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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Ex-Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Over Low Pay, "Jiggle Test"

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Supreme Court Limits Compensation to Child Porn Victims

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Prince Charles' Brother-in-Law Dies in NYC Fall

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 1:54 PM

#MyNYPD: Why It's Impossible to Control Online Conversation

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:59 PM

American Jailed in Cuba Vows to Return "Dead or Alive"

An American subcontractor who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Cuba has vowed to return to the United States within a year "dead or alive," his lawyer said on Wednesday. Alan Gross, 65, was arrested in 2009 while trying to establish an online network for Jews in Havana. He has served more than four years so far and went on a hunger strike earlier this month to protest inhumane treatment behind bars and to urge Washington to intervene. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Officially Chelsea: Judge OKs WikiLeaker's Name Change

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM

U.S. Teacher May Have Molested Scores Overseas

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Palestinian Factions Announce Historic Unity Government

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Obama Dreams of Sushi: President Hits World's Toniest Sushi Restaurant

President Barack Obama scored a table at one of the world's most exclusive restaurants during his visit to Tokyo on Wednesday. “That's some good sushi right there,” he said after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took him, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and National Security Adviser Susan Rice to Sukiyabashi Jiro. World-renowned owner Jiro Ono was featured in the 2011 documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." A meal consisting of 20 pieces of sushi at the three-Michelin-star restaurant costs about $300. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Broken Fingers Reveal Ferry Victims' Desperate Struggle

Many of the children's bodies pulled from the submerged South Korea ferry in the past two days had broken fingers, local media reported — suggesting the victims had desperately tried to climb walls or floors to escape, NBC News reported. Divers continued to search the ferry Wednesday, feeling for bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks. The death toll reached 150, leaving 152 others people still missing after more than a week. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 10:28 AM

DOJ Expands Clemency Rules for Drug Offenders

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM

NASA Astronauts Perform Spacewalk

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Ukraine Ends Truce With Pro-Russia Separatists

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:25 AM

China State Media Attacks U.S. as Obama's Asia Tour Begins

Just hours before President Barack Obama touched down in Japan for a week-long tour of Asia on Wednesday, China's state media published a commentary slamming the U.S. as a "myopic" superpower that was trying to "cage" its Asian counterpart, NBC News reported. Obama will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines over the next five days in an effort to "rebalance" and "pivot" toward Asia. Xinhua, which is a mouthpiece of the Beijing government, referenced Obama not visiting China during the trip and told him to "stop pampering its chums like Japan and the Philippines," a reference to its various island territorial disputes with maritime neighbors. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Missing Jet Clue? “Material” Washes Ashore

An object that washed up on Australia’s shoreline is being investigated by authorities hunting for wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said Wednesday. The material — possibly a piece of sheet metal with rivets — was found six miles east of Augusta, NBC News reported. In China, families of missing passengers on-board the jet were notified of the potential lead in the investigation. Read »
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