Cease Fire

US, UN Announce Deal on Gaza Cease-Fire


Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours. Assurances were given that all parties in the conflict in Gaza had agreed to an unconditional cease-fire. Read more...
Immigration

Lawmakers Summoned Back to DC Over Border Bill


Lawmakers departing on Thursday for their annual August recess are now being told “not so fast” after the House Republican leadership pulled a $659 million bill to address the ongoing crisis at the southern border. Read more...
Tax Exempt

Tax Free Back-to-School Holiday is This Weekend


This year, there's a long list of items that can be purchased without paying the usual sales taxes. The holiday is Friday through Sunday. Get full lists of tax exempt items, and read more...
Markets

Stock Market Plunges on Thursday


The Dow Jones industrial average had its worst one-day drop since February, erasing its gain for the year, as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. Read more...
Water Scare

Rare Flesh Eating Bacteria Kills One in Sarasota Area


The disease can be contracted through open wounds on the skin or eating raw or undercooked shellfish. The bacteria thrives in warm, salt water, but Sarasota County Health Department epidemiologist Michael Drennon says the water is still okay to go in. Read more...