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  • At busy Gaza morgue, the dead – considered martyrs – are dressed for burial in Muslim ritual

    Karin Laub, The Associated Press 0


    BEIT LAHIA, Palestine – In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table. With swift, steady movements, Jadallah swaddled a toddler in a white burial

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  • US court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims involving thousands of Colombian deaths

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    MIAMI – A divided U.S. federal appeals court has thrown out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by thousands of Colombians killed during years of civil war. A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims. The lawsuits accused Chiquita

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  • Aruba says ex-Venezuelan intelligence official detained on request from US government

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    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Authorities in Aruba have detained a close confidant of former President Hugo Chavez who had been appointed Venezuela’s consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government for involvement in drug trafficking. Hugo Carvajal, the former head of military intelligence, was arrested at the request of the U.S. prosecutors

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  • Amid Gaza war, Israel swears in new President Reuven Rivlin, replacing Shimon Peres

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    JERUSALEM – Israel’s parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country’s new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza. Rivlin’s swear-in ceremony came amid a particularly deadly day in the conflict, which erupted on July 8. So far, over 750 Palestinians,

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  • Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears, officials say

    Jason Straziuso, The Associated Press 0


    NAIROBI, Kenya – The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday. A statement to The Associated Press from the State Department said that the Peace Corps “has

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  • German officials evacuate building over suspected gas leak but find fridge full of rotten food

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    BERLIN – Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn’t expect: a fridge full of rotting food. Police in the central city of Braunschweig said Thursday that the fire service evacuated an apartment block in the city Wednesday night after being alerted to the smell of

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  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he is resigning

    The Associated Press and David McHugh, The Associated Press 0


    KYIV, Ukraine – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government. Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of the parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. “I am announcing my resignation in connect with the collapse of the coalition,” Yatsenyuk said. He said

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  • In this picture taken on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Soviet era drawings depicting the recommended procedures for civilians in the event of bombing are seen on the walls of a bomb shelter, in Donetsk, Ukraine. Five civilians were killed and 12 injured in fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels on Monday, according to the mayor’s office. Residents in the rebel-held city are blaming Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who has promised to stamp out the uprising in the eastern part of the country. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Ukraine accused of targeting civilians as government forces close in on rebel stronghold

    Lucian Kim, The Associated Press 0


    DONETSK, Ukraine – War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko’s living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death. Others in the residential neighbourhood in northwest Donetsk were less fortunate.

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  • From AP’s witnesses: How executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona went awry

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    Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded: THE BACKSTORY: ARIZONA: Joseph Rudolph Wood was convicted of fatally

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  • FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013 file picture a cameraman films an apartment house, in which more than 1,200 paintings have been found, in Munich, Germany. German authorities say more art works have been found at the apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt including a statue apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin. The task force that has been working to identify whether works in the collection were stolen by the Nazis said Thursday July 24, 2014 that the works were never seized by prosecutors, who in 2012 impounded more than 1,200 pieces by artists including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse that Gurlitt had hoarded in his apartment. (AP Photo/dpa, Marc Mueller)

    More works found at German collector Gurlitt’s apartment, including possible Degas sculpture

    The Associated Press and Geir Moulson, The Associated Press 0


    BERLIN – German authorities say they have found a few more art works at the apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including a sculpture apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin. The task force working to identify whether works in the collection were stolen by the Nazis said Thursday

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  • Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange

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    Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,394.45, up 0.07 of a point): Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down four cents, or 1.07 per cent, to $3.70 on 10.1 million shares. The Montreal-based company’s unexpected layoffs of 1,800 employees, an organizational restructuring

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  • John Mellencamp’s son free on bond for battery charge after underage drinking arrest

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A lawyer for rock star John Mellencamp’s oldest son says her client will receive alcohol treatment and stay out of trouble following an underage drinking arrest. Monroe Circuit Judge Marc Kellams decided not to revoke the $5,000 jail bond for a pending battery charge against 20-year-old Hud Mellencamp after receiving the assurances

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  • Copies of former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci's report on the investigation into the use of lethal force by Toronto police are pictured at a press conference at Toronto Police headquarters in Toronto on Thursday, July 24, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

    Key recommendations from report into Toronto police’s use of lethal force

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    TORONTO – Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci released a report on his review into the Toronto Police Service’s use of lethal force on Thursday. The document makes 84 recommendations. Among its key suggestions, the report recommended that Toronto Police consider doing the following: — Create a comprehensive police and mental health oversight

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  • US stock market ends little changed after mixed signals on the economy, earnings

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks are ending little changed after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose less than one point, or 0.05 per cent, to close at 1,897.98 Thursday, barely topping a record set the day before. The other two major indexes

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  • 2013 Moncton crime rate down from 2012

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    Statistics Canada says crime rates in Moncton were down in 2013 from the previous year.

  • At busy Gaza morgue, the dead – considered martyrs – are dressed for burial in Muslim ritual

    Karin Laub, The Associated Press 0


    BEIT LAHIA, Palestine – In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table. With swift, steady movements, Jadallah swaddled a toddler in a white burial

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  • This photo released by CBS shows, from left, Mike Vogel as Dale "Barbie" Barbara, Natalie Martinez as Deputy Linda Esquivel, Alexander Koch as Junior Rennie, and Dean Norris as James "Big Jim" Rennie, in a scene from the episode "Heads Will Roll" in the second season premiere of "Under the Dome," Monday, June 30, 2014, (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (AP Photo/CBS, Brownie Harris) **NO SALES. NO ARCHIVE. NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT. **

    ‘Under the Dome’ cast teases possibility of escape – and death for some characters

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    SAN DIEGO – “Under the Dome” is broadening its scope. At a Comic-Con panel Thursday, “Under the Dome” star Mike Vogel teased the possibility of some of the characters leaving the impenetrable dome that encompasses the town of Chester’s Mill, Maine, on the TV drama. “A lot of people said, ‘How do you maintain a

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  • FILE - In this June 26, 2014, file photo musician Jon Bon Jovi performs during a concert of the American rock band Bon Jovi in Lisbon, Portugal. Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process told The Associated Press on Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)

    Person close to situation: Bon Jovi group studied Toronto sites; to meet with NY developers

    John Wawrow, The Associated Press 0


    BUFFALO, N.Y. – A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, said a person close to the situation says The study identified at least three potential stadium sites, two in Toronto, including one on the

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  • RCMP investigating second sudden death this month in same Moncton apartment

    Jeannie MacGillivray 0


    Codiac RCMP are investigating the second sudden death this month in a Gordon Street apartment.

  • US court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims involving thousands of Colombian deaths

    The Associated Press 0


    MIAMI – A divided U.S. federal appeals court has thrown out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by thousands of Colombians killed during years of civil war. A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims. The lawsuits accused Chiquita

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