Cowboys’ Romo happy to spend hours nursing back

July 25th, 2014

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throws a pass during NFl football training camp, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Tony Romo paused to add up how long it would take to coddle his surgically repaired back on the first day of training camp.


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Arizona halts executions amid review

July 25th, 2014

Arizona halts executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer.

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Two Palestinians Killed In West Bank Protest

July 25th, 2014

A 25-year-old man is among two killed as 10,000 people stage a massive protest at a checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

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US stocks rise at midday on stronger earnings

July 24th, 2014

FILE - The New York Stock Exchange is shown, in this Aug. 9, 2011 file photo taken in New York. World shares were rattled Thursday July 24, 2014 by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia. .(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading Thursday as investors digested second-quarter results from companies across several industries, including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar.


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Inquiry urged into two-hour execution

July 24th, 2014

Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.

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Algeria Plane ‘Disappears From Radar’

July 24th, 2014

A passenger jet carrying 116 people reportedly vanishes while flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers in West Africa.

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Texas governor’s startup fund is not all it seems

July 24th, 2014

FILE - Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media before speaking to a meeting of local party activists, in this July 19, 2014 file photo taken in Algona, Iowa. Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation’s second most-populous state. An Associated Press review of the program found that one of the companies actually operates in California. Some have stagnated trying to find more capital. A few have even forfeited their right to do business in Texas by not filing tax reports. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.


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Arizona execution takes two hours

July 24th, 2014

US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona’s death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.

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UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

July 23rd, 2014

A Palestinian youth carries blankets donated to the United Nations school where hundreds of families sought refuge after fleeing their homes due to heavy Israeli missile strikes in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have fled their homes and are staying in 77 UN shelters, according to UNRWA, the U.N. refugee agency for Palestinians. The number of people who have been forced to seek shelter has increased nearly six-fold since the start of Israel's ground operation. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people.


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Last victim of US mudslide found

July 23rd, 2014

Searchers in the US state of Washington locate what they believe to be the final missing body following a deadly mudslide in March.

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