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"Unforgivable": ISIS Executes Japanese Hostage

One of two Japanese hostages taken captive by ISIS has been beheaded, according to a video released Saturday and later confirmed by the White House, NBC News reported. The purported recording claims that hostage Haruna Yukawa was killed after a ransom deadline had passed. A second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, is seen talking and holding a photograph of a beheaded Yukawa. The Islamist terror group on Tuesday had demanded a $200 million in exchange for the pair's release. Instead, ISIS appears to be asking for the release of a female prisoner in the new video. "This kind of action is an outrageous and unforgivable act of violence and we strongly condemn it," Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary said at a news conference. In a statement, President Barack Obama expressed outrage over the beheading, saying: "We renew our call for the immediate release of Kenji Goto and all other remaining hostages." Read »
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4 Suspected Jihadis Arrested in Spain

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Arrest Made in Deadly Middle School Scissors Stabbing: LASD

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Patriots Coach: We "100 Percent" Followed Rules

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Wild Start to GOP Primary Season at "Freedom Summit"

Iowa congressman Steve King has declared that the 2016 Republican primary will be the "greatest show in America," and with at least 15 people vying to be the Republican presidential candidate, he might be right. There's still a year left before anyone will vote, but the GOP contest has already turned into an intriguing mix of ambition, ego and ideology. Some of the biggest names in conservatism gave speeches at the nine-hour "Iowa Freedom Summit" on Saturday, including likely presidential candidates Texas Gov. Rick Perry, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. They blasted President Obama's executive action on immigration and said they'd work to repeal Obamacare. Read »
5 hours ago

3 People Dead, 5 Wounded in "Gang-Related" Omaha Shooting

Three people were killed during a shooting at a house party early Saturday morning in Omaha, Nebraska that left five other people injured, police said. Police found two women dead when they arrived at the home, while a third victim, a 26-year-old man, died later at the hospital, police said. Two more victims were brought to the hospital in serious condition, and three more people suffering from gunshot wounds were also hospitalized, according to police. A mother of one of the injured victims told the Associated Press there was a party at the house where the shooting took place. Police said four male victims are affiliated with gangs. Read »
3 hours ago

Winter Double Whammy: First Storm Hits East Coast

Millions across the Northeast woke up to snow Saturday morning after an overnight storm, which was expected to last through the day, dropped several inches of snow in some parts, NBC News reported. The "front-end" of the storm had already delivered more than 5 inches of powder in areas of Connecticut and New Jersey, and more than 4 inches in New York City, according to Weather.com. Later Saturday into Sunday, the brunt of the storm is expected to bring between 6 to 10 inches of snow to parts of northern New England, including Providence, Rhode Island, Boston, and Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. A second storm Monday is set to bring more heavy snow to northern Virginia through southern New England. Read »
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No Bombs Found on 2 Airplanes After Threats

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I'm not saying we're trying to land a guy on the moon, but there are a lot of things that are hard to get a handle on.  

— New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick who, amid the "Deflategate" scandal, said he's been too busy studying the science of footballs to get his team ready for the Super Bowl game.
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New Jersey Teen Attacks Teacher Over Cellphone: Authorities

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Man Arrested Following Deadly Times Square Stabbing: Police

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