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Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM

AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 1:49 PM

190 Bodies Found at Crash Site; Rebels Guarding Them

Ukrainian officials have discovered 190 bodies at the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, but pro-Russian separatists are refusing to let the remains be removed, a government official said Saturday. "The fighters are taking away all that has been found," Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told reporters at a briefing. The claim comes amid growing international outrage over lack of access to the area and the treatment of the 298 killed in Thursday's crash. The Malaysian government demanded the victims be treated with "dignity and respect," while a statement posted on the Ukrainian government's website accused Russia of helping pro-separatist rebels "destroy the evidence of an international crime." Read »
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Iran Nuke Talks Extended After Failure to Meet Deadline

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Flight MH17: What We Know About the Tragedy

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Monitors Barred From MH17 Crash Site Try Again

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 5:06 AM

Weapon Suspected in Malaysia Jet Crash Can't Tell Planes Apart

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Palestinian Death Toll Tops 300 Amid Israeli Strikes

The death toll of Palestinians in Gaza has reached 310 after Israeli airstrikes killed 12 people overnight, Palestinian officials said on Saturday. The 10-day offensive has also killed two Israelis – one of them a soldier – involved in the ongoing ground offensive. The Israeli military said that it had found 13 tunnels and 31 access points since the ground offensive started Thursday night. Overnight, seven rockets were launched into Israel from the enclave. Read »
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Wash. Wildfires Bear Down on Countryside Communities

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 1:12 AM

Obama, Merkel Discuss New Sanctions Against Russia

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Typhoon Rammasun Hits China, Kills One

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Israel Warns of Expanded Ground Campaign

The positioning of Israeli troops and comments from Israel's leaders Friday suggest that the current ground campaign is just the beginning of its offensive in Gaza. Israel is using tanks and artillery to destroy tunnels that Hamas uses to launch attacks on Israel. Meanwhile, Hamas continues to fire rockets into Israel even as its militants come under heavy fire from Israeli military forces. Read »
Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Who Perished on Flight MH17?

The lives of the 298 people on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 were cut short Thursday as their doomed plane passed over the war-torn region of east Ukraine. The victims include a Dutch senator, a couple in their 30s who ran a flower shop, a Dutch student studying at Indiana University and a spokesman for the World Health Organization. Some were heading to Southeast Asia on vacation, among them a Canadian on his way to Bali to celebrate finishing his second year of medical school and two avid soccer fans heading to New Zealand to watch their favorite team play. Read »
Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Huge Swath of U.S. Threatened by Damaging Earthquakes: USGS

An updated seismic hazard map released by the U.S. Geological Survey on Thursday shows that more of the U.S. is susceptible to damaging earthquakes than previously thought. Additional data and updated earthquake models are credited with the fresh projections, which show hot spots from the East Coast to the West. New science forecasts a possible 9.3 magnitude quake around the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle and Portland, sometime in the future. Read »
Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM

"Drunk" Gunmen Keep Monitors From Crash Site

"Impolite and unprofessional" gunmen prevented monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from observing the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday, the OSCE said. A spokesman for the rights and security watchdog said some of the gunmen appeared intoxicated while others would not let the team of observers look at the wreckage. The monitors left less than two hours after they arrived, frustrated by the lack of access. Read »
Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM

58K Gaza Kids Hit by "Death, Injury or Loss of Home"