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Watch VideoAP Top Stories July 29 P

AP Top Stories July 29 P

Here's the latest news for Tuesday, July 29th: John Kerry talks tough with Russia; Airstrikes kill Hamas leader; Girl dies after being hit by a small plane; Groundskeepers combat a rat infestation at the Louvre. Full Story

Watch VideoKerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism

Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism

Secretary of State John Kerry shrugged off widespread criticism in Israel of his efforts to broker a cease-fire between the Israelis and Hamas, saying he 'will not take a second seat to anyone' in his devotion to Israel's protection. (July 29) Full Story

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Watch VideoGaga: Jazz Is "easier" Than Pop

Gaga: Jazz Is "easier" Than Pop

Walking the carpet before her taped performance with Tony Bennett at Jazz at Lincoln Concert in New York City, Lady Gaga admits that she has sang jazz since she was 13, and Bennett reveals how impressed he is with the singer's voice. (July 29) Full Story

Watch VideoShowBiz Minute: Sorrentino, Lady Gaga, Emmys

ShowBiz Minute: Sorrentino, Lady Gaga, Emmys

Michael Sorrentino takes anger management classes; Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett record jazz album; Emmy awards contenders attend party. (July 29) Full Story

National

Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The suspect arrested in an armed robbery at the Bellagio casino has been identified as a 34-year-old Kansas man with a criminal record who skipped out on his parole in May. Full Story

Entertainment

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs. Full Story

Health

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion. Full Story

World

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict. Full Story

Politics

Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes. Full Story

Finance

Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations. Full Story

Science & Tech

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday. Full Story

Strange

Centenarian gets honorary high school diploma

Centenarian gets honorary high school diploma

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma. Full Story