Israel Soldiers Search West Bank For Missing Teens
Israeli soldiers searched the West Bank on Friday for three missing teenagers from nearby settlements, one of them a U.S. citizen, amid fears Palestinian militants abducted them. Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said one of the missing teens called police to say the three had been kidnapped, without giving additional details. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed the Palestinian Authority for their disappearance without elaborating, saying he held the government responsible for their safety. Palestinian authorities could not be reached for comment and no one immediately claimed responsibility for the teens' possible abduction.
Comic-Con: Christopher Nolan Makes Surprise Appearance To Promote 'Interstellar'
Christopher Nolan made his first ever trek to Comic-Con with a surprise appearance at the tail end of Paramount’s Hall H panel to show off his upcoming sci-fi adventure movie Interstellar . A new trailer for the film, shown at the panel on Thursday, won't be available to the public online for several more weeks. The crowd was on its feet cheering and yelling for The Dark Knight director.
Malaysia PM To Discuss Access To MH-17 Crash Site With Dutch PM
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday he would meet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte next week to discuss how to secure full access for investigators to the site in Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed. A statement issued by his office said Najib would fly to the Netherlands to discuss the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 and the deployment of 30 investigators it said were needed to conduct a full investigation. Najib said pro-Russian rebels in control of the site had fulfilled two conditions in a deal reached with Malaysia - returning the bodies of the victims and the aircraft's two "black boxes", but a full investigation was yet to take place.
Family Feud Sparks Revolt At Grocery Store Chain
It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners. A workers' revolt at the Market Basket supermarket chain has led to empty store shelves, angry customers and support for a boycott from more than 100 state legislators and mayors.
Black Box Found At Site Of Air Algerie Crash
France's President Francois Hollande said on Friday French soldiers secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people. Hollande told reporters after a crisis meeting with top ministers, The black box was recovered from the wreckage, in the Gossi region near the border with Burkina Faso, and is being taken to the northern city of Gao, where a French contingent is based.
US Agency Probes Hyundai Sonata Air Bag Problem
U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas. The probe announced Friday covers about 394,000 midsize cars from the 2006 through 2008 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 83 complaints about the problem. The agency says a sensor inside the seat belt buckle might fail. This can cause the air bags to malfunction or not inflate if there's a crash.
Audra McDonald Opens Up About Past Suicide Attempt
Audra McDonald is the six-time Tony Award-winner and star of Broadway’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, in which she plays a troubled Billie Holiday. But McDonald has had her own struggles, and she opened up on ABC’s Popcorn with Peter Travers about a suicide attempt when she was in college. “While I was at Julliard, I had a suicide attempt,” she told Travers. “I tried to slit my wrists.”
Euro Zone May Discuss Early Irish Bailout Repayment To IMF
A euro zone official said finance ministers are likely to discuss in September whether to allow Ireland to repay its more expensive bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund before paying back the euro zone bailout fund. When it was cut off from the markets in 2010, Ireland borrowed from the IMF, as well as the European Financial Stability Facility and the European Financial Stability Mechanism a total of 67.5 billion euros. But under the bailout deal early repayments have to be done proportionately to all creditors, not only one.
Gazans Survey Destruction As 12-hour Lull Begins
Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting, as they braced for a resumption of Israel's war on Hamas amid stalled efforts to secure a longer truce. In the northern town of Beit Hanoun, the main road was impassable in parts due to the debris from the damaged homes. The town's hospital had been hit by a tank shell, power lines were dangling and dead donkeys were strewn on the street.
Russia Criticizes EU Sanctions, Raps U.S. Over Ukraine Role
Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime. Russia's Foreign Ministry also accused the United States, which has already imposed its own sanctions against Moscow, of contributing to the conflict in Ukraine through its support for the pro-Western government in Kiev. The 28-nation EU reached an outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behavior in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.