Friday July 25, 2014

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Police: Carjacked vehicle hits Philadelphia crowd, killing 2 children, critically injuring 3

PHILADELPHIA - Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her car at gunpoint and drove it into a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia on Friday, killing two children and critically injuring three other people, police said....

posted: July 25,2014

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5 Palestinians killed in West Bank, amid new attempts to reach Israel-Hamas truce

JERUSALEM - The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled unrest in the West Bank, where...

Taiwan plane crash survivor crawls out, phones father from nearby house to pick her up

XIXI, Taiwan - The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home....

'That is very concerning': Transcript shows legal talks during 2-hour US execution

FLORENCE, Ariz. - The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer in Arizona prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes....

Quakes shake southeast Alaska near Juneau; no reports of damage

JUNEAU, Alaska - Two quakes occurred in the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska....

Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road

KABUL - Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road overnight Friday, an official said....

Norwegian intelligence chief: group from Syria en route to commit terror in West

COPENHAGEN - The head analyst of Norway's intelligence agency says a group of people is en route from Syria "to carry out an act of terror in the West," adding that Norway has been "concretely named" as the target....

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