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  • Stuck On Immigration, House GOP Delays August Recess

    Stuck On Immigration, House GOP Delays August Recess

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:07:44 GMT
    Washington (CNN) -- On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress. House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do. That sparked a revolt in their caucus over doing nothing, which forced GOP leaders to delay the start of August break to discuss the matter further on Friday mo...More >>
    Washington (CNN) -- On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress. House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do. That sparked a revolt in their caucus over doing nothing, which forced GOP leaders to delay the start of August break to discuss the matter further on Friday mo...More >>
  • COUPLE DIE HOURS APART - EMOTIONAL STORY

    COUPLE DIE HOURS APART - EMOTIONAL STORY

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:11:07 GMT
    A California couple married for 62 years died just the way they lived, together.More >>
    A California couple married for 62 years died just the way they lived, together.More >>
  • TRUCK CRASHES INTO CAR (CAUGHT ON CAMERA)

    TRUCK CRASHES INTO CAR (CAUGHT ON CAMERA)

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:50:09 GMT
    If you think you're having a bad day, you haven't met Jacob Schreiner.Last month, he got pulled over on FM 3083 near Four Corners when another driver hit his car during the traffic stop and it was caught on dash cam.The 20-year-old admitted he cried."Oh I did, I absolutely did," he said. "I ain't gonna lie."Schreiner was driving his prized possession, a 2006 Ford Mustang GT with a brand new engine that cost nearly $15,000.Even before the crash, you can see him loving on...More >>
    If you think you're having a bad day, you haven't met Jacob Schreiner.Last month, he got pulled over on FM 3083 near Four Corners when another driver hit his car during the traffic stop and it was caught on dash cam.The 20-year-old admitted he cried."Oh I did, I absolutely did," he said. "I ain't gonna lie."Schreiner was driving his prized possession, a 2006 Ford Mustang GT with a brand new engine that cost nearly $15,000.Even before the crash, you can see him loving on...More >>
  • Giraffe Dies After Smashing Head on Low Highway Bridge in South Africa

    Giraffe Dies After Smashing Head on Low Highway Bridge in South Africa

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:49:30 GMT
    A giraffe has been killed after smashing its head on a bridge while being transported dangerously on a highway in South Africa, wildlife officials said Thursday. Several horrified witnesses tweeted pictures of the open-air truck carrying two giraffes with their necks jutting high out of the vehicle. "Look how low that bridge is and how tall the giraffes are," tweeted Pabi Moloi. "Who thought this one through? I wish I hadn't seen this." Rick Allan, of the Society for the Prevent...More >>
    A giraffe has been killed after smashing its head on a bridge while being transported dangerously on a highway in South Africa, wildlife officials said Thursday. Several horrified witnesses tweeted pictures of the open-air truck carrying two giraffes with their necks jutting high out of the vehicle. "Look how low that bridge is and how tall the giraffes are," tweeted Pabi Moloi. "Who thought this one through? I wish I hadn't seen this." Rick Allan, of the Society for the Prevent...More >>
  • Mom Finds Gymnastics Coach in 13-Year-Old's Closet

    Mom Finds Gymnastics Coach in 13-Year-Old's Closet

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:09:03 GMT
    Police say a 21-year-old gymnastics coach has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old student. The girl's mom says she found the coach hiding in her daughter's closet.More >>
    Police say a 21-year-old gymnastics coach has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old student. The girl's mom says she found the coach hiding in her daughter's closet.More >>
  • Preseason Amway Coaches Poll: Florida State is No. 1, Baylor No. 10

    Preseason Amway Coaches Poll: Florida State is No. 1, Baylor No. 10

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:10:34 GMT
    (USA TODAY) -- The Florida State Seminoles will start this season exactly where they ended the last one: No. 1.The reigning national champions were an overwhelming No. 1 with 56 of 62 first-place votes in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released Thursday."We're very excited about being No. 1 and happy to be No. 1, but we understand that we have to play like No. 1 and play great football," Fisher told USA TODAY Sports. "That's going to be our objective. We're proud to start there and now we ...More >>
    (USA TODAY) -- The Florida State Seminoles will start this season exactly where they ended the last one: No. 1.The reigning national champions were an overwhelming No. 1 with 56 of 62 first-place votes in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released Thursday."We're very excited about being No. 1 and happy to be No. 1, but we understand that we have to play like No. 1 and play great football," Fisher told USA TODAY Sports. "That's going to be our objective. We're proud to start there and now we ...More >>
  • Police: Toddler Dies After Getting Trapped in Hot Car

    Police: Toddler Dies After Getting Trapped in Hot Car

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:58:42 GMT
    A 3-year-old boy in Southern California died Wednesday after he climbed into an unlocked car on a hot summer's day and was trapped, police said.The toddler was playing alone in the front yard of his house in Sylmar while his parents were home when he got into the car and couldn't get out, said Officer Bruce Borihanh with the Los Angeles Police Department.Police told CNN affiliate KABC that the boy's father woke up from a nap and found the boy unresponsive. It was unclear how long the...More >>
    A 3-year-old boy in Southern California died Wednesday after he climbed into an unlocked car on a hot summer's day and was trapped, police said.The toddler was playing alone in the front yard of his house in Sylmar while his parents were home when he got into the car and couldn't get out, said Officer Bruce Borihanh with the Los Angeles Police Department.Police told CNN affiliate KABC that the boy's father woke up from a nap and found the boy unresponsive. It was unclear how long the...More >>
  • STORE CLERK SHOT, THEN ATTACKS ROBBER

    STORE CLERK SHOT, THEN ATTACKS ROBBER

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:53:26 GMT
    A convenience store clerk fights back after being shot during a robbery.More >>
    A convenience store clerk fights back after being shot during a robbery.More >>
  • Teen Pours Alcohol On His Chest, Then Lights It After 'Fire Challenge'

    Teen Pours Alcohol On His Chest, Then Lights It After 'Fire Challenge'

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:35:16 GMT
    A Kentucky teen gets an idea from Facebook and now he's warning others not to make the same mistake.He is covered in burns and bandages."Unbearable, yeah, basically, I just recommend y'all not doing it," says the victim.This 15-year-old says he didn't know what to expect when he poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit it. "After it got put out, it was already blistering, so, yeah, it's just hard," he said.He says he got the idea from Facebook, after seeing videos of something cal...More >>
    A Kentucky teen gets an idea from Facebook and now he's warning others not to make the same mistake.He is covered in burns and bandages."Unbearable, yeah, basically, I just recommend y'all not doing it," says the victim.This 15-year-old says he didn't know what to expect when he poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit it. "After it got put out, it was already blistering, so, yeah, it's just hard," he said.He says he got the idea from Facebook, after seeing videos of something cal...More >>
  • The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

    The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:46:55 GMT
    Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald's. You won't get a burger there, though -- its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who've rechristened the place McMoon's. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the '6...More >>
    Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald's. You won't get a burger there, though -- its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who've rechristened the place McMoon's. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the '6...More >>
  • What's Your Solution? The TSA Wants to Know

    What's Your Solution? The TSA Wants to Know

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:06:38 GMT
    The TSA needs your help to shorten security lines, and the agency will line your pockets instead of telling you to empty them for the right solution.More >>
    The TSA needs your help to shorten security lines, and the agency will line your pockets instead of telling you to empty them for the right solution.More >>
  • Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Kids with Candy, Fondling Them

    Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Kids with Candy, Fondling Them

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:38:39 GMT
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    McKINNEY — McKinney police have arrested a 66-year-old man for allegedly luring children into his garage with candy and then fondling them.Jamie Edwan is charged with indecency with a child. He was booked into the Collin County Jail on July 18 with a bond of $100,000.Police said a child victim came forward and said the suspect used candy as a lure and then was inappropriately touched by Edwan in his garage, located on Newport Lane in McKinney.According to a search warrant, a girl to...More >>
    McKINNEY — McKinney police have arrested a 66-year-old man for allegedly luring children into his garage with candy and then fondling them.Jamie Edwan is charged with indecency with a child. He was booked into the Collin County Jail on July 18 with a bond of $100,000.Police said a child victim came forward and said the suspect used candy as a lure and then was inappropriately touched by Edwan in his garage, located on Newport Lane in McKinney.According to a search warrant, a girl to...More >>
  • Sheriff: 44,000 Pot Plants Found in Polk County Field; Search Continues for More

