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Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire Extension

Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire ExtensionSo far, a five-day extension to a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding, NPR's Jackie Northam reports from Jerusalem.

Rain and wind put a damper on derby catches

Rain and wind put a damper on derby catchesParticipants of last weekend’s derby caught about 15,000 pounds of fish, half of what was caught last year.

Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave Mountain

Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave MountainCiting the persecution of religious minorities in Iraq, France says it will deliver weapons to Kurds fighting the extremists of the Islamic State.

29 State Attorneys General Ask FDA To Strengthen E-Cig Regulations

29 State Attorneys General Ask FDA To Strengthen E-Cig RegulationsA group of 29 state attorneys general is asking the Food and Drug Administration to tighten their regulation of electronic cigarettes.

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’As the Obama administration says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Southwest border is declining, the White House is being urged to stop fast-tracking their deportation hearings.

Dry Western U.S. May Not Get Help From El Niño, Forecasters Say

Dry Western U.S. May Not Get Help From El Niño, Forecasters SayThe chances that an El Niño weather pattern will bring much-needed rains to parched areas of the West have fallen from 80 percent to 65 percent, according to a new analysis by weather experts.

Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From Four States

Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From Four StatesThe cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee "pit states' rights and traditional, conservative values against what plaintiffs' attorneys say is a fundamental right to marry under the U.S. Constitution," The Associated Press writes.

Hurricane Iselle: Hawaii Forecast To Take First Direct Hit In 22 Years

Hurricane Iselle: Hawaii Forecast To Take First Direct Hit In 22 YearsAt the moment, Hawaii is forecast to receive a direct hit from a hurricane for the first time in 22 years.

Spurs Hire NBA’s First Female Full-Time Assistant Coach

Spurs Hire NBA’s First Female Full-Time Assistant CoachThe NBA now has its first full-time female assistant coach, as the San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon to join their bench for the upcoming season.

Afghan Policeman Turns Gun On Colleagues, Killing 7

Afghan Policeman Turns Gun On Colleagues, Killing 7A day after a man dressed in an Afghan military uniform opened fire at service members from the NATO-led coalition, another insider attack is making news.