GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Muslims from Morocco to Afghanistan are steeling themselves for the toughest Ramadan in more than three decades. No food or drink, not even a sip of water, for 14 hours a day during the hottest time of the year.
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets wavered Friday as weak U.S. data kept sentiment in check despite continued hopes for new stimulus measures in major economies.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who lives next door to the California family of a man suspected of shooting dozens of people at a Colorado movie theater says he was a loner.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Risky lending caused private student loan debt to balloon in the past decade, leaving many Americans struggling to pay off loans that they can't afford, a government study says.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she is saddened by the deadly shootings in a suburban Denver movie theater, and she has instructed her department to provide any necessary support for the investigation.
MANALAPAN, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama said Friday he was "shocked and saddened" by a deadly shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater and urged the nation to "come together as one American family" in the aftermath of the tragedy.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Fred Willard, perhaps best-known as a dog-show announcer in the movie "Best in Show," was arrested on suspicion of committing a lewd act at a Hollywood adult theater and later fired from his work on a PBS series.
Google and Microsoft were among the tech companies reporting earnings Thursday, following reports from IBM and eBay on Wednesday and Yahoo on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yahoo is giving its new chief executive Marissa Mayer a compensation package worth more than $59 million over the next several years.
NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks Corp. already conquered the coffee market. Now it wants to mix it up with fresh juices.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - The Department of Defense said Thursday it will allow service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade for the first time in U.S. history.
LONDON (AP) - There's nearly a week to go before the Olympics kick off in London and British officials are stuck playing defense.
ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rate that experts say may reflect a problem with the effectiveness of the vaccine.
That sound drowning out the applause for this year's Emmy nominees announced Thursday morning is the grinding of teeth over worthy shows and stars Emmy ignored.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An officer was shot twice and gravely wounded during an early morning patrol and his partner killed the gunman during an ensuing shootout in a residential area of San Bernardino, authorities said Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies.
DAVYDO-MYKILSKE, Ukraine (AP) - Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have discovered two men dead in neighboring backyards in Northern California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A former Marine charged with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft has waived extradition from Alaska.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police are greeting students on the first day of classes in the Los Angeles suburb where two teens allegedly plotted a high school massacre.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) - California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
ATLANTA (AP) - The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative steps toward its destination.