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Two months later, Kyron Horman still missing

PORTLAND, Ore. – The first accounts of 7-year-old Kyron Horman’s disappearance were a parent’s nightmare: A boy vanishes from the safe haven of his elementary school.But over the course of two...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Russia begins to localize some fires, others still rage

VORONEZH, Russia – Russia’s armed forces mobilized Saturday to fight hundreds of wildfires that have wiped out villages and vast areas of woodland. Officials said the worst blazes were under...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

PLO official says Obama sent warning to Abbas

RAMALLAH, West Bank – President Barack Obama warned Mahmoud Abbas in a letter that U.S.-Palestinian relations might suffer if the Palestinian leader refuses to resume direct peace talks with...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. stalls on Sept. 11 trial for 5 detainees

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – As the U.S. military prepares for the first war crimes trial under President Barack Obama, its most high-profile case against the planners of the Sept. 11 attacks is stuck...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Informant says WikiLeaks suspect had civilian help

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – An Army private charged with leaking classified material to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks had civilian help, a key figure in the case said Saturday.The development, first...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Crowd on VIP alert at Clinton wedding site

RHINEBECK, N.Y. – Chelsea Clinton was poised to marry her longtime boyfriend at an exclusive estate along New York’s Hudson River after weeks of secrecy and buildup that had celebrity watchers...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Eternal City grapples with endless bouts of vandalism

ROME – They knock the noses off statues in a park that was a favorite haunt of poet John Keats and throw dye into the iconic Trevi Fountain.Vandals increasingly are on the prowl in the Eternal City...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

3-D film shows Warsaw in ruins after WWII

WARSAW, Poland – The plane slowly descends from white clouds and sweeps over a panorama of a city destroyed by the Nazis: the skeletons of bombed bridges jutting from a quiet river, the empty walls...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Flooding ravages Pakistan, killing 430

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Boats and helicopters struggled to reach hundreds of thousands of villagers cut off by floods in northwest Pakistan on Friday as the government said 430 people had been killed...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

China spill rivals Exxon Valdez

BEIJING – China’s worst-known oil spill is dozens of times larger than the government has reported – bigger than the famous Exxon Valdez spill two decades ago – and some of the oil was dumped...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Disney selling Miramax for $660M

NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. is selling Miramax Films to a group of investors for $660 million, marking a new phase for a studio that helped launch the career of Quentin Tarantino and push...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Time for ‘scaleback’ in cleanup, BP says

BILOXI, Miss. – BP’s incoming CEO said Friday that it’s time for a “scaleback” of the massive effort to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but he added that the commitment to make things right...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World