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  • US launches charm offensive against wary India

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Two senior U.S. officials are wrapping up a dayslong visit to India to pitch a fresh start in a strained partnership with the new government in New Delhi. Secretary of State John Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker have been trying to smooth over brittle...

  • Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy...

  • Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of riot police in Paris deployed near the Israeli Embassy Thursday for the first major pro-Israel rally since the start of the latest Gaza war. Several thousand people turned out for the rally, waving signs with slogans like "Gaza hostage of Hamas" and "We...

  • Canada man accused in killings fit to stand trial

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others in June has been found fit to stand trial. Justin Bourque, 24, faces three first-degree murder charges and two counts of attempted murder in...

  • Dutch retrieve DNA of some Ukraine crash victims

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional DNA samples from 25 victims at a mortuary in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said from Kiev Wednesday the...

  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease as the death toll from the worst recorded outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa. U.S. health officials urged...

  • Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they did not say where in the...

  • Gas explosions kill 15, injure 228 in Taiwan

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's National Fire Agency says 15 people were killed and 228 were injured a series of gas leak explosions in a southwestern city. The fire agency says five firefighters are among the dead. Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah says there were at least five...

  • Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity. The deal announced late Wednesday is the latest move by media companies...

  • House leaders abandon border bill

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Short on votes, House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support. An hour later, they called an urgent meeting to plot their next...

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