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  • Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/abbas-led-palestinian-body-backs-hamas-truce-demands-020351714.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/GLY9H9zNipewtTtXCRrCCw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-07-23T021131Z_1007000001_LYNXMPEA6M01E_RTROPTP_2_CNEWS-US-PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Palestinians evacuate a building after what witnesses said were warning Israeli air strikes next to their homes in Gaza City" align="left" title="Palestinians evacuate a building after what witnesses said were warning Israeli air strikes next to their homes in Gaza City" border="0" /></a>By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts. With Israeli and U.S. encouragement, Egypt has tried to get both sides to hold fire and then negotiate terms for protracted calm in the Palestinian enclave where officials said 624 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in 15 days of fighting. Hamas, the Gaza Strip&#039;s dominant Islamists, and other armed factions had baulked at Cairo&#039;s offer, saying they wanted assurances of relief from an Israeli-Egyptian blockade and other concessions. The dispute was further complicated by distrust between Egypt under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Hamas.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/ceo-clippers-coach-quit-sterling-stays-031443058--finance.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/ozHbOrHveTZZm190NML6fw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/4d79fc329a77a51c5a0f6a7067006692.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner&#039;s headquarters in New York. Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is is expected to be called as a witness Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to support Shelly Sterling&#039;s bid to sell the NBA basketball team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner&#039;s headquarters in New York. Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is is expected to be called as a witness Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to support Shelly Sterling&#039;s bid to sell the NBA basketball team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)" border="0" /></a>LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/agree-10-lease-stay-oakland-221843939--spt.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/mHpU16W3_FJHWKTe_7zBXw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/70a02c5e2ae24d1c5a0f6a7067001990.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Oakland Athletics&#039; Josh Donaldson (20) is welcomed after hitting the game-winning three-run home run off Baltimore Orioles&#039; Zach Britton in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)" align="left" title="Oakland Athletics&#039; Josh Donaldson (20) is welcomed after hitting the game-winning three-run home run off Baltimore Orioles&#039; Zach Britton in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)" border="0" /></a>OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
    NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said Tuesday.
  • Airlines cancel Israel flights over Gaza rocket threat
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/top-airlines-cancel-israel-flights-gaza-rocket-strike-190301483.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/uzxqpc8stdg7djAVNIEgIA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-DV-DV1828487-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Major US, European and Canadian airlines have canceled flights to and from Israel, after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv" align="left" title="Major US, European and Canadian airlines have canceled flights to and from Israel, after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv" border="0" /></a>Major US, European and Canadian airlines canceled flights to and from Israel, after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv. The cancelations highlighted heightened worldwide fears of a rocket hitting a passenger jet in the wake of last week&#039;s downing of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 on board. In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned US airlines from Tel Aviv for at least 24 hours, citing the &quot;potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza.&quot; &quot;All flight operations to/from Ben Gurion International Airport by US operators are prohibited until further advised,&quot; the FAA said, adding it would update its guidelines on Wednesday.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/flight-bans-show-skittishness-over-trouble-spots-021957900.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/qVhKN_NbMe9uqBj2LxZswA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/8d57a315999aa11c5a0f6a706700133b.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="A traveler views a departures board Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)" align="left" title="A traveler views a departures board Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)" border="0" /></a>When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week&#039;s downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/perdue-defeats-kingston-georgia-senate-runoff-025606715--election.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/FadnWjeiw72IIV_q3MFHkw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/3c5bb7ee990e9e1c5a0f6a7067008128.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="A sign greets voters before they step up to cast their ballot at a polling site, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Atlanta. Voters head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the U.S. Senate GOP runoff between Jack Kingston and David Perdue. The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November. In addition to the high-profile GOP U.S. Senate runoff, voters in Georgia on Tuesday will cast ballots in a number of other races, including four U.S. House runoffs and state school superintendent. (AP Photo)" align="left" title="A sign greets voters before they step up to cast their ballot at a polling site, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Atlanta. Voters head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the U.S. Senate GOP runoff between Jack Kingston and David Perdue. The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November. In addition to the high-profile GOP U.S. Senate runoff, voters in Georgia on Tuesday will cast ballots in a number of other races, including four U.S. House runoffs and state school superintendent. (AP Photo)" border="0" /></a>ATLANTA (AP) — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia&#039;s U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Gaza rocket halts Israel flights, world pushes for truce
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/medics-another-16-palestinians-found-dead-toll-passes-045111220.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/3y6lijbuPcQ_M1KlmIMDqw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-NIC-Nic6352644-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Israeli soldiers carry a shell as they prepare their Merkava tanks stationed along the Israeli Gaza border, on July 22, 2014" align="left" title="Israeli soldiers carry a shell as they prepare their Merkava tanks stationed along the Israeli Gaza border, on July 22, 2014" border="0" /></a>Major airlines blocked flights to Israel Wednesday after a rocket from Gaza struck near airport runways, as the UN chief urged an end to a conflict that has killed 636 Palestinians and 31 Israelis. As the violence entered its 16th day, neither Israel or Islamist movement Hamas appeared willing to end hostilities, despite days of diplomatic efforts to coax them into a truce. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on a visit to Tel Aviv, appealed on Tuesday for the bitter rivals to &quot;stop fighting&quot; and &quot;start talking.&quot;.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Violations at McDonald's, Yum China supplier company-led: regulator
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/shanghai-husi-foods-food-safety-violations-company-led-000356831--sector.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/vhbeagsQWh8gqU69vXoutw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-07-23T025813Z_3_LYNXMPEA6M001_RTROPTP_2_YUM-BRANDS-FOOD-SAFETY.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Employees stand during a seizure conducted at the Husi Food factory in Shanghai" align="left" title="Employees stand during a seizure conducted at the Husi Food factory in Shanghai" border="0" /></a>Food safety violations at Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a supplier to global brands including McDonald&#039;s Corp and Yum Brands Inc, were company-led and not the acts of individuals, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the Shanghai food and drug watchdog. McDonald&#039;s and KFC&#039;s parent Yum, along with a number of other global brands, have been pulled into a food safety scandal in China after it emerged that Shanghai Husi Food, a unit of U.S.-based OSI Group LLC, had supplied expired meat to clients.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/pyeongchangs-2018-olympic-committee-faced-audit-095326277--spt.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/1nrcCtEjonBB8ghMVoG_cA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/dadf312772977b1c5a0f6a7067002b93.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics Kim Jin-sun attends a press conference during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Kim has resigned, saying new leadership is needed to complete preparations for the games. A former provincial governor, Kim was elected president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee (POCOG) in late 2011 after Pyeongchang won the right to host the Winter Olympics for the first time in South Korea. He was re-elected last year for another two-year term. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)" align="left" title="FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics Kim Jin-sun attends a press conference during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Kim has resigned, saying new leadership is needed to complete preparations for the games. A former provincial governor, Kim was elected president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee (POCOG) in late 2011 after Pyeongchang won the right to host the Winter Olympics for the first time in South Korea. He was re-elected last year for another two-year term. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)" border="0" /></a>SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.</p><br clear="all"/>

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