Smoke rises from Gaza port after a series of explosions in Gaza City July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Israel digs in for long fight

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip after Prime Minister Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave.  Full Article 

Asia stocks reach three-year peak, China on the rise 2:18am EDT

SYDNEY - Asian shares touched fresh three-year highs on Tuesday as investors in the region drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets, though caution was warranted given the torrent of U.S. economic news still to come this week.

Russian servicemen perform during a naval parade rehearsal in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

West hits Russia with more sanctions

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - U.S. and European leaders agreed to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.  Full Article 

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL) (R) announce bipartisan legislation to address problems in the VA healthcare system, at the Capitol in Washington, July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Veteran funding deal allots $17 billion

WASHINGTON - Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in Congress said they had struck a rare compromise deal on legislation that provides about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers.  Full Article 

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An American suicide bomber in Syria

Video has been released by Jihadists in Syria purporting to show U.S citizen, Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, getting ready to carry out a suicide bombing.  Video 

Sold homes are seen in the southwest area of Portland, Oregon March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

Zillow, Trulia under one roof

What Zillow and Trulia's $3.5 billion online real estate merger says about the prospects for a boom in marketing homes over the internet.  Video 

Israeli medical personnel prepare smallpox vaccines in the ministry of health in Jerusalem January 2, 2003. REUTERS/Yossi Zamir/FLASH’90

How to avoid a pandemic

Over the past two months, a series of mishaps at the CDC and NIH has alarmed the scientific community. The common theme surrounding all of them is human error.  Commentary 

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Judge tentatively clears way for $2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers

July 28 - Los Angeles Judge tentatively clears way for $2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers from Sterling family to Microsoft's Steve Ballmer. John Russell reports.