SECY OF STATE JOHN KERRY CONDEMNING AN "OUTRAGEOUS" VIOLATION BY PALESTINIAN MILITANTS OF THE GAZA CEASE-FIRE HE HELPED BROKER *

KERRY'S DEMANDING THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF AN ISRAELI SOLDIER APPARENTLY ABDUCTED BY HAMAS *

HE SAYS THE ATTACK, WHICH ALSO KILLED TWO ISRAELI SOLDIERS, WAS AN AFFRONT TO THE ASSURANCES THAT BOTH SIDES HAD GIVEN TO THE UN ABOUT RESPECTING THE CEASE-FIRE *

A TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL SAYS THE ATTACK HAPPENED BEFORE THE TRUCE BEGAN *

UN SECY-GEN BAN KI-MOON BLAMES HAMAS FOR VIOLATING THE CEASE-FIRE IN GAZA, DEMANDING THE IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF A CAPTURED ISRAELI SOLDIER *

BAN IS URGING BOTH SIDES "TO SHOW MAXIMUM RESTRAINT AND RETURN TO THE AGREED 72-HOUR HUMANITARIAN CEASE-FIRE" *

ISRAEL AND HAMAS HAVE ACCUSED EACH OTHER OF BREAKING THE CEASE-FIRE, WHICH TOOK EFFECT AT 8 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON FRI *

FIGHTING BROKE OUT LESS THAN TWO HOURS LATER *

ISRAELI MILITARY MOVING DEEPER INTO SOUTHERN GAZA IN SEARCH FOR AN ARMY OFFICER BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN CAPTURED BY HAMAS *

THE HUMANITARIAN CEASE-FIRE UNRAVELED FRI LESS THAN TWO HOURS AFTER IT STARTED, WITH HAMAS AND ISRAEL BLAMING EACH OTHER FOR BREAKING THE TRUCE *

AT LEAST 140 PALESTINIANS AND TWO ISRAELI SOLDIERS WERE KILLED IN THE FIGHTING FRI *

S&P 500 SUFFERS ITS WORST WEEK SINCE JUNE 2012 *

THE INDEX FELL 5.52 PTS FRI, OR 0.3%, TO CLOSE AT 1,925 *

THE DOW JONES DROPPED 69.93 PTS, OR 0.4%, TO CLOSE AT 16,493, WHILE THE NASDAQ FELL 17.13 PTS, OR 0.4%, TO 4,352 *

STOCKS DECLINED AMID GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT THE CONFLICTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND UKRAINE, AS WELL AS BANKING PROBLEMS IN EUROPE *

EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA IS MOVING FASTER THAN EFFORTS TO CONTROL THE VIRUS, ACCORDING TO THE HEAD OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORG *

THE W.H.O. IS DEPLOYING HUNDREDS MORE HEALTH CARE WORKERS TO COMBAT EBOLA, WHICH HAS KILLED MORE THAN 700 PEOPLE IN GUINEA, LIBERIA AND SIERRA LEONE *

MEANWHILE, PLANS ARE UNDERWAY TO BRING BACK TWO AMERICAN AID WORKERS WHO HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS *

AT LEAST ONE OF THE PATIENTS WILL BE TREATED AT EMORY UNIV HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA *

PRES OBAMA SAYS THE U.S. "TORTURED" AL QAEDA DETAINEES CAPTURED AFTER THE 9/11 ATTACKS *

IN A WH NEWS CONFERENCE, THE PRES ACKNOWLEDGED THE U.S. "DID SOME THINGS THAT WERE CONTRARY TO OUR VALUES" IN THE NAME OF NATL SECURITY *

PRES OBAMA'S REMARKS COME BEFORE THE IMPENDING RELEASE OF A SENATE REPORT CRITICIZING THE CIA'S POST-9/11 DETENTION AND INTERROGATION PRACTICES *

U.S. ARMY TO NOTIFY 550 MAJORS, INCLUDING SOME SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN, THEY WILL HAVE TO LEAVE THE SERVICE BY NEXT SPRING AS PART OF THE BRANCH'S BUDGET-DRIVEN DOWNSIZING *

ARMY'S VICE CHIEF GEN JOHN CAMPBELL SAYS IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO TELL THOSE SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN THEY ARE OUT OF A JOB BUT THAT THE ARMY WILL HELP THE LAID-OFF OFFICERS MAKE A "PROPER TRANSITION" *

BUDGET CUTS WILL FORCE THE ARMY TO SHRINK FROM ITS CURRENT SIZE OF 514,000 SOLDIERS TO ABOUT 450,000 SOLDIERS BY 2019 *

NATL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMIN ADVISING GM VEHICLE OWNERS TO RECHECK THE AUTOMAKER'S RECALL WEBSITE *

THE NHTSA SAYS THE GM WEBSITE HAS BEEN INCORRECTLY TELLING SOME OWNERS THEIR CARS ARE NOT INVOLVED IN THE RECALLS *

THE GOVT AGENCY HAS ASKED THE DETROIT AUTOMAKER TO FIX THE PROBLEM, WHICH IT EXPECTS TO BE RESOLVED BY LATE FRI *

GM HAS ISSUED 60 RECALLS COVERING 29 MIL VEHICLES THIS YEAR *

TEAM OF DUTCH AND AUSTRALIAN INVESTIGATORS CONTINUING TO LOOK FOR VICTIMS' REMAINS AT THE CRASH SITE OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH17 IN EASTERN UKRAINE *

THE INTL TEAM HAS PRIORITIZED RECOVERING THE REMAINS OF AS MANY AS 80 VICTIMS FROM THE MORE THAN 8 SQUARE MIL CRASH SITE *

MH17 WAS DOWNED ON JULY 17 BY A SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE FIRED FROM TERRITORY HELD BY PRO-MOSCOW INSURGENTS IN EASTERN UKRAINE *

GOP-CONTROLLED HOUSE PASSES $694 MIL IMMIGRATION BILL TO ADDRESS CRISIS ALONG THE SOUTHERN BORDER *

THE SPENDING BILL, WHICH GAINED THE SUPPORT OF TEA PARTY LAWMAKERS, WAS PASSED LARGELY ALONG PARTISAN LINES *

HOUSE ALSO VOTES TO END OBAMA ADMIN PROGRAM GRANTING WORK PERMITS TO IMMIGRANTS BROUGHT TO THE U.S. ILLEGALLY AS KIDS *

IT'S HIGHLY UNLIKELY THE BILLS WILL REACH PRES OBAMA'S DESK, AS THE SENATE HAS ALREADY ADJOURNED FOR ITS SUMMER RECESS *

HOUSE APPROVES $225 MIL PACKAGE TO REPLENISH ISRAEL'S IRON DOME MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM *

THE HOUSE'S 395-8 VOTE COMES HOURS AFTER THE SENATE APPROVED THE MEASURE *

BILL NOW HEADS TO PRES OBAMA, WHO EARLIER FRI REITERATED ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF AGAINST HAMAS ATTACKS *

THE IRON DOME SYSTEM IS CREDITED WITH INTERCEPTING DOZENS OF ROCKETS FIRED INTO ISRAEL BY PALESTINIAN MILITANTS OVER THE PAST THREE WEEKS *