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world Long-lost F. Scott Fitzgerald story finally published

A year before the famed author died of a heart attack, he completed a short story about a hard-drinking writer diagnosed with cardiac disease

11 minutes ago // CBS

world Dwayne Johnson on Hulk Hogan: "We've all talked trash"

Johnson also said he was disappointed when he heard about a tape of the wrestler using racial slurs

20 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Al-Qaeda affiliate claims kidnapping of members of U.S.-backed rebel group

KILIS, Turkey Al-Qaedas Syrian affiliate claimed on Friday the abduction of members of a rival rebel group that the jihadists said had received U.S. training and were acting as "agents of America" in the country.

21 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Zimbabwe wants extradition of US dentist who killed Cecil the lion

HARARE, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is applying for the extradition of a U.S. dentist who illegally killed a famous lion in the southern African nation, officials said Friday.The killing of Cecil, a wild lion in Zimbabwe popular with locals and tourists, was met by global outrage.Minnesota dentist Walter James Palmer went into hiding after he was bombarded with angry messages online and notes were left at his dental office condemning him.

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Feds Contacted by Representative for Dentist Who Killed Lion

Federal authorities contacted by representative of Minnesota dentist who killed African lion

26 minutes ago // BBC

world Four die in car auction plane crash

A pilot and three passengers die when their private plane crashes into a car auction site at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire.

26 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Coast Guard to Suspend Search for Missing Teens

The two teens disappeared last Friday afternoon after taking a 19-foot single-engine boat into the waters off Jupiter, Florida, for a fishing trip.

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Hillary Clinton calls for end to Cuba embargo in attack on 'outdated' policy

Democratic presidential frontrunner calls out Republican opponents for looking through cold war lens and calls for improved relations with Latin AmericaHillary Clinton on Friday called out her Republican rivals for approaching foreign policy through an outdated cold war lens. In a speech that advocated for greater diplomatic engagement with Latin America, the Democratic presidential frontrunner also called on Congress to lift the 50-year US embargo on Cuba. Rel

28 minutes ago // UPI

world South Korean car magnate to run for FIFA president

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, July 31 UPI -- South Korean automotive billionaire Chung Mong-joon said he plans to run for president of FIFA in the wake of recent scandals that have rocked the organization.

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world One Palestinian killed and one wounded by Israeli gunfire at Gaza border

Two men fired at after approaching security fence and ignoring soldiers orders to stop and warning shots, according to Israeli armyA Palestinian man was killed and another wounded by Israeli gunfire in the northern Gaza Strip after they approached the border with Israel, a Palestinian medical official told AFP.Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said Mohammed Al-Masri died of his wounds after being shot on Friday near the border fence west of the Beit Lahia area.

30 minutes ago // New York Times

world Zimbabwe Official Urges Extradition of Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion

Oppah Muchinguri, the environment minister, said Dr. Walter J. Palmer, a dentist and big-game hunter from Minnesota, had broken Zimbabwes laws.

30 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Flight TK79 dispatch from 30,000ft: 'God, this is it. This is payback.'

When a stray mobile phone was found on board a Turkish Airlines flight, the captain, suspecting an Isis bomb, made an emergency landing in WarsawMehmet Altug Ekis, the captain on board the Turkish Airlines flight TK79, was doing his best to sound calm.Everything is normal, he told the cabin on the intercom. We are in Polish airspace and are going to make an emergency landing. In these circumstances, military jets accompany planes. If you see some military jets, please,

32 minutes ago // UPI

world Russian senator: Same-sex emojis may break law

MOSCOW, July 31 UPI -- Russia's state media watchdog is investigating whether same-sex emojis on social media violate law prohibiting promotion of nontraditional sexual relationships.

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Israels hawks can dodge blame for this day of violence Jonathan Freedland

Two bloody attacks in 24 hours have laid bare a culture of impunity and deep internal divisionsThe condemnations are striking but still they ring hollow. Binyamin Netanyahu denounced the arson attack by Jewish settlers on the West Bank home of the Dawabsha family, in which Ali Saad, a baby just 18 months old, was burned to death, as an act of terror

35 minutes ago // The Independent

world How the killing of an 18-month-old boy in the West Bank exposed the Israeli authorities failure to stem tide of Jewish extremists

Hours after Jewish extremist settlers burned alive Ali Dawabsha, an 18-month-old Palestinian, some in the poor West Bank village of Duma, where some Arabs make a living by working on nearby Israeli settlements, took refuge in their religion.

35 minutes ago // Fox News

world Jewish extremists kill Palestinian toddler, torch homes in West Bank

Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light on the growing lawlessness of extremist Jewish settlers that Israel is either unable or unwilling to contain.

