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Some Airlines Say They Are Avoiding Ukrainian Airspace

Some Airlines Say They Are Avoiding Ukrainian AirspaceWe are following the news of a Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine with 295 people onboard, and some airlines are now operating over the area with added caution.

U.S. Officials: Malaysian Airliner Likely Shot Down

U.S. Officials: Malaysian Airliner Likely Shot DownVice President Biden said Thursday that it appeared that the downing of the plane was not an accident, but that it had apparently been "blown out of the sky" in what he described as "truly a grave situation."

Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent ground forces into Gaza Thursday night.

A Huge New Crater Is Found In Siberia, And The Theories Fly

A Huge New Crater Is Found In Siberia, And The Theories FlyThe area of Russia is said to be called, ominously enough, the end of the world. And that's where researchers are headed this week, to investigate a large crater whose appearance reportedly caught scientists by surprise.

Wildfire In Washington State Threatens Hundreds Of Homes

Wildfire In Washington State Threatens Hundreds Of HomesResidents of 860 homes have been told they should evacuate as a wildfire burns out of control in central Washington state.

Malaysian jet that crashed in Ukraine may have been shot down

A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 passengers and crew aboard has reportedly crashed in Ukraine as photographs began to emerge of wreckage on the ground.

Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling Fails

Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling FailsA Democratic effort to override the Supreme Court's recent ruling on contraceptive coverage failed in the Senate on Wednesday.

Federal Judge Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional In California

Federal Judge Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional In CaliforniaA federal judge has ruled that California's use of the death penalty is dysfunctional and violates the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon Emissions

Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon EmissionsAustralia became the first country in the world to repeal a carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott made good on a campaign promise to get rid of the unpopular law.

California Bank Robbery Ends In Violent And Deadly Car Chase

California Bank Robbery Ends In Violent And Deadly Car ChaseA bank robbery in California ended in a running gunbattle between police and three armed men in an hourlong car chase.