[Updated at 11:32 a.m. ET] The storm that swept through the Mobile, Alabama, area on Thursday morning damaged five Red Cross disaster trailers, an agency official tells CNN. The storm also broke windows in the Red Cross building, but no injuries were reported to Red Cross staff.
Fifty-five people have drowned or are missing after a boat capsized off the coast of Somalia on Tuesday evening, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Thursday in a statement. Those on board were Ethiopians and Somalis. Twenty-three bodies have been recovered so far.FULL STORY
With the horrific news involving guns from Newtown, Connecticut, in the past week, here’s a story with a happy ending and one that illustrates how kids can be more responsible than adults when it comes to weapons.
IntercontinentalExchange will buy NYSE Euronext, the operator of the venerable New York Stock Exchange as well as some leading European exchanges, in an $8.2 billion cash and stock deal, the companies announced Thursday.FULL STORY
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Today's programming highlights...
8:00 am ET - Senate hearing on Benghazi - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the lessons learned from it. The House Foreign Relations Committee hosts a similar hearing at 1:00 pm ET.