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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

Illustration photo of a Facebook error message in a computer screen in SingaporeSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc, the world's No.1 social network, suffered a service disruption on Friday that made the website unavailable to some users. Some visitors to the site were greeted with a message that read "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can." It was not immediately clear how widespread the disruption was. Facebook, which has 1.32 billion monthly users, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. (Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic)


2014-08-01 10:24:19 -0600

Accessibility logoLate last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will require the removal of the word "handicapped" from signs, and unveiled a new, updated accessibility logo — part of an effort to destigmatize people with disabilities.


2014-07-31 14:00:35 -0600