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Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Boko Haram Kidnaps Wife of Cameroon's Vice PM

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Pregnant Woman Killed While Admiring Gun Collection

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Rare Lightning Strikes Kill 1, Injure 8 Others in SoCal

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 11:16 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 10:09 PM

The Case for Legalized Marijuana

On Sunday, The New York Times became the largest U.S. newspaper to support decriminalizing pot on the federal level. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia have loosened their marijuana laws and 55 percent of Americans say they support legalizing the drug. Alaska and Oregon will decide whether or not to allow marijuana for recreational purposes in November of this year. Read »
Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Uber Driver Arrested After Sexual Assault

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Deadly Firing on U.N. School Prompted by Militants, Israel Says

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Olympian Noelle Pikus-Pace's Missing Brother Found

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Fighting Intensifies Near MH17 Crash Site

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major operation against pro-Russian militants on Sunday in an effort to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month, The Associated Press reported. Dutch and Australian police officers who had planned to start searching for evidence and the remaining bodies at the site, postponed the trip due the fighting. In the Netherlands, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his government has rejected the idea of deploying armed troops to secure the crash site. Read »
Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Couple Taking Wedding Photos End up in Rap Video

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Netanyahu Blames Hamas Again for Palestinian Deaths

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the growing number of civilian casualties in Gaza should be blamed on Hamas, not the Israeli army. "We use missiles to protect our people, they use people to protect their missiles," Netanyahu said on NBC's Meet the Press. The remarks echo statements Netanyahu made to NBC News Brian Williams' last week. The Israeli leader on Sunday said that Hamas tells Gazans not to leave, while Israel urges civilians to flee the tumultuous zone. The death toll in Gaza has surpassed 1,000. At least 46 Israelis have been killed since the start of the conflict. Read »
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Severe Wind, Hail and Tornadoes Threaten Millions

The Ohio River Valley, Mid-Atlantic region and Northeast corridor could be in for some severe weather to start the week, including tornadoes, massive hail and heavy winds on Sunday, meteorologists said. Storms could be potentially the most dangerous for Ohio, West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania and Kentucky, according to Weather.com. The storms could move to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Monday, but tornadic activity was not expected in those areas, according to the National Weather Service. Read »
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Kayakers Breach Security Perimeter at JFK

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Father Dies After Killing Son, Shooting Himself

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Brother Waits for Lost Costa Concordia Crewman

The Costa Concordia cruise liner reached its final destination on Sunday, when it was towed to the Italian port city of Genoa to be broken down into scrap, 31 months after running aground and sinking off the coast of Giglio. But for Kevin Rebello, the journey isn't over. His brother Russell was working on board as a waiter when the disaster struck. Nearly 4,000 people escaped the vessel, but by dawn 32 were still missing and presumed dead. To date, 31 bodies have been found. Russell Rebello remains missing. Although he assumes the worst, Kevin says he hasn't begun to mourn his brother, because he doesn't have a definitive answer on his brother's condition.Click through to read more more of Kevin Rebello's story. Read »