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Smoke rises following an Israeli strikes on Gaza City

By Fares Akram, Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers said Wednesday they had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war.

Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas official, said...Read more

Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Williams and Scott Kingery

By Doug Padilla, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Arrieta put the Philadelphia Phillies back on control.

A day after a tough loss, the Phillies bounced back Tuesday night as Arrieta finished off one of the better months of his impressive career with a 6-1...Read more

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown directs a play against the Boston Celtics during the first half in game five of the second round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at the TD Garden.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers will continue to put their trust in coach Brett Brown.

Brown, who took the 76ers from 10 wins to the third seed in the Eastern Conference in just two seasons, has agreed to a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2021-2022...Read more

Using a cell phone for a flash light, Jose Manuel Torres, 60, made his way to the small room where he now uses as a home as the rest of his home is being fixed after it was destroyed more than seven months ago by Hurricane Maria.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A new study contends that many more deaths than normal occurred in Puerto Rico in the three months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, mostly because of problems getting medicines or medical care.

Researchers surveyed a small sample of...Read more

A woman peers into a closed Starbucks Coffee shop.

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, mocked three years ago for suggesting employees discuss racial issues with customers, asked workers Tuesday to talk about race with each other.

It was part of the coffee chain's anti-bias training, created after the arrest of two black men in a...Read more

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday resumed his efforts to build a stable of Republicans who will promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming to regain control of the House or Senate — if not both.

Trump traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to...Read more

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced his resignation after a scandal involving an affair with his former hairdresser led to a broader investigation by prosecutors and state legislators.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a sometimes brash political outsider whose unconventional resume as a Rhodes scholar and Navy SEAL officer made him a rising star in the Republican Party, resigned Tuesday amid a widening investigation that arose from an affair...Read more

Vehicles swept by floodwater near the intersection of Ellicott Mills Drive and Main Street in Ellicott City, Md.

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Searchers on Tuesday scouring a river alongside an historic Maryland town ripped apart by flash flooding found the body of a man last seen being swept away by the raging waters as it gutted shops and pushed parked cars into swollen tributaries.

Volunteers...Read more

Russian opposition journalist Arkady Babchenko was harshly critical of the Kremlin was shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital.

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian journalist harshly critical of the Kremlin was shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday, and the national police said they are assuming he was targeted because of his work.

Ukrainian police said Arkady Babchenko's wife found him bleeding at...Read more

Josh Holt

By Joshua Goodman and Brady McCombs, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly two years after a trip to meet the woman he loved turned into an imprisonment in a Venezuelan jail, an exhausted but grateful Utah man arrived home with his wife.

Josh Holt arrived at...Read more