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  • US/World

    Thousands flee as Israel escalates Gaza ground offensive

    by CBS/AP on Jul 20, 10:03

    Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. The fighting, including heavy Israeli tank fire, killed scores of Palestinians, forced thousands to flee and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes. Palestinian health officials reported at least 65 people killed as […]

  • US/World

    Ukraine rebels claim to have black boxes, have moved bodies to trains

    by CBS/AP on Jul 20, 9:58

    Rebels have recovered the black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and will hand them over to the International Civil Aviation Organization, a rebel leader said Sunday. Alexander Borodai also said the bodies recovered from the crash site in eastern Ukraine would remain in refrigerated train cars at a station in the rebel-held town […]

  • US/World

    Israeli troops uncover Gaza tunnels as death toll climbs

    by CBS/AP on Jul 19, 9:58

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday as the Palestinian death toll climbed to 325 and diplomats scrambled to revive cease-fire efforts. The Israeli military said it had severely diminished the arsenal of Hamas, the Islamic militant group ruling […]

  • US/World

    “Cauldron of hell”: Residents reeling from Washington wildfire damage

    by CBS/AP on Jul 19, 9:15

    Residents strolled through the smoldering rubble of their neighborhoods, some wearing surgical masks to protect their lungs from the smoke and ash lingering in the air of the riverside community they call “Paterodise.” “Paterodise is hurting right now,” said one, Stephanie Brown, as she surveyed what was left of a friend’s home. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire […]

  • US/World

    Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

    by CBS/AP on Jul 18, 15:46

    President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. Obama’s action comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case that allowed some religiously […]

  • US/World

    Israeli troops push deeper into Gaza; casualties mount

    by CBS/AP on Jul 18, 13:56

    The government said its goal is to stop rocket attacks, destroy the network of Hamas tunnels into Israel and weaken Hamas militarily. But there are calls from hard-liners in Israel to completely crush Hamas and drive it from power in Gaza. That could mean a longer operation with the danger of mounting casualties in a conflict […]

  • US/World

    Massive wildfire burns 100 homes in Washington; town evacuated

    by CBS/AP on Jul 18, 12:07

    A large, wind-whipped wildfire in rural north-central Washington destroyed an estimated 100 homes, forced the evacuation of a small town and cut power to most of the scenic Methow Valley. A spokesman for the Carlton Complex Fire, Jacob McCann, said Friday that the fire “ran quite a bit” on Thursday and officials were also able […]

  • US/World

    Obama escalates economic sanctions against Russia

    by CBS/AP on Jul 16, 15:36

    President Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. is levying deeper sanctions on Russia as the West grapples for a way to quell an insurgency in eastern Ukraine widely believed to be backed by Moscow. The sanctions will target key areas of the Russian economy, including the defense industry. But officials say the penalties stop short of fully […]

  • US/World

    Bowe Bergdahl set to return to U.S. Army active duty

    by CBS/AP on Jul 14, 15:35

    Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is returning to active duty. The longtime Taliban prisoner of war returned to the United States on June 13 and has been receiving care at a Texas military base as part of his “reintegration process” into society. The Army released a statement Monday saying Bergdahl has completed the final phase of the reintegration […]

  • National

    LeBron James: I’m returning to Cleveland Cavaliers

    by CBS/AP on Jul 11, 9:24

    LeBron James is coming home. The superstar free agent has told Sports Illustrated that he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending four seasons playing for the Miami Heat. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after thevenomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. James told […]

  • National

    Germany crushes Brazil in World Cup semifinal 7-1

    by CBS/AP on Jul 08, 15:21

    Despite being a lopsided rout of a soccer power, Brazil has avoided a total shutout in the much-anticipated World Cup semifinal matchup. Germany scored a barrage of early goals and led Brazil 7-0 with a 79th minute strike by forward Andre Schurrle, his second of the match. The five prior goals scored by the Germans in the […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harry Potter returns in new J.K. Rowling story

    by CBS/AP on Jul 08, 10:36

    Harry Potter is back, and all grown up. J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the Boy Who Lived — now mysterious, married and going gray — in a new story posted Tuesday on her Pottermorewebsite. The 1,500-word story describes Harry, about to turn 34 (his birthday, as fans know, is July 31), attending the final […]

  • US/World

    Crews pulling plane fuselages from Montana river after train derailment

    by CBS/AP on Jul 07, 15:52

    Three airplane fuselages that slid down a steep embankment into the Clark Fork River following a train derailment in western Montana could take until Tuesday to remove, railroad officials said Sunday. “The progress is going extremely slow,” Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said. “If we get one up today, it would appear it will […]

  • US/World

    TSA to start screening cellphones more closely

    by CBS/AP on Jul 06, 17:49

    The Transportation Security Administration is requiring passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights to power on their electronic devices. The TSA says it is requiring some overseas airports to have passengers turn on devices such as cellphones. It says devices that won’t power up won’t be allowed on planes, and those travelers may […]

  • US/World

    After California Highway Patrol beating, community wants answers

    by CBS/AP on Jul 05, 12:27

    The California Highway Patrol has vowed to carry out a thorough investigation after a video emerged of one of its officers repeatedly punching a pinned-down woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The woman had been walking on Interstate 10 west of downtown Los Angeles, endangering herself and people in traffic, and the officer was […]

  • US/World

    Oldest American celebrates 116th birthday

    by CBS/AP on Jul 04, 11:36

    A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title – she’s now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said. Gertrude Weaver spent her birthday at home at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Camden, about 100 miles […]

  • National

    USA vs Belgium: Belgium knocks out USA team 2-1 in extra time

    by CBS/AP on Jul 01, 14:48

    Although the USA team made a valiant effort to stay alive, they were knocked out of World Cup contention with a 2-1 loss against Belgium. The Americans kept the game scoreless through 90 minutes of regular time, but were not able to hold out against their opponents, who scored twice once early in extra time and again […]

  • National

    U.S. advances to World Cup knockout round despite loss to Germany

    by CBS/AP on Jun 26, 10:56

    Team USA lost to three-time champion Germany 1-0 Thursday but still earned a spot in the World Cup’s knockout round. Germany’s Thomas Mueller scored the match’s only goal, burying a shot in the far post after securing a rebound of a Tim Howard save. With two wins and a draw, Germany topped the group with […]

  • National

    Luis Suarez incident could take bite out of star’s bank account

    by CBS/AP on Jun 25, 21:56

    Luis Suarez faces the prospect of a big financial hit following his alleged biting of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, with existing sponsorship deals potentially being ripped up and future endorsements put in jeopardy. Already, two of his sponsors – 888poker and adidas – have hinted that they may re-examine their deals […]

  • US/World

    Americans fight with Sunni insurgents in Iraq

    by CBS/AP on Jun 24, 15:17

    The Sunni militant group in Iraq is a force roughly 3,000 strong and includes some Americans, a senior intelligence official told CBS News on Tuesday. The majority of fighters in the group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, are of Iraqi and Syrian origin. In all, up to 10,000 are fighting with the group, 3,000 […]