A Palestinian girl carries a child across rubble from a building that police said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in the Burij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip August 1, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Gaza ceasefire crumbles

A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began, with at least 50 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Israel accusing militants of firing rockets and mortars.  Full Article 

Argentina holds no positive expectations for Friday's debt hearing 8:40am EDT

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Friday the government held no positive expectations for a court hearing in New York later in the day that will discuss the South American country's debt default.

Economy

July job growth cools

WASHINGTON - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July and an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate pointed to some slack in the labor market.  Live Coverage | Full Article 

A U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee staff member enters the committee's offices with a secure attache case on Capitol Hill in Washington July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

CIA to Senate: Sorry we spied on you

WASHINGTON - The CIA conceded that it had improperly monitored computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in an investigation of interrogation tactics and secret prisons for terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.   Full Article 

Government health workers are seen during the administration of blood tests for the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Umaru Fofana

Ebola patient coming to U.S.

CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.  Full Article | Video 

Border Patrol agents watch as demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, California July 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Sam Hodgson

House immigration bill dies, while GOP bickers

WASHINGTON - A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a brewing humanitarian crisis.  Full Article 

An internally displaced woman from North Waziristan living temporarily at a school watches as a Reuters correspondent interviews refugees in Bannu, in northwest Pakistan July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Pakistani women flee fighting but are denied aid

BANNU, Pakistan - Thousands of women displaced by fighting in Pakistan are struggling to get food and other aid because they lack identity cards and conservative Muslim elders have forbidden them from going to distribution centers.  Full Article 

A salesman waits on the lot at the Burt GM auto dealer in Denver June 1, 2009.  RTEUTERS/Rick Wilking

Why we are seeing a spike in auto sales

DETROIT - The U.S. auto industry hasn’t appeared so healthy for years. Sales hit an eight-year high in June, there appears to be plenty of pent-up demand, and discounting is far from getting out of hand. But a minority on Wall Street are worried.   Full Article 

Report
Death toll mounts after Indian landlside, hopes fade for survivors

Wading through knee-deep sludge, rescuers search for more than 100 people still missing after a landslide that flattened most of an entire village near Pune, India. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Signs indicating discounted prices are seen at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles November 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Paying more than you think

Whatever you are saving at the cash register in Wal-Mart (or at McDonald’s, KFC, Target…), you are paying in taxes to feed the woman ringing you up.  Commentary