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Israel rallies behind army in Gaza war
By Crispian Balmer KFAR AZAR Israel (Reuters) - When 20-year-old Israeli soldier Daniel Pomerantz died in a Hamas ambush in the Gaza Strip, his small village near Tel Aviv decided they finally needed a cemetery to bury their dead. When
EU reaches preliminary deal on Russia sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ambassadors have reached a preliminary deal on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies.
Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June
U.S. durable goods orders rebound, core capital goods rise
The Commerce Department said on Friday durable
Cyprus passes 5th bailout review
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus international creditors say the countrys bailout program is making good progress as fiscal targets have been comfortably met, welfare reform has move forward and more steps have been taken to shore up the weak banking
Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June led by solid gain in business investment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June led by solid gain in business investment.
US agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.
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Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits
Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following persistent disruptive editing.
Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.
S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient
A hunt is launched in Sierra Leones capital, Freetown, for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives.
VIDEO: UNRWA 'not informed' before attack
UN agency UNRWA says it was not informed before one of its shelters was attacked in Beit Hanoun.
Team Sky keen to retain Wiggins
Team Sky want to keep Sir Bradley Wiggins despite the riders comments that he is done with road racing.
VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman
Americas longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.
Russia's surprise interest rate rise
Russias central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and geopolitical tension.
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The week in 30 photos
Car dealer gives refund ... in pennies
A college student in Florida is outraged after she received a refund from a car dealer ... in pennies.
'50 Shades' of ... lame?
Whos moaning in 50 Shades of Grey trailer? CNNs Jeanne Moos checks the temperature of the steamy scenes.
Obama's foreign policy problem
Crossfires S.E. Cupp compares Obamas foreign policy strategy to that of an indecisive driver.
Cruise ship horror stories
Travelers tell of raw sewage, rape and death aboard cruise ships at a hearing for a Cruise Passenger Protection bill.
You won't believe what this cat did
Shelter cat Zeke crept into an employees office and called 911 while she was at lunch. Max Winitz of WWSB reports.
See through walls on ... your iPhone!
Invasive or awesome? A new device turns your iPhone into a thermal imaging sensor.
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Police seek motive behind gunfight between patient, doctor at Pa. hospital
No description.
Florida woman chomps would-be purse-snatcher
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Disney guy's death threat tape
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Jennette: I'm no role model
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How much sleep do you need?
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'UNBREAKABLE MEN' Special-ops veterans work to end child exploitation
Watson supercomputer helps military personnel transition to civilian life
Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app
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Veteran Kurdish politician elected president of Iraq
BAGHDAD — A veteran Kurdish politician was elected president of Iraq on Thursday, as political leaders moved a step closer to forming a new government that will face the momentous task of repairing the deep divisions that are tearing the
Air Algerie plane disappears from radar in west Africa; 116 on board
A flight operated by Air Algerie and carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday, the plane’s owner said, according to reports. Swiftair, a private Spanish airline, said the plane carrying 110 passengers and
WorldViews: What jihadists are doing in Syria and Iraq while Gaza grabs the headlines
The world is transfixed by the conflict in Gaza, as the death tolls of both Palestinians and Israelis killed in the fighting continue to rise. It has animated global public opinion and sparked protests in myriad far-flung cities. Read full article
Iraq’s Kurds want U.S. help to hold off Islamic State extremists
IRBIL, Iraq — Each day, Kurdish security forces­ in northern Iraq skirmish with fearsomely armed Islamic State militants along their new, nearly 650-mile border. The Kurds have held their own so far. But without new arms supplies or financial assistance,
New government in Iraq is an ‘ongoing process,’ Obama administration says
The ongoing effort to form a new government in Iraq “now has traction,” the Obama administration told Congress Wednesday, with the appointment of a new parliamentary speaker and an emerging consensus to install a federalist system that will give local
U.S.-Israel ties help and hinder American efforts to secure a cease-fire
JERUSALEM – In life, Max Steinberg was known for his courage, athletic prowess and love of Bob Marley songs, his family and friends told an estimated 30,000 people who attended his military funeral on Wednesday. In death, Sgt. Steinberg represented
Two Ukrainian military jets shot down over rebel-held area
TOREZ, Ukraine — Separatists fighting the Kiev government claimed responsibility for shooting down two warplanes Wednesday over eastern Ukraine near where a passenger airliner crashed last week after being struck by a missile. Read full article >>
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U.S. durable goods orders rebound, core capital goods rise
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in June, pointing to momentum in the economy at the end of the second quarter.
EU reaches preliminary deal on Russia economic sanctions
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement on Friday to push ahead with hard-hitting economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but details remained to be worked out, diplomats said.
Bad weather likely cause of fatal Air Algerie crash: French officials
PARIS (Reuters) - Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 116 people on board, French officials said on Friday.
Lower printer sales hurt Xerox's revenue
(Reuters) - Xerox Corp reported a 2 percent fall in second-quarter revenue, hurt by lower demand in its printing business.
Australia to send 100 extra police, troops to Ukraine: PM Abbott
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will send 100 additional police and some defense force personnel to Europe to join a planned Dutch-led international security force to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday.
Insight: GM recalls far from calamity for some dealers who find new customers, business
FOX LAKE Ill. (Reuters) - The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. It conjured visions of worried, frustrated
China probes more than 25,000 people for graft in first half of year
BEIJING (Reuters) - China investigated more than 25,000 people for corruption in the first six months of 2014, state media said on Friday, amid a nationwide crackdown on graft.
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Palestinians call for 'Day of Rage' after Israeli strike
Security in Jerusalem and the West Bank was beefed up Friday as Israel braced for more protests.     
Obama: FAA took 'prudent action' in Israel
President Obama says Israel answered questions about flight safety.       
French president: No survivors in Air Algerie crash
French troops were able to recover one of the planes two black boxes.       
Russia fires artillery over border at Ukrainian targets
U.S. officials call Russian military action a clear escalation of hostilities.       
Surgeons in India remove 232 teeth from teen
The 17-year-old had been suffering from jaw pain and swelling for more than 18 months.       
5 craziest crimes of the week
Two suspects in apparent need of anger management make the list this week.       
Man runs toward wildfire to survive blaze
Mark Nelson survived by crawling on a hilltop and letting the flames roll past him.       
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10-Month-Old Left in Hot Car Dies in Wichita
Police were questioning two men in a house that neighbors described as a foster home.
'Unexpected': Dentist's Surprise at Teen's 232 Teeth
An Indian teenager suffering from a rare condition had 232 teeth removed by dental surgeons. The boys father said he had experienced burning pain.
Friday's Top 7 News Stories
From the discovery of the missing Algerian plane over Africa to increased protests in Gaza, see the stories we’re following.
WATCH: Iraq Militants Blow Up Jonah's Tomb
ISIS militants blew up a revered mosque in Mosul said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah, who was swallowed by a whale in a biblical story.
Israel Mulls Truce, Expanding Offensive: AP Source
Palestinian health official says Gaza death toll has risen to 808, including 115 Palestinians killed Thursday. Thirty-four Israelis have been killed.
Israel Braces for 'Day of Rage' After Deadly Overnight Protests
Israeli forces were put on high alert as demonstrations were planned at mosques after Friday prayers in a sign of solidarity with Gaza.
Give Us Humanitarian Corridor for Wounded, UN Pleads
The World Health Organization said that four hospitals had been damaged in the conflict that began on July 8.
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Paul Ryan’s Proposal Would Consolidate Existing Programs
A proposal from Representative Paul D. Ryan, the chairman of the Budget Committee, seeks to consolidate various programs into one that shifts most implementation to states.
Tax Policy: Paul Ryan’s Proposal Hints at Change in Tone on Poverty
His new plan would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit to a larger group of people, essentially making a low-wage job more attractive.
Conservatives Write an Assertive New Script to Fight Abortion
Social conservatives are moving to put abortion at the center of the midterm elections, despite warnings from other Republicans to tread lightly on social issues.
Mapping Drought’s Spread Across the U.S.
Maps and charts, updated weekly, show the extent of an intensifying drought in the West and Southwest.
ArtsBeat: Venice Film Festival Announces Lineup
The festival, which runs from Aug. 27 through Sept. 6, features 55 films, 20 of which are in competition.
Movie Review: ‘Magic in the Moonlight’: Another Woody Allen Odd Couple
In Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight,” a magician is summoned to the French Riviera to expose a young clairvoyant who has won over a rich family.
Airstrike Hits School Sheltering Gaza Civilians
The Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza said 10 people had been killed and “a large number”wounded at the school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip.
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Poll: One Third of Americans Want Obama Impeached
But solid majority would oppose a move sought by some conservatives
Morning Must Reads: July 25
In the news: Secretary of State John Kerry proposes plan to halt the fighting in the Gaza Strip; Obama Administration considers refugee status for Honduras; Veteran Affairs reform efforts break up; New Jersey Governor Chris Christie battered by fellow Republican
BSkyB to Create Multinational European TV Network
(LONDON) — London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving Rupert Murdoch’s 21st
Islamist Militants Raze Ancient Shrine in Mosul
The monument to the purported burial place of the prophet Younis was erected around 1393
6 Veggies You Only Think You Don’t Like
Brussels sprouts, broccoli, beets—yuck! Not so fast. Using a different cooking technique can totally transform the vegetables you thought you hated into mouthwatering sides you’ll want to make again and again. Here are 6 nutrient-packed vegetables you can instantly make
Your Great Grandmother’s Exposure to Pesticides Could Be Making You Obese
The effects of pesticides can span three generations, according to the latest research
Feel Good Friday: 12 Fun Photos to Start Your Weekend
From inflatable toads to Taiwanese frog men, heres a handful of photos to get your weekend started right
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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Friday, July 25, 2014
Good morning Long Island. Welcome to the LI Now Live post for Friday, July 25, 2014. 
Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant
Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, as Israels Security Cabinet was to meet later in the day to decide whether to
G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks
Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
SPCA: Dog 'couldn't walk' after found in abandoned Lindenhurst house
A dog was found in an abandoned house in Lindenhurst, its matted fur and nails so overgrown that the animal no longer knows how to walk correctly, the Suffolk County SPCA said.
Lawmakers seek delay on teacher certification test
Graduates from teaching colleges are passing a new certification test aligned to the Common Core at a lower rate than in past years, prompting a new call for a delay in using the higher standards for another evaluation.
Gunman kills Huntington Station man expecting 1st child
A Huntington Station man expecting his first child was killed and another injured when an assailant fired shots at a group of people Wednesday night, authorities said.
In Brooklyn Bridge flag caper, NYPD does forensic tests to find culprits
NYPD investigators were doing forensic tests -- including those for possible DNA evidence -- of the two white flags placed atop the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this week as efforts continued to find those responsible for the caper, law enforcement officials
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