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Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 2:09 AM

Costa Concordia Nears Final Stop

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Israel and Hamas Resume Fighting; U.N. to Meet

Despite a 24-hour cease-fire proposal, Israel and the militant group that rules the Gaza Strip continued launching attacks Sunday, NBC News reported. Hamas asked for a cease-fire hours after Israel resumed attacks on the enclave, but 492 rockets were launched at Israel. Meanwhile, the Israeli army launched over 30 attacks on the Gaza strip Sunday, killing 14 people, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. More than 1,030 Palestinians have died in the course of the 20-day conflict, while 46 Israelis have been killed. The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt a statement calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire," the Associated Press reported. Read »
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 3:58 AM

Ukraine Claims Advances Against Pro-Russian Separatists

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Dad Defends Albuquerque Teen Suspect in Homeless Slayings

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Oregon Proposes No-Smoking Rule for Coast

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Court Strikes Down D.C. Ban on Carrying Guns in Public

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 5:18 AM

Israeli PM Netanyahu on Sunday's "Meet the Press"

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Nissan Expands Recall Over Explosive Air Bags

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 4:55 AM

New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Dad Defends NM Teen Suspect in Homeless Slayings

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 4:06 PM

1st MH17 Body ID'd As Fighting Flares Up in Ukraine

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Storms Lash Midwest With Hail, High Winds

A severe storm system dropped baseball-sized hail and lashed South Dakota with high winds as parts of the Midwest brace for a bout of bad weather Saturday afternoon into the evening, NBC News reported. Into the afternoon and evening, the storm will move toward central Illinois and Indiana, where severe thunderstorms are expected to form, said Dale Eck, director of the global forecast center at The Weather Channel. That storm is likely to dump hail from eastern Nebraska to the Ohio Valley, with the added possibility of tornadoes. Overnight, the storm will move east and southeast, threatening the East Coast with possible hail and tornadoes Sunday. Read »
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Second Black Box Found in Air Algerie Crash: UN

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Israel Extends Gaza Cease-Fire as Militants Launch More Rockets

Israel's government approved extending its cease-fire through Sunday, as Hamas militants continued to fire rockets into Israel from Gaza, Israel's military said, NBC News reported. The extended cease-fire will last through 5 p.m. ET on Sunday. A Hamas official said the group rejected an Israeli proposal offered earlier on Saturday to extend a humanitarian cease-fire by four more hours. The Palestinian death toll rose to 1,047 Saturday, as 147 bodies were pulled from the rubble, Palestinian health official Asraf al-Kidra said. Israel has lost 42 soldiers, including two who died Saturday, and three civilians. Read »