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Cruise ship returns to Seattle following fire

SEATTLE (AP) — A fire in the boiler room of a cruise ship carrying nearly 3,000 people prompted the vessel to return to port in Seattle, officials said. Holland America said that there were no injuries among the passengers and crew of the Westerdam from Saturday’s...
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Mars ‘flying saucer’ splashes down after NASA test

This image provided by NASA shows the launch of the high-altitude balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle for NASA, to test technology that could be used to land on Mars, Saturday June 28, 2014 in Kauai, Hawaii. Saturday’s experimental flight high in Earth’s...
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Obama to seek border aid; Pelosi visits Texas

Texas State rep. Eddie Lucio III, left, walks with U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi after a news conference on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Brownsville, Texas. Pelosi said during a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday that she holds little hope that Congress will pass...
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Benghazi suspect’s court case could offer clarity

RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATE CROP: This artist’s rendering shows United States Magistrate, Judge John Facciola, swearing in the defendant, Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, wearing a headphone, as his attorney Michelle Peterson looks on during a hearing at the federal...

Iran resumes auto exports to Russia

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran began exporting automobiles to Russia for the first time in five years on Sunday, after meeting upgraded emission standards, the country’s largest auto manufacturer said. Workers at Iran-Khodro’s factory in Tehran loaded the first...

Soccer fan hospitalized after lightning strike

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lightning struck outside a soccer stadium before an MLS game, sending an off-duty firefighter who went into cardiac arrest to the hospital and forcing the postponement of the Columbus Crew’s game against FC Dallas. The lightning strike was in...

Israeli field may supply gas to Egypt facility

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of the developers of a natural gas field off Israel’s Mediterranean coast on Sunday said it has signed a letter of intent to provide gas to a facility in Egypt. Delek Drilling said it is negotiating a deal to provide seven billion cubic meters...
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Drake, Beyonce, Jay Z lead at BET Awards

FILE – In a Wednesday, April 9, 2014 file photo, rapper Drake attends the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. Last year the rapper Drake won video of the year and two more awards at the BET Awards, and he could...
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BRAZIL BEAT: Even 4-legged friends wear support

Brazil fans celebrate after their team scored a goal during a penalty shootout after regulation time during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the FIFA Fan Fest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) Brazil fans...

Border Patrol has lots of agents _ in wrong places

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Agents at the San Diego Border Patrol station are doing long-distance interviews via video in response to the recent dramatic increase of Central Americans crossing the border in Texas. The Border Patrol doesn’t have staff to process all the...