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Kerry, top Iranian diplomat to hold in-depth talks
VIENNA (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will hold in-depth discussions Monday with Iran's top diplomat in a bid to advance faltering nuclear negotiations, with a deadline just days away for a comprehensive agreement.... 7/14/2014 3:33 AM

Israel says it's downed drone along southern coast
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military said it downed a drone along its southern coastline on Monday, the first time it encountered such a weapon since its campaign against the Gaza Strip militants began last week.... 7/14/2014 3:15 AM

Bull gores 2 in final run of Spain's San Fermin
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- A fighting bull has gored two people and spread panic in a hair-raising final running of the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival.... 7/14/2014 3:02 AM

Witty dealmaker Juncker to be EU's new CEO
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The incoming leader of Europe's most powerful bureaucracy is a master of the backroom deal - and an outspoken and witty career politician who once advocated the right to lie in times of crisis.... 7/14/2014 2:39 AM

Seoul: N. Korea fires artillery shells into ocean
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Another day, another defiant weapons test from North Korea.... 7/14/2014 2:28 AM

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

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

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