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Slaying of Fla. law professor is a seeming mystery

Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back. They say he was gunned down at his home in broad daylight - but won't say if he was found inside the ...

A relative of a passenger onboard TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 that crashed on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, cries at a funeral parlor in Penghu, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on the island late Wednesday, killing dozens of people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUT

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the plane and five on the ground, the airline said Thursday. The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers ...

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12 children, man die in train-bus crash in India

Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. The bus driver also died while another 16 children ages 7 to 14 were injured and hospitalized, said police officer Ravi Nallamala. They were on their way ...

In this framegrab made from a video provided by press service of the rebel Donetsk People's Republic and icorpus.ru,  pro-Russians collect parts of the burning debris of a Ukrainian military fighter jet, shot down at Savur Mogila, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Two Ukrainian military Sukhoi-25 fighters have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. (AP Photo/icorpus.ru, Press Service of the rebel Donetsk People's Republic)

2 planes with more crash victims to leave Ukraine

Dozens of containers holding remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were loaded aboard two military transports to go to the Netherlands Thursday on the second day of the airlift, while Australia's government dispatched 50 police officers to London to prepare to join a proposed U.N. team to secure ...

Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people. The derailment occurred during the Wednesday afternoon run of the White Pass & Yukon Route tourist ...

Palestinians take shelter inside the St. Porphyrios Church in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Muslim families driven from their homes by the fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas are observing Ramadan in Gaza City’s Greek Orthodox church. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire. The 16-day conflict has claimed the lives of 718 Palestinians, most of them civilians, Palestinian health officials ...

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Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said. The dawn attack began with militants firing mortar rounds on Iraqi army bases in the town of Taji, where suspects were being held ...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 denied a final, last-ditch appeal from Wood, who is seeking a reprieve from execution. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)

Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. The execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood took so long that his lawyers had time to file an ...

Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry. They repeated that even as they struggled for years to get civil unions passed through the Colorado Legislature. Then, less than a year after civil unions ...

Democrats stand by senator amid plagiarism claim

Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma. The apparent plagiarism first reported by The New York Times on ...

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations. U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that the hot windy weather known as "red flag" days have not lined up with the lighting strikes that ...

In this July 23, 2014Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo greets supporters with his 'three-finger greeting' symbolizing 'The Unity of Indonesia', the third of Indonesia's five principles, during a gathering in Jakarta. President Barack Obama’s quick congratulation for Indonesia’s election victor Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington’s intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia. A peaceful transfer of power in Indonesia would buck a worrying trend in a region marred by ...

Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will. Six years ago, Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing ...

Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree

President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college. Obama is also attending a Democratic National Committee event Thursday before returning to Washington. Obama attended six Democratic Party events this ...

Women charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said. The two U.S. women — Muna Osman Jama, 34, of Reston, and Hinda Osman Dhirane, 44, of Kent, Washington — were arrested Wednesday and have been ...

FILE - Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media before speaking to a meeting of local party activists, in this July 19, 2014 file photo taken in Algona, Iowa. Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation’s second most-populous state. An Associated Press review of the program found that one of the companies actually operates in California. Some have stagnated trying to find more capital. A few have even forfeited their right to do business in Texas by not filing tax reports. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state. But a closer look at the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, one of Perry's signature initiatives in his ...

FILE - In this Monday, July 21, 2014 file photo, Israeli soldiers patrol the town of Sderot after a group of Hamas militants was detected infiltrating into Israel. With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats

With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled. Those left behind say they are long inured to near-daily salvos of rocket fire from Gaza but newly discovered tunnels that have been ...

Wine collector set for sentencing in New York

A California wine collector the government has characterized as a prolific wine counterfeiter who sold at least $20 million in fake wine is set for sentencing on fraud charges. Rudy Kurniawan, 37, was convicted in December of mail and wire fraud charges after evidence was presented to a jury that ...

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded: THE BACKSTORY: ARIZONA: Joseph Rudolph ...

In an image provided by the Bureau of Land Management, date not known, Bureau of Land Management cave specialist Bryan McKenzie rappels into Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming during a cleanup expedition. The cave holds the remains of tens of thousands of animals, including many now-extinct species, from the late Pleistocene period tens of thousands of years ago. Starting July 28, 2014, scientists plan to venture back into the cave and resume digging for the first time in more than 30 years. (AP Photo/Bureau of Land Management)

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave. Natural Trap Cave in ...

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