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  • AP Top News at 2:31 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that ...

  • Justice delayed is pondered in Cambodia

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    (AP) PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal will deliver a verdict this coming Thursday in the trial of the two top leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge, whose extremist policies in the late 1970s are blamed for the ...

  • Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

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    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors, state media reported. The blast at the factory in an industrial zone of the ...

  • Congress backs Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state's cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces pushed deep into Gaza in ...

  • Serena Williams reaches semi at Stanford

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    (AP) STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams roared back after falling behind in the third set to beat Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night to reach the semifinals of the Bank of the West Classic. The top-seeded and top-ranked ...

  • Cubs beat Dodgers 8-2, ending LA's streak at 6

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Hendricks scattered four hits over seven innings, Starlin Castro had three hits and scored three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat Los Angeles 8-2 on Friday night, snapping the Dodgers' six-game winning streak. Making his ...

  • Cubs 8, Dodgers 2

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  • Medica has 5 hits, 2 homers in Padres' 10-1 win

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    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Tommy Medica had a career-high five hits, including two two-run home runs, and left-hander Eric Stults and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 10-1 on Friday ...

  • Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The extradition of a white Orthodox Jewish man to New York City to face hate crime charges over a black man's attack has renewed questions about the case. Supporters of Yitzhak Shuchat say there's no evidence ...

  • Padres 10, Braves 1

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  • Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

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    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel is striking dozens of sites in Gaza as it continues a massive search for an officer it fears was captured by Hamas militants. Palestinians officials say at least 35 Palestinians have been killed ...

  • Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody say officers involved should face criminal charges after a medical examiner's ruling blamed a prohibited chokehold. The city's medical examiner said Friday that Garner was killed ...

  • Pirates 9, Diamondbacks 4

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  • AP Top Business News At 12:41 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100 US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month S&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years Concerts on Yahoo make best of industry struggles US auto ...

  • US cites 'outrageous,' 'barbaric' actions in Gaza

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday condemned "outrageous" violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier a "barbaric" action. The strong reaction from Washington came as Israeli ...

  • Raul Ibanez homers to carry Royals past A's 1-0

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Raul Ibanez homered to break his own franchise record for oldest Royals player to clear the fences, and Kansas City beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Friday night. The 42-year-old Ibanez connected in the fifth inning ...

  • Royals 1, Athletics 0

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  • Landslide blocks mountain river; 6 people die

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    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police say a massive landslide has blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal and caused the water to form a lake that threatens to burst and sweep several villages. Police official Arun Chetri says rescuers have ...

  • 40 hurt in 2 San Francisco bus, train crashes

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    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco transit bus and a commuter train crashed into trucks minutes apart Friday, injuring 40 people and sending more than 20 of them to the hospital, authorities said. A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus ...

  • Abreu extends streak, White Sox beat Twins 10-8

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Abreu reached base five times while extending his hitting streak to 21 games, and the Chicago White Sox scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-8 on Friday night. Abreu had ...

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