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Israel Gaza Truce Appears To Be Holding

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Jerusalem) -- Israel's three-day ceasefire in the Gaza Strip seems to be holding so far. No violence has been reported since Israel said a rocket was launched from Gaza just before the 72-hour truce began several hours ago. An adviser to Israel's defense minister says he's confident Israeli troops destroyed the majority of the tunnels…

Second Ebola Patient To Start Treatment In Atlanta

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- A North Carolina missionary infected with Ebola is due to arrive in Atlanta today for treatment. Nancy Writebol is one of two Americans who tested positive for the virus and received experimental drugs before leaving West Africa. Doctor Kent Brantley showed improvement before he arrived at Emory Hospital in Atlanta on Saturday.…

SpaceX Launches Satellite Into Orbit

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- SpaceX is celebrating the successful launch of a commercial satellite. This morning's launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida went off with out a hitch. A Falcon Nine rocket helped carry the satellite into orbit, where it will provide video and telecommunication services to parts of China, India and the Middle East.

Obama: US Businesses Pledge $14-Billion Investment In Africa

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Undated) -- U.S. businesses are committed to invest 14-billion dollars in Africa. President Obama is set to announce today that more than 90 American firms will invest in construction, clean energy, banking and information technology projects in Africa. Obama will make the announcement at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a three-day summit going on in Washington.…

Marine Jailed In Mexico Is Optimistic After Hearing

Posted On August 05, 2014

(Tijuana, Mexico) -- The lawyer for jailed U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi says his client is optimistic after his latest hearing in Mexico on Monday. Sergeant Tahmooressi was arrested March 31st after he crossed the border near San Ysidro , California with guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his pickup truck. Two Mexican…