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  • 7/18/06-BEIRUT, Lebanon

    Westerners Flee Lebanon Any Way They Can

    Westerners Flee Lebanon Any Way They Can

    The evacuation of Westerners from war-ravaged Lebanon picked up speed Tuesday as governments moved to get their citizens to safety by land, sea and air.More >>
  • 7/18/06

    Elizabeth Smart Champions New Sex Offender Registry Bill

    Elizabeth Smart Champions New Sex Offender Registry Bill

    Elizabeth Smart does not want others to experience the ordeal she endured when she was kidnapped in 2002. That is why she is championing a national sex offender registry bill that the House and SenateMore >>
  • 7/18/06-BEIRUT, Lebanon

    Israel Hits Lebanese Army Barracks, Kills 9

    Israel Hits Lebanese Army Barracks, Kills 9

     Israeli warplanes pounded Lebanese army barracks for a second straight day Tuesday, killing at least nine soldiers, Lebanese army sources said. More >>
  • 7/17/06-YUCCA VALLEY, California

    Storms Could Hinder Wildfires Battle

    Storms Could Hinder Wildfires Battle

    Fire crews made progress Monday against wildfires that had destroyed 58 homes and blackened 130 square miles, but they faced a threat of thunderstorms with lightning and enough rain to either douse flames or cause flooding in burned out canyons.More >>
  • 7/17/06-BEIRUT, Lebanon

    New Day, New Attacks:Rockets Again Hit Israeli City Of Haifa

    New Day, New Attacks:Rockets Again Hit Israeli City Of Haifa

    Several suspected Hezbollah rockets hit the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Monday. A large cloud of smoke could be seen coming from near the port area of Haifa, Israel's third-largest city. Another landed in the sea. More >>
  • 7/17/06-CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida

    Discovery Returns Home

    Breaking News: Space Shuttle Has Landed Safely

     Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of six returned to Earth through overcast skies Monday, ending a successful mission that put NASA back in the space station construction business. .More >>
  • 7/15/06-BEIRUT, Lebanon

    Israel Pounds Southern Beirut; Hezbollah Leader Calls For War

    Israel Pounds Southern Beirut; Hezbollah Leader Calls For War

    An Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon hit a minibus Saturday carrying 20 civilians, killing at least 15 of them, Lebanese internal security sources said. More >>
  • 7/15/06-YUCCA VALLEY, California

    Heat, Wind Feed California Wildfires; Body found

    Heat, Wind Feed California Wildfires; Body found

    Nearly 4,000 firefighters worked in blistering heat Saturday to corral a huge complex of fires in rugged wilderness and keep them from threatening desert and mountain communities.More >>
  • 7/15/06-CAIRO, Egypt

    Arab League Head: Mideast Peace Process 'Dead'

    Arab League Head: Mideast Peace Process 'Dead'

     The Middle East peace process is "dead," Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa said on Saturday. More >>
  • 7/14/06

    Canada Confirms Seventh Case of Mad Cow Disease

    Canada Confirms Seventh Case of Mad Cow Disease

    Canadian health officials said Thursday that tests have confirmed a seventh case of mad cow disease, in a 50-month-old dairy cow from Alberta. More >>
  • 7/13/06-HONOLULU

    Carrier Enterprise Returns to Pacific After 17 years

    Carrier Enterprise Returns to Pacific After 17 years

    The USS Enterprise, a U.S. Atlantic Fleet aircraft carrier, steamed into the Asia-Pacific region for the first time in 17 years earlier this month, the military said Wednesday.More >>
  • 7/13/06-WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M.

