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Pro-Russian gunman looks at damaged buildings after shelling in downtown Donetsk on August 22, 2014. (credit: DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of ‘Direct Invasion’ For Sending Aid Trucks Into Rebel-Held Area

Russia unilaterally sent an aid mission into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying its patience had worn out after a week of delays it blamed on the Ukrainian government, which called the move a “direct invasion.”

08/22/2014

Afghan defense personnel secure the scene following a suicide attack in Bazarak district, Panjshir province, on May 29, 2013. (credit: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Family Says They Received Letter From POW Captured In Afghanistan

The family of an American prisoner of war captured four years ago in Afghanistan says it has received a letter it believes was written by him.

06/06/2013

A New Jersey Natural Gas technician inspects a leaking gas main under a Hurricane Sandy-damaged home on Oct. 31, 2012, in Long Beach Island, N.J. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Survival Tips: Changing Hurricane Victims Into Hurricane Survivors

Two decades after experiencing a nearly total loss in Hurricane Andrew, journalist Al Sunshine shares his personal experience and veteran advice to those recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

11/02/2012

Governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy: The Match-Maker Of All Match-Makers

As odd as it seems, President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey are in the midst of a marvelous “bromance”.

11/01/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

Despite lower overall attendance, Oktoberfest saw a record increase in binge drinking medical attention. (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages)

Oktoberfest Sees Increase In Hospitalized Drinkers, Sexual Abuse

Despite far fewer in overall attendance, the number of Oktoberfest guests who drank to the point of requiring medical attention was up by 20 percent.

10/09/2012

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