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Gaza fighting lull as truce pressure builds

Monday, 28 July 2014 08:31
Jesse McCartney - Jesse McCartney 700 views 6:43 JESSE McCARTNEY “If we get back together/It’ll be like when I met ya” “Back Together” Hard to believe it’s been five years since Jesse McCartney’s last album release, Departure Recharged, and a whole decade since his solo debut, Beautiful Soul, the platinum-certified album that sold more than 1.8 million copies. The title track to that album hit #3 on the U.S. Top 40 radio charts and topped…
Congressional negotiators agree on VA reform: What will they fix?
Monday, 28 July 2014 08:09
It looked like a compromise VA reform bill was in deep trouble after the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committee chairmen clashed publicly on Thursday after weeks of negotiating behind closed doors.Veterans Affairs committee chairmen reach VA reform dealBut Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Florida, made up Thursday evening, and agreed to continue working on compromise legislation. Their staffs worked through the weekend to come up with a bill that reconciles many…
At Keith Urban show near Boston, dozens sickened by alcohol
Monday, 28 July 2014 07:30
MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts. Police and fire officials say ambulances from five surrounding communities responded to the Saturday night concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, about 30 miles south of Boston. At least 46 people were treated and 22 taken to local hospitals. Police say more than 50 people were taken into protective custody at the…
Congress agrees on VA reform: What will they fix?
Monday, 28 July 2014 06:17
It looked like a compromise VA reform bill was in deep trouble after the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committee chairmen clashed publicly on Thursday after weeks of negotiating behind closed doors.Veterans Affairs committee chairmen reach VA reform dealBut Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Florida, made up Thursday evening, and agreed to continue working on compromise legislation. Their staffs worked through the weekend to come up with a bill that reconciles many…
Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing
Monday, 28 July 2014 05:27
Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger jet that was blasted out of the sky over the Soviet Union more than three decades ago: The Kremlin at the time dodged, weaved and obfuscated. Today, we still don't know what exactly happened to Korean Airlines Flight 007. I was The Associated Press' Moscow bureau chief when…
Cyber warfare: The next front in the Israel-Gaza conflict?
Monday, 28 July 2014 05:08
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich, is sounding the alarm that that cyber warfare could be the next front in the conflict between Israel and Hamas as nations allied with the Gaza-based militants look for non-military ways to aid their cause. It's a possibility Rogers says could widen the deep and destructive conflict even further. PlayVideoFace The Nation
Obama could curb corporate 'inversions' on his own: ex-U.S. official
Monday, 28 July 2014 00:04
By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could act without congressional approval to limit a key incentive for U.S. corporations to move their tax domiciles abroad in so-called "inversion" deals, a former senior U.S. Treasury Department official said on Monday. By invoking a 1969 tax law, Obama could bypass congressional gridlock and restrict foreign tax-domiciled U.S companies from using inter-company loans and interest deductions to cut their U.S.
With Obama at the helm, young African leaders head to Washington
Sunday, 27 July 2014 23:14
July 27, 2014, 10:28 PM|The president hosted a town hall with 500 African fellows fresh off the sightseeing trail of U.S. icons. Jillian Hughes reports.
Asian stocks up ahead of US jobs data
Sunday, 27 July 2014 22:17
Asian markets extended recent gains Monday as investors awaited the release of key US jobs data at the end of the week, while Shanghai surged after China approved three private banks as part of an economic reform drive. The euro struggled to break out from multi-month lows against the dollar and yen following another weak set of data that raised concerns about the eurozone. Tokyo rose 0.47 percent by the break, Hong Kong added 0.48…
Veterans' Affairs committee chairmen reach VA reform deal
Sunday, 27 July 2014 21:02
The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committee chairmen have reached a deal on legislation that will address problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), aides to both sides confirmed to CBS News. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., are expected to outline the deal at a news conference Monday. The two lawmakers released a statement Sunday saying they "made significant progress on legislation to make the VA more accountable and recruit…
 

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