Israel launches deadliest strike in three days

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli air strikes killed eight members of a family including five children in a pre-dawn raid on Gaza.  Video | Full Article 

U.S. jobless claims fall, point to healing in labor market 9:06am EDT

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of increasing health in the labor market.

People listen to speakers at a vigil in support of refugee children and their families in Murrieta, California July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

"This isn't theater. This is a problem."

DALLAS/WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry and others that he visit the border where a child migrant crisis is unfolding.   Video | Full Article 

Employee Ana Ostoni of clothing retailer Arena Modna Kuca sweeps the floor at the company's factory in the Adriatic town of Pula July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

All work, no pay for thousands in the Balkans

ZITISTE, Serbia - In the Balkans, legal loopholes, inefficient courts and poor financial supervision allow struggling firms to skip paying wages, sometimes for months on end.  Full Article 

A Harris County Medical Examiner places one of the six bodies found in a house after several people were shot to death, into the coroner's van in the Houston suburb of Spring, in Texas early July 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Daniel Kramer

Six killed in Houston-area shooting

HOUSTON Texas - A gunman shot six people to death, four of them children, in what appeared to be a domestic dispute in a Houston, Texas, suburb.  Video | Full Article 

The headquarters of the Commerzbank AG is pictured before the bank's annual news conference in Frankfurt February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Commerzbank fine could be up to $800 million

NEW YORK - German lender Commerzbank is expected to pay between $600 million and $800 million to resolve investigations into its dealings with Iran and other countries under U.S. sanctions.  Full Article 

Cross border violence enters third day

Israel bombards Gaza on third day of offensive against rocket strikes as tanks deploy near border. Natalie Thomas reports.