1. The Israel drawdown -- and a limited 7-hour truce -- could signal a winding down of the battle against Hamas. But it's unclear whether Israel will be able to unilaterally end the war.
2. A strong earthquake toppled thousands of buildings, left hundreds dead and injured at least 1,800 in China.
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3. The second American striken with Ebola headed to Atlanta this week.
4. Fighting rages on the western outskirts of Donetsk as the advancing Ukrainian army tries to seize control of the separatist stronghold.
5. The toxins that contaminated the drinking water for 400,000 in Toledo, Ohio, have long been a concern for water plant operators, due to algae blooms caused by farm runoff and sewage-plant sludge.
6. No Supreme Court justice has emerged as a principled opponent of the death penalty, despite problems with execution drugs and exonerations due to DNA evidence.
7. The death of a caseworker at the hands of an armed patient in Philadelphia shows how mental health providers are at greater risk of assault than the general workforce, experts say.
8. With traditional pensions becoming rarer, and lower-paid workers less likely to have access to a 401(k), there is a growing gulf between the retirement savings of the wealthy and people with lower incomes.
9. "Guarians of the Galaxy" sets August box office record.
10. Coaches and players used tablets for the first time to view in-game photos of Sunday's Hall of Fame game.