Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing 15 people, Gaza health officials said.
Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields — deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.
Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.
Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama's health care program website last fall, officials told The Associated Press.
UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for the University of California, Los Angeles, says 739 vehicles were in underground garages flooded by a burst water main and about half were totally submerged.