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  • Appeals court allows Sept. 11 steel cross display
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-29 1:32 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage.

  • Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-29 1:12 AM

    KABUL - An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai.

  • Giant ketchup bottle draws tourists in IllinoisGiant ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-29 12:44 AM

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. - For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" was not an option.

  • 2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-29 12:27 AM

    GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza's electricity distribution company said. A huge cloud of black smoke rose over the coastal city.

  • No verdict, no mistrial yet in Ventura libel caseNo verdict, no mistrial yet in Ventura libel case
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 11:27 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - There's been no verdict and no mistrial after five days of deliberations in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

  • Rare storm at California beach hard to see comingRare storm at California beach hard to see coming
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 10:45 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurtAbuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 9:52 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighbourhoods, officials said Monday.

  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scareNew fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 7:32 PM

    DAKAR, Senegal - No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treatyUS: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 7:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.

  • Jury in Ventura case to return TuesdayJury in Ventura case to return Tuesday
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 7:28 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Jurors in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle went home for the day Monday after hours of deliberations during which they told the judge at one point they didn't think they could reach a unanimous verdict.

  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu saysBe ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 7:19 PM

    GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Signalling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighbourhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.

  • US Court: Virginia marriage is for all loversUS Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 4:10 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, one of more than 20 legal decisions around the country favouring gay marriage proponents since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defence of Marriage Act last year.

  • Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 childrenHamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 2:53 PM

    GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.

  • Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to fleeFighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 1:58 PM

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine - Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane was downed.

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of KerryUS fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 1:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.

  • Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capitalOil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 12:33 PM

    CAIRO - A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.

  • Poker pros' cash hasn't freed betting suspects
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 11:43 AM

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Lawyers in Las Vegas are asking immigration authorities to release a wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme and remains in custody even after his poker star friends posted his bail.

  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channelSarah Palin launches online subscription channel
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 11:36 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

  • Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 10:57 AM

    PHOENIX - An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.

  • 911 call reveals unusual home intruder - a snake
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-28 10:57 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Authorities say officers in New Mexico rushed to a home invasion call and found an unusual intruder — a large snake.

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