10 years in flight, craft keeps date with comet

Posted: August 7, 2014 at 5:10 a.m.

An unmanned probe swung alongside a comet Wednesday after a 4-billion-mile chase over the course of a decade.

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A Palestinian helps an elderly man as they walk into a clinic in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of fighting is holding for a second day, ahead of negotiations in Cairo on a long-term truce and a broader deal for the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.

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U.S. general's killer hid in bathroom

Afghanistan National Army soldiers stand guard at a gate of Camp Qargha, west of  Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Earlier in the day, a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops at the military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding others, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, authorities said.

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