|FAA prohibits US-Tel Aviv flights|
After rocket lands near Israel's main airport, no flights for 24 hours, agency tells US airlines.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:07:17 -0400
|UK plans new laws against female genital mutilation|
By Kylie MacLellan and Emma Batha LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will introduce new laws to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) including making it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday. "It's absolutely clear what we are trying to achieve...and that is to outlaw the practices of female genital mutilation and childhood and early forced marriage; Around 103,000 women aged between 15 and 49, and another 10,000 girls aged under 15 who have migrated to England and Wales are estimated to have undergone FGM, according to a report on Tuesday from City University London. Cameron said ending FGM and child marriage was a global challenge on a par with eradicating poverty and tackling diseases.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:50:48 -0400
|Victim of 'Slenderman' stabbing sent Purple Heart|
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times, allegedly by classmates trying to please a fictional online character, has received a military Purple Heart from an anonymous donor.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:10:21 -0400
|France sells warship to Russia despite Ukraine sanctions|
PARIS (AP) - France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:57:55 -0400
|Palestinians propose Gaza ceasefire, five-day peace talks|
The Palestinian leadership proposed to Egypt a plan for a Gaza ceasefire to be followed by five days of negotiations to stop fighting between Palestinians and Israel, Palestinian official Azzam al-Ahmed told reporters in Cairo on Tuesday. "The Palestinian leadership offered a new suggestion in the framework of the Egyptian initiative for a ceasefire followed immediately by negotiations lasting five days," Fatah official al-Ahmed said. Writing by Shadia Nasralla;
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:14:50 -0400
|Court deals setback to Obama health care law|
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:11:08 -0400
|Airlines cancelling Israel flights|
Delta Air Lines cited reports rocket landed near Tel Aviv airport; US Airways cancels Philly-Tel Aviv flight.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:38:37 -0400
|Federal drug inmates to be deported under new guidelines|
Thanks to new drug rules, thousands of federal prisoners will be sent home fast.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:47:58 -0400
|Akin tries, again, to clarify 'legitimate rape'|
Former GOP Congressman and 2012 Senate candidate from Missouri doesn't rule out another office run
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:50:01 -0400
|Nearly a dozen parents of missing Nigerian girls have died|
Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have died.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:26:59 -0400
|Missing Israeli soldier in Gaza presumed dead|
By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Tuesday it had failed to trace any remains of one of its soldiers who it believes died in the Gaza Strip two days ago and whom Hamas said it had captured. The Israeli military named the missing man as Oron Shaul, 21, who was travelling in an armoured vehicle that was hit by at least one anti-tank missile fired by Palestinian fighters in Gaza on Sunday. "The efforts to identify the seventh soldier are ongoing and have yet to be determined," it added. Hamas's armed wing announced on Sunday it had captured an Israeli soldier identified as Shaul Aron, revealing his army ID number, but not saying whether he was dead or alive.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:01:49 -0400
|Is this evolution? Humans getting taller, fatter, older|
Humans are getting taller; Most of the transformations that occur within such a short time period "are simply the developmental responses of organisms to changed conditions," such as differences in nutrition, food distribution, health care and hygiene practices, said Stephen Stearns, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale University. But the origin of these changes may be much deeper and more complex than that, said Stearns, pointing to a study finding that British soldiers have shot up in height in the past century. "Evolution has shaped the developmental program that can respond flexibly to changes in the environment," Stearns said.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:20:34 -0400
|Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city|
A train carrying the remains of crash victims arrived in Ukrainian government territory.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:32:24 -0400
|Strongest typhoon in decades leaves 46 dead in China's south|
BEIJING (AP) - The death toll from the strongest typhoon to slam into China's south in decades has risen to 46, with 25 other people still missing, the government said Tuesday.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:59:49 -0400
|Korea ferry owner found dead|
The body of South Korea's most wanted man has been found in sordid circumstances.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:03:54 -0400
|Putin: I'll handle Ukraine rebels, West should butt out|
By Darya Korsunskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would try to ensure Ukrainian separatists cooperate with an investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but said the West must do more to persuade Kiev to end hostilities. Putin came out fighting in his most detailed comments since the plane was brought down on Thursday, dismissing criticism of Russia's role in events in rebel-held east Ukraine and describing the West's position as "strange and unacceptable". Accusing the United States indirectly of pulling the strings in Kiev, trying to bully Russia and meddling in Russia's domestic affairs, the president said in televised remarks: "Such methods will not work on Russia." Reading from notes at the head of a long table flanked by his top government, parliament, security and defense officials, Putin spoke much more forcefully than during brief televised remarks on the plane's downing first released in the early hours of Monday, when he looked tired and less assured than usual.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:44:01 -0400
|Inside restaurant where your waiter could be convicted murderer|
