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President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situation in Ukraine and Gaza, at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators […]

07/21/2014

Fire engines arrive at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, as the sun sets Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia’s prime minister said early Tuesday. […]

07/21/2014

Peter Van Vilet, team leader of Netherlands' National Forensic Investigations Team exits a carriage while inspecting a refrigerated train loaded with the bodies of passengers moved from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, located 15 kilometers (9 miles) away, in Torez, eastern Ukraine, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster has pulled away from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine. An AP […]

07/21/2014

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Bob Costantini: US sharpens criticism of Hamas, urges cease-fire

Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Cairo today in an effort to build momentum toward a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. He will urge the militant Palestinian group […]

07/21/2014

A Schiphol worker adjusts flowers people have placed outside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Friday, July 18, 2014. The attack on a Malaysian jetliner Thursday afternoon killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, more than half being Dutch, including vacationers, students and a large contingent of scientists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

Forensic experts gather material to ID victims

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material including DNA samples that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the […]

07/19/2014

Fire engines arrive at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, as the sun sets Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

What we know, and don’t, 1 day after Ukraine crash

BRUSSELS (AP) — One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here’s what is known, and what has been claimed: THE CAUSE U.S. officials and an adviser to […]

07/18/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president said one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine, and the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US building case tying separatists to plane crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on […]

07/18/2014

FILE - In this Friday, July 11, 2014 file photo, Igor Girkin  also known as Igor Strelkov, a pro-Russian commander, center, arrives for the wedding of platoon commander Arsen Pavlov and Elena Kolenkina in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash

MOSCOW (AP) — A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash — suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the […]

07/18/2014

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Executions rise worldwide in 2013

MILAN (AP) — The number of executions worldwide rose last year despite a general global trend toward capital punishment abolition, according to a report released Friday by an Italian anti-death penalty group. The organization Hands […]

07/18/2014

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

US: Can’t rule out Russian role in plane downing

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air […]

07/18/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin crosses himself in front of the shrine with holy relics of St. Sergius as he attends celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Trinity St. Sergius monastery in Sergiyev Posad, northeast of Moscow, Friday, July 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

PARIS (AP) — The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine could prove to be a turning point in the country’s conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack […]

07/18/2014