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    Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour cease-fire, U.S. says

    by CBS/AP on Jul 31, 15:54

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. “This is not a time for congratulations or joy or anything except a serious determination – a focus […]

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    Obama expands sanctions on Russia, this time with European support

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Jul 29, 14:44

    President Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. is once again moving to impose fresh sanctions on Russia as a consequence for its continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. The new sanctions, which target the defense, energy and financial sectors of the Russian economy, will have an “even bigger bite” than those imposed in the […]

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    U.S. says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    by CBS/AP on Jul 28, 20:35

    In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation comes at a highly strained time between President Barack Obama and […]

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    TSA wants to pay you for help

    by Dave Leval on Jul 28, 17:31

    It’s one of the biggest hassles of flying out of town: Waiting to go through the security checkpoint at the airport. The TSA is offering to pay you at least $5,000 if you know how to shorten the wait. It’s part of a contest that features other cash prizes. KTVA caught up with Gamble Gilbertson at […]

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    Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 16:16

    Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, bypassing media filters. Palin says she oversees all content posted to the channel. This will include her own […]

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    Two Americans now reportedly infected with deadly Ebola virus in West Africa

    by CBS/AP on Jul 27, 11:49

    Two U.S. citizens are now reported to be infected with the deadly and incurable Ebola virus in West Africa. The first American reported to have contracted the disease is an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia, who tested positive for the deadly virus, North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse issued said in a news release on Saturday. […]

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    Israel, Hamas reportedly agree to 12-hour truce

    by CBS/AP on Jul 25, 16:16

    There may be a pause in the war in Gaza. Hamas, which controls the 32-mile-long Palestinian homeland, announced Friday it will cease fire for 12 hours Saturday. A senior U.S. official says Israel has also agreed to the pause, although that has not been confirmed directly from Israel. The ceasefire was negotiated by U.S. Secretary […]

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    Comments sought on possible Beaufort lease sale

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 13:44

    A federal agency is testing the waters on a possible new lease sale in the Alaska Arctic. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management plans to take comments on areas in the Beaufort Sea that have the most promising oil and gas potential. The agency says it also wants to learn more about environmentally sensitive […]

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    What U.S. intelligence knows about Flight 17 shoot-down

    by David Martin / CBS News on Jul 22, 18:44

    We are no closer to finding out who fired the sophisticated missile that blasted Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky as the Boeing 777 cruised 6 miles above the war in eastern Ukraine. Russia supports the Ukrainian rebels. U.S. intelligence said Tuesday it’s most likely that those rebels fired a Russian-supplied missile at what […]

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    Last body found in Washington mudslide

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 12:20

    Search and rescue personnel believe they have found the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people in Oso, Washington. Although the search for victims ended in April, workers have been screening debris and watching for the body of 44-year-old Molly Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge (reg-el-BREW’-gee). Her husband, Navy Cmdr. John Regelbrugge III, […]

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    2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    by Associated Press on Jul 20, 17:30

    Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his 24-year-old son Max Steinberg to The Associated Press on Sunday. Steinberg, whose family lives in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, was a sharpshooter for the Golani Brigade and was one […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    “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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Latest: Malaysian Airlines plane shot down in Ukraine

    by CBS News on Jul 17, 15:00

    Last Updated Jul 17, 2014 6:15 PM EDT GRABOVO, Ukraine – A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, andboth the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft. U.S. military intelligence strongly suspects a surface-to-air missile brought […]

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    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 […]