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  • US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. The announcement came hours...

  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic...

  • Fancy Farm organizers want tamer crowd

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Before television, Kentucky politicians had to travel to the annual Fancy Farm picnic to make sure their message got out to a large crowd. These days, the crowd comes to Fancy Farm to get on television. Organizers of the annual western Kentucky picnic say they...

  • Elvis' guitar donor says he is rightful owner

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who donated to a South Dakota museum a slightly damaged acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley that is at the center of a custody battle insisted Thursday he had the right to give it away because he owned it. A federal judge has been asked to determine...

  • Block has money edge on Fung ahead of GOP primary

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidate Ken Block has a money edge over Republican opponent Allan Fung leading into the Sept. 9 primary. According to filings made Wednesday and Thursday with the Board of Elections, Block finished the quarter that ended June 30 with around...

  • New group jumping into Alaska Senate race

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A new group is getting involved in Alaska's U.S. Senate race, aimed at curbing spending by outside groups that don't disclose their donors. CounterPAC wants Democratic Sen. Mark Begich and Republican hopeful Dan Sullivan to disavow any "secret" money spent on...

  • NYC mayor seeks to ease tension after arrest death

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a scene not witnessed at City Hall for decades, the mayor sat between his police commissioner and one of the police department's most outspoken critics on Thursday, trying to ease tensions with minority communities after the in-custody death of a black man who was...

  • American detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned'

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating. Choson Sinbo, a pro-North Korea newspaper based in Japan, published...

  • Fla. boy, 12, arrested in homeless man's killing

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old Florida boy was under arrest Thursday and accused of fatally shooting a homeless man in the head during a "horrific event," police said. The boy is suspected in the killing of 54-year old Thomas Trent after being identified in a surveillance...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ___ As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it WASHINGTON (AP) — For millions of workers, happy days aren't quite here again. Though the U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent, the Gallup Organization has found that...

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