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Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding
News ImageBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico. A carefully crafted, $659 million bill to pay for more border security and help feed and house tens of thousands of Central American children arriving illegally in the United States unexpectedly collapsed on Thursday. Tea Party-backed Senator Ted Cruz of Texas had his fingerprints all over Thursday's debacle for Boehner. The measure, complained Cruz, would not reverse President Barack Obama's 2012 policy of suspending deportations of undocumented residents who were brought to the United States as children by their parents.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:38:32 -0400
Kerry sees 'opportunity' in Gaza ceasefire, urges search for common ground
News ImageU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday called the 72-hour ceasefire agreed to by Israel and Hamas in their conflict in the Gaza Strip a "lull of opportunity" and said it was imperative that the sides make their best efforts to find common ground. Kerry said Egypt's foreign minister will invite the Gaza ceasefire parties to take part in "serious" negotiations in Cairo and that the United States plans to send a small delegation to the talks. Kerry called the ceasefire "precious time." "It is a lull of opportunity, a moment for the different factions to be able to come together with the state of Israel in an effort to try to address ways to find a sustainable ceasefire and then obviously, over a longer period of time, address the underlying issues," Kerry told reporters.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:35:19 -0400
Leishman leads WGC Bridgestone, Woods four adrift
Australia's Marc Leishman fired a six-under par 64 on Thursday to seize a one-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Invitational with defending champion Tiger Woods four shots back. Leishman had eight birdies and two bogeys at Firestone Country Club and was one stroke in front of England's Justin Rose, South African Charl Schwartzel and American Ryan Moore. Moore also notched five birdies without a bogey while former Masters champion Schwartzel had six birdies and one bogey for his share of second. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:32:44 -0400
Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf
AKRON, Ohio (AP) Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:30:59 -0400
Dionne Warwick knows her way to San Jose
News ImageSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn't think much of the song.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:28:32 -0400
NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland
NEW YORK (AP) U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:28:03 -0400
Russell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at NYC jail
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:26:25 -0400
Atlantic City hosts free Blake Shelton concert
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) More than 60,000 fans are rocking to a free Blake Shelton concert on the Atlantic City beach. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:26:07 -0400
Tesla posts 2Q loss, prepares Nevada factory site
News ImagePALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) Electric car maker Tesla Motors widened its loss in the second quarter as it prepared for the launch of a new SUV and started work on a massive new battery plant.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:25:12 -0400
Gas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan
News ImageTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday in Taiwan's second-largest city, authorities said.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:22:27 -0400
WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges
NEW YORK (AP) The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and an adjacent transit center has been arrested on fraud charges. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:21:32 -0400
Tesla expects to boost 2015 output to more than 60,000
News ImageBy Paul Lienert and Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc, the California-based maker of luxury electric cars, said it expects to build more than 60,000 cars in 2015, after spending heavily this year to update and expand its Fremont assembly plant. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk also said the company will fund 40 percent to 50 percent of the estimated $4 billion to $5 billion cost of building a new "gigafactory" to produce cheaper and more efficient battery packs for its future electric cars, including the $35,000 Model 3 range that is due in 2017.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:19:52 -0400
Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day Gaza truce
By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ari Rabinovitch GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a three-day humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term. The 72-hour break after more than three weeks of fighting was set to begin at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), according to a joint statement released by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. A spokesman for Hamas, the Islamist group dominant in Gaza, said all Palestinian factions would abide by the truce as long as Israel holds its fire. Officials in Israel were not available for immediate comment. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:15:00 -0400
Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago
News ImageCHICAGO (AP) A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office building in downtown Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:14:09 -0400
Another decent start for Woods at Firestone
News ImageAKRON, Ohio (AP) Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:12:09 -0400
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