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Nigeria rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram

30 Jul 2015 15:52:10

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said Thursday.


Astronomers find star with three super-Earths

30 Jul 2015 15:51:05

Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star -- one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock. The four-planet system had been hiding out in the M-shaped, northern hemisphere constellation Cassiopeia, "just" 21 light years from Earth, a team reported in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. Super-Earths have a mass higher than Earth's but are lighter than gas giants like Neptune, Saturn or Jupiter.


Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage

30 Jul 2015 15:49:17

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coast Guard officials were still trying to determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick off California's Santa Barbara County shoreline, but a scientist said Thursday that it's likely the result of naturally occurring seepage from the sea floor.


Rescuers hope for 'best-case scenario' for boys lost at sea

30 Jul 2015 15:47:07

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mustering hope for a "best-case scenario" in the face of countless unknowns, search crews braced for a seventh day and night at sea Thursday in the hunt for two teenagers missing from their capsized boat.


Mexico ups dollar auction to $200 million to boost peso

30 Jul 2015 15:45:47

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank said Thursday it will increase dollar auctions from $52 million to $200 million per day through the end of September to stabilize the badly weakened peso.


Serena says plenty of room to improve at US Open

30 Jul 2015 15:43:46

Top-ranked Serena Williams, coming off her fourth consecutive Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon, said Thursday she has plenty of room to improve before chasing more history at the US Open. My actual tennis I think I could play a lot better," Williams said. Before Williams takes a serious look at next year, she will focus on the next few weeks at the year's final Grand Slam event, where she could become only the fourth woman to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam and match Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 women's Grand Slam singles crowns.


Jurors instructed on reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life

30 Jul 2015 15:42:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado movie theater trial received instructions Thursday before their next round of deliberations to decide if there are any reasons to override a potential death penalty and sentence James Holmes to life without parole for 12 murders and 70 attempted murders.


IMF: Greece, EU need sustainable plan before new loan

30 Jul 2015 15:37:40

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it would not join a new bailout program for Greece until conditions for debt sustainability, including debt relief and economic reforms, are clearly assured. "In order to ensure that medium-term sustainability, there is a need for difficult decisions on both sides... difficult decisions in Greece regarding reforms, and difficult decisions among Greece's European partners about debt relief," a senior IMF official said.


US judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Oregon protest

30 Jul 2015 15:36:19

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangling from a bridge in Oregon continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic.


Survivor of shooting that killed her parents is recovering

30 Jul 2015 15:34:29

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A relative says a woman who survived a shooting that killed her parents on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation is recovering after surgery.

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