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Israeli airstrikes, Rafah, Gaza Strip

72-hour cease-fire fails in 90 minutes

The latest attempt at an Israel-Hamas cease-fire disintegrated Friday. After the capture of an Israeli soldier, the conflict edged closer to escalation than to…

Job fair

Unemployment rate rises to 6.2%

After gangbusters jobs growth in June, hiring slowed to a less impressive pace in July.

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs last month, the Bureau of Labor…

MH17 crash site

MH17: 70 experts search Ukraine crash site

The grisly search for human remains from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new phase Friday, as the largest group yet of international experts scoured the…

Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol

Ebola patients coming to US triggers fears

When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United…

Gay pride

Uganda court strikes down anti-gay law

Uganda's Constitutional Court on Friday struck down a new law that made some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison, asserting that legislative…

Bertha NHC

Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

Newly formed Tropical Storm Bertha barreled toward the Lesser Antilles on Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of…


Giraffe dies after smacking head on overpass

A giraffe in South Africa is dead after smacking its head on an overpass while being transported by truck.

Drone carrying camera

Drone with drugs, phones crashes outside prison

Look! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a drone trying to smuggle drugs and cellphones into a South Carolina prison.

Exxplosion in Taiwan

Taiwan blasts rip trench in roads, 26 dead

A downtown district of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung was ripped apart just before midnight Thursday by a series of explosions that killed at least…

US Capitol

House mulls another shot at border bill

The House may vote on an emergency border bill on Friday after working to revive a stalled package that had been blocked by conservatives.

But there was no…

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