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Get a jump on the news with Breaking News, the fastest source of reliable reporting in the world. Trusted by the largest newsrooms and governments, Breaking News surfaces stories in seconds -- even breaking stories near you, wherever you go.

Now you can join our global community and help people around you by sharing a tip when you see a breaking story.

Here's what you can do with the Breaking News app:

• Discover when news breaks 14 minutes ahead of other news apps on average
• See verified reporting from social media and hundreds of news sources
• Get just the alerts you want by following what's important to you
• NEW: Quickly tip people around you when you see news nearby
• NEW: See news and tips near you and avoid potential danger or delays
• Receive a proximity alert when a major story breaks near your location
• Watch live video from the scene of breaking stories
• Get inside guidance from our 24/7 editorial team
• Alert your friends over Facebook, Twitter, text and email
• See news, get alerts and share tips on your Apple Watch
• Do everything with no registration required!

"Indispensable" - The Verge
"The best app I have" - U.S. Senator John McCain
"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 3.9.0

- Now you can tip news you see, and help people around you!
- Quickly search, submit links, and post tips from your home screen using 3D Touch
- Redesigned the Whoa tab: it’s now called Hot, and items are now sort sortable by whoas or date
- Added a help section in the Me tab
- Items directly from Twitter now render as native tweets
- More dynamic type and accessibility support
- Location services, battery, and memory optimizations
- Many fixes for crashes and other issues


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Customer Reviews

Great app for breaking news

It does what it claims to do without difficulties and bugs. Long time user and this is my favorite app for most current news as it occurs. Loving the new feature that allows users to share news around them in real time; looking forward to see what the Devs do with this in coming releases. Breaking news on pace with Twitter; I get news before my friends and family, who now come to me for the latest.

Cool app!

I have a bunch of news apps, but the more I use this one, the more I realize that in some ways it tops them all. There's some really unique features, like the ability to set news alerts on any topic you'd like and it can scan nearby areas for local breaking news. Plus there's live news video for breaking events.

Top Notch!

This is the best all around news app in the app store. I get breaking news alerts on major stories from this app first before any of the other major news apps. Also, on the "NOW" page, it has lots of up-to-the-minute and most recent news.

Breaking News +
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.9.0
  • Size: 21.8 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French
  • Seller:
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Unrestricted Web Access
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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