Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike hit the northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Gaza residents rushed to banks, vegetable markets and shops Thursday during a first U.N.-brokered lull in 10 days of Israel-Hamas fighting, but a quick resumption of hostilities after it ended signaled that a permanent truce remains elusive. Hamas fired 10 rockets at Israel after the end of the temporary truce, while Israel launched two airstrikes at the Gaza Strip, security officials said. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Israel accepts Egyptian cease-fire plan

Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a monthlong war, signaling an end to the bloodiest round o…

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Tag renewal offices open in Hoover, Clay

Jefferson County residents no longer have to fear the dreaded lines at the Jefferson County court house when they wish to renew their tags. …