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Obama voices concern about casualties in Gaza

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expressing serious concern about the rising number of casualties in the Gaza Strip.

Dutch: Plane crash site needs full forensic sweep

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Dutch experts are calling for a full forensic sweep of the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down.

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

Police probe other attacks after transients killed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police were investigating whether three teenagers suspected of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole were responsible for dozens of other attacks on transients in recent months.

Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and three of their children after working overseas for several years.

UN watchdog: Iran's been living up to its end of nuclear deal

Iran has eliminated all its most sensitive nuclear material in line with an interim deal struck with world powers, a new UN atomic agency report showed Monday. Days after a deadline to reach a lasting nuclear deal was pushed back four...Show More Summary

More studies needed in apparent chokehold death

NEW YORK (AP) — The medical examiner's office has not yet determined what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him.

Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.

'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been barred from responding to 911 calls, the Fire Department of New York said.

Massive tobacco judgment unlikely to stick

Decision by Florida jury Friday to impose $23.6 billion damages on RJ Reynolds won't stand, say experts.

Why the US is not as 'good' as Ireland, or Finland

Simon Anholt, creator of the Good Country Index, discusses what makes a country "good" and why Ireland ranks No. 1.

Dutch tell rebels: Train full of bodies must leave

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Dutch forensic investigators told the armed separatists guarding train cars full of bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet that the train must be allowed to leave within hours.

Kerry makes mic gaffe on Gaza

US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to criticize Israel in candid remarks caught on an open microphone between television interviews Sunday. Kerry was heard talking about Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza to a State Department official identified as Jonathan Finer just before appearing on the "Fox News Sunday" political talk show. Show More Summary

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

A television station revealed the dark truth about a supplier.

Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It is now anger.

Malaysia plane recovery operation stumbles forward

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — The chaotic Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 recovery effort stumbled again Monday, with more bodies found at the sprawling crash site but a worrisome power outage in the refrigerated train holding over 200 of the dead.

Ukraine workers find more bodies at crash site

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Rescuers retrieved more bodies Monday in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, killing all 298 people aboard.

Immigration debate upended by a flood of children

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border has dramatically redefined the nation's yearlong debate on immigration.

AP PHOTOS: As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin

For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day.

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