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Japan provides Vietnam with 6 vessels

Japan will provide Vietnam with six vessels as part of a grant aid package that will boost Hanoi's maritime security patrol capacity at a time the country is locked in a territorial standoff with China in the South China Sea.

35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.

Heavy Gaza fighting ahead of proposed 3-day truce

Palestinian officials say 17 Palestinians, including 10 members of one family, were killed in Israeli strikes ahead of a planned three-day cease-fire in the Gaza war.

$11M deal struck to conserve Colorado River basin

Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.

Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.

Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia.

Boat collision off Fla. Keys kills 1, injures 1

A boat collision off the Florida Keys has left one woman dead and injured another.

FAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraq

The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there.

CIA admits it broke into Senate computers; senators call for spy chief’s ouster

An internal CIA investigation confirmed allegations that agency personnel improperly intruded into a protected database used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff to compile a scathing report on the agency’s detention and interrogation program, prompting bipartisan outrage and at least two calls for spy chief John Brennan to resign.

Survey: China manufacturing at 27-month high

Chinese manufacturing rose to the highest level in more than two years in July in the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is perking up after a series of mini-stimulus measures unleashed by authorities.

Police: Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fell

Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault.

Pilot guilty of using alias to fly news choppers

A man who worked for years as a Northern California helicopter news pilot without a legal pilot's license has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.

Signed ticket from Gehrig's last game nets $95,600

A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for $95,600 at an auction on Thursday, and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier sold for $388,375.

Hawaii fish collector charged in scuba incident

A Hawaii fish collector has been charged with terroristic threatening for pulling the air-supply regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium-industry activist while they were both underwater.

Murder charges for couple whose dogs killed runner

Prosecutors have filed second-degree murder charges against a couple they say owned two dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on in rural Michigan.

VP Biden praises Japan's new military policy

Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming Japan's decision to loosen restrictions on its military to allow greater use of force to defend other countries.

Suspect in border agent's death extradited to US

A suspect in the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Thursday.

Officials: US citizen killed by bandits in Haiti

An American citizen of Haitian descent was killed last week by armed robbers shortly after arriving in her impoverished Caribbean homeland to visit relatives, friends and officials said Thursday.

Congress votes final passage on highway bill

Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections.

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