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Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 5:18 PM

U.S. Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Militant Violence

More than 150 Americans have been evacuated from the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Libya, amid militant violence aimed at the Libyan government, NBC News reported. American officials said that the 158 Americans left the embassy compound early Saturday in a caravan of SUV's and buses headed toward neighboring Tunisia. "We are committed to supporting the Libyan people during this challenging time, and are currently exploring options for a permanent return to Tripoli as soon as the security situation on the ground improves," said a statement from a State Department spokesperson. Read »
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Both Parties Vie to Motivate Black Voters

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Parents of MH17 Victim Visit Crash Site

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Gaza Death Toll Tops 1,000; Ceasefire Underway

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:03 PM

EU Extends Ukraine Sanctions

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Towering Dust Storm Smothers Phoenix Area

A giant dust storm descended on the Phoenix area Friday evening, leaving 10,000 people without power and reducing visibility in some areas to less than a quarter of a mile. Photos on Twitter show a massive cloud of dust rolling over tiny buildings and streets. A blowing dust advisory was issued by the National Weather Service until 9 p.m. local time. Read »
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 6:06 PM

More than 250 Homes Burned in Wash. Wildfires: Official

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Same Canadian Flight Diverted Twice in One Day

Passengers flying from Canada to Panama on Friday morning were in the air more than 15 hours later after their flight was diverted twice — first after a passenger made a threat and a SWAT team stormed aboard and again after another passenger got sick, the airline told NBC News. Sunwing Airlines Flight 772 took off without incident from Toronto — only to turn around and return to the same airport — escorted by U.S. fighter jets after a passenger said he wanted to "bomb Canada," police said. Hours later, the flight was diverted again to Jamaica, after a passenger fainted and suffered a minor head injury, Janine Chapman, a spokeswoman for the airline, told NBC News. After an hour on the ground in Jamaica, it once again set off for Panama City, Chapman said. Read »
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 5:40 PM

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

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 7:47 PM

GOP Works on Slimmed Down Border Bill as Obama Meets Leaders

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Congress Passes Bill Legalizing Cellphone Unlocking

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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 »
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:49 PM

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 »
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Israeli Soldier Grieves Comrades Killed in Gaza Blast

Doron Ziv, a soldier with the Israeli Defense Forces, is mourning the death of three of his comrades, who were killed when his unit went into a booby-trapped house in Gaza and tripped three improvised explosive devices. Ziv made it out alive, but the others were killed by the impact of the blast. "It's a lot of noise, a lot of friends dead... hurt people," said Ziv, when asked about the pain he was feeling. Read »
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:11 PM

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. Hamas will also observe the 12-hour ceasefire, a spokesman for the group said, according to the Associated Press. An optimistic U.S. Secretary of State John 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 »
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