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Air travel a leap of faith for passengers

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel....
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Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:22am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel - dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military - is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel....
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US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday....
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Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:41am
OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) -- An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week....
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Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:37am
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides....
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Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:34am
ABOARD USS INDEPENDENCE (AP) -- Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday....
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Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:15pm
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels....
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House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written....
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Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:42pm
MIAMI (AP) -- Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five....
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War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:17pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:03pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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House votes to simplify education tax breaks

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students....
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Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:08pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday....
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Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:28pm
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table....
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Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:17pm
The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment. A question and answer look at the current state of executions....
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Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:54pm
Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in "The Purple Rose of Cairo."...
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Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller....
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FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel....
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Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:52pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subjected to torture....
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As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:31pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president....
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