In California, one main issue is environmental laws. But protesters are targeting taxes and healthcare reform too.
A new strategy in Afghanistan to combat the opium trade draws on US experience curbing cocaine shipments in Latin America.
A lead Palestinian peace negotiator says the demand for a full settlement freeze – not a partial one – is a precondition to resuming peace talks. But a meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas is still possible in September.
All sides have promised to meet again. Israeli settlements and a belligerent Iran remain the biggest stumbling blocks.