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DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents'

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as "unprivileged belligerents" if they …

Israel Reveals That Steven Sotloff Was Also an Israeli Citizen

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As President Obama confirmed the authenticity of the video showing the execution of journalist …

Israel shows evidence of rocket fire from Gaza schools

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The Israeli military has provided its most detailed assessment yet of the conduct and impact of the Gaza war, including photographs indicating that militants stored and fired rockets from schools and a breakdown of the toll inflicted on Hamas.<p>Palestinian militants from the …

Palestinians put Gaza reconstruction cost at $7.8 billion | Reuters

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Rebuilding Gaza will cost $7.8 billion, the Palestinian Authority said on Thursday, in the most comprehensive assessment yet of damage from a seven-week war with Israel during which whole neighborhoods and vital infrastructure were flattened.<p>Palestinians sit atop the …

Al-Qaeda fighters along Israel’s border in Golan Heights give Israelis new cause for concern

For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaeda fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more ominous — that they could become the …

Time running out in Gaza cease-fire between Israel and Hamas

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to extend the current Gaza cease-fire by 24 hours, Gamal Shobky, the Palestinian Authority ambassador to Egypt, said Monday.<p>An Israeli government official confirmed the extension to CNN. The cease-fire is now set to expire at midnight Tuesday ( 5 p.m. …

Putin gives mixed message on Ukraine as key vote approaches amid clashes

New clashes erupted in eastern Ukraine as the divided country prepared for presidential elections this weekend, raising the question of whether pro-Russian forces sought to disrupt the vote in a move that the United States and its European allies say would trigger tougher sanctions on …

Philippines says China appears to be building airstrip on disputed reef | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines accused China on Wednesday of reclaiming land on a reef in disputed islands in the South China Sea, apparently to build an airstrip, only a day after Washington described Beijing’s actions in the region as “provocative”.<p>If confirmed, the airstrip would be the …

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How to Be Popular, ’50s Style: ‘Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek’

When 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen had trouble fitting in at middle school, she looked to a popularity guide from 1951 for answers. Read an excerpt …

Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on …

Samsung running out of time against Apple in court

With a little more than a week to go in the month-long patent trial between Apple and Samsung, time is running out quickly. Both sides get 25 hours each to call up, and cross-examine one another's witnesses — and Samsung's running low. By the end of the day the company had a little under four hours …

Now a 'Pollen Vortex'? Wild Weather May Mean Allergy Nightmare

If the constant cold weren’t enough, a brutal winter has many speculating that the polar vortex will be replaced by a “pollen vortex,” leaving allergy sufferers sniffling and miserable.<p>Alesia Kotek is ready for the worst. She and her 13-year-old daughter Caitlin share allergies to grass and trees — …

This Music Is Designed to Help You Relax and Sleep

The right kind of music can soothe us into a perfect state of relaxation. Add this scientifically-based, hour-long video to your nighttime playlist …

MH370: Underwater Search Vessel Forced to Resurface After Technical Issue

The underwater vessel searching for traces of the missing Malaysian jet resurfaced Wednesday to fix a technical issue, but then redeployed again.<p>While on deck, its data were downloaded, the Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre said.<p>"Bluefin-21 ... is currently continuing its underwater …