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US defends supplying Israel ammunition during Gaza conflict

The United States on Thursday called on Israel to do more to protect civilians in its military offensive in Gaza and condemned an Israeli strike on a U....

Gaza truce unravels within hours

A three‑day Gaza cease‑fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four...

US lawmakers postpone summer recess to deal with immigration

In a last‑ditch effort to schedule a vote dealing with a influx of undocumented Central American children, the US House of Representatives postponed...

Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday in Taiwan's second‑largest city, authorities said.

Yosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to end

A day of big firefighting gains against a wildfire in Yosemite National Park means the last evacuations will soon end and threats to a rare grove of giant...

Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip that will begin on Friday, the U. N. spokesperson for the...

US veterans agency employees falsified data to hide delays - media

Employees at more than 100 medical centers run by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs falsified...

Palestinians 'facing a precipice', UN Council told

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES Palestinians are "facing a precipice" in Gaza, the top UN refugee official there told the Security Council...

Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U. S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as...