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By NBC News Digital, LLC

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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 3.7.3

- Fixed issue with app not opening for iOS6 users
- Fixed issue with app crashing because of media previews
- Fixed issue where muted topics would appear if also followed
- Added ability to submit links to editors by tapping on their names


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Customer Reviews

Be in-the-know

I have a bunch of news apps, but the more I use this one, the more I realize that 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 now there's live news video for breaking events.

Best news app

This is where I get my news throughout the day - it's the best news app I've had. After the last update it wouldn't open - I emailed in the problem - they actually emailed me back - then fixed the bug - glad it's back!

Great App, one thing though

Love this app. It's great. The only thing I wish it would have is an option just to see the major headlines instead of having to scroll through to find them.

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: 3.7.3
  • Size: 15.3 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French
  • Seller:
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Unrestricted Web Access
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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