Veteran New York firefighter dies after high-rise blaze

Monday, 07 July 2014 06:01
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: Fire is ruled an accident from an electrical cordMore than 100 firefighters responded to the high-rise blaze in BrooklynLt. Gordon Ambelas was looking for trapped residents in the high-rise (CNN) -- A veteran New York firefighter who darted into a burning high-rise building looking for trapped residents has died. "New York City and the FDNY suffered a terrible and tragic loss when one of our bravest, Lt. Gordon Ambelas, died while trying to…
Get ready for next step in Sterling saga
Monday, 07 July 2014 06:01
STORY HIGHLIGHTSSterlings face a probate court trial in California on MondayBut Donald Sterling now asks a federal court to take over the caseCouple face a September deadline to sell the LA ClippersProbate court will look at the Sterlings' trust that owns NBA team Los Angeles (CNN) -- The saga of billionaire Donald Sterling enters a new phase Monday when a California probate court trial examines his estranged wife's takeover of the couple's trust that owns…
Woman runs over 2 at gas station
Monday, 07 July 2014 06:01
A woman ran over two men in a gas station parking lot. CNN affiliate KPRC reports. If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
New Joints: Washington State Braces for First Legal Pot Shops
Monday, 07 July 2014 06:01
The prohibition of marijuana in Washington state fell early Monday as a small number of retail shop owners received an electronic copy of a license to sell just-for-fun cannabis. Those 2 a.m. local time (5 a.m. ET) emails bang-started a scramble for the actual pot, now waiting in the warehouses of an equally small number of separately licensed growers. Exactly 24-hours after product orders are placed, per a mandatory waiting period, the owners will be…
Cold War Icon Eduard Shevardnadze Dead at 86
Monday, 07 July 2014 06:01
TBILISI, Georgia - Eduard Shevardnadze, an ex-president of Georgia, died on Monday after a long struggle with illness, his personal assistant said. Shevardnadze, who was 86, played a vital role in ending the Cold War as Soviet foreign minister, went on to lead his native Georgia in the stormy early years after independence. Sign up for breaking news alerts from NBC News His assistant, Marina Davitashvili, told Reuters he had died after a long illness.…
'Once in Decades' Super Typhoon Heads for Japan
Monday, 07 July 2014 06:01
TOKYO - A super typhoon described as a "once in decades storm" was heading north for Japan on Monday. Typhoon Neoguri was already gusting at more than 150 mph and may pick up still more power as it moves north, growing into an "extremely intense" storm by Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It was expected to rake the southern Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds before making landfall on Kyushu, Japan's…
China, U.S. to discuss yuan, monetary policy this week
Monday, 07 July 2014 06:00
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States will discuss the yuan's value as well as the impact of U.S. monetary policy at a meeting this week, Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said on Monday. Top Chinese and U.S. officials, including U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, will hold their annual talks in Beijing on July 9-10 at a meeting known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue. "Both sides will conduct candid and deep policy…
Fire captain: 11 die in Poland plane crash, 1 survives
Monday, 07 July 2014 05:00
Nine bodies were found in the plane's wreckage, according to police. STORY HIGHLIGHTSA plane from a parachute school crashes near Czestochowa, state news reportsFire captain: Arriving firefighters found 3 people outside the plane -- one of them aliveNine more were found dead in the small aircraft's wreckage, the fire captain addsThe survivor, 40, is in serious but stable condition
Meet Iraq's first line of defense
Monday, 07 July 2014 05:00
CNN's Arwa Damon gets exclusive access to the front lines of the Iraqi Army's defense against advancing ISIS militants. If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Is this the elusive ISIS chief?
Monday, 07 July 2014 05:00
STORY HIGHLIGHTSVideo shows a man identified as ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi speaking at a mosqueIf it's actually al-Baghdadi, it would be one of his first known appearances on videoIraqi and U.S. experts are analyzing the video, which surfaced on social media sitesDays earlier, unconfirmed reports said al-Baghdadi had been killed or wounded Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi authorities are looking at a video that purportedly shows Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivering a sermon in Mosul…

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