By David Lalmalsawma NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flat bread, lentils, vegetables and rice.Nothing unusual, except that the employee, like most of his colleagues, is a convicted murderer serving time in South Asia's largest prison complex."Tihar Food Court" in west Delhi, a rehabilitation effort kicked off by the Tihar prison, opened in the first week of July on an "experimental basis" while awaiting formal clearances. "The restaurant was set up to give employment to the inmates and project the positive aspects of prison work to the public," said spokesman Gupta.A similar experiment has run for more than two years in the southern state of Kerala, where prison inmates dish up food sold at a counter near the jail, or distributed by mobile vans.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:42:05 -0400
|Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on|
JERUSALEM (AP) - An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two week war that has killed more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:29:10 -0400
|Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia|
The former Secretary of State is urging tougher sanctions.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:41:35 -0400
|Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide|
DETROIT (AP) - A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:13:10 -0400
|S. Korean police confirm body belongs to ferry fugitive|
South Korean police say they've found a body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April's ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:17:24 -0400
|Gaza rocket lands near main Israel airport|
JERUSALEM (AP) - A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting at least two American airlines to cancel flights to Israel in a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after last week's attack on a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:45:08 -0400
|EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials|
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over rebel-held territory.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:27:07 -0400
|U.S. to present intelligence data on MH17|
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:57:36 -0400
|Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue|
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:08:02 -0400
|2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate|
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:58:26 -0400
|Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low|
WASHINGTON (AP) - Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:07:15 -0400
|Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls|
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:11:43 -0400
|Big milestone for Britain's little prince|
LONDON (AP) - The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:36:44 -0400
|JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust|
A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:40:14 -0400
|Police: Retired couple strangled, killed by hired workers|
A retired Philadelphia couple was strangled by two men hired to do household chores after the wife caught one trying to steal money, authorities said Monday.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:40:22 -0400
|ACLU, nonprofit join Idaho nurse in appeal over NSA surveillance lawsuit|
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:15:46 -0400
|Britain and U.N. host 1st summit to end child marriages|
LONDON (AP) - More than 700 million women alive today were married before they turned 18, the United Nations' children agency said Tuesday, as it co-hosts a London summit calling for more progress to end child marriages and the practice of female genital mutilation.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:28:54 -0400
|Kerry, in Cairo, presses for Gaza truce|
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began a diplomatic push on Monday to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, but senior U.S. officials acknowledged this would be difficult. More than 500 people have died in the Gaza Strip fighting, the vast majority of them Palestinians, as Israel has pursued an air and ground offensive to stop rocket attacks on its territory from the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip. Kerry began his consultations, which are expected to include meetings with top officials in Egypt and possibly elsewhere in the region, by meeting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo on Monday night. "We're deeply concerned about the consequences of Israel's appropriate and legitimate effort to defend itself," Kerry said as he and Ban posed for pictures before their talks, according to a U.S. reporter who attended the picture-taking session.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:47:58 -0400
|Widow: Jury sent Big Tobacco a $23B message|
A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money. ...
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:41:51 -0400
|19-year-old charged with murder in Calif. bank robbery|
A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:45:36 -0400
|MH17: Rebels hand over black boxes|
A separatist leader has handed over black boxes from downed MH17 to Malaysian experts.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:20:20 -0400
|Pregnant teen strangled, man decapitated in online sex case|
WYOMING, Mich. (AP) - A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through the online service Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said Monday.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:24:14 -0400
|Americans from Texas, Calif. killed in Gaza|
Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:23:12 -0400
|15,000 Nigerians displaced after Boko Haram raid|
A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa displaced more than 15,000 people, an official said Monday, as the security forces sent reinforcements to flush out the Islamist fighters. The attack on Damboa began late Thursday but continued through the weekend, with witnesses saying that civilians were left defenceless by the security forces who withdrew from the area earlier this month. Officials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were struggling to establish a death toll amid multiple reports that Boko Haram fighters were still occupying the town, having hoisted their flag above a public building. Abdulkadir Ibrahim of NEMA told journalists that at least 15,204 people had fled Damboa to escape the Islamist onslaught.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:44:15 -0400