A Palestinian protester places a tyre into fire during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem August 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Hamas defends Gaza ambush, violates ceasefire

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Hamas claimed responsibility for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the incident likely preceded and therefore had not violated a U.S.- and U.N.-sponsored truce.  Full Article | Video 

Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks' 01 Aug 2014

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques." | Video

Church groups take part in a protest against President Barack Obama's immigration enforcement policies outside the White House in Washington July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

House passes $694 million border-security bill

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to crack down on Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children, who are flooding to the U.S. border with Mexico, as lawmakers passed a $694 million border security bill.  Full Article | Video 

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Ebola patient coming to U.S. for treatment

A U.S. aid worker infected with Ebola while working in West Africa will be treated in a high security ward at Emory University in Atlanta.  Video | Full Article 

A Facebook logo on an iPad is reflected among source code on the LCD screen of a computer, in this photo illustration taken in Sarajevo June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Files

Student starts class action against Facebook

VIENNA - An Austrian law student appealed to a billion Facebook users around the world to join a class-action lawsuit against the social media site's alleged violations of its users' privacy.  Full Article 

Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan participates in a Council on Foreign Relations forum in Washington, March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Forcing the CIA to admit some ugly truths

Spies, if caught, are trained to deny everything -- no matter how overwhelming the evidence. CIA Director John Brennan has been doing just that.  Commentary 

NBC News anchor Brian Williams is applauded as he receives an honorary doctorate in humane letters during commencement ceremonies from George Washington University on the National Mall in Washington, May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Brian Williams' summer job? Sweaty, hard work

NEW YORK - Summer jobs: The very mention brings up memories of low pay and long hours. And for celebrities like Jason Mraz, Brian Williams, Raul De Molina and Dana Perino, their experiences were no different.  Full Article 

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"We have to bring him home": Israeli army spokesman

Israeli army spokesperson says two Israeli soldiers were killed and one captured when militants attacked soldiers searching for tunnels in Gaza. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

Signs indicating discounted prices are seen at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles November 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Paying more than you think

Whatever you are saving at the cash register in Wal-Mart (or at McDonald’s, KFC, Target…), you are paying in taxes to feed the woman ringing you up.  Commentary