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By ABC News

Nation
Jul 3, 2014 6:18pm

Mother, Son Drive Into Sinkhole, Truck Rides Over Them

A mother and son in Illinois’ Kane County are recovering physically and mentally today after their car was swallowed by a sinkhole, with them still in it. But their situation would get even worse. It all happened in seconds. Juanita Pineda, 41, and her son… Read More »

National Security
Jul 3, 2014 6:05pm

US Military Role in Iraq Will Be Different This Time, Top Brass Says

When it comes to U.S. military involvement in Iraq, ”mission creep” is the wrong phrase to use, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said today, noting it should instead be “mission match.” That’s because the U.S. military assessment teams currently working in… Read More »

By ABC News

Nation
Jul 3, 2014 5:44pm

Colts Players Treat Veterans’ Charity Founder to Surprise Home Makeover

When Erich Orrick came home from the Army after 12 years of service, he made it his mission to help other soldiers who were coming home too. But what Orrick, 44, the father of two girls, did not know was that his community had become… Read More »

The Note
Jul 3, 2014 3:31pm

Kurds Push for Independence From Baghdad as US Pushes Back

Leaders from the semiautonomous Kurdish region in Iraq are in Washington this week telling the Obama administration that it must accept the fact that the Kurds are pursuing full independence, even if the U.S. prefers that they defer any such moves until the political situation… Read More »

By Bill McGuire

The Note
Jul 2, 2014 7:50pm

Obama Calls Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey After Classy World Cup Finish

President Obama today called Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey of the US Soccer Team to congratulate them on their great showing at the FIFA World Cup. “Man, I just wanted to call and say you guys did us proud!” President Obama said. “You guys did… Read More »

Nation
Jul 2, 2014 7:11pm

Border Patrol Struggles to Shelter Immigrants as California Town Fights Back

In the dead of night, a Border Patrol bus tried once again today to find safe harbor for 140 Central American immigrants. Fresh from their illegal crossing into Texas, mothers and children aboard three buses were turned away in Murrieta, California, as protesters blocked the… Read More »

By Tina Chen

Nation
Jul 2, 2014 6:38pm

Vet Finally Gets VA Appointment, Two Years After His Death

The Department of Veteran Affairs is apologizing for finally responding to a hospital appointment request letter, two years too late. Suzanne Chase of Acton, Massachusetts, has been working to put the pain of losing her husband, Douglas Chase, to brain cancer, almost two years ago…. Read More »

National Security
Jul 2, 2014 5:57pm

Secretary of Defense Gets on Goalie Tim Howard’s Bandwagon

Chuck Hagel is used to calling defense ministers from around the world but on Wednesday he rang up Tim Howard, the goalie for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, who’s gained the nickname US Secretary of Defense after yesterday’s game. Defense Secretary Hagel called Howard… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jul 2, 2014 5:10pm

Challenges Mount for Doctors Fighting Deadly Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization said today that it is struggling to contain an unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus on the continent of Africa. The contagious and deadly disease is spreading, in part because of trade, across the borders of three countries: Liberia, Guinea and… Read More »

National Security
Jul 2, 2014 4:24pm

DHS Boosting Security at Overseas Airports Serving US

The Department of Homeland Security is increasing security measures at airports overseas amid deepening concerns that terrorists in war-ravaged Syria are trying to develop a new generation of bombs that could be smuggled onto commercial planes. In a statement Wednesday afternoon, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson… Read More »