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Israel ID's body as missing U.S. student
JERUSALEM — Israeli forensic investigators today identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said.

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10 Things to Know for Today
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Published 10 hours ago
145 arrested at White House
WASHINGTON — More than 140 protesters, including a Maryland state lawmaker and dozens of labor and immigrant leaders, were arrested today outside the White House while staging a sit-down rally to demand protection from deportation for millions of illegal immigrants.

Published 12 hours ago
Flight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat outburst
BOSTON — An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week, authorities said.

Published 12 hours ago
2 Calif. counties ask to form separate state
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.

Published 13 hours ago
4 killed in N.M. crash of medical flight
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — An air ambulance carrying a cancer patient to Phoenix crashed shortly after taking off from a southern New Mexico airport, killing all four people aboard, authorities said Thursday.

Published 13 hours ago
Blast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homes
WHITING, Ind. — An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn’t cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said Thursday.

Published 16 hours ago
Potentially deadly amoeba found in La. water
BATON ROUGE, La.— A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been discovered in a water system that serves more than 12,500 people in southeast Louisiana.

Published 22 hours ago
Blast at Ind. refinery sparks fire
WHITING, Ind. — An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn’t cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said Thursday.

Published 23 hours ago
U.S. economy growth beats estimates
WASHINGTON — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter, growing at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent, slightly faster than first estimated.