Israeli military tank leaving Gaza with crew following Operation Cast Lead

Senate OK’s $38 Billion For Israel Defense

Israel would receive a $38 billion aid package providing munitions and other defense-related assistance under a bill approved this week by the U.S. Senate. The 10-year package, the largest of its kind ever, was...
Photo of a 747 air tanker dropping fire retardant in Lakeport, Calif.

Northern California Cyclone of Flames Hit 143 MPH

Experts say a deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot at its peak that it created a cyclone of flames that reached 143 mph, ripping through the region with the force of a destructive Midwest tornado. ...