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Jury deliberations to continue in Ventura case

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

After a weekend break, jurors weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle are entering their fifth day of deliberations.

Shave ice vendor defies town's new ban on peddlers

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

|Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum last week when Venezuelan officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside a half-built Caracas skyscraper. Residents boarded buses for government-provided apartments in the town of Cua, 23 miles (37 kilometers) south of Caracas.

Today in History

|Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution.

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.