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Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Senate Stops Tennessee Plan to Make Bible "Official" Book

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 4:09 PM

Pope Hopes Gunmen of Kenya University Attack 'Come to Their Senses"

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 4:40 PM

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Agrees to be Questioned in London

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 1:37 PM

Syria-Trained Ohio Man Aimed To Kill Cops, Soldiers: Feds

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Tulsa Reserve Deputy's Records Were Falsified: Report

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 11:07 AM

Creative or Excessive? Experts Weigh In on Video of Cop Ramming Suspect

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 10:55 PM

Mom Loses Kids After Playing Naked Twister With Teen Daughter's Pals: Authorities

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 8:04 AM

Anger Marks 1st Anniversary of S. Korean Ferry Disaster

Angry relatives of passengers who drowned in the South Korean ferry sinking snubbed the country’s president on the disaster's anniversary Thursday, The Associated Press reported. Grief mixed with fury as relatives mourned the 304 victims of the ferry Sewol, most of whom were high school students. Relatives blocked the prime minister from attending a mourning event. There's frustration among those who see the government as having failed to improve safety standards and hold high-level officials accountable. President Park Geun-hye visited a small port near the site of the sinking to offer her condolences to bereaved relatives, but most refused to meet her. Park also gave a speech to announce ship salvaging plans for the first time. She provided few details, however, saying only the salvage operation would happen "as soon as possible." Read »
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Kidnapped: New Details on NBC's Engel's Syria Ordeal

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 7:13 AM

Putin: Russian Economy Still Strong Despite Sanctions

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 8:40 AM

WATCH: Giant Wave Sweeps Woman Off Cliff in Ireland

A woman taking photos of crashing waves was swept off a cliff by a giant one in Ireland last week — a dramatic scene captured on video by an American student, NBC News reported. The woman, identified as Aparajita Gupta from India, said she was visiting the Aran Islands with her mother, according to Irish media. The area is popular with tourists who come to see the so-called "Worm Hole" — a natural rectangular pool at the bottom of the cliffs off Galway. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 11:10 PM

Doug Hughes, Capitol Gyrocopter Pilot, Wanted "Reform"

Doug Hughes, the self-described "old mailman from Florida" who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn on Wednesday, insisted that the stunt was part of his effort to change campaign finance corruption and a "a sold-out Congress," NBC News reported. In what amounts to a major breach of security, the 61-year-old managed to slip by military watchdogs and the Secret Service and land his "flying bicycle" on one of the most heavily-patrolled stretches of grass in the United States, even though he mentioned his plans last year. But Hughes, who is expected in court Thursday, said he was "just delivering the mail" — 535 letters addressed to each member of Congress. "Anybody in politics or the news media who want to spend inordinate amounts of time talking about me is avoiding the real discussion — which is about Congress," he wrote on his website aimed at cleaning up big money in politics. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 10:12 PM

WATCH: Giant Wave Sweeps Woman Off Cliff

A tourist was taking pictures on a 40-foot-high cliff in Ireland last week when a huge wave swept her into the rocky surf below — and luckily, a student who captured her fall on video was able to run for help, NBC News reported. The woman was identified as Aparajita Gupta from India, who came with her mother to visit the remote, craggy Aran Islands off Ireland's western coast, the Irish Independent reported. After taking the video, Brian Smith, an American studying in Ireland, rushed with his fiancée to an area where they could get cellphone reception and call the coast guard. Gupta shattered her left ankle and suffered some cuts and bruises in the fall, but was otherwise okay and recovering in a nearby hospital. Read »
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 12:09 PM

"Toilet to Tap" Eyed as Calif. Drought Worsens

Some communities in Orange County, San Diego and Silicon Valley are expanding water recycling programs — nicknamed "toilet to tap" — as a historic drought forces a once-squeamish public to find new sources, NBC News reported. Several West Coast facilities, like San Jose's Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, process sewage wastewater and purify it into water suitable for industry, agriculture, construction and even drinking. "It's a drought-proof supply, and it's also a local supply," said Colleen Valles, a spokesperson for the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 7:55 PM

Cabin Pressure: New Airbus Jet Packs in Passengers

Airbus is designing its A380 Superjumbo jet to fit 11 seats in each economy row, a new configuration that will likely have passengers feeling the squeeze, NBC News reported. The company says the new 11-wide setup — an option for airlines starting in 2017 — is designed to help airlines lower costs, but consumer advocates have expressed concerns about customer comfort and safety. "How are we going to get out in case of an emergency," Charles Leocha, chairman of Travelers United, an advocacy group for consumer travelers told NBC News. "What's going to happen if something goes wrong?" Read »

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