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Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.

Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard in front of the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Grabove, in the region of Donetsk on July 20, 2014Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday handed over two black boxes recovered from the crash site of the MH17 jet to Malaysian officials at a press conference. They also announced a ceasefire within a 10 kilometre (six mile) radius around the crash site to allow international investigators to safely access the vast area where the Malaysia Airlines flight was downed Thursday. "We have decided to hand the black boxes over to Malaysian experts," the prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Borodai, told journalists. The Malaysian team of experts and representatives of the separatist group then signed a protocol before the bright orange boxes were handed over.


Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov, head of main operational department of Russian military's General Staff, left, speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow, Monday, July 21, 2014. Russian officials offered evidence Monday, showing photos they said proved that Ukrainian surface-to-air systems were operating in the area in the days before the crash. Russian officials also offered evidence that a Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet had flown “between 3 to 5 kilometers (2 to 3 miles)” from the Malaysia Airlines jet. Screens show traffic control recordings, left, and a scheme of air traffic over Donetsk, with Malaysia Airlines jet in the middle and unidentified military fighter jet next to it. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekrtarev)LONDON (AP) — "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.


Ukraine rebels hand black boxes from downed plane to Malaysia experts

UN Scrambles To Protect Flight 17 Crash SiteA senior separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, handed over two black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts in the city of Donetsk in the early hours of Tuesday. "Here they are, the black boxes," Borodai told a room packed with journalists at the headquarters of his self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic as an armed rebel placed the boxes on a desk. Both sides then signed a document, which Borodai said was a protocol to finalise the procedure after lengthy talks with the Malaysians. "I can see that the black boxes are intact, although a bit damaged.


Murder charges filed in California bank robbery

This Thursday, July 17, 2014 booking photo provided by the Stockton Police Department shows Jaime Ramos, 19, who was booked on suspicion of homicide, kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder in a Stockton, Calif. bank robbery that led to a high speed chase. Two other suspects were killed and two of the hostages were wounded during the ensuing chase. The third hostage, who police believe was used as a human shield, was found dead in the SUV after the shootout.. (AP Photo/Stockton Police Department)A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.


Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets.

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.

Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

Hillary Rodham Clinton signs copies of her new book "Hard Choices" at the Common Good Books store, Sunday July 20, 2014 in St Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jerry Holt)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine.


China's Xi signs Venezuela resource deals on LatAm blitz

Nicolas Maduro (right) gives Xi Jinping a Venezuelan honour sash during an official visit to Miraflores Presidential Palace, Caracas on July 20, 2014Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a raft of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela Monday, his latest stop on a Latin American tour showcasing China's growing influence in the region. During his four-country visit to what is often considered America's back yard, Xi has reached out to resource-rich countries such as Venezuela and Argentina at a time when they are often shunned by the United States and Europe. In Venezuela, he visited the mausoleum holding late president Hugo Chavez, an inveterate antagonist of the US, and signed 38 deals with Chavez's successor, Nicolas Maduro.


Kerry, in Cairo, presses for Gaza cease-fire

By Arshad Mohammed and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began a diplomatic push on Monday to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, but senior U.S. officials acknowledged this would be difficult. More than 500 people have died in the Gaza Strip fighting, the vast majority of them Palestinians, as Israel has pursued an air and ground offensive to stop rocket attacks on its territory from the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip. Kerry began his consultations, which are expected to include meetings with top officials in Egypt and possibly elsewhere in the region, by meeting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo on Monday night. "We're deeply concerned about the consequences of Israel's appropriate and legitimate effort to defend itself," Kerry said as he and Ban posed for pictures before their talks, according to a U.S. reporter who attended the picture-taking session.

Delivery of French warship depends on Russia's attitude: Hollande

A decision on whether to deliver a second Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia will depend on Moscow's attitude over the Ukraine crisis, French President Francois Hollande said on Monday. Speaking during a dinner with the presidential press corps, Hollande said that a first warship was nearly finished and would be delivered as planned in October, despite strong opposition from France's allies. France has come under intense pressure from allies over the sale of the warships with London and Washington renewing their opposition on Monday. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said earlier on Monday he doubted France would cancel the contract, which he said would be worse for France than for Russia.

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. The future of the Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday, July 21, 2014, in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.


Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

FILE - This image released by Netflix shows Taylor Schilling, left, and Uzo Aduba in a scene from "Orange Is the New Black." Netflix reports quarterly earnings on Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Netflix, Paul Schiraldi, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.


Deal reached over US gynecologist who secretly taped patients

Row houses stand three blocks north of Johns Hopkins University Medical School, December 2, 2003 in Baltimore, MarylandThe health care affiliate of a top US medical school is to pay $190 million to patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped them, lawyers said Monday. At least 8,500 women are party to the class action suit involving Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, Maryland and physician Nikita Levy, who took his life in February 2013. In a statement, Jonathan Schochor and Howard Janet, lawyers for the plaintiffs, said a proposed settlement of $190 million had been approved by the Baltimore City Circuit Court. "When learning of Dr. Levy's behavior, our clients were extremely distraught.


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