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Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.
Monday, July 21, 2014

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McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal
BEIJING (AP) — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster pulled away Monday afternoon from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Israeli shells hit hospital in Gaza, official says
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells struck a hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing four people and wounding 60, Palestinian officials said, as Israel’s defense minister vowed to press on with the war against Hamas “as long as necessary.”
Monday, July 21, 2014

Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild with collectibles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky’s the limit for the designers at Mattel.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed to hit the road
CINCINNATI (AP) — If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you’re wrong.
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Monitors hoping for credible investigation
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses of the victims of a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation of the disaster can be conducted.
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mineral Point, Wisconsin: Figgyhobbin And The Arts
MINERAL POINT, Wis. (AP) — This tiny town is a charming place where old stone buildings hug the hills, and artists' galleries, pottery studios and antique shops line the streets.
Saturday, July 19, 2014

SS offices to continue to verify benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from Congress, the Social Security Administration said Thursday its field offices will continue issuing statements that recipients can use to verify their benefits.
Friday, July 18, 2014

US stocks trading higher on company earnings
(AP) — U.S. financial markets moved higher in afternoon trading Friday as investors welcomed the latest financial results from large U.S. companies. The market was on course to recover after slumping a day earlier.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Obama: Plane shot down by missle, 1 American dead
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Illinois ranks 42nd in nation in job creation
WASHINGTON (AP) — A list showing how the 50 states and Washington D.C. stack up in job creation between June 2009 and June 2014, ranked from fastest to slowest growth in hiring:
Friday, July 18, 2014

World calls for Ukraine cease-fire after crash
ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — World leaders called for an immediate cease-fire in eastern Ukraine on Friday and demanded speedy access for international investigators to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner shot down over the country’s battlefields.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Here's to the ladies who lunch: Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at age 89
NEW YORK (AP) — Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a Broadway legend, has died. She was 89.
Friday, July 18, 2014

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