    Sheriff: 44,000 Pot Plants Found in Polk County Field; Search Continues for More

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:25:04 GMT
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     GOODRICH, Tx – A deer hunter stumbled upon thousands of pot plants in what could end up being one of the biggest marijuana busts in Texas history.Polk County deputies say they’ve already recovered 44,000 plants and they haven’t even started clearing out 19 additional fields spotted by air.The hunter was at his deer lease in Goodrich off Old Highway 35 Saturday when he saw the suspicious plants and alerted authorities.Deputies say it was a sophisticated operation using water from a cre...More >>
     GOODRICH, Tx – A deer hunter stumbled upon thousands of pot plants in what could end up being one of the biggest marijuana busts in Texas history.Polk County deputies say they’ve already recovered 44,000 plants and they haven’t even started clearing out 19 additional fields spotted by air.The hunter was at his deer lease in Goodrich off Old Highway 35 Saturday when he saw the suspicious plants and alerted authorities.Deputies say it was a sophisticated operation using water from a cre...More >>
  • Man Featured on CNN's 'The Hunt' Killed During Attempted Arrest

    Man Featured on CNN's 'The Hunt' Killed During Attempted Arrest

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:55:13 GMT
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    A suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh was killed Monday in Manhattan while police were attempting to arrest him on child molestation charges, according to two New York law enforcement sources.Charles Mozdir, 32, had been sought by authorities since June 2012.Two U.S. marshals and a New York police officer were also wounded during the attempted arrest, a law enforcement official said.Walsh said that after the episode featuring Mozdir aired, aut...More >>
    A suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh was killed Monday in Manhattan while police were attempting to arrest him on child molestation charges, according to two New York law enforcement sources.Charles Mozdir, 32, had been sought by authorities since June 2012.Two U.S. marshals and a New York police officer were also wounded during the attempted arrest, a law enforcement official said.Walsh said that after the episode featuring Mozdir aired, aut...More >>
  • Would-Be Thieves Get Beat Down From MMA Champ

    Would-Be Thieves Get Beat Down From MMA Champ

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:33:11 GMT
    A Houston convenience store worker caught some would-be thieves off guard when he unleashed his MMA moves on the men when they tried to mug his co-worker.More >>
    A Houston convenience store worker caught some would-be thieves off guard when he unleashed his MMA moves on the men when they tried to mug his co-worker.More >>
  • FAA Proposes $12 Million Fine Against Southwest for Repairs

    FAA Proposes $12 Million Fine Against Southwest for Repairs

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:10:13 GMT
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $12 million fine Monday against Southwest Airlines for allegedly failing to comply with repair orders for Boeing 737 planes.The case combines three earlier enforcement actions against the Dallas-based airline."Safety is our top priority, and that means holding airlines responsible for the repairs their contractors undertake," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. "Everyone has a role to play and a responsibility ...More >>
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $12 million fine Monday against Southwest Airlines for allegedly failing to comply with repair orders for Boeing 737 planes.The case combines three earlier enforcement actions against the Dallas-based airline."Safety is our top priority, and that means holding airlines responsible for the repairs their contractors undertake," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. "Everyone has a role to play and a responsibility ...More >>
  • Family of Five Found Shot to Death

    Family of Five Found Shot to Death

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:58:48 GMT
    SACO, Maine — State police said a mother, father and three children were found dead in their home in Saco on Sunday.Police say a friend of the family called a worker associated with the apartment complex to check on the family after growing concerned for them.The worker entered the apartment, saw one body and called Saco police around 1:30 ET Sunday afternoon. When officers arrived, they discovered the other bodies in three different rooms.In a statement, state police said "all...More >>
    SACO, Maine — State police said a mother, father and three children were found dead in their home in Saco on Sunday.Police say a friend of the family called a worker associated with the apartment complex to check on the family after growing concerned for them.The worker entered the apartment, saw one body and called Saco police around 1:30 ET Sunday afternoon. When officers arrived, they discovered the other bodies in three different rooms.In a statement, state police said "all...More >>
  • Appeals Panel Strikes Down Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

