GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes and militants kept up rocket fire in Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials say has killed at least 53 people. Full Article
HOUSTON - At least six people were shot to death, including four children, in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, on Wednesday, with the suspected gunmen in a standoff with dozens of police after going on a slow-speed chase through residential neighborhoods.
The world's largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs. Full Article
RIO DE JANEIRO - Argentina reached their first World Cup final in 24 years, beating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties after the first scoreless semi in the tournament's history. Full Article
Well drilling companies are in high demand as farmers scramble to irrigate their crops through California's record drought. Linda So reports. Video