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AP Top Headlines At 12:46 p.m. EDT
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Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

28 min 11 sec ago
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing 15 people, Gaza health officials said....
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A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

36 min 16 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year....
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Senate reprieve for highly-contested border bill

50 min 51 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer....
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UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

1 hour 4 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation....
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Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

1 hour 14 min ago
DETROIT (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home's wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said....
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Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

1 hour 57 min ago
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields - deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died....
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Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC's Peter Pan

2 hours 9 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams....
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Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17

2 hours 28 min ago
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said....
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2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

2 hours 32 min ago
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks....
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Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

2 hours 55 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on the country's key energy and finance sectors....
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Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

4 hours 27 min ago
BERLIN (AP) -- Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles....
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What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

4 hours 52 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!...
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How high-level Chinese officials are taken down

6 hours 33 min ago
BEIJING (AP) -- The investigation into China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for graft. It's hard to predict how his case will be handled in the opaque, secretive world of Chinese politics, but here's how such prosecutions tend to play out, though not necessarily always in this sequence:...
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10 Things to Know for Today

7 hours 18 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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AP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest

8 hours 6 min ago
ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) -- At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees....
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AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

8 hours 34 min ago
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed....
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US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

8 hours 44 min ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business....
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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

8 hours 50 min ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally....
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Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

8 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish. Her bill would open more federal lands to hunters, and conservation groups liked it too....
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House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

9 hours 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care....
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