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Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 2:47am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would eventually be found....
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Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:14am
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters....
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AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:59pm
SYDNEY (AP) -- A prominent researcher, two activists and at least three others headed to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the scientific community....
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AP WAS THERE: Man walks on the moon

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:25pm
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US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:21pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board....
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1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:51pm
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home, burying 11-year-old Ahmed, 14-year-old Walaa and 16-year-old Mohammed under debris in their beds....
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What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:53pm
BRUSSELS (AP) -- One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed:...
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Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:31pm
The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats plan to make against Republicans in November and in the next presidential election....
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AP Analysis: Downed jet could alter Ukraine crisis

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:20pm
PARIS (AP) -- The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine is likely to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved to the world....
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AP ANALYSIS: Israel and Hamas dislike status quo

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:25pm
If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change....
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AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 298 shot down

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:16pm
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- In the sunflower fields around eastern Ukraine, lines of rescue workers disappeared into thick, tall growth, searching the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield. Elsewhere, news of the tragedy sparked an outpouring of grief and prayer as Malaysia reeled from the second disaster to hit its national airline in less than five months....
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UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:37am
LONDON (AP) -- Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs....
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Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:05am
LONDON (AP) -- To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than done in the middle of a war zone....
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Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:52am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Move over, pot brownies....
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In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:27am
BEIRUT (AP) -- Across the broad swath of territory it controls bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads, police traffic, administer courts, and have even set up an export system of smuggled crude from oil fields they control....
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Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:39am
SYDNEY (AP) -- In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine....
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Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each....
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Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:18am
The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world's airlines....
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Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:54am
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem....
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Secrets leaker Manning to begin gender treatments

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National security leaker Chelsea Manning can get initial treatment for a gender-identity condition from the military after the Bureau of Prisons rejected the Army's request to accept her transfer from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility....
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