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Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire.

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Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

A Palestinian sits on the rubble of a destroyed house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. 

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Body parts retrieved at Ukraine jet-crash site

Body parts retrieved at Ukraine jet-crash site

HRABOVE, Ukraine — Wearing gloves and carrying plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims’ belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down.

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Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

Australian and Dutch experts examine a piece of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane, near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Friday, Aug.1, 2014. The investigators from the Netherlands and Australia plus officials with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in E…

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Evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions

Evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions

Rescue workers use a sniffer dog to look for missing persons amid the rubble Friday after massive gas explosions overnight in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second-largest city.

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Gas pipeline blasts in Taiwan kill 26, injure 267

Gas pipeline blasts in Taiwan kill 26, injure 267

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan — Hundreds of people who fled from gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan’s second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring 267.

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Gas explosions kill 15, injure 228 in Taiwan

Gas explosions kill 15, injure 228 in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A series of gas explosions on the streets of a southern Taiwanese city killed 15 people and injured 228 others late Thursday night, authorities said.

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Around the world

Around the world

Tossed vehicles line an destroyed street as flames continue to burn from multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed several people and injured over 200 in the souther…

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Frontal car-crash test results

The Nissan Leaf, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500L and Mazda5 wagon fared the worst.

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Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

A plane drops fire retardant as firefighters battle a blaze in El Portal, Calif., near Yosemite National Park on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Firefighters in the state are also battling another wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento. (AP Photo/Al Golub)

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Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

Palestinians help carry injured men following an Israeli Strike in Shijaiyah neighborhood, eastern Gaza City, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel’s stepped-up campaign against Gaza’s Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives.

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Water keeps gushing as UCLA assesses damage

Water keeps gushing as UCLA assesses damage

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a pipe break that flooded UCLA’s famed Pauley Pavilion has now released 20 million gallons of water and continues to gush.

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Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

The amount of water that spilled was enough to fill more than 500 average-sized backyard swimming pools, or about 200,000 bathtubs. Firefighters, some using inflatable boats, saved at least five people who were stranded by high water.

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Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17

Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17

Mud and slush surround a building after a mudslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping 150 people.

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Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17

Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17

NEW DELHI — Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.

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Karen Levy: Fight trucker fatigue with economics not electronics

Karen Levy: Fight trucker fatigue with economics not electronics

Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused — briefly — on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers.

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Neighborhood turf war pits gardeners against active kids

DEAR CAROLYN: My neighborhood has one small traffic island on a busy street, to calm traffic and prevent accidents. Our town maintains traffic islands as public green space with the help of community volunteer gardeners.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 30

DEAR ABBY: I am a fire officer who has seen too many families experience accidental home fires, many with fatal results. It is devastating to find out that a life could have been saved had someone taken the simple precaution of replacing a dead battery in a smoke alarm.

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