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Southern Israelis cautiously prepare to head home

Shiri Medina, center left, hugs her daughter Yael, as they returned home a month after they fled to different locations, in Netiv Haasara near the Israel Gaza border on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. With a cease-fire taking hold, residents of southern Israel slowly begin trickling...
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Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with local officials in Voronezh, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Putin says he has ordered the government to develop measures in response to Western sanctions. In a meeting with state officials in the city of Voronezh on Tuesday,...
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Israel-Palestinian talks on Gaza underway in Cairo

Palestinian relatives of Islamic Jihad militant Shaaban Al-Dahdouh, which was found under the rubble yesterday, during funeral in Gaza City, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa) Palestinian relatives of Islamic Jihad militant Shaaban Al-Dahdouh, which was found under...
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Afghan official: General’s killer hid in bathroom

Afghanistan National Army soldiers stand guard at a gate of Camp Qargha, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on foreign troops at a military base, causing casualties, an Afghan military spokesman said. In...
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AP ANALYSIS: Hamas emerges weakened from Gaza war

FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 file photo, Palestinians inspect what they think was made by an Israeli drill designed to uncover tunnels used by Palestinian militants, in Rafah’s district of Shawkah in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas is entering Egyptian-brokered...

New corps commander promises better communications, cooperation

Crowds of frustrated people greeted Lt. Col. Karl D. Jansen, new commander of the Army Corp of Engineers’ Buffalo District, on his tour Wednesday of flood-prone areas in both Findlay and Ottawa. While Jansen spent much of the tour talking with officials, he was polite and patient...
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Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

A Pro-Russian rebel adjusts his weapon in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Air strikes and artillery fire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops in the eastern city of Donetsk have brought the violence closer than ever to the city center, as...
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Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims

Australian, Malaysian and Dutch investigators examine the area of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, near the village of Rossipne, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The West has accused Russia of most likely providing the insurgents with surface-to-air...
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Comet joined by space probe after 10-year pursuit

Close-up detail of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera and downloaded Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The image shows the comet’s ‘head’ at the left of the frame, which is casting shadow onto th...

Golden State Warriors sign Aaron Craft to partially guaranteed contract

The Golden State Warriors have signed former Liberty-Benton and Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Craft, 23, will join the Warriors at training camp, but is not guaranteed a spot on the...