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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Congress OKs Obama's Plan to Fight ISIS

Congress voted Thursday to approve a plan for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels, giving the Obama administration the go-ahead on its plans to fight ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria and capping a brief but fiery debate on the Senate floor. The legislation now heads to President Obama, who said he was "pleased" by the votes, for his signature. “The strong bipartisan support in Congress for this new training effort shows the world that Americans are united in confronting the threat from [ISIS]," Obama said. The Senate's 78-22 vote, which crossed party lines, also provides money to keep the government operating through Sept. 30. Read »
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Kansas Court Rules Dem's Name Must Come Off Senate Ballot

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 7:51 PM

World's Biggest-Ever IPO: Alibaba Priced at $68 a Share

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Scotland Remains Part of Britain After Historic Vote

The United Kingdom remained intact Friday after 55.3 percent of Scottish voters rejected independence in a record-breaking national referendum, NBC News reported. The final tally had 'No' with 2,001,926 votes (55.3 percent) while 'Yes' garnered 1,616,989 votes (44.7 percent). More than 84 percent of registered voters turned out. Meanwhile, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron vowed early Friday to draft laws as soon as January giving Scotland's regional parliament more say over tax, spending and welfare. He also promised to grant a "new and fair settlement" for the other three nations in the U.K. Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announced his resignation as first minister after the defeat, The Associated Press reported. Read »
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Home Depot Data Breach May Have Hit 56 Million Cards

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Cancer-Stricken Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: "I Will Beat This!"

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Hillary Clinton: Congress Out of Touch on Women's Issues

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 8:38 AM

ISIS Releases Propaganda Video of British Hostage

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:25 AM

"America’s War Too": Ukraine's Poroshenko Asks for Help

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged Congress Thursday to provide more help to fight pro-Russia separatists who have taken over eastern parts of the country, saying the insurgency is not just an assault on Ukraine but all of the free world, NBC News reported. “The war that these men are fighting is not only Ukraine’s war,” Poroshenko said. “It is Europe’s, and it is America’s war too. It is a war of the free world, and for the free world.” He is also scheduled to visit President Obama in the Oval Office in a meeting the White House says will send a message to Russia that the U.S. stands firmly with Ukraine. Read »
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Bachelorette Party Missing Since Hurricane Is Safe

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Scots Vote on Independence, Record Turnout Expected

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Iran's President Speaks in Exclusive NBC Interview

In this exclusive interview with NBC's Ann Curry, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talks about his country's involvement in the fight against ISIS, possible cooperation with the United States and ongoing nuclear negotiations. Read »
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Odile's Heavy Rains Causing Headaches in Arizona

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Dad Who Killed 5 Kids Feared They'd Kill Him: Warrant

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Australia Raids Foil Alleged Beheading Plot in Support of ISIS