JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says obstacles will have to be overcome when recently announced peace talks with the Palestinians actually begin. Benjamin Netanyahu said today at his weekly Cabinet meeting the talks will be tough, and that any agreement will have to be ratified in a national Israeli referendum. He says his main guiding principles will be to maintain a Jewish majority in Israel and to avoid a future Palestinian state becoming an Iranian-backed "terror state."
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a wave of deadly bombings continued today. Officials say two morning bomb attacks on the outskirts of Baghdad have killed six people, as the death toll from a wave of car bombings in the capital the night before jumped to 57. The additional casualties reported from yesterday's bombings pushed the number of those killed across the country to more than 65.
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are still keeping one eye on the weather as they battle a wildfire in Southern California mountains near Palm Springs that has forced thousands of evacuations and burned 42 square miles. The worry is that lightning and wind from forecast thunderstorms will create more issues. The fire is 49 percent contained.
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Searchers will fan out again today in East Cleveland, Ohio after the bodies of three people, believed to be women, were found in the Cleveland suburb. A 35-year-old registered sex offender is under arrest but he hasn't been charged yet. Police are hoping there are no more bodies to be found.
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio (AP) — A tornado packing 110 mph winds hit Ursuline College in northeast Ohio early Saturday morning, collapsing a wall of the school's athletic center and damaging other buildings but causing no injuries. Officials say only a few students were on campus at the time, and they weren't close to the athletic center that was hardest hit.
Created: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 06:15:19 EST
Updated: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 06:15:19 EST