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Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Watch: Humpback Whales Swim With Couple

A couple swimming off Australia’s Gold Coast was looking for turtles when they encountered a humpback whale and her calf. Their encounter reportedly lasted more than an hour. Check out a video on Today. Read »
Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:53 PM

3 People Hurt at Six Flags America During Fright Fest

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Obama to Host Dinner for India's Fasting PM

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Spain Wants Catalonia Independence Vote Declared Illegal

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Facebook to Sell User Data to Serve Ads Across Web

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM

AA to Launch Review After Sabotage Causes Massive Travel Delays

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Toyota Recalls 690,000 Trucks for Suspension Glitch

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Mother: "Slender Man" Stabbing Victim Feared Specter

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Obama: "Contradictory" Syria Policy Helps Assad

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Ghani Sworn In as Afghan President Amid Violence

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Consumer Reports: New iPhone "Not As Bendy As Believed"

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Toxic Gases Force Rescuers to Flee Japan Volcano

The death toll after a volcano erupted without warning in Japan looked certain to rise to 36 Monday, NBC News reported. The discovery of five more bodies came just before the 540 emergency service personnel were forced to leave 10,062-foot Mt. Ontake because of the high level of toxic gases, police said. It was the first fatal eruption in modern times on the mountain, which is located 125 miles west of Tokyo. The volcano rained down rocks and hot ash without warning onto hikers. Read »
Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Al-Qaida Leader in Syria: Battle Will Reach Western Shores

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Ex-Secret Service Agent: “Complacency” an Issue

A former Secret Service agent who used to work at the White House said that the agency’s leadership needs to “broaden its mind” and bring in new perspectives to prevent “complacency.” "When you say complacency, it means when you get used to nothing ever happening typically, when something does happen you fail to connect those dots properly,'' former agent Evy Poumpouras said on “Today.” Poumpouras spoke out after a Washington Post report that said it took four days for the Secret Service to realize a gunman had hit the White House in 2011. Read »