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  • Official: 13 killed as shells hit Gaza UN school

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    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: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    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...

  • West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force...

  • Khmer Rouge tribunal readies way for genocide case

    Updated: 14 min 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,...

  • Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

    Updated: 44 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations. A report to be released Wednesday from the office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a...

  • Asia stocks rise on earnings, await US growth data

    Updated: 1 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...

  • Official: Venezuela tried to pressure Aruba

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — Aruba's top prosecutor said Tuesday that Venezuela ratcheted up various types of pressure against the Dutch Caribbean island and the Netherlands in recent days to try to win the release of a powerful former general wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking charges....

  • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders. If he goes to trial, Zhou...

  • Heavy rain causes flooding across much of Colorado

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Combining weather systems are drawing moisture into Colorado, causing flooding across the state. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for nearly the whole state Tuesday. High and low pressure systems, combined with typical summer monsoon moisture,...

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