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Coast Guard Ends Search for Father in Around-World Flight

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the father who was accompanying his teenage son on an around-the-world flight that was set to make history.<p>Babar Suleman, 58, went missing during a plane crash near Pago Pago, in American Samoa, on Tuesday night. The body of his son, 17-year-old pilot …

Airplanes

Philadelphia Carjacking Victims Identified

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — 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 the reward for their capture topped $100,000.<p>The children's 34-year-old mother, Keisha Williams, remained in critical …

The Sunni-Shiite Divide Explained With Extremely Useful Maps And Timelines

"If we want to understand the Middle East, if we want to understand why conflicts are happening the way they are, and how these conflicts may be resolved, we cannot take our eyes of the Shiite-Sunni conflict, says Vali R. Nasr, Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins …

GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told lawmakers Wednesday.<p>Attorneys allied with Democrats in opposing the …

Israel and Hamas clash on social media

As in the field, Israel deploys superior strength and resources as both sides attack each other on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube<p>The lethal military confrontation between Israel and Hamas is being mirrored in a bitter clash on the battlefield of social media.<p>Each side has taken to Twitter, Facebook …

Netherlands liable for 300 Srebrenica massacre deaths, court rules

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Israel warns Gazans to leave homes as Hamas urged to accept cease-fire

Israel and Hamas agreed Wednesday to a five hour cease-fire in order to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, following a request from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.<p>The Israeli military said in a statement Wednesday that it would hold its fire for five hours starting at 10:00 a.m. local …

Israel, Hamas agree to Gaza 'humanitarian' pause

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed to a five-hour U.N. brokered "humanitarian" pause to their 9-day-long battle, offering the most encouraging sign yet that the fierce fighting could come to an end.<p>Israel's bombardment of Gaza has killed more than 200 Palestinians, including four …

Israel

In bustling Tel Aviv, Israelis feel strain of war

Contrast with Gaza destruction is striking but Tel Aviv is not always this peaceful, with rockets a continuing threat<p>Sitting in the shade in the leafy park that takes up most of Tel Aviv's Sderot Ben Gurion, Nir Kalfen and Gilad Woltsovich, both 32, epitomise most of what the world thinks about the …