CAIRO - A top Hamas official says today's shooting incident along Israel's border with Gaza won't affect the cease-fire that took effect two days ago. Israeli troops today fired on Gazans who were surging toward a border fence, killing one person. A Gaza health official says 19 others were wounded... more »
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza appears to be holding, and Hamas leaders are declaring victory.
Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh says "resistance fighters changed the rules of the game" in the eight-day exchange of fire with Israel and the threat... more »
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict says he's praying for victims of the conflict between Israel and Gaza and gives his encouragement for efforts to obtain a cease-fire and negotiations.
The pope told his weekly public audience today, that "hate and violence are not the solution for problems," receiving applause... more »
BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Baton Rouge announced they are beginning to implement a new program to combat crime in the city called "BRAVE", short for "Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination."
BRAVE is modeled after the "Cease Fire" program used in other cities. In the beginning it will focus... more »
BATON ROUGE - Stopping crime before it happens could become a job for former criminals in Baton Rouge.
It's called "Cease Fire", and the program is already in place in large cities like Chicago and New Orleans. It pays people, bad guys turned good, to walk the streets and... more »
BENGHAZI, Libya - The Libyan rebel council has rejected a cease-fire proposal presented by an African Union delegation because it did not provide for the departure of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his top associates.
Council head Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, the country's former justice minister, said the initiative "did... more »