10 things to know for Thursday, July 31: Courts speed up hearings for children caught at U.S. border
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The change follows criticism that the backlogged system lets immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip will be dismantled “with or without a cease-fire.” His statement follows new call-up orders for 16,000 more reservists that will allow the Israeli military to substantially widen its 23-day campaign against Palestinian militants.
Police and forensic experts from the Netherlands and Australia are expected to initially focus their efforts on retrieving bodies and collecting victims’ belongings.
The White House document endorses the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the agency’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks.
Newly released emails show the agency’s former official at the center of the tea party controversy referring to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more.
As talks with American hedge fund creditors collapse, the Latin American country goes into default a second time in 13 years.
A deal with a police captain who threatened to sue over texts characterizing him as a Nazi sympathizer helped the city avoid costly litigation. But wiping the record clean for the law-enforcer who also put up plaques honoring WWII German soldiers was too much, some say.
Vera Coking, 91, who became a folk hero for resisting attempts by big-name developers to buy her Atlantic City boardinghouse, puts it on the block and moves to California to be near her family.
Facebook’s Internet.org app will give subscribers of the Airtel phone company in Zambia access to a set of basic Web services for free.
A study finds that as the population of predators is recovering from near-extinction, some Florida farmers complain the protected 6-to-7-foot long species are once again killing their calves.