    Appeals Panel Strikes Down Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:46:11 GMT
    A federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage Monday, making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue as early as next year.The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond ruled 2-1 that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry that is paramount to state marriage laws.The circuit court has jurisdiction over Virginia, Maryla...More >>
    A federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage Monday, making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue as early as next year.The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond ruled 2-1 that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry that is paramount to state marriage laws.The circuit court has jurisdiction over Virginia, Maryla...More >>
  • Two Americans Battle for Their Lives Against Ebola

    Two Americans Battle for Their Lives Against Ebola

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:58:21 GMT
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    (NBC News) -- Two Americans who got infected with Ebola virus as they were trying to save others with the disease are struggling for their lives in Liberia, one of three West African nations at the center of the biggest outbreak yet of the virus.They may have been infected by something as simple as wiping the sweat from their eyes, says another expert who’s worked in the field fighting the outbreak.Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, medical director for the aid group Samaritan’s Purse, and his colleague N...More >>
    (NBC News) -- Two Americans who got infected with Ebola virus as they were trying to save others with the disease are struggling for their lives in Liberia, one of three West African nations at the center of the biggest outbreak yet of the virus.They may have been infected by something as simple as wiping the sweat from their eyes, says another expert who’s worked in the field fighting the outbreak.Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, medical director for the aid group Samaritan’s Purse, and his colleague N...More >>
  • Strikes Near Gaza's Shifa Hospital, Refugee Camp Kill or Hurt 30

    Strikes Near Gaza's Shifa Hospital, Refugee Camp Kill or Hurt 30

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:35:29 GMT
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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Missiles or rockets struck within yards of Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving at least 30 dead and wounded. The Israeli military denied reports its forces were responsible for the strikes, saying they were the result of rockets misfired by Palestinian militants.The explosion near Shifa Hospital around 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) caused some damage to the outpatient clinic, according to witnesses including an NBC News crew on...More >>
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Missiles or rockets struck within yards of Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving at least 30 dead and wounded. The Israeli military denied reports its forces were responsible for the strikes, saying they were the result of rockets misfired by Palestinian militants.The explosion near Shifa Hospital around 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) caused some damage to the outpatient clinic, according to witnesses including an NBC News crew on...More >>
  • Destructive Summer Storms to Batter Millions, Forecasters Warn

    Destructive Summer Storms to Batter Millions, Forecasters Warn

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:27:57 GMT
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    An extensive system of storms that flattened homes, flooded neighborhoods and triggered tornadoes split, reignited and threatened yet more damage Monday.The severe weather battered a vast area from New Hampshire to North Carolina and from Michigan to northern Louisiana on Sunday. Six tornadoes reportedly touched down, more than 200,000 customers were left without power and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed.Early Monday, the Northeast began seeing the first evidenc...More >>
    An extensive system of storms that flattened homes, flooded neighborhoods and triggered tornadoes split, reignited and threatened yet more damage Monday.The severe weather battered a vast area from New Hampshire to North Carolina and from Michigan to northern Louisiana on Sunday. Six tornadoes reportedly touched down, more than 200,000 customers were left without power and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed.Early Monday, the Northeast began seeing the first evidenc...More >>
  • Palin Starts Online News Channel

    Palin Starts Online News Channel

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:19:38 GMT
    Sarah Palin is cutting through the "media filters" to bring you her own Internet channel. "Together, we'll cut through the sound bites and cut through the media's politically correct filter and things like Washington, D.C.'s crony capitalism," the former vice presidential nominee said in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday. "We'll go around all that." Palin says the project is a "news channel that really is a lot more than news," according to the video posted to Facebook.Expec...More >>
    Sarah Palin is cutting through the "media filters" to bring you her own Internet channel. "Together, we'll cut through the sound bites and cut through the media's politically correct filter and things like Washington, D.C.'s crony capitalism," the former vice presidential nominee said in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday. "We'll go around all that." Palin says the project is a "news channel that really is a lot more than news," according to the video posted to Facebook.Expec...More >>
  • Girls Arrested After Tortoise Tortured to Death

