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  • 4-Year-Old Boy Banned From Doughnut Shop By Managers For Being 'Rude'

    4-Year-Old Boy Banned From Doughnut Shop By Managers For Being 'Rude'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:36:30 GMT
    MONROE, CT (WFSB) - Kids say the darndest things, but one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop. "We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he's not allowed in here, he's rude'," said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning. Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly. When the woman said ‘No' Otero apologized, and his mother said ...More >>
    MONROE, CT (WFSB) - Kids say the darndest things, but one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop. "We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he's not allowed in here, he's rude'," said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning. Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly. When the woman said ‘No' Otero apologized, and his mother said ...More >>
  • Inmate Gasped, Snorted During Two-Hour Execution In Execution

    Inmate Gasped, Snorted During Two-Hour Execution In Execution

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:47:25 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- An Arizona execution took nearly two hours on Wednesday, and witnesses said the inmate gasped and snorted for well over an hour after the lethal injection The execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood — which Arizona carried out with a two-drug combination it had never before tried — is certain to fan the debate over how U.S. states carry out the death penalty. "I've never witnessed an execution that took that long," defense lawyer Dale Baich told NBC News. "The state of Ari...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- An Arizona execution took nearly two hours on Wednesday, and witnesses said the inmate gasped and snorted for well over an hour after the lethal injection The execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood — which Arizona carried out with a two-drug combination it had never before tried — is certain to fan the debate over how U.S. states carry out the death penalty. "I've never witnessed an execution that took that long," defense lawyer Dale Baich told NBC News. "The state of Ari...More >>
  • Six New GM Recalls of 717,950 Vehicles

    Six New GM Recalls of 717,950 Vehicles

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:33:54 GMT
    General Motors announced six more recalls today, totalling 717,950 newer-model U.S. vehicles for a variety of defects.That brings the number of GM recalls this year to 60, totaling 26.41 million vehicles.GM says it knows of three crashes and two injuries, but no deaths, linked to the new recalls.The automaker sees the latest round of call-backs as evidence it's continuing to strictly police itself on safety issues."These recalls signify how we've enhanced our approach to safety...More >>
    General Motors announced six more recalls today, totalling 717,950 newer-model U.S. vehicles for a variety of defects.That brings the number of GM recalls this year to 60, totaling 26.41 million vehicles.GM says it knows of three crashes and two injuries, but no deaths, linked to the new recalls.The automaker sees the latest round of call-backs as evidence it's continuing to strictly police itself on safety issues."These recalls signify how we've enhanced our approach to safety...More >>
  • 47 Dead, 11 Injured in Taiwan Plane Crash

    47 Dead, 11 Injured in Taiwan Plane Crash

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:32:24 GMT
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    Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. CNA cited Taiwanese Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih. The crash of the twin-engine turboprop plane happened outside Magong Airport at about 7 p.m., CNA reported earlier.CNN affiliate ETTV is reporting that the plane crashed into a residential building.The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known.Some media reports said the pl...More >>
    Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. CNA cited Taiwanese Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih. The crash of the twin-engine turboprop plane happened outside Magong Airport at about 7 p.m., CNA reported earlier.CNN affiliate ETTV is reporting that the plane crashed into a residential building.The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known.Some media reports said the pl...More >>
  • In Somber Ceremony, Dutch Welcome Home First Remains of MH17 Victims

    In Somber Ceremony, Dutch Welcome Home First Remains of MH17 Victims

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:27:29 GMT
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    A lone bugler marked the return home Friday of first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The grieving European nation then held a moment of silence to honor those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week by a suspected surface-to-air missile over war-torn eastern Ukraine.The bodies, borne in simple wooden caskets, were unloaded from the planes and into a fleet of waiting hearses. The only sounds, the hushed orders of marching soldiers and a whipping wind....More >>
    A lone bugler marked the return home Friday of first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The grieving European nation then held a moment of silence to honor those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week by a suspected surface-to-air missile over war-torn eastern Ukraine.The bodies, borne in simple wooden caskets, were unloaded from the planes and into a fleet of waiting hearses. The only sounds, the hushed orders of marching soldiers and a whipping wind....More >>
  • Russia Still Sends Military Gear to Rebels After MH17 Downing, U.S. Says

    Russia Still Sends Military Gear to Rebels After MH17 Downing, U.S. Says

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:44:03 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- Russia has continued to provide military equipment to Ukrainian separatists since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with at least 20 vehicles — including tanks and armored personnel carriers — crossing the border on Tuesday, according to senior U.S. intelligence officials.The Russians stepped up their deliveries of vehicles and rockets launchers in the weeks prior to the airliner being shot down on Thursday, said one official, adding that the buildup occurred as the Uk...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- Russia has continued to provide military equipment to Ukrainian separatists since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with at least 20 vehicles — including tanks and armored personnel carriers — crossing the border on Tuesday, according to senior U.S. intelligence officials.The Russians stepped up their deliveries of vehicles and rockets launchers in the weeks prior to the airliner being shot down on Thursday, said one official, adding that the buildup occurred as the Uk...More >>
  • Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

    Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:46:18 GMT
    Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling. Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders. Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine. This disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate. En...More >>
    Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling. Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders. Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine. This disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate. En...More >>
  • California Disallows Full-Contact Football Practices for Kids

    California Disallows Full-Contact Football Practices for Kids

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:27:01 GMT
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    A new California law limits full-contact practices for kids.More >>
    A new California law limits full-contact practices for kids. More >>
  • Groups: League City Ban On Border Kids Violates Civil Rights

    Groups: League City Ban On Border Kids Violates Civil Rights

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:52:43 GMT
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    A Texas community’s resolution barring immigrants from being housed in the city is being challenged as violating the 50-year-old Civil Rights Act.Texas Appleseed, a social justice group, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a civil rights group, called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Tuesday to investigate, require compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws and to “put a halt to League City’s illegal action targeting vuln...More >>
    A Texas community’s resolution barring immigrants from being housed in the city is being challenged as violating the 50-year-old Civil Rights Act.Texas Appleseed, a social justice group, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a civil rights group, called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Tuesday to investigate, require compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws and to “put a halt to League City’s illegal action targeting vuln...More >>
  • Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart Stores

    Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart Stores

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:40:45 GMT
    If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Costco, Trader Joe's, and the Walmart Corp. -- which operates Walmart and Sam's Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websit...More >>
    If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Costco, Trader Joe's, and the Walmart Corp. -- which operates Walmart and Sam's Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websit...More >>
  • Sidekick Dog Rocks Sidecar Like a Superstar

    Sidekick Dog Rocks Sidecar Like a Superstar

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:06 GMT
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    Nelson the goldendoodle has more Instagram followers than most people, and it's not just because he's adorable.More >>
    Nelson the goldendoodle has more Instagram followers than most people, and it's not just because he's adorable. More >>
  • Dad Admits Son Stopped Him From Killing Alleged Abuser

    Dad Admits Son Stopped Him From Killing Alleged Abuser

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:38:00 GMT
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    The Florida dad who made headlines when he pummeled an 18-year-old man who was allegedly molesting his 11-year-old son now admits he intended to kill the suspect — but his son stopped him. The father, who is not being identified to shield his son, beat the alleged molester, Raymond Frolander to a bloody pulp knocking him out. Then he called the cops and said, "I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my child), and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer...More >>
    The Florida dad who made headlines when he pummeled an 18-year-old man who was allegedly molesting his 11-year-old son now admits he intended to kill the suspect — but his son stopped him. The father, who is not being identified to shield his son, beat the alleged molester, Raymond Frolander to a bloody pulp knocking him out. Then he called the cops and said, "I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my child), and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer...More >>
  • UPDATE: FAA bans U.S.-Israel Flights, Citing Rocket Attack

    UPDATE: FAA bans U.S.-Israel Flights, Citing Rocket Attack

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:43:33 GMT
    Delta Air Lines on Tuesday suspended flights to Israel's main international airport because of reports about a nearby rocket attack, the company said.Citing "reports of a rocket or associated debris" near Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Delta said it suspended service between its hub in New York and Tel Aviv "to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees."One immediate effect: Flight 468, which left New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport with 273 passen...More >>
    Delta Air Lines on Tuesday suspended flights to Israel's main international airport because of reports about a nearby rocket attack, the company said.Citing "reports of a rocket or associated debris" near Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Delta said it suspended service between its hub in New York and Tel Aviv "to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees."One immediate effect: Flight 468, which left New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport with 273 passen...More >>
  • Court Strikes Down Federal Obamacare Subsidies

    Court Strikes Down Federal Obamacare Subsidies

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:11:14 GMT
    In a potentially lethal blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court has ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans bought by people in states that decided not to set up their own marketplaces under Obamacare.The law clearly says that states are to set up the exchanges. But 34 states opted not to, and the federal government took over in those states. The court ruled that federal government may not pay subsidies for insurance plans in those states."W...More >>
    In a potentially lethal blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court has ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans bought by people in states that decided not to set up their own marketplaces under Obamacare.The law clearly says that states are to set up the exchanges. But 34 states opted not to, and the federal government took over in those states. The court ruled that federal government may not pay subsidies for insurance plans in those states."W...More >>
  • American-Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza are remembered

    American-Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza are remembered

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:45:06 GMT
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     JERUSALEM — Two native-born Americans who moved to Israel and joined its military were memorialized Monday as casualties of the ground war in Gaza.Sean Carmeli, 21, of South Padre Island, Texas, and Max Steinberg, 24, of Woodland Hills, Calif., were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed during clashes with Hamas fighters Sunday.They were "lone soldiers," the designation the Israel Defense Forces gives to 6,000 soldiers whose parents do not live in Israel. The military says 1,100...More >>
     JERUSALEM — Two native-born Americans who moved to Israel and joined its military were memorialized Monday as casualties of the ground war in Gaza.Sean Carmeli, 21, of South Padre Island, Texas, and Max Steinberg, 24, of Woodland Hills, Calif., were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed during clashes with Hamas fighters Sunday.They were "lone soldiers," the designation the Israel Defense Forces gives to 6,000 soldiers whose parents do not live in Israel. The military says 1,100...More >>
  • $190M payout over gynecologist who secretly recorded patients

    $190M payout over gynecologist who secretly recorded patients

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:45:04 GMT
    Johns Hopkins, one of the world's most prestigious medical institutions, has agreed to pay $190 million to settle claims by thousands of women against a gynecologist who used a tiny camera to surreptitiously make hundreds of videos and photos of patients..But an attorney for the Baltimore medical center on Monday described Dr. Nikita Levy as "a rogue employee'' and said Hopkins should not be blamed for his actions."Just because he was an employee doesn't make Johns Hopkins resp...More >>
    Johns Hopkins, one of the world's most prestigious medical institutions, has agreed to pay $190 million to settle claims by thousands of women against a gynecologist who used a tiny camera to surreptitiously make hundreds of videos and photos of patients..But an attorney for the Baltimore medical center on Monday described Dr. Nikita Levy as "a rogue employee'' and said Hopkins should not be blamed for his actions."Just because he was an employee doesn't make Johns Hopkins resp...More >>
  • Medal of Honor Recipient Says Award is for His Fallen Brothers

    Medal of Honor Recipient Says Award is for His Fallen Brothers

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:37:10 GMT
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    In the predawn hours of July 13, 2008, a wounded Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts dragged himself from one position to another, lobbed grenades overhead and fired a machine gun at insurgents in Afghanistan's Kunar province. He launched grenade after grenade under a hail of enemy gunfire as comrades at other nearby posts fell. He also asked other soldiers to fire at his position to prevent the enemy from gaining ground, according to the Army's account of events.By the time four fellow soldier...More >>
    In the predawn hours of July 13, 2008, a wounded Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts dragged himself from one position to another, lobbed grenades overhead and fired a machine gun at insurgents in Afghanistan's Kunar province. He launched grenade after grenade under a hail of enemy gunfire as comrades at other nearby posts fell. He also asked other soldiers to fire at his position to prevent the enemy from gaining ground, according to the Army's account of events.By the time four fellow soldier...More >>
  • Deaths Mount in Gaza and Israel as U.S. Pushes Cease-Fire

    Deaths Mount in Gaza and Israel as U.S. Pushes Cease-Fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:28:32 GMT
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     The death toll on both sides of the Gaza battle jumped Monday, as Palestinian officials reported scores more killed and Israel announced seven more soldiers died -- including several on Israeli soil. About 550 Palestinians have been killed, Gaza Health Ministry officials said. It's unknown how many were militants, but the United Nations has estimated that 70% are civilians. Israel has reported dozens of terrorists killed.In total, 25 Israeli soldiers have died, including three believ...More >>
     The death toll on both sides of the Gaza battle jumped Monday, as Palestinian officials reported scores more killed and Israel announced seven more soldiers died -- including several on Israeli soil. About 550 Palestinians have been killed, Gaza Health Ministry officials said. It's unknown how many were militants, but the United Nations has estimated that 70% are civilians. Israel has reported dozens of terrorists killed.In total, 25 Israeli soldiers have died, including three believ...More >>
  • Netanyahu Says Hamas Wants to 'Pile Up the Bodies' for Sympathy

    Netanyahu Says Hamas Wants to 'Pile Up the Bodies' for Sympathy

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:19:28 GMT
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Hamas on Monday for trying to “pile up the bodies” of its own Palestinian people to generate sympathy while it fires more rockets into Israel. In an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, Netanahu said that Israel had no choice but to defend itself and said the Palestinian militants are culpable for mounting civilian casualties. "They just don’t care. It’s important to make that clear. They are responsible for all the civilian d...More >>
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Hamas on Monday for trying to “pile up the bodies” of its own Palestinian people to generate sympathy while it fires more rockets into Israel. In an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, Netanahu said that Israel had no choice but to defend itself and said the Palestinian militants are culpable for mounting civilian casualties. "They just don’t care. It’s important to make that clear. They are responsible for all the civilian d...More >>
  • Three Teens Admit to Beating Homeless Men

    Three Teens Admit to Beating Homeless Men

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:04:10 GMT
    Trio accused of beating two homeless men to death, attacking several others.More >>
    Trio accused of beating two homeless men to death, attacking several others.More >>
  • Obama: 'Burden is on Russia' to Push for Access to Jet Crash Site

    Obama: 'Burden is on Russia' to Push for Access to Jet Crash Site

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:32:47 GMT
    President Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine.More >>
    President Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine.More >>
  • Obama Signs Ban on LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors

    Obama Signs Ban on LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:17:10 GMT
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of gender identify and sexual orientation, winning praise from LGBT rights groups and fulfilling a longtime promise to Democratic activists."Thanks to your passionate advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government - a government of the people, by the people and for the people -- will become just a little bit fairer," Obama told supporters a...More >>
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of gender identify and sexual orientation, winning praise from LGBT rights groups and fulfilling a longtime promise to Democratic activists."Thanks to your passionate advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government - a government of the people, by the people and for the people -- will become just a little bit fairer," Obama told supporters a...More >>
  • MH17 Bodies Were Removed by Rebels Being 'Humane,' Borodai Says

    MH17 Bodies Were Removed by Rebels Being 'Humane,' Borodai Says

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:20:11 GMT
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    DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russia rebels removed some of the bodies of passengers aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines jet from the crash site to be "humane," the separatists' leader told NBC News.Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-declared People's Republic of Donetsk, said that passengers had been "lying out in the heat." However, his forces kept international monitors away from wreckage for a fourth day on Sunday.The rebels also forced emergency workers at gunpoint to h...More >>
    DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russia rebels removed some of the bodies of passengers aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines jet from the crash site to be "humane," the separatists' leader told NBC News.Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-declared People's Republic of Donetsk, said that passengers had been "lying out in the heat." However, his forces kept international monitors away from wreckage for a fourth day on Sunday.The rebels also forced emergency workers at gunpoint to h...More >>
  • Flashback: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

    Flashback: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:32:30 GMT
    The Huntley-Brinkley Report from July 21st, 1969 following the successful landing of Apollo 11 on the lunar surface and man's first steps on the moon.More >>
    The Huntley-Brinkley Report from July 21st, 1969 following the successful landing of Apollo 11 on the lunar surface and man's first steps on the moon.More >>
  • Israel Ramps Up Gaza Offensive After 13 IDF Soldiers Killed

    Israel Ramps Up Gaza Offensive After 13 IDF Soldiers Killed

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:23:57 GMT
    Thirteen Israeli troops were killed overnight Sunday in Gaza, according to the Israeli Army, sparking the declaration that Israel was sending additional forces to the ground to "combat terror."An armored troop carrier which was moving into the neighborhood of Shejaia took a direct hit from a shoulder-launched anti-tank missile, leaving seven Israeli soldiers dead, an Israeli security source told NBC News. Six more Israeli soldiers were killed in the fighting that followed, the s...More >>
    Thirteen Israeli troops were killed overnight Sunday in Gaza, according to the Israeli Army, sparking the declaration that Israel was sending additional forces to the ground to "combat terror."An armored troop carrier which was moving into the neighborhood of Shejaia took a direct hit from a shoulder-launched anti-tank missile, leaving seven Israeli soldiers dead, an Israeli security source told NBC News. Six more Israeli soldiers were killed in the fighting that followed, the s...More >>
  • 'Maverick,' 'The Rockford Files' Star James Garner Dead at 86

    'Maverick,' 'The Rockford Files' Star James Garner Dead at 86

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:11:39 GMT
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    LOS ANGELES - Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86. He was found dead of natural causes at his Brentwood home Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday.Officers responded to a call around 8 p.m. local time (11 p.m. ET) and confirmed Garner's identity from family members, Iniquez said. There was no immediate word on a specific cause of death. Garn...More >>
    LOS ANGELES - Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86. He was found dead of natural causes at his Brentwood home Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday.Officers responded to a call around 8 p.m. local time (11 p.m. ET) and confirmed Garner's identity from family members, Iniquez said. There was no immediate word on a specific cause of death. Garn...More >>
  • Record-Breaking Wildfires Bear Down on Washington Communities

    Record-Breaking Wildfires Bear Down on Washington Communities

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:12:31 GMT
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    A cluster of Washington state wildfires grew to more than 300 square miles on Saturday, officials said, making it the largest groups of wildfires in Washington state history.More >>
    A cluster of Washington state wildfires grew to more than 300 square miles on Saturday, officials said, making it the largest groups of wildfires in Washington state history. More >>
  • 19 Injured When Texas Prison Roof Collapses

    19 Injured When Texas Prison Roof Collapses

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:40:56 GMT
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    Nineteen inmates were injured when a roof of a private prison collapsed Saturday near Lufkin, Texas, fire officials said. Ten prisoners were taken to hospitals by ambulance, and nine were transported as "walking wounded" from Diboll Correctional Center to area hospitals, according to prison officials.At 11:30 a.m., the sheetrock ceiling of one of the five housing units in the prison collapsed, according to Management Training Corporation (MTC), which operates the prison."We are stil...More >>
    Nineteen inmates were injured when a roof of a private prison collapsed Saturday near Lufkin, Texas, fire officials said. Ten prisoners were taken to hospitals by ambulance, and nine were transported as "walking wounded" from Diboll Correctional Center to area hospitals, according to prison officials.At 11:30 a.m., the sheetrock ceiling of one of the five housing units in the prison collapsed, according to Management Training Corporation (MTC), which operates the prison."We are stil...More >>
  • Palestinian Death Toll Hits 310 amid Ongoing Israeli Bombing

    Palestinian Death Toll Hits 310 amid Ongoing Israeli Bombing

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:46:25 GMT
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    TEL AVIV, Israeli - Israeli airstrikes killed 12 people in Gaza overnight, raising the overall death toll of Palestinians during the 10-day offensive to 310, Palestinian officials said on Saturday. Two Israelis – one of them a soldier involved in the ongoing ground offensive – have been killed since violence flared almost two weeks ago. The Israeli military said that it had found 13 tunnels and 31 access points since the ground offensive started Thursday night.The stated aim of ...More >>
    TEL AVIV, Israeli - Israeli airstrikes killed 12 people in Gaza overnight, raising the overall death toll of Palestinians during the 10-day offensive to 310, Palestinian officials said on Saturday. Two Israelis – one of them a soldier involved in the ongoing ground offensive – have been killed since violence flared almost two weeks ago. The Israeli military said that it had found 13 tunnels and 31 access points since the ground offensive started Thursday night.The stated aim of ...More >>
  • 190 Bodies Found at MH17 Crash Scene

    190 Bodies Found at MH17 Crash Scene

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:37:05 GMT
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    At least 190 bodies have been discovered at the MH17 crash site, but Ukrainian government officials said Saturday pro-Russian militants are doggedly refusing to let the remains be removed."The fighters have allowed Emergencies Ministry workers in there, but they do not allow them to take anything from the area," Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told reporters at a news conference in Kiev. "The fighters are taking away all that has be...More >>
    At least 190 bodies have been discovered at the MH17 crash site, but Ukrainian government officials said Saturday pro-Russian militants are doggedly refusing to let the remains be removed."The fighters have allowed Emergencies Ministry workers in there, but they do not allow them to take anything from the area," Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told reporters at a news conference in Kiev. "The fighters are taking away all that has be...More >>
  • Remains Found in Mexico Identified as Those of Missing American

    Remains Found in Mexico Identified as Those of Missing American

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:12:23 GMT
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    Human remains found in two plastic bags near a beach in southwestern Mexico have been identified as those of Harry Devert, a New Yorker who left his job as a trader in finance for a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America, Mexican authorities said. Devert, 32, vanished six months ago after sending his girlfriend an ominous text message from a troubled region in Mexico, describing how he was being escorted from "an area too dangerous for me to be."...More >>
    Human remains found in two plastic bags near a beach in southwestern Mexico have been identified as those of Harry Devert, a New Yorker who left his job as a trader in finance for a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America, Mexican authorities said. Devert, 32, vanished six months ago after sending his girlfriend an ominous text message from a troubled region in Mexico, describing how he was being escorted from "an area too dangerous for me to be."...More >>
  • American Quinn Schansman on Malaysia Jet Shot Down in Ukraine

    American Quinn Schansman on Malaysia Jet Shot Down in Ukraine

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:19:52 GMT
    One American was on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over Ukraine, President Obama said at a White House briefing on Friday.Quinn Lucas Schansman had dual Dutch-U.S. citizenship, according to the State Department, which said it could not provide other details.A friend who attended high school with Schansman said he was born in New York City but had lived in the Netherlands most of his life."He was kind," the friend, Fabienne Schriek, said in a message to N...More >>
    One American was on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over Ukraine, President Obama said at a White House briefing on Friday.Quinn Lucas Schansman had dual Dutch-U.S. citizenship, according to the State Department, which said it could not provide other details.A friend who attended high school with Schansman said he was born in New York City but had lived in the Netherlands most of his life."He was kind," the friend, Fabienne Schriek, said in a message to N...More >>
  • Human Head Found Where Severed Arms Turned Up in New York Neighborhood

    Human Head Found Where Severed Arms Turned Up in New York Neighborhood

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:42:41 GMT
    (KCEN) -- There was quite the gruesome discovery in one New York neighborhood on Thursday.Police say neighbors discovered a badly, decomposed human head in Hempstead. It was found in a bag, laying in a yard. The discovery comes after officials say several other body parts were found in the area last week."I guess the stench stayed strong and one of the people walking past they happened to smell it," said a nearby resident Jonathan Grier. "The guy across the street went over there, that's when...More >>
    (KCEN) -- There was quite the gruesome discovery in one New York neighborhood on Thursday.Police say neighbors discovered a badly, decomposed human head in Hempstead. It was found in a bag, laying in a yard. The discovery comes after officials say several other body parts were found in the area last week."I guess the stench stayed strong and one of the people walking past they happened to smell it," said a nearby resident Jonathan Grier. "The guy across the street went over there, that's when...More >>
  • UPDATE: Three Infants Among Dead In Malaysia Airlines MH17 Jet Crash

    UPDATE: Three Infants Among Dead In Malaysia Airlines MH17 Jet Crash

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:17:27 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- Three infants were among the 283 passengers presumed dead in a Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed and is thought to have been shot down over a disputed area of Ukraine, the airline announced Thursday. The new information raises the total presumed death toll to 298, which includes 15 crew members. The dead include 154 citizens of the Netherlands; 43 from Malaysia, including 15 crew members and two infants; 27 from Australia; 12 from Indonesia, including one infant; 9 from the Uni...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- Three infants were among the 283 passengers presumed dead in a Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed and is thought to have been shot down over a disputed area of Ukraine, the airline announced Thursday. The new information raises the total presumed death toll to 298, which includes 15 crew members. The dead include 154 citizens of the Netherlands; 43 from Malaysia, including 15 crew members and two infants; 27 from Australia; 12 from Indonesia, including one infant; 9 from the Uni...More >>
  • White House on Lockdown Due to Unattended Package

    White House on Lockdown Due to Unattended Package

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:07:30 GMT
    The White House is on lockdown due to an unattended package on the north fence line, according to a Secret Service official.Lafayette Park -- which is across the street from the White House -- has been cleared.The Secret Service is investigating and will reopen the White House as soon as possible.More >>
    The White House is on lockdown due to an unattended package on the north fence line, according to a Secret Service official.Lafayette Park -- which is across the street from the White House -- has been cleared.The Secret Service is investigating and will reopen the White House as soon as possible.More >>
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight Crashes in Ukraine

    Malaysia Airlines Flight Crashes in Ukraine

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:50:12 GMT
    Report: Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in UkraineMore >>
    Report: Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in UkraineMore >>
  • Comcast Agent's 'Belligerent' Tone Prompts Apology

    Comcast Agent's 'Belligerent' Tone Prompts Apology

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:35:07 GMT
    On Tuesday, the cable company apologized to Ryan Block and his wife, Veronica Belmont, after the couple's attempts to cancel were stymied by a phone call with a customer service representative that Block called "straight up belligerent." The incident garnered attention because Block and Belmont posted a partial recording of the conversation on the Internet.In the eight-minute recording, the unnamed Comcast employee badgered Block with questions such as "Why is it that you're not want...More >>
    On Tuesday, the cable company apologized to Ryan Block and his wife, Veronica Belmont, after the couple's attempts to cancel were stymied by a phone call with a customer service representative that Block called "straight up belligerent." The incident garnered attention because Block and Belmont posted a partial recording of the conversation on the Internet.In the eight-minute recording, the unnamed Comcast employee badgered Block with questions such as "Why is it that you're not want...More >>
  • Seattle Man Sets Home on Fire Using Spray Paint to Kill Spider

    Seattle Man Sets Home on Fire Using Spray Paint to Kill Spider

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:17:29 GMT
    He should have used his Spidey sense — or common sense. A Seattle man trying to kill a spider used a can of spray paint and a lighter in an attempt to torch the pest Tuesday night — but ended up setting part of his home on fire, officials said. Fire crews rushed to the scene just before 8:30 p.m. local time to extinguish the blaze, which began in the laundry room and traveled along a wall to the roof, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.The unidentified 24-year-old...More >>
    He should have used his Spidey sense — or common sense. A Seattle man trying to kill a spider used a can of spray paint and a lighter in an attempt to torch the pest Tuesday night — but ended up setting part of his home on fire, officials said. Fire crews rushed to the scene just before 8:30 p.m. local time to extinguish the blaze, which began in the laundry room and traveled along a wall to the roof, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.The unidentified 24-year-old...More >>
  • Comic-book Icon Archie Andrews Will Die Saving Gay Friend

    Comic-book Icon Archie Andrews Will Die Saving Gay Friend

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-16 02:08:09 GMT
    (CNN) -- In April,Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO Jon Goldwatertold CNNthatArchie Andrews would die in issue #36 of “Life with Archie,” a comic-book series set in an alternate universe that presented possiblefutures for the characters of the classicArchie Comics series. Issue #36 will arrive onstands on Wednesday—and while we don’t know yet who kills Archie, we do nowknow how he dies. Today,Goldwater revealed to theAssociated Pressthat Archie would die trying to stop an assassination attem...More >>
    (CNN) -- In April,Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO Jon Goldwatertold CNNthatArchie Andrews would die in issue #36 of “Life with Archie,” a comic-book series set in an alternate universe that presented possiblefutures for the characters of the classicArchie Comics series. Issue #36 will arrive onstands on Wednesday—and while we don’t know yet who kills Archie, we do nowknow how he dies. Today,Goldwater revealed to theAssociated Pressthat Archie would die trying to stop an assassination attem...More >>
  • Theme Park Employees Caught in Sex Stings, Child Porn Arrests

    Theme Park Employees Caught in Sex Stings, Child Porn Arrests

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:29:34 GMT
    Editor's note: The following article contains references that may not be suitable for all readers.Clermont, Florida (CNN) -- Just days after getting arrested in a child sex sting, Robert Kingsolver is a long way from his beloved job at Walt Disney World.Inside his rented house in a suburban Orlando neighborhood filled with children, he sits in a folding chair in a nearly empty room, wires dangling in the corner where his computer used to be connected.Now, he can't be online or near children."...More >>
    Editor's note: The following article contains references that may not be suitable for all readers.Clermont, Florida (CNN) -- Just days after getting arrested in a child sex sting, Robert Kingsolver is a long way from his beloved job at Walt Disney World.Inside his rented house in a suburban Orlando neighborhood filled with children, he sits in a folding chair in a nearly empty room, wires dangling in the corner where his computer used to be connected.Now, he can't be online or near children."...More >>
  • Undocumented Women, Children Deported to Honduras

    Undocumented Women, Children Deported to Honduras

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:18:54 GMT
    The first undocumented immigrants, including children, were returned to Honduras from the U.S. detention facility in New Mexico on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said.About 40 Hondurans, including children, were bused to the Roswell, New Mexico, airport Monday morning from a federal law enforcement training facility at Artesia that was converted last month to house about 400 Central American women and children. Homeland Security officials told NBC News the flight wa...More >>
    The first undocumented immigrants, including children, were returned to Honduras from the U.S. detention facility in New Mexico on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said.About 40 Hondurans, including children, were bused to the Roswell, New Mexico, airport Monday morning from a federal law enforcement training facility at Artesia that was converted last month to house about 400 Central American women and children. Homeland Security officials told NBC News the flight wa...More >>
  • World Cup final: Germany defeats Argentina in extra time

    World Cup final: Germany defeats Argentina in extra time

    Sunday, July 13 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-13 21:45:39 GMT
    Better late than never -- Germany won its fourth World Cup after a tense 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. Mario Gotze's strike, seven minutes from the end of extra time, ensured Germany ended its 24-year wait for glory at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.Deadlocked at 0-0 after 90 minutes, it was left to substitute Gotze to provide the game's defining moment with a touch of magic.The Borussia Dortmund star took Andre Schurrle's pass on his chest before displaying exquisite tech...More >>
    Better late than never -- Germany won its fourth World Cup after a tense 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. Mario Gotze's strike, seven minutes from the end of extra time, ensured Germany ended its 24-year wait for glory at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.Deadlocked at 0-0 after 90 minutes, it was left to substitute Gotze to provide the game's defining moment with a touch of magic.The Borussia Dortmund star took Andre Schurrle's pass on his chest before displaying exquisite tech...More >>
  • The Wrong Folks Get Billions in Tax Dollars

    The Wrong Folks Get Billions in Tax Dollars

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:55:30 GMT
    A government watchdog agency said an estimated $106 billion in payments were made in error last year: meaning they were the wrong amount, went to the wrong person or lacked sufficient documentation.These payments include tax refunds, unemployment benefits, Social Security benefits, and Medicare and Medicaid coverage.The improper payments could be even higher since not all agencies reported to the Government Accountability Office.The White House acknowledged that "the loss to the Fede...More >>
    A government watchdog agency said an estimated $106 billion in payments were made in error last year: meaning they were the wrong amount, went to the wrong person or lacked sufficient documentation.These payments include tax refunds, unemployment benefits, Social Security benefits, and Medicare and Medicaid coverage.The improper payments could be even higher since not all agencies reported to the Government Accountability Office.The White House acknowledged that "the loss to the Fede...More >>
  • Houston Teens Claim Images of Sexual Assault Have Gone Viral

    Houston Teens Claim Images of Sexual Assault Have Gone Viral

    Saturday, July 12 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-12 21:54:43 GMT
    (NBC News) -- Alleged sexual assault victims are calling on police to take action after photos and videos of their alleged attack appear on social media.More >>
    (NBC News) -- Alleged sexual assault victims are calling on police to take action after photos and videos of their alleged attack appear on social media.More >>
  • Israel Tells Residents of Northern Gaza to Leave Ahead of Strikes

    Israel Tells Residents of Northern Gaza to Leave Ahead of Strikes

    Saturday, July 12 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-12 21:12:52 GMT
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    The Israeli military Saturday ordered Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate the area "for their own safety" ahead of what officials said was a planned heavy offensive over the next 24 hours to combat rocket fire. In a statement Saturday, the military said it would send messages to residents overnight to leave the area.Brig. Gen. Motti Almoz, the chief military spokesman, said Israel planned to hit the area with heavy force in the next 24 hours as it steps up...More >>
    The Israeli military Saturday ordered Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate the area "for their own safety" ahead of what officials said was a planned heavy offensive over the next 24 hours to combat rocket fire. In a statement Saturday, the military said it would send messages to residents overnight to leave the area.Brig. Gen. Motti Almoz, the chief military spokesman, said Israel planned to hit the area with heavy force in the next 24 hours as it steps up...More >>
  • Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Deadly Crash; Comic Released from Rehab Center

    Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Deadly Crash; Comic Released from Rehab Center

    Saturday, July 12 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-12 20:33:09 GMT
    Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured. The complaint was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.Morgan, 45, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg in the crash in the early morning hours of June 7. His friend and fellow comedian James McNair was killed and others were injured.Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation center and will "continue his recovery at h...More >>
    Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured. The complaint was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.Morgan, 45, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg in the crash in the early morning hours of June 7. His friend and fellow comedian James McNair was killed and others were injured.Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation center and will "continue his recovery at h...More >>
  • Teen Who Witnessed Murder of Her Family Speaks at Memorial

    Teen Who Witnessed Murder of Her Family Speaks at Memorial

    Saturday, July 12 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-12 17:13:02 GMT
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    (NBC News) -- The 15-year-old lone survivor of a shooting that left her parents and four siblings dead in their suburban Houston home bravely thanked the community Saturday for their support — and said she finds solace in knowing she will see her family again. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,” said Cassidy Stay, quoting a line from the “Harry Potter” series at a “celebration of life” gathering at Lemm Elementary School in Spring...More >>
    (NBC News) -- The 15-year-old lone survivor of a shooting that left her parents and four siblings dead in their suburban Houston home bravely thanked the community Saturday for their support — and said she finds solace in knowing she will see her family again. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,” said Cassidy Stay, quoting a line from the “Harry Potter” series at a “celebration of life” gathering at Lemm Elementary School in Spring...More >>
  • Was Texas Shooting Suspect Ronald Haskell Seeking Vengeance?

    Was Texas Shooting Suspect Ronald Haskell Seeking Vengeance?

    Saturday, July 12 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-12 16:31:22 GMT
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    Rage and despair defined Ronald Lee Haskell’s life in recent years, boiling over during fights with his wife and even after their messy breakup. But did his inner demons — and a possible taste for vengeance — drive him to murder six members of his ex-wife’s family?Investigators in Harris County, Texas, haven’t said what triggered the shocking slayings Wednesday of parents Stephen and Katie Stay and four of their young children, although they believe they were caught in a domesti...More >>
    Rage and despair defined Ronald Lee Haskell’s life in recent years, boiling over during fights with his wife and even after their messy breakup. But did his inner demons — and a possible taste for vengeance — drive him to murder six members of his ex-wife’s family?Investigators in Harris County, Texas, haven’t said what triggered the shocking slayings Wednesday of parents Stephen and Katie Stay and four of their young children, although they believe they were caught in a domesti...More >>
  • Mom Arrested After Baby Tests Positive For Meth

    Mom Arrested After Baby Tests Positive For Meth

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:16:53 GMT
    (CNN) -- In Tennessee, a new mother has been arrested after her newborn tested positive for meth.State officials say she is the first to be charged under a new law that makes it illegal for a pregnant woman to use or give birth to a child addicted to or harmed by a narcotic drug.Mallory Loyola's mother did not want to speak with us, so we talked to her neighbor and high school classmate. "It's heartbreaking. You don't want to bring a child into any kind of danger," said neighbor Kayla Guthrie...More >>
    (CNN) -- In Tennessee, a new mother has been arrested after her newborn tested positive for meth.State officials say she is the first to be charged under a new law that makes it illegal for a pregnant woman to use or give birth to a child addicted to or harmed by a narcotic drug.Mallory Loyola's mother did not want to speak with us, so we talked to her neighbor and high school classmate. "It's heartbreaking. You don't want to bring a child into any kind of danger," said neighbor Kayla Guthrie...More >>
  • Airline Ticket Prices On The Rise

    Airline Ticket Prices On The Rise

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:30:55 GMT
    (KCEN) -- More fee hikes are on the horizon for airline passengers.Starting July 21, a security screening fee imposed by the TSA will more than double on a basic domestic non-stop ticket.That means you could get hit with additional fees for each stop of your itinerary that lasts longer than 4 hours. Also, airports are looking to increase their boarding fees from their current limit of $4.50 to $8 in the near future.And that's not all, an increase in immigration fees on international tickets c...More >>
    (KCEN) -- More fee hikes are on the horizon for airline passengers.Starting July 21, a security screening fee imposed by the TSA will more than double on a basic domestic non-stop ticket.That means you could get hit with additional fees for each stop of your itinerary that lasts longer than 4 hours. Also, airports are looking to increase their boarding fees from their current limit of $4.50 to $8 in the near future.And that's not all, an increase in immigration fees on international tickets c...More >>
  • Six Flags Roller Coaster Car Derails, 4 Injured

    Six Flags Roller Coaster Car Derails, 4 Injured

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-08 17:03:13 GMT
    Americans love roller coasters -- until something goes wrong.Attention turned to amusement park safety after a tree branch that fell on the tracks derailed a roller coaster car at a Six Flags amusement park Monday evening, leaving it dangling precariously and its occupants stranded for hours.Four people were injured on the Ninja ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Two of the four were taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.It was an ...More >>
    Americans love roller coasters -- until something goes wrong.Attention turned to amusement park safety after a tree branch that fell on the tracks derailed a roller coaster car at a Six Flags amusement park Monday evening, leaving it dangling precariously and its occupants stranded for hours.Four people were injured on the Ninja ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Two of the four were taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.It was an ...More >>
  • New York Legalizes Medical Marijuana

    New York Legalizes Medical Marijuana

    Monday, July 7 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-07 23:15:18 GMT
    (CNN) -- New York became the latest state to permit the use of medical marijuana on Monday. At a news conference in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, which allows doctors to prescribe marijuana in a nonsmokable form to patients with serious ailments that are recognized by the state on a predefined but flexible list of conditions.The bill was passed by the State Assembly and Senate in June, said Jason Elan, a spokesman for Sen. Diane Savino, a sponsor of the b...More >>
    (CNN) -- New York became the latest state to permit the use of medical marijuana on Monday. At a news conference in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, which allows doctors to prescribe marijuana in a nonsmokable form to patients with serious ailments that are recognized by the state on a predefined but flexible list of conditions.The bill was passed by the State Assembly and Senate in June, said Jason Elan, a spokesman for Sen. Diane Savino, a sponsor of the b...More >>
  • Germany's Angela Merkel Calls U.S. Spying Allegations 'Serious'

    Germany's Angela Merkel Calls U.S. Spying Allegations 'Serious'

    Monday, July 7 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-07 18:55:55 GMT
    Chancellor Angela Merkel broke her silence Monday on allegations that a German citizen had worked as a double-agent for the U.S. "If the reports are correct it would be a serious case," Merkel told reporters during a news conference while visiting China. "It would be for me a clear contradiction to what I consider to be a trustful cooperation between agencies and partners."Her comments follow last week’s arrest of a 31-year-old employee of German intelligence service BND who is ...More >>
    Chancellor Angela Merkel broke her silence Monday on allegations that a German citizen had worked as a double-agent for the U.S. "If the reports are correct it would be a serious case," Merkel told reporters during a news conference while visiting China. "It would be for me a clear contradiction to what I consider to be a trustful cooperation between agencies and partners."Her comments follow last week’s arrest of a 31-year-old employee of German intelligence service BND who is ...More >>
  • Sarah Palin Considers Auditioning for Co-Host of ‘The View’

    Sarah Palin Considers Auditioning for Co-Host of ‘The View’

    Monday, July 7 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-07 18:20:10 GMT
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin might audition for a spot as a co-host of ABC’s talk show, “The View.”“I hear everyone recently got canned from ‘The View,’ maybe a show like that needs a punch of reality and a voice of reason from America’s heartland to knock some humble sense into their scripts. You know, someone willing to go rogue,” the 2008 GOP vice-presidential candidate recently said during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.“It’d be so much fun to shake it up taking on ...More >>
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin might audition for a spot as a co-host of ABC’s talk show, “The View.”“I hear everyone recently got canned from ‘The View,’ maybe a show like that needs a punch of reality and a voice of reason from America’s heartland to knock some humble sense into their scripts. You know, someone willing to go rogue,” the 2008 GOP vice-presidential candidate recently said during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.“It’d be so much fun to shake it up taking on ...More >>
  • 5 Questions About Mother in Toddler's Hot Car Death

    5 Questions About Mother in Toddler's Hot Car Death

    Monday, July 7 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-07-07 16:52:21 GMT
    Much of the focus in Cooper Mills Harris' death has been on Justin Ross Harris, the father who failed to drop the toddler off at day care.The 33-year-old Georgia man faces charges of murder and child cruelty in the case, but authorities have repeatedly mentioned the actions of his wife, Leanna. She has not been charged with any crime.Leanna Harris told CNN at the beginning of the investigation that her lawyer had advised her not to speak to the media, so not much is known about her. ...More >>
    Much of the focus in Cooper Mills Harris' death has been on Justin Ross Harris, the father who failed to drop the toddler off at day care.The 33-year-old Georgia man faces charges of murder and child cruelty in the case, but authorities have repeatedly mentioned the actions of his wife, Leanna. She has not been charged with any crime.Leanna Harris told CNN at the beginning of the investigation that her lawyer had advised her not to speak to the media, so not much is known about her. ...More >>
  • Run For it! Bulls Take Over the Streets of Pamplona

    Run For it! Bulls Take Over the Streets of Pamplona

    Monday, July 7 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-07-07 16:29:45 GMT
    NBC News Thousands of revelers run with bulls through the streets of Pamplona, Spain in the annual festival. Four people have been hospitalized so far.More >>
    NBC News Thousands of revelers run with bulls through the streets of Pamplona, Spain in the annual festival. Four people have been hospitalized so far.More >>
  • Pope Francis Meets Abuse Victims, Begs Forgiveness for Church

    Pope Francis Meets Abuse Victims, Begs Forgiveness for Church

    Monday, July 7 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-07 15:53:46 GMT
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    ROME - Pope Francis begged forgiveness for the Church on Monday and cited the need for "reparation" as he met with victims who had suffered at the hands of Roman Catholic priests. The pontiff invited six victims of abuse from Ireland, Germany and Britain to attend an early-morning private Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the residence next to St. Peter’s Basilica where he lives.Francis called the abuse a “grave sin” decrying how it was hidden for “so much time” and “camoufla...More >>
    ROME - Pope Francis begged forgiveness for the Church on Monday and cited the need for "reparation" as he met with victims who had suffered at the hands of Roman Catholic priests. The pontiff invited six victims of abuse from Ireland, Germany and Britain to attend an early-morning private Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the residence next to St. Peter’s Basilica where he lives.Francis called the abuse a “grave sin” decrying how it was hidden for “so much time” and “camoufla...More >>
  • Super Typhoon Neoguri Aims at Japan; U.S. Air Base Wary of Winds

    Super Typhoon Neoguri Aims at Japan; U.S. Air Base Wary of Winds

    Monday, July 7 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-07 15:22:26 GMT
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    TOKYO - A super typhoon described as a "once in decades storm" was heading toward Japan on Monday. Typhoon Neoguri was already gusting at more than 150 mph and may pick up still more power as it moves north, growing into an "extremely intense" storm by Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It was expected to rake the southern Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds before making landfall on Kyushu, Japan's westernmost main island. The storm was not expec...More >>
    TOKYO - A super typhoon described as a "once in decades storm" was heading toward Japan on Monday. Typhoon Neoguri was already gusting at more than 150 mph and may pick up still more power as it moves north, growing into an "extremely intense" storm by Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It was expected to rake the southern Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds before making landfall on Kyushu, Japan's westernmost main island. The storm was not expec...More >>
  • 'I just love it!' Meet 15 Senior Athletes Who Will Blow Your Mind

