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Obama set to rake in millions, despite criticism of fundraising during tumult

SEATTLE (CNN) -- Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest. Not among those complaining?

NFL players call police on former Destiny's Child member

 Farrah Franklin, whose claim to fame is five months backing up Beyonce in the band Destiny's Child, was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday.

Hamas claims it's captured an Israeli soldier

Hamas claimed it captured an Israeli soldier Sunday on the deadliest day yet in the battle between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

California man arrested, said he wanted to join ISIS

 A 20-year-old California man who told authorities he wanted to travel to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been arrested, according to federal documents.

Fighting intensifies in Libya, airport control at stake

Fierce fighting raged on the outskirts of Tripoli on Sunday as militias continued to battle for control of the airport in what's being called the worst fighting in Libya since the 2011 revolution.

Famed actor James Garner dies at 86

James Garner, the understated, wisecracking everyman actor who enjoyed multi-generational success on both the small and big screen, has died. He was 86.

Gaza fighting's latest toll: 60 Palestinians, 13 Israeli soldiers dead

Thirteen Israeli troops were killed overnight in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces said Sunday. The IDF did not immediately give details.

Ukraine government: More than 200 bodies found at MH17 crash site

Twenty-seven more bodies have been found at the MH17 crash site in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said Sunday.

New York man dies after chokehold by police

Confronted by police trying to arrest him for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes, Eric Garner raised both hands in the air and, with passive defiance, told the officers not to touch him.

Florida jury awards $23.6 billion to widow in smoking lawsuit

A Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in punitive damages in her lawsuit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, her lawyer said.