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US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering Palestinians displaced by the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Senate reprieve for highly-contested border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the humanitarian problem in South Texas, even though it stands no chance of becoming law.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

 

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Activists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13

 

BEIRUT (AP) — Insurgents fighting in Syria to oust President Bashar Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government troops, opposition activists said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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