    'I just love it!' Meet 15 Senior Athletes Who Will Blow Your Mind

    Sunday, July 6 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-06 19:04:10 GMT
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    Senior citizens? Retirees? Elders? Oh, no-no-no. Here’s a better label for these folks: fierce athletes.Meet 15 of the more than 11,000 expected participants in the National Senior Games, also known as the “Senior Olympics,” due to kick off in Minnesota one year from now on July 3, 2015. The over-50 athletes are competing in qualifying events this summer all over the United States.More >>
    Senior citizens? Retirees? Elders? Oh, no-no-no. Here’s a better label for these folks: fierce athletes.Meet 15 of the more than 11,000 expected participants in the National Senior Games, also known as the “Senior Olympics,” due to kick off in Minnesota one year from now on July 3, 2015. The over-50 athletes are competing in qualifying events this summer all over the United States.More >>
  • 'So Sue Me': Why President Obama Is Embracing a Fight With Congress

    'So Sue Me': Why President Obama Is Embracing a Fight With Congress

    Sunday, July 6 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-06 18:15:02 GMT
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    President Barack Obama has aggressively touted his use of executive authority over the last several months as he aims to cement his legacy and push his policies now and even beyond his presidency.The president's in-your-face attitude was punctuated Wednesday by his sarcastic challenge to Republicans: "So sue me." That's just what House Republicans are trying to do. House Speaker John Boehner has threatened to file a lawsuit in protest of Obama’s executive actions on issues rangi...More >>
    President Barack Obama has aggressively touted his use of executive authority over the last several months as he aims to cement his legacy and push his policies now and even beyond his presidency.The president's in-your-face attitude was punctuated Wednesday by his sarcastic challenge to Republicans: "So sue me." That's just what House Republicans are trying to do. House Speaker John Boehner has threatened to file a lawsuit in protest of Obama’s executive actions on issues rangi...More >>
  • What Happens to Undocumented Immigrants When They Enter the U.S.?

    What Happens to Undocumented Immigrants When They Enter the U.S.?

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:55:45 GMT
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    (NBC News) -- They’ve left their homes to reach for the American dream, but the path is more arduous than many realize.More >>
    (NBC News) -- They’ve left their homes to reach for the American dream, but the path is more arduous than many realize.More >>
  • Beaten Florida Teen Tariq Abu Khdeir Is Released on Bail in Israel

    Beaten Florida Teen Tariq Abu Khdeir Is Released on Bail in Israel

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:42:00 GMT
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    A Florida teenager detained during violent protests in east Jerusalem was released Sunday on bail and forbidden from visiting the neighborhood where he was arrested. Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, was detained during violent clashes in Shuafat on Thursday over the murder of his cousin, who was burned to death in what Palestinians say was a revenge attack over the murders of three Israeli teens.Khdeir's parents say he was brutally beaten by Israeli police and suffered a broken nose, chin ...More >>
    A Florida teenager detained during violent protests in east Jerusalem was released Sunday on bail and forbidden from visiting the neighborhood where he was arrested. Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, was detained during violent clashes in Shuafat on Thursday over the murder of his cousin, who was burned to death in what Palestinians say was a revenge attack over the murders of three Israeli teens.Khdeir's parents say he was brutally beaten by Israeli police and suffered a broken nose, chin ...More >>
  • Ohio Man Raises $2,300 on Kickstarter to Make Potato Salad

    Ohio Man Raises $2,300 on Kickstarter to Make Potato Salad

    Saturday, July 5 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-05 23:50:26 GMT
    (KCEN) – It’s a $3,000 side dish. "Basically I'm just making potato salad. I haven't decided what kind yet." That's how a page on crowd-funding site Kickstarter starts off.More >>
    (KCEN) – It’s a $3,000 side dish. "Basically I'm just making potato salad. I haven't decided what kind yet." That's how a page on crowd-funding site Kickstarter starts off.
    More >>
  • Joey Chestnut Eats 61 Hot Dogs to Win 2014 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

    Joey Chestnut Eats 61 Hot Dogs to Win 2014 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

    Friday, July 4 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-07-04 18:43:10 GMT
    (Bleacher Report) -- The great Joey Chestnut has once again defended his title, winning the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for the eighth time in his career. Although he was short of his own record of 69 hot dogs, his 61 was enough to narrowly win the 2014 title.Brad Evans of Yahoo gave some commentary on the win:Unlike past years, there was a serious challenge at the main event from Matt Stonie. As Sports Illustrated pointed out, the two were neck and neck in the closing minutes:Stonie fini...More >>
    (Bleacher Report) -- The great Joey Chestnut has once again defended his title, winning the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for the eighth time in his career. Although he was short of his own record of 69 hot dogs, his 61 was enough to narrowly win the 2014 title.Brad Evans of Yahoo gave some commentary on the win:Unlike past years, there was a serious challenge at the main event from Matt Stonie. As Sports Illustrated pointed out, the two were neck and neck in the closing minutes:Stonie fini...More >>
  • North Carolina Dodges Bullet after Arthur Cracks Limbs, Rattles Homes, Then Leaves

    North Carolina Dodges Bullet after Arthur Cracks Limbs, Rattles Homes, Then Leaves

    Friday, July 4 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-04 15:39:21 GMT
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    North Carolina seems to have dodged a bullet. Hurricane Arthur did not dawdle over the coastline to vandalize neighborhoods for long. The storm accelerated its rapid trek north, the National Weather Service said, and was leaving land behind as the sun rose.Once again, it's churning over the Atlantic on a water-bound path parallel to New England's coast.As of 9 a.m. ET, Arthur weakened to Category 1 as it continued its path 130 miles east of Norfolk, Virginia, but still had maximum s...More >>
    North Carolina seems to have dodged a bullet. Hurricane Arthur did not dawdle over the coastline to vandalize neighborhoods for long. The storm accelerated its rapid trek north, the National Weather Service said, and was leaving land behind as the sun rose.Once again, it's churning over the Atlantic on a water-bound path parallel to New England's coast.As of 9 a.m. ET, Arthur weakened to Category 1 as it continued its path 130 miles east of Norfolk, Virginia, but still had maximum s...More >>
  • Georgia Father Whose Son Died in Hot Car Faces Judge

    Georgia Father Whose Son Died in Hot Car Faces Judge

    Thursday, July 3 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-03 19:42:11 GMT
    Justin Ross Harris messaged six women, sending and receiving explicit texts -- some including nude images -- from work while his 22-month-old was dying in a hot car, a detective testified Thursday in the father's hearing on murder and child cruelty charges.Harris' attorney repeatedly objected to Cobb County, Georgia, police Detective Phil Stoddard's testimony regarding Harris sexting the women -- one of whom was 17 -- but the judge allowed it because it was a probable cause hearing.I...More >>
    Justin Ross Harris messaged six women, sending and receiving explicit texts -- some including nude images -- from work while his 22-month-old was dying in a hot car, a detective testified Thursday in the father's hearing on murder and child cruelty charges.Harris' attorney repeatedly objected to Cobb County, Georgia, police Detective Phil Stoddard's testimony regarding Harris sexting the women -- one of whom was 17 -- but the judge allowed it because it was a probable cause hearing.I...More >>
  • Pushy Or Pushover? You Probably Have No Idea How Your Coworkers See You

    Pushy Or Pushover? You Probably Have No Idea How Your Coworkers See You

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-03 02:07:28 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) --Are you a jerk at work? Chances are you have no idea.A study by Columbia Business School published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found a disparity between how individuals view themselves and how others view them in work-type settings.People who were seen as too pushy – or on the flip side, not assertive enough – often thought they were getting things just right, said researcher and co-author Daniel Ames. At the same time, people who actually were getting it ri...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) --Are you a jerk at work? Chances are you have no idea.A study by Columbia Business School published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found a disparity between how individuals view themselves and how others view them in work-type settings.People who were seen as too pushy – or on the flip side, not assertive enough – often thought they were getting things just right, said researcher and co-author Daniel Ames. At the same time, people who actually were getting it ri...More >>
  • Consumer Reports' Best and Worst Fast Food Lists May Surprise You

    Consumer Reports' Best and Worst Fast Food Lists May Surprise You

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-02 16:09:47 GMT
    (TODAY) -- When it comes to fast food, the "food" is becoming more important than it used to be. More and more, quality is valued above price with many patrons, according to a new Consumer Reports fast food survey. And when it comes to diners' preferences, biggest and cheapest isn't always best.In a report that will be featured in their August 2014 issue, Consumer Reports surveyed 32,405 subscribers about their experiences at 65 different fast-food and fast-casual (think Chipotle and Panera) ...More >>
    (TODAY) -- When it comes to fast food, the "food" is becoming more important than it used to be. More and more, quality is valued above price with many patrons, according to a new Consumer Reports fast food survey. And when it comes to diners' preferences, biggest and cheapest isn't always best.In a report that will be featured in their August 2014 issue, Consumer Reports surveyed 32,405 subscribers about their experiences at 65 different fast-food and fast-casual (think Chipotle and Panera) ...More >>
  • Gun Reform Group Aims at Target

    Gun Reform Group Aims at Target

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-02 16:07:36 GMT
    (NBC) -- A gun reform group on Wednesday called on discount retail chain Target to ban the open carrying of firearms in its stores.The petition from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America follows demonstrations by a pro-gun group bringing long guns into Target stores.Following the petition, Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder wrote in an email, "The safety and security of our guests and team members is our highest priority. Target does not sell firearms or ammunition and is committed to foll...More >>
    (NBC) -- A gun reform group on Wednesday called on discount retail chain Target to ban the open carrying of firearms in its stores.The petition from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America follows demonstrations by a pro-gun group bringing long guns into Target stores.Following the petition, Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder wrote in an email, "The safety and security of our guests and team members is our highest priority. Target does not sell firearms or ammunition and is committed to foll...More >>
  • First Named Storm of Season Could Drench July 4th

    First Named Storm of Season Could Drench July 4th

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:50:33 GMT
    (CNN) -- It's likely to be a very wet Fourth of July for North Carolina's Outer Banks.Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off eastern Florida, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday, making it the first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.The center said the system could reach minimal hurricane strength by the time it hits the Outer Banks on Thursday night.At 2 p.m. Tuesday, the center said Arthur was moving toward the northwest at 5 mph and its general motion should continue t...More >>
    (CNN) -- It's likely to be a very wet Fourth of July for North Carolina's Outer Banks.Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off eastern Florida, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday, making it the first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.The center said the system could reach minimal hurricane strength by the time it hits the Outer Banks on Thursday night.At 2 p.m. Tuesday, the center said Arthur was moving toward the northwest at 5 mph and its general motion should continue t...More >>
  • Waffle House Wants Us to Boycott Belgian Waffles for Team USA

