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Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 2:18 AM

Brief Gaza Ceasefire Begins

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:03 AM

EU Extends Ukraine Sanctions

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:42 AM

Same Canadian Flight Diverted Twice in One Day

Passengers flying from Canada to Panama on Friday morning were in the air more than 15 hours later after their flight was diverted twice — first after a passenger made a threat and a SWAT team stormed aboard and again after another passenger got sick, the airline told NBC News. Sunwing Airlines Flight 772 took off without incident from Toronto — only to turn around and return to the same airport — escorted by U.S. fighter jets after a passenger said he wanted to "bomb Canada," police said. Hours later, the flight was diverted again to Jamaica, after a passenger fainted and suffered a minor head injury, Janine Chapman, a spokeswoman for the airline, told NBC News. After an hour on the ground in Jamaica, it once again set off for Panama City, Chapman said. Read »
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 2:59 AM

Man on Overpass in Custody After Shutting Down LA Freeway

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Towering Dust Storm Smothers Phoenix Area

A giant dust storm descended on the Phoenix area Friday evening, leaving 10,000 people without power and reducing visibility in some areas to less than a quarter of a mile. Photos on Twitter show a massive cloud of dust rolling over tiny buildings and streets. A blowing dust advisory was issued by the National Weather Service until 9 p.m. local time. Read »
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 2:01 AM

13-Year-Old Boy Killed, 6 More Shot in Chicago

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:09 PM
 

He is a 24-hours president and communications allow him to do his job anywhere.  

— White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz answering a question from reporters about whether Pres. Obama needs to return to the White House.
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Israel to Observe 12-Hour Pause in Gaza Offensive: IDF

Israel will observe a 12-hour "humanitarian window" in Gaza on Saturday at 1 a.m. ET, a spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces said Friday on Twitter. Hamas will also observe the 12-hour ceasefire, a spokesman for the group said, according to the Associated Press. An optimistic U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that he'll continue peace talks in Paris on Saturday and hopes to achieve a seven-day halt to hostilities in honor of the post-Ramadan festival of Eid, which will likely fall on Monday. Eighteen days of fighting have left 867 Palestinians and 38 Israelis, including 35 soldiers, dead. Read »
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Couple Puts Son in Trunk to "Cure" Fear of Dark

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:28 PM

3 Kids Killed After Carjackers Plow Into Fruit Stand

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Another Florida Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Calif. Lawmaker Charged With Racketeering in Chinatown Crime Probe

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Russia Sending Bigger Weapons to Rebels: U.S.

Russia plans to give pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine more sophisticated weapons, including large caliber multiple launch rocket systems, in the very near future, U.S. defense officials said Friday. Weapons and equipment from Russia continue to flow to separatists in Ukraine unabated and Russia is targeting Ukrainian military sites from across the border, something one Pentagon official said is "unquestionably an escalation." Russia said the accusations are "defamation." Read »
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:47 PM

GOP Works on Slimmed Down Border Bill as Obama Meets Leaders

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Bystanders Capture Violent Robber Who Duct-Taped Woman