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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.


2014-08-01 09:43:07 -0600

Various models of motorcycles are shown at Harley-Davidson of Frederick in Frederick Maryland(Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc is recalling more than 3,000 motorcycles to fix an ignition switch issue that can cause the bikes to stall and crash, the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said on Friday. The U.S. motorcycle maker informed NHTSA that excessive engine vibrations could trigger the issue, which it said affects 3,361 of its 2014 FXDL Dyna Low Rider motorcycles. This is the second big recall Harley-Davidson has been forced to make this summer, typically the company's peak selling season. In July, the Milwaukee-based company told NHTSA it was recalling more than 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year to fix a problem that could cause the bike's front wheels to lock up and crash.


2014-08-01 09:40:21 -0600

The wine bar will be housed in the hospital's palliative care unitA hospital in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand is to open a wine bar where terminally ill patients will be able to enjoy a "medically-supervised" glass or two with their families. Nothing justifies such an prohibition," the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital Center said in statement. The center's head, Dr. Virginie Guastella, said terminally ill patients had the right to "enjoy themselves". Although some researchers have long held that an antioxidant found in red wine is good for the heart, some recent research has determined that wine's health benefits are exaggerated.


2014-08-01 09:56:10 -0600