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For July 18, 2012 – Top Syrian defense officials killed in blast, Kerry Kennedy says seizure caused car wreck, and the New York Knicks let Jeremy Lin go...
• Top defense officials killed in blast, Syria says: "Syria's defense minister and deputy defense minister were killed Wednesday in a blast at a national security building in Damascus, state media reported. The attack brings the bloodshed in Syria well into President Bashar al-Assad's inner circle and could mark a pivotal point in the 16-month uprising."
• Kerry Kennedy says seizure caused car wreck: "Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said a partial seizure is the cause of a Friday morning car crash."
• Senate Republicans block DISCLOSE Act for second straight day: "Senate Republicans again Tuesday blocked Democratic legislation that would require greater transparency into who is behind much of the secretive, often negative campaign advertising filling the airwaves this election season."
• Bank of America's earnings win: "Bank of America beat analysts' expectations for its second-quarter earnings Wednesday but missed revenue forecasts. The nation's second-largest bank by assets reported net income $2.5 billion, or 19 cents per share, with revenue coming in at $22.2 billion."
• Houston Rockets sign Jeremy Lin as New York won't match offer: "Seven months after dropping him from their team, the Houston Rockets signed Jeremy Lin when the New York Knicks failed to match Houston's three-year, $25-million offer for the point guard."