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  • Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine
    Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine

    DONETSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border into Russia on Saturday.

  • Vacationer-in-chief? How Obama’s R&R stacks up to other presidents
    Vacationer-in-chief? How Obama’s R&R stacks up to other presidents

    Veteran White House reporter Larry Knutson’s new book on the history of presidential relaxation

  • Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later
    Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

    PARIS (AP) — Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon.

  • Gibraltar Set to Evict Some Monkeys Who Have Grown Too Mischievous
    Gibraltar Set to Evict Some Monkeys Who Have Grown Too Mischievous

    Gibraltar, at the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea, is one of the most densely populated areas of the world and includes a couple hundred very special residents that make up the only group of wild monkeys in Europe.

  • NASA’s New Rocket Is Powerful Enough To Damage Nearby Buildings At Launch
    NASA’s New Rocket Is Powerful Enough To Damage Nearby Buildings At Launch

    You can’t launch a rocket without breaking a few sound barriers, and NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) — which will be the most-powerful rocket the agency has ever built — is no exception. “We have to ensure we have the proper suppression system to basically turn that noise down to a safe level.”

  • Hollywood stars light up TV, reverse is lacking

    Seasoned actors Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Jon Voight, Jeff Daniels and Woody Harrelson are all nominated this year for Emmys after having built much of their careers in film. McConaughey, a favorite to win a lead actor Emmy for his role in HBO crime drama "True Detective," is riding high after winning an Academy Award for last year's "Dallas Buyers Club." Voight, nominated for Showtime's "Ray Donovan," won a best actor Oscar a generation ago, while Harrelson ("True Detective") is a two-time Oscar nominee. Heart-throb George Clooney, who shot from the show "ER" into the Hollywood mega-star firmament, "was the last one who really did it," said Glenn Williamson, a professor at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television.

  • High beef prices force the return of ‘pink slime’
    High beef prices force the return of ‘pink slime’

    Two years after consumers shunned “pink slime” – the term given to slaughterhouse scraps that are used as ground beef fillers – the dubious meat product is back.

  • Gaza rocket strikes Israeli synagogue, wounding several people
    Gaza rocket strikes Israeli synagogue, wounding several people

    A rocket fired from Gaza hit a synagogue in the Israeli city of Ashdod on Friday, wounding three people, police said. "There is damage at the scene and a number of people were injured by shrapnel," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. Ashdod is around 30 km (20 miles) from Gaza. Hamas and other militant groups fired more than two dozen rockets into Israel on Friday, injuring two other people, with no signs of a let up in the six-week war.

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