Friday, July 25 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:45:50 GMT
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...Full Story >
Pressing for action on Friday, President Barack Obama urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans at home to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:33:36 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:23:27 GMT
An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:09:20 GMT
The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.Full Story >
The nation was stunned when a school shooting in Roswell, NM, landed two young victims in the hospital just two weeks into the New Year.
Authorities say Nathaniel Tavarez, 12, was shot in the face and neck by a 12-year-old gunman.
Kendal Sanders, 13, was also shot. They both remain hospitalized on Saturday.
Now, for the first time, Nathaniel's family shares their frightening experience.
"We couldn't get here fast enough," said Nathaniel's cousin, Amanda Vargas. "It just was unreal, very unreal."
It's hard for Vargas and Tavarez to find the right words to explain what they are going through.
"You can't think. You just run in circles," said aunt Rosalinda Tavarez.
Nathaniel has been fighting for his life and they're fighting to stay strong for him.
However, they say the outpouring of support from other family members, friends and even strangers has made this tough time a bit easier.
"People had called and texted a lot," Vargas said, "asking what they could do. We just kind of threw out there - maybe water, snacks and stuff for the family since they're so much here - and especially for Nathaniel's mom and dad."
There are too many individual donors to list, but the family wants each of them to know they are incredibly thankful for the support.
"We're grateful that he's alive," Tavarez said, "and that's all that we're going to concentrate on, that he's alive."
Nathaniel's family says he is doing much better. He still has not opened his eyes, but he has shown signs of improvement.
His brother and sister were holding his hand on Saturday morning, and as they were leaving, Nathaniel squeezed their hands - something the family says is a miracle in itself.
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryFull Story >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >