U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obama health care law 1:37pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Two federal judicial panels on Tuesday delivered conflicting rulings on how the government subsidizes premiums through President Barack Obama's healthcare law, creating more uncertainty over signature legislation that has been dogged by challenges from Republicans and other conservatives.

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Coca-Cola sales miss estimates on flat North America growth 1:53pm EDT

- Coca-Cola Co is still grappling with a problem even as sales of traditional Coke rise in North America: U.S. consumers are drinking less diet soda.

McDonald's profit falls on weak U.S., European sales 1:36pm EDT

- Quarterly profit at McDonald's Corp fell more than expected after established restaurants in its struggling U.S. division turned in a third straight quarterly sales decline and results from Europe also logged a surprise drop.

An Israeli Apache helicopter fires flares above Israel near the border with the northern Gaza Strip July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel pounds Gaza despite peace efforts

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting.  Full Article | Related Story 

A customer walks out from a McDonald's store in Tokyo July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

China food scandal drags in big brands

SHANGHAI - The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in Starbucks, Burger King and others, as well as some McDonald's products as far away as Japan.  Full Article | Video 

People standing among supporters wearing signs listen to speakers at the start of a week-long hunger strike by seven people, who said they were supporting immigrant children and their families fleeing violence and poverty in Central America, in Los Angeles, California July 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Wave of migrant children poses court challenge

WASHINGTON - A deluge of Central American children pouring into the United States threatens to burst the seams of already overstuffed immigration courts, and President Barack Obama's steps to ease the crisis are likely to make matters worse.  Full Article 

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waves as she leaves the Itamaraty Palce after the 6th BRICS summit and the Union of South American Nations in Brasilia July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Argentina in a debt standoff

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's unflinching poker face in the battle against "holdout" investors suing the country is increasing the odds that her government will default at the end of this month.  Full Article 

A convoy of the Iraqi security forces is seen during a patrol, as smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State fighters, in Diyala province July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Islamic State continues march towards Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.  Full Article 

Ryan Taylor, the Democratic candidate for North Dakota agriculture commissioner, repairs a cattle fence with a rope tie on his 2,900-acre ranch in Towner, North Dakota, June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

A race to determine oil's future in North Dakota

TOWNER, North Dakota - North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.  Full Article 

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Brawl breaks out in Ukrainian parliament over downed plane

Fists fly during a meeting of Ukraine's parliament as deputies vote on increasing the number of troops battling pro-Russian separatists who they accuse of downing a Malaysian Airlines flight. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).