Nation & world

  1. Death toll of Israel's Gaza campaign hits 114 as U.S. seeks cease-fire


    JERUSALEM — Israel kept up a steady bombardment of the Gaza Strip from the air and sea Friday as the United States offered to broker a cease-fire that would end an offensive launched to quell rocket fire from the territory.

    Members of the Abu Lealla family inspect the remains of the building they lived in following an airstrike in Gaza City on Friday. At least eight Palestinians were killed overnight in airstrikes.
  2. Eastern Ukrainians flee as army suffers losses


    DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukraine's president vowed vengeance in blood after 19 troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack Friday, and residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk began fleeing in large numbers for fear of a government siege.

    A man works to haul away the rubble of his shop on Friday in the village of Semyonovka. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels near the Russian border reportedly extended to nearby communities.
  3. Iraqi Kurds take over two northern oil fields


    BAGHDAD — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  4. Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court


    HOUSTON — A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.

  5. Canada Report: Hurricane Arthur damage still being repaired


    Power is gradually being restored across Canada's Maritime Provinces after being hit last weekend by the remnants of Hurricane Arthur.

    Trees and power lines were downed last weekend by the remnants of Hurricane Arthur. The storm hit Canada’s Maritime Provinces at near-hurricane strength, knocking out power for more than 250,000 residences and businesses. About 80 percent of service has been restored.