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That was fast -- New records for some stock indexes

It wasn't exactly "shock-and-awe," but stocks churned out another record close on Wednesday thanks to strong results from companies like Apple and Delta.

MH17 -- Convoy of hearses in Netherlands

Dutch pay respects to MH17 victims

A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The grieving nation then held a moment of silence to honor those kill...

Prison hallway

Arizona court declines to halt execution

The Arizona Supreme Court lifted its brief stay of a murderer's execution Wednesday morning, meaning a man who has argued against the constitutionality of the drugs meant for his injection still could be put to death later in the day.

Joseph Wood was ...

Ukraine jets shot down

Ukraine: Two military jets shot down

Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government forces, a Ukrainian military office said.

The pilots ejected, the office said. Information on their condit...

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Fighters escort private jet to landing in UK

Military fighter planes escorted a Gulfstream jet to the London area's Stansted Airport on Wednesday evening after the jet allegedly lost contact with air traffic controllers, an airport spokesman said.

Tel Aviv airport

U.S. extends ban on flights into Tel Aviv

The Federal Aviation Administration extended its ban Wednesday on U.S. airlines' flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, for another 24 hours.

The ban now runs through 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday.

"The agency is working closely with the government of Israel t...

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9/11 Commission: 'Terrorism not going away'

America's longest war. Much more National Security Agency surveillance. An alphabet soup of new government departments and agencies. Long security lines at airports.

Ban Ki-moon, John Kerry

U.N. slams possible 'war crimes'

As the bloody battles pushed up tragic death tolls on both sides, world powers held a flurry of diplomatic meetings Wednesday aimed at halting the fighting in Gaza.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as well a...

Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada train explosion

Lac-Megantic's devastated downtown remained dangerous for days after the crash as responders put out fires and struggled to keep the remaining oil tankers cool so they wouldn't explode. The hazardous conditions delayed the search for people missing -- and now for bodies. 24 people are confirmed dead and 30 more are missing.

US aims to make oil transport safer

When a runaway train exploded in a Quebec town last year, the fireball killed 47, destroyed 40 buildings and sent thousands fleeing from their homes.

Taiwan plane crash wreckage

Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

A twin-engine turboprop plane crashed Wednesday in Taiwan's Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. CNN affiliate ETTV reported that the plane crashed into a residential building.

Officials are fearful that dozens have died, though ...

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No-fly zones: Where can planes fly?

The crash of Malaysian airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine and a recent ban on flights to Israel due to violence near the airport in Tel Aviv has raised questions about which conflict-riddled areas of the world it is safe for commercial jets to travel. Take a look at strict no-fly zones as well as conflict zones, over which it's up to the airlines to decide whether or not to fly.

Taiwan plane crash wreckage

Deadliest plane crashes in history

Dozens are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu islands Wednesday. Take a look at the deadliest plane crashes in history.

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Costa Concordia disaster remembered

The Costa Concordia set sail on its final voyage after running aground off the coast of Italy more than two years ago. Look back on the disaster that killed 32 people.

South Korean ferry sinks

Deadliest disasters at sea

Take a look at some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

Worker, job, businessman

Top 25 companies for work-life balance

Juggling a job and home life can be stressful. Find out which companies are making work-life balance a priority.

Flight 17 passenger Quinn Schansman

Flight 17 passengers remembered

The victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams. Here are a few of those passengers' pictures and stories.

Immigration debate

Immigration in America: A history

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the border, look back at the tumultuous history of immigation in America.

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The history of keeping cool

This week marks the 112th anniversary of air conditioning, and aren't we all thankful! Look back at the ways humans have tried to stay cool through the centuries.

Prince George

Prince George's 1st year

Prince George is 1! Take a look back at the royal tyke's first year.

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America's best states to live in 2014

Take a look at the top states to live in 2014, based on crime rate, health care, number of local attractions and environmental quality.

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50 hearses MH17 remains

50 hearses transport MH17 victims' remains

A long line of 50 hearses departs an airport in the Netherlands on Wednesday, carrying the remains of MH17 victims.

Coffins of MH17

Bodies of MH17 victims arrive in the Netherlands

Coffins carrying the first 50 bodies of MH17 victims arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday.

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Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashes in Taiwan.

healthcare.gov

Health law battle takes new legal turn

Two federal appeals courts weigh in on the Affordable Care Act. Both with different opinions.

Tel Aviv airport

FAA suspends all US flights to Israel

All U.S. lights to Israel have been halted for at least 24 hours after a rocket landed near the main airport in Tel Aviv.

Rep. Jack Kingston vs. David Perdue

Outsider beats insider in Ga. GOP primary runoff

Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's Republican Senate primary runoff in Georgia, narrowly edging out Rep. Jack Kingston.

MH-17 local residents

MH-17 crash site residents traumatized

The debris of MH-17 is scattered over a wide area, so is the trauma inflicted on local residents.

Law professor killed

Law professor found killed in home

A popular law professor at Florida State University was found killed in his home last Friday.

Ukraine parliament brawl

Brawl erupts in Ukraine parliament over MH17

A brawl broke out in Ukraine's parliament Tuesday during debate over increasing troop levels to battle pro-Russian separatists in the wake of the MH17 shootdown.

man with flag in Gaza

Mideast crisis: Is peace possible?

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt trying to help broke a peace deal in Gaza.

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