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Schumer wants anti-missile technology on planes after MH17
US Sen. Chuck Schumer demanded Sunday that the feds re-consider outfitting passenger planes with anti-missile technology to protect Americans from attacks like the one that killed nearly 300 air travelers...
(Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:23:31 -0400)

Couple taking selfie almost gets struck by lightning
How’s this for a close call? A young couple have captured the moment they were nearly struck by lightning while taking a romantic selfie on holiday in Mexico, Metro reports....
(Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:50:28 -0400)

Israel resumes Gaza offensive as truce ends
JERUSALEM — Israel has resumed its Gaza offensive after a series of Palestinian rocket attacks. The Israeli military said Sunday that following “Hamas’ incessant rocket fire” during the unilateral Israeli...
(Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:47:28 -0400)

Man kept mother’s death a secret from brother: suit
A Florida man is suing his Manhattan brother for keeping secrets — like their mother’s death. George Grodin, of Boca Raton, claims in a lawsuit that he found out about...
(Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:01:14 -0400)

Evidence mounts of pro-Russian rebels altering MH17 crash site
British security officials say they have “credible information” that pro-Russian rebels tampered with the crash scene of Malaysian Flight 17 — planting parts from other aircraft at the site in...
(Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:47:21 -0400)

Israel extending truce for 24 hours despite new Hamas rockets
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an...
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:21:05 -0400)

Hamas fires rockets on Israel, ending 12-hour cease-fire
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new...
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:06:36 -0400)

Police hunt for carjackers who killed 3 children
PHILADELPHIA — Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as...
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:34:55 -0400)

North Korea fired ballistic missile into the sea
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high...
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:23:42 -0400)

Why a restaurant server ‘screamed’ at Aretha Franklin
LEWISTON, N.Y. — Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a New York server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn’t allowed to eat her takeout...
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:52:30 -0400)