37 minutes ago // CBS

world You probably pay too much for these 9 things

Did you recently get a great bargain? If it fell into one of these 9 categories, you may have been hoodwinked

40 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Deadly lightning in Mexico reveals plight of poorest citizens

Mexico has the worst lightning death rate in the Americas. Report uncovers governments failure to implement strategies to safeguard isolated communitiesIt was mid-afternoon when a huge boom of thunder startled the Ramírez family as they tended their maize crops in the tiny mountainous community of El Encinal, in Mexicos central state of Guanajuato.The family, four adult sisters and their five children, sought shelter from the sudden torrential do

40 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Deadly lightning in Mexico reveals plight of poorest citizens

Mexico has the worst lightning death rate in the Americas. Report uncovers governments failure to implement strategies to safeguard isolated communitiesIt was mid-afternoon when a huge boom of thunder startled the Ramírez family as they tended their maize crops in the tiny mountainous community of El Encinal, in Mexicos central state of Guanajuato.The family, four adult sisters and their five children, sought shelter from the sudden torrential downpour under a

40 minutes ago // NPR

world Cheetos, Canned Foods, Deli Meat: How The U.S. Army Shapes Our Diet

Many of the processed foods that we eat and the way they're made were invented not for us, but for soldiers, says the author of the new book Combat-Ready Kitchen.

41 minutes ago // The Independent

world MH370: Why investigators are so confident that the debris is that of the missing plane

The first crash-landed at Heathrow in 2008 with no loss of life; the second hit a sea wall at San Francisco during a botched landing in 2013, killing three passengers; and all 298 died when the third was shot down over eastern Ukraine a year ago. Those are the only three confirmed cases of Boeing 777s that have been destroyed. In each case the flaperons - key parts of the wings - were accounted for.

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Deadly lightning in Mexico reveals reveals plight of poorest citizens

Mexico has the worst lightning death rate in the Americas. Report uncovers governments failure to implement strategies to safeguard isolated communitiesIt was mid-afternoon when a huge boom of thunder startled the Ramírez family as they tended their maize crops in the tiny mountainous community of El Encinal, in Mexicos central state of Guanajuato.The family, four adult sisters and their five children, sought shelter from the sudden torrential downpour under a

45 minutes ago // ABC

world 4 Killed When Executive Jet Crashes at England Airfield

4 killed when executive jet crashes into parking lot at southern England airfield

46 minutes ago // CBS

world Actor Leslie Jordan throws drink at gay haters

The southern actor best known for his role on "Will & Grace" took a brave stand with the help of a cold drink against some hateful men

47 minutes ago // Reuters

world Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian near Gaza border: medics

GAZA Reuters - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager near the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian medical officials said.

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Kids Company police investigation marks unexpected nadir

Allegations of sexual abuse, drug abuse and assault, follow weeks of financial and staff turmoil for the former go-to childrens charityThe south London base of the charity Kids Company has seen many a celebrity and politician pass through its doors, testament to the extraordinary success of its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh in gaining high profile endorsements of her work with vulnerable young people.

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Kids Company police investigation marks unexpected nadir

Allegations of sexual abuse, drug abuse and assault follow weeks of financial and staff turmoil for the former go-to childrens charityThe south London base of the charity Kids Company has seen many a celebrity and politician pass through its doors, testament to the extraordinary success of its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh in gaining high profile endorsements of her work with vulnerable young people.H

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Chilean dictator Pinochet covered up 1986 burning of activists, report shows

Declassified US documents indicate Pinochet suppressed police report that fingered military officers in burning alive of Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen QuintanaChilean dictator Augusto Pinochet buried a police report which accused military officers of burning two pro-democracy activists alive, according to newly declassified US government documents.T

56 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Jeb Bush: Trump's Surge in the Polls Is a 'Phenomenon'

"I was surprised that Donald Trump has surged. I think he's captured the deep frustration that people feel," Bush told NBC's Lester Holt.

58 minutes ago // ABC

world Al-Qaida Attacks HQ of Rebel Group It Calls US 'Agents'

Al Qaida affiliate attacks headquarters of Syrian rebel group it calls 'agents' of US

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world The looming August battle for the Iran nuclear deal

Struggle to save Vienna agreement from a congressional mauling pits the Obama administration against the Republicans, the Israeli government and a billionaireOn Monday, almost every freshman member of the US Congress will jet off on an all-expenses paid trip to Israel for a week of briefings and lobbying intended to ensure they vote against the Iran nuclear deal agreed on 14 July.The junket is an annual affair organised by Aipac, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world The looming August battle for the Iran nuclear deal

The struggle to save the Vienna agreement from a Congressional mauling pits the Obama administration against the Republicans, the Israeli government and a multibillionaireOn Monday, almost every freshman member of the US Congress will jet off on an all-expenses paid trip to Israel for a week of briefings and lobbying intended to ensure they vote against the Iran nuclear deal agreed on July 14.The junket is an annual affair organised by AIPAC, the American Israeli Public Affa

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Obama to Deliver Speech on Iran Deal Wednesday

President Barack Obama is intensifying his public campaign to win support for the nuclear deal with Iran, with plans to deliver a speech next week outlining his case in favor of the agreement.

1 hour ago // NPR

world Federal Court Places A Stay On Order Compelling NCAA To Pay Athletes

The ruling comes nearly a year after a district court judge ruled that the NCAA violated antitrust laws and should let schools pay athletes $5,000.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Hillary Clinton Ruled 'Fit to Serve' by Her Doctor

The Democrat is the first presidential candidate to make her medical information publicly available.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Sanctions lifted on two Iran oil firms

The European Union has removed two Iranian oil companies from its sanctions list in the first such action since Iran's nuclear deal.