Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight7/29/2014 12:30:46 PMGAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting.West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site7/29/2014 11:11:56 AMKIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks7/29/2014 12:12:04 PMWASHINGTON - In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.Karzai's cousin and Ghani ally killed in Afghan suicide attack7/29/2014 12:58:56 PMKABUL - President Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at his home, the governor's office in the southern province of Kandahar said.Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of NBA's Clippers7/29/2014 5:20:24 AMLOS ANGELES - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA team despite her husband's objections, a judge ruled on Monday, in a likely coda to a case of lingering racism in American sports.Gold, diamonds feed Central African religious violence7/29/2014 12:51:06 PMNDASSIMA Central African Republic - Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima goldmine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African Republic.Jaded Argentines brace for looming debt default 7/29/2014 9:40:38 AMBUENOS AIRES - Factory owner Norberto Garcia was poised to launch a series of new toys this year after grafting hard for the past decade to rebuild his business following Argentina's 2001-2002 economic crash and debt default.U.S. judge signs order to seize Kurdish oil from tanker off Texas7/29/2014 12:57:21 PMHOUSTON - Acting on a request from the central government in Iraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. Marshals Service to seize a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan aboard a tanker off the Texas coast, court filings showed on Tuesday.U.S. GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts7/29/2014 9:16:29 AM - One year after the launch of a social media effort to allay consumers' concerns about the safety of foods made from genetically modified crops, U.S. companies that develop GMOs have further committed to a multimillion-dollar campaign to defeat attempts to add GMO labels to such foods.Nigeria isolates hospital in Lagos as Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak 7/29/2014 3:58:46 AMLAGOS - The Nigerian city of Lagos shut and quarantined a hospital on Monday where a Liberian man died of the Ebola virus, the first recorded case of the highly-infectious disease in Africa's most populous country.