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Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings
NEW YORK (AP) The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:27:00 -0400
Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:26:23 -0400
Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests
ATLANTA (AP) The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:26:17 -0400
Apple profit climbs along with iPhone sales
Apple on Tuesday reported that its quarterly profit climbed with strong iPhone demand, but a decline in iPad tablet sales put a damper on its results. Apple said it sold 35.2 million iPhones in the quarter, a rise of nearly 13 percent from the same period a year earlier. "Our record June quarter revenue was fueled by strong sales of iPhone and Mac and the continued growth of revenue from the Apple ecosystem, driving our highest (earnings per share) growth rate in seven quarters," Apple chief executive Tim Cook said in an earnings release. Apple also declared a cash dividend of 47 cents per share of common stock to be paid at the close of business on August 11.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:23:45 -0400
U.N. Security Council considers Gaza ceasefire resolution
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Jordan circulated to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Hamas-dominated coastal enclave. It welcomes an Egyptian-led bid to end fighting between Israel and Hamas militants and "condemns all violence and hostilities directed against civilians and all acts of terrorism," according to a draft obtained by Reuters. A similar resolution was adopted by the 15-member Security Council in 2009, with 14 votes in favor. The United States, a close ally of Israel, abstained because Washington first wanted to see the outcome of Egyptian mediation efforts at the time. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:22:45 -0400
US: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing
Obama vows U.S. will seek justice in downing of Malaysian jet
By Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not rest until justice is done in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama vowed in a condolence book for the nearly 300 victims on Tuesday. U.S. lawmakers, meanwhile, pushed for a stronger response to the July 17 shootdown of the airliner over an area controlled by pro-Russia separatists. Obama visited the Netherlands Embassy in Washington to sign the book. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:21:39 -0400
Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. officials say
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday they believe pro-Russian separatists likely shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 "by mistake." Last week's downing of the airliner, in which all 298 people aboard were killed, has sharply deepened the Ukrainian crisis, in which separatist gunmen in the Russian-speaking east have been fighting government forces since pro-Western protesters in Kiev forced out a pro-Moscow president and Russia annexed Crimea in March. (Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Jason Szep and Peter Cooney) Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:21:12 -0400
After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police
Beetles devour George Harrison tribute tree
A tree planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of the late George Harrison of the Beatles has been killed by beetles, a city councillor has said. Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, told The Los Angeles Times that the pine tree, planted in 2004, would be replaced shortly. Harrison, the Beatles' lead guitarist as well as a chart-topping solo artist and avid gardener, lived in Los Angeles prior to his death in 2001. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' very first concert appearances in the United States.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:20:46 -0400
MH17 shootdown may have been 'mistake': US intel official
Senate, House on collision course on border money
WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:16:59 -0400
Ackman goes after Herbalife's nutrition clubs
NEW YORK (AP) Activist investor Bill Ackman once again denounced weight loss and nutritional supplements company Herbalife as a pyramid scheme, but Wall Street shrugged off his criticism and sent the company's stock soaring 26 percent Tuesday. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:15:51 -0400
Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State
End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum