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Flight MH370 Investigators Map 16K Square Miles of Sea Floor

44 minutes ago

Ferguson Police Department Sued Over Alleged Wrongful Death

48 minutes ago

"No Confrontations" in Ferguson as Arrests Plummet

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Israeli Airstrike Kills 3 Hamas Military Commanders

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Thailand Junta Leader Voted Prime Minister

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 9:57 PM

ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" Raises Over $30M

The ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" has raised over $30 million in donations and on Wednesday, former President George W. Bush joined the craze. He's not the only one — sports players, movie stars and plenty of others on social media and offline have taken part. Read »
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 9:12 PM

UPS: Hack May Have Exposed Customer Data at 51 Stores

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Microbes Discovered Deep Beneath Antarctic Ice

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 8:09 PM

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Americans Believed to Be Fighting With ISIS in Iraq

"A small handful" of Americans are believed to be fighting alongside ISIS in Iraq, U.S. officials said Wednesday, citing a string of recent arrests and investigations of U.S. citizens who sought to join the Islamic militant group. For months, U.S. intelligence, law enforcement and military officials have declined to talk about the likelihood that Americans had joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq. “It stands to reason that one or some of those Americans who have gone to Syria may have linked up with ISIS. It would not be surprising," said one senior U.S. intelligence official, emphasizing that the U.S. has no specific intelligence identifying any Americans in ISIS' ranks. Read »
3 hours ago

Mission to Rescue Foley, Others in Syria Failed

The U.S. tried to rescue slain journalist James Foley and other American hostages in Syria recently, but its mission failed, officials told NBC News, one day after video was released showing Islamist extremist militants beheading Foley and threatening another journalist's life. A Pentagon spokesman gave few details about the mission, but said that air and ground components were involved and that a specific captor network within ISIS was targeted. The rescue mission failed, however, because the hostages weren't where planners had thought, officials said. Read »
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Cop Threatens to Kill Protester in Ferguson

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Neanderthals and Humans May Have Had Sex for Millennia: Study

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 4:49 PM

State Dept. Asks for 300 More U.S. Military Personnel in Iraq

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys