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Better weather to aid in Washington wildfire fight

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of terrain in Washington State.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014

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Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry, a vocal critic of the White House's response to the surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally, plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014

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3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014

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Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014

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Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014

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Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels

 

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday, as the Palestinian death toll climbed past 330 and diplomats scrambled to revive cease-fire efforts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 July 2014

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Forensic experts gather material to ID victims

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material including DNA samples that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 July 2014

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Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory — a charge the rebels denied.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 July 2014

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