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Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.... 7/14/2014 2:20 AM

Israel says it's downed drone along southern coast
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says it has downed an unmanned drone along its southern coastline, the first time it has encountered such a weapon since its struggle with Gaza Strip militants began last week.... 7/14/2014 2:19 AM

Despite offensive, Gaza rockets still hit Israel
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Israel says its punishing air assault on Hamas militants, their property and their weaponry has delivered a devastating blow to the Islamic militant group. Yet rocket fire at Israel has continued almost unabated.... 7/14/2014 2:06 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 1:21 AM

Seoul: N. Korea fires artillery shells into ocean
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Monday fired artillery shells into waters near its sea border with South Korea, Seoul's military said, a day after the country test-launched two ballistic missiles in the latest of a series of weapon tests.... 7/14/2014 12:30 AM

Argentine World Cup celebration marred by violence
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their team's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.... 7/14/2014 12:08 AM

Asian stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian 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 12:02 AM

Cambodia military helicopter crash kills 5
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A Cambodian military helicopter crashed during a training mission south of the capital on Monday, killing five people on board, police said.... 7/13/2014 11:44 PM

Germany's World Cup party gets underway at home
BERLIN (AP) -- A quarter of a million German football fans reacted with unbridled joy, mixed with shock, on Sunday when Mario Goetze struck late in extra-time for Germany to win the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Argentina.... 7/13/2014 10:18 PM

Main players in the FIFA ticket scalping case
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- On July 9, The Associated Press published a report on major players in a World Cup ticket scalping investigation being conducted by Brazilian police. One of the companies, Pamodzi Sports Marketing based in Nigeria, says its founder Papa Massata Diack is no longer involved in that company. Diack is CEO of Pamodzi Sports Marketing in Senegal.... 7/13/2014 10:09 PM

Gazans need ingenuity, courage to watch World Cup
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hundreds of millions of football fans watched Sunday's World Cup final by simply getting comfortable in front of their TV sets. In the Gaza Strip, under Israeli bombardment for six days, fans needed ingenuity and courage to witness Germany's 1-0 win over Argentina.... 7/13/2014 9:50 PM

Kramer head injury revives concussion concerns
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's head injury in the World Cup final on Sunday has revived concerns about the way football deals with concussions.... 7/13/2014 9:00 PM

Messi's World Cup ends on a bitter note
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Lionel Messi's final act in the 2014 World Cup was lifting a free kick high over the bar, wasting Argentina's last chance to equalize in the final against Germany.... 7/13/2014 8:49 PM

Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.... 7/13/2014 8:45 PM

Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends.... 7/13/2014 8:26 PM

After Brazil, Blatter focuses on FIFA election
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- When Brazil's football fans finally got their best chance to see Sepp Blatter at the World Cup, they had a message for him.... 7/13/2014 8:00 PM

Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview
SYDNEY (AP) -- Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality.... 7/13/2014 7:47 PM

8 killed in mortar attack in Egypt's Sinai
El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Militants in Egypt's northern Sinai fired mortar rounds late Sunday at a military post in the provincial capital of el-Arish, killing a soldier as well as seven civilians, including two children, in a nearby residential complex, security and hospital officials said.... 7/13/2014 7:15 PM

Dejected Argentine fans, elated Germans in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Thousands of Argentine football fans gathered on the golden sands of Copacabana beach gasped and then fell into silence when Germany scored a stunning extra-time goal to claim the World Cup title on Sunday.... 7/13/2014 7:08 PM

USGS: 6.1-magnitude quake shakes northern Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has struck off Chile's northern coast. There were no immediate reports of damage and authorities discounted the possibility of a tsunami.... 7/13/2014 6:42 PM