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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 11:37 AM

Gloria Steinem Crosses North-South Korea Border

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 4:17 AM

Denmark's Jihadis De-Radicalization Program Aims to Reintegrate

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:29 AM

Mass Graves of Suspected Trafficking Victims Found in Malaysia: Report

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8 Killed, 12 Missing in Texas, Okla. Floods; More Rain Forecast

At least eight people were confirmed dead and 12 people, including at least three children, were missing as tornadoes and dangerous thunderstorms continued to barrel across the south-central U.S. after menacing Texas and Oklahoma on Monday with historic flooding, NBC New reported. At least eight tornadoes were reported in Texas on Monday, including one that touched down on the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City. In Hays County, the Blanco River rose 34 feet in three hours Sunday, surging into surrounding neighborhoods, forcing some 1,000 people to evacuate, and turning roads into torrents. Power was out to nearly 70,000 customers in the Houston area. Flash flood warnings were in effect early Tuesday for parts of eastern Texas and much of Western Arkansas, and tornado watches were issued for parts of Louisiana, Missouri and Arkansas through the morning. North Texas is also on alert for a possible derecho — a weather phenomenon of intense and widespread windstorms. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:06 PM

Pipeline Company Defends Safety Record Amid Oil Spill

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 10:46 AM

Dozens Arrested in Protests Over Officer's Acquittal

Police in riot gear made 71 arrests as protesters flooded the streets of Cleveland following the acquittal of a white police officer charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black motorists, officials said early Sunday, NBC News reported. In one incident, three people were arrested after an object was hurled through a restaurant window, injuring a female patron, police said in a tweet. At a Sunday morning press conference, officials said 71 people were arrested, including 39 adult men, 16 women and "a few juveniles." The protests — which were largely peaceful — began Saturday morning after police officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the killings of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who died in a barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed car chase in November 2012. The 31-year-old patrolman mounted the car that Russell and Williams were in and fired into their windshield while standing on the car hood. He was one of 13 officers who fired a total of 137 shots at the car. The Department of Justice announced Saturday it will conduct a probe into the case. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:02 PM

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 5:48 PM

Restaurant Customer Who Got Racist Receipt "Not OK"

A customer at a New Orleans restaurant said she "had a breakdown" after she was given a receipt with a racial slur. "I've never been through anything like this," Liryca Neville-Branch told reporters Friday, alongside her attorney. "I like to consider myself a strong person. Last night, I couldn't sleep. I went to work this morning thinking that I would be OK, but I literally had a breakdown at work this morning and I couldn't stay." The receipt from Huck Finn's Cafe, uploading to Facebook earlier this week, had the N-word on it and "100% Dislike" printed underneath. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Murder, Kidnapping Suspect Killed in Police Shootout

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Justice Department to Review Cleveland Car Hood Police Shooting

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:53 PM

Millions Under Flood Watch Over Holiday Weekend

Millions of Americans were under the threat of flash floods this Memorial Day weekend as heavy rain was forecast for waterlogged parts of Texas, Arkansas and the southern Plains, NBC News reported. Thunderstorms in the Midwest, Plains, Texas threatened to bring hail, wind and even isolated tornadoes on Saturday and Sunday, the Weather Channel said. Average rainfall of up to three inches is possible over the next week in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and parts of Louisiana and Arkansas, with high spots of 5 inches more possible. Many boat ramps in North Texas and recreation areas at local lakes will be closed this Memorial Day weekend due to flooding. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:37 PM

Cleveland Officer Found Not Guilty in Car Hood Shooting

A Cleveland police officer has been found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of two unarmed passengers whose car hood he mounted, firing multiple shots into their windshield, NBC News reported. Michael Brelo, 31, who is white, was charged with killing Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams — both of whom were black — after a car chase in November 2012. The high-speed pursuit started after Russell's 1979 Chevy Malibu stuttered while driving past police headquarters. Officers thought the noise was a gun going off inside the car, and 13 cops responded by firing shots. Brelo was the only officer to face criminal charges. The verdict was read on a Saturday because of the possibility of protests afterwards, reported NBC affiliate WKYC. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson appealed for peace from residents. "This is a moment that will define us as a city and define us as a people," he said. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7:24 AM

Analysis: ISIS Gains Momentum With Capture of Palmyra

ISIS has likely gained strength and momentum with a decisive military capture of Palmyra and the historically valuable Roman ruins in the ancient Syrian city, putting more pressure — both locally and internationally — on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to new analysis from NBC News. The capture of the UNESCO heritage site marked what appeared to be the first time ISIS directly seized a city from Syrian military and allied forces, NBC News reported. French President Francois Hollande said the city's capture demonstrated Assad's weakness, and called for a new push for Assad's ouster amid an ugly civil war in the country. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:34 PM

Ireland 1st Country to OK Gay Marriage by Popular Vote

Ireland has become the first country in the world to say yes to same sex marriage by popular vote, NBC News reported. At final count, 62 percent voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage in the country, while 38 percent voted against it. There was a mood of excitement in Dublin as early results showed a high turnout and a strong lead for "Yes" votes. Backers of gay marriage had hoped for high turnout, reflecting strong participation by young and first-time voters. Among those who voted were thousands of emigrants who returned by aircraft or ferry to take part in the world's first direct national vote on gay marriage. Many shared their journeys on social under the #HomeToVote hashtag. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 4:17 AM

Son of Ex-Honduran President Charged in Cocaine Smuggling