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John Kerry: Collapse of 72-hour Gaza cease-fire an 'outrageous violation'

John Kerry: Collapse of 72-hour Gaza cease-fire an 'outrageous violation'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry expressed outrage Friday after the collapse of a 72-hour cease-fire between Hamas and Israel mere hours after it went into effect.
JC Finley
Colorado begins granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants

Colorado begins granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants

DENVER, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Immigrants living in the United States illegally have to go through an interview before they can get a Colorado driver's license, officials said.
Frances Burns
Increase of Gaza-related anti-Semitism noted in Europe

Increase of Gaza-related anti-Semitism noted in Europe

BRUSSELS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A perceived increase in anti-Semitic incidents across Europe was condemned Friday by a non-governmental anti-racism group.
Ed Adamczyk
Lawmaker assassinated outside mosque in Somalia by al-Shabaab

Lawmaker assassinated outside mosque in Somalia by al-Shabaab

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Aden Madeer, a Somali parliamentarian, was shot and killed Friday outside a mosque in Mogadishu by al-Shabaab militants.
JC Finley
Senate votes for $225 million in aid to Israel's Iron Dome

Senate votes for $225 million in aid to Israel's Iron Dome

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Senate voted unanimously Friday to send $225 million in aid to Israel to help fund its Iron Dome missile defense system.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. gifts $8 million to Ukraine for border protection

U.S. gifts $8 million to Ukraine for border protection

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday that the U.S. will provide approximately $8 million to help bolster Ukraine's State Border Guard Service.
JC Finley
Austrian student files class action suit against Facebook

Austrian student files class action suit against Facebook

VIENNA, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Austrian law student Max Schrems filed a class action suit against Facebook for violating European privacy laws by sharing user data with the U.S. government.
Ananth Baliga
Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Senate passed two key bills Thursday, sending a fix for the Department of Veterans affairs and a highway funding patch to the president for signature.
Gabrielle Levy
Smartphone app hopes to save babies from being left in hot cars

Smartphone app hopes to save babies from being left in hot cars

MIAMI, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- As hot car deaths become more common around the United States, new smartphone apps hope to curb the incidents by reminding parents to check their cars.
Matt Bradwell
Foreign workers, diplomats flee Libyan fighting

Foreign workers, diplomats flee Libyan fighting

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Thousands of foreign workers and diplomatic staff in Libya have been ordered home, the result of fighting in the capital of Tripoli and other cities.
Ed Adamczyk
Five-minute video visualizes history of human culture

Five-minute video visualizes history of human culture

DALLAS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Maximilian Schich, an art historian, has condensed 2,600 years of so-called 'human cultural history,' from 600 BCE to 2012, into a five minute animation.
Brooks Hays
Mexico builds record-breaking 200-foot-long torta sandwich

Mexico builds record-breaking 200-foot-long torta sandwich

MEXICO CITY , Aug. 1 (UPI) -- More than 80 people helped make a record-breaking 200-foot-long torta sandwich in Mexico City.
Evan Bleier
Cantor to resign early, asks for special election

Cantor to resign early, asks for special election

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced he would resign early and called for a special election to allow his successor to be seated immediately.
Gabrielle Levy
Bill Clinton claims he could have killed Osama Bin Laden

Bill Clinton claims he could have killed Osama Bin Laden

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- According to a recently unearthed interview recorded hours before 9/11, former President Bill Clinton claimed he passed on the chance to kill Osama bin Laden.
Matt Bradwell
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