House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

In this July 12, 2014, photo, Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico. The last time so few people were arrested at the country’s borders was 1973, when the Border Patrol recorded just fewer than 500,000 arrests. And the volume of people being arrested at the border remains dramatically lower than the all-time high of more than 1.6 people in 2000. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to send National Guard personnel to the nation's southern border to speed removal of unaccompanied young migrants.



Dow Chemical profit beats due to higher prices, lower costs

Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as sales rose and margins improved due to higher prices and a tight control on costs. Dow, which makes everything from insecticides to plastics, said sales rose across all six of its businesses in the quarter ended June 30. "It was a solid quarter all around and I think it caught some people by surprise because of the leverage they saw to commodity prices," said Stephen Hoedt, senior equity research analyst with Key Private Bank. Dow Chemical's shares were up 1.2 percent at $52.91 in early trading.
4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

FILE - In this July 18, 2013 file photo, Karl Zingh, of San Diego, makes his way through the crowd during Day 2 of Comic-Con International in San Diego. Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, pop-culture fans are flocking to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con. The four-day festival celebrating comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a preview Wednesday night, July 23, 2014, and goes full force Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.



Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets as fighting flared in the region.
Red Cross urges all sides in Ukraine civil war to uphold law

All sides in Ukraine's civil war must protect civilians and take what measures they can to search for the victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 airliner and ensure their bodies are returned, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. In a statement on Wednesday, the ICRC also said that international law required warring parties to distinguish between military targets and civilian objects such as schools and to protect the wounded, former combatants and detainees. "The parties to the conflict must ensure the highest possible standards are met as regards search, recovery, handling and identification of the remains, and must keep the bereaved informed throughout the process," ICRC director of operations Dominik Stillhart said. With 193 of the dead Dutch nationals, the Netherlands was observing a national day of mourning in memory of the 298 people killed when flight MH17 crashed in an area of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists on July 17.


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