A Palestinian man carries his belongings from his destroyed house in Beit Hanoun town, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during Israeli offensive, in the northern Gaza Strip July 26, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Short Gaza truce takes hold

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies.  Full Article | Video 

Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role 11:16am EDT

MOSCOW - Russia reacted angrily on Saturday 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.

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 


Shipping containers repurposed as housing

Repurposed sea cargo containers are being used to build an innovative, affordable apartment building in Washington.  Video 

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 

Gazans stock up on food during truce

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip line up at ATMs and rush to the market to stock up on food supplies as a 12-hour humanitarian truce takes effect. Vanessa Johnston reports.