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In this image taken from video, Thursday July 17, 2014, showing flames rising from part of the wreckage of a passenger plane carrying 295 people after it was shot down Thursday as it flew over Ukraine, near the village of Hrabove, in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo / Channel 1)

Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia’s prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route also had been declared safe […]

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In this frame grab made Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Center of the Arctic, stands at a crater, discovered recently in the Yamal Peninsula, in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Russian scientists said Thursday july 17, 2014 that they believe a 60-meter wide crater, discovered recently in far northern Siberia, could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Andrei Plekhanov said 80 percent of the crater appeared to be made up of ice and that there were no traces of an explosion, eliminating the possibility that a meteorite had struck the region. (AP Photo/Associated Press Television)

66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at […]

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A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador, who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, are stopped in Granjeno, Texas, on June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Honduras VP’s wife accepts donations in El Monte

EL MONTE (CNS) – The wife of Honduras’ vice president said today in accepting nearly $350,000 in aid for her country that more could be done to stem the surge of Central American child migration […]

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Israeli soldiers smile as they ride on a military vehicle near the Israel-Gaza Border, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli forces on Thursday launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, the military said. The operation came after 10 days of intense fighting between Israel and the Islamic […]

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People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

HRABOVO, Ukraine (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region […]

07/17/2014

FILE -  In this April 16, 2013 file photo United States security officers patrol in front of the  U.S. embassy in Berlin, Germany.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Top American spy in Germany has left country

BERLIN (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official in Germany has left the country, a week after the government in Berlin asked him to go. U.S. Embassy spokesman Peter Claussen told The Associated Press on […]

07/17/2014

Tiger Woods of the US plays a shot off the 4th tee during the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Tiger Woods starts British Open with 3-under 69

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Tiger Woods is back at the majors. Seems like he was never away. After a shaky start to the British Open, Woods ripped through Royal Liverpool on Thursday much as he […]

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22 bodies counted at Ukraine wreckage site

GRABOVO, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press journalist has counted at least 22 bodies at the plane wreckage site in eastern Ukraine involving a Malaysia Airlines commercial flight. The plane appeared to have broken up […]

07/17/2014

People walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that the passenger plane downed over Ukraine “looks like it may be a terrible tragedy” and his top priority is finding out whether American citizens were on […]

07/17/2014

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. The plane, with the tail number 9M-MRD, is the same aircraft that was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, July 17, 2014 when it was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border, according to Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister. (AP Photo/JoePriesAviation.net)

Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country and plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village […]

07/17/2014

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Ted Sobel: Tiger Woods is in contention after a solid opening round 69

It’s just like old times, the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in the United Kingdom is underway and Tiger Woods is in contention after a solid opening round 69. Penny and Paul discussed the opening round […]

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