Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing 15 people, Gaza health officials aid.
Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields — deepening fustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.
Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on the country's key energy and finance sectors.
UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The quiet summer campus of UCLA suddenly was steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some 8 million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.
Senate reprieve for highly-contested border bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.
Landslide hits Indian village; 150 may be trapped
NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said.
A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.
Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed
DETROIT (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home's wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said.
Processing issue delays bar exam submissions
DALLAS (AP) — Law school graduates taking the bar exam in multiple states experienced delays when they tried to submit their answers on the test's first day. The Florida-based testing software provider blamed a processing issue and said it had been fixed as of Wednesday morning.
2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks.
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