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  • Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

    By DANICA KIRKA - Associated Press

    An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday. Published July 27, 2014

  • AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    Gaza war rages with Hamas, Israel exchanging fire despite truce pledges ahead Muslim holiday Published July 27, 2014

  • Oldest female WWII veteran visits DC monuments

    By Associated Press

    The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials. Published July 27, 2014

  • Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    By Associated Press

    Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Published July 27, 2014

  • Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

    By JOSHUA GOODMAN and DAVID McFADDEN - Associated Press

    Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor. Published July 27, 2014

  • List of proposed new VA medical facilities

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Proposed new Veterans Affairs medical facilities, part of an agreement reached Sunday between House and Senate leaders negotiating a bill to reform the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' access to health care. CBOC stands for community based outpatient clinic, or a walk-in clinic. Published July 27, 2014

  • APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    By MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press

    The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Published July 27, 2014

  • Suspected al-Qaida attack kills 2 troops in Yemen

    By AHMED AL-HAJ - Associated Press

    Military officials in Yemen say a car bomb targeting army posts has killed two soldiers in the country's south. Published July 27, 2014

  • Elizabeth City close to becoming Coast Guard City

    By Associated Press

    For years, Elizabeth City has been a host to U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers and their families, and it's a little closer to making that hospitality official. Published July 26, 2014

  • North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

    By Associated Press

    North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year. The launch came on the eve of the 61st anniversary of the signing of an armistice that ended the Korean War. Published July 26, 2014

  • 3 rockets hit Israel as Hamas rejects Gaza truce

    By Associated Press

    The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war. Published July 26, 2014

  • Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk from pro-Russia rebels

    By Associated Press

    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. Published July 26, 2014

  • Israel agrees to extend Gaza war truce by 4 hours

    By Associated Press

    Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000. Published July 26, 2014

  • Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

    By JIM KUHNHENN and ERICA WERNER - Associated Press

    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is focusing on other ways to stem the flow. Published July 26, 2014

  • California cuts water use, in ways small and large

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    In January, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a water emergency and asked everyone from residents to state agencies to cut water use by 20 percent. What follows is a sample of efforts state agencies are undertaking to comply. Published July 26, 2014

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