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Cantor to resign from House seat in August

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.

Italy, Poland vie for top EU foreign policy job

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The top diplomats of Italy and Poland are competing for the prestigious position of EU foreign policy chief amid the unfolding tensions with Russia.

Severed leg found in Dublin recycling plant

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A severed leg has been found at a Dublin recycling plant, and police are searching trash for the rest of the body.

Slovenia ex-premier gets brief prison furlough

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Slovenian ex-Prime Minister Janez Jansa was granted a brief prison furlough on Friday to attend the country's first parliamentary session after he won a seat in last month's election.

Pope slips out of Vatican, joins Jesuits for lunch

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Maybe Pope Francis is getting tired of the food in the Vatican hotel.

Murder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runner

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Prosecutors say a couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on a rural Michigan road are facing a court hearing on murder charges.

AP PHOTOS: City streets destroyed in Taiwan blasts

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

City streets destroyed, transformed into trenches strewn with dirt, ripped pieces of pipe and jagged blocks of concrete. Broken fire trucks turned upside down, twisted soot-covered cars and motorcycles, ripped advertising signs.

Appeal keeps French rogue trader Kerviel in jail

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A Frenchman convicted of one of history's biggest trading frauds was accorded a conditional release from prison — only to have freedom denied with a quick appeal by the prosecutor's office.

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, the Amsterdam-based environmental group said.

Expert: 'Mini tornado' caused skydiver death

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A safety expert for a national skydiving association says a "mini tornado" caused the accident that killed a correction officer and injured his instructor during a tandem jump.

Blast flattens police building eastern Libyan city

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A strong explosion ripped through the main police building in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on Friday, nearly flattening it, days after Islamic militias overran army barracks and claimed control of the city.

10 Things to Know for Today

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the ironic nickname he won due to his tender age of 17. He became known as the first Commonwealth soldier to die on the Western Front of World War I, likely killed by German gunfire.

Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

An Ohio lawmaker wants to create a specialty license plate celebrating the homecoming of LeBron James.

Poland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Poland on Friday honored the fighters and victims of a 1944 rebellion against Nazi Germans by laying wreaths, lighting candles and singing insurgent tunes to mark the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's doping

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter faces being stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal after her backup doping sample confirmed a previous finding for banned substances.

Mud, rain hamper landslide rescue in India

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Rescuers searching for dozens of people still missing after a landslide in western India said Friday that sniffer dogs and machines to detect signs of life were all but useless in 15 feet (4.5 meters) of heavy mud and debris.

Witness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affair

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions — but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.

Attorneys to open Georgia peanut salmonella trial

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Attorneys are scheduled to make opening statements in the criminal trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

Ebola fears nix Sierra Leone troop trip to Somalia

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A military spokesman for the African Union mission in Somalia says the AU has canceled a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces because of the Ebola outbreak.