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By NBC News Digital, LLC

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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 3.10.1

- Updated notifications for iOS 10
- Updated widget for iOS 10
- Updated images to be zoomable
- Fixed issues which caused app to crash
- Fixed issue with notification actions


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Customer Reviews

Great Breaking News App

This is a great news app. You can choose which breaking news stories that you want to follow closely, both internationally or locally, and by topic, such as "shootings" or "earthquakes," and you get exactly the information you desire. Breaking news is always ahead of anything you can find on national and international news services, and many come directly from Twitter, without having to scroll through anything or searching through posts. Users also have the opportunity to make their own posts of breaking news close to them. There are always editors on duty who identify themselves, who do a great job with verification/corrections of posted breaking news, which comes from many legitimate resources worldwide. I love this app! Great job, and thanks!


I like ability to look up emerging stories...but the title 'Breaking News' is very misleading. I got this and was hoping to get actual breaking news alerts on big stories, but that rarely happens. We have huge news stories going on all across the U.S. on a daily basis and no alerts. However, I just got an alert about electricity being out across Puerto Rico. The 'breaking news' alerts that do come out(few and far between) are usually not very big stories from outside the U.S. If you want breaking news alerts on your phone that you can tailor to what you are interested in, try USA Today or the Associated Press app. They do a much better job.

Very good to watch live breaking news as it happens.

I didn't know what to expect. i didn't believe you could watch live video like this.

The first thing i wanted to watch was the Charlotte NC protests and riots.

The Apple News App and this Breaking News App are the only sources of news on my iphone 6s plus. I won't even watch fox news any more.

I'm using Breaking News because i'm tired of reading stupid dum racist comments, ads i'm not interested in, etc.

i want unbiased straight true news that is not one sided. i want to watch and listen to news that lets me make up my own mind and lets me decide.

If Breaking News can continue to let me do that, keep the app updated, and keep the breaking news coming in a timely manner it will stay on my iphone and i'll keep using it.

5 stars until someone starts screwing up.

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: 3.10.1
  • Size: 24.3 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French
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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 Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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