Friday, July 25 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:25:35 GMT
An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled unrest in the West Bank,...Full Story >
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The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators combed the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down, taking notes and photos as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can...Full Story >
The following people are believed to have been on the flight: the pilot, Jimmy Hill, and passengers Katrina Barksdale, her two young boys Kobe and Xander, and their cousin Seth McDuffie. Jimmy Hill and Katrina Barksdale were described as friends.
They were headed to Colorado for spring break when the plane crashed south of the Montrose Regional Airport in Colorado.
Ouray County, Colo. authorities held a press conference Monday afternoon to update the public on the recovery.
Investigators says between eight and 10 people witnessed the plane crash Saturday. It happened at around 1:50 p.m. local time. Authorties say the weather conditions were windy and a rain/snow mix was falling at the time of the crash.
According to Dominick Mattivi with the Ouray County Sherriff's Office, deputies have interviewed several witnesses who say they saw the plane as it crashed into the reservoir.
"They said the engine was cutting in and out and then it kind of went dead. And then they could see it spiraling out of the clouds and landing in the reservoir," Mattivi said.
At this time, a special dive team has been called in to assist in the recovery of the plane. The altitude of the reservoir is 6,800 feet above sea level. This height, combined with the cold water and depth of the wreckage, will make recovery more challenging.
"Due to the orientation of the damage, and the orientation of the wreckage, divers cannot safely recover any of the victims or the remainder of the wreckage, until we can bring the wreckage to shore," Ouray County Public Information Officer Marti Whitmore explained in the press conference.
As of 5 p.m. CST Monday, recovery operations had been suspended for the day. Officers are still at the reservoir to protect the site.
Ouray County authorities say the salvage team will arrive Wednesday and review the sonar data before determining a recovery timeline.
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >