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  • Hamas and Israel extend cease-fire by five days

    Hamas and Israel extend cease-fire by five days
    Warring parties in the Gaza Strip agreed to extend their cease-fire by five more days, negotiators announced late Wednesday, moments before a previous truce was due to expire. But the brinkmanship — and a brief flare-up of hostilities —...
  • Renewed Israel, Palestinian truce off to shaky start

    Renewed Israel, Palestinian truce off to shaky start
    Israel and the Palestinians renewed a truce that had largely tempered a five-week-old war, but the deal got off to a shaky start on Thursday with rockets from Gaza slamming into Israel and Israel retaliating with air strikes. Hamas, which denied...
  • Apple releases its first workplace-diversity report

    CUPERTINO, Calif. Apple's workforce may be 70 percent male and 55 percent white, but the company still managed Tuesday to hand in one of the most impressive diversity scorecards in Silicon Valley. In revealing for the first time the demographic breakdown...
  • Planned U.S. cyber warfare program could hurt innocent countries: Snowden

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A developing U.S. cyber security program would not only hunt down and halt potential computer attacks but also strike back without staff oversight, according to former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden. In an...
  • Gay rodeo steers for inclusiveness, fun

    TALLMADGE, Ohio It doesn't matter if a person is gay, straight, male, female, black, white or even purple, said organizers and participants of Gay Games 9. No one faces discrimination during the 10-day LGBT event held in Augest in Northeast Ohio. Even...
  • Facebook: Free, until it isn't

    A recent decision by Facebook to limit the content we see in our newsfeeds could have far-reaching and potentially deleterious unintended consequences for the global nonprofit and advocacy communities. When the ubiquitous social network changed its...
  • Backlash after Iran's Rouhani calls foes of nuclear deal 'cowards'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani found himself in a political firestorm Tuesday, the day after he denounced his hard-line critics as “political cowards” who oppose his efforts to reach an agreement with the West over the country's nuclear...
  • George Clooney Turns Spotlight on War Criminals in South Sudan

    Almost four years ago, George Clooney looked up at the East African stars and wondered why no one was looking back. "About nine people had just been slaughtered in a town near us, so we're sleeping out in the desert," he recounted to Variety from his...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION LOS ANGELES Though Robin Williams quit cocaine and alcohol unassisted in 1982, he looked to rehab for help years later Robin Williams' public life had a quiet personal current running through it for decades: his struggles with cocaine and alcohol...
  • Egypt authorities likely committed crimes against humanity, group says

    Egypt authorities likely committed crimes against humanity, group says
    A leading international human rights group asserted Tuesday that Egyptian authorities likely committed crimes against humanity in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators last August, most of them supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi...
  • Gaza ceasefire talks 'difficult' but truce holds

    Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are "difficult", Palestinian delegates said on Tuesday, while Israeli officials said no progress had been made so far and fighting could soon resume. As a 72-hour ceasefire held for a...