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Israel to Observe 12-Hour Pause in Gaza Offensive: IDF

Israel will observe a 12-hour "humanitarian window" in Gaza on Saturday at 1 a.m. ET, a spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces said Friday on Twitter. The move is likely the unspecified “goodwill gesture” mentioned earlier on Friday by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a Cairo news conference. Hamas will also observe the 12-hour ceasefire, a spokesman for the group said, according to the Associated Press. An optimistic Kerry said Friday that he'll continue peace talks in Paris on Saturday and hopes to achieve a seven-day halt to hostilities in honor of the post-Ramadan festival of Eid, which will likely fall on Monday. Eighteen days of fighting have left 867 Palestinians and 38 Israelis, including 35 soldiers, dead. Read »
48 minutes ago

3 Kids Killed After Carjackers Plow Into Fruit Stand

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Russia Sending Bigger Weapons to Rebels: U.S.

Russia plans to give pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine more sophisticated weapons, including large caliber, multiple launch rocket systems, in the very near future, U.S. defense officials said Friday. Weapons and equipment from Russia continue to flow to separatists in Ukraine unabated and Russia is targeting Ukrainian military sites from across the border, something one Pentagon official said is "unquestionably an escalation." Russia said the accusations are "defamation." Read »
2 hours ago

Another Florida Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

2 hours ago

GOP Works on Slimmed Down Border Bill as Obama Meets Leaders

23 minutes ago

U.S.-Grown Gangs Fuel Violence in Central America

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:09 PM
 

He is a 24-hours president and communications allow him to do his job anywhere.  

— White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz answering a question from reporters about whether Pres. Obama needs to return to the White House.
40 minutes ago

SWAT Team Terrifies Plane Passengers After Bomb Scare

Passengers on a plane from Toronto to Panama were left shaken Friday morning after one passenger's remark about bombing the plane resulted in a heavily armed SWAT team rushing into the aircraft's cabin, NBC News reported. After the remark, the plane was intercepted by two U.S. fighter jets around the Ohio-Pennsylvania border and escorted back to Canada, where the SWAT team got on board. "It was just awful," said one passenger. "The kids were scared, I was scared." A 25-year-old Canadian man is under arrest, charged with making threats against an aircraft. Read »
3 hours ago

Most Border Children With Sponsors Go to Texas, New York

21 minutes ago

Intruder Shot by Homeowner Wasn't Actually Pregnant: Coroner

13 minutes ago

French Soldiers Reach Mali Plane Crash Site

French soldiers have reached the crash site of Air Algerie Flight 5017, which crashed in Mali on Thursday in bad weather, NBC News and the Associated Press reported. The soldiers have recovered a black box from the plane and more than 200 troops are guarding the site before French accident and criminal investigators arrive Saturday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. France announced there were no survivors among the 118 people on board. Read »
3 hours ago

Orphaned Bear Cubs Flood Into Calif. Wildlife Center

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Could Migrant Children Get Refugee Status? 6 Things to Know

2 hours ago

Foster Dad of Baby Who Died in Hot Car "Wants to Die"

The foster dad who was arrested for leaving his 10-month-old daughter in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas is so traumatized that he "wants to die," his family said. The child died after being left in the car for two hours on a 90-degree day, police said Friday. The foster parents, two men ages 26 and 29, were questioned and the older one was booked on a charge of child endangerment while an investigation into the Thursday evening tragedy continues. Read »
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By Emma Goss

Dramatic Photos: The Conflict in Gaza

The violence in Gaza between Israel and Hamas continues to escalate... See Full Gallery »