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Netanyahu says Israel is winding down its Gaza operations. But he warns a Lebanon war could be next

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the current phase of fighting against Hamas in Gaza is winding down More »


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Millions swelter as temperatures soar across the US, while floodwaters inundate the Midwest

Millions of Americans sweated through yet another scorching day, while floodwaters forced evacuations in parts of the Midwest, including a town in Iowa whose own water-level gauge was submerged More »


Here's a look at Trump's VP shortlist and why each contender may get picked or fall short

Donald Trump has narrowed his vice presidential shortlist to a handful of contenders as he prepares to announce his pick in the days before, or perhaps at, next month’s Republican National Convention More »


Six climate protesters run onto 18th green and spray powder, delaying finish of PGA Tour event

Six people protesting climate change came out of the crowd and stormed the 18th green while the leaders were lining up their putts on the final hole of regulation at the Travelers Championship on Sunday, delaying the finish for about five minutes More »


New mom who delighted in her daughter is among the dead in Arkansas grocery store shooting

A new mom reveling in her daughter's development was among four people shot and killed when a gunman opened fire at an Arkansas grocery store More »


FBI seeks suspects in 2 New Mexico wildfires that killed 2 people, damaged hundreds of buildings

Full-time residents of Ruidoso will be allowed to return home Monday as federal authorities seek to prosecute whoever started a pair of New Mexico wildfires that killed two people and destroyed or damaged hundreds of buildings and homes More »


Gunmen kill 15 police officers and several civilians in Russia's southern Dagestan region

Russian authorities say more than 15 police officers and several civilians, including an Orthodox priest, have been killed by armed militants in the southern republic of Dagestan More »


An Israel offensive into Lebanon risks an Iranian military response, top US military leader says

The top U.S. military officer says that an Israeli military offensive into Lebanon will risk an Iranian response in defense of Hezbollah, triggering a broader war that could put U.S. forces in danger More »


More than 1,300 people died during Hajj, many of them after walking in the scorching heat

More than 1,300 people died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage as the faithful faced soaring temperatures at Islamic holy sites in Saudi Arabia More »


With its new pact with North Korea, Russia raises the stakes with the West over Ukraine

Behind the pageantry of President Vladimir Putin’s visit to North Korea, a strong signal came through: In the spiraling confrontation with the U.S. and its allies over Ukraine, the Russian leader is willing to challenge Western interests like never before More »


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