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Hamas, Israel Reach Long-Term Cease-Fire Deal

<b>(This post was last updated at 12:47 p.m. ET.)</b><p>After seven weeks of intense fighting that's killed more than 2,000 people, Hamas and Israel have announced a long-term cease-fire deal.<p>Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas made the announcement in Ramallah on Tuesday, saying both sides will …

Militarization of the Police, Fargo Edition

We thought North Dakota was too sensible for this.<p>The stormtrooper look by law enforcement in Missouri has usefully brought into focus the long-term trend of police forces morphing into military units. For previous installments and a reading list, see here and here.<p>Today's photo, courtesy of …

Abbott speech: Adelaide protesters confront police and tear down fence

Protesters have torn down a security fence outside a lecture theatre in Adelaide where the prime minister was delivering a speech.<p>Hundreds of protesters gathered at Adelaide university where Tony Abbott was delivering the Sir John Downer lecture.<p>Dozens of police officers, including 10 mounted …

Obama vs. ISIS: This Time It's Personal

When ISIS beheaded an American journalist, it meant to intimidate—and provoke—the United States. It should be careful what it wishes for. The gloves …

Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picturephones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and new miracles of science. There was an entire house made of Formica. You could wipe it clean with a sponge!<p>The people who put the fair together tried to imagine how the future would look. Here are a few predictions, and how they actually turned out.<p><b>1. We</b> …

Earthquakes near Iceland volcano cause eruption concerns

Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.<p>Iceland's Civil Protection Department says 300-500 people, mostly visitors, have been evacuated from the highlands north of the Vatnajokull …

How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show?

The latest numbers on the Ebola outbreak are grim: 2,473 people infected and 1,350 deaths.<p>That's the World Health Organization's official tally of confirmed, probable and suspect cases across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. But the WHO has previously warned that its official figures may …

Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the …

Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas agree 12-hour ceasefire

While rejecting John Kerry's long-term peace truce, both sides agree to halt fire from 'humanitarian reasons'<p>Hamas and Israel have agreed a brief lull in the fighting in Gaza after US-brokered talks for a longer-lasting ceasefire unexpectedly collapsed.<p>Israel turned down a ceasefire plan offered by …

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Tel Aviv flight ban cuts off Israelis

For the first time in more than two decades, major international flights were suspended to Israel's main airport Tuesday because of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, limiting Israel's access to allies around the world as the latest military confrontation with Hamas deepens.<p>The move by international …

U.S. officials believe attack against Malaysian plane was mistake

American intelligence agencies believe Ukrainian separatists shot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet by mistake, possibly by misreading fuzzy radar images on a sophisticated surface-to-air missile launcher provided by Russia, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday.<p>The launcher that …

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OH GOOD: China Just Quarantined An Entire City For Bubonic Plague

Bubonic plague, better known to you and I as the Black Death, has a terrifying reputation. When one of your symptoms is gangrene, that will generally terrify people. And now China is sealing off an entire city to prevent an outbreak.<p>The good news, according to the Guardian, is that no further cases …

Diplo's new remix turns the lights on Lorde's 'Tennis Court'

Globetrotting DJ/super-producer Diplo was one of the first big artists to give Lorde a co-sign, and judging by their social media presences, the two …

Fallen Israeli soldier from L.A. was passionate, committed

An American-born Israeli soldier who was killed in Gaza over the weekend died for a cause he was passionate about and committed to after a birthright trip to Israel, a Jewish Federation official said Monday.<p>Max Steinberg, who grew up in Woodland Hills and attended El Camino Real High School, went …

The Botched Assassination Attempt That Binds Israel and Gaza’s Warring Leaders

As Israel's war on the Gaza Strip continues amid Hamas rocket fire into Israel—a conflict that has, this time around, cost the lives of at least 560 (largely civilian) Palestinians and 27 Israelis—and swells into the present ground invasion, it bears mentioning that the current conflict between …

Gaza ceasefire: Gone with the wind?

At first the Israeli government accepted the ceasefire proposed by Egypt. The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said it offered an opportunity to clear out rockets from the Gaza Strip.<p>The plan called for both sides to end all hostilities. That meant Israel would have to stop its air …

Israel threatens to step up Gaza campaign

<b>Gaza City</b> - <b></b>Israel has resumed air strikes on the Gaza Strip just hours after agreeing to an Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire on which the Palestinian group Hamas said it was never consulted.<p>Fresh air strikes were launched on Gaza at around 12:00GMT on Tuesday after Hamas fired nearly 76 rockets at …

Israel: Hamas to pay price for its 'no' to truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas "would pay the price" after the Islamic …

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

A drive through the sticky Florida heat into Alton Road in Miami Beach can be an unexpectedly awkward business. Most of the boulevard, which runs north through the heart of the resort's most opulent palm-fringed real estate, has been reduced to a single lane that is hemmed in by bollards, …

Jordan 'cool to Syria rebel training plan'

Jordan, where the US Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction programme, US officials say.<p>Jordan's reticence, confirmed by four US officials, is a potentially serious setback for President Barack …

Israel and Palestinians continue to trade strikes

Despite a unanimous appeal from U.N. Security Council members, Israel and Palestinian militants traded more airstrikes and rocket fire Saturday, with at least one mosque and a center for the disabled among the latest structures hit in the Gaza Strip.<p>The number of dead in Gaza reached at least 159, …

UN security council calls for Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire

Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated charities and an Islamic home for the disabled, as Palestinians said the death toll from the five-day offensive rose to 135.<p>While Israel vowed to press forward with its five-day-old …

Israel Airstrike Hits Gaza Mosque, Death Toll Tops 120

<b>UPDATE, 10:39 p.m. ET:</b> Israel deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time early Sunday to raid a rocket launching site in the Palestinian …