    Girls Arrested After Tortoise Tortured to Death

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:18:22 GMT
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    (USA Today) -- Two Florida teens are accused of torturing a state-protected gopher tortoise. Video posted on the girls' Facebook pages showed the animal being burned with a lighter then stomped to death amid cheers.More >>
    (USA Today) -- Two Florida teens are accused of torturing a state-protected gopher tortoise. Video posted on the girls' Facebook pages showed the animal being burned with a lighter then stomped to death amid cheers.More >>
  • Second American Infected with Ebola

    Second American Infected with Ebola

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:00:00 GMT
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    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, according to a Samaritan's Purse statement.Writebol, who serves as SIM's personnel coordinator, has been living in Monrovia with her husband, David, according to SIM's website. The Charlotte...More >>
    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, according to a Samaritan's Purse statement.Writebol, who serves as SIM's personnel coordinator, has been living in Monrovia with her husband, David, according to SIM's website. The Charlotte...More >>
  • Report: Black Box Indicates Missile Hit Flight 17

    Report: Black Box Indicates Missile Hit Flight 17

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:46:04 GMT
    Data downloaded from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are consistent with a missile attack, national news media are reporting, citing an unidentified European air safety official.The source told CBS News the findings indicate the plane's fuselage was hit by shrapnel from a missile explosion."It did what it was designed to do — bring down airplanes," the source told CBS.A thorough investigation of the site, however, remains elusive 10 days a...More >>
    Data downloaded from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are consistent with a missile attack, national news media are reporting, citing an unidentified European air safety official.The source told CBS News the findings indicate the plane's fuselage was hit by shrapnel from a missile explosion."It did what it was designed to do — bring down airplanes," the source told CBS.A thorough investigation of the site, however, remains elusive 10 days a...More >>
  • On the Front Lines of the Border War

    On the Front Lines of the Border War

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:03:25 GMT
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    Along the Rio Grande, in the country's hottest zone for smuggling people to the U.S. from Mexico.There is no one closer to the action, and its many dangers,than the game wardens from Texas Parks and Wildlife, who patrol the river's shallowest stretches in small boats. Late in the afternoon when we are along, a three-man scout team confronts a 16-year-old Mexican boy caught swimming from the us riverbank toward the other side. The wardens say they've seen him before, and suspect ...More >>
    Along the Rio Grande, in the country's hottest zone for smuggling people to the U.S. from Mexico.There is no one closer to the action, and its many dangers,than the game wardens from Texas Parks and Wildlife, who patrol the river's shallowest stretches in small boats. Late in the afternoon when we are along, a three-man scout team confronts a 16-year-old Mexican boy caught swimming from the us riverbank toward the other side. The wardens say they've seen him before, and suspect ...More >>
  • Israel Military Rejects Blame for Deaths at U.N. Shelter

    Israel Military Rejects Blame for Deaths at U.N. Shelter

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:57:11 GMT
    The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N school that was shelter to many Gaza residents. Officials from the United Nations and the Palestinian government said 16 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday when the school in northern Gaza was struck."A single errant Israeli mortar landed in the courtyard in the school," Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. "The footag...More >>
    The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N school that was shelter to many Gaza residents. Officials from the United Nations and the Palestinian government said 16 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday when the school in northern Gaza was struck."A single errant Israeli mortar landed in the courtyard in the school," Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. "The footag...More >>
  • U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

    U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:25:18 GMT
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    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly is the medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city. Brantly, 33, has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since Oct...More >>
    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly is the medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city. Brantly, 33, has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since Oct...More >>
  • Coast Guard Ends Search for Father in Around-World Flight

