100 Anniversary of World War I

(CNN) — Monday will mark 100 years since the start of World War I. It was on July 28th, 1914, that Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The war would soon spread throughout Europe and across the globe. The U.S. attempted a policy of neutrality, but hostilities with Germany … Continue reading »

Victims Arrive in Netherlands

(CNN) — Planes carrying seventy-four more coffins of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 arrived Thursday in the Netherlands. It’s been one week since the plane was shot down, killing all 298 people on board. Most of them were Dutch. The first of the bodies of those who died reached Endhoven on Wednesday. Authorities hope … Continue reading »

Inmate ‘Struggled’ During Execution

(CNN) — Joseph Wood died nearly two hours after the start of his execution Wednesday, his attorney said, saying the Arizona inmate struggled to breathe for much of that time. “It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breathe for about an hour and 40 minutes. We will renew … Continue reading »

New “Dark Mail” May Help Deter NSA Spies

(CNN) — A new email system aims to make it more difficult for the NSA to spy on you. It’s called “Dark Mail.” Just like Google’s Gmail and others, Dark Mail encrypts email content, shielding it from government spies. But it also takes the extra step of cloaking your emails metadata, which includes the subject … Continue reading »

Two Key Rulings on Obamacare

Washington (CNN) — Two appeals courts reached differing decisions on Obamacare subsidies Tuesday, meaning a likely Supreme Court case on the key component of the health care law. A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 against the subsidies, while a similar panel of the 4th Circuit down the road in … Continue reading »

FAA bans U.S. flights to Israel

(CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration has told U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport for a period of up to 24 hours. “The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile” from the airport on Tuesday morning, the FAA said. … Continue reading »

Stressed Women Gain More Pounds

(CNN) — Here’s a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation, so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn’t mean that one causes the other. 1. Not all vitamins are good for you: … Continue reading »

Obama and Ukraine Leader Rip Russia

Hrabove, Ukraine (CNN) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. President Barack Obama lashed out Monday at Russia over conditions at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, saying Russian-backed rebels at the site continue to impede efforts to recover bodies and investigate exactly what happened. Poroshenko, speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, pleaded for … Continue reading »

AIDS Researchers Aboard Airplane

(CNN) — President Obama spoke this morning on the Malaysian Airplane tragedy. He said evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surfaced-air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by “Russian-backed separatists inside of Ukraine.” The President also confirmed that on board the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17, there were … Continue reading »

Israel Begins Ground Operations

By Ralph Ellis, Ben Wedeman and Michael Pearson GAZA CITY (CNN) — The Israeli military launched a ground operation into Gaza late Thursday following some of the most intense fighting in the 10-day face-off between Israel and Hamas. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon ordered the ground action to destroy tunnels … Continue reading »

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