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Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors nonetheless set off for a second day at the crash site.

Gas blasts kill 25, injure 267 in Taiwanese port

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause.

Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

TEL EL-HAYAT, Lebanon (AP) — The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn't know how she'll pay the rent. She's gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who would pay for her housing.

Cantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.

Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.

Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.

Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.

Senate kills border crisis spending bill

Crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths at U.S.-Mexico border was impetus for $3.5B bill.

US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.

CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers.

U.S., U.N. announce Gaza cease-fire deal

Israel and Hamas have reportedly agreed to a humanitarian truce to begin Friday.

U.S., U.N. announce Gaza cease-fire deal

The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours.

15 dead, 228 injured in Taiwan gas blasts

A gas leak reportedly caused multiple explosions in downtown Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Witnesses: No security-camera videos show OKC blast

The FBI capped off its attempt to persuade a federal judge that it is not hiding unreleased surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by bringing witnesses Thursday who testified that there has never been any security-camera videos of the bomb going off.

Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

Violet Palmer, NBA's first female referee, publicly announces she is gay, engaged to partner

Violet Palmer came into the NBA as something of a trailblazer and pioneer, as she and Dee Kantner became the league's first ever female referees upon their arrival in 1997.

AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

2 killed, 100 injured in Taiwan gas blasts

A gas leak reportedly caused explosions in Taiwanese capital Taipei.

Ebola-infected doctor lauded for 'heroic and sacrificial service'

Even from his own sickbed, Dr. Kent Brantly continues to put the well-being of others before his own.

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