Posted: 4:05 PM
- Government troops have stepped up their push to win back territory from pro-Russian separatists in fighting that the United Nations said today has killed more than 1,100 people in four months.
Posted: 4:01 PM
- Meanwhile, a strike on a Gaza park killed 10 people, nine of them children. Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack as fighting in the Gaza war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday.
Updated: 3:46 PM
- Congressional aides say the agreement includes $10 billion to make it easier for veterans who can’t get prompt appointments with Veterans Affairs doctors to obtain outside care and $5 billion to hire doctors, nurses and other medical staff.
Posted: 2:00 PM
- Clevenger said a witness reported seeing the man fall from the bridge. The coroner said passing motorists stopped to check on the man, and it did not appear he was struck by a vehicle.
Posted: 1:57 PM
- Irmo Chief Fire Marshal Jeff Allen said all the fires were set in less than five hours Sunday afternoon and evening, leading fire officials to think the blazes were intentionally set.
- The first two flights yesterday carried 40 coffins. Officials say there were 74 more coffins on today's flights. They say it could take weeks or months to identify all of the victims.