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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:38 AM

U.S. to Accuse Russia of Breaching Nuclear Treaty

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Israel Strikes Fuel Tanks at Gaza's Only Power Plant

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Sterling Loses in Court as Judge OKs Clippers Sale

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Maine Father Killed Family of Four, Himself: Cops

In what an official has called, "one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine's history, " a suicidal father killed his three young children, their mother, and then himself. Police said 33-year-old Joel Smith was suicidal and having financial problems before he killed his family in various rooms of their apartment with a 12-gauge shotgun on Saturday night. No suicide note was found, according to police, but investigators said the wife had told a family friend the night of the shooting that Smith recently had threatened suicide. Read »
Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Wild Weather Ends With Two Tornadoes

Wild weather around the country ended Monday with two tornadoes touching down in Denver, Colorado, and in Massachusetts weather officials said. The first twister in Denver caused airport passengers to find shelter and in Massachusetts, a rare tornado ripped roofs off houses and uprooted trees. Monday and Sunday also brought hail to Tennessee, flash flooding in Ohio, and storms that led to power outages in Pennsylvania. On the west coast, an unannounced summer thunderstorm on Venice Beach, California, produced lightning that injured more than a dozen people and left a 21-year-old man dead. Read »
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 4:07 PM
 

We should tell Putin and the Russians that if they keep this up, we will move to expel them — along with the Europeans — from the WTO, and we will not allow the World Cup to go forward in four years in Russia.  

— Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the United States and its European allies should use the World Trade Organization and the World Cup to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Ukraine crisis.
Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Lawmakers Negotiate $17.5B To Aid Veterans Hospitals

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 2:55 AM

North Texas Doctor Fighting Ebola in Grave Condition

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 1:00 AM

FBI Says It's Not Hiding Oklahoma City Bombing Videos

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 6:18 PM

CDC: "Ebola Poses Little Risk to U.S."

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Dozens Hurt in Strikes Near Gaza Hospital, Refugee Camp

At least 12 people were dead and dozens wounded when missiles or rockets hit within yards of Gaza’s main hospital and a refugee camp on Monday, NBC News reported. Israel and Hamas blamed each other as responsible for the strikes. The Israeli Defense Force said "failed" Palestinian rocket launches caused the attack, however Hamas alleged they had proof of Israeli responsibility. Early reports from the ground said an Israeli drone was responsible. Read »
Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

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4 Face Murder Charges in California Student's Fatal Attack

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Police: Arrest Made in NH Teen Kidnapping Case

Authorities say a 34-year-old New Hampshire man has been arrested and charged in the case of a teen girl kidnapping, NECN reported. Nathaniel E. Kibby has been charged with one count of felony kidnapping as the girl, Abigail Hernandez disappeared on Oct. 9, 2013 on her way home from school. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday at 1 p.m. and police say there will be a press briefing following the arraignment. Read »