    Coast Guard Ends Search for Father in Around-World Flight

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:15:04 GMT
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    The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the father who was accompanying his teenage son on an around-the-world flight that was set to make history.Babar Suleman, 58, went missing during a plane crash near Pago Pago, in American Samoa, on Tuesday night. The body of his son, 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman, was recovered the next day.Officials have found more debris from the plane but failed to locate Babar, who himself learned to fly in 2001."The decision to suspend a search...More >>
    The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the father who was accompanying his teenage son on an around-the-world flight that was set to make history.Babar Suleman, 58, went missing during a plane crash near Pago Pago, in American Samoa, on Tuesday night. The body of his son, 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman, was recovered the next day.Officials have found more debris from the plane but failed to locate Babar, who himself learned to fly in 2001."The decision to suspend a search...More >>
  • Philly Cops Hunt for Carjackers Who Killed Three Children

    Philly Cops Hunt for Carjackers Who Killed Three Children

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:17:46 GMT
    Two assailants stole a woman’s car and then crashed it into a crowd on a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids.?More >>
    Two assailants stole a woman’s car and then crashed it into a crowd on a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids.?More >>
  • Homeless Man Trains for San Francisco Marathon

    Homeless Man Trains for San Francisco Marathon

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:47:27 GMT
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    Drug addiction and prison time left Ronnie Goodman without a home, sleeping on the streets of San Francisco. Now, sober for more than a decade, Goodman is training for the city’s marathon, setting out to conquer the same streets on which he sleeps.More >>
    Drug addiction and prison time left Ronnie Goodman without a home, sleeping on the streets of San Francisco. Now, sober for more than a decade, Goodman is training for the city’s marathon, setting out to conquer the same streets on which he sleeps. More >>
  • 2nd 'Black Box' Found from Air Algerie Crash in Mali, U.N. Official Says

    2nd 'Black Box' Found from Air Algerie Crash in Mali, U.N. Official Says

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:51:23 GMT
    France has declared a three-day mourning period to commemorate the victims of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash, French President Francois Hollande declared on Saturday.Following a meeting with families of the victims, Hollande said flags will fly at half-staff on government buildings from Monday through Wednesday.Fifty-four of the 118 victims were French nationals.The second flight data recorder from has been found in Mali, a U.N. official said Saturday.A team from the U.N. mission ...More >>
    France has declared a three-day mourning period to commemorate the victims of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash, French President Francois Hollande declared on Saturday.Following a meeting with families of the victims, Hollande said flags will fly at half-staff on government buildings from Monday through Wednesday.Fifty-four of the 118 victims were French nationals.The second flight data recorder from has been found in Mali, a U.N. official said Saturday.A team from the U.N. mission ...More >>
  • Ebola Virus Death Confirmed in Nigeria's Biggest City, Lagos

    Ebola Virus Death Confirmed in Nigeria's Biggest City, Lagos

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:32:39 GMT
     A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said."The patient was subjected to thorough medical tests ... which confirmed he had the Ebola virus," Chukwu said Friday.The case has raised fears that the virus could spread beyond the three countries at the center of what health officials say is the deadliest ever Ebola outbreak and into Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria. Lagos has mor...More >>
     A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said."The patient was subjected to thorough medical tests ... which confirmed he had the Ebola virus," Chukwu said Friday.The case has raised fears that the virus could spread beyond the three countries at the center of what health officials say is the deadliest ever Ebola outbreak and into Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria. Lagos has mor...More >>
  • Yet Another Child Dies in a Hot Car; A Foster Father is Arrested

    Yet Another Child Dies in a Hot Car; A Foster Father is Arrested

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:17:56 GMT
    The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to launch home inspections of adoptive and foster families.The foster father told police he picked up with child from a babysitter about 4 p.m. Thursday, drove home and forgot the child was in the back seat, according to Lt. Todd Ojile of the Wichita ...More >>
    The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to launch home inspections of adoptive and foster families.The foster father told police he picked up with child from a babysitter about 4 p.m. Thursday, drove home and forgot the child was in the back seat, according to Lt. Todd Ojile of the Wichita ...More >>
  • U.S. Fighter Jets Escort Plane to Toronto After Passenger Threat

