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Hamas warns Israel against 'foolishness' after deadly strike

"This shows the occupation's desire to escalate," said Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip. "We warn the occupation against continuing this foolishness."<p>Israel said it targeted two Hamas weapon manufacturing facilities after Gaza militants fired two rockets and …

Israel

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On Why Mike Huckabee Is Choking On Those Rainbow Doritos

My sons love Doritos. Jesse is a Nachos Doritos guy, and Jason, always his own man, loves the Ranch flavored.<p>I love the It Gets Better Project. They have provided inspiration and tangible help for teens at risk for suicide. It is a cause that no one in their right mind could be against. Yes, Mike …

LGBTQI

12 Leisurely Sunday Brunch Recipes

Skip the lines and make brunch at home -- these recipes are all easy like Sunday morning.<p><b>1. Glazed Oatmeal-Maple Scones</b><p>These comforting breakfast treats are like a cross between scones and oatmeal cookies: buttery and tender on the inside, crisp and craggy on the outside, and chockfull of oats, …

Breakfast

The latest 'gay gene' study gives no comfort to homophobes

The likes of Vladimir Putin might welcome a study which finds sexual orientation may not be fixed from birth. But they are ignoring the science<p>Vladimir Putin, Robert Mugabe, Pope Francis and other anti-gay world leaders may well rejoice at new scientific research that points to homosexuality as …

More Rain Coming as South Carolina Recovers From Massive Flood

After four dry days, rain returned to South Carolina Saturday — but not in the record-breaking amounts seen last week that caused devastating floods and left nearly 20 people dead.<p>Thunderstorms in the capital of Columbia made it difficult if not impossible Saturday for residents who were evacuated …

Weather

Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians carried out two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead by police, while another two Palestinians were killed during a violent demonstration near the Gaza border fence, as a weeklong bout of violence showed no signs of slowing.<p>Jerusalem has …

Israel

Hundreds of thousands protest in Berlin against EU-U.S. trade deal | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - At least 150,000 people marched in Berlin on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they say is anti-democratic and will lower food safety, labor and environmental standards.<p>Organizers - an alliance of environmental groups, …

North Africa

Jim Carrey leads mourners at funeral of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White

Hollywood star Jim Carrey joined family and friends of his former girlfriend Cathriona White in the Irish village of Cappawhite, where she was buried after being found dead in a house in California in September<p>The Hollywood star Jim Carrey led the mourners at the funeral of his former girlfriend in …

Oregon shooting: 'lucky one' describes surviving massacre

Mathew Downing was singled out by college gunman to deliver message to police and his account offers chilling details of attack that killed nine<p>The 18-year-old college student singled out by the shooter as the "lucky one" to survive and deliver a package to police officer has told his story for the …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …