President Barack Obama has apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the U.S. air attack that hit the group's medical clinic in Afghanistan.
Obama spoke to the group's international president, Joanne Liu, on Wednesday.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama offered his condolences to the aid group's staff. He says Obama assured her that there would be a thorough and objective accounting of the facts.
Earnest says Obama told the group that the U.S, if necessary, would make changes so such incidents are less likely to happen.
The Coast Guard plans to end its search at sunset for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 4 storm with 140 mph winds that was producing 50-foot waves, officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Officials said the ship's captain had plans to go around the storm as he headed from Jacksonville, Florida, to Puerto Rico but the El Faro suffered unexplained engine failure that left it unable to avoid the storm.
The families of three North Port, Florida, high school students who died after being hypnotized by former Principal George Kenney will receive $200,000 each from the Sarasota County School District under a settlement agreement unanimously approved by the School Board.
The Herald-Tribune reports that the agreement was approved Tuesday night.
The $600,000 settlement closes a bizarre, years-long case that began after former North Port High School Principal Kenney admitted he hypnotized 16-year-old Wesley McKinley a day before the teenager committed suicide in April 2011.
A subsequent investigation found that Kenney hypnotized as many as 75 students, staff members and others from 2006 until McKinley's death.
In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned.
The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from ISIS.
Criminal organizations, some with ties to the Russian KGB's successor agency, are driving a thriving black market in nuclear materials in the tiny and impoverished Eastern European country of Moldova, investigators say. The successful busts, however, were undercut by striking shortcomings: Kingpins got away, and those arrested evaded long prison sentences, sometimes quickly returning to nuclear smuggling, AP found.
Get More at NBC News
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he's trying to plant in people's minds the idea that they should rush a shooter in a situation like the Oregon community college attack.
Carson has come under criticism for saying that if he were there, he would have tried to stop the gunman who killed nine people. Carson said Tuesday he "would not just stand there and let him shoot me." His advice: everybody overwhelm a shooter so fewer are killed.
On Wednesday, Carson told CBS his remarks had been questioned and called insensitive because people are too quick to "set up battle lines" over every comment instead of solving problems.
Thinking about getting a mammogram in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? You might check carefully because the cost can vary from $50 to as much as $1,045.
How about an initial routine gynecological exam? Around Phoenix, those prices can range from $72 to $388.
Health care costs are not created equal. And a new study makes those discrepancies incredibly apparent, NBC News reported.
Researchers at Castlight Health, a company that helps businesses analyze health care prices, found that consumers across the country continue to pay wildly different prices for women health services.
Get More at NBC News
See photos of extreme weather from the U.S. and around the world.
See Full Gallery »
File - AP
A rocket launch off the Atlantic coast tonight could bring a spectacular, colorful sight over Philadelphia, New York, Washington, D.C. and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic as NASA tests new rocket technology.
The space agency is releasing colored gas miles above the ocean in a test that's expected to leave a blue-green and red cloud visible for hundreds of miles, between Long Island, New York, and Morehead City, North Carolina, and as far inland as Charlottesville, Virginia, according to a NASA news release.
"Although ground tests are often acceptable, some technologies need a 'test drive' before being integrated into space vehicles," according to a NASA news release.
Virginia Beach Police Dept.
A woman who says her ex-boyfriend abducted her has been rescued after Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel employees helped the suspect move his surfboards across the bridge.
Congress has sent President Barack Obama a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing partisan battle about government spending.
The Senate vote Wednesday to approve the measure was 70-27.
If Obama vetoes the bill, it would be only the fifth time a president has vetoed a defense authorization bill in the past half-century.
A sibling spat between an Omaha woman and her brother has now become a police matter.
Police say the 39-year-old woman has filed a harassment complaint accusing her brother of placing her cellphone number on an adult website.
The U.S. had to re-route aircraft to avoid at least one close encounter with a Russian aircraft, the Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday.
The manned aircraft was within 20 miles of the Russian aircraft, the Department of Defense confirmed.
Russian warplane and the United States are flying combat missions over the same country for the first time since World War II which raises concern over crowded airspace.
The incident occurred since the U.S. and Russia had their "deconfliction" talk last week and the next discussion has not been scheduled yet.
Get More at NBC News
Toyota has spoken with U.S. officials about the prominent use of its vehicles by militants in Syria, Iraq and Libya. Toyota trucks are conspicuous in extremist propaganda and are often what carry Islamic State group fighters to war, some with large caliber weapons affixed to truck beds.
Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his 63rd birthday on the ice Wednesday, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons.
Putin scored seven goals as his star-studded team, which included NHL legends Vyacheslav Fetisov and Pavel Bure, won the game 15-10. The opposing team included Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as well as Putin's close friends — tycoons Gennady Timchenko and Arkady Rotenberg. Both were slapped with Western sanctions last year for their ties to Putin in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent fact-finding mission under rules of the Geneva Conventions into a U.S. air strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed at least 22 people.
The medical aid group, known by its French language acronym MSF, said its call would mark the first time such a fact-finding mission would be commissioned under the Conventions.
"We are calling on President Obama to consent on the fact-finding mission in order to send a strong message that the U.S. is committed to upholding the Geneva Convention,” MSF Executive Director Jason Cone said.
Speaking at a news conference Wednesday, Cone also revealed on September 29 MSF officials shared the hospital's coordinates with U.S. officials because of area-fighting, adding that it is protocol to share these coordinates.