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WASHINGTON — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state's cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces pushed deep into Gaza in search of a missing army officer.
BEIJING — At least 65 people were killed Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors, state media reported.
NASHVILLE — The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damage from a huge, 2008 spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge that drew national attention to coal ash and its toxic contaminants.
SAN DIEGO — Rookie Tommy Medica had a career-high five hits, including two two-run home runs, and left-hander Eric Stults and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 10-1 on Friday night.
Mid-century modern style is now firmly planted in the home decor landscape. And one of its elements, pop art, is cultivating a 21st century following.
Warren Buffett's company says its second-quarter profit soared 41 percent on a significant investment gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.
WAUKESHA, Wis. — One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot — including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits.
LAPEER, Mich. — A couple charged with second-degree murder after their two dogs fatally mauled a Michigan jogger agreed Friday to give up ownership of the animals and have them euthanized.
WASHINGTON — The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.