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2 hours ago

Palestinians Call for "Day of Rage" After Deadly Protests

Israeli security forces surrounded Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday as Palestinian leaders called for a “day of rage” after massive protests shook the West Bank overnight, NBC News reported. A protester was killed and 200 were wounded on Thursday, as thousands demonstrated against the offensive that has killed more than 800 Palestinians in Gaza, Reuters reported. Israel's Security Cabinet is set to meet Friday to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza, a defense official told The Associated Press. Read »
2 hours ago

Weather Blamed in Africa Jet Crash; Black Box Found

A passenger jet that crashed after vanishing over west Africa was likely brought down in northern Mali by bad weather, French officials said, NBC News reported. The wreckage of Air Algerie Flight AH5017 was found in the town of Gossi and French soldiers secured on of its black boxes, France's president said. Operated by Spain-based Swiftair, the jet had been traveling from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to Algiers, when it lost contact with air traffic controllers about 50 minutes into the flight. President Francois Holland announced there were no survivors among the 118 onboard, The Associated Press reported. Read »
10 minutes ago

Church Member Behind Porcelain Dolls Outside Homes

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:33 PM

8 Days, 3 Plane Crashes, More Than 450 Likely Dead

26 minutes ago

MH17 Debris Site Deserted, Unsecured for Hours

Portions of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17's wreckage appeared to be left unattended for hours on Friday, with no sign of international monitors or pro-Russian rebels at one of the main debris sites. While the crash site has never been guarded 24 hours a day, the NBC News team on the ground said one of the main impact sites was left unguarded for most of the morning. OSCE spokesman Michael Bociurkiw emailed NBC News and denied that OSCE monitors were not at the scene in the morning but declined to clarify further. Read »
14 minutes ago

"He Was a Creep": Hospital Shooting Suspect Called Crazy

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:09 PM
 

He is a 24-hours president and communications allow him to do his job anywhere.  

— White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz answering a question from reporters about whether Pres. Obama needs to return to the White House.
49 minutes ago

USC Graduate Student Found Dead After Attack

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 2:32 AM

NYPD Collecting DNA in Brooklyn Bridge White Flags Investigation

6 hours ago

U.S. General: Putin May "Light a Fire" He Can't Put Out

2 hours ago

Inside the Botched Execution of Arizona Killer

Convicted killer Joseph Wood died while his attorney and an Arizona judge were in the middle of an emergency phone hearing trying to decide whether or not stopping his execution would cause him more pain. The emergency hearing was prompted by the fact that Wood was still "gasping, snorting, and unable to breathe and not dying" well into his execution, his lawyer said. Wednesday's execution took nearly two hours to complete, with a member of the medical team checking eight times to see if the double-murderer was still alive, state officials said. Read »
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:43 PM

2 Women Convicted in Deadly Nightclub Beating

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Doubts Arise on Report That ISIS Ordered FGM

13 minutes ago

Police ID Intruder Shot Dead After Saying She Was Pregnant

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 2:34 AM

Man Mistakenly Shot at in Dorner Manhunt to Get $1.8M