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Shipwrecked Concordia floated for tow to Genova
GIGLIO, Italy (AP) -- The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people.... 7/14/2014 9:08 AM

Egypt: Mubarak party leaders can run for elections
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state news agency says a Cairo appeal court has ruled that leaders of the former ruling party of ousted President Hosni Mubarak will not be barred from running for elections.... 7/14/2014 9:03 AM

Copter crash kills 2 Cambodian military generals
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Two generals who led the helicopter unit of Cambodia's air force were killed in a crash Monday, along with two pilots, police said. Defense Minister Tea Banh, who rushed to the crash site in a muddy pond south of the capital, said a fifth person on the chopper was seriously injured.... 7/14/2014 9:01 AM

Airbus launches new planes in wide body family
FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) -- Airbus has launched updated versions of its A330 wide body aircraft in a bit to improve fuel efficiency, increase range and help the aircraft compete against Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.... 7/14/2014 8:39 AM

Clashes on Syria-Lebanon border kill several
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian Red Crescent trucks loaded with 1,000 food parcels crossed into a rebel-held Damascus suburb that has been besieged by government troops for more than two years as heavy clashes broke out between Syrian rebels and Hezbollah fighters near the Syria-Lebanon border.... 7/14/2014 8:37 AM

Israel downs Gaza drone along southern coast
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it downed a drone launched by Gaza militants on Monday, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the start of its offensive last week, as new Israeli airstrikes pushed the death toll from Israeli airstrikes to at least 175.... 7/14/2014 8:35 AM

Bull gores 3 in final run of Spain's San Fermin
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- A fighting bull gored two Australians and a Spaniard, spreading panic in a hair-raising final running of the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival Monday.... 7/14/2014 8:33 AM

Developers aiming to get new F-35 at Farnborough
FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) -- Lockheed Martin and the U.S. military say they are still hoping to show off the F-35B fighter at the Farnborough International Airshow - even though time is running out to get the aircraft across the Atlantic.... 7/14/2014 8:33 AM

How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage
TOKYO (AP) -- For years, Japan has struggled to find a site to safely store highly radioactive waste from nuclear power plants for as long as 100,000 years.... 7/14/2014 8:32 AM

Philippines braces for floods from tropical storm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines was bracing for possible floods and landslides as a tropical storm continued to strengthen Monday as it moved closer to the country's eastern seaboard.... 7/14/2014 8:11 AM

Philippine leader, high court clash on funds use
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president says his administration will appeal a Supreme Court decision that declared his government's enforcement of an economic stimulus program was partly unconstitutional.... 7/14/2014 8:07 AM

Germany basks in 4th World Cup after 24-year wait
BERLIN (AP) -- It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.... 7/14/2014 8:03 AM

For Bastille Day, France commemorates World War I
PARIS (AP) -- Soldiers carrying the flags of 76 countries marched Monday down the Champs-Elysees in Paris, as France's traditional Bastille Day military parade commemorated the centenary of World War I.... 7/14/2014 7:52 AM

Head of UK child sex abuse inquiry steps down
LONDON (AP) -- The head of an inquiry into allegations of past child sex abuse high up in Britain's parliament has stepped down after criticism of her links to leading establishment figures at the time.... 7/14/2014 7:46 AM

Fierce fighting near rebel-held city in Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Fighting intensified Monday around the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk as government forces stepped up efforts to disrupt rebel lines and reclaim more territory from the faltering insurgency. One resident said panic was gripping the city.... 7/14/2014 7:39 AM

Activist Malala in Nigeria: 'Bring Back Our Girls'
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is celebrating her 17th birthday in Nigeria with promises to work for the release of some 219 schoolgirls who have been held by Islamic extremists for three months.... 7/14/2014 7:26 AM

5th Czech soldier dies after blast in Afghanistan
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Defense Ministry says a soldier who was seriously injured in a blast that killed four other Czech servicemen in Afghanistan last week has died.... 7/14/2014 7:15 AM

Rights groups challenge UK cyber-snooping
LONDON (AP) -- Civil liberties groups took Britain's spy agencies to court Monday in a bid to limit electronic surveillance, as the government tries to pass legislation to extend snooping powers.... 7/14/2014 7:07 AM

China indicts US, British corporate investigators
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday, as the Briton blamed the pharmaceutical company for misleading and using him.... 7/14/2014 6:53 AM

Global stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks rebounded Monday from jitters about a struggling Portuguese bank as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data releases in the U.S., China and Europe.... 7/14/2014 6:47 AM