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Ohio water ban enters 3rd day

Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, gestures as he talks about algae near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. More tests are needed to ensure that toxins...
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Stocks tempered by Argentina default, Portugal

Needy people eat food distributed by a Portuguese volunteer association at Lisbon’s Rossio square, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Portuguese authorities provided 4.9 billion euros ($6.6 billion) in an emergency rescue to prevent the collapse of ailing bank Banco Espirito Santo, one...

Wal-Mart’s website to personalize shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer. Wal-Mart is rolling out a feature that will enable its website to show shoppers more products...

Few roles for Hispanics in top Hollywood movies

A new study shows that less than 5 percent of actors in top Hollywood films are Hispanic, and that Latinas are more likely than women of any other ethnicity to appear partially or totally naked on screen. The study of the top 100 grossing films in 2013, by the University of...
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Thousands stranded after California storms; 1 dead

An official of Forest Home Christian Conference Center in Forest Falls, Calif., inspects damage on the property following thunderstorms on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. About 1,500 residents of Oak Glen, and another 1,000 residents of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains were...
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Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration

Resident Marilyn Lahaeu holds up a photo of World War I soldier Pvt. George Lawrence Price, who was killed in the Belgian village of Ville-sur-Haine, in 1918, near her home in Ville-sur-Haine, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. An international ceremony will take place on Monday,...
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France: Gaza war may require ‘imposed’ solution

Palestinian medics treat a wounded girl, at the Kuwaiti hospital at Rafah refugee camp, in southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an apparent winding down of the nearly monthlong operation against...
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Israeli airstrike kills militant leader in Gaza

Palestinians inspect the damage to a house in the Jebaliya refugee camp that was hit by an Israeli strike that killed several members of the Abu Wahdan family, in the northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Jamila, 55, Hatem, 57, and Sanwara Abu Wahdan, 27, were killed at the...
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Ailing ‘Ghostbusters’ artist gives bird to cancer

In this July 16, 2014 photo, Artist Michael Gross, who is battling cancer, sits in his studio between one of his paintings and one of his photos on his computer screen in Oceanside, Calif. Gross has decided to use his art and the work of other artist to raise money in his fight...
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Toledo mayor keeps water advisory in place for now

AAA Aug. 4, 2014 7:48 AM ETToledo mayor keeps water advisory in place for now Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, gestures as he talks about algae near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5...