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US airlines to resume flights to Israel

NEW YORK (AP) — All three U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.

Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

Officials: Hours after Iraq gets new president, double car bombing in Baghdad kills 12

Officials: Hours after Iraq gets new president, double car bombing in Baghdad kills 12.

More girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — The government is reporting an increase in teen U.S. girls getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine — but it's not much of a bump.

Morgan Stanley paying $275M to settle SEC charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $275 million to settle U.S. civil charges that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

Ukraine fighting rages as Australia ready for MH17 site deployment

Fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels raged Thursday near the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, as countries which lost 298 citizens in the disaster moved to deploy their police to secure the impact zone. The Dutch team leading the crash probe was stuck in Kiev, unable to join a handful of international investigators at the rebel-controlled site. Meanwhile, Ukraine's army reported four soldiers killed over the last 24 hours in its offensive to retake the eastern industrial heartland from the pro-Russian insurgents. Two Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down Wednesday 45 kilometres (28 miles) from the crash site, just as the first bodies recovered from the fated flight were flown out to the Netherlands, which counts 193 citizens lost in the disaster.

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Airline: Likely crashed in Mali

An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board dropped off radar after taking off in Burkina Faso. It is thought to have gone down in Mali, the flight operator said.

U.N.: Strike hits Gaza shelter

[Breaking news alert, 9:45 a.m.]

100 minutes to execute Arizona man

Convicted murderer Joseph Wood snorted and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour lethal injection, his attorney said.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer sees 'Red'

"Fifty Shades of Grey's" infamous "Red Room" has arrived.

MH17 bodies returned; Ukraine shakeup

A pro-Russian rebel leader told Reuters he knew about a Buk missile system coming from another rebel province. He later told Russian media that his comments were taken out of context.

Elway gets choked up over owner Bowlen

Denver Broncos VP/GM John Elway broke down while sharing news that owner Pat Bowlen is stepping down due to Alzheimer's.

48 killed in Taiwan crash

At least 48 people were killed and 10 injured when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed while attempting to land in Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration.

The meaning of bringing bodies home

People sometimes have difficulty understanding why the families of those who die in disasters are so invested in the recovery of their loved ones' bodies. This painful process has been once again brought into sharp relief by the difficulty of retrieving the bodies of those lost in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from Ukrainian rebels who control the crash site.

How risky is flying into Israel?

Checking the weather display for our departure from JFK Airport in New York to London's Heathrow Airport, an awkward blob of green, yellow, and red is sprawled diagonally across most of the New England coastline. Studying the computer in Operations, the routing filed with ATC (air traffic control) appears to navigate through the least intense area of a very wide storm system. I pick up the company phone, taking a rare opportunity to consult with our dispatcher located in a central location at our main hub almost 1,400 miles away.

High winds hit campground; 2 dead

Two people are dead and at least 20 were injured at a Virginia campground on Thursday after a possible tornado, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told CNN.

ESPN Sports News

RG III: Good having coaches 'believe in you'

For Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, there's a definite change in his psyche working with first-year coach Jay Gruden and new offensive coordinator Sean McVay.

Bulls' original $33M Jordan contract on block

The Chicago Bulls' original copy of Michael Jordan's $33 million contract -- the most valuable single-season contract in NBA history -- has hit the auction block.

Suspended WR Blackmon arrested for pot

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested a third time, this time in Edmond, Oklahoma, where police have charged him with possession of marijuana.

NFL suspends Ravens RB Rice for 2 games

The NFL will suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first two games of this season, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

NFL suspends Ravens RB Rice for 2 games

The NFL will suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first two games of this season, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Lester, Red Sox table contract negotiations

Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino confirmed Thursday morning that the team and ace Jon Lester have agreed to table contract negotiations until after the season.

Washington QB Miles suspended for opener

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the team's season opener against Hawaii, according to a school spokesman.

Don't speak: McGwire done with Canseco

Mark McGwire wants nothing to do with any reconciliation attempts by his former "Bash Brother" Jose Canseco.
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