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3 rockets hit Israel as Hamas rejects Gaza truce

A Palestinian woman carries her belongings past the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday, and were met by large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war.


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last updated: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:11:12 GMT

Gazans survey destruction during pause
PALESTINIANS have used a ceasefire after 19 days of fighting to bury the dead, with at least 985 killed in the coastal strip, most of them civilians.

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last updated: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:55:30 -0400

Israel extends temporary truce as Gaza toll tops 1,000

A general view shows the destruction in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting, as they braced for a resumption of Israel's war on Hamas amid stalled efforts to secure a longer truce. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)Israel on Saturday approved a four-hour extension of a temporary truce in Gaza, Israeli television said, after the Palestinian death toll topped 1,000 with the retrieval of more than 130 bodies. Shortly after the original truce expired at 1700 GMT, the Israeli military reported three mortar rounds fired from Gaza, but media reports said the army did not regard this as a major violation. The truce extension decision came after US Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from Europe and the Middle East urged Israel and the Hamas movement to extend the fragile truce. "We all call on parties to extend the humanitarian ceasefire," France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters in Paris after meeting Kerry and foreign ministers from Britain, Germany, Italy, Qatar and Turkey, as well as an EU representative.


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last updated: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:35:13 -0400

Israel extends temporary truce as Gaza toll tops 1,000

A general view shows the destruction in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting, as they braced for a resumption of Israel's war on Hamas amid stalled efforts to secure a longer truce. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)Israel on Saturday approved a four-hour extension of a temporary truce in Gaza, Israeli television said, after the Palestinian death toll topped 1,000 with the retrieval of more than 130 bodies. Shortly after the original truce expired at 1700 GMT, the Israeli military reported three mortar rounds fired from Gaza, but media reports said the army did not regard this as a major violation. The truce extension decision came after US Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from Europe and the Middle East urged Israel and the Hamas movement to extend the fragile truce. "We all call on parties to extend the humanitarian ceasefire," France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters in Paris after meeting Kerry and foreign ministers from Britain, Germany, Italy, Qatar and Turkey, as well as an EU representative.


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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

Smoke rises over the Airport Road area after heavy fighting between rival militias broke out near the airport in TripoliWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.


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Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., right, and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, after a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden. Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers. The Democrat is running to keep the seat he was appointed to in February. Walsh faces Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Nov. 4. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.


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3 rockets hit Israel as Hamas rejects Gaza truce

A Palestinian woman carries her belongings past the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday, and were met by large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war.


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AP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war

A Palestinian boy carries pillows as he passes by destroyed houses, during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting, as they braced for a resumption of Israel's war on Hamas amid stalled efforts to secure a longer truce. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.


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US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

FILE - This July 19, 2014, file photo shows pro-Russian fighter guarding the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down as it flew over the country, killing all 298 people on board. A series of unanswered questions about the downing of the flight shows the limits of U.S. intelligence-gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March.


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AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order

FILE - In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 file photo, people inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine. All 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)LONDON (AP) — When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.


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Arizona execution renews debate over methods

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz. The prolonged execution this week of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combination highlights the patchwork approach states have been forced to take with lethal injection drugs, with the types, combinations and dosages varying widely. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.


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Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

FILE - This June 30, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama as he stands with Vice President Joe Biden during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. President Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with tens of thousands of migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House, six years in , still doesn’t get it when it comes to working with Congress. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn't get it when it comes to working with Congress.


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FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

File - This June 21, 2005 file photo shows a Federal Express delivery truck leaving a FedEx distribution terminal in Edwardsville, Kan. FedEx Corp. is under criminal indictment and facing $1.6 billion in penalties for allegedly failing to police the activities of illegal online pharmacies that use the shipping service to deliver prescription drugs. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.


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Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

Jerzy Dyczynski and Angela Rudhart-Dyczynski whose daughter, 25-year-old Fatima, was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, sit on part of the wreckage of the crashed aircraft in Hrabove, Ukraine, Saturday, July 26, 2014. The couple who live in Perth, Australia, crossed territory held by pro-Russian rebels to reach the wreckage-strewn farm fields outside the village of Hrabove. They last spoke to Fatima shortly before she boarded the flight for Kuala Lumpur in Amsterdam on July 17. Rudhart-Dyczynski said, "We have promised our daughter we will come here." (AP Photo/Nicholas Garriga)DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.


