By IAN DEITCH and IBRAHIM BARZAK, Associated Press
July 31, 2014 11:39 p.m.
JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning today, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.
By JEFF HORWITZ, Associated Press
July 31, 2014 5:12 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them from profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners.
By PETER SVENSSON, Associated Press
July 31, 2014 5:02 p.m.
NEW YORK — T-Mobile US Inc., the most eligible company in the U.S. wireless industry, has another suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake.
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press
July 31, 2014 1:29 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Amid rancorous debate over other weighty issues Thursday on Capitol Hill, lawmakers wondered aloud whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous. Among the unanswered questions: Would drivers who are "high" travel too fast or too slow for safety?
By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 31, 2014 12:21 p.m.
MADISON, Wisc. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Gov. Scott Walker's signature labor legislation Thursday, delivering an election-year affirmation to the governor in just one of the three major rulings issued by the state's top court on union bargaining, election law and same-sex couples.