Kerry condemns 'outrageous' Gaza violations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday between Israel and Hamas, in New Delhi, India, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. During the 72-hour cease-fire there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)The chief U.S. diplomat demands Hamas "immediately" release a captive Israeli soldier.



'Bleeding to death': Aereo seeks court's help to function as cable company

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of television-over-the-Internet service Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. After the Supreme Court's ruling against the company, Aereo is now using the high court's own language to force broadcasters to treat it just like other cable TV companies. In Aereo’s view, that means broadcasters must license its signals to Aereo under a 1976 copyright law. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, the video streaming company that suspended service after the U.S. Supreme Court found it violated copyrights of television broadcasters, has urged a federal judge to let it operate like a cable system, saying it likely would not otherwise survive. In a Thursday night filing with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the start-up backed by billionaire Barry Diller said it needed emergency help because it could not continue incurring "staggering costs" without having revenue come in, and required "some time" to make the necessary technological changes. "Unless it is able to resume operations in the immediate future, the company will likely not survive," Aereo said. "The company is figuratively bleeding to death." Bruce Keller, a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton representing the broadcasters, declined to comment on Friday.



Ebola epidemic is spiraling out of control, WHO official says

Staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse put on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia, on July 24, 2014The health organization warns that the epidemic is spiraling out of control.



Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot

FILE - In this June 19, 2014, file photo, chef Alex Tretter carries a tray of cannabis-infused peanut butter and jelly cups to the oven for baking at Sweet Grass Kitchen, a well-established Denver-based gourmet marijuana edibles bakery which sells its confections to retail outlets throughout the state. Colorado marijuana regulators have drafted an emergency rule aimed at making it easier for new marijuana users to tell how much pot they are eating. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the package, they can look identical to straight-laced treats.



N. Korea detainees plead for U.S. help

This undated employee photo provided by the City of Moraine, Ohio, shows Jeffrey Edward Fowle who is being detained in North Korea and may be tried by North Korea for entering the country as a tourist and carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it. (AP Photo/City of Moraine)One of two captive Americans says he is facing a "dark" horizon as his trial is to begin.



Man maddened by neighbor's fire pit draws sword to settle dispute

Lord Of The Rings Film Props Up For AuctionBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man who apparently was upset about his neighbor's fire pit has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing the neighbor in the arm with a novelty sword.



'Baywatch' star wants Faeroe Islands to cease 'grindadrab' whale hunt

Pam Anderson Shatters ‘Good’ Rape MythCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A more than four century-old pilot whales drive in the Faeroe Islands is a "barbaric, psychotic frenzy" which should cease, actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson said Friday.



Kerry condemns 'outrageous' Palestinian violations of Gaza cease-fire
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kerry condemns 'outrageous' Palestinian violations of Gaza cease-fire.

Can this new 'accessbility logo' help change handicap stigma?

Accessibility logoLate last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will require the removal of the word "handicapped" from signs, and unveiled a new, updated accessibility logo — part of an effort to destigmatize people with disabilities.



The cease-fire that wasn't

Palestinian children walk hand in hand as residents return to the heavily bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as several Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)At least 50 Palestinians dead, Israeli soldier said captured, fighting in Rafah.



House GOP divisions on border bill delay getaway

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio defends the work of the GOPWASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.



209K jobs added in US, but unemployment rate rises to 6.2 percent

In this June 23, 2014 photo, job seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The government issues the July jobs report on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.



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