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Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Friends of Prostitute Accused of Murder: "She's a Good Person”

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Russian Media Offers Different View of Jet's Downing

While Russian President Vladimir Putin has faced widespread criticism from the West for his support of pro-Moscow Ukrainian separatists blamed for downing a commercial jet, Russian media is telling a different story. One Russian TV piece challenged a widely-circulated clip of a Buk missile battery supposedly being hurried to the Russian border after the shootdown, saying that the serial number on the truck matches Ukrainian army equipment. Deputy Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin said social media and the U.S. have acted as judge, jury, and executioner before the facts are known: “Just like Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction!" Read »
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 5:03 PM

John Kerry Heads to Egypt in Bid for Ceasefire

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Why Aren't Commercial Jets Equipped to Avoid Missiles?

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 2:54 PM

3 Teens Used Bricks in Brutal Homeless Killings: Cops

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Leaders Press Russia for Access to MH17 Site, Remains

World leaders urged Russia — whom most international experts believe to be backing the Ukrainian rebels — to help obtain access to the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crash site as well as victims’ bodies. The area is under the control of heavily armed pro-Russian separatist groups who have only allowed the the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe to access it briefly. A Buk surface-to-air missile downed the Malaysian airliner Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard. "Malaysia demands that all human remains must be allowed to be recovered, identified and repatriated,” the country’s transport minister Liow Tiong Lai said Sunday. Read »
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM

4 Huge Wash. Wildfires Merge Into 1

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Kerry: Evidence Shows Separatists Downed MH17

Secretary of State John Kerry laid out evidence that Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine were responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines MH17, but he said that a "final conclusion" hadn't been reached. Kerry said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that Russia has been transporting supplies to the rebels in Ukraine, including a Buk missile to the very vicinity the plane was shot down — "hours before" it was shot down." Read »
Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Palestinian Death Toll Tops 500 in Gaza Conflict

Gaza health officials say the death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has reached 501 following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the two-week campaign, The Associated Press reported. Following an emergency session late Sunday, the U.N. Security Council Sunday expressed "serious concern" about Gaza's rising civilian death toll and demanded an immediate end to the fighting. Twenty Israelis also have died, including 13 soldiers killed in heavy fighting Sunday. Two of the soldiers were American: 24-year-old Max Steinberg of Woodland Hills, California, and 21-year-old Nissim Sean Carmeli of South Padre Island, Texas. Read »
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Netherlands Mourns MH17 Crash Victims

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Israel Approves Two-Hour Cease-Fire After Deadly Shelling

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Rebels Moved MH17 Victims "To Be Humane"

Pro-Russia rebels removed some of the bodies of passengers aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines jet from the crash site to be "humane," the separatists' leader told NBC News. "We have already refused to wait for the [international] experts and had to start clearing the bodies from the scene of the event, because waiting longer was contradictory to what it means to be humane," said Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-declared People's Republic of Donetsk who said the passengers were "lying out in heat." Reuters reported Sunday that bodies from the site had been loaded into refrigerator wagons at a station in the town of Torez, about nine miles away. Read »
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

50 Die as Thousands Flee Gaza Shelling

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 9:38 PM

U.S. Criticizes "Tampering" at MH17 Jet Crash Site

In a statement Saturday night, the U.S. State Department called on Russia to publicly tell separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop interfering in the recovery of bodies at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, saying that reports of looting and uncooperative gunmen are "unacceptable," NBC News reported. The statement also said that the site is not secure and that possible evidence, such as bodies, plane parts and debris, are being hauled away. Pro-Russian gunmen, some intoxicated, have refused to allow European monitors unrestricted access to the site and there are reports that locals are looting the wreckage of valuables and bank cards. At least 190 of the Read »
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