A Palestinian stone-thrower kicks a tyre set ablaze during clashes with Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz during a protest against the Israeli offensive on Gaza July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel rejects ceasefire plan as death toll nears 850

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel has rejected international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, a government source said, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said no formal proposals had yet been put forward.  Full Article 

Wall St. closes lower on Amazon, Visa; S&P's weekly gain erased 4:31pm EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday in a broad consumer discretionary-led selloff after Visa and Amazon, a pair of closely watched bellwether names, reported disappointing results.

People watch Russian servicemen taking part in a naval parade rehearsal in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, July 25, 2014. Russia will mark Navy Day on July 27. REUTERS/Stringer

EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia

BRUSSELS - The European Union reached outline agreement to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behavior in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.  Full Article 

A undated handout released on July 25, 2014 by ECPAD, the French Army Communication Audiovisual office, shows the crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 near the northern Mali town of Gossi.  REUTERS/ECPAD/Handout via Reuters

Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash

PARIS - Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 118 people on board.  Full Article 

President Barack Obama speaks about education and the economy while at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in California, July 24, 2014.        REUTERS/Larry Downing

Aide talks of Republican impeachment effort

WASHINGTON - A top White House adviser said Republicans might try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy.  Full Article 

Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter in their NFL football game in Denver, Colorado September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The problem with being a female football fan

While Augusts past have been a time of feverish Fantasy Football drafting and handwringing hope for my beloved Pats’ upcoming season, my enthusiasm now wavers. The NFL’s attitude toward women has never been quite so apparent as it is now.  Commentary 

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Rare natural quadruplet pregnancy is 'one in millions'

A Colorado woman is expecting guadruplets and she didn't use fertility treatments, in a pregancy so rare her doctor says it's "one in millions". Mana Rabiee reports.