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  • Plane crashes in bad weather in Taiwan, killing 51 TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.
  • Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.
  • House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

    In this July 12, 2014, photo, Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico. The last time so few people were arrested at the country’s borders was 1973, when the Border Patrol recorded just fewer than 500,000 arrests. And the volume of people being arrested at the border remains dramatically lower than the all-time high of more than 1.6 people in 2000. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to send National Guard personnel to the nation's southern border to speed removal of unaccompanied young migrants.


  • Dow Chemical profit beats due to higher prices, lower costs Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as sales rose and margins improved due to higher prices and a tight control on costs. Dow, which makes everything from insecticides to plastics, said sales rose across all six of its businesses in the quarter ended June 30. "It was a solid quarter all around and I think it caught some people by surprise because of the leverage they saw to commodity prices," said Stephen Hoedt, senior equity research analyst with Key Private Bank. Dow Chemical's shares were up 1.2 percent at $52.91 in early trading.
  • 4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

    FILE - In this July 18, 2013 file photo, Karl Zingh, of San Diego, makes his way through the crowd during Day 2 of Comic-Con International in San Diego. Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, pop-culture fans are flocking to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con. The four-day festival celebrating comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a preview Wednesday night, July 23, 2014, and goes full force Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.


  • Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets as fighting flared in the region.
  • Red Cross urges all sides in Ukraine civil war to uphold law All sides in Ukraine's civil war must protect civilians and take what measures they can to search for the victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 airliner and ensure their bodies are returned, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. In a statement on Wednesday, the ICRC also said that international law required warring parties to distinguish between military targets and civilian objects such as schools and to protect the wounded, former combatants and detainees. "The parties to the conflict must ensure the highest possible standards are met as regards search, recovery, handling and identification of the remains, and must keep the bereaved informed throughout the process," ICRC director of operations Dominik Stillhart said. With 193 of the dead Dutch nationals, the Netherlands was observing a national day of mourning in memory of the 298 people killed when flight MH17 crashed in an area of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists on July 17.
  • Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets

    A Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jetPro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the Shaktersky region where a memorial marks ambushes by the Soviet army on occupying Nazis during World War Two. Igor Strelkov, who is now in charge of the rebel ranks in the eastern city of Donetsk, said the separatists had brought down one plane and that the pilot had ejected. Fierce fighting raged near the rebels' two main centers in Donetsk and nearby Luhansk, where they have been pushed back by Ukrainian government forces, who have taken control of villages and suburbs around the cities.


  • More than 40 dead in Taiwan plane crash

    Taiwanese authorities said the plane was carrying 58 people when it crashed near Penghu islandTaipei (AFP) - More than 40 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said.


  • Commercial jets push Boeing profits up 52 percent Increased production of passenger jets helped push up Boeing's profit by 52 percent in the second quarter, topping Wall Street's expectations.
  • Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

    FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Canadian comedian Nathan Fielder of the Comedy Central show "Nathan For You" comes forward as the brainchild of "Dumb Starbucks," a parody store that resembles a Starbucks with a green awning and mermaid logo, but with the word "Dumb" attached above the Starbucks sign. Fielder who came up with the fake-store concept will discuss its origins and aftermath on the Tuesday, July 29, 2014, episode of Comedy Central’s “Nathan For You.” (AP Photo/file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV.


  • US hedge fund files suit against Puerto Rico gov SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The government of Puerto Rico is now facing a second lawsuit in response to a new law that would allow certain public corporations in the U.S. territory to restructure their debt if needed.
  • PepsiCo raises profit forecast as North America snack sales rise

    Bottles of Pepsi cola on display at PepsiCo's 2010 Investor Meeting event in New York(Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year adjusted earnings forecast, helped by strong sales of snacks such as Lays and Doritos chips in North America. Shares of the maker of Pepsi-Cola, Frito-Lay snacks and Tropicana juice rose 2.3 percent to $91.25 before the bell. The company said organic revenue grew 5 percent in its global snacks business, partly due to price hikes. Organic revenue rose 2 percent in its beverages business. Snack volumes in North America grew 2. ...


