1. UKRAINE-MALAYSIA AIRLINES
MH17: International inspectors headed to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 today to search for the flight data recorders among human remains and debris. A helicopter ferried a group of monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to rebel territory in the Donetsk region. From there, they will have to drive. The Boeing 77 jet fell from the sky in eastern Ukraine with 298 people aboard. There’s lots of finger pointing, but few hard answers at this point.
Tanks roll: Deadly clashes broke out after Israeli tanks drove into Gaza and launched a ground operation that escalates the conflict with Hamas. The incursion Thursday night follows 10 days of Israeli bombardment of Gaza that has killed more than 250 people. Israel launched the aerial offensive last week, saying it aimed to halt the firing of Hamas rockets from Gaza into Israel. The ground operation is to destroy tunnels dug from Gaza into Israeli territory, Israel said.
3. FEDEX DRUG INDICTMENT
Delivering the world: Federal prosecutors have charged FedEx with knowingly shipping prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies to dealers and addicts across the country. A prosecutor said corporations that “enable illegal activity” must be held accountable. The shipping giant said it’s innocent and will plead not guilty.
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