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Cracks appear in Democratic-Jewish alliance in wake of Iran agreement

Many U.S. Jewish leaders are unnerved both by the new Iran nuclear agreement and the public falling out between President Barack Obama and his Israeli counterpart, developments that are creating a rift in the durable alliance between Jews and the Democratic Party in the run-up to the 2016 elections.<p>…

Egypt sacks 41 judges for 'supporting' Brotherhood

Egypt's state media reports that a disciplinary court has ordered 41 judges into compulsory retirement for supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, the latest move in a sweeping crackdown on political dissent.<p>The Disciplinary Council headed by Nabil Zaki, a judge, did not immediately release the …

Human Rights

7 Beliefs That Make It Harder for You to Lose Weight

<b>All Calories Are Equal</b><br>It sounds logical: Subtract a certain number of calories via dieting or exercise, and voila—instant weight loss. Not so fast. Calories in versus calories out is part of it, but it also comes down to what foods and nutrients the calories are coming from, says Kohn. Calories …

In The West Bank, Living Side By Side — But Agreeing On Nothing

No matter how much you've read about the struggle for land in the Middle East, it deepens your understanding to visit an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.<p>The Israeli settlements, founded in areas that Israel captured in the 1967 Six-Day War, raise some of the more contentious issues in the …

Israel

What to Do If You Get Nauseous When You Exercise

<b>"Please, Make It Stop!"</b><br>First, do some triage: Does it feel like "I ate too many cookies" or more like "I'm gonna toss my cookies"? The former you may be able to push through, though perhaps at a lower intensity. You may also try mixing up your workout to be less "bouncy," coming back to those …

Robocops being used as traffic police in Congo

Solar-powered robots have been introduced to ease Kinshasa's hectic traffic<p>In the teeming capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, where drivers often flout traffic rules, five chunky, arm-waving robots equipped with cameras and lights have been set up to watch over the roads.<p>The solar-powered …

NHL player traded closer to home after 11-year-old daughter's letter goes viral

The day of the trading deadline in any sport is always the most cold-hearted day of the year, when players are uprooted from their homes and sent far from their families as part of an organization's relentless pursuit of a title or a rebuild.<p>But on Monday, one NHL trade helped bring a family closer …

'Radicalized' father of Australian boy holding severed head has mental illness

A proud father's boast accompanies an image the U.S. secretary of state on Tuesday called "one of the most disturbing, stomach-turning, grotesque photographs ever displayed."<p>"That's my boy," Khaled Sharrouf wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of his 7-year-old son using both hands to hold up a man's …

Hackers confused Iranian scientist by blaring AC/DC in nuke lab

LAS VEGAS — Call it black hacker humor. With a twist.<p>During a thoroughly detailed and far ranging talk about hacking and malware propagation at the Black Hat conference attended by 2,000 in a massive conference room at the Mandalay Bay Wednesday, legendary computer security visionary Mikko Hypponen …

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Ukraine fails to break stalemate with pro-Russian protesters in east

Arseniy Yatsenyuk promises devolution to local government in hope of staving off demands for their independence from Kiev<p>Ukraine's interim prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, attempted and failed on Friday to break a tense deadlock in the country's east, where armed pro-Russian protesters have …