Fighting Rages On In Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
Gaza police say an infant boy was among those killed when Israeli fighter jets struck the Jabaliya refugee camp early today.
Palestinian health officials say that 718 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed since the conflict began on July 8. Israel has lost 32 soldiers as it has tried to halt rocket fire from Gaza and destroy cross-border tunnels. Two Israeli civilians and a Thai worker in Israel have also been killed.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in the region to pursue truce efforts, says some modest progress has been achieved.
Flight Ban Lifted To Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) - Delta Air Lines says it will obey orders from the Federal Aviation Administration, but it says it will continue to make its own decisions about safety.
The FAA has lifted a ban on U.S. flights traveling to and from Israel.
The temporary ban was put in place following a rocket strike that landed near Israel's main airport in Tel Aviv.
Some U.S. airlines canceled their own flights before the FAA ban was put in place.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The district attorney is warning people in the Pittsburgh suburbs to beware of a telephone scam apparently based in Jamaica. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. says the callers claim to work for Publisher's Clearing House - the legitimate sweepstakes firm - and tell residents they've won a prize but must first send a check to cover processing fees. Zappala says the callers have targeted residents of Whitehall Borough and South Fayette Townships in recent days, and that caller IDs have indicated the calls are being placed from the '876' area code in Jamaica. Zappala says residents should always refuse to send money when they're contacted by phone about any sweepstakes prize or similar offer. Residents can avoid the calls altogether by having their phone company block any calls from the Jamaican area code.
Schwebel's Bread Recall
YOUNGSTOWN, Oh. - Schwebel's Baking Company announced Tuesday a voluntarily recall on certain products after Listeria was discovered in its Youngstown bakery. The products that may be affected were shipped to retail outlets, restaurants and institutions in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky. Officials say the list of recalled items also includes Giant Eagle Brand bread. The company's president, Paul Schwebel, said at this point, no customers seem to have been affected. "Although there is no evidence at this point that any of our consumers or products have been impacted, we are taking this action as a precautionary measure to assure that our products are safe," Schwebel said. The bacteria was discovered during routine testing and the bakery halted production. The FDA was alerted and all shipments were put on hold. Schwebel's says if the product code near the "best by" date begins with the letter "A," the product is a part of the voluntarily recall. They should be discarded or returned to the point of purchase. Anyone with questions regarding the recall can call the company at 1-800-860-2867