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Find out first with Breaking News. Discover breaking stories that are uniquely important to you -- even stories that break near your location.

Our editors monitor social media and bring you just the facts you need from trusted sources faster than any other news app. You can:

• New: Breaking News is now on Apple Watch
• Watch live video from the scene of breaking stories
• See news breaking near your location anywhere in the world
• Receive a proximity alert when a major story breaks near you
• Discover when news breaks in your favorite topics by adding them to your Watchlist
• Hide stories you don't want to see with a tap of your finger
• See the most surprising stories trending in real-time with "Whoa!"
• Get verified eyewitness photos and videos from breaking events
• Get reliable coverage and insight from the same editors who power @breakingnews
• Alert your friends over Facebook, Twitter, text and email
• Do everything with no registration required!

"Indispensable" - The Verge
"Gold standard for news aggregation" - Fast Company
"Best apps to catch breaking news" - Wall Street Journal

If you have any issues or suggestions, please email us at and we'll get back to you right away.

What's New in Version 3.7.0

- Added emerging story alerts
- Added upcoming notes: find out about things happening soon
- Added market updates: get market values at open and close
- Performance updates to Apple Watch extension
- Added links to rate and share the app


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Customer Reviews

Great news app

I love this app! I can be notified of huge breaking news stories before almost everyone else. Not only is the app extremely current, but scrolling through gives an excellent overview of top international news without wading through headlines on regular news sites. It also links to regular news sites if you want to read more. It's the first news app I check now, and I love that the notifications will alert me while I'm at work if something important is going on. Great, reliable app.

Not liking this update

I have loved this app. It is the best for keeping up with news across the board. I feel it lost a star in this latest update by making the trending topics much vaguer than they used to be. It was nice to go there and quickly see what was going on since it was all listed like headlines. Now it is virtually all just categories. The other thing that would make this app perfect to me would be the ability to sort the Whoa tab by posting time.

A+ news app!

Breaking News is simply wonderful. Its streamlined, uncluttered user interface delivers accurate & timely breaking news that I can skim in seconds. It's the first thing I check when I wake up in the morning; a minute or two later and I'm all caught up! I've tried many different news apps, and believe that this one is the best.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.7.0
  • Size: 14.7 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French
  • Seller:
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Unrestricted Web Access

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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