Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:36:51 AM CST
Young Israelis, Gazans Live-Tweet Raw But Different Versions of Conflict
While the Israeli military and Hamas continue to fire rockets across the Israel-Gaza border today, regular citizens on both sides are using Twitter to launch a war of words about the conflict. Raw accounts of buildings being bombed and rockets going off have ...
LIVE UPDATES: Hamas says Netanyahu is searching for a way out
Israel presses ahead with Gaza offensive; calls up 16000 more reservists
Israel-Gaza conflict: July 30 as it happened
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:46:46 AM CST
Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims on Thursday, joining neighboring Liberia in imposing tough controls as the death toll from the worst-ever outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West ...
Sierra Leone Declares Health Emergency Over Ebola
Ebola outbreak: West African death toll tops 700, WHO says
US Peace Corps pulls out of West Africa as Ebola panic hits
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:33:41 AM CST
Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds controversial anti-union law
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national ...
Voter ID law upheld by Wisconsin Supreme Court
Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds registry for same-sex couples
Wisconsin Voter ID Law Is Upheld by State's Supreme Court
Ukraine declares one-day cease-fire in east; investigators reach site of airliner ... - Washington Post
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:36:17 AM CST
Ukraine declares one-day cease-fire in east; investigators reach site of airliner ...
KIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military declared a one-day cease-fire Thursday throughout eastern Ukraine in its offensive against pro-Russian rebels, two weeks after a Malaysian airliner was shot down over the region. A team of international experts made ...
Monitors Reach Flight 17 Crash Site in Ukraine After Days of Delays
MH17 crash: Tony Abbott confident of recovering bodies
Experts finally reach MH17 crash site
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:10:24 AM CST
The Speaker vs. the Shadow Speaker on the border crisis
After President Obama unveiled a proposal to address the humanitarian crisis at the border nearly four weeks ago, House Republican leaders started from the position that they would pass his proposal. That didn't last – rank-and-file GOP lawmakers soon ...
GOP-led House votes to sue Obama in first-of-its-kind lawsuit
Boehner: 'No Plans to Impeach Obama'
Speaker Boehner: Democratic fundraiser No. 1
Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:26:45 AM CST
Jonnie Williams paints McDonnells as broke, willing to make a deal
RICHMOND -- Wealthy businessman Jonnie Williams retook the stand to begin day four of the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. Williams, who until recently was the CEO of Star Scientific, is the ...
Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell's wife 'sought gifts'
Jonnie Williams Sr. takes the witness stand
Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial
Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:47:21 AM CST
US jobless aid applications rise to 302000
FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits ...
How states fared on unemployment benefit claims
Jobless Claims in US in Past Month Drop to Eight-Year Low
Monthly average of jobless benefits claims hits eight-year low
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:43:28 AM CST
New York Daily News
Justin Bieber Posts Picture of Orlando Bloom Crying
Don't expect the feud between Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom to die down anytime soon. On Wednesday - less than 24 hours after Bloom tried to punch Bieber in an Ibiza nightclub - the 20-year-old posted a taunting picture on Instagram of Bloom crying.
Justin Bieber posts picture of Orlando Bloom crying after Ibiza fight reports
'He never looked at her the same'
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:29:18 AM CST
A's acquire Jon Lester, send Cespedes to Boston
Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick in 2015, according to two baseball officials with direct knowledge of the trade. The officials spoke to USA ...
Reports: Jon Lester Has Been Traded to the Oakland Athletics
MLB trade tracker: A's load up rotation with Jon Lester
In a bold move ahead of the postseason, A's trade for a bona-fide ace in Jon Lester
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:45:54 AM CST
New York Daily News
Jesse Ventura vs. Chris Kyle: A case where no one won
Jesse Ventura just walked away from a defamation lawsuit against late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle with $1.845 million. But the former Minnesota governor and WWE Hall of Famer is clearly walking away with some damage to his reputation as well. A Minnesota ...
The Ventura Verdict
Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over
APNewsBreak: Ventura Passage to Be Cut From Book