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But the two sides appeared no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.
Aug. 11, 2014
Embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is taking his effort to keep his post to the courts after announcing he will file a legal complaint against the country's newly elected president.
Aug. 11, 2014
A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people confronted police who sought to block off access to several areas of the city.
Aug. 11, 2014
A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.
Aug. 11, 2014
Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.
Aug. 11, 2014
To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.
Aug. 11, 2014
About 25 percent of people with macular degeneration in both eyes develop clinical depression. But developing strategies for staying engaged in passions and people may cut that risk by more than half.
Aug. 11, 2014
If you think that an artificial eye looks like a big glass marble, you're not alone. And you're wrong. We visit the people who made a prosthetic eye for a 5-year-old boy who lost an eye to cancer.
Aug. 11, 2014
The French phrase mise-en-place means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals, its organizing principles are also a way of life.
Aug. 11, 2014
Tony Stewart did not take part in Sunday's NASCAR race at Watkins Glen. He withdrew before the start of the race, hours after killing a dirt track racer during a race in upstate New York on Saturday.
Aug. 10, 2014
Conflict and terrorism can be good for business — if your business is teaching people to avoid kidnapping, use a barrette to get out of handcuffs or escape from the trunk of a car.
Aug. 10, 2014
An Illinois high school banned Alva Earley from graduating in 1959 after he attended a picnic in a park off-limits to blacks. This weekend, the school district corrected that injustice.
Aug. 10, 2014
A Cape Cod treatment center says it is breaking addiction's hold — and saving money — by offering newly released patients daily, or even hourly, coaching by paid consultants.
Aug. 10, 2014
The country's prime minister for the past decade has said he wants to expand the powers of the until-now largely ceremonial post.
Aug. 10, 2014
The second of three so-called "supermoons" this year can be seen under clear skies tonight, but some argue the term is a bit of a stretch.
Aug. 10, 2014
An analysis of federal data by a University of Oregon sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.
Aug. 10, 2014
An 18-year-old man identified as Michael Brown, who was reportedly unarmed, was shot several times and killed on Saturday in what police say was a struggle that ensued after he assaulted an officer.
Aug. 10, 2014
Guinea denied earlier reports that it had closed its border with neighboring Liberia, but sources on the scene say trucks are blocking the crossings.
Aug. 10, 2014
Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.
Aug. 10, 2014
The Israeli premier told a Cabinet meeting on Sunday that the military operation in Gaza would continue and that truce talks would be off the table until Hamas stops firing rockets over the border.
Aug. 10, 2014

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