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July 12, 2014 - 10:38pm
6 min 55 sec ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is partly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama.

The Republican governor says that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel's behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him.

Christie's remarks came Saturday as Israel targeted civilian institutions with suspected ties to the militant organization Hamas and...

July 12, 2014 - 10:12pm
6 min 55 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines says a flight leaving Israel for New York developed a mechanical problem and had to return to Tel Aviv and make an emergency landing.

An airline spokeswoman says Delta Flight 469, with 370 passengers and 17 crew members aboard a Boeing 747, returned safely to Ben Gurion Airport early Sunday local time. Spokeswoman Jennifer Martin says the emergency landing was made "out of an abundance of caution."

The flight...

July 12, 2014 - 9:34pm
6 min 55 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC's "This Week" — Attorney General Eric Holder.

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NBC's "Meet the Press" — Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; former U.S. special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk.

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CBS' "Face the Nation" — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Maen Rashid Areikat, the...

July 12, 2014 - 9:04pm
6 min 55 sec ago

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been shot and killed at a home in Pasadena, California, and a suspect is in custody after shooting at police cars.

Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian says the shooting occurred late Saturday afternoon inside a home in the Los Angeles suburb. The suspect surrendered and was taken into custody after barricading himself inside the home, shooting at two police cars and exchanging words with...

July 12, 2014 - 8:38pm
6 min 55 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Amelia Rose Earhart has completed the round-the-world journey that her namesake never finished nearly eight decades ago.

The 31-year-old pilot completed the 24,300-mile journey Friday when her single-engine plane landed at Oakland International Airport, where she was greeted by her parents and crowds of supporters.

Earhart is not related to the famed aviator who disappeared during her attempted global flight in 1937....

July 12, 2014 - 7:56pm
6 min 55 sec ago

ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning grass, brush and scattered timber in central Washington has grown by about 2 square miles, but officials reported good progress in protecting homes in the area.

Fire operations spokesman Rick Acosta said 763 personnel continued fighting the Mills Canyon fire, which by Saturday morning had grown to about 34 square miles near Entiat, roughly midway between Seattle and Spokane.

Despite hot weather, the fire did...

July 12, 2014 - 7:27pm
26 min 54 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she's on the road to recovery.

Cassidy Stay thanked first responders Saturday while speaking to a crowd at an elementary school in her hometown of Spring, the Houston Chronicle reported. It was her first public appearance since the shootings.

"Happiness can be found even in darkest of times, if one remembers...

July 12, 2014 - 7:07pm
26 min 54 sec ago

On July 13 in World Cup history: First ever tournament starts in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1930.

When France faced off against Mexico, and the United States met Belgium in matches at different venues in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, few people could imagine what had been unleashed on the world. A quarter of a century or so after the idea of a global footballing tournament was first mooted, 13 teams, including the host, gathered in Uruguay. Many European countries,...

July 12, 2014 - 6:51pm
26 min 54 sec ago

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Nearly 500 divers and snorkelers submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday for a "concert" beneath the sea broadcast by a local radio station.

The 30th annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival, held at Looe Key Reef along the continental United States' only living coral barrier reef, featured four hours of commercial-free music piped below the surface via a series of underwater speakers.

"We...

July 12, 2014 - 6:46pm
26 min 54 sec ago

Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon!

Because our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth, these full moons will appear to be unusually large. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it's close and full, it appears bigger and brighter than normal, although the difference can be hard to detect.

The full moon Saturday may seem huge, but it's just an illusion caused by its position in the sky.

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