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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"Nobody Can Prove" Russian Link to Ukraine Rebels: Diplomat

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Israel Declares 4-Hour "Humanitarian Window" in Gaza

Israel's military has declared a four-hour “humanitarian window” in parts of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, NBC News reported. It would apply from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time (8 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET), the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement. "The humanitarian window will not apply to the areas in which IDF soldiers are currently operating," IDF said in a statement. "Residents must not return to areas that have previously been asked to evacuate." A spokesman for Hamas rejected Israel's announcement just minutes after it was issued, saying the declaration was worthless because it excluded areas on the border with Israel. Read »
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 4:42 AM

"We Need More": Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on Ground

The biggest outbreak of Ebola in history is affecting over 1,200 people and continues to spread with no end in sight. The disease recently killed an American doctor and a hygienist colleague working for charities, as well as Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, the doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not treating patients, but offering advice, and the World Health Organization, forced to slash budgets, deployed over 120 people. The rest is being covered by nonprofits, and the affected countries' health departments, which are not equipped to stop the outbreak from spreading. Read »
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Israeli Shells Kill 15 at U.N. School in Gaza

At least 15 people were killed and 90 were wounded after Israeli tank shells hit a U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, a health official and a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency said, The Associated Press reported. The Israeli military said mortar shells had been fired from near the school, and that soldiers fired back. The strike came a day after fuel tanks at Gaza’s only power plant came under attack, threatening the only energy provider for the territory's 1.8 million citizens. Read »
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 3:14 AM

Feds Probing Possible Flaw in GM Airbags

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Theodore Van Kirk, Last Survivor of Enola Gay's Crew, Dies

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 3:49 AM

Feds Blame Tanning as Deadly Skin Cancer Skyrockets

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Money Over Medicine: Why There's Still No Ebola Vaccine

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Colorado Court Halts Gay Marriages in Boulder

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Crews Beat Back Blaze in California's Yosemite Park

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Satellite Photos Show Activity at North Korea Launch Site

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Appeals Court Upholds Country of Origin Labels on Meat

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 5:34 PM

U.S. Hits Russia With Tough New Sanctions, Backing EU

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Ukraine Rebels Threaten to Ban OSCE From MH17 Crash Site

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Palestinian Teen Live Tweets Strikes on Gaza