- Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, as Israel's Security Cabinet was to meet later in the day to decide whether to expand its operation or consider ideas for a cease-fire.
- Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) — A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.
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- Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash
PARIS (AP) — French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.
- Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border
MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian army on Friday claimed that soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border overnight and were attacked by rebels in several other places in the restive east.
- Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
MOSCOW (AP) — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.
- Central American leaders convening at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.
- Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption
BAGHDAD (AP) — Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.
- Japanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla'
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.
- World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal.
- Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.
- AP source: Gordon to meet with league Aug. 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns may soon learn whether they'll have Josh Gordon this season.
- Cavs sign Wiggins, who can't be traded for 30 days
CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one.
- Lynch expected to hold out from Seahawks camp
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch isn't expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp, close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday.
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