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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

A dead tree stands beside a highway near Miami in the Florida Everglades. A fungus that follows an invasive beetle from Asia is killing trees across the Everglades, and there’s no way to stop the blight from spreading. Since first detected west of Miami 2011, laurel wilt has killed swamp bay…

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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

In this June 25, 2014 photo, LeRoy Rodgers maps trees in the Florida Everglades that have contacted a fungus near Miami as he flies over the area. The fungus that follows an invasive beetle from Asia is killing trees across the Everglades, and there’s no way to stop the blight from spreading…

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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

In this June 25, 2014 photo, dead trees are seen in a tree island in the Florida Everglades near Miami. A fungus that follows an invasive beetle from Asia is killing trees across the Everglades, and there’s no way to stop the blight from spreading. Since first detected west of Miami 2011, la…

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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

MIAMI (AP) — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from Asia is killing trees across the Everglades, and experts haven't found a way to stop the blight from spreading.

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Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

ATLANTA (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

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Philippine soldiers clash with militants; 5 dead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says soldiers attacked a Muslim militant hideout on southern Basilan island, triggering a clash that killed three Abu Sayyaf members believed to have been involved in the 2011 kidnapping of an American woman and her teenage son. Two governme…

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Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road.

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Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border

Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border

Pro-Russian fighters ride a airborne self-propelled artillery gun Nona in downtown Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 24, 2014. While the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week riveted international attention on the Ukraine conflict, locals have been struggling for months wi…

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Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border

Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border

MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian army on Friday claimed that soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border overnight and were attacked by rebels in several other places in the restive east.

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Joakim Noah to address Chicago's street violence

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah will address ways to curb Chicago's gun violence.

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German business confidence drops again

BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence is down for a third month in a row amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and Iraq.

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Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

In this July 8, 2014, residents play Chinese chess with the Lotte World Tower, center, under construction in the background near Seokchon Lake in Seoul, South Korea. Plans for the super-high tower first surfaced in 1995 and it took another 15 years to get a green light after the Air Force ob…

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Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

In this July 8, 2014, vehicles pass by the Lotte World Tower, center, under construction in Seoul, South Korea. Plans for the super-high tower first surfaced in 1995 and it took another 15 years to get a green light after the Air Force objected to it as a risk to a nearby military airport us…

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Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

In this July 8, 2014, the Lotte World Tower under construction is seen in Seoul, South Korea. Plans for the super-high tower first surfaced in 1995 and it took another 15 years to get a green light after the Air Force objected to it as a risk to a nearby military airport used for VIP flights…

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Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

In this July 8, 2014, the Lotte World Tower, center, under construction is seen near the Seokchon Lake in Seoul, South Korea. Plans for the super-high tower first surfaced in 1995 and it took another 15 years to get a green light after the Air Force objected to it as a risk to a nearby milit…

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Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.

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BSkyB to take over Italian, German pay TV networks

LONDON (AP) — London-based satellite broadcaster BSkyB has announced agreements to purchase Sky Italia and 57 percent of Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.

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Man sentenced after DNA test linked him to rape

CHICAGO (AP) — A 40-year prison sentence was handed a Chicago man convicted of sexual assault after a rape kit linked him to a 2002 attack.

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Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars

Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars

In this July 23, 2014, photo, President Barack Obama walks with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett as he leaves a fundraising event in Los Altos Hills, Calif. When Obama attended the fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, a party committee that must adhere to strict cont…

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Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars

Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll elections.

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Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell leads a news conference Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Long Beach, Calif. Police said they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's acco…

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Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

Sgt. Israel Ramirez with the Long Beach Police Department addresses the media at a news conference Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Long Beach, Calif. Police said they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, bu…

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Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

During a news conference Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Long Beach, Calif., police display photos of Gus Adams and Andrea Miller. Police said they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar--Miller--despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they hav…

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Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.

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Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant

Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant

Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 25, 2014. An Israeli defense official says the Israeli Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international ceasefire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza. (AP Photo/Lefteris …

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