October 23, 2014

UCLA-area water main break spews millions of gallons

A 90-year-old water main burst under Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, producing a raging geyser that sent 8 million to 10 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus, flooding several buildings, including the famed Pauley Pavilion. It took the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power about four hours to fully shut off the 30-inch-diameter […]

US, EU coordinate on Russia sanctions, but will they work?

Washington (CNN) — More Russian aggression in Ukraine. More U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Moscow. What seems like diplomatic tail-chasing so many months into the Ukraine conflict invites questions about how Western powers can defuse the worsening conflict in Eastern Europe. U.S. President Barack Obama and the European Union raised the stakes on Tuesday, […]

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave. Israel’s Channel Two TV said progress was being made on such a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation […]

Fighting intensifies in Gaza as Israel warns of lengthy campaign

Gaza (CNN) — A day earlier, people in Gaza had hope that a cease-fire could be on the horizon. But by Tuesday morning, that hope had flickered out — along with the lights for many, after Gaza’s only power plant was struck. Hamas’ relentless rocket attacks and Israel’s airstrikes and ground offensive not only showed […]

Amid Threat of New Sanctions, US Says Russia Is Flouting Key Arms Treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, center, use binoculars to watch a parade marking the country’s Navy Day in Severomorsk, Russia, In this Sunday, on July 27, 2014 Mikhail Klimentyev—RIA Novosti Kremlin/AP Noncompliance with 1987 treaty against medium-range cruise missiles “a very serious matter,” says Administration official More U.S.: Satellite […]

Israeli Leader Signals No Quick End to Gaza War

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Fragile Gaza Truce for Muslim Holiday Breaks Down

A fragile truce in Gaza for a Muslim holiday broke down Monday as a mortar shell fired from the Palestinian territory killed at least four people in Israel, prompting the army to resume attacks on Hamas militants. The renewed fighting, which also killed at least six Palestinians, came despite intense international pressure on both sides […]

Security Council calls for immediate Gaza cease-fire

Israeli soldiers on top of their Markava tank heading to the Gaza Strip on July 27.(Photo: Atef Safadi, European Pressphoto Agency) GAZA CITY — Fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants continued Monday despite a strong statement from the United Nations Security Council calling for an “immediate and unconditional” cease-fire. A spokesman for Israeli Defense Forces […]

Gaza crisis: New attacks launched despite proposals for cease-fire

  Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to three weeks of hostilities that have claimed hundreds of lives. The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull in the fighting illustrated the difficulties in securing a more permanent […]

Lawmakers Reach Deal on a Fix for VA’s Health Care System

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