Latest headlines for Oct 24 – Up to 600 Americans remain blocked from crossing into Egypt by the U.S.-designated terrorist group, as confirmed by Biden administration officials.

In a televised interview, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated, “Hamas has consistently prevented their departure, once again displaying complete disregard for the civilians trapped in Gaza.”

A 22-year-old Israeli military reservist, who grew up outside Washington, D.C., lost his life on Friday due to anti-tank missile fire near Israel’s northern border with Lebanon.

Omer Balva, a staff sergeant and platoon commander in the 9203 battalion of the Alexandroni Brigade, was among the 360,000 reservists mobilized following Israel’s declaration of war on Hamas after the October 7 terror attack by the militant group.

Samantha Woll’s family and friends bid their final farewells in an emotional funeral service on Sunday.

Woll, the president of a Detroit synagogue, was tragically found stabbed to death outside her home on Saturday morning. Detroit Police Chief James White, in a press conference on Monday, indicated that investigators believe the crime took place in Woll’s residence and that it wasn’t motivated by antisemitism.

An off-duty pilot faces 83 counts of attempted murder charges after allegedly attempting to shut off the engines by pulling the fire extinguisher handles on an Alaska Airlines flight.

The plane was originally bound from Everett, Washington, to San Francisco but was forced to divert to Portland late Sunday due to a “credible security threat related to an authorized occupant in the flight deck jump seat,” as confirmed by the airline.