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Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.

In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a "sustained combat role" without congressional approval, a bill with greater symbolic than legal effect.

Hezbollah leader vows to support Gazans

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group vowed on Friday to support Palestinian militants battling Israeli troops in Gaza, even as his own fighters are bogged down in the war in neighboring Syria.

Self-defense claimed in Bourbon Street shooting

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A defense lawyer told a judge Friday that there is evidence that the lone suspect in a shooting spree along New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street fired his gun in self-defense and didn't fire the shot that killed a 21-year-old bystander.

US fighter jets escort plane back to Toronto

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Two U.S. F16 fighter jets escorted a Panama-City bound plane back to Toronto on Friday after a passenger threatened the aircraft.

Obama to attend UN climate summit in September

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

President Barack Obama will attend a United Nations summit on climate change in September.

Senate backs new commandant for Marine Corps

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The Senate has approved a new commander for the Marine Corps and a new leader in Afghanistan.

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

US clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The United States has cleared the release of a Kuwaiti man held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 12 years because of his suspected links to terrorism.

Bayreuth Wagner fest starts with stage malfunction

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner's "Tannhaeuser" kicked off.

Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is "imminent", the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there.

Disappointing results at Visa, Amazon dent stocks

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The stock market is falling in midday trading after Visa and Amazon posted weaker results than Wall Street expected.

Man fatally shoots bear attacking him in Alaska

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Alaska wildlife officials say a man fatally shot a bear as it was attacking him.

2 teens plead guilty in Oregon torture case

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Two of the four Portland teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead entered guilty pleas and have been sentenced to the custody of the Oregon Youth Authority.

Court panel orders subpoena to Vilsack be quashed

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A federal appeals court has ordered that a subpoena be quashed for testimony by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a lawsuit filed against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart.

Family seeks federal probe of police custody death

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Family members of a man who died in police custody, the Rev. Al Sharpton and others met with federal prosecutors Friday to press for an investigation into the death.

Lawyer: Claims of botched circumcision are untrue

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Two doctors deny claims by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision, one of their lawyers said Friday.

W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A West Virginia board has suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where an investigation found syringes were being reused.

Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.