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  • Israel rejects Kerry Gaza ceasefire proposal: Israeli TV
    Israel rejects Kerry Gaza ceasefire proposal: Israeli TV

    Israel on Friday rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal presented by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli public television said. "The security cabinet has unanimously rejected the ceasefire proposal of Kerry, as it stands," Channel 1 said, adding ministers would keep discussing it. Israeli media reported Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government demanded the army be allowed to continue destroying tunnels used by the Palestinian group Hamas to carry out attacks inside Israel.

  • World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home
    World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal.

  • Israeli defense minister tells troops Israel might significantly widen Gaza ground operation

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli defense minister tells troops Israel might significantly widen Gaza ground operation.

  • Forget Facebook, Caterpillar says a lot more about the 'recovery'

    The 62-session streak without a 1% move on the S&P ended last week, but the much more significant stretch of 33 months without a 10% correction is still firmly entrenched. And when a company like Facebook ...

  • Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager
    Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

    Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city's JJ Hospital, where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma, head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar told AFP. The youngster's father, Suresh Gavai, said that the family had been worried that Ashik's swelling was a cancerous growth. "I was worried that it may turn out to be cancer so I brought him to Mumbai," Gavai told the Mumbai Mirror newspaper. "I think it could be a world record," she said.

  • Radar captures mayfly swarm on Mississippi River
    Radar captures mayfly swarm on Mississippi River

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin.

  • Arrest warrant issued for man with tuberculosis

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment.

  • Texas Dad's Invention That Fills 100 Water Balloons in a Minute Inspires Robust Kickstarter Campaign
    Texas Dad's Invention That Fills 100 Water Balloons in a Minute Inspires Robust Kickstarter Campaign

    Summer after summer of filling and knotting water balloons was taking the fun out of water balloon fights. So one Texas family took matters into their own hands and came up with a way to save time. After some experimentation, engineer Josh Malone and his kids came up with a prototype of a prepackaged balloon set, which attaches to a hose. After a group of balloons are filled with water simultaneously, they tie themselves before falling off — in one minute. "We knew there had to be a better way," Malone tells Yahoo News.

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