  • Dutch await first MH17 bodies as nation mourns

    a black box from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17The Netherlands on Wednesday anxiously awaited the much-delayed return of the first bodies from flight MH17, declaring an exceptional day of mourning for the 298 dead, 193 of them Dutch. In a reminder of the ongoing war that is hampering recovery and investigation efforts, the Ukrainian military said that two of its fighter jets had been shot down Wednesday, possibly close to the Boeing's crash site. Dutch and Australian planes carrying a total of 40 bodies were expected to arrive at Eindhoven in the south of the country at around 1350 GMT, almost a week after the Malaysia Airlines 777 was shot down over rebel-held Ukraine. The Netherlands has been united in grief and growing anger because of delays in getting bodies home and over the way pro-Russian separatists have treated the crash site, bodies and personal possessions.


  • Higher commercial jet deliveries boost Boeing's profit

    The Boeing logo is seen on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane in Long BeachBoeing Co reported a 52 percent increase in quarterly profit, helped by a rise in commercial aircraft deliveries, and raised its full-year earnings forecast. Still, that was not enough for the company to beat Wall Street's average revenue estimate. Boeing's shares, which have gained 21 percent in the past year, were down 1 percent at $128.40 premarket on Wednesday. The company said commercial aircraft deliveries rose 7 percent to 181, including 30 Dreamliner jets, in the second quarter ended June 30.


  • Bank of England's Carney sees conflicting signals from jobs market By Alistair Smout GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - The Bank of England is weighing up conflicting data on Britain's labour market as it prepares to start raising interest rates off their record low of the last five years, BoE Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday. Britain's economy is now back to its size of before the financial crisis but the mismatch between strong jobs growth and weak pay was posing a challenge for the central bank, Carney said. "As the economy normalises, Bank Rate will need to start to rise in order to achieve the inflation target," he said in a speech to business leaders in Glasgow. "But the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) has no pre-set course and the timing of any increases in interest rates will be determined by the data." Earlier on Wednesday, the BoE said its policymakers discussed at their July meeting if there was a case for an early interest rate rise but were held back in part by pay growth that was strikingly low given Britain's strong job creation.
  • Somali woman MP famed for political songs shot dead by Islamists NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Somali member of parliament famed for political and patriotic songs she sang over decades was shot dead on Wednesday in Mogadishu by Islamist gunmen, a fellow lawmaker and Islamist rebels said. "Gunmen killed MP Saado Ali Warsame and another clerk for the parliament," legislator Dahir Amin Jesow said, referring to the well-known singer, believed to be in her 70s. She was one of fewer than 30 women MPs in the 275-seat parliament, MPs said. The Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility.
  • Delta CEO says will continue to bar flights to Israel: CNBC Delta Air Lines will extend its suspension of flights to Israel on Wednesday amid hostilities between Israel and the militant group Hamas, its chief executive said on CNBC. "Today ... we are not flying to Israel," Delta CEO Richard Anderson said in an interview with CNBC. His comments come a day after air carriers in the United States and Europe halted flights to Tel Aviv as turmoil in Israel and the Gaza Strip intensified. The German airline Lufthansa on Wednesday also said it would extend its suspension on flights to Israel for another 24 hours.
  • Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    the NAACP annual conventionLAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests.


  • GSK cuts earnings forecast after weak 2nd quarter LONDON (AP) — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has cut its full-year earnings expectations as it says its second-quarter profits were hit by currency moves and a fall in sales of its respiratory drugs.
  • Americans aplenty as UK's Booker Prize goes global

    FILE - In this April 11, 2008, file photo, U.S. writer Siri Hustvedt answers questions during a reading in Zurich, Switzerland. The Americans have arrived in force for Britain's Booker literary prize. Five U.S.-based writers are on the 13-book long-list for the prestigious fiction award. The list, announced Wednesday, includes Americans Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt and Richard Powers, as well as Irish-American writer Joseph O'Neill. (AP Photo/Keystone/Eddy Risch, File)LONDON (AP) — The Americans have arrived in force for Britain's Booker literary prize.


  • Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said.
  • Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.
  • No romance for 'Downton Abbey' in-laws, say actors

    Allen Leech of the PBS Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey," poses for a portrait during press day at The Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Season five of the period drama debuts this fall in the United Kingdom, and this winter stateside. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech of "Downton Abbey" say Cupid's arrow is not headed for their characters.


  • EU seeks energy efficiency to ease Russia gas link BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive is proposing legislation to curb the energy use of households and firms by almost one third by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower its dependence on gas imports, particularly those from Russia.
  • Boeing boosts 2014 profit forecast after solid quarter

    Boeing posted net profit of $1.65 billion for the April-June quarter, up from $1.09 billion in the year-ago quarterWashington (AFP) - US aerospace and defense giant Boeing on Wednesday raised its full-year profit outlook after a strong second quarter that saw profit soar 52 percent on higher jetliner deliveries.


  • Swift, Coldplay set for iHeartRadio festival

    FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at the 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival, Clear Channel announced Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival.


  • Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings

    MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass.BOSTON (AP) — It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer?


  • Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

    Ellisha Flagg, sister of Eric Garner cries during a vigil demanding justice for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner, 43, on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.


  • Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

    President Barack Obama walks down the stairs of Air Force One upon his arrival at San Francisco International Airport, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails" and urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote them out of office.


  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Kerry is meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Abbas as efforts for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel continues. (AP Photo/Pool)JERUSALEM (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.


  • US stock futures rise as earnings reports roll in NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are edging up ahead of the opening bell as investors size up earnings reports from Apple, Boeing and other big companies.
  • Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease.
  • Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.
  • Bomb targeting imam in north Nigeria kills at least 15 A bomb tossed off the back of a motorcycle at a Nigerian Muslim cleric killed at least 15 people on a busy commercial road in the northern city of Kaduna on Wednesday, witnesses said. The blast scattered debris and dead bodies on the Alkali Road in the city centre, but missed Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, who was conducting Muslim prayers in Murtala Muhammed square, two witnesses told Reuters by telephone. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Islamist militant group Boko Haram has been staging attacks, especially with explosives, outside its northeastern heartlands in the past three months. Boko Haram, which is fighting to carve out an Islamic state in Nigeria, has repeatedly targeted civilians this year, mostly in remote northeastern Borno state.
  • Polish airline LOT suspends flights to Israel over safety concerns WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish state airline LOT has suspended its flights to Israel from Warsaw until Monday because of concern for passengers' safety, the airline's spokeswoman said on Wednesday. "This is caused by the tense situation in the region," LOT added in a statement. "The connection will be re-established as soon as possible and when we are sure that our operations are hundred percent safe." (Reporting by Marcin Goettig; Editing by Erica Billingham)
  • Ukraine says EU reverse gas flows lower on Gazprom opposition Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said on Wednesday reverse gas flows from the European Union to Ukraine had fallen because of opposition from Russian gas producer Gazprom. Ukraine - which consumes around 50 billion cubic metres of gas annually - has increased its efforts to secure more gas from the European Union after Gazprom raised prices for its supplies in a dispute. "Reverse gas supplies are reduced at present. This is linked to certain actions by Gazprom," Prodan told reporters, adding Ukraine first saw a decrease two weeks ago.
  • PepsiCo raises forecast after profit beats

    FILE - This Feb. 9, 2011 file photo shows bottles of Pepsi at a grocery store in Springfield, Ill. PepsiCo reports quarterly financial results Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. raised its forecast slightly for the year on Wednesday as it continued to slash costs while selling more of its snacks and drinks.


  • LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    FILE - In this July 11, 2014 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers basketball fans celebrate in front of the house of LeBron James, in Bath, Ohio, after learning of James' decision to sign as a free-agent with the Cavaliers. LeBron James sent cupcakes to his neighbors, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, according to multiple media outlets, to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Karen Schiely, File) MANDATORY CREDITBATH, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.


  • Delta 2Q profit rises 17 percent

    In this May 15, 2014 photo, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 lands at Tampa International Airport in Tampa , Fla. Delta reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending declined.


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