Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:16:37 GMT
Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.Full Story >
Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.Full Story >
In the midst of the horrific loss of 19 lives, Arizona has an ongoing fire fight and people have lost everything to the flames. They tell CBS 5 News there aren't words to describe how grateful they are to the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew.
"I live, or I did live in Glen Isla, AZ," Robert Westall said.
Westall lost everything in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
"My house is gone. I lost a cat, two dogs," he said.
He watched as the flames crept closer to his home.
"And I don't mean a little bit. This was as high as these trees around here, easily," Westall said.
And he watched the crews battle to save it.
"You see that DC-10 come over the mountain, it's like a savior, you know? And we thought, cool," he said.
It's tough for Westall to talk about the moment he knew things had changed.
"I looked out towards the north and I never thought, honest as God is my witness, I never thought that the fire would come from that direction. Ever," he said.
Westall said he saw the hot shot crew working Sunday.
"We were only about three-fourths of a mile from them," he said.
He said he knew he had the best of the best fighting for him.
"I mean you think a Seal team is bad [expletive], you have no idea," Westall said.
His emotion doesn't come from losing his house. It comes from the loss of life that day.
"It's just the most noble, I've never been in a position for somebody to give their life for me. And I know they did. And it's just terrible to think of that," he said.
That's why even though it's unbearable, Westall wanted to share his story. He wanted to share the names of those who did live because of the amazing men who didn't.
"Burt and his wife, George and his wife and his daughter Jeanie," he said.
"I want everybody to know that if they didn't do what they did, none of these people would have gotten out. I mean, they saved my life. They saved my family, so thank you," Westall said.
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Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-08 17:22:26 GMT
President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.The White House said Obama will submit the requestFull Story >
President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states. Full Story >
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:22:05 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:47:23 GMT
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in...Full Story >
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California...Full Story >
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