    Waffle House Wants Us to Boycott Belgian Waffles for Team USA

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-01 15:17:36 GMT
    (TODAY) -- They're fluffy and delicious, but for this week, they're the breakfast of the enemy.If you want to avoid committing sports treason, Waffle House says to stay away from Belgian waffles. A day before the U.S. men's soccer team takes on Belgium in a do-or-die match in the World Cup's round of 16 on Tuesday, the large waffle chain has called for a boycott on Belgian waffles (and Belgium) as a patriotic act to support our team."We've never served Belgian waffles at Waffle House, and we ...More >>
    (TODAY) -- They're fluffy and delicious, but for this week, they're the breakfast of the enemy.If you want to avoid committing sports treason, Waffle House says to stay away from Belgian waffles. A day before the U.S. men's soccer team takes on Belgium in a do-or-die match in the World Cup's round of 16 on Tuesday, the large waffle chain has called for a boycott on Belgian waffles (and Belgium) as a patriotic act to support our team."We've never served Belgian waffles at Waffle House, and we ...More >>
  • GM Offers Victims More than $1 Million

    GM Offers Victims More than $1 Million

    Monday, June 30 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-06-30 20:37:18 GMT
    The automaker will give another $300,000 for each surviving spouse and dependent, in addition to a sum of money that will be determined by the victims' earning potential. The automaker also said that it will not cap the total amount of money it will pay to the compensation fund.At least 13 people died, and many more were injured as result of a faulty ignition switch installed in 2.6 million GM cars.The automaker is also offering money to those injured in crashes that were caused by t...More >>
    The automaker will give another $300,000 for each surviving spouse and dependent, in addition to a sum of money that will be determined by the victims' earning potential. The automaker also said that it will not cap the total amount of money it will pay to the compensation fund.At least 13 people died, and many more were injured as result of a faulty ignition switch installed in 2.6 million GM cars.The automaker is also offering money to those injured in crashes that were caused by t...More >>
  • GM Announces 6 New Recalls, 7.6 Million Cars For Ignition Problem

    GM Announces 6 New Recalls, 7.6 Million Cars For Ignition Problem

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:03:36 GMT
    General Motors announced six new recalls on Monday affecting 7.6 million vehicles from the 1997-2014 model years. Among the recalled vehicles, GM is aware of seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities. The fatal crashes occurred in older model full-size sedans being recalled for inadvertent ignition key rotation. There is no conclusive evidence that the defect condition caused those crashes, GM said.More >>
    General Motors announced six new recalls on Monday affecting 7.6 million vehicles from the 1997-2014 model years. Among the recalled vehicles, GM is aware of seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities. The fatal crashes occurred in older model full-size sedans being recalled for inadvertent ignition key rotation. There is no conclusive evidence that the defect condition caused those crashes, GM said.More >>
  • Bodies of Abducted Israeli Teens Found: Report

    Bodies of Abducted Israeli Teens Found: Report

    Monday, June 30 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-06-30 17:48:37 GMT
    The bodies of three Jewish teens kidnapped in the disputed West Bank have been found near Hebron, Israeli Defense Forces Radio reported Monday. Israeli-born American citizen Naftali Fraenkel, 16, and his schoolmates Eyal Yifrach, 16, and Gilad Shaar, 19, vanished on June 12, sparking a massive manhunt. Israel has blamed Hamas for the abduction, although there was no claim of responsibility.More >>
    The bodies of three Jewish teens kidnapped in the disputed West Bank have been found near Hebron, Israeli Defense Forces Radio reported Monday. Israeli-born American citizen Naftali Fraenkel, 16, and his schoolmates Eyal Yifrach, 16, and Gilad Shaar, 19, vanished on June 12, sparking a massive manhunt. Israel has blamed Hamas for the abduction, although there was no claim of responsibility. More >>
  • Hobby Lobby Ruling: Employers Don't Have to Cover Birth Control

    Hobby Lobby Ruling: Employers Don't Have to Cover Birth Control

    Monday, June 30 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-06-30 17:14:07 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court, in a limited decision, ruled Monday that closely held, for-profit companies can claim a religious exemption to the Obamacare requirement that they provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives. For-profit corporations — including Conestoga Wood of Pennsylvania, owned by a family of Mennonite Christians, and Hobby Lobby, a family-owned chain of arts and crafts stores founded on Biblical principles — had challenged a provision of the Affordable Care ...More >>
    The U.S. Supreme Court, in a limited decision, ruled Monday that closely held, for-profit companies can claim a religious exemption to the Obamacare requirement that they provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives. For-profit corporations — including Conestoga Wood of Pennsylvania, owned by a family of Mennonite Christians, and Hobby Lobby, a family-owned chain of arts and crafts stores founded on Biblical principles — had challenged a provision of the Affordable Care ...More >>
  • ISIS Declares Themselves an Islamic State

    ISIS Declares Themselves an Islamic State

    Sunday, June 29 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-06-30 01:58:44 GMT
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    Sunni insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) declared themselves a caliphate and dropped "al-Sham" from their title, according to a statement delivered by their spokesman. Abu Muhammad al-Adnani said other jihadi factions — even those beyond Iraq and Syria — were rendered "invalid." He urged them to pledge allegiance to the newly named "Islamic State." "If you forsake the State or wage war against it, you will not harm it. You will only harm yourselves,” al-Adnani s...More >>
    Sunni insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) declared themselves a caliphate and dropped "al-Sham" from their title, according to a statement delivered by their spokesman. Abu Muhammad al-Adnani said other jihadi factions — even those beyond Iraq and Syria — were rendered "invalid." He urged them to pledge allegiance to the newly named "Islamic State." "If you forsake the State or wage war against it, you will not harm it. You will only harm yourselves,” al-Adnani s...More >>
  • Body of Ohio Teen from Texas Found in Landfill

    Body of Ohio Teen from Texas Found in Landfill

    Sunday, June 29 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-06-30 01:32:58 GMT
    The body of an Ohio teen from Texas turns up in a landfill.Now her mother is warning other parents to keep a close watch on their kids.16-year-old Gina Burger went missing from her apartment in Austintown, Ohio, on Monday night.Then on Friday, her mother's worst fears were confirmed when police told her Gina's body had been found. The tragic discovery was made at a waste disposal facility in Grove City near Columbus.Officials say it appears Gina may have been stabbed to death."Right...More >>
    The body of an Ohio teen from Texas turns up in a landfill.Now her mother is warning other parents to keep a close watch on their kids.16-year-old Gina Burger went missing from her apartment in Austintown, Ohio, on Monday night.Then on Friday, her mother's worst fears were confirmed when police told her Gina's body had been found. The tragic discovery was made at a waste disposal facility in Grove City near Columbus.Officials say it appears Gina may have been stabbed to death."Right...More >>
  • Gunfire Injures 9 People on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

    Gunfire Injures 9 People on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

    Sunday, June 29 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-06-30 00:57:30 GMT
    (CNN) -- Gunfire struck nine people on Bourbon Street in New Orleans early Sunday, police spokesman Frank Robertson said. The shooting happened at 2:45 a.m. in the French Quarter. Initial reports had indicated that seven people were injured in the incident.Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department Ronal Serpas said Sunday that the shooting may have occurred due to a heated exchange between two young men."Right now, we believe they did exchange gunfire," he said at a press conference...More >>
    (CNN) -- Gunfire struck nine people on Bourbon Street in New Orleans early Sunday, police spokesman Frank Robertson said. The shooting happened at 2:45 a.m. in the French Quarter. Initial reports had indicated that seven people were injured in the incident.Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department Ronal Serpas said Sunday that the shooting may have occurred due to a heated exchange between two young men."Right now, we believe they did exchange gunfire," he said at a press conference...More >>
  • Obama to Request Billions to Deal with Border Crisis

    Obama to Request Billions to Deal with Border Crisis

    Sunday, June 29 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-06-29 19:07:35 GMT
    President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Monday for emergency funds, possibly more than $2 billion, as the United States grapples with a surge of undocumented children and adults crossing the border from Mexico. A White House official told CNN the money will go to securing appropriate space for the detention of children but also stemming the tide of immigrants. The government hopes to increase its ability to investigate and dismantle smuggling organizations as well as quickly retu...More >>
    President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Monday for emergency funds, possibly more than $2 billion, as the United States grapples with a surge of undocumented children and adults crossing the border from Mexico. A White House official told CNN the money will go to securing appropriate space for the detention of children but also stemming the tide of immigrants. The government hopes to increase its ability to investigate and dismantle smuggling organizations as well as quickly retu...More >>
  • Police: Georgia Mom Also Searched Internet on Child Deaths in Cars

    Police: Georgia Mom Also Searched Internet on Child Deaths in Cars

    Sunday, June 29 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-06-29 15:27:05 GMT
    (CNN) -- Leanna Harris, the mother of a Georgia toddler who died locked in a hot car, has told authorities that she previously researched such deaths and how they occur, according to a police affidavit.Her husband, Justin Ross Harris, the child's father, who is in jail without bond, has also told police that he used the Internet to research child deaths in vehicles and what temperature it needs to be for death to occur, police said."Justin stated that he was fearful that this could happen," t...More >>
    (CNN) -- Leanna Harris, the mother of a Georgia toddler who died locked in a hot car, has told authorities that she previously researched such deaths and how they occur, according to a police affidavit.Her husband, Justin Ross Harris, the child's father, who is in jail without bond, has also told police that he used the Internet to research child deaths in vehicles and what temperature it needs to be for death to occur, police said."Justin stated that he was fearful that this could happen," t...More >>
  • Dash Cam Video Shows Fiery Crash

    Dash Cam Video Shows Fiery Crash

    Saturday, June 28 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-06-29 00:04:23 GMT
    Dash cam video has been released showing a police chase that ended in a fiery crash.San Marcos PD say early Monday morning an officer tried to pull over a truck but the driver tried to speed away.The truck lost control, going airborne at a roundabout and then burst into flames.More >>
    Dash cam video has been released showing a police chase that ended in a fiery crash.San Marcos PD say early Monday morning an officer tried to pull over a truck but the driver tried to speed away.The truck lost control, going airborne at a roundabout and then burst into flames.More >>
  • Plane Makes Crash Landing on Overpass in Arlington

    Plane Makes Crash Landing on Overpass in Arlington

    Saturday, June 28 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-06-28 23:56:20 GMT
    Incredible new video shows a plane making a crash landing on an Arlington overpass during rush hour. This was on an overpass where two major highways meet. The plane hit a truck before coming to a stop.More >>
    Incredible new video shows a plane making a crash landing on an Arlington overpass during rush hour. This was on an overpass where two major highways meet. The plane hit a truck before coming to a stop.More >>
  • Benghazi Killings Suspect Abu Khatallah Pleads Not Guilty in U.S.

    Benghazi Killings Suspect Abu Khatallah Pleads Not Guilty in U.S.