    U.S. Fighter Jets Escort Plane to Toronto After Passenger Threat

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:42:52 GMT
    Nightly News A heavily armed SWAT team boarded a Canadian plane that made an emergency landing when a passenger, now in custody, allegedly threatened the aircraft.More >>
    Nightly News A heavily armed SWAT team boarded a Canadian plane that made an emergency landing when a passenger, now in custody, allegedly threatened the aircraft.More >>
  • No Deal: Hamas Rejects Plan to Extend Gaza Cease-Fire

    No Deal: Hamas Rejects Plan to Extend Gaza Cease-Fire

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:14:58 GMT
    TEL AVIV —Israel on Saturday proposed extending the 12-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza by four hours, but a Hamas official said the group rejected the plan.More >>
    TEL AVIV —Israel on Saturday proposed extending the 12-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza by four hours, but a Hamas official said the group rejected the plan. More >>
  • U.S. Embassy in Libya Evacuates Personnel

    U.S. Embassy in Libya Evacuates Personnel

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:28:23 GMT
    The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said. About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.U.S. officials stress that this is a relocation of embassy personnel and the operations have been "temporarily suspended" until "the secu...More >>
    The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said. About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.U.S. officials stress that this is a relocation of embassy personnel and the operations have been "temporarily suspended" until "the secu...More >>
  • Boy Gets More than 200 Teeth Removed

    Boy Gets More than 200 Teeth Removed

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:26:22 GMT
    (CNN) -- A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed. Ashik Gavai, a 17-year-old student from Buldhana, underwent the six-hour operation, which involved four doctors at Mumbai's J.J. Hospital on July 21. The teen had 232 denticles -- abnormal teeth-like growth -- lodged in his mouth due to a complex composite odontoma, a benign dental tumor. The abnormal teeth were embedded in the bone inside the lower right jaw an...More >>
    (CNN) -- A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed. Ashik Gavai, a 17-year-old student from Buldhana, underwent the six-hour operation, which involved four doctors at Mumbai's J.J. Hospital on July 21. The teen had 232 denticles -- abnormal teeth-like growth -- lodged in his mouth due to a complex composite odontoma, a benign dental tumor. The abnormal teeth were embedded in the bone inside the lower right jaw an...More >>
  • Boy with inoperable brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards

    Boy with inoperable brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:12:00 GMT
    All Daniel Nickerson of Foxboro, Mass., wants for his sixth birthday Friday are cards.So far, the little boy with an inoperable brain tumor has received thousands upon thousands.More >>
    All Daniel Nickerson of Foxboro, Mass., wants for his sixth birthday Friday are cards.So far, the little boy with an inoperable brain tumor has received thousands upon thousands.More >>
  • Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

    Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:51:52 GMT
    A Minnesota man refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after he says his family was briefly removed from their flight over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate KARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did. "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPP...More >>
    A Minnesota man refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after he says his family was briefly removed from their flight over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate KARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did. "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPP...More >>
  • Survivor: 'I was so scared' in Tornado that Killed 2 at Campground

    Survivor: 'I was so scared' in Tornado that Killed 2 at Campground

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:43:39 GMT
    (CNN) -- The voices in the video tell the story."Something crazy is going on outside," a woman shouts. "I'm scared."Moments later, the same voice yells that a tree has fallen and another says, "It's on that guy's camper."Overturned campers, downed treesThe footage posted on the website of CNN affiliate WAVY came from the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, where a tornado on Thursday toppled campers and sent trees crashing onto vehicles.State Police spokeswoma...More >>
    (CNN) -- The voices in the video tell the story."Something crazy is going on outside," a woman shouts. "I'm scared."Moments later, the same voice yells that a tree has fallen and another says, "It's on that guy's camper."Overturned campers, downed treesThe footage posted on the website of CNN affiliate WAVY came from the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, where a tornado on Thursday toppled campers and sent trees crashing onto vehicles.State Police spokeswoma...More >>
  • 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
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    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
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    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
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    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 >>
  • 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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