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The Pulse: Team U.S.A. Out of World Cup

A cell phone carrier accused of overcharging customers; a tropical storm brewing just off the East Coast; and Team U.S.A. fails to advance in the World Cup. This is "The Pulse."
A cell phone carrier accused of overcharging customers; a tropical storm brewing just off the East Coast; and Team U.S.A. fails to advance in the World Cup. This is "The Pulse."

America's World Cup fever continued Tuesday, but the excitement wasn't enough to help Team U.S.A. advance to the next round. Belgium defeated the Americans 2-1 in overtime, sending the Belgian team to the quarter-finals and leaving the U.S. team out. U.S. goal-tender Tim Howard saved 16 shots on goal, a personal and World Cup best, but it just wasn't enough.

In Israel, thousands of mourners attended the funeral for three teens whose bodies were found in the West Bank Monday. They disappeared on June 12 while trying to hitchhike home, sparking a widespread search in the West Bank before their bodies were found under a pile of rocks. Israel leaders were among those eulogizing the youths. Israel blamed Hamas for the disappearance and killing of the three teens. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Hamas would pay.

In Italy, the U.S. ship "M.V. Cape Ray" has arrived in Italy, where it will take on Syrian chemical weapons slated for destruction. The U.S.-flagged merchant vessel has been staffed and equipped by civilians contracted by the U.S. government to take Syria's chemical weapons. About 1,300 tons of mustard gas and raw materials to make sarin gas will be loaded onto the ship, which has been fitted with machines that will neutralize toxic chemicals. Some of these will then be dumped at sea; others will be taken to waste sites in other countries.

Surf's up off the East Coast. Tropical Storm Arthur is churning just off Florida. Arthur became the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season early today. The storm is expected to drift north and impact North Carolina by Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

The Federal Trade Commission is accusing T-Mobile of billing customers hundreds of millions of dollars in bogus charges. The FTC filed a complaint Tuesday with a U.S. District Court against the cell phone company. The complaint accuses T-Mobile of billing customers for "premium text" subscriptions, like monthly horoscopes, that customers never authorized. The complaint also says the company hid the charges from customers. The FTC claims T-Mobile was aware of this, but still continued to collect millions of dollars in bogus charges for yaers.
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