    Air Force Says Missile Defense Test Over White Sands Successful

    Air Force Says Missile Defense Test Over White Sands Successful

    The Air Force has successfully tested a high-altitude missile defense systemMore >>
  • 7/13/06

    Crime Emergency Declared In The Nation's Capital

    Crime Emergency Declared in the Nation's Capital

    Following a recent wave of homicides in Washington, D.C., the capital's police chief has declared a crime emergency, at the height of the tourist season. More >>
  • 7/11/06 BAGHDAD, Iraq

    U.S. Slams 'Dead Soldiers' Video

    U.S. slams 'dead soldiers' video

    The U.S. military has condemned the posting of video by Islamic Web sites purportedly showing the bodies of two U.S. soldiers kidnapped and killed last month south of Baghdad.More >>
  • 7/10/06-New York City

    New York Building Collapse Injures 15

    NYC Building Collapses After Blast, Fire

    A New York City building erupted in flames and collapsed after an explosion Monday, and investigators are looking into whether the blast may have resulted from a suicide attempt.More >>
  • 7/10/06-MOSCOW, Russia

    Russia Kills Most-Wanted Warlord

    Russia Kills Most-Wanted Warlord

     Russia's most wanted man, Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, has been killed in an operation by special forces, the state security chief told President Vladimir Putin on Monday. More >>
  • 7/9/06-BAGHDAD, Iraq

    'One Of The Biggest Massacres Of Sunnis'

    'One Of The Biggest Massacres Of Sunnis'

     Gunmen roaming a Baghdad neighborhood on Sunday killed at least 40 unarmed Iraqis as soon as they identified them as Sunnis, emergency police said. More >>
  • 7/9/06-MOSCOW, Russia

    122 dead in Russia Airline Crash

    122 dead in Russia Airline Crash

    A Sibir Airlines passenger jet with 200 people on board veered off the runway early Sunday while landing at Irkutsk Airport in eastern Siberia, crashed into a concrete barrier and burst into flames, killing at least 122 people, according to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. More >>
  • 7/8/06-MEXICO CITY, Mexico

    100,000 Protest Mexican Election Results

    100,000 Protest Mexican Election Results

    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called on a huge crowd of supporters to keep protesting while he pursues a legal challenge of Mexico's disputed presidential vote count, and to help him prevent "a backward step for democracy." More >>
  • 7/8/06-CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida

    Astronauts Suit Up For Spacewalk

    Astronauts Suit Up For Spacewalk

     Astronauts Mike Fossum and Piers Sellers donned spacesuits Saturday, preparing for a spacewalk to fix the international space station's rail transporter and test whether a boom can be used to make repairs to the space shuttle. More >>
  • 7/8/06-GAZA CITY

    Israel troops launch new Gaza offensive

    Israel troops launch new Gaza offensive

    Israeli forces pushed deeper into Gaza early Saturday amid conflicting statements regarding the release of an Israeli soldier whose capture last month sparked the current conflict. More >>
  • 7/8/06-NEW LONDON, Connecticut

    27 Injured When Car Crashes Into Festival Crowd

    27 Injured When Car Crashes Into Festival Crowd

     An 89-year-old man driving through a crowd at a summer festival panicked after striking one pedestrian and lurched his station wagon through the throng, injuring 27 people, city officials and witnesses said. More >>
  • 7/7/06-ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.

    New Jersey Casinos Await Word to Reopen

    New Jersey Casinos Await Word to Reopen

      New Jersey's casinos ushered the last of the gamblers away from slot machines and tables Wednesday, and janitors locked the doors behind them as a state government shutdown claimed its latest victims. More >>
  • 7/7/06

    Papers Reveal Ruminations of Teenage Columbine Killers

    Papers Reveal Ruminations of Teenage Columbine Killers

    More than 900 pages of documents seized from the homes of the Columbine killers were made public Thursday.More >>
  • 7/8/06-BERLIN, Germany

    Al Qaeda suspect held in Germany

    Al Qaeda suspect held in Germany

    Germany's federal prosecutor's office announced Saturday it has arrested a German of Moroccan descent on charges that he recruited suicide bombers for Iraq and financially supported the al Qaeda terrorist network. More >>
  • 7/7/07-Washington

    Holland Tunnel Bomb Plot Uncovered

    Holland Tunnel Bomb Plot Uncovered

    A plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel has been uncovered by the FBI. A suspect has been arrested.More >>
    A plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel has been uncovered by the FBI. A suspect has been arrested.More >>
  • 7/6/06-ALBANY, N. Y

