Senior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Senior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas.
Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

This May 4, 2014 photo shows the Pfizer logo on the exterior of a former Pfizer factory, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The pharmaceutical giant reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion. The latest results still edged analyst expectations.



Reynolds American 2Q profit climbs 6.7 percent

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Reynolds American Inc. says that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter, topping analysts' expectations.
At least 30 people killed in Libya's Benghazi in heavy fighting

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - At least 30 people were killed overnight and Tuesday morning in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi during heavy clashes involving war planes and rockets between government special forces and Islamist fighters, medical sources said. Fierce fighting in Benghazi, Libya's second city, and battles between rival militias in the capital, Tripoli, have pushed Libya deeper into chaos, in two weeks of the worst violence since the 2011 civil war ousted Muammar Gaddafi. "We have received 30 corpses so far," a medical source told Reuters at Benghazi's main hospital.
Wedding reception shut down when brawl breaks out

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a brawl involving dozens of guests broke out at a wedding reception in central New Jersey.


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