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  • At White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympics

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singers Kay Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics. Nearly five...

  • Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday. The series...

  • Survey: China manufacturing at 27-month high

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing rose to the highest level in more than two years in July in the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is perking up after a series of mini-stimulus measures unleashed by authorities. The purchasing managers' index compiled by the China...

  • Default fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina entered economic limbo Thursday, forced into a default that could undermine an already frail economy if a dispute with U.S. creditors is not resolved soon. President Cristina Fernandez and her economy minister both insisted they were open to...

  • Met Opera asks mediator to resolve labor gridlock

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers. A federal mediator arrived Thursday to...

  • US prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probe

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A criminal defense attorney said Thursday that he has been retained by the office of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a federal prosecutor threatened to widen an investigation into the governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission. Elkan Abramowitz said...

  • Boat collision off Fla. Keys kills 1, injures 1

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — A boat collision off the Florida Keys has left one woman dead and injured another. The Coast Guard said in a news release that a 44-foot Catamaran and 55-foot sport-fishing boat collided Thursday afternoon near Mud Key, ejecting both women from the sailboat into the...

  • Man accused of putting needles in packaged meat

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat "just for the hell of it" at a grocery store in his hometown at least seven times over more than a year....

  • US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700...

  • Signed ticket from Gehrig's last game nets $95,600

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for $95,600 at an auction on Thursday, and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier sold for $388,375. The July 4, 1939, ticket and the 1971...

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