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Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

bigstory.ap.org — ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar. APS said air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 0155 GMT.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: The flight was traveling from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital when it disappeared from radar: apne.ws/WFh29z

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: The flight was traveling from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital when it disappeared from radar: apne.ws/WFh29z

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Official Algerian news agency says plane disappeared 50 minutes after takeoff from Burkina Faso: apne.ws/WEY5UB

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Official Algerian news agency says plane disappeared 50 minutes after takeoff from Burkina Faso: apne.ws/WEY5UB

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Official Algerian news agency says plane disappeared 50 minutes after takeoff from Burkina Faso: apne.ws/WEY5UB

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Poorly worded alert prompts clarification

blog.ap.org — This morning a poorly worded news alert moved on the AP wire and was also tweeted via @AP. For the record, here's the original alert: EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven. Many readers understandably took it to mean the plane "crash-landed."
Jul 23, 2014

RT @chrisboutet: The @AP apologizes for poorly worded Twitter alert that made it sound like plane carrying MH17 bodies had crashed: blog.ap.org/2014/07/23/poo…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @heatherloney: From the AP blog: "Poorly worded alert prompts clarification" ow.ly/zv7sf

Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP_CorpComm: Poorly worded news alert prompts clarification. Explanation on our blog: apne.ws/1rBe9Do #MH17

Jul 23, 2014

RT @heatherloney: From the AP blog: "Poorly worded alert prompts clarification" ow.ly/zv7sf

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Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

bigstory.ap.org — CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
Jul 24, 2014

@AP: Paleontologists to revisit Wyo. cave, final resting place for 1000s of animals who fell in, couldn't escape: apne.ws/1kX9G6I

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: Paleontologists to revisit Wyo. cave, final resting place for 1000s of animals who fell in, couldn't escape: apne.ws/1kX9G6I

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: Paleontologists to revisit Wyo. cave, final resting place for 1000s of animals who fell in, couldn't escape: apne.ws/1kX9G6I

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AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

bigstory.ap.org — FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the doctors as they made preparations for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms. Wood then uttered his final words, smiled at the victim's family members and made eye contact with a deacon.
Jul 24, 2014

I've done some duff jobs as an agency reporter, but I'm glad I've never had to file a colour piece from an execution bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-rep…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: AP reporter's account of execution: "The gasps repeated every five to 12 seconds. They went on and on ..." : apne.ws/WEuNp5

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: AP reporter's account of execution: "The gasps repeated every five to 12 seconds. They went on and on ..." : apne.ws/WEuNp5

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: AP reporter's account of execution: "The gasps repeated every five to 12 seconds. They went on and on ..." : apne.ws/WEuNp5

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: AP reporter's account of execution: "The gasps repeated every five to 12 seconds. They went on and on ..." : apne.ws/WEuNp5

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Arizona high court allows execution to proceed

bigstory.ap.org — FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona's highest court has temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate as it considers a last-minute appeal. The appeal focuses on arguments that Joseph Rudolph Wood received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing, along with a challenge about the secrecy of the lethal injection drugs.
Jul 23, 2014

An Arizona inmate took nearly two hours to die tonight after his execution began apne.ws/1jWbFNo He gasped more than 600 times

Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: Arizona inmate has died nearly two hours after his execution began; was gasping and snorting before death: apne.ws/1jWbFNo

Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: Arizona inmate has died nearly two hours after his execution began; was gasping and snorting before death: apne.ws/1jWbFNo

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Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says a computer glitch has caused major delays in its passport and visa issuance operations at its embassies around the world, potentially leaving millions of people awaiting U.S. travel documents in the lurch. Spokeswoman Marie Harf says the problem is worldwide and not specific to any country, document or visa category.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @W7VOA: RT @AP_Politics Technical problems hit US passport, visa issuance at embassies worldwide, reports @APDiploWriter apne.ws/1z55ZEb

Jul 23, 2014

RT @annetrujillo7: RT: @AP_Politics Technical problems hit US passport, visa issuance at embassies worldwide, reports @APDiploWriter apne.ws/1z55ZEb

Jul 23, 2014

RT: @AP_Politics Technical problems hit US passport, visa issuance at embassies worldwide, reports @APDiploWriter apne.ws/1z55ZEb

