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WASHINGTON (AP) - Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school's famed basketball arena.
There was fog outside the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Paulsboro when Jesse Campbell left morning prayer service around 7 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2012, to go home.
WASHINGTON - Over the last two years, the Obama administration has published hundreds and hundreds of rules - on how wheelchairs should be stowed aboard U.S. aircraft, how foreign trade zones should be regulated, how voting assistance should be provided for U.S. citizens overseas, and so on.
It's not every day - maybe not any day - that scientists disclose their religion and method of circumcision in an academic paper.
DENVER - Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Insurgents fighting in Syria to oust President Bashar Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government troops, opposition activists said.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Three weeks into Israel's bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip, West Bank Palestinians and Israeli Arabs are beginning to display the kind of fury and cohesion that Israel hasn't seen since the so-called second intifada, or uprising - a five-year-long grind of violence, notorious for suicide bombings and brutal crackdowns.
RICHMOND, Va. - The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first lady's "crush" on a businessman accused of lavishing them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.
WASHINGTON - After Democrats said Tuesday that they had raised $7.6 million by warning supporters that a planned GOP lawsuit against President Obama could lead to impeachment, House Speaker John A. Boehner accused the White House of engaging in a fund-raising "scam" because there were "no plans" for such a step.
DONETSK, Ukraine - Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block, and raised fears that the city was on the verge of severe bloodshed.
NEW DELHI (AP) - A court in southern India has convicted 10 people for a fire in 2004 that raged through a thatched-roof schoolhouse and killed 94 children while most of the faculty escaped unscathed.
TOKYO (AP) - European stocks were lower Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian markets.
NEW DELHI (AP) - A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and raising fears that more than 150 people could be trapped, officials said.
ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) - At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani military officials say security forces have foiled a cross-border attack from Afghanistan, killing six militants.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's central bank is promising to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble on opening in Moscow.
CAIRO (AP) - A Libyan security official says assailants abducted a lawmaker and former prime minister from his home in the capital, Tripoli, but released him hours later.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's official news agency says three suspected militants have died when their car blew up south of Cairo.
NEW DELHI (AP) - Indian official says nearly 150 people feared trapped after landslide hits western village.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The release of four police officers abducted by Filipino communist guerrillas has sparked hopes that stalled peace talks will resume, a government official said Wednesday, although major obstacle remains.
MADRID (AP) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region are holding a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in what could be a last chance to resolve a bitter dispute over the region's plans to hold a secession referendum in November.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine.
BRUSSELS (AP) - A special European Union prosecutor said Tuesday he had "compelling indications" that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking and black market sale during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
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