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  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant. Thick black smoke from...

  • Live streaming video: President Obama speaks about situation in Ukraine

    President Obama to deliver a statement about the situation in Ukraine.

  • VIDEO: Lawmakers condemn handling of Malaysia Airlines crash site

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday condemned the handling of the Malaysia Airlines crash site and the ongoing violence in the Eastern Ukraine region surrounding it.

  • Former NYC councilman convicted of bribery

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office says former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran has been convicted of bribery charges. Halloran was found guilty Tuesday in a scheme to bribe Republican party leaders so state Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat, could run for the GOP line...

  • Federally contracted sandwich maker wants $18 an hour through executive order

    Although President Obama's executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors doesn't go into effect until Jan. 1, those same contractors set to get a raise are already asking for more money.

  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage had 'broken down,' lawyer says

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage was broken and his wife developed a crush on a businessman who lavished her with expensive gifts and attention, an attorney for the first lady said Tuesday during the couple's corruption trial.

  • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders. If he goes to trial, Zhou...

  • House and Senate are $2 billion apart on the border crisis

    There is a difference of nearly $2 billion in spending between House and Senate bills aimed at addressing the surge of thousands of child migrants at the border and only three days left to strike a deal.

  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the...

  • Survey: Hispanics divided on border crisis

    As the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border remains unresolved with Congress preparing to go into recess, Hispanic voters are deeply divided over how the issue should be dealt with, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

  • Phasing out fossil fuels will cost one million jobs, Big Business warns

    Big Business is warning that the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to push coal out of the energy mix will result in the loss of one million jobs while reducing annual household income by $2,100.

  • Why the White House slammed the GOP border bill

    The White House on Tuesday threw cold water on a pared-down Republican bill to address the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, dismissing the legislative package as insufficient and "arbitrary" just days before Congress is expected to leave town for an extended recess.

  • Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

    Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff. The New York company said Tuesday it earned $2.91 billion, or 45 cents per share, down from $14.1 billion, or $1.98 per share,...

  • Activists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13

    BEIRUT (AP) — Insurgents fighting in Syria to oust President Bashar Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government troops, opposition activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human...

  • Facebook says calling for death to Israel isn't hate speech because it's a country

    "Language attacking a country is not considered hate speech in our community standards," Matt Steinfeld, a spokesman for Facebook, wrote in an email.



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