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  • FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Some lawmakers in Germany want the hosting rights reviewed because of Russia's alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine...

  • Navardauskas wins Stage 19 of Tour de France

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BERGERAC, France (AP) — Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania led a late breakaway in a downpour to win the 19th Stage of the Tour de France on Friday after hitching a ride with his Garmin-Sharp teammates. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader's yellow jersey and is...

  • Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators combed the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down, taking notes and photos as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and bring...

  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. Throughout the...

  • In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting. Palestinian health officials say more than 800 Palestinians have been killed and more than 5,200 wounded by...

  • Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home. Hung Yu-ting escaped through a hole in the fuselage that opened up after...

  • 5 killed in West Bank, amid new Gaza truce efforts

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled unrest in the West Bank, where five Palestinians were killed in protests....

  • Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says it's a blessing more people didn't die when a tornado swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore that claimed two lives and injured dozens others. McAuliffe toured the Cherrystone Family Camping and RV Resort on the...

  • Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is "imminent", escalating the military action there. Col. Steve Warren, citing U.S. intelligence, says the U.S. has seen the systems moving closer to the border...

  • Senate backs new commandant for Marine Corps

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a new commander for the Marine Corps and a new leader in Afghanistan. By voice vote this week, the Senate approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Gen. Joseph Dunford to be commandant of the Marine Corps. Dunford succeeds Gen. James...

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