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Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Congress Fails to Reach Deal on Border, But Passes VA Bill

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 8:29 PM

First Ebola Patient to Arrive Saturday in Atlanta

One of the two Americans infected with Ebola will arrive Saturday at an Air Force Base near Atlanta aboard an specially outfitted jet. The first patient will be either Dr. Kent Brantly or Nancy Writebol, both of whom have been gravely ill with the virus in Liberia. U.S. health officials were scrambling Friday to retrieve the two from the West African country. 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. Read »
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 6:33 PM

USDA Revamps 50-Year-Old Poultry Inspection Rules

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 8:28 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 »
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Gas-Fueled Explosions Kill 15 in Taiwan City of Kaohsiung

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Murdered Teen Reportedly Texted Boyfriend "I Think I'm Being Kidnapped"

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 3:39 PM

MH17 Victims' DNA Retrieved From Crash Site

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Stocks Plunge: Dow Sheds 316 on Europe, Rate Hike Fears

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Giraffe Dies After Smashing Head on Highway Bridge

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 5:28 PM

CIA Chief Apologizes for Senate Computer "Hack"

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 2:55 PM

CDC Issues Travel Advisory for West Africa Over Ebola

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 1:47 PM

GOP Leaders Drop Border Vote After Tea Party Revolt

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 2:03 PM

"Coming for You": American Suicide Bomber in Syria

Video has emerged purporting to show the first American to carry out a suicide attack in Syria, NBC News reported. The State Department has confirmed that it believes that young Floridian Moner Mohammad Abusalha was the American involved in the May attack in Syria's Idlib Province. A new video posted on Monday — and has not been independently verified — purports to show Abusalha before the attack, ripping his passport to shreds before setting it on fire. "You think you're safe where you are, in America or Britain,” he says. Abusalha was one of a growing number of foreign fighters traveling to Syria to take up arms in the country’s civil war. Read »
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Experimental Ebola Serum Used on U.S. Woman

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:40 AM

GOP Bill Would Keep Obama From Expanding DACA