3 rockets hit Israel as Hamas rejects Gaza truce

Saturday, 26 July 2014 13:57
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the group rejected Israel's proposal to extend an original 12-hour lull by four hours, until midnight (2100 GMT) Saturday. The military says the three rockets were fired more than an hour after the period for the initial lull had ended.
Across US job market, this is becoming rare
Saturday, 26 July 2014 13:49
Throughout the economy, layoffs have fallen so much that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits plunged last week to a seasonally adjusted 284,000, a low last achieved in February 2006. And after accounting for U.S. population growth, the number of people applying for unemployment aid has reached its lowest point since 1999. The four-week average of applications, which smooths out week-to-week fluctuations, has dropped to 302,000 from 348,500 when the year began.
GOP Rep.: Obama waging a "war on American energy"
Saturday, 26 July 2014 12:41
Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., accused President Obama of "waging a war on the middle class" in the weekly Republican address Saturday, saying the president's energy policies will kill jobs and crimp economic growth. "In Montana, we've seen first-hand the potential that our energy sector holds for lowering utility costs for hard-working, middle-class families. It'll revitalize the economy on our Indian reservations and supporting thousands of good-paying union jobs," he said. "Yet President Obama has spearheaded…
Israel extends temporary truce as Gaza toll tops 1,000
Saturday, 26 July 2014 11:55
Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Israel on Saturday approved a four-hour extension of a temporary truce in Gaza, Israeli television said, after the Palestinian death toll topped 1,000 with the retrieval of dozens of bodies. Channel 10 said the security cabinet had agreed to prolong a 12-hour truce that went into effect on Saturday morning by four hours, extending it until midnight local time (2100 GMT). The decision came after US Secretary of State…
Rep. Steve Daines: Obama's "war on coal" hurting the economy
Saturday, 26 July 2014 11:41
July 26, 2014, 11:08 AM|Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., criticizes President Obama's energy policies, saying new regulations are killing jobs and inhibiting growth.
Obama: Close "unpatriotic" corporate tax loopholes
Saturday, 26 July 2014 11:41
July 26, 2014, 11:18 AM|President Obama says a small handful of companies are dodging taxes and sticking ordinary Americans with the bill -- and it needs to stop.
Some named in Senate's CIA torture report denied chance to read it
Saturday, 26 July 2014 11:41
ASPEN, Colo. -- About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement. Then, on Friday, many were told they would not be able to see it, after all. Some of them were furious, while Democratic Senate aides were angry…
AP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war
Saturday, 26 July 2014 10:54
GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction. Palestinians walked through the concrete rubble that once used to be homes, collecting what keepsakes they could recover. Some openly wept when they saw what little remained. Two men poured water for birds left behind in one demolished home. Some Palestinians men climbed over an Israeli armored vehicle,…
Official: Israel leans toward extending Gaza truce
Saturday, 26 July 2014 10:54
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli government official says Israel is "leaning toward" extending a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by at least four hours. The truce was to end at 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) Saturday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of sensitivity of the ongoing discussions, said Israel's government was leaning toward extending the lull. Israeli media reported that Israel's Security Cabinet would convene on Saturday night.
Cellphone "unlocking" to become legal
Friday, 25 July 2014 22:32
NEW YORK - Congress has passed a bill that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers. The law, which President Obama says he looks forward to signing, undoes a move by the Librarian of Congress in 2012. That made it a copyright violation to unlock a phone without the carrier's permission. The law passed Friday by the House of Representatives makes it…

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