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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. "At the time of the incident there was no Israeli military activity in the area surrounding the hospital whatsoever," Israel's Defense Forces said in a statement. The IDF said "failed" Palestinian rocket launches caused the attack. A Hamas spokesman said, "The story being put forth by the 'Occupation' that resistance rockets fell in Shifa Hospital and at the Children's Park in the Al-Shati Refugee camp is a failed attempt to escape from this crime and its fears that this crime will be exposed and held judicially accountable." Hamas claimed in a statement that it had proof of Israeli shrapnel "as evidence." Early reports from the ground said an Israeli drone was responsible.
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A judge tentatively ruled against Donald Sterling and in favor of his estranged wife Shelly on Monday, in the trial over whether she had the authority to negotiate a $2 billion deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers. The tentative ruling in her favor will pave the way for the sale to move forward before NBA owners meet Aug. 15. It will remain tentative until all final objections are heard.
Lawmakers have unveiled a $17.5 billion compromise bill to address the nationwide problems at veterans hospitals, NBC News reported. Senate Armed Services Chairman Bernie Sanders, a Democrats, and House Armed Services Chairman Jeff Miller, a Republican, announced the deal at a press conference Monday afternoon. Of the $17.5 billion measure, which went through a week of negotiations, $10 billion will be devoted to providing the contracting out of private health care for veterans who are subject to long waiting lines or who live far away from a VA facility.
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The Ebola virus, which has infected two U.S. humanitarian workers in Liberia, isn't likely to be carried to the States, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. “Ebola poses little risk to the U.S. general population,” Stephan Monroe of CDC’s National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases told reporters. Since transmission is "through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person,” Monroe said, a person has to be in direct contact with someone who is ill to become infected.
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Philadelphia Police say they have charged a teenager and man for carjacking a woman and then running down a family along a city sidewalk as they sold fruit to raise money for a playground.
Two U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were shot Monday afternoon when a gun battle erupted in Greenwich Village as the officers tried to apprehend an accused child molester, authorities said. The suspect was killed in the gun battle. "From what we know at this point it appears that the injuries to the officers are not life-threatening," said Mayor de Blasio.
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The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. The Dallas-based airline flew planes after the FAA "put the airline on notice that these aircraft were not in compliance" with safety regulations, the agency said. Click through to see Southwest Airlines' statement
A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe pain, vision and hearing problems and other long-term affects
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 of Gorham 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.
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A North Texas man who once told police the federal government was "beaming radar" into him was arrested Monday, after federal prosecutors say he sent hundreds of envelopes containing white powder to schools, U.S. embassies and businesses over the years.
Hong Minh Truong, 66, of Rowlett, was arrested Monday by FBI special agents and investigators for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
A relief group official says two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia.
Ken Isaacs, a vice president of Samaritan's Purse, told The Associated Press on Sunday that 33-year-old Dr. Kent Brantly was stable and in very serious condition.
Brantly is the medical director for the group's Ebola care center on the outskirts of the Liberian capital of Monrovia and has been diagnosed with the very disease he was trying to help fight.
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Three months after a 9-month-old boy died after being left in his father's SUV, the Santa Clara County District Attorney ruled on Monday that the dad will not be charged with the baby's death.
The father was extremely fatigued and mistakenly believed that he had dropped off the child, Giovanni Hernandez of Los Gatos, at a babysitter’s home on his way to work, the prosecutors' review concluded.
A severe weather system that has already flattened homes, spawned tornadoes and flooded neighborhoods threatened to cause more damage Monday, NBC News reported. Storms pounded a vast area from New Hampshire to North Carolina and from Michigan to northern Louisiana on Sunday. Six tornadoes reportedly touched down, more than 200,000 customers were left without power and and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed. The weather system was expected hit New England and West Virginia from around 1 p.m., while the South was set to be slammed in the afternoon.
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Beachgoers reported seeing a bright flash, hearing the sound of a loud explosion and witnessing the chaos that ensued along the coast during a fatal lightning strike in Venice on Sunday afternoon
. "It was like a scene out of 'Jaws,' all the mothers were going in to grab their kids to drag them out of the water," said witness Joe Doro. Eight people who were in and near the water were taken to the hospital, the LAFD said, including a 20-year-old man who was later pronounced dead.