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Central American leaders convening at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at the border....

Officials: 4 Palestinians killed in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Four Palestinians were shot and killed Friday during West Bank protests against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian hospital officials said....

Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel - dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military - is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel....

Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

PARIS (AP) -- 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....

Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home....

Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

CAIRO (AP) -- Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants....

Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels....

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

MOSCOW (AP) -- Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage....

Son of S.Korea sunken ferry owner detained

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run....

Air travel a leap of faith for passengers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel....