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Teens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified Monday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after finding their cabins were flooded too much.

Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili.

Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The remains of the 118 victims from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week have been "pulverized," making identification extremely difficult, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday.

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he is stopped by a bomb.

Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.

Iraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions as other attacks around the capital killed 10 people.

Friend: McBride slurring during phone call

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

An acquaintance of a 19-year-old woman who was shot to death outside a suburban Detroit home said Monday that the tone of her voice during a phone conversation made him believe she had been drinking.

Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90.

Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.

Father, stepmother of found boy due in court

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors of schools and hospitals.

Man killed in plane crash was on anniversary trip

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Sometime Sunday morning, Ommy Irizarry posted a message on Facebook to mark his ninth wedding anniversary.

Britain reopens way for fracking

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.

Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

AP News Alert

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

International police team abandons effort to reach Ukraine crash site as heavy fighting erupts.

Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said Monday.

Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition activists said Monday.

10 Things to Know for Today

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

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Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.