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Displaced Palestinians pass time at a U.N school where they now live, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Israeli attacks in the strip continued Thursday, with witnesses saying that munitions struck the Omar Ibn al-Khatab mosque next to a U.N. school in the northern town of Beit Lahiya. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Israel calls up another 16,000 reservesIsrael calls up another 16,000 reserves amid intensive Gaza fighting
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Pedestrians pass by a KFC restaurant in Beijing, China, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC the Louisville, Kentucky-based chain is reeling after a Chinese supplier was accused of selling expired beef and chicken to it, McDonald's and possibly other restaurant chains. Just 18 months earlier, KFC's sales plunged in China after a supplier violated rules on drug use in chickens.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scaresGlobal fast food giants' ambitions to grow in China hampered by food safety pitfalls
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2010 file photo, Cho Yang-ho, the head of South Korea's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, speaks at the 39th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees in Belgrade, Serbia. South Korean media is reporting that Cho, who led PyeongChang’s successful bid to host the Winter Olympics, is set to become chief organizer of the 2018 Games. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)
Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committeePyeongchang 2018 Olympics organizing committee elects business tycoon, Cho, as president
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
FILE - This May, 15, 2014 file photo shows the entrance of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington. A leading Washington philanthropist is presenting an alternate plan to save one of the nation’s oldest museums in court hearings this week over whether to break up the trust from 1869 that established the Corcoran Gallery of Art and later its college. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
Philanthropist calls for saving Corcoran in courtPhilanthropist Wayne Reynolds calls for saving Corcoran Gallery in court hearings on merger
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Trader James Dresch, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, June 30, 2014.  European stocks were lower Wednesday July 30, 2014 ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian markets.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
World stocks drift after US Fed stays courseWorld stock markets drift after Federal Reserve delivers no surprises with latest stimulus cut
The Associated Press38 minutes ago

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FILE - Executive producer Robert Halmi, Sr., of "Tin Man," is seen during the NBC Press Tour in this July 17, 2007 file photo taken in Beverly Hills, Calif. Halmi died Wednesday July 30, 2014 in his New York City home at 90, said spokesman Russ Patrick. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Veteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90Veteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr., producer of more than 200 programs, dies at 90
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Hearing set for Hollywood sex abuse lawyer changeAugust hearing set for lawyers who want off case accusing 'X-Men' director of sex abuse
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - This Oct. 25, 2009 file photo shows former Presidents George H. W. Bush, right, and George W. Bush before the Houston Texans NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Houston. George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush are cooperating with a historian for a joint biography about the former presidents. “Presidents Bush: A Portrait of a Father and Son,” by Mark K. Updegrove, has been acquired by Henry Holt and Company. The book is scheduled for Spring 2016. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel, File)
George W. Bush writes book about fatherAP NewsBreak: George W. Bush writes book about his father; scheduled for November release
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - This Sept. 7, 2000 file photo shows author Oscar Hijuelos at a VIP reception at the Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington.  A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death will be published in the fall of 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Boitano, File)
Hijuelos novel posthumous release set for 2015Oscar Hijuelos novel's posthumous release scheduled for fall 2015
The Associated Press11 hours ago
This publicity image released by CBS shows, from left,  Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Simon Helberg in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory." Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed due to a contract dispute with its top actors. The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television's most popular comedy for CBS, said that Wednesday's scheduled first day of work after the summer hiatus has been postponed. The series is heading into its eighth season, and the studio is trying to hammer out new deals with actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar.  (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton, FIle)
Contract dispute delays 'Big Bang' productionStart of production on CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' delayed over negotiations with actors
The Associated Press11 hours ago

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