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  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. Israel declared that Ben-Gurion...

  • Mexico's circuses caught up in animal rights spat

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's "circus wars" are heating up, with a growing movement to ban circus animals meeting rising anger from circus workers. There have been messages posted on social networking sites urging people to attack circuses, Armando Cedeno, the head of the nation's...

  • Qatar, Saudi rulers meet for Gaza cease-fire talks

    Updated: 1 min ago

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For the first time since an unprecedented diplomatic rift among Gulf powerhouses, Qatar's emir flew to Saudi Arabia late Tuesday in a surprise visit and met with King Abdullah to discuss cease-fire efforts that have yet to bring an end to 15 days of war in...

  • Selig still waiting on Tommy John report

    Updated: 26 min ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is "anxious" to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among pitchers. A handful of experts, including Dr. James Andrews and New York Yankees team physician Dr....

  • Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot

    Updated: 43 min ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot. The measure would allow adults 21 and older to buy and possess marijuana and would give the...

  • Coast Guard looking for hoax caller from Maryland

    Updated: 45 min ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is asking for the public's help in identifying a person who has made numerous false distress calls from southern Maryland. Capt. Kevin Kiefer, commander of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, said in a news release Tuesday that the same male voice has...

  • General: Guard to take observation role at border

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday. Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said...

  • Bulls sign forward McDermott, guard Brooks

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls say they have signed Doug McDermott, their first-round draft pick and last season's college player of the year. Terms of the deal involving the 6-foot-8 forward from Creighton weren't released. The Bulls acquired 22-year-old McDermott after Denver...

  • 7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. They argued that some players won't be fairly compensated under the plan, especially...

  • Idaho lawmaker committee examines public defense

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on a committee charged with fixing Idaho's public defense system were cautioned Tuesday that if they create new standards to ensure indigent defendants get a fair shake in court, the state could open itself up to lawsuits. Ada County Public Defender...

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