Israel charges Palestinian teen's alleged killers

Monday, 14 July 2014 07:30
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has charged three Jews with the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the three appeared before a court on Monday. He says the suspects admitted to abducting 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir and setting him on fire. Rosenfeld says they also re-enacted the murder. Abu Khdeir was taken on July…
'Tragedy tourism' on the rise
Monday, 14 July 2014 07:30
The capsized Costa Concordia (Photo: European Commission DG/Flickr) It’s a new, ghoulish trend — the ultimate rubbernecking — bad news is now establishing unlikely tourist destinations. The Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground off Italy’s Giglio Island on January 13, 2012, killing 32 people, is such a place. The stranded vessel became a morbid tourist attraction, and led to an influx of day-trippers who wanted a closer view. Just one week after the disaster,…
Israel says it's downed drone along southern coast
Monday, 14 July 2014 05:27
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it downed a drone on Monday along the country's southern coastline, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the campaign against Gaza Strip militants began last week. The drone was launched from Gaza and was shot down near the southern city of Ashdod, the military said. Hamas claimed it launched several drones Monday at Israel, without immediately providing details on their missions.
Ukraine forces end rebel airport blockade
Monday, 14 July 2014 05:27
Shipwrecked Concordia floated successfully
Monday, 14 July 2014 05:27
GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been successfully refloated in preparation for towing it away for scrapping. Authorities expressed satisfaction that the operation to float the Concordia from an underwater platform had proceeded without a hitch early Monday. The cruise liner struck a reef in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people. The ship was set upright in September, and then crews fastened huge tanks to its flanks, like water wings, to…
Influence game: Shaping railroad safety rules
Monday, 14 July 2014 04:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules. Billions of dollars are riding on how these rules are written, and lobbyists from the railroads, tank car manufacturers and the oil, ethanol and chemical industries have met 13 times since March with officials at the White House and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials…
Israel says shoots down Gaza drone as calls for truce mount
Monday, 14 July 2014 04:26
Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue
Monday, 14 July 2014 03:25
HORONOBE, Japan (AP) — Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story. Workers and scientists have carved a sprawling laboratory deep below this sleep dairy town that, despite government reassurances, some of Horonobe's 2,500 residents fear could turn their neighborhood into a nuclear waste storage site. "I'm worried," said 54-year-old reindeer handler Atsushi Arase. "If the government already has…
Despite offensive, Gaza rockets still hit Israel
Monday, 14 July 2014 01:24
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel says its punishing air assault on Hamas militants, their property and their weaponry has delivered a devastating blow to the Islamic militant group. Yet rocket fire at Israel has continued almost unabated. The military says that due to years of generous Iranian shipments, thousands of rockets remain in Gaza, and there is no quick way to eliminate the threat. It says its goal is to inflict so much pain…
Obama seeks governors' support on immigrant kids
Sunday, 13 July 2014 21:21
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1. Governors of both parties expressed concerns about the cost to states, including providing public education for the children, according to those who…

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