Lawmakers struggle to approve $225M for Israel’s Iron Dome

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:43
Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end. "Let's stop playing games," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican, calling the assistance a necessity for the "life-or-death struggle Israel faces." Graham and other supporters made their comments as Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment yet in the four-week war against…
Ebola victim planned August trip to Minnesota, wife says
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:43
View gallery.Patrick Sawyer with one of his three daughters (KSTP-TV) A former Minnesota resident infected with the Ebola virus who traveled from Liberia to Nigeria before he died from the disease had planned to visit family back in the United States next month. Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old father of three, sparked a global health scare when it was discovered that he had transported the virus across borders in Africa, and news of his plans to…
Colo. court halts gay marriages in Boulder
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:43
Colorado's Supreme Court ordered Boulder County to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while an appeal from the state attorney general is heard. The court ruled Tuesday in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get Boulder to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The court will hear the appeal, and it is ordering Boulder to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex…
Body found in wheel well of U.S. plane
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:43
The U.S. military has found the body of an adolescent male trapped in a compartment above the landing gear of a C-130 aircraft following a trip to Africa, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The Pentagon said the body was found at Ramstein Air Base in Germany during a routine post-flight maintenance inspection on Sunday. The plane traveled from Germany to Senegal, Mali, Chad, Tunisia and Sicily before landing in Ramstein on a trip that lasted…
Twitter's user growth beats targets, shares skyrocket
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:50
By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc's monthly active users rose a better-than-expected 24 percent in the second quarter as the online messaging service mostly succeeded in stemming a dwindling pace of growth, sending its shares soaring almost 30 percent. Twitter, which has battled to reverse a steady decline in its once-heady pace of user growth, saw users increase to 271 million, still dwarfed by rival Facebook Inc's 1.3 billion.
Wall Street ends down; Twitter rallies after-hours
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:49
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose slightly at the open on Tuesday following better-than-expected results from companies such as Pfizer and Merck and ahead of data on consumer sentiment. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 24.25 points or 0.14 percent, to 17,006.84, the S&P 500 gained 2.96 points or 0.15 percent, to 1,981.87 and the Nasdaq Composite added 10.57 points or 0.24 percent, to 4,455.47. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Bernadette Baum)FinanceInvestment &…
NASA maps geysers on Saturn moon
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:47
Plumes of water ice and vapor shoot up from the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this two-image mosaic taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in November 2009.
Neil Patrick Harris promotes digital art
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:47
Neil Patrick Harris teams with LG Electronics' "Art of Pixel Campaign" as a competition adviser for digital art students.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Facebook: Get Messenger app or else
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:47
Mobile users who want to message friends will have to download the Messenger app in addition to the core Facebook app. STORY HIGHLIGHTSFacebook reminding mobile users to download Messenger appSoon, users won't be able to message using main Facebook appThe move has been happening for months
U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions over Ukraine
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:47
STORY HIGHLIGHTSDutch Justice Ministry says fighting has prevented international teams from accessing siteHead of the Dutch mission says recovering victims' remains is still their top priorityFighting in the area of the crash site has forced investigators to turn back for past two daysEU is considering further sanctions against Russian interests over Ukraine Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) -- International investigators and observers were again prevented from reaching the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on…

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