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  • UN says aid to Syria being used as 'tactic of war'

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is accusing the Syrian government and opposition fighters of obstructing humanitarian aid to Syrians as "a tactic of war" and demanding that all parties allow access to millions in desperate need of help. Ban said in his monthly...

  • Iraqis: Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say Islamic extremist militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. The residents say the Islamic State militants, who overran Mosul in June and imposed their harsh...

  • Swiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop

    Updated: 32 min ago

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG on Thursday posted a net profit drop of 7 percent compared with a year ago, weighed down by a strong Swiss franc and charges from one of its diagnostic units. The world's biggest manufacturer of cancer drugs, which reports earnings...

  • Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground

    Updated: 32 min ago

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed the deaths and injuries early Thursday at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort...

  • Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

    Updated: 32 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday. Jaylin Steffany Landaverry Galdanez, 17, died Tuesday and Olga Galdanez, 42, died Sunday, according to...

  • State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

    Updated: 32 min ago

    JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry. The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find any evidence of it in Lake...

  • Man held after wild car-theft spree near Denver

    Updated: 32 min ago

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — What began as a traffic stop quickly devolved into a midday crime spree, during which a man wielding a rifle in one hand and a handgun in the other waved them wildly at cars driving down a highway, burst through a closed garage door in a stolen SUV and attempted...

  • Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

    Updated: 32 min ago

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Marine Corps officers have launched a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or months later after returning to the United States, a military spokesman said Thursday. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun was being...

  • Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    Updated: 32 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry. They repeated that even as they struggled to get civil unions passed through the Colorado Legislature. Then, less than a year after...

  • Baldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest

    Updated: 32 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May. Baldwin told a Manhattan judge Thursday he'd rather pay a fine than apologize over the encounter that started when police stopped him for riding a bicycle the wrong...

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