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Obama Again Defends Israel’s Right To Defend Itself

Posted On July 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is again defending Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas. In a White House statement, Obama also expressed serious concerns about the loss of civilian life in the ongoing conflict. Secretary of State John Kerry has been dispatched to the Middle East to press for a ceasefire…

Perry Confirms National Guard Will Go To Border

Posted On July 21, 2014

(Austin, TX) -- Texas Governor Rick Perry is confirming a-thousand National Guard troops are headed to the state's border with Mexico. He says the troops will help state troopers apprehend drug and human traffickers along the border. National Guard officials say they're already working with the Border Patrol and are now expanding their operation to…

Crash Victim’s Father Pours Out Grief In Open Letter

Posted On July 21, 2014

(Undated) -- A Dutch father says his life is ruined after the loss of his only child in the plane crash in Ukraine. Hans de Borst wrote an open letter online sarcastically thanking Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian rebels for murdering his 17-year-old daughter. He said she was set to enter her final year…

Rebels Hand Over Black Boxes From Downed Plane

Posted On July 21, 2014

(Undated) -- The black boxes from the downed airliner in Ukraine are in the hands of Malaysian experts. They have been handed over by rebels in the eastern city of Donetsk. A Malaysian military official says the boxes are in good condition. It's hoped the flight recorders will hold clues about the suspected missile attack…

State Dept. Issues Travel Warning For Israel

Posted On July 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The State Department is warning Americans against traveling to Israel and the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank. A State Department advisory says the security environment there is "complex." It also notes that rockets fired from Gaza have hit many locations in Israel, including cities north of Tel Aviv. Israel…