- Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, while British investigators began work on a pair of "black boxes" to retrieve data on the flight's last minutes.
- A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victims
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"
- US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.
- Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online
JERUSALEM (AP) — Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.
- Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
- Tour de France pack off on short, steep Stage 17
PLA D'ADET, France (AP) — The Tour de France pack has embarked on Stage 17, the shortest leg of the three-week race featuring three tough climbs plus an uphill finish in the Pyrenees.
- Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.
- AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract
CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.
- CEO: Sterling staying on a 'disaster' for Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.
- Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings
NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.