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A Palestinian inspects a destroyed house in the heavily bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

27 Palestinians Killed as Gaza Truce Unravels

By Ibrahim Barzak and Daniel Estrin | Aug 1
A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza as an Israel-Hamas truce unraveled less hours after coming into effect.

President Barack Obama signs an executive order titled "Fair Pay and Safe Workplace" Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House grounds in Washington.

Obama Order Presses Contractors to Obey Labor Laws

By Bobby McGuire | Aug 1
President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers.

Uganda Court to Rule on Legality of Anti-Gay Law

By Rodney Muhumuza | Aug 1
A Ugandan court is expected to rule Friday on a petition by activists who say the East African country's new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked quorum.

Actor Chris Pratt Dishes on "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Aug 1
After making a name for himself in TV comedy, Chris Pratt is now an action star. He sat down with Whitney Jefferson to talk about his new blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy'" and acting with hight tech CGI characters.

NCAA Sets New Policy for Head Injuries

Aug 1
Following a lawsuit filed on behalf of former collegiate athletes, the NCAA has agreed to pay for any college athlete from the last 50 years to undergo neurological testing. The NCAA admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement. Mark Strassmann reports.

A calico lobster at the Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium in Hampton, N.H.

Man Finds Calico Lobster, Gives it to Aquarium

Aug 1
A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that's bright orange with dark blue spots. Josiah Beringer found the calico lobster in a trap on July 23 in the mouth of New Hampshire's Hampton Harbor. He donated it to the Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium.

Eduardo Rosas Cruz

Tuberculosis Patient Who Refused Care is Arrested

By Scott Smith | Aug 1
A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said.

A stream of melted yellow plastic oozes from 3Doodler pen into creative loops during a demonstration of the device.

Review: 3Doodler is Fun but Quirky '3-D Pen'

By Peter Svensson | Aug 1
3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Grand Cherokee: A Grand, and Long, Ride

By Ann M. Job | Aug 1
The flagship of the Jeep line - the five-passenger Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle - is both a grand and high-mileage traveler for 2014. It is rated at 22 miles per gallon for city driving and 30 mpg on the highway, for an average of 25 mpg.

Study: 35 Percent in US Facing Debt Collectors

By Josh Boak | Aug 1
More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.