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35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.

Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.

South African group to sue over giraffe bridge collision death

A South African animal rights group is planning to sue the people responsible for the death of a giraffe that smashed its head on a bridge as it was transported in a trailer on one of Africa's busiest motorways. Eyewitnesses reported seeing two giraffes in an open air trailer being driven along Johannesburg's N1 motorway on Thursday before one hit its head on the bridge. Who thought this one through?" South Africa's National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) said they would be seeking to prosecute those responsible. The incident has caused outrage in South Africa and has been tragically compared to a scene in Hollywood film 'Hangover 3' in which bungling character Alan Garner buys a giraffe before accidentally decapitating it on a highway bridge.

Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.

South Africa: Giraffe's head hits highway overpass

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Those responsible for the death of a giraffe whose head struck a South African highway overpass while it was being transported in a truck will likely be prosecuted under animal protection laws, an official said Friday.

For some companies, influx of migrant children into U.S. means business

By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - For a handful of U.S. companies that have exclusive or longstanding contracts with federal agencies dealing with illegal immigrants, the recent wave of children crossing the southern border with Mexico is a business opportunity. Private prison companies Geo Group and competitor Corrections Corporation of America, for example, stand to gain if Congress approves any emergency funding for family detention facilities. In the past six years, Geo Group was awarded nearly $880 million from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to government contracting data compiled by SmartProcure.us. In July, ICE, the agency responsible for immigration detention, modified its contract with Geo Group to convert the company's adult detention center in Karnes County, Texas to house families.

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Paralyzed men have sex again

While practicing for a national motocross competition in 2009, Kent Stephenson's motorcycle suddenly locked up and crashed, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. He was just 21 years old and would never walk again.

See what treasure hunters found

A family of treasure hunters found a mystery artifact on the ocean floor in Florida. The gold piece is worth thousands.

Both sides say the other violated truce

A cease-fire in Gaza, planned for three days, appears to have unraveled just hours after it took effect.

Watch robbers get a beat-down

Robbers get beat-down by cashier cashing in on his martial arts skills. Jeanne Moos reports on flying feet, and fists.

Little girl has a mortality meltdown

Watch 5-year old's meltdown over age and death. Jeanne Moos reports on a sis who doesn't want her bro ever to grow up.

Warships, guns: What EU sells Russia

The West has slapped stringent sanctions on Russia in response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, believed by the U.S. and others to have been shot down with a Russia-supplied Buk missile system by eastern Ukraine rebels.

What's next for MJ's Neverland Ranch?

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch may be changing hands. A look at what the new owners will get.

Why a giant toad set off censors

How do social media posts about a giant inflatable toad relate to criticism of a former Chinese President?

Experts reach Ukraine crash site

The largest group yet of international monitors and experts reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on Friday, where they will push forward with the grisly task of recovering human remains.

Get up to speed on Ukraine crisis

A passenger jet shot out of the sky two weeks ago brought the world's attention to eastern Ukraine, where government forces are battling pro-Russian separatists.

ESPN Sports News

Kershaw throws CG, extends win streak to 10

Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.

Tigers get Price in 3-way deal with Rays, M's

The Detroit Tigers have acquired All-Star left-hander David Price in a blockbuster trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, a source has confirmed to ESPN's Jayson Stark.

Red Sox trade Lester to A's for Cespedes

The Boston Red Sox traded ace pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics not with an eye to the distant future, but to next season, acquiring slugger Yoenis Cespedes.

Dustin Johnson takes leave from PGA Tour

Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for what he said were "personal challenges."

Tiger fires 68 to begin defense of Firestone title

Tiger Woods, in his seventh official round since returning a month ago at the Quicken Loans National, put up his best score since his break, surpassing by one stroke his 69 in the opening round of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool two weeks ago.

Tyson: Foxx to play me in movie, using CGI

Mike Tyson says Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has agreed to portray him in a movie they're planning on starting within a year to 18 months.

Seahawks' Lynch at camp after ending holdout

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ended his holdout and reported to training camp on Thursday.

Stark: Bold GMs go for it on wild deadline day

Billy Beane and Dave Dombrowski made deals that suddenly transform their teams
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