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Friend of accused Boston bomber guilty of obstruction

A jury found a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber guilty of obstructing the investigation into the deadly blasts.

moon

45 years after Apollo landing, U.S. debates next lunar step

Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the U.S. remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration.

online

More than 1M comments on net neutrality debate so far

The FCC will continue collecting comments, made in response to these first submissions, until Sept. 10.

wildfire

Crews make progress in calming massive Washington state wildfire

Firefighters made progress on Sunday slowing a massive wildfire that has raged unchecked for nearly a week.

People place flowers outside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Friday, July 18, 2014. The attack on a Malaysian jetliner Thursday afternoon killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, more than half being Dutch, including vacationers, students and a large contingent of scientists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia.

Indiana University student among Malaysia Air dead

Karlijn Keijzer, a doctoral student at Indiana University, was among the nearly 300 passengers killed when a Malaysian airliner went down in Ukraine.

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president said one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine, and the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

Obama condemns Russia after Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine

Barack Obama demands Russia stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airline by a surface-to-air missile.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the news you might have missed and the headlines you won't forget.

People arrange candles to offer prayers for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines jetliner was carrying 298 people when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday in eastern Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world from Malaysia to the Netherlands.

PHOTOS: Remembering the victims of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 attack

Mourners around the world remember the victims of the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet that was shot down over Ukraine.

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday and warned it could "significantly widen" an operation Palestinian officials said was killing ever greater numbers of civilians.

Israel steps up Gaza ground offensive, civilian casualties grow

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday.

facebook

Should online accounts die when you do?

Should your emails, social media, and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member?

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2013, file photo Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Holder has shown interest in working with Congress to make permanent changes in sentencing laws. Holder last month instructed federal prosecutors to stop charging nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences.

Changes could mean an early release for 50,000 drug offenders

A proposal before the U.S. Sentencing Commission would take an average of 23 months off prison terms being served by drug offenders.

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States sue 5-Hour Energy drink over advertising

Oregon, Washington and Vermont sued the makers of 5-Hour Energy for allegedly deceptive and misleading advertising.

U.S. President Barack Obama sits for a military briefing with U.S. Marine General Joseph Dunford (R) at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, May 25, 2014.

Proposed ban on Russian arms firm could hurt U.S. troops

A top U.S. general warns that a congressional bid to bar dealings with Moscow's main weapons exporter could be "catastrophic" for U.S. forces.

People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

World leaders demand answers after airliner downed over Ukraine, 298 dead

The Boeing 777 came down near the city of Donetsk, a stronghold of pro-Russian rebels.

microsoft

Microsoft to lay off 18K workers

Microsoft will slash up to 14 percent of its workforce as it tries to transform into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.

immigration

Honduras wants ‘mini-Marshall’ plan for U.S. aid on migrants

Honduran officials called for aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States.

obama

Lawmakers, lawyers argue over Republican plan to sue Obama

The Republican effort to sue the President got under way at a hearing where lawmakers and constitutional law experts bickered over the move.

generalmotors

Top GM lawyer, Delphi CEO to face Senate on deadly ignition flaw

Two more major figures in the deadly GM safety debacle will appear on Thursday for the first time before U.S. lawmakers.

fire

Wildfire prompts evacuation of hundreds of Washington state homes

Wildfires stoked by high winds and dry, hot weather threatened homes and businesses across parts of Washington state.

cable

Comcast cancelation nightmare goes viral

Ever tried to cancel your cable? Hopefully you had a better experience than this guy. Hear the outrageous phone call!

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