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Rain, hail help tamp down wildfire; up to 52% contained

Carlton Complex Fire began July 14 and is biggest in Washington state history.

      
 
 

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:41:13 -0400
Gaza fighting rages amid Cease-Fire efforts

Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire. (July 24)

      
 
 

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:51:24 -0400
Raw: Families travel to Taiwan plane crash site

Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying on Thursday to the small Taiwanese island where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48 people. (July 24)

      
 
 

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:17:33 -0400
5 things you need to know Thursday

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

      
 
 

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:55:40 -0400
Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for almost two hours during his execution Wednesday before he died. Joseph Rudolph Wood was executed for killing two people in 1989. (July 24)

      
 
 

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:55:41 -0400
Gen. Odierno discusses Ukraine, NATO at forum

Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno spoke at the opening of the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado on Wednesday about the Army's role in global defense operations amid current security and fiscal challenges. (July 24)

      
 
 

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:44:23 -0400
Young man dies after sand tunnel caves in at beach

Friends and family of a recent college graduate who died while building a 10-foot deep sand tunnel at a San Francisco Bay Area beach mourned his death Wednesday.

      
 
 

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:35:12 -0400
Creative makeovers for ugly cellphone towers

Mobile phone companies and communities across the country are going to new lengths to disguise those unsightly cellphone towers. From a church bell tower to a flagpole, even a pencil, some towers are trying to make a point. (July 24)

      
 
 

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:35:17 -0400
Mint gives JFK coin a face-lift

The U.S. Mint has re-designed the John F. Kennedy half dollar coin to better match the former president's likeness. (July 24)

      
 
 

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:29:54 -0400
Today in History for July 24th

Highlights of this day in history: A key ruling during the Watergate scandal; Nixon and Khrushchev hold a 'kitchen debate' during the Cold War; Brigham Young and Mormon followers arrive in present-day Utah; Apollo 11's crew returns home. (July 24)

      
 
 

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