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Convoy of the OSCE mission in Ukraine travel outside the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Wednesday, July 30, 2014 as they try to estimate security conditions. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)Another attempt to reach Malaysia Airlines crash site in E. Ukraine turned away.


7/30/2014 6:01:55 AM

Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails.


7/30/2014 10:34:29 AM

Guinea troops, center, provide security at the entrance to the morgueCONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday.


7/30/2014 9:28:02 AM

A Palestinian girl cries while receiving treatment for her injuries caused by an Israeli strike at a U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Several Israeli tank shells slammed into the crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official said. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area.


7/30/2014 9:29:16 AM

Kelsey Grammer Gets Emotional at Parole Hearing of Man Who Killed His SisterDENVER (AP) — Actor Kelsey Grammer says he forgives the man who raped and killed his sister in Colorado nearly 40 years ago but doesn't want him to be paroled.


7/30/2014 9:34:51 AM

In this June, 2014 image from video provided by the FBI, authorities raid a hotel in Jackson, Mississippi. When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled kids as young as 11 from dingy motel rooms, truck stops and homes. (AP Photo/FBI)WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.


7/30/2014 9:04:52 AM

Ilham Tohti at his home in BeijingBy Michael Martina and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally indicted a prominent ethnic Uighur professor for separatism on Wednesday, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid more reports of violence following what the government called a terrorist attack. Police in Beijing in January detained Ilham Tohti, a well-known economist who has championed the rights of the Muslim Uighur community, who come from Xinjiang. He was subsequently taken to the regional capital Urumqi and accused of promoting and supporting Xinjiang's independence from China, a red line for Beijing which views the region as an inseparable part of the country. The case against Tohti is the latest sign of the government's hardening stance on dissent in Xinjiang, where unrest in the past year or so has killed more than 200, including several police, according to state media.


7/30/2014 8:43:50 AM

Handout of Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse organization in MonroviaThe N. Carolina aid worker is moving and getting a lot of fluids, says her son.


7/30/2014 11:02:35 AM

Smoke billows during clashes between security forces and armed groupsIslamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya's Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness. Libya's Red Crescent said it had recovered the bodies of 35 soldiers from the base. Fighting in Benghazi has claimed about another 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. "Special forces under the command of (Colonel) Wanis Abu Khamada withdrew after several attacks," said the army official after the biggest loss yet for the armed forces in their fight against the country's powerful militias.


7/30/2014 10:57:30 AM

A health worker with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) puts on protective gear at an Ebola isolation ward in Conakry, on June 28, 2014Doctors Without Borders says can't rule out virus spreading to other countries.


7/30/2014 9:16:37 AM

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A new pygmy grasshopper found in amber is named for Sir David Attenborough. Featuring a video explainer narrated by Sir David himself!






7/30/2014 10:45:44 AM

So, the summer has melted away quickly and now it’s time for me to make my (nearly) annual pilgrimage to the SHRIMP-RG lab at Stanford University. I have two students working with me this summer and they will be blasting zircon from the Lassen Volcanic Center, along with some from a couple new locations along […]






7/30/2014 9:27:53 AM

Square first came to fame with a credit card reader you could plug into your iPhone jack. But next year, the company’s signature device will be on its way to obsolescence as the U.S transitions to a new kind of credit card that verifies purchases with an embedded computer chip. In anticipation of this sweeping […]






7/30/2014 7:54:58 AM

“On the internet,” says Ron Gutman, “every headache becomes a brain tumor in four clicks or less.” For Gutman and his colleagues in the world of health tech, this has become a running joke, a cheeky nod to just how far the human imagination can wander after a quick search of benign symptoms. But there’s […]






7/30/2014 7:39:35 AM

In 1986, a two-and-a-half year-old girl named Michelle Funk fell into a stream and drowned. By the time paramedics found her, she hadn’t been breathing for more than an hour. Her heart was stopped. In other words, she was dead. Somewhat inexplicably, the paramedics continued to work on her, and so did doctors in the […]






7/30/2014 6:37:32 AM

Copenhagen, like many cities around the world, is preparing itself for a new era in dense urban living.






7/30/2014 4:49:23 AM

If there’s one thing Yacht Club Games knows, it’s sprites. Classic gaming consoles could only keep track of a few moving images at a time. Super Mario, the turtle he’s stomping on, the magic mushroom he collects—each of these is a single sprite. On the Nintendo Entertainment System, sprites could be a maximum of 8 […]






7/30/2014 4:49:22 AM

If you plug in a Wi-Fi adapter like the Panda Ultra Wireless N USB Adapter ($11), you can pay just once to get Wi-Fi to all of your web connected gadgets.






7/30/2014 4:49:22 AM

Mobile devices in cars present a problem with a design solution, not a legislative one.






7/30/2014 4:49:21 AM

If nothing else, let J.J. Abrams go down in history for his singular knack for torturing his fans. From the aughts’ Felicity and Alias to Fringe and the Star Trek from which we expected so much more, the Hollywood impresario has for decades kept audiences, all of them millions-strong, leaning forward on their couches, howling […]






7/30/2014 4:49:20 AM