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    US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N.

    Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento.

    Broken water main that flooded UCLA is shut off

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school's famed basketball arena.

    For Israelis, Hamas' rockets frighten, their tunnels terrify

    NEAR THE ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER -- The curved concrete top of the tunnel grazes the dark-brown buzz cut of Lt. Col. Oshik Azulai, putting it 5 feet 7 inches above the sand floor. The walls are about 30 inches apart -- wide enough for two people to squeeze past each other, unless both are in body armor. It is cool in the tunnel, 46 feet under, and dark. Cellphones do not work.

    House GOP offers border crisis bill

    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their plan to stem the surge of undocumented child migrants from Central America at the southern border, proposing to spend $659 million -- well short of the $3.7 billion President Barack Obama seeks--- to ease the humanitarian crisis after weeks of internal divisions and just days before Congress adjourns for its five-week August break.