July 31st, 2014
10:33 AM ET

If This Yankees Fan and This Red Sox Fan Can Get Along ...

A World Series ring is a pretty rare piece of jewelry.

A Red Sox World Series ring, considering the club's eight titles, is even rarer.

So, losing a Red Sox World Series ring would undoubtedly sting.

But how would you feel if you lost it on enemy turf?

That nightmare became a reality for Red Sox minor league club owner Drew Weber.

In what he says was the first time ever wearing the ring outside, Weber lost it - on the streets of New York, where Yankee fans seldom go out of their way for anything Sox-related.

"I went looking around my apartment and started having palpitations. Sweat was pouring off my forehead," Weber said.

"I'm looking at my finger and it's not there."

And it gets worse.

The man who scooped it up?

Hardcore, lifelong Yankees fan Luigi Militello.

Militello could have had a field day.

He had every intention of returning the ring but, he figured, why not capitalize on the long-standing baseball rivalry?

"But this being Yankees-Red Sox, I started razzing him. I told him he wasn't getting it so easily. I was playing with him, a lot," Militello said.

After a long negotiation (that involved the proposal of a bunch of humiliating acts), Militello agreed to give back the ring.

In turn, Weber made a generous donation to Militello's charity of choice, a Hurricane Sandy relief fund.

He will also take Militello to Fenway Park as his guest to catch Yankees' captain Derek Jeter's last regular season game, so long as he doesn't wear his Yankees jersey to the park.

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July 31st, 2014
05:47 AM ET

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Speaks Out

For more of Wolf Blitzer's interview with Peres, tune into "Wolf" at 1 PM ET and "The Situation Room" at 5 PM ET.


Former Israeli President Shimon Peres left office only a week ago, yet it's already clear that his influence in the Israeli public sphere - and perhaps beyond - will remain significant.

He spoke with Wolf Blitzer on Thursday about the current conflict in Gaza, and how to go about finding a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

"I cannot see a cease-fire with rockets and with tunnels," Peres said. "Only a cease-fire without rockets and without tunnels."

Peres does not view Hamas as the legitimate political rulers of Gaza, referencing Hamas' coup of the territory in 2007.

He believes Gaza should be controlled by the Palestinian Authority, the ruling entity of the West Bank, and its president, Mahmoud Abbas.

"I don't think that two countries can bring peace," Peres said of a divided West Bank and Gaza. "Two countries will continue war."

Peres regards Abbas, or Abu Mazen, as he is known to Palestinians, as an essential figure in achieving Israel-Palestinian peace.

"He got the courage, more than any other Arab leader, to stand up and say, 'I'm against terror. I'm against kidnapping ... I'm for peace,'" Peres said.

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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Republican-led House votes to sue President Obama over alleged abuse of executive powers
July 31st, 2014
01:51 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Middle East crisis only gets bloodier. Health officials assess the global threat of Ebola. And Republicans in the House move ahead with their lawsuit against the President.

It's Thursday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day


July 30th, 2014
10:45 AM ET
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