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Hamas rejects 4-hour Gaza war truce extension

A Palestinian woman carries her belongings past the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday, and were met by large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas official says the group has rejected a four-hour extension of a humanitarian truce proposed by Israel.


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EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

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In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas

A Palestinian woman inspects the damage of her destroyed house during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting, as they braced for a resumption of Israel's war on Hamas amid stalled efforts to secure a longer truce. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)Thousands of Gaza residents streamed back to border areas to find large-scale destruction.


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Court voids death sentences for brothers in Wichita Massacre

In this combination of 2013 photos provided by the Kansas Department of Corrections, is Reginald D. Carr, left, and Jonathan D. Carr. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday, July 25, 2014 overturned the death sentences of the two brothers convicted of capital murder in a crime spree in Wichita in 2000 including robbery, rape, forced sex and four fatal shootings in a snow-covered soccer field. (AP Photo/Kansas Department of Corrections)The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.


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12-hour lull in Gaza fighting begins

Amidst the morning fog, smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal. Hours after the U.S.-led efforts stalled, the two sides agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Saturday. However, the temporary lull was unlikely to change the trajectory of the current hostilities amid ominous signs that the Gaza war is spilling over into the West Bank. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)Israel and Hamas began a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza Saturday after the efforts of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed to produce a longer truce.


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Sen. Walsh responds to plagiarism scandal

Exclusive: Sen. John Walsh responds to revelations that he plagiarized Army War College paperMontana Democrat speaks with Yahoo News following plagiarism revelations.


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Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

Amazon Fire Heats Up the Smartphone WarsCongress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers.


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Meat processor Tyson Foods to close 3 plants, cut 950 jobs

Tyson food meat products are shown in this photo illustration in EncinitasTyson Foods Inc said it will discontinue operations at three of its factories which make processed meat products such as sausages and hot dogs, affecting about 950 people. The largest U.S. meat processor, which won the bidding war for Hillshire Brands Co in June, said the closures were not related to the acquisition. "The decision to close these plants was underway long before the (Hillshire) discussions began", Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson told Reuters. Tyson outbid Pilgrim's Pride Corp with its $63 per share offer for Hillshire, valuing the Jimmy Dean sausages maker at $8.55 billion.


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Judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014, file photo, Kathy Harbin, left, and her spouse Michelle Call hold their children Louis Harbin-Call, 6 months, and Leo Harbin-Call, 2, as they speak during a news conference, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah must wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state a stay on an order requiring it to recognize the marriages. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.


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Three children dead after Philly carjacking

A police officer walks past the wreckage of a carjacked vehicle that police say hit a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia on Friday, July 25, 2014, killing two children and critically injuring three other people. One of the children was pronounced dead at the scene and another at a hospital, Homicide Capt. James Clark said. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Alejandro A. Alvarez) MANDATORY CREDIT; THE EVENING BULLETIN OUT, TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESThree other people were critically injured after a hijacked car was driven into a crowd.


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FIBA to review 'discriminatory' headgear ban

Let Sikhs play – How turban bans in sport are threatening the last surviving bastion of equal rightsFacing claims that Muslim and Sikh players are being discriminated against, basketball's governing body will review its ban which prevents players wearing headgear for religious reasons.


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Hospital gunman planned to kill others, official says

Police at the scene of a shooting at the Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital in DarbyA psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.


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Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M New Jersey lottery win

In this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo, Forked River 7-Eleven owner Manny Chaudhari, right, poses for a photo with winning lottery ticket buyer Sigrid Endreson during a news conference, in Beachwood. Endreson's large New Jersey shore family that suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that Endreson, one of 17 siblings, said would be "a great pick-me-up." (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Doug Hood) NO SALESA lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members recover from 2012's Superstorm Sandy.


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FBI's Mueller: Gaza will fuel al-Qaida threat

Israeli APCs drive near the Israeli border with Gaza as the come out of the Gaza StripA former FBI director says Israel's Gaza offensive will inflame anti-U.S. sentiment.


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Washington wildfire: 300 homes burned

This aerial photo shows structures which were destroyed by wildfires near Pateros, Wash. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Fire spokesman Pete Buist says the biggest wildfire in the state's history remains at 52 percent contained on Thursday. However, the weather forecast calls for hot and dry conditions to return over the next few days. (AP Photo)A sheriff in Washington state says a massive wildfire has burned 300 homes, double the number previously estimated.


