- Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels
31 Jul. 20141:43 PM ET
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign against Palestinian militants in the densely-populated territory.
- Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel
31 Jul. 20142:07 PM ET
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel, senior officials said Thursday.
- 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
31 Jul. 201411:56 AM ET
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
- Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills
31 Jul. 201412:34 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.
- Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site
31 Jul. 201412:53 PM ET
ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — International investigators got their first look Thursday at the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, finally reaching the site two weeks after a missile brought down the plane. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels raged around them but the investigators called their brief inspection visit a success.
- A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
31 Jul. 20142:04 PM ET
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.
- AP source: Lackey traded from Red Sox to Cards
31 Jul. 20141:35 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said.
- Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'
31 Jul. 20142:21 PM ET
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."
- Tennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon
31 Jul. 20142:06 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon.
- Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver
30 Jul. 20148:47 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.
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