An Israeli soldier loads a shell into a tank outside the northern Gaza Strip July 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israel, Gaza militants agree to a 12-hour truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM - A 12-hour humanitarian truce went into effect after Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip agreed to a U.N. request for a pause in fighting.  Full Article 

Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role 8:57am 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.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos discusses his company's new Fire smartphone at a news conference in Seattle, Washington in this file photo taken June 18, 2014.   REUTERS/Jason Redmond/Files

Investors get antsy over Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com Inc's message to investors has always been clear: trust in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. But after more than a year of mostly disappointing quarterly results, that faith is being tested.  Full Article | Video 

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 

President Barack Obama speaks about education and the economy while at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in California, July 24, 2014.        REUTERS/Larry Downing

Aide talks of Republican impeachment effort

WASHINGTON - A top White House adviser said Republicans might try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy.  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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Obama rails against corporate maneuver to evade U.S. taxes

President Obama calls for an end to an "unpatriotic tax loophole" that allows U.S. companies to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).