Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 90, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official said.
AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.
West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force President Vladimir Puin to end provocations in Ukraine.
Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.
US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, inluding abortion.
Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids
WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.
UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovatin.
Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.
Processing issue delays bar exam submissions
DALLAS (AP) — Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.
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