroy Hamas' tunnel network designed for deadly attacks inside Israel "with or without a cease-fire," as the Palestinian death toll soared past 1,400 -- surpassing the number killed in Israel's last major invasion of Gaza five years ago.
Friday, August 1, 2014

CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers.
Friday, August 1, 2014

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT
Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels as death toll surpasses that of last Gaza conflict
Friday, August 1, 2014

Medical examiner IDs man in Chicago work shooting
CHICAGO (AP) -- The local medical examiner has identified the man accused of shooting and wounding his boss before fatally shooting himself inside a Chicago high-rise office building.
Friday, August 1, 2014

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA plans to make oxygen -- a key ingredient of rocket fuel -- on Mars early next decade.
Friday, August 1, 2014

Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

AP News in Brief
As Israel steps up Gaza operation, strikes hit UN shelter for war refugees, shopping area
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons
Headline: Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

AP News in Brief
Israel hits symbols of Hamas power, Gaza power plant, scores killed
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians -- including nine children playing on a swing -- in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

AP News in Brief
Israeli PM warns of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza war as violence rages despite Muslim holiday
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

AP News in Brief
Gaza war rages with Hamas, Israel exchanging fire despite truce pledges ahead Muslim holiday
Monday, July 28, 2014

AP News in Brief
US tries to make case that Ukraine separatists downed passenger plane, with Russian complicity
Monday, July 21, 2014

Mayor: Cop killer said he was 'going to be famous'
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Obama seeks governors' support on immigrant kids
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.
Monday, July 14, 2014

AP News in Brief
Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza, fearing Israeli bombing
Monday, July 14, 2014

No Iran breakthrough with Kerry in Vienna
VIENNA (AP) -- Joint efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western foreign ministers failed Sunday to advance faltering nuclear talks with Iran, with the target date for a deal only a week away.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Sheriff: Bus was hit by stolen car going wrong way
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) -- A car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway, killing the car's driver and injuring 19 people on the bus, had just been stolen and was headed in the wrong direction, authorities said.
Monday, July 14, 2014

World Briefs
6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Palestinian teen; killers had 'nationalistic' motives
Monday, July 7, 2014

World News Briefs
Iraqi officials say militants have captured 2 border crossings, 1 with Jordan, 1 with Syria
Monday, June 23, 2014


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