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FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late Wednesday after working with other U.S. government entities to assess the security situation in Israel.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: CLARIFICATION: FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv after reassessing danger from Hamas rockets: apne.ws/1rCFzJ4

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: CLARIFICATION: FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv after reassessing danger from Hamas rockets: apne.ws/1rCFzJ4

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: CLARIFICATION: FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv after reassessing danger from Hamas rockets: apne.ws/1rCFzJ4

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: FAA ban on flights to Israel imposed out of concern over risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets: apne.ws/1lxOvbm

Women charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

bigstory.ap.org — ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said. The two U.S.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: Two US women among five charged with funneling money to al-Qaida-linked Somali group: apne.ws/WEVLNa

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: Two US women among five charged with funneling money to al-Qaida-linked Somali group: apne.ws/WEVLNa

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

bigstory.ap.org — BERLIN (AP) - Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Germany's Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancelations through Thursday and Air France said it was suspending its flights "until further notice."
Jul 24, 2014

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights zite.to/1mHvwL8

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: Air France and Germany's two largest airlines cancel more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns: apne.ws/1sVwJXo

Jul 24, 2014

RT @AP: Air France and Germany's two largest airlines cancel more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns: apne.ws/1sVwJXo

US: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the intelligence community will have some additional data to present later in the day.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @shashj: After five full days to investigate the SA-11's origins, crazy if this is all that US officials conveyed to reporters bigstory.ap.org/article/us-pre…

Jul 22, 2014

Not quite what the story says. RT @TiloJung: US officials admitting they became victims of Ukrainian propaganda bigstory.ap.org/article/us-pre…

Jul 22, 2014

RT @TiloJung: Finally a non-propaganda moment from US officials: "The most likely explanation: the rebels made a mistake." bigstory.ap.org/article/us-pre…

Jul 22, 2014

Strangely weak intel briefing by US on #MH17. Have they not identified missile launch location precisely? / @AP apne.ws/1twQzFV

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Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

bigstory.ap.org — DENVER (AP) - A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month. Judge Raymond P. Moore's ruling Wednesday was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court for an injunction ordering that the state's ban no longer be enforced.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Federal judge strikes down gay marriage ban in Colorado, but temporarily stays ruling until appeal: apne.ws/1r9JSYL

Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Federal judge strikes down gay marriage ban in Colorado, but temporarily stays ruling until appeal: apne.ws/1r9JSYL

Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Federal judge strikes down gay marriage ban in Colorado, but temporarily stays ruling until appeal: apne.ws/1r9JSYL

Timberwolves weighing options with Kevin Love

bigstory.ap.org — MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody's guess. The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both trying to land the versatile forward.

Plane crashes in bad weather in Taiwan, killing 51

bigstory.ap.org — TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Photos from the Taiwan airport showed a few firefighters using flashlights to look at wreckage in darkness: apne.ws/1r7qmw3

Jul 23, 2014

RT @airlinewriter: Deadly TransAsia crash occurred as plane made second approach during storm. More: bit.ly/1mEfh1l

Jul 23, 2014

Deadly TransAsia crash occurred as plane made second approach during storm. More: bit.ly/1mEfh1l

Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Photos from the Taiwan airport showed a few firefighters using flashlights to look at wreckage in darkness: apne.ws/1r7qmw3

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South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

bigstory.ap.org — JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: Rhino poacher in South Africa is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties yet: apne.ws/1neAeor

Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: Rhino poacher in South Africa is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties yet: apne.ws/1neAeor

Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: Rhino poacher in South Africa is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties yet: apne.ws/1neAeor

Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: Rhino poacher in South Africa is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties yet: apne.ws/1neAeor

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CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage. CBS said Wednesday that Colbert, who is replacing Letterman as the "Late Show" host next year, will keep the show in New York City's Ed Sullivan Theatre.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @AlBoeNEWS: AP: CBS says new 'Late Show' host Stephen Colbert to keep show in NYC: apne.ws/1rBCUj0

Jul 23, 2014

RT @MikestewartAP: CBS says new 'Late Show' host Stephen Colbert to keep show in NYC: apne.ws/1rBCUj0 @AP

Jul 23, 2014

RT @AP: CBS says new 'Late Show' host Stephen Colbert to keep show in NYC: apne.ws/1rBCUj0