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  • Official: 13 killed as shells hit Gaza UN school

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — At least 13 people were killed early Wednesday after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said another 90 Palestinians were wounded in the...

  • AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed. For the moment, the...

  • Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine. Prime Minister Tony...

  • Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada...

  • How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on immigration was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. The original sample was drawn from a panel of...

  • Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children who are crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America. And most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum-seekers generally....

  • US sues Pennsylvania over police fitness tests

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given to its applicant for state trooper positions. It says the tests discriminate against women and keeps them out of entry-level positions. The Justice Department's lawsuit was filed...

  • Khmer Rouge tribunal readies way for genocide case

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed tribunal on Wednesday began a hearing to prepare for the genocide trial of the two senior surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, under whose rule an estimated 1.7 million people died in the late 1970s from starvation, exhaustion,...

  • Argentina, US bondholders meet as deadline looms

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister emerged from daylong negotiations aimed at preventing a default Tuesday to say both sides had finally spoken for the first time, a development that raised hopes that a deal might be reached to avert a financial crisis. Minister Axel...

  • Asia stocks rise on earnings, await US growth data

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks rose Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data and as cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. countered a lower close on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 recouped losses at the open to rise 0.3 percent to 15,662.84 in...

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