Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

This photo provided Friday July 25, 2014 by the French army shows soldiers at the site of the plane crash in Mali. French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather. At least 116 people were killed in Thursday's disaster, nearly half of whom were French. (AP Photo/ECPAD)PARIS (AP) — French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.



Mercedes drivers fastest in Hungarian GP practice

Britain's Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes waits in the paddock during the first practice session at the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, July 25, 2014. The Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, July, 27, 2014. (AP Photo/MTI, Szilard Koszticsak)BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix, escorted by teammate Nico Rosberg on Friday.



Russia says Washington disseminating 'unfounded' accusation over Ukraine

Russia said on Friday the United States was trying to influence international opinion through unfounded insinuations and anti-Russian rhetoric over the crisis in Ukraine. "We deny the unfounded public insinuations that State Department Spokeswoman M. Harf repeats day after day," Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. Harf said at a briefing on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict against pro-Russian separatists.
Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. Wood took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during his execution in Arizona on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working.



US stocks tumble after Amazon loss

Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos presents the Fire Phone during a press conference in Seattle, on June 18, 2014New York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks Friday moved sharply lower in early trade following a disappointing earnings report from Amazon and despite a positive report on US durable goods orders.





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