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  • UN Security Council calls for 'immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire' in Gaza

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    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN Security Council calls for 'immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire' in Gaza.

  • Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing

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    (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 ...

  • China profits boost Asian stock markets

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    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits. KEEPING SCORE: China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged 1.7 percent to 2,161.20. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 ...

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

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    (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 ...

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

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    (AP) NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create ...

  • AP Top Business News At Midnight EDT

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    (AP) Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad Comic-book convention organizers clash over name US meat supplier in China withdraws products Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58 In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future ...

  • AP Top Science News At Midnight EDT

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    (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 ...

  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a ...

  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. The dispute involves new guidelines ...

  • 5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

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    (AP) As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are ...

  • Rosario Murillo: Nicaragua's 'first comrade'

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    (AP) MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country's first lady, ...

  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

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    (AP) LUENEN, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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    (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

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    (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 ...

  • Big Macher scores upset in Bing Crosby at Del Mar

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    (AP) DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Big Macher won the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes by a half-length Sunday at Del Mar. Ridden by Tyler Baze, Big Macher ran six furlongs in 1:08.82 and paid $21.20, $6.20 and $4.40. Big Macher won ...

  • Girls killed, hurt in attack in Thailand's south

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    (AP) HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old girl was killed and seven people, including two other girls, were wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south. Police Col. Panya Karawanan said Monday that suspected insurgents detonated ...

  • First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

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    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night. Ryu (12-5) moved ...

  • Dodgers 4, Giants 3

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  • Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

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    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con. During a Sunday panel for his Fox show "The Following," a fan brought up the pop culture game known as "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," ...

  • Hurricane Hernan in Pacific moves away from Mexico

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    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Hernan spun deeper into the open Pacific on Sunday night after forming earlier in the day far off Mexico's western coast. It posed no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said ...

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