U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling' militia violence 12:54pm EDT

TRIPOLI - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across the border to Tunisia after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow July 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S.

MOSCOW - Russia reacted angrily to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime.  Full Article 

Argentina's Economy Ministry's Legal and Technical Secretary Federico Thea (2nd L) arrives at the office of a court-appointed mediator for a meeting on Argentina's dispute with holdout investors over its sovereign debt, in New York July 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Default looms as time runs out for debt deal

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina looks set to default on its debt for the second time in 12 years next Thursday as negotiations with "holdout" investors seemingly go nowhere, though a last minute deal can't be discounted.  Full Article 

Judge Clay Jenkins speaks to Customs and Border control at the border at McAllen, Texas, in this handout photo taken July 2, 2014, courtesy of Dallas County.  REUTERS/Dallas County/Handout via Reuters

Top Texas official opens arms to immigrants

DALLAS - Images of protesters trying to stop buses loaded with illegal immigrants may dominate the news, but in the heart of Texas, one county judge is taking on friends and foes by trying to find shelter for child migrants flooding across the U.S. border.  Full Article 

The exploded view of the home button which doubles as a fingerprint sensor is seen on an image of the new iPhone 5S at Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data

SAN FRANCISCO - Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week.  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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Israeli soldiers reunite briefly with families

Some Israeli soldiers are allowed to spend a few hours with their families during a 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza, while others mourn the deaths of their loved-ones. Vanessa Johnston reports.