    N. Y. Top Court Rules Against Gay Marriage

    N. Y. Top Court Rules Against Gay Marriage

    New York's highest court ruled Thursday that gay marriage is not allowed under state law. More >>
  • 7/6/06 Denver, CO

    Columbine Gunmen's Diaries To Be Released

    Columbine gunmen's diaries to be released

    Diaries kept by the Columbine High School gunmen and nearly 1,000 pages of other documents seized from their homes and cars will be released Thursday, authorities said.More >>
  • 7/3/06-WASHINGTON

    Ex-Soldier Charged In Rape, Killings

    Ex-Soldier Charged In Rape, Killings

    A 21-year-old former soldier has been arrested in Marion, North Carolina, and charged with killing four Iraqi civilians in March, when he was serving in Iraq.More >>
  • 7/5/06

    Airline Industry's Secret Safety Streak

    Airline Industry's Secret Safety Streak

     The airline industry in the United States is - every hour of every day since the fall of 2001 - setting a new safety record no one thought possible: zero passenger deaths. More >>
  • 7/3/06-MADISON, Indiana

    Car Plows Into Crowd At Indiana Boat Race

    Car Plows Into Crowd At Indiana Boat Race

    A car barreled through a throng of speedboat racing fans gathered for a boat race, injuring 11 people and plunging 25 feet out into the Ohio River. More >>
  • 7/4/06-KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida

    NASA Goes Ahead With Tuesday Launch

    NASA Goes Ahead With Tuesday Launch

    The crack covers a bracket that connects the liquid oxygen feedline to Discovery's external fuel tank.The crack covers a bracket that connects the liquid oxygen feedline to Discovery's external fuel tank.
     NASA will go ahead with Tuesday's scheduled launch of the space shuttle Discovery after examining a pencil-sized crack in the foam insulation around the shuttle's fuel tank, the space agency announced. More >>
  • 7/3/06-MADRID, Spain

    Spain Subway Crash: Dozens Dead

    Spain Subway Crash: Dozens Dead

     At least 30 people have been killed in a subway train derailment in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia, officials say. More >>
  • 7/3/06-BAGHDAD, Iraq

    Al-Zarqawi's Cell Phone Reportedly Yields Surprises

    Al-Zarqawi's Cell Phone Reportedly Yields Surprises

    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had the phone numbers of senior Iraqi officials stored in his cell phone, according to an Iraqi legislator.More >>
  • 7/2/06-JERUSALEM

    Israel Hits Palestinian prime minister's office

    Israel hits Palestinian prime minister's office

    An Israeli helicopter gunship fired missiles on the building housing the offices of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya in Gaza City early Sunday, setting the structure ablaze.More >>
  • 7/2/06-GAZA CITY, Gaza

    New Round Of Gaza Airstrikes Launched

    New round of Gaza airstrikes launched

     Israeli missiles targeted two buildings in Gaza early Monday, hours after Israel said it would step up its military operations until a young captured soldier is released. More >>
  • 7/2/06-KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida

    Weather Forces NASA To Scrub Shuttle Launch

    Weather Forces NASA To Scrub Shuttle Launch

    Threatening clouds hang over the shuttle launch pad Sunday afternoon.Threatening clouds hang over the shuttle launch pad Sunday afternoon.
    NASA postponed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery a second time Sunday because of bad weather.More >>
  • 7/1/06 Florida

    Weather delays shuttle launch

    Weather delays shuttle launch

    Looming storm clouds delayed the launch of the space shuttle this afternoon. NASA said it will try again Sunday. More >>
  • 6/30/06

    Is The Shuttle Safe To Fly?

    Is the Shuttle Safe to Fly?

    It's been more than three years since the space shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas, killing its crew of seven. In the time since, several commissions have recommended changes and billions of dollars have been spent on shuttle modifications. More >>
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