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3 hours ago

Israeli Ground Troops Enter Gaza as Tensions Rise

Israel sent ground forces into Gaza on Saturday in what appears to be the first time they've been used in the five-day offensive that has killed more than 156 Palestinians, NBC News reported. The Israeli military said the troops were sent to a site used to fire rockets into Israel. Four Israel Defense Forces soldiers were injured after "an exchange of fire," according to the Israeli military's Twitter. Israel ignored U.N. calls for a ceasefire on Saturday and announced that it would hit Gaza "with great force" to prevent rocket attacks from being launched from there into Israel. Meanwhile, thousands took to the streets in Gaza to mourn the dead and express their outrage. Read »
2 hours ago

3 Dead, 2 Hurt in SoCal Shooting

3 hours ago

I'll "See Them Again": Slaughter Survivor Mourns Family

The 15-year-old lone survivor of a shooting that left her parents and four siblings dead in their Texas home bravely thanked the community Saturday for their support — and said she's comforted knowing she will see her family again, NBC News reported. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,” said Cassidy Stay, quoting a line from the “Harry Potter” series at a “celebration of life” gathering at Lemm Elementary School in Spring, Texas. Cassidy was critically injured by alleged gunman Ronald Lee Haskell, her ex-uncle. She was released from the hospital Friday. Read »
3 hours ago

Chicago Family Begs Drivers Not to Text and Drive After Fatal Crash

4 hours ago

Lightning Kills 2nd Person in Rockies in 2 Days

29 minutes ago

Putin to Spend Billions on 2018 World Cup

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 7:27 PM
 

Do something! You know, it is lonely, me just doing stuff.  

— President Barack Obama, criticizing congressional Republicans’ lawsuit against him and opposition to his immigration proposals.
3 hours ago

Minuteman Project Renewed Amid Border Crisis

Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 at 11:13 AM

I Know Why LeBron Is Going Back to Cleveland

4 hours ago

Tracy Morgan Released From Rehab After Crash

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 3:45 PM

What to Know About the Immigration Crisis

4 hours ago

Bridge Demolition Rocks Cleveland

Crews used explosives to take down a 55-year-old bridge in Cleveland on Saturday. The Innerbelt Bridge was demolished at dawn to make way for two new bridges that should be completed this fall. The Innerbelt was one of Ohio's busiest stretches of roadway. Read »
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Uber: What to Know About Car Service App

3 hours ago

Iran's Foreign Minister Defends Hamas, Condemns Israel

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended Hamas this weekend, saying that Palestinians have been marginalized by Israel. "We do not condemn people who are defending themselves," Zarif said to NBC's David Gregory in an exclusive interview. He said the U.S. and other members of the U.N. Security Council have a moral and legal responsibility to put an end to the conflict. The Security Council has called for a ceasefire amid ongoing clashes, which have killed at least 135 Palestinians. Israel has defended its offensive, saying it's a necessary response to rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip. Read »
Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Gunmen Kill 29, Mostly Women, in Baghdad: Police