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MH17 crash site

New attempt to visit MH17 crash site

An international team is attempting again Monday to enter the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in war-torn eastern Ukraine, a day after heavy fighting prevented it from getting near.

Toddler crashes Jeep

Police: Oregon Toddler crashed Jeep into house

A diaper-clad toddler crashed a Jeep Wrangler into a neighbor's house in Oregon -- then scampered home, sat on the couch and watched cartoons, authorities said.

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Man walking beach struck and killed by plane

A Georgia man was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach.

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said Venice Municipal Airport officials reported a plane in...

Venice Beach lightning strike

Man dead after Venice Beach lightning

A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike.

A man in his mid-20's died at at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach, said J...

Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin to launch own news channel

Sarah Palin is again going rogue -- this time to the digital world, with the creation of her own online news channel.

Gaza residents during Hamas, Israel cease-fire

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Israel rejects blame for shelter deaths

The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N. school that was shelter to many Gaza residents.

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Aruba releases Venezuelan ex-general

A retired Venezuelan military general was released from custody in Aruba Sunday, days after authorities arrested him there.

Hugo Carvajal appeared beside Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a political event in Caracas after he was flown back to hi...

Ukraine Malaysia plane down separatist

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2 children among 13 dead in Ukraine fighting

More death and violence were reported in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, as some investigators stood ready but were unable to go to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, downed more than a week ago.

At least 13 people, including two children, wer...

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Carjackers run over, kill 3 siblings

Philadelphia police conducted an around-the-clock manhunt over the weekend for two suspects in a carjacking that left three children dead and their mother in critical condition.

Cops say two men -- one black, one Hispanic -- carjacked a real estate a...

Bullets, gun magazine

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Judge rules against D.C. handgun ban

A federal judge ruled that Washington, D.C.'s ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.

Costa Concordia scrapped

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Costa Concordia reaches end of final voyage

The crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship reached the end of its final voyage.

Refloated by salvage crews earlier this month, the rusting hulk docked at Voltri port in the Italian city of Genoa early Sunday.

The cruise ship, which ran aground in January...

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Wave of attacks in Nigerian city leave 5 dead

Nigerian authorities said they have five suspects in custody Sunday after a wave of attacks over the weekend in the city of Kano.

Five people were killed and eight others injured when an explosive device was lobbed over a wall in Kano's predominantly ...

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On this day: July 28

1984 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

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Vivaldi and Bach die, the first hamburger is sold in the U.S., World War I breaks out, a bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, and the Summer Olympics open up in Los Angeles, all on this day.

20 scariest states in America

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Clowns, spiders and snakes, oh my! These states are the scariest in America, according to, well, Americans.

Costa Concordia hauled to final resting place

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The Costa Concordia set sail on its final voyage after running aground off the coast of Italy more than two years ago. Look back on the disaster that killed 32 people.

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