Israeli and Palestinian delegations reconvened in Cairo on Sunday to continue Egyptian-mediated talks for a long-term cease-fire to end the Gaza crisis.
A clearly furious President Obama condemned the Islamic militants who claimed responsibility for beheading an American journalist, vowing Wednesday to beat back ?this cancer? and showing no sign of constraining the U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
Years ago, it was a signature Israeli tactic: the swoosh of a missile, the roar of crumbling masonry, the violent death of another Hamas leader.
Bending down, hands on knees, Nick McCrory urged his younger brother to swim faster. "Go, Lucas," he yelled. Only a few meters remained in the freestyle preliminary. As Lucas dug two more strokes, reaching for the wall, Nick spun around to look at the clock. "How was his time?" Sports have always been a common ground for the McCrory boys. They grew up in North Carolina riding bikes and shooting hoops in the yard, competing like siblings often do. But when Nick started diving, working his way into the elite ranks and eventually winning a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, his brother got left behind. Lucas wondered whether sports still held a place for...