    Saturday, June 28 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-06-28 20:33:57 GMT
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    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the man the U.S. accuses of being the ringleader in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty Saturday during a brief appearance in federal court in Washington. Abu Khatallah wore a dark track suit and spoke quietly in Arabic with a translator as he was charged with one count of providing material support to terrorists. A federal grand jury returned a single-count indictment Thursday."Now that Ahmed Abu Khatallah ha...More >>
    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the man the U.S. accuses of being the ringleader in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty Saturday during a brief appearance in federal court in Washington. Abu Khatallah wore a dark track suit and spoke quietly in Arabic with a translator as he was charged with one count of providing material support to terrorists. A federal grand jury returned a single-count indictment Thursday."Now that Ahmed Abu Khatallah ha...More >>
  • Counterclaims over shots fired near U.S.-Mexico border

    Counterclaims over shots fired near U.S.-Mexico border

    Friday, June 27 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-06-28 01:42:11 GMT
    (CNN) -- Shots were fired this week near the U.S. border with Mexico, with a U.S. official saying they came from a Mexican law enforcement helicopter, something that a Mexican official denies. The Mexican helicopter crossed into Arizona and fired two shots near U.S. border agents, a U.S. law enforcement official said Friday. No one returned fire, and the helicopter returned to Mexico. No one was hurt in the incident, which happened about 6 a.m. local time Thursday about 100 yards into U.S. te...More >>
    (CNN) -- Shots were fired this week near the U.S. border with Mexico, with a U.S. official saying they came from a Mexican law enforcement helicopter, something that a Mexican official denies. The Mexican helicopter crossed into Arizona and fired two shots near U.S. border agents, a U.S. law enforcement official said Friday. No one returned fire, and the helicopter returned to Mexico. No one was hurt in the incident, which happened about 6 a.m. local time Thursday about 100 yards into U.S. te...More >>
  • Source: Mexican Helicopter Crossed Border, Fired Shots Near U.S. Agents

    Source: Mexican Helicopter Crossed Border, Fired Shots Near U.S. Agents

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:20:32 GMT
    (CNN) -- A Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed into Arizona and fired two shots near U.S. border agents in what Mexican authorities later acknowledged was a mistake, a U.S. law enforcement official said Friday.No one was hurt in the incident, which happened at about 6 a.m. local time Thursday about 100 yards into U.S. territory as Mexican police were conducting an anti-drug operation, the official said on condition of anonymity.Information about who authorities aboard the helicopter we...More >>
    (CNN) -- A Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed into Arizona and fired two shots near U.S. border agents in what Mexican authorities later acknowledged was a mistake, a U.S. law enforcement official said Friday.No one was hurt in the incident, which happened at about 6 a.m. local time Thursday about 100 yards into U.S. territory as Mexican police were conducting an anti-drug operation, the official said on condition of anonymity.Information about who authorities aboard the helicopter we...More >>
  • California Family Vexed by Fired Nanny Who Refuses to Leave

    California Family Vexed by Fired Nanny Who Refuses to Leave

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:08:14 GMT
    (CNN) -- Ralph and Marcella Bracamonte's California home has become their personal hell.They fired their live-in nanny this month, but the woman -- Diane Stretton -- has refused to move out, and the couple has little legal recourse to evict her."I fired her June 6 and she refused to leave, saying she had rights and I needed to evict her," Marcella Bracamonte told CNN on Friday. "She quit working about a month before I ever fired her -- she would just stay in her room."How bad did it get?"She ...More >>
    (CNN) -- Ralph and Marcella Bracamonte's California home has become their personal hell.They fired their live-in nanny this month, but the woman -- Diane Stretton -- has refused to move out, and the couple has little legal recourse to evict her."I fired her June 6 and she refused to leave, saying she had rights and I needed to evict her," Marcella Bracamonte told CNN on Friday. "She quit working about a month before I ever fired her -- she would just stay in her room."How bad did it get?"She ...More >>
  • Missing Detroit Boy May Have Feared Punishment

    Missing Detroit Boy May Have Feared Punishment

    Friday, June 27 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-06-27 16:12:25 GMT
    The Detroit boy who went missing for 11 days before being found in his father’s basement may have feared punishment for stopping in the middle a strict exercise routine, NBC station WDIV reported Thursday. The exercise? Charlie Bothuell was under a strict regimen and required to do 4,000 strides on an elliptical trainer without break, WDIV said, citing sources. The station reported police said he was in the middle of the exercise when he had to go to the bathroom and got off the...More >>
    The Detroit boy who went missing for 11 days before being found in his father’s basement may have feared punishment for stopping in the middle a strict exercise routine, NBC station WDIV reported Thursday. The exercise? Charlie Bothuell was under a strict regimen and required to do 4,000 strides on an elliptical trainer without break, WDIV said, citing sources. The station reported police said he was in the middle of the exercise when he had to go to the bathroom and got off the...More >>
  • Source: Police Find Search on Hot Car Deadliness on Computer in Georgia Case

    Source: Police Find Search on Hot Car Deadliness on Computer in Georgia Case

    Friday, June 27 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-06-27 15:34:17 GMT
    As investigators in Georgia looked into the death of a 22-month-old boy left seven hours in a sweltering SUV, they seized computers from the father's office, a source with knowledge of the investigation told HLN's Nancy Grace.The officers found something startling: an online search for information about how long it takes animals to die in hot cars, the source said.It's unknown when the Internet search was conducted and whether the father did the searching. Police have declined commen...More >>
    As investigators in Georgia looked into the death of a 22-month-old boy left seven hours in a sweltering SUV, they seized computers from the father's office, a source with knowledge of the investigation told HLN's Nancy Grace.The officers found something startling: an online search for information about how long it takes animals to die in hot cars, the source said.It's unknown when the Internet search was conducted and whether the father did the searching. Police have declined commen...More >>
  • Olympian Alysia Montano Runs Race 8 Months Pregnant, Gets Standing ovation

    Olympian Alysia Montano Runs Race 8 Months Pregnant, Gets Standing ovation

    Friday, June 27 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-06-27 15:13:32 GMT
    Alysia Montano had fans on their feet by the time she completed her 800-meter race at the U.S. Championships. The very pregnant Olympian crossed the finish line dead last, but was a winner in the eyes of the group — and the nation — for running the event just six weeks away from her due date.TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe, a certified personal trainer, said she exercised throughout her pregnancy with her daughter.“I exercised the day that Harper was born. I’m not even sure I can imagine mysel...More >>
    Alysia Montano had fans on their feet by the time she completed her 800-meter race at the U.S. Championships. The very pregnant Olympian crossed the finish line dead last, but was a winner in the eyes of the group — and the nation — for running the event just six weeks away from her due date.TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe, a certified personal trainer, said she exercised throughout her pregnancy with her daughter.“I exercised the day that Harper was born. I’m not even sure I can imagine mysel...More >>
  • Free pregnancy tests to be placed in Alaska bars

    Free pregnancy tests to be placed in Alaska bars

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:58:38 GMT
    (CNN) -- Experts are always looking for creative ways to increase awareness about public health problems. A new idea from the University of Alaska Anchorage has definitely caught some people's attention. In an effort to combat fetal alcohol syndrome, researchers are planning to install free pregnancy test dispensers in the bathrooms of some bars. Alaska has the highest reported rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the United States, according to a 2010 report by the state's Department of Health ...More >>
    (CNN) -- Experts are always looking for creative ways to increase awareness about public health problems. A new idea from the University of Alaska Anchorage has definitely caught some people's attention. In an effort to combat fetal alcohol syndrome, researchers are planning to install free pregnancy test dispensers in the bathrooms of some bars. Alaska has the highest reported rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the United States, according to a 2010 report by the state's Department of Health ...More >>
  • Sorry to ask but ... do women apologize more than men?

    Sorry to ask but ... do women apologize more than men?

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:47:52 GMT
    (CNN) -- It's been an issue in our household for years. Every time I say "sorry" for bumping into my husband in the kitchen or knocking over a glass of water or selecting the wrong burrito from the freezer -- events that don't require an apology -- my husband questions why I'm apologizing. Honestly, I don't think I truly got his point until I started hearing my oldest daughter, now 8, say the word over and over again. In fact, when I told my daughter the subject of my latest piece, she asked ...More >>
    (CNN) -- It's been an issue in our household for years. Every time I say "sorry" for bumping into my husband in the kitchen or knocking over a glass of water or selecting the wrong burrito from the freezer -- events that don't require an apology -- my husband questions why I'm apologizing. Honestly, I don't think I truly got his point until I started hearing my oldest daughter, now 8, say the word over and over again. In fact, when I told my daughter the subject of my latest piece, she asked ...More >>
  • US Qualify for World Cup Last 16 Despite Defeat to Germany

    US Qualify for World Cup Last 16 Despite Defeat to Germany

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:27:58 GMT
    (NBC Sports) -- The U.S. national team qualified for the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup despite losing 1-0 to Germany in Recife on Thursday.I repeat. The USA made it out of the dreaded “Group of Death.”Jurgen Klinsmann’s men completed a remarkable group stage campaign, as they finished runners up in Group G to Germany and qualified for the knockout rounds for the fifth-time in their history. The game-winning moment arrived in the 55th minute asThomas Muller finished off a loose ball clinically...More >>
    (NBC Sports) -- The U.S. national team qualified for the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup despite losing 1-0 to Germany in Recife on Thursday.I repeat. The USA made it out of the dreaded “Group of Death.”Jurgen Klinsmann’s men completed a remarkable group stage campaign, as they finished runners up in Group G to Germany and qualified for the knockout rounds for the fifth-time in their history. The game-winning moment arrived in the 55th minute asThomas Muller finished off a loose ball clinically...More >>
  • Former Police Officer Arrested After Two Bodies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcases

    Former Police Officer Arrested After Two Bodies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcases

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:24:38 GMT
    (NBC) -- A former police officer was arrested in connection with the discovery of two women's bodies stuffed in suitcases and dumped on the side of a road in Geneva, Wisconsin.One of the victims has been identified as a woman from Minnesota. Investigators carried-out evidence in dozens of brown bags from Steven Zelich's apartment. Then came the bigger, more eerie items like Zelich's refrigerator. Neighbors say they knew very little about the 52-year-old man who lives in their building. "Very ...More >>
    (NBC) -- A former police officer was arrested in connection with the discovery of two women's bodies stuffed in suitcases and dumped on the side of a road in Geneva, Wisconsin.One of the victims has been identified as a woman from Minnesota. Investigators carried-out evidence in dozens of brown bags from Steven Zelich's apartment. Then came the bigger, more eerie items like Zelich's refrigerator. Neighbors say they knew very little about the 52-year-old man who lives in their building. "Very ...More >>
  • Michigan Boy, Missing for 11 Days, Found Safe in Dad's Basement

    Michigan Boy, Missing for 11 Days, Found Safe in Dad's Basement

    Thursday, June 26 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:07:18 GMT
    (CNN) -- An 11-day search for a missing Michigan boy came to a bizarre conclusion Wednesday when he was discovered alive and well, hidden in the basement of his father's home in Detroit.Finding 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell resolves the key issue in the missing-child case, but the circumstances of his discovery leave numerous other questions hanging."I've never seen anything quite like this," Detroit Police Chief James Craig told CNN affiliate WXYZ."We found him barricaded in the basement, beh...More >>
    (CNN) -- An 11-day search for a missing Michigan boy came to a bizarre conclusion Wednesday when he was discovered alive and well, hidden in the basement of his father's home in Detroit.Finding 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell resolves the key issue in the missing-child case, but the circumstances of his discovery leave numerous other questions hanging."I've never seen anything quite like this," Detroit Police Chief James Craig told CNN affiliate WXYZ."We found him barricaded in the basement, beh...More >>
  • Could Watching TV Kill You? Binge Watchers at Higher Risk

