More than 47 million Americans have been hit by a $5 billion cut in food stamp benefits that took effect Nov. 1. And even more cuts may be on the way as Congress works to pass a new budget. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of the current cuts, which last through September 2014, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:
International monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site for the first time in almost a week due to increased violence between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russia rebels near the crash site. Take a look at images from the tragedy.
The Ebola outbreak has now killed 729 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since March, according to the World Health Organization. Take a look at images of the ravaged West African region.