Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area.
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.
Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.
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.
Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.
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.
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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