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  • NEW: Israel-NYC flight makes safe emergency landing

    Flight 469 — a Boeing 747 with 370 passengers and 17 crew members aboard — landed safely back at Ben Gurion Airport around 2:30 a.m. local time, about two hours after it left for John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

    July 12, 2014

  • Governors_Hass.jpg Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

    "I don't think the Republican Party is fighting it," Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker said of gay marriage.

    July 12, 2014 3 Photos

  • APTOPIX Mideast Israe_Hass-1.jpg Security Council urges Gaza truce; no sign of lull

    So far, neither Israel nor Gaza’s Hamas rulers have signaled willingness to stop bombing or attacking targets, many of whom civilians.

    July 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • Immigration web.jpg House chairman: $3.7 billion border request ‘too much’

    The developments indicated that Obama faces an uphill climb as he pushes Congress to approve $3.7 billion to deal with tens of thousands of unaccompanied kids who’ve been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border from poor and increasingly violent Central American nations. And they suggested that even as the children keep coming, any final resolution is likely weeks away on Capitol Hill.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Benghazi web.jpg Commanders: Benghazi rescue hampered by lack of info

    For the military, the fog of war shrouded Benghazi even before the night of Sept. 11.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • MED CDC Anthrax web.jpg Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

    The CDC also released a report that detailed three other incidents in the past decade in which mistakes or other problems caused potentially dangerous germs to be sent out. No lab worker or member of the public was sickened in any of the incidents, the CDC said.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Governors_Hass-1.jpg Biden to governors: Lead us out of this mess

    “The way things have gotten today, and I’m not singling out any party or any group of people — the politics, the culture in Washington, it’s become too personal, it’s too corrosive,” Biden said during a meeting of the National Governors Association. “I think you’ve got to lead us out of this mess we’re in.”

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Teacher tenure fight gains momentum with ruling

    The California ruling struck down state laws dictating how long it takes for a teacher to earn tenure as well as rules that protect senior teachers during layoffs.

    July 11, 2014

  • AFSCME.jpg Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

    A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Haskell.jpg Texas shooting suspect collapses in court

    A shackled Ronald Lee Haskell was standing before a state district judge during a probable cause hearing when he fell to the ground. After another minute, he collapsed again.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

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