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Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

July 20, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Palestinians dance while flying a Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement flag reading in Arabic “there is only one God and Muhammad is his prophet,” during celebrations in the West bank city of Ramallah, late Sunday, July 20, 2014. The Hamas’ armed wing said it has captured an Israeli soldier during fighting in the Gaza Strip. Speaking...

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Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

July 20, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, July 10, 2014, photo, ducks belonging to Iraq war veteran Darin Welker roam around the backyard of his home in West Lafayette, Ohio. Welker was cited with a minor misdemeanor June 23 for having the ducks in his yard. He is scheduled to...

Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to local party activists, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Algona, Iowa. After his presidential bid crashed in 2012, Iowans now have to decide whether to give Perry another spin. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —...

Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 6, 2008 photo, a smokestack of an old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco plant frames the Reynolds American building in Winston-Salem, N.C., A Florida jury has slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by...

Airlines symbolize nations’ hopes or reflect shame

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, May 27, 2014, file photo, a visitor looks out from the viewing gallery as Malaysia Airlines aircrafts sit on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Malaysia. After the shooting down of Malaysia...

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this May 29, 2014 photo, Ken Sprague, an ex-offender who was diagnosed with HIV in 1984, listens during an interview in New York. Health professionals view imprisonment as a potentially vital chance to offer HIV testing and connect HIV-positive people to...

Unease in Congress, region over Obama Afghan plan

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This March 27, 2014, file photo shows Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., right, and ranking member Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., during a news conference on the Capitol in Washington. The Afghan election crisis and...

Teen’s death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 16, 2014 file photo shows Keystone High School wrestler Logan Stiner, top, during a match in Sheffield Village, Ohio. A recent autopsy found that the 18-year-old Stiner had a lethal amount of caffeine in his system when he died May 27,...

Given life term, drug offender hopes for clemency

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- In this June 20, 2014 photo, Scott Walker pauses during an interview at the federal prison in Greenville, Ill. Walker was sentenced to life without parole on drug charges. The judge who sentenced him said...

AP sources: Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

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...