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world US judge says unable to seize Kurdish oil

Tanker carrying $100 million in crude, anchored 100km off the Texas coast is outside US jurisdiction, magistrate says.

16 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world UCLA's Pauley Pavilion flooded after water main break

A broken water main on Sunset Boulevard has caused flooding at UCLA, including inside Pauley Pavilion and on the Spaulding Field football practice facility.

22 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Moree man, 79, charged after NSW environment officer shot dead

Environment minister pays tribute to 51-year-old officer who was killed while reportedly serving a notice in relation to land clearing Continue reading...

23 minutes ago // New York Times

world Loss of Shelter and Electricity Worsens a Crisis for Fleeing Gazans

Israel broadened its bombing offensive, and one strike set ablaze Gazas only power plant, cutting the electricity needed to pump water and sewage systems.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Detroit mayor takes control of water agency amid shutoff controversy

Detroit's emergency manager turned over control of the city's water and sewage department to the mayor's office Tuesday amid scrutiny over the city's policy of cracking down on water customers with overdue bills.

29 minutes ago // CBS

world Marc Broussard performs "A Life Worth Living"

Singer-songwriter Marc Broussard plays the title track of his new album during a visit to CBS News.

29 minutes ago // CBS

world Obama expands sanctions on Russia, this time with European support

Obama, expanding sanctions with a "bigger bite" against Russia, says the penalties are a direct reaction to its actions, not an escalation toward a new Cold War

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lions Gate CEO Jon Feltheimer compensation jumps to $63.6 million

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Chief Executive Jon Feltheimers compensation soared to $63.6 million last year -- making him one of the highest paid executives in America.

34 minutes ago // VOA

world Obama Names New Ambassador to Russia

President Barack Obama has named veteran diplomat and Eastern European expert John Tefft as the new ambassador to Russia. Tefft is long experienced in diplomatic circles within the former Soviet Union, having served as Obama's ambassador to Ukraine and former President George W. Bush's ambassador to Georgia and Lithuania. Tefft may be one of the most qualified U.S. diplomats to take up residence at the embassy in Moscow at this time of heightened tensions over the crisis in Ukraine.

37 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gaza's only power plant destroyed in Israel's most intense air strike yet

At least 100 Palestinians killed as TV and radio outlets, mosque and refugee camp all targeted as calls for ceasefire dismissed Continue reading...

45 minutes ago // CBS

world Top Ebola doctor dies from the disease after treating dozens

Doctor contracted virus while treating patients in Sierra Leone; another victim is confirmed to be an American citizen

46 minutes ago // CBS

world Poppies at the Tower

Thousands of ceramic poppies are being planted around the Tower of London in remembrance for those killed in World War 1

52 minutes ago // ABC

world Fresh Airstrikes Slam Gaza Killing 60 Overnight

Israel slammed Gaza with a barrage of airstrikes overnight, the heaviest bombardment in the three-week conflict.

52 minutes ago // BBC

world Peers query 'right to be forgotten'

Demands for web firms to remove personal data to respect people's "right to be forgotten" are unreasonable, peers say.

53 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Judge Says U.S. Can't Seize Kurdish Crude for Now

A federal magistrate said that because the tanker was some 60 miles offshore, an order for U.S. Marshals to seize the cargo could not be enforced.

54 minutes ago // VOA

world In Virginia, Summer Camp for Global Ambassadors

While many teens spend their summers relaxing, a group of young people outside the small rural town of Bedford, Virginia, is learning to be global ambassadors. Attending the 12-day Global Youth Village summer camp sponsored by Legacy International, the teens are discovering customs and hardships of their peers, and discussing ways to build peace and protect human rights. Set in a secluded, wooded area, the camp brings together teens from a variety of countries, including China, Eritrea, Liby

54 minutes ago // NPR

world Senate Approves $8 Billion Transportation Package

The federal highway trust fund will run short of money starting this week unless Congress acts. But the Senate's bill differs significantly from what the House passed last week.

54 minutes ago // NPR

world Senate Approves $8 Billion Transportation Package

The federal highway trust fund will run short of money starting this week unless Congress acts. But the Senate version differs significantly from what the House passed last week.

54 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Forrest Gump' to get Imax theatrical re-release for 20th anniversary

"Forrest Gump" is headed back to the big screen for its 20th anniversary or, rather, the bigger screen.The weeklong September re-release will screen exclusively in Imax, with digitally remastered images and sound.

55 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world EU, U.S. Expand Sanctions on Russia

The European Union and the U.S. adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday to punish Moscow's unbending stance in the Ukraine conflict.

58 minutes ago // Time

world Soccer on Hold in Liberia as the Fight Against Ebola Continues

A major tournament has been postponed as West African countries struggle to contain the deadly disease

58 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Death Defying: Women Get Run Over by Train and Live

Video shows two women, trapped on railroad bridge, lay down on tracks as a train passes over them.

59 minutes ago // VOA

world New US, EU Sanctions Imposed Against Russia Over Ukraine

The United States and European Union are imposing tougher new sanctions against Russia for its support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. Tuesday's sanctions announcement came as Ukraine's foreign minister accused Russia of continuing to send fighters and weapons across the border. VOA State Department correspondent Scott Stearns reports.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Israel Steps Up Airstrikes in Gaza as International Cease-Fire Efforts Stumble

A strike on the only electricity plant in Gaza threatened a deeper crisis, while diplomacy continued on many fronts.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Bitcoin trading website accused of defrauding thousands of customers

A major bitcoin-to-gold trading website is facing a class-action lawsuit after allegedly defrauding thousands of customers.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Australia rules out fresh sanctions against Russia before all airliner victims are recovered

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while it is focusing on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Teen's body found in wheel well of US plane

US Air Force says apparent stowaway found after cargo plane landed in Germany was likely "of African origin".

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Water Main Break Causes Massive Flooding Near UCLA

A water main break soaked Sunset Boulevard near UCLA Wednesday afternoon, trapping multiple cars and a bus.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Hundreds Fight and Beat Back Yosemite Wildfire

Crews were able to beat back a wildfire burning in Yosemite National Park Tuesday, bringing containment up from 5 percent to 19 percent.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Met to answer undercover sex claims

The Metropolitan Police has agreed to reveal whether two men had relationships with women while working as undercover police officers.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political bribery allegations

Superinjunction reported to have been issued on 19 June to block reporting of claims involving international politicians Continue reading...

1 hour ago // CBS

world Cops say dad punched man for looking at his daughter

Police searching for father they say attacked a man he thought was checking out his daughter in a Pa. convenience store

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Water Main Break Causes Massive Flooding in Los Angeles

A water main break soaked Sunset Boulevard near UCLA Wednesday afternoon, trapping multiple cars and a bus.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Top Doctor Treating Ebola in Sierra Leone Dies

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan had been hospitalized in quarantine since he contracted the virus that has killed more than 670 people across West Africa this year and died on Tuesday.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Airline 'sued over pilot abuse claim'

British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Airline sued over pilot abuse claims

British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages.