Palestinians gather near the minaret of a mosque that police said was destroyed by an Israeli Air strike in Gaza City July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Gaza toll soars as Israel continues tunnel hunt

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it was days from achieving its core goal of destroying all Islamist guerrilla cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm.  Full Article 

House Republicans vote to sue Obama over healthcare law 30 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law.

A man holds up a sign that during a demonstration in support of Argentina's government outside Buenos Aires' Historical Cabildo, July 30, 2014. The sign reads "Homeland or vultures (as they call the holdout investors) - Argentina, be strong! - All with CFK (Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner)"   REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

No deal for Argentina, default imminent

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK - Argentina Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said the country offered holdout creditors the same reduced payment terms it has agreed to pay other holders of its restructured bonds, but the holdouts refused the offer.  Full Article | Video 

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on the economy before the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Fed presses forward with bond buying

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve pressed ahead with its plan to wind down its bond-buying stimulus and upgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy, while reaffirming it is in no rush to raise interest rates.  Full Article 

Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) put on their protective gear before entering an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Tommy Trenchard

Liberia shuts schools, quarantines communities

DAKAR - Liberia announced the quarantine of a number of communities and the closure of schools across the country in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.  Full Article 

U.S. President Barack Obama talks about the economy at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama to Republicans: 'Stop just hatin''

KANSAS CITY Mo - President Barack Obama took his criticism of congressional Republicans for confounding his agenda to a higher pitch, appealing to them to "stop just hatin' all the time."  Full Article 

A person holds a magnifying glass over a computer screen displaying Twitter logos, in this picture illustration taken in Skopje September 10, 2013.  REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Twitter's surge revives valuation debate

The surge in Twitter's shares has revived debate about whether the stock warrants a valuation that is five times that of Facebook, its biggest rival in social media.  Full Article 

Mother of slain Mexican teen sues U.S. Border Patrol agents

Mother of Mexican teen killed in Mexico when U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire in 2012 files suit against Border Patrol. Nathan Frandino reports.

A miner covered in coal dust sits inside a mine in Choa Saidan Shah, in Pakistan's Punjab province, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Sara Farid

Mining, curfews and couch potatoes

Baltimore preps for a curfew and a new study assesses how much TV-watching makes us happy. Heather Struck highlights coverage you may have missed.   Full Article