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Israeli soldier killed in raid was Woodland Hills native

Israel sent more troops into Gaza on Sunday, stepping up tank fire and airstrikes ahead of the short-lived cease-fire.

Kerry: Evidence points clearly to rebels shooting down MH17

The U.S. secretary of state says a mix of U.S. intelligence and social media reports "points a very clear finger at the separatists" having brought down the plane.

Extremists leave a violent message in a small Iraqi town

The Sunni town fought back when Sunni Muslim extremists from the Islamic State tried to impose their rule. The extremists leveled the town as a warning to Sunnis who won't accept their brutal rule.

400,000+ sign petition to move 'sad bear' to better life in Canada

Arturo the polar bear, living in a cramped and hot zoo enclosure in Argentina, is the subject of an online campaign that includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Malaysia Airlines: Dutch premier decries behavior at crash site

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he had a "very intense" conversation with Vladimir Putin about the Russian leader using his influence with Moscow-backed rebels to secure access to the scene.

Gaza toll tops 330 as Israel presses ground war

A health official in Gaza says 333 Palestinians, including more than 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.

Malaysia Airlines: LA AIDS group honors crash victims

A memorial has been held in Los Angeles for AIDS advocates among the 298 people killed in the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in Ukraine.

Obama calls for immediate ceasefire over jet downed in Ukraine; says 1 US citizen killed (updated)

Among the passengers was a former president of the International AIDS Society and a spokesman for the World Health Organization.

Berlusconi underage sex conviction overturned by Italian court

The former Italian prime minister, who was sentenced to 7 years last year for sex with a minor and an attempted cover-up, has been acquitted by an appeals court.

Court rules for gay marriage in Oklahoma case

A federal appeals court has ruled for the second time that states cannot prevent gay people from getting married.

Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels

Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters.

Malaysian passenger jet shot down over Ukraine, officials say

Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis.

Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

Thousands of Israeli soldiers backed by tanks invaded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal.

Food hubs create healthy, affordable options for communities

Eating healthy can be tough, not to mention expensive. For many, fatty fast foods are more accessible than a nutritious meal. But communities across the country are trying to change that.

Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia.

US, Europe escalate economic sanctions against Russia

Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday