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Sunni insurgents seize small towns in Iraq’s north

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State extremist group on Sunday seized two small towns in northern Iraq after driving out Kurdish security forces, further expanding the territories under their control, officials and residents said. The fresh gains by the...
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Ukraine’s army on outskirts of rebel stronghold

Australian and Dutch experts examine an area at the scene of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane near the village of Rossipne, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Australian and Dutch experts examine an area at the scene of...
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Israel withdraws most troops from Gaza

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) Palestinian mourners weep as they identify the lifeless body of 9-year-old Rajab...
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Back pain knocks Woods out of Bridgestone

Tiger Woods hits from the lip of a fairway trap on the second hole during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Tiger Woods hits from the lip of a fairway trap on the...
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Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ rockets to top of box office

This image released by Disney – Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians of the Galaxy." The movie releases on...
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Strong quake kills 367 in southern China

In this photo taken by cellphone and released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, men at rubbles of buildings look for survivors after an earthquake in Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China’s Yunnan Province Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A strong earthquake rattled...
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US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

A plane taxies after arriving at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta., Ga., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Officials at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta expect an American who is infected with the Ebola virus to be transported for treatment today. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) A plane...
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D-backs’ Goldschmidt out for year with broken hand

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt watches the baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a cast on his hand, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt watches...
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Northeast California wildfire destroys 8 homes

Smoke rises from a fire in Burney, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in northeast California became the focus of state and federal firefighters as authorities reported that one of the blazes had destroyed eight homes...

Law enforcement holds checkpoint for impaired drivers

Eleven impaired drivers were arrested during a weekend checkpoint in Findlay, law enforcement reported. Friday night and Saturday morning checkpoints assessed more than 800 vehicles, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol. Five motorists were cited for driving...