A man holds up a sign that during a demonstration in support of Argentina's government outside Buenos Aires' Historical Cabildo, July 30, 2014. The sign reads "Homeland or vultures (as they call the holdout investors) - Argentina, be strong! - All with CFK (Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner)".   REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

No deal for Argentina

Argentina Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said the country offered holdout creditors the same reduced payment terms it has agreed to pay other holders of its restructured bonds, but the holdouts refused the offer.  Full Article 

House Republicans vote to sue Obama over healthcare law 7:46pm EDT

WASHINGTON - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law.

Smoke and flames are seen during Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza's Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting.  Full Article | Video 

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on the economy before the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Fed presses forward with bond buying

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve pressed ahead with its plan to wind down its bond-buying stimulus and upgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy, while reaffirming it is in no rush to raise interest rates.  Full Article 

A car drives past the remains of a spent ammunition on the suburbs of Donetsk July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Moscow fights back after sanctions

MOSCOW/KIEV - Russia fought back over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine, where fighting between Moscow-backed rebels and government troops has intensified.  Full Article 

Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) put on their protective gear before entering an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Tommy Trenchard

Liberia shuts schools, quarantines communities

DAKAR - Liberia announced the quarantine of a number of communities and the closure of schools across the country in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.  Full Article 

U.S. President Barack Obama talks about the economy at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama to Republicans: 'Stop just hatin''

KANSAS CITY Mo - President Barack Obama took his criticism of congressional Republicans for confounding his agenda to a higher pitch, appealing to them to "stop just hatin' all the time."  Full Article 

A person holds a magnifying glass over a computer screen displaying Twitter logos, in this picture illustration taken in Skopje September 10, 2013.  REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Twitter's surge revives valuation debate

The surge in Twitter's shares has revived debate about whether the stock warrants a valuation that is five times that of Facebook, its biggest rival in social media.  Full Article 

A miner covered in coal dust sits inside a mine in Choa Saidan Shah, in Pakistan's Punjab province, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Sara Farid

Mining, curfews and couch potatoes

Baltimore preps for a curfew and a new study assesses how much TV-watching makes us happy. Heather Struck highlights coverage you may have missed.   Full Article