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Jailed Russian opposition leader goes on hunger strike

Russian opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov gestures in a court room during a trial in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Russian news agencies say two opposition activists, Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev, have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)Russian opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov began a hunger strike on Friday, a day after being sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for inciting public unrest. "Today is the first day of the indefinite hunger strike declared by Udaltsov. Udaltsov, a leftist opposition leader, and his co-defendant Leonid Razvozzhayev were convicted on Thursday of fomenting mass riots ahead of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration to a third term in 2012. Udaltsov wrote a letter to the head of the prison in Moscow informing him that was going on hunger strike, said prison service spokesman Sergei Tsygankov.


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AH5017: First images emerge of Air Algerie crash site
AH5017: First images emerge of Air Algerie crash siteThis photo provided Friday July 25, 2014 by the French army shows a helicopter at the site of the plane crash in Mali. French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather. At least 116 people were killed in Thursday's disaster, nearly half of whom were French. (AP Photo/ECPAD)

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Israel rejects Gaza truce plan

Two and a half-year-old Muhammad Al Masri rests on his mother's legs in a classroom at a United Nations school where hundreds of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes following heavy Israeli forces' strikes, in Jebaliya refugee camp, Gaza Strip, Friday, July 25, 2014. Over 140,000 Palestinians are seeking shelter in 83 UNRWA schools, according to UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness. The number of Palestinians seeking shelter since the ground operation began has increased seven-fold. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)Israeli media say the country's Security Cabinet has unanimously rejected a U.S. proposal for a temporary pause in Israel-Hamas fighting.


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Congress faces high price for border inaction

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks with reporters about the border crisis, veterans' health care, and future funding, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, 2014. House Republicans and Senate Democrats are at an impasse on dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming. (AP Photo)Lawmakers could end up paying more to address immigration crisis.


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last updated: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:53:54 -0400

Israel extends temporary truce as Gaza toll tops 1,000

A general view shows the destruction in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting, as they braced for a resumption of Israel's war on Hamas amid stalled efforts to secure a longer truce. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)Israel on Saturday approved a four-hour extension of a temporary truce in Gaza, Israeli television said, after the Palestinian death toll topped 1,000 with the retrieval of more than 130 bodies. Shortly after the original truce expired at 1700 GMT, the Israeli military reported three mortar rounds fired from Gaza, but media reports said the army did not regard this as a major violation. The truce extension decision came after US Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from Europe and the Middle East urged Israel and the Hamas movement to extend the fragile truce. "We all call on parties to extend the humanitarian ceasefire," France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters in Paris after meeting Kerry and foreign ministers from Britain, Germany, Italy, Qatar and Turkey, as well as an EU representative.


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last updated: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:02:00 GMT

Bolt sparks media frenzy in Glasgow
LIVE COVERAGE: USAIN Bolt has fielded selfie requests and a question about Gaza in his first official Commonwealth Games appearance.

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Tragic death of jeweller to stars
ONE of Australia’s finest jewellers and most generous philanthropists has plunged to her death on the Gold Coast.

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The Science Behind The World's Greatest Athletes
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last updated: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:33:11 GMT

Israel says ready to extend short Gaza truce; many bodies pulled from rubble
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will extend a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip by a further four hours, a government source said on Saturday, as the number of Palestinian deaths in the 19-day war topped 1,000.






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last updated: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:01:03 -0400

12 Facts About Mayonnaise That May Surprise You

Gotta know what goes into that delicious bath tub for your French fries.

The process to make most mayonnaise begins with the chicken (not the egg) in labs where teams of highly trained geneticists design hens best suited for laying eggs.

The process to make most mayonnaise begins with the chicken (not the egg) in labs where teams of highly trained geneticists design hens best suited for laying eggs.

Most American egg-laying hens are hatched in hatcheries, not on farms. The largest hatchery is Hy-Line Hatchery in Iowa, which provides female chicks to egg operations in more than 120 countries and has "its own in-house molecular genetics team leading the industry in application of DNA-based technology," according to its website. At hatcheries like Hy-Line, the eggs will remain in incubator machines for about twenty-one days before hatching the chicks that will eventually lay the eggs that become mayonnaise.

