ALGIERS - An Air Algerie flight crashed en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. Full Article
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.
DETROIT - General Motors Co reported a much lower second-quarter profit on Thursday due to numerous recalls and the expected cost of at least $400 million for a compensation fund for those killed or injured by a defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths. | Video
- Major U.S. airlines posted earnings gains on Thursday, aided by higher airfares and summer demand, and the two largest carriers announced moves to return more cash to investors.
PHOENIX - Lawyers for a double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours called for an outside review of the "horrifically botched execution" and prompted new arguments for the United States to abandon the death penalty. Full Article | Video
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A pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says he believes separatists possessed BUK anti-aircraft missiles, thought by Washington to be the type used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Video