Cease-fire between Hamas, Israel starts

Gaza cease fire starts

REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas started Saturday morning as diplomats worked to create a longer truce in the conflict that has…

13-year-old killed, 6 wounded in Chicago

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Gun violence flared again in Chicago when a shooter sprayed bullets outside a convenience store on the city's west side, killing a 13-year-old boy and…

Model Andrej Pejic is now a woman

Andreja Pejic

REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

As a male model, Andrej Pejic blazed trails with an androgynous look that saw him walking the runway in women's fashion shows.

Now Pejic is Andreja.

"I always…

Adam West: Ben Affleck will be a great Batman

Adam West

REUTERS/Phil McCarten

You can calm down now, Internet. Ben Affleck has gotten the original TV Batman's stamp of approval.

Adam West told People magazine at San Diego Comic-Con on…

Report: 4 journalists detained in Iran

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Concern is growing for the well-being of four journalists, three of them American citizens, apparently detained in Iran this week, according to The Washington…

McCain: Prolonged execution was 'torture'

Joseph Wood executed Arizona

Arizona DOC/KPHO

Arizona has temporarily halted executions after the prolonged death of a convicted killer during an execution described by Sen. John McCain and others as…

Lyft gets the green light in New York City

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From Lyft

If you see a pink-mustachioed automobile or two zipping around the streets of New York City Friday, you're not imagining things.

After two weeks of sparring…

Yet another child dies in a hot car

Police lights file

The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kanas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the…

Toronto SWAT team storms plane, arrests man

Police lights file

A passenger captured dramatic cell phone video of a Canadian SWAT team storming onto a Sunwing flight at Toronto's Pearson International Airport Friday. The…

More details in FSU law professor's slaying

Daniel Markel

From Florida State University

For the past week, the mystery surrounding the killing of a nationally renowned law professor has baffled family and friends from Florida to Canada.

Florida…

Obama, Central American leaders meet on immigrant youth

Obama and Central American leaders

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they're working on a "comprehensive plan" to address the underlying reasons for the surge of…

Israel, Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire

John Kerry Middle East negotiations

REUTERS/Pool

Israel and Hamas agreed to a 12-hour cease-fire starting Saturday morning, temporarily halting more than two weeks of bloodshed that has claimed more than 900…

DNA evidence collected in NYC flag caper

White flag atop Brooklyn Bridge

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New York police have collected DNA evidence in the case of nighttime acrobats who replaced two American flags atop of the Brooklyn Bridge with two white flags…

Teitel: After war's atrocity, who must pay?

It's well known that the decision to impose collective guilt on Germany at the end of the First World War was a fateful one. But even today, 100 years after…

Lawmaker mistakes US officials for representatives of India

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Jim Bourg/Reuters

Rep. Curt Clawson, a congressman for all of one month, made an embarrassing mistake this week when he confused two Obama administration officials with…

Bad drugs lead to execution controversies

Lethal injection room

CNN

Arizona spent two hours killing death row inmate Joseph Wood this week, an unusually long time for an execution. Wood's death has reopened the debate about…

'Up the Down Staircase' author dies at 103

Bel Kaufman, author of the bestselling 1960s classic "Up the Down Staircase," has died at 103.

Kaufman's digital publisher Open Road Media said the writer died…

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