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Once they have hatched, male chicks are separated from the females and fed through a high-speed grinder.

Once they have hatched, male chicks are separated from the females and fed through a high-speed grinder.

Because male chicks cannot lay eggs and do not become the chickens we eat, they serve no purpose in modern agriculture. They are therefore killed by a process called maceration. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, "death by maceration in day-old poultry occurs immediately with minimal pain and distress." Approximately 21 — 22 million male chicks are macerated each month in the United States, according to the latest United States Department of Agriculture data.

Animal welfare group Farm Forward is currently petitioning Hellman's and Best Foods to find a way to stop maceration, specifically by using technology to sex the eggs before they hatch. Unilever, which owns Hellman's and Best Foods, did not respond to BuzzFeed's inquiries specifically about maceration.

Members of the egg industry would be on board with this technology, they say, if it worked. "We’d really like a technique that would allow us to [sex eggs before they hatch]," said Dr. Neil O'Sullivan of Hy-Line. At the moment, though, "the technology hasn’t been developed to be reliable and work properly."

"It’s one of those practices that the egg industry in the entire world is challenged with, and one we’re trying to address and work on," Chad Gregory, CEO of United Egg Producers told BuzzFeed.

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Young female chicks have their beaks trimmed before being moved into small cages.

Young female chicks have their beaks trimmed before being moved into small cages.

"Beak trimming," according to the United States Department of Agriculture, "is a routine husbandry procedure practiced in the poultry industry to prevent feather pecking and cannibalism."

More than 90% of the country's 296 million egg-laying hens live in cages for most of their lives, which range from 80-110 weeks long. United Egg Producers guidelines state that cage floors must be at least 67 square inches per bird, about 8 by 8 inches, a few inches smaller than a standard piece of paper. In these cages, hens are unable to engage in natural behaviors nesting, dustbathing, foraging, flying, wing-flapping, or walking, which the USDA says, "results in stress, which leads to the expression of harmful behaviors."

As of January 1, 2012, these cages are banned in Europe.

Feather pecking and cannibalism, "can lead to suffering and death" but can be mitigated with beak trimming. Most trimming is done on growing farms, where the chicks grow into egg-laying hens. It is usually performed with a hot blade beak trimming machine before the chicks reach ten days old. This method "is likely to be acutely painful" and cause "pain... of a relatively short duration," according to a 2011 article published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

However, Gregory says that beak trimming is a "scientifically humane proven method, similar to trimming one's finger nails."

A new method using an infrared light is now being used by approximately thirty percent of U.S. egg producers, according to Dr. O'Sullivan, including in Hy-Line's hatcheries. When this infrared treatment is used, "no nerves have infiltrated to the beak tip yet," and therefore this is viewed as a "more humane procedure," O'Sullivan said.

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About 80 million eggs, or about 1% of the 8 billion produced annually in the U.S., are used to make commercial mayonnaise.

About 80 million eggs, or about 1% of the 8 billion produced annually in the U.S., are used to make commercial mayonnaise.

While the majority of eggs produced in the U.S. will be washed, weighed, graded and packed into egg cartons, a third of them will be further processed into products like "liquid eggs," says Serena Schaffner of the American Egg Board. Mayonnaise is made from liquid eggs.

"For liquid eggs, shell eggs go into machines that break eggs and, if necessary, separate the whites and yolks," Schaffner says. Any eggs sold without their shell must also be pasteurized, or heated, to reduce the risk of food-borne illness.

"Most mayonnaise manufacturers," says Schaffner, "use frozen salted egg yolk for their formulations." The gelatinous quality of the frozen yolk along with the salt give it the desired viscosity for use in sauces and dressings.

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3 Rockets Hit Israel as Hamas Rejects Gaza Truce
(JERUSALEM) — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the group rejected Israel’s proposal to extend an original 12-hour lull by four hours, until midnight (2100 GMT) Saturday. The military says…

(JERUSALEM) — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the group rejected Israel’s proposal to extend an original 12-hour lull by four hours, until midnight (2100 GMT) Saturday.

The military says the three rockets were fired more than an hour after the period for the initial lull had ended.

Meanwhile, the military warned residents of areas where there had been heavy fighting against returning there.

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