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Obama: GOP Border Bill "Extreme and Unworkable"

35 minutes ago

U.S. Scrambles to Retrieve Ebola Patients

U.S. health officials were working on Friday to receive and treat two Americans infected with the deadly Ebola virus from West Africa. The State Department said it was helping organize the evacuations over the "coming days." Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, which has a special isolation unit that it operates in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was originally asked to treat one patient, but a request for the second patient came up minutes before Friday's press conference. Two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, have been gravely ill with Ebola infections in Liberia. Read »
34 minutes ago

Clinton on Sept. 10, 2001: "I Could Have Killed" Bin Laden

Former President Bill Clinton was in Australia the day before the September 11 attacks when described the chance he passed up to take down Osama bin Laden. "I nearly got him. And I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him. And so I just didn't do it," he said on tape. The recording was lost and forgotten about until last week, when Michael Kroger, the former head of the Liberal Party in the Australian state of Victoria, remembered he had the tape, and Sky News in Australia played it on Thursday. Read »
29 minutes ago

Man Put Needles in Supermarket Meat: Prosecutors

2 hours ago

Police Chokehold Killed NYC Man, Coroner Rules

6 hours ago

Judge: Girl in "Slender Man" Stabbing Case Not Fit for Trial

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM
 

Stop just hatin’ all the time. Let’s get some work done.  

— President Barack Obama chastising Republicans for moving to sue him over the use of executive actions.
Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 6:28 AM

Israeli Soldier Feared Captured as Truce Unravels

A three-day Gaza cease-fire that started Friday crumbled nearly two hours after it went into effect, with Israel suggesting one of its soldiers may have been captured and at least 35 Palestinians killed and 200 wounded by Israeli tank shells in the southern town of Rafah, NBC News reported. Earlier, Israel and Hamas had agreed to halt all aggressive operations, but Israel said one of its soldiers, 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23, appeared to have been taken about 90 minutes after the truce began. The Israeli military says Gaza militants have fired eight rockets and mortars at Israel since the cease-fire started. Read »
3 hours ago

Facebook Goes Down for Many Users

52 minutes ago

New Video Shows Isolated Brazilian Tribe Near Amazon

An amazing new video showing a previously isolated indigenous Amazonian tribe emerged this week years after a government organization started studying the group. Brazil's National Indigenous Foundation said it has been monitoring the group since 2008, but direct contact was not made until June. The footage shows the tribesmen's contact with members of the Ashaninka community in the state of Acre in northwestern Brazil near the Peru border. Some of the tribesmen in the video are armed with weapons, but their interaction appears to be mostly peaceful. Read »
3 hours ago

"Mini Tornado" Caused Correction Cop's Skydive Death: Expert

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 8:56 AM
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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 »

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Job Growth Slows in July; Jobless Rate Inches Up

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Pregnant Va. Woman Dies After Being Stung by Wasps

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:30 AM

House to Give Border Bill Another Try Friday