    Could Watching TV Kill You? Binge Watchers at Higher Risk

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-06-26 01:08:51 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- People who watch television for three hours a day or more are twice as likely to die in the next few years as people who watch little or no TV, a new study has found. It’s the latest in a series of studies that show sitting still can kill you. But this one has a few twists. TV watching seemed deadlier than sitting at a desk or driving a car all day — and the effect was seen in relatively young, healthy affluent people. So it doesn't’t appear that people were watching TV because ...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- People who watch television for three hours a day or more are twice as likely to die in the next few years as people who watch little or no TV, a new study has found. It’s the latest in a series of studies that show sitting still can kill you. But this one has a few twists. TV watching seemed deadlier than sitting at a desk or driving a car all day — and the effect was seen in relatively young, healthy affluent people. So it doesn't’t appear that people were watching TV because ...More >>
  • 'No-Fly' List Ruled Unconstitutional

    'No-Fly' List Ruled Unconstitutional

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:28:44 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The "no-fly" list for airlines that bans people who are believed to be a security threat was ruled unconstitutional.A U.S. District judge said that someone who is on the list would remain there for an indefinite amount of time, with no way to appeal their inclusion on the list. The judge concluded that international travel is not a privilege, rather a liberty that members of a free society have. The ruling comes after 13 people sued U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the FBI afte...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The "no-fly" list for airlines that bans people who are believed to be a security threat was ruled unconstitutional.A U.S. District judge said that someone who is on the list would remain there for an indefinite amount of time, with no way to appeal their inclusion on the list. The judge concluded that international travel is not a privilege, rather a liberty that members of a free society have. The ruling comes after 13 people sued U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the FBI afte...More >>
  • Texas Nabs 4 Spots on List of "35 Best Burritos in America"

    Texas Nabs 4 Spots on List of "35 Best Burritos in America"

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-06-25 18:38:36 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A list of the 35 best burritos was released on Tuesday by The Daily Meal.And according to the site, Texas only filled three spots on the list.The list put together of 'The 35 Best Burritos in America' did not even showcase a Texas burrito in the top ten.Here are the three Texas restaurants that made the list along with the burrito that helped to award them the spot:Number 30: Changos Taqueria in Austin - The 'Maximo' burritoNumber 24: Habanero's Grill in San Antonio - The 'Steak Faj...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A list of the 35 best burritos was released on Tuesday by The Daily Meal.And according to the site, Texas only filled three spots on the list.The list put together of 'The 35 Best Burritos in America' did not even showcase a Texas burrito in the top ten.Here are the three Texas restaurants that made the list along with the burrito that helped to award them the spot:Number 30: Changos Taqueria in Austin - The 'Maximo' burritoNumber 24: Habanero's Grill in San Antonio - The 'Steak Faj...More >>
  • Minnesota Teen Who Planned School Massacre: 'I think I'm really mentally ill'

    Minnesota Teen Who Planned School Massacre: 'I think I'm really mentally ill'

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-06-25 16:06:02 GMT
    (CNN) -- John David LaDue readily admits he came from a good home and says he was never bullied.But something in him drove the 17-year-old Minnesotan toward anobsessively detailed plot -- one in which, he said, he wanted to kill his family, set off bombs at a school and then shoot students."I think I'm really mentally ill," he told police. "And no one has noticed. I've been trying to hide it."Transcripts of LaDue's police interviews were released Tuesday. They fill more than 140 pages.Teen: I...More >>
    (CNN) -- John David LaDue readily admits he came from a good home and says he was never bullied.But something in him drove the 17-year-old Minnesotan toward anobsessively detailed plot -- one in which, he said, he wanted to kill his family, set off bombs at a school and then shoot students."I think I'm really mentally ill," he told police. "And no one has noticed. I've been trying to hide it."Transcripts of LaDue's police interviews were released Tuesday. They fill more than 140 pages.Teen: I...More >>
  • FIFA Officially Charges Luis Suarez for Biting Giorgio Chiellini

    FIFA Officially Charges Luis Suarez for Biting Giorgio Chiellini

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-06-25 13:56:59 GMT
    (NBC Sports) -- The next step in the Luis Suarez bite saga has come, as the Uruguayan striker has been charged by FIFA for his attack on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.Suarez, 27, buried his face in Chiellini’s shoulder, appeared to latch onto Suarez with his teeth during Tuesday’s Group D finale between the two nations, and the defender pulled down the neck of his shirt to reveal what appeared to be bite marks.Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez did not see the incident and no discipline was i...More >>
    (NBC Sports) -- The next step in the Luis Suarez bite saga has come, as the Uruguayan striker has been charged by FIFA for his attack on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.Suarez, 27, buried his face in Chiellini’s shoulder, appeared to latch onto Suarez with his teeth during Tuesday’s Group D finale between the two nations, and the defender pulled down the neck of his shirt to reveal what appeared to be bite marks.Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez did not see the incident and no discipline was i...More >>
  • Aaron Hernandez Drive-By Murder Trial Set for May 2015

    Aaron Hernandez Drive-By Murder Trial Set for May 2015

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-06-24 19:11:30 GMT
    (NBC News) -- A judge set a May 28, 2015, date for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's trial on charges he murdered two men in a drive-by shooting because of a spilled drink at a Boston nightclub two years ago. The case is likely to be delayed, however, because Hernandez is facing a separate murder trial in October for the slaying of pal Odin Lloyd in June 2013.Prosecutors and defense lawyers sparred over whether there should be a gag order in the drive-by case, with no immediate ruling from the ju...More >>
    (NBC News) -- A judge set a May 28, 2015, date for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's trial on charges he murdered two men in a drive-by shooting because of a spilled drink at a Boston nightclub two years ago. The case is likely to be delayed, however, because Hernandez is facing a separate murder trial in October for the slaying of pal Odin Lloyd in June 2013.Prosecutors and defense lawyers sparred over whether there should be a gag order in the drive-by case, with no immediate ruling from the ju...More >>
  • Iraq Violence Killed More Than 1,000 in June: United Nations

    Iraq Violence Killed More Than 1,000 in June: United Nations

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-06-24 18:23:25 GMT
    (NBC News) -- The United Nations says more than 1,000 people have been killed in Iraq this month, most of them civilians, as Sunni Islamist insurgents have taken over most of the country’s north.A spokesman told reporters Tuesday in Geneva that the figure “should be viewed very much as a minimum” and includes the killings of civilians, police and soldiers who had stopped fighting. In addition, the UN said, more than 300 people have been killed in Baghdad and southern Iraq, many of them from c...More >>
    (NBC News) -- The United Nations says more than 1,000 people have been killed in Iraq this month, most of them civilians, as Sunni Islamist insurgents have taken over most of the country’s north.A spokesman told reporters Tuesday in Geneva that the figure “should be viewed very much as a minimum” and includes the killings of civilians, police and soldiers who had stopped fighting. In addition, the UN said, more than 300 people have been killed in Baghdad and southern Iraq, many of them from c...More >>
  • Report: LeBron’s Agent has Informed Heat He Will Opt Out, Become an Unrestricted Free Agent

    Report: LeBron’s Agent has Informed Heat He Will Opt Out, Become an Unrestricted Free Agent

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-06-24 14:43:19 GMT
    (NBC Sports) -- LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all have early termination options which they can exercise this summer in order to become unrestricted free agents, instead of playing out the final two years on those deals.The first domino has fallen, as James has reportedly made the first of two very important decisions.It’s important to state the obvious, which is that LeBron opting out has absolutely zero to do with whether or not he returns to the Heat. The move was expected, just...More >>
    (NBC Sports) -- LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all have early termination options which they can exercise this summer in order to become unrestricted free agents, instead of playing out the final two years on those deals.The first domino has fallen, as James has reportedly made the first of two very important decisions.It’s important to state the obvious, which is that LeBron opting out has absolutely zero to do with whether or not he returns to the Heat. The move was expected, just...More >>
  • 20 Dogs Die in Arizona Heat After Air Conditioning Kicks Out

    20 Dogs Die in Arizona Heat After Air Conditioning Kicks Out

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-06-24 14:01:18 GMT
    (CNN) -- Heat. There's been plenty of it to go around in Arizona these first days of summer -- literally and politically -- after the air conditioning went out at a dog kennel.Sheriff's deputies found 20 dead dogs piled up in a shed on Friday at Green Acres Dog Boarding Facility in Gilbert. The public shock over their deaths led a U.S. senator to issue a public apology Monday.As fate would have it, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's son, Austin, was minding the kennel, when the dogs died.Green Acre...More >>
    (CNN) -- Heat. There's been plenty of it to go around in Arizona these first days of summer -- literally and politically -- after the air conditioning went out at a dog kennel.Sheriff's deputies found 20 dead dogs piled up in a shed on Friday at Green Acres Dog Boarding Facility in Gilbert. The public shock over their deaths led a U.S. senator to issue a public apology Monday.As fate would have it, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's son, Austin, was minding the kennel, when the dogs died.Green Acre...More >>
  • Circus Collapse Investigation 'Like CSI'

    Circus Collapse Investigation 'Like CSI'

    Monday, May 5 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-05-05 21:20:39 GMT
    Widny Neves, right, was injured during a hair-hanging performance on Sunday. NBC/Roiter NevesWidny Neves, right, was injured during a hair-hanging performance on Sunday. NBC/Roiter Neves
  • Same-Day Delivery Wars: Google Takes on Amazon

    Same-Day Delivery Wars: Google Takes on Amazon

    Monday, May 5 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-05-05 21:19:40 GMT
    In the future, waiting a few days for an online delivery could become a thing of the past.More >>
  • Target CEO out

    Target CEO out

    Monday, May 5 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-05-05 21:18:29 GMT
    Target's CEO Gregg Steinhafel, shown here, has stepped down after a huge data breach that hit millions of customers. NBC/Janet Hostetter/AP Images for TargetTarget's CEO Gregg Steinhafel, shown here, has stepped down after a huge data breach that hit millions of customers. NBC/Janet Hostetter/AP Images for Target
    Gregg Steinhafel, the chairman and CEO of Target during the retailer's massive breach of customer data last year, has left the company effective immediately.More >>
  • Supreme Court Upholds Prayer at Public Meetings

    Supreme Court Upholds Prayer at Public Meetings

    Monday, May 5 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-05-05 19:09:58 GMT
    Government meetings can include an opening prayer without running afoul of the Constitution, the Supreme Court said Monday.More >>
    Government meetings can include an opening prayer without running afoul of the Constitution, the Supreme Court said Monday.More >>
  • 'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls

    'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls

    Monday, May 5 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-05-05 18:15:07 GMT
    Protesters in a "million-woman march" on Wednesday, April 30, in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, highlight the government's failure to rescue scores of girls who were kidnapped from their school in Chibok in mid-April. CNN/Deji Yake/EPA/LandovProtesters in a "million-woman march" on Wednesday, April 30, in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, highlight the government's failure to rescue scores of girls who were kidnapped from their school in Chibok in mid-April. CNN/Deji Yake/EPA/Landov
    Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.More >>
    Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.More >>
  • Judge under fire for rape sentence, implying victim was promiscuous

    Judge under fire for rape sentence, implying victim was promiscuous

    Monday, May 5 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-05-05 18:13:38 GMT
    A Texas judge sentences an admitted rapist to 45 days in jailMore >>
    A Texas judge sentences an admitted rapist to 45 days in jailMore >>
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