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Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2004, file photo, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington at the State Department. A document circulating among White House staff says a Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept Powell and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.


Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

Worker Ruben Monter mops up the floor at Pauley Pavillion Wednesday July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.


Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

Palestinians evacuate an injured man following an Israeli strike in the Shijaiyah neighborhood, eastern Gaza City, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in the neighborhood, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives.


Researchers: Ship found in WTC ruins dates to 1773

FILE- In this July 15, 2010, file photo, planks of an 18th century ship stick out of the mud at the World Trade Center construction site in New York. Columbia University scientists say this week they have determined wood used in the ship's frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773, before the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Researchers: Ship unearthed at WTC site predates American independence.


Bolt upset over report he criticized Glasgow Games

Double Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica, centre, watches the women's pool A netball match between Jamaica and New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, July, 30, 2014. Bolt is the center of attention at the Commonwealth Games after mingling with British royalty on Tuesday and being quoted in a British National newspaper saying that he was “not really” having fun in Glasgow although Bolt scrambled Wednesday to deny he made a derogatory comment about the “Friendly Games.” (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games.


3 killed, cops injured in N.C. shootout

People comfort each other after a shooting in Fayetteville, N.C., Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A domestic dispute erupted into a gun battle with deputies Wednesday at a North Carolina mobile home park, leaving three people dead and three officers wounded, officials said. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Cindy Burnham) MANDATORY CREDIT A domestic dispute led to a gun battle with deputies at a North Carolina trailer park.


Going inside Gaza

ABC Goes Inside Gaza With an Israeli Armored Unit U.S. reporters head into Gaza with the Israeli Defense Forces’ 188th Armored Brigade.


Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio strides to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, as lawmakers prepare to move on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law. Democrats have branded the effort a political charade aimed at stirring up Republican voters for the fall congressional elections. They say it's also an effort by top Republicans to mollify conservatives who want Obama to be impeached — something Boehner said Tuesday he has no plans to do. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.


Human Rights Watch: Syria’s air strikes defy UN resolution

A Syrian woman makes her way through debris following an air strike by government forces in the northern city of Aleppo on July 15, 2014 Human Rights Watch sharply criticised the Syrian air force Wednesday for intensifying strikes on Aleppo, despite a UN Security Council resolution ordering all sides in the conflict to stop indiscriminate attacks. The New York-based group also rapped the Security Council for inaction over the violence in Syria in a statement issued ahead of a meeting of the UN body. "The Syrian government is raining high explosive barrel bombs on civilians in defiance of a unanimous United Nations Security Council resolution," HRW said, referring to resolution 2139 from February.


Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

FILE - This July 1944 file photo shows U.S. Army reinforcement troops making an amphibious landing on the coral reef at Saipan beach, Mariana Islands. Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan. (AP Photo, File) SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.



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Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default imminent - Reuters


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Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default imminent
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BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina faces its second default in more than 12 years after talks with holdout creditors failed on Wednesday. The country's economy minister, Axel Kicillof, speaking at a news conference at the Argentine consulate ...
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So, which party actually brought up impeachment first, anyway? (+video) - Christian Science Monitor


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So, which party actually brought up impeachment first, anyway? (+video)
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Democrats have certainly taken up the issue with gusto in recent days, sensing a political advantage, but there's little question where the chatter started. By Doug Mataconis, Guest blogger July 30, 2014. About video ads. As I noted Tuesday, Republicans have ...
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Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves three countries - Reuters


Reuters

Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves three countries
Reuters
DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.
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