Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint.
(Refiles to make clear conversion in 2nd paragraph is miles to km) July 27 (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Irian Jaya, Indonesia, on Tuesday...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The chairman of the North Carolina Republican party has posted Twitter photos juxtaposing images of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Ku Klux Klan.
By Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood called on the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday for help managing cybersecurity...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - President Barack Obama met an unexpected guest on the way to Monday night's state dinner at Ethiopia's National Palace - Lucy.
TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard scoured the seas off Florida and friends combed the shoreline Monday for any sign of two teenage fishermen, described as experienced boaters, who went missing three days earlier after setting out for the Bahamas on a stormy afternoon.
WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) - A Florida landscaper who ran over a family of ducks with his riding lawnmower has been sentenced to a year in jail.
LONDON (AP) - House of Lords member John Sewel has requested a leave of absence while police and Parliament investigate his alleged drug use and sexual behavior.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) - The military and a private organization are bringing home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War II's bloodiest battles.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, an event that galvanized the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says that 21 people have been killed by gunmen who fought a gun battle during a wedding in a northern province.
BEIJING (AP) - The North Korean ambassador to China says that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal because North Korea is a "nuclear weapons state."
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - When Estefanie Ferraz went to prison, she had been living as a woman for around a decade, had undergone more than half a dozen plastic surgeries including breast and cheek implants to enhance her feminine looks, and was saving up for a sex change operation.
BANGKOK (AP) - Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery.
BEIJING (AP) - China's stock market was volatile Tuesday after falling the most in eight years the day before while other markets also flitted between gains and losses.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Caribbean resort of Cancun is struggling to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.
SYDNEY (AP) - An Australian man has appeared in court on terror charges after police say he tried to join Kurdish-aligned forces in their fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq.
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peru's government has ordered telecommunications companies to grant police warrantless access to cellphone users' locations and other call data in real time.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Customs and law enforcement personnel in Mexico say they found an undetermined amount of cocaine dissolved in fruit pulp imported from Colombia.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) - Some buses in the capital of El Salvador have stopped running after two drivers were killed and rumors circulated that the Central American country's "Mara" street gangs planned to burn buses.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A strong earthquake has rocked Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The coach of Mexico's national soccer team is known for his histrionic displays of emotion during games.
BERLIN (AP) - Kazakhstan is set to become the 162nd member of the World Trade Organization after the Geneva-based body formally approved the country's membership Monday.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia's top diplomat has told visiting EU foreign policy chief that Iran is still showing "hostility" toward countries in the region, following a landmark deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear program earlier this month.