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"Day of Rage" Protests Erupt in Jerusalem, West Bank

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. Confrontations between Palestinians and police erupted in East Jerusalem Friday during a protest to show solidarity with people in the Gaza Strip, where Israeli strikes have killed more than 800 since July 8. In the West Bank, three Palestinians were shot in separate incidents involving both the Israeli army and a civilian, medics and witnesses said, Reuters reported. Meanwhile, 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 »
5 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 »
57 minutes ago

Church Member Behind Porcelain Dolls Outside Homes

4 hours 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 »
2 hours ago

Chicago Airport Worker Stole Items Meant for Military Overseas: Police

16 minutes ago

Wanted Man Taunts Police Online, Gets Arrested the Next Day

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 9:09 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.
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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

2 minutes ago

Foster Child Left in Hot Car Dies in Kansas

A 10-month-old foster child died after being left in a car on a 90-degree day in a Wichita, Kansas, neighborhood, police said Friday. The foster parents, two men ages 26 and 29, were questioned and the older one was booked on a charge of child endangerment while the investigation in the Thursday evening tragedy continues, NBC News reported. Their names were not released. "The child had been picked up from the babysitter somewhere around four o'clock in the afternoon...and somehow forgotten inside of the vehicle," Lt. Todd Ojile said. Read »
2 hours ago

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

2 hours ago

Doctor in Psych Unit Shootout Released from Hospital

3 hours ago

Tree-Killing Fungus Spreads in Florida Everglades

3 hours ago

Market Basket Employees to Hold "Grand Finale" Rally

Market Basket protestors in Massachusetts will rally Friday morning in a "grand finale" protest, as the employees' walkout grinds on and the chorus of calls for the company to reinstate its ousted CEO grows louder, New England Cable News reported. According to the Save Market Basket Facebook page, the rally will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Tewksbury Market Basket on Main Street. Employees are angry over the firing and replacement of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas by his cousin after decades of bitter feuding. Read »
3 hours ago

USC Graduate Student Found Dead After Attack

2 hours ago

NYPD Collecting DNA in Brooklyn Bridge White Flags Investigation