A relative of Lebanese national Manji Hasan holds up his mobile phone displaying a picture of Manji and his children, who the family said were all on board Air Algerie flight AH 5017, in the southern Lebanese village of Hariss July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Wreckage of Air Algerie flight spotted

BAMAKO - Mali's president said that the wreckage of a missing Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers had been spotted in his country's desert north.  Full Article | Related Story 

U.S. jobless claims hit more than eight-year low, but home sales tumble 1:55pm EDT

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.

A relative of Palestinians whom medics said were killed in Israeli shelling at a U.N-run school sheltering Palestinian refugees, reacts at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Fifteen dead in Israeli shelling of Gaza school

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 750   Full Article | Slideshow 

An armed pro-Russian separatist guards a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

EU sanctions target state-owned Russia banks

BRUSSELS - The European Union would target state-owned Russian banks vital to financing Moscow's faltering economy in the most serious sanctions so far over the Ukraine crisis.  Full Article 

A row of candy bars manufactured by Hershey is seen in a vending machine in Washington June 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Hershey: Chocolate price hike may sour sales

NEW YORK - Hershey, one of the world's best known names in chocolate, expects its first price hike in three years to crimp short term sales, but over the long haul the popularity of chocolate will prevail, the company's chief executive said.  Full Article 

The Chevrolet logo and the U.S. flag are seen in Gaithersburg, Maryland May 1, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

GM's profit falls on recall costs

DETROIT - General Motors reported a much lower second-quarter profit due to numerous recalls and the expected cost of at least $400 million for a compensation fund for those killed or injured by a defective ignition switch.  Full Article | Video 

A barbed wire fence surrounding a military area is pictured in the forest in Stare Kiejkuty village in northeastern Poland, in this August 16, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

CIA ran secret jail in Poland

WARSAW - The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington's closest allies, to break its long silence about the global program for detaining al Qaeda suspects.  Full Article