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  • Boston whale watching boat returns after stranding

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 5:48 am
    BOSTON (AP) -- They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a lobster... Read more...
  • PLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamas

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 5:42 am
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- .A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas.Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary... Read more...
  • Giant ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 4:18 am
    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" was not an option.The Collinsville... Read more...
  • Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 3:36 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.Each day, 8.3 million people around... Read more...
  • Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 3:24 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.Each day, 8.3 million people around... Read more...
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 3:18 am
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR ENTERS FOURTH WEEK -- DURATION, DEATHS MATCH FIRST CONFLICTHeaviest... Read more...
  • Relieved evacuees return after California wildfire

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 3:06 am
    SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains... Read more...
  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 2:42 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside... Read more...
  • Some niche retirement communities

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 2:18 am
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Niche retirement communities are growing particularly popular as the 76 million baby boomers reach retirement age. The communities are aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds,... Read more...
  • Indian senior community part of growing niche

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 2:12 am
    TAVARES, Fla. (AP) -- When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts... Read more...
  • Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 2:12 am
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the... Read more...
  • $1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 12:18 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.In... Read more...
  • NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 12:18 am
    The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.Move on to Steve Ballmer, who paid a record price for the team and is now a step closer... Read more...
  • Hiker, 13, missing in California national park

    Monday, Jul 28, 11:30 pm
    KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks said in... Read more...
  • Conn. man cleared in killing seeks compensation

    Monday, Jul 28, 11:18 pm
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.Kenneth... Read more...
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