In an exchange of Hamas rockets and Israeli air strikes, the Palestinian death toll in Gaza has risen to at least 28 this week. And in a notable step, rockets fired from Gaza are being aimed at Israel’s main cities.
About 300 people, many of them high school students and teachers who were on a trip to a resort island, were missing Wednesday after a ferry disaster off the southern coast of South Korea.
“The two Koreas exchanged artillery fire across the western maritime border on Monday after the North staged a live-fire drill that sent artillery shells into southern waters and prompted the evacuation of South Korean islanders,” South Korea’s Yonhap News writes.
The second very lucky winner of last month’s massive Mega Millions jackpot is a California delivery driver who didn’t get around to checking his lottery tickets for nearly two weeks.
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A spate of car bombs exploded during Baghdad’s morning rush hour Monday, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens more.
“Helicopters are expected to be back in the air in a major way Monday,” over the 15 counties across Colorado’s Front Range where historic flooding has killed at least 6 people, left hundreds more stranded and unaccounted for, and forced nearly 12,000 to evacuate their homes, our colleagues at KUNC report.
In the first of two hearings on one of the nation’s most controversial issues — same-sex marriage — Supreme Court justices on Tuesday poked holes in the arguments made by supporters and opponents of bans on gay marriage.
A hot air balloon carrying tourists on a flight over historic sites around the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor caught fire Tuesday.
The number of people filing first-time clams for unemployment insurance fell by 27,000 last week, to 341,000 from 368,000 the week before.