Jerusalem Largely Calm as Region Protests Trump Move

In the city at the center of the storm, Friday Prayer at Al Aqsa Mosque was largely calm. Protests were ...
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Fire engulfs California retirement areas, racehorse stables

FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Flames engulfed retirement communities built on golf courses, thoroughbreds in racehorse stables and other usually serene ...
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Rocket explodes in Sderot

Rocket fired from Gaza explodes in the city of Sderot. No injuries reported.

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Egypt’s Sunnis boycott Pence

Imam of Egypt's highest Sunni institution cancels meeting with U.S. Vice President due to recognition of Jerusalem.

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IDF hits Hamas targets in Gaza

Israeli aircraft attack two terrorist targets in Gaza, hours after rocket fire on southern Israel.

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Iranian cleric calls for Palestinian uprising

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami urges Palestinian Arabs to "rage" against Israel over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem.

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Illinois House enacts FY 2018 budget, ending record impasse

Illinois House enacts FY 2018 budget, ending record impasseBy Karen Pierog and Dave McKinney CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois’ first full-year budget since 2015 became law on Thursday after the House of Representatives overrode the governor’s vetoes of a $36 billion fiscal 2018 spending plan and $5 billion tax hike. The Democratic-controlled House was able to muster enough bipartisan votes to enact a trio of budget and revenue bills into law over Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s objection. The House’s action, which was delayed by a hazardous material situation that prompted a nearly two-hour lockdown of the state Capitol in Springfield, followed successful Senate veto override votes on Tuesday.


Qualcomm steps up legal battle with Apple, asks iPhone ban

Qualcomm steps up legal battle with Apple, asks iPhone banQualcomm on Thursday escalated its legal battle with Apple, filing a patent infringement lawsuit and requesting a ban on the importation of some iPhones, claiming unlawful and unfair use of the chipmaker’s technology. Qualcomm said it filed two separate legal actions including a complaint asking for the iPhone import ban with the US International Trade Commission, a quasi-judicial government agency which hears cases involving trade disputes. The complaint alleges that iPhones, which are made in China, should not be allowed to be brought into the United States if they infringe on Qualcomm’s patents.


A step-by-step guide to utterly botching a simple handshake photo op, by Donald Trump and Angela Merkel

A step-by-step guide to utterly botching a simple handshake photo op, by Donald Trump and Angela MerkelPresident Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are two of the most powerful human beings on the planet. Their influence alone has the potential to topple economies, start and end wars — to alter the very course of our species' existence. Anyway, the two figures met in Hamburg ahead of the G20 summit on July 6 and engaged in one of the worst handshake photo ops I've ever seen. SEE ALSO: 8 executive orders Trump would sign if an aide forwarded him chain letters from my grandmother A handshake photo op works like this: You enter a room and stand in front of a backdrop or whatever. Image: Getty ImagesYou stand normally for a second — not like this. Image: Getty ImagesNo. Image: AFP/Getty ImagesYou look at each other and clasp hands. This is okay I suppose. Image: AFP/Getty ImagesAnd then you just … look generally toward the cameras. No, this is not correct. Image: Getty ImagesYou just have to … no, not this … you just look in the same direction. Image: Getty ImagesHm. No, not quite. Maybe just do neutral expressions, maybe that's easier? Image: Getty ImagesForget it! Who cares. This is good enough, whatever. Image: AFP/Getty ImagesGood lord. WATCH: Doctor Octopus-esque robotic arm attachments will lend you an extra hand or two