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  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

    Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

    Updated: 5:21 AM 7/28/2014

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine - An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area. A delegation of Australian and Dutch police and forensic experts stopped Monday in Shakhtarsk,... (More)
  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    Updated: 3:31 AM 7/28/2014

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Record coal exports in recent years are helping the U.S. appear to be making more progress on global warming than it is. But they may not be helping the planet. As America gets greener, and produces more energy, it has sent more dirty fuels abroad, saddling... (More)
  • Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Updated: 2:08 AM 7/28/2014

    LOS ANGELES - A coroner's official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck or rattled 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island. Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz says the man was taken from the beach and pronounced dead at a hospital... (More)
  • Relative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-fire

    Relative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-fire

    Updated: 2:03 AM 7/28/2014

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers. The Israeli military said Monday it hasn't carried out any attacks in Gaza since... (More)
  • Revised law will help notify law enforcement of arsonists

    Updated: 11:27 PM 7/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A new law is reformatting the arson registry database to keep better tabs on firebugs. The arson registry was established in 2010 to track convicted arsonists but some state leaders call it insufficient. State Fire Marshal Deputy, Brant Thompson, said they are reformatting the registry to monitor... (More)
  • APSO: Former deputy dies saving his dog

    APSO: Former deputy dies saving his dog

    Updated: 7:11 PM 7/27/2014

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish sheriff's office says one of it's former deputies was killed trying to save his dog Sunday morning. Lt. Sam Vitter, 56, drowned in the Spanish Oaks subdivision pond on Swamp Road in Prairieville. Ascension deputies, the Prairieville fire department and the Gonzales... (More)
  • Police: Man arrested for rape, kidnapping and multiple robberies

    Updated: 5:48 PM 7/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested a teen accused of going on a crime spree that involved three robberies, two women kidnapped and raped, two vehicles stolen, and one man shot early Sunday morning. Officials say Andre Young, 19, and some other people robbed a woman on McClelland... (More)
  • Man walks into river to evade traffic stop, drowns

    Man walks into river to evade traffic stop, drowns

    Updated: 4:43 PM 7/27/2014

    D'IBERVILLE, Miss. - Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says searchers have found the body of a 21-year-old man who walked backward into a river rather than face a traffic stop. He says an autopsy will be performed Monday on James Dwight King of D'Iberville. King's body was found Sunday afternoon... (More)
  • Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

    Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

    Updated: 1:33 PM 7/27/2014

    SANDUSKY, Ohio - An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards says a cable on one of the Skyhawk ride's carriages disconnected late Saturday. One rider was treated at... (More)
  • Shipwrecked Concordia completes last voyage

    Shipwrecked Concordia completes last voyage

    Updated: 11:22 AM 7/27/2014

    GENOA, Italy - The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey. Pulled by tugboats and nudged by brisk winds, the wreck was eased Sunday into Genoa's port - where it will be scrapped. The luxury liner struck a reef when its captain sailed too close to Giglio... (More)

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