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Israel battles Hamas for a second day as the country’s death toll from mass...

Israeli soldiers battled Hamas fighters in the streets of southern Israel on Sunday and launched retaliation strikes that leveled buildings in Gaza, while in northern Israel a brief exchange of strikes with Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group raised fears of a broader conflict.

Pandas could be gone from America’s zoos by the end of next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing an "I Love Pandas" T-shirt and clutching a panda-covered diary, Kelsey Lambert bubbled with excitement as she glimpsed the real thing. She and her mother, Alison, had made a special trip from San Antonio just to watch the National Zoo's furry rock stars casually munching bamboo and rolling around on the grass.

Tallest male dog in the world dies in North Texas after battle with illness

The world’s tallest male dog has died in North Texas following a fight against bone cancer and pneumonia, Guinness World Records announced Tuesday.

Mexico decriminalizes abortion, extending Latin American trend of widening access to procedure

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalized abortion nationwide Wednesday, two years after ruling that abortion was not a crime in one northern state.

Super Blue Moon 2023 is tonight: Best times to see last Super Blue Moon...

We won’t just have a full moon lighting up the sky tonight. Instead, the glowing orb in the night sky on Wednesday, Aug. 30 will be what’s known as a “Super Blue Moon.”

Loch Ness Monster search renewed with drones and webcams

Mystery hunters converged on a Scottish lake on Saturday to look for signs of the mythical Loch Ness Monster.

The Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend and it’s even better this year

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak this weekend, sending bright trails of light streaking across the night sky.

Sinéad O’Connor, gifted and provocative Irish singer, dies at 56

LONDON (AP) — Sinéad O'Connor, the gifted Irish singer-songwriter who became a superstar in her mid-20s but was known as much for her private struggles and provocative actions as for her fierce and expressive music, has died at 56.

In race against clock, expanding fleet of ships searches for sub lost near Titanic...

In a race against the clock on the high seas, an expanding international armada of ships and airplanes searched Tuesday for a submersible that vanished in the North Atlantic while taking five people down to the wreck of the Titanic.

Tina Turner, unstoppable superstar whose hits included ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It,’...

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer who teamed with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and '70s and survived her horrifying marriage to triumph in middle age with the chart-topping "What's Love Got to Do With It," has died at 83.