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When civilian flight paths collide with hostile territory

When civilian flight paths collide with hostile territory

Two people stand a the El Al Airlines ticket desk at Terminal 4 in John F. Kennedy Airport July 22, 2014 in New York City. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has halted all flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv, Israel following a rocket attack near Ben Gurion International Airport.; Credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images American [...]

Israel-Hamas social media propaganda

Israel-Hamas social media propaganda

; Credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images While Israel launches a ground offensive in Palestine against Hamas, a different war is being waged online. Both sides are battling via social media to disseminate propaganda messages and help shape public opinion on the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Israel Defense Force employs a 40-person team in its interactive unit [...]

Israel-Hamas social media propaganda

Israel-Hamas social media propaganda

; Credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images While Israel launches a ground offensive in Palestine against Hamas, a different war is being waged online. Both sides are battling via social media to disseminate propaganda messages and help shape public opinion on the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Israel Defense Force employs a 40-person team in its interactive unit [...]

How involved should the US get in foreign crises such as Ukraine and Gaza?

How involved should the US get in foreign crises such as Ukraine and Gaza?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks before a meeting of the UN Security Council on July 25, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images President Obama called on Russia to exert pressure on pro-Russia separatists to assist with the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 investigation in [...]

How involved should the US get in foreign crises such as Ukraine and Gaza?

How involved should the US get in foreign crises such as Ukraine and Gaza?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks before a meeting of the UN Security Council on July 25, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images President Obama called on Russia to exert pressure on pro-Russia separatists to assist with the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 investigation in [...]

How involved should the US get in foreign crises such as Ukraine and Gaza?

How involved should the US get in foreign crises such as Ukraine and Gaza?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks before a meeting of the UN Security Council on July 25, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images President Obama called on Russia to exert pressure on pro-Russia separatists to assist with the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 investigation in [...]

First dip ever in e-cig sales raises question: is this just a fad?

First dip ever in e-cig sales raises question: is this just a fad?

; Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images E-cigarette sales have declined for the first time in a five-year-period of steady growth. This news comes in the mists of Reynolds American Inc. agreeing to sell its popular Blu e-cig brand to rival tobacco company Imperial Tobacco Group. The sales of e-cigs rose 1.7% in 2013– which equals [...]

How smartphone addicts slow down restaurant service

How smartphone addicts slow down restaurant service

A man takes a picture of his meal with his mobile phone to share it on the “Food Reporters” network on July 19, 2012 during his lunch in a restaurant in Paris.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Smartphones at restaurants can be both a help and a hindrance to their business owners. On the one hand, customers [...]

How smartphone addicts slow down restaurant service

How smartphone addicts slow down restaurant service

A man takes a picture of his meal with his mobile phone to share it on the “Food Reporters” network on July 19, 2012 during his lunch in a restaurant in Paris.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Smartphones at restaurants can be both a help and a hindrance to their business owners. On the one hand, customers [...]

The Anaheim Angels’ Mike Trout wins MVP in MLB’s All Star Game

The Anaheim Angels’ Mike Trout wins MVP in MLB’s All Star Game

American League All-Star Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images); Credit: Elsa/Getty Images Summertime means baseball season is well underway. One [...]