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World events derail Obama's agenda

World events derail Obama's agenda


World events derail Obama's agenda

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 08:38 AM PDT

It was supposed to be a week focused on domestic issues to bolster Democrats' chances in the November congressional elections. Instead, violence erupting in the sky over Ukraine and on the ground in the Middle East set the agenda.

Northwest fires char million acres

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 10:01 AM PDT

Nearly a million acres were burning as 21 wildfires raged in the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, fire officials said.

Witness captures shootout on video

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 02:58 AM PDT

Two bank robbery suspects and one hostage were killed when the suspects led police on an hour-long chase in California.

Buzz Aldrin and the first space selfie

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 07:54 AM PDT

Think you've got a unique selfie? Hear the story behind the world's first selfie in space, taken by Buzz Aldrin in 1966.

Adam Levine marries in Mexico

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 07:40 AM PDT

Singer Adam Levine has married an Angel -- of the Victoria's Secret variety, that is.

How to make a cake in 60 seconds

Posted: 20 Jul 2014 02:43 PM PDT

A group of Harvard students invented cake batter in a can, which they named Spray Cake. WBZ has more.

Story behind the first moon landing

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 03:43 AM PDT

Engineers responsible for sending man to the moon reflect on their accomplishment 45 years later.

Photos: Favorite modern marvels

Posted: 20 Jul 2014 05:38 PM PDT

What will the cities of tomorrow look like? Decades ago, people imagined the future looking like an episode of "The Jetsons," with flying cars and buildings perched high atop stilts.

Obama and Ukraine leader rip Russia

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Both leaders say Russian-backed rebels continue to block efforts to find out exactly who shot down Flight 17.

Ukraine President: Same as 9/11

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 09:02 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Ukrainian President Poroshenko tells Christiane Amanpour the downing of MH17 is a "danger for the whole world."

Opinion: Vladimir Putin's big blunder

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 07:17 AM PDT

The tragic fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, believed shot down by a missile in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 on board, has cast a new light on the series of gambles Russian President Vladimir Putin embarked on in late February.

8 unanswered questions about Flt. 17

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 06:18 AM PDT

Amid the chaos and the grief, the politics and the finger pointing, the charges and the countercharges, we are no closer to answering some key questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Body fell through roof

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 06:03 AM PDT

A Ukrainian family says a victim's body from MH17 fell through their roof 10 minutes away from the crash site.

'I can do nothing but wait for bodies'

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 10:28 AM PDT

A mother who lost her son and his girlfriend in the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to help bring their bodies home to the Netherlands.

An isolated Russia's best friend

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 08:12 AM PDT

We are all Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The callous, brutal shooting down of an airplane carrying 298 human beings could have happened to almost any other aircraft, carrying any other people, from anywhere in the world.

Zelizer: Inequality issue too scary?

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 09:01 AM PDT

On his HBO talk show, "Last Week Tonight," comedian John Oliver aired a blistering segment about President Obama and the issue of income inequality. Oliver reminded viewers that "last December, the president made it clear that income inequality" would be a "big priority," since in a speech he called it the "defining challenge of our time."

James Garner: The coolest coward

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 07:51 AM PDT

He was the logical synthesis of John Wayne and Jack Benny. Interlace the Duke's measured drawl and virile swagger with Benny's comic timing and shrewd use of wordless exasperation, and you have James Garner, who died Saturday night in Los Angeles at 86.

Texas to send 1,000 troops to border

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 10:08 AM PDT

As tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed the Southern Border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send 1,000 guard troops to help secure the border, according to a person with knowledge of the plans in the governor's office.

Huge sinkhole opens near homes

Posted: 20 Jul 2014 02:15 PM PDT

A massive sinkhole in Spring Hill, Florida led to the evacuation of several nearby residents. CNN affiliate WTSP reports.

Medal recipient: It's for my brothers

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 10:26 AM PDT

In the predawn hours of July 13, 2008, a wounded Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts dragged himself from one position to another, lobbed grenades overhead and fired a machine gun at insurgents in Afghanistan's Kunar province.

5 reasons why Warren may run

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 06:07 AM PDT

CNN's Peter Hamby gives us five reasons why Elizabeth Warren could run for president.

Deaf boy slept as fire raged, then ...

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 07:11 AM PDT

A deaf 13-year-old boy was sleeping as flames engulfed his home. The boy escaped unharmed, thanks to his dog.

2 trains collide in Wisconsin

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 04:22 AM PDT

Two trains collided in southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday night, causing 5,000 gallons of diesel to spill, a fire official said.

Tour win snatched from Jack Bauer

Posted: 20 Jul 2014 01:09 PM PDT

Cycling can be the cruelest of sports and just when New Zealand's Jack Bauer was ready to celebrate a Tour de France stage win it was snatched away from him in an instant.

Hillary Clinton needs time to craft message

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 04:37 AM PDT

"You really shouldn't run for office if you don't have a clear idea of what you can do," the former President says of his wife.

Bill Clinton: Hamas must renounce violence

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 04:36 AM PDT

"There is no way the Israelis are going to give up the West Bank and agree to a state unless Hamas agrees to give up violence and recognizes Israel's right to exist,"

Photos: Bill Clinton in Asia

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 03:57 AM PDT

Photo Gallery: Photos of Clinton's Asia tour visiting "the families and communities that are being impacted by Clinton Foundation projects."

When chaos reigned in pop culture

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 10:13 AM PDT

We had joy. We had fun. We had loathing.

Mysterious crater baffles scientists

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 03:03 AM PDT

A huge crater that has popped up in remote Siberia has scientists baffled. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.

A look inside 'The Death Train'

Posted: 20 Jul 2014 01:58 PM PDT

A firsthand look at La Bestia -- aka "The Death Train" -- a popular method of transportation for Hispanic migrants.

Small steps to lose 100 pounds

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 07:08 AM PDT

When Nicole Durham finally decided it was time to lose weight, she knew she had a long way to go. She needed more than a diet to lose 100 pounds -- she needed to change her whole life.

Actress looks a lot different today

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 03:06 AM PDT

Natalie Portman talks about growing up juggling her education at Harvard and working on blockbuster films.

The world's tallest, fastest waterslide

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 07:00 AM PDT

The Verrückt waterslide is the tallest in the world, standing at more than 168 feet tall.

Animals prove that we can all be friends

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 03:15 AM PDT

Funny or Die searched the internet for the cutest animal friendships. For more go to funnyordie.com.

Gaza death toll passes 500 mark

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 10:05 AM PDT

Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Egypt for talks on the Gaza crisis as Hamas indicates that cease-fire talks may be progressing.

Hillary Clinton needs time to craft message

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 04:37 AM PDT

"You really shouldn't run for office if you don't have a clear idea of what you can do," the former President says of his wife.

On deadly day, Obama calls for fighting to end

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 10:44 AM PDT

The President says he's told Secretary of State John Kerry to "push for an immediate cessation of hostilities" in Gaza.

5 dead in Gaza hospital bombing

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 10:12 AM PDT

Palestinian officials say five people were killed when a hospital was bombed in Gaza.

Plane crash

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 08:20 AM PDT

Pro-Russian rebels at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have granted monitors and experts nearly "unfettered access" to wreckage Monday, according to a spokesman for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Gaza-Israel crisis

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 05:51 AM PDT

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor denied a claim by Hamas that the group had captured an Israeli soldier.

Train collision

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 08:22 AM PDT

Two trains collided in southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday night, causing 5,000 gallons of diesel to spill, a fire official said.

Adam Levine

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 08:24 AM PDT

Singer Adam Levine has married an Angel -- of the Victoria's Secret variety, that is.

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