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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Bird Flu Spreading in U.S. May Be From Asia: Experts

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 6:31 PM

Ex-Police Chief Says Resignation Over Family's Safety Not Race

A former Parma, Missouri, police chief, one of six municipal employees who resigned after the election of the town's first black female mayor, said concern over family safety was her reason for leaving and not the race of the mayor. Trish Cohen told NBC News she stepped down after 10 years as Parma's top cop because she felt newly elected Mayor Tyus Byrd didn't appear to support the police force. Cohen said she had negative experiences with Byrd's relatives and claims they were posting home addresses for herself and Assistant Police Chief Rich Medley on social media — making them feel unsafe. "We put our families' safety before anyone else," said Cohen. Medley said he quit because he had heard Byrd planned on firing the officers. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Benghazi Report May Be Delayed Until Midst Of Presidential Campaign

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Oskar Groening Trial: Auschwitz Survivor Recounts Horrors

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Saudi-Led Coalition Launches Air Strikes In Yemen

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 4:43 PM

Boy, 2, Dies After Drunk Dad Left Him in Hot Car: Cops

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Endorsement or No, Koch Has Backed Walker Before

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 7:31 AM

EU Hits Russia's Gazprom With Antitrust Charges

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 6:47 AM

Baby Saved After Pregnant Mother Accidentally Killed by Husband

Doctors managed to safely deliver a baby whose mother was accidentally run over and killed by her husband in Houston, NBC News reported. Houston Police said the baby's mother was arguing with her husband over car repairs, NBC affiliate KPRC reported. As the pregnant woman was holding onto the driver's side door of the Honda sedan, her husband started driving away. When she slipped and fell, he unintentionally ran her over, police said. The 36-week-old baby is reportedly in stable condition, KPRC reported. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Would-Be Terrorist Shot Himself in Leg: French Officials

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 7:28 AM

"Radioactive Drone" Lands on Japanese PM's Office

A drone with trace amounts of radiation — but no explosives — landed on the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office on Wednesday, NBC News reported. Security staff at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office discovered the drone around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday local time (8:20 p.m. Tuesday ET), and dispatched a bomb squad to examine the 1.7-foot-long drone, police said. The drone carried a warning sticker with minute traces of radiation, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported, citing a police source. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 8:41 AM

Stranded Cruise Limps to Port as Deadly Storm Whips Australia

A powerful storm off Australia's east coast buffeted a stranded cruise ship with 30-foot waves for more than a day, leaving thousands of passengers stranded at sea for more than a day before it finally limped back to shore early Wednesday. Passengers described a "horrific" scene on board, with glasses and teacups blowing through cabins and smashing against walls and with "chairs just turned like lollipops." The storm was battering Sydney and nearby cities for the third day Wednesday, inflicting millions of dollars in property damage, shutting down Sydney Harbor and even killing three people, Reuters reported. The cyclonic storm has washed away houses, cut off electricity to more than 200,000 homes and stranded a cruise ship off the coast in huge seas. And the damage could get worse: meteorologists warn a second clump of storms is massing off the coast, packing gale-force winds that can knock down trees and power lines. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 3:46 AM

Ctrl-Alt-Delete: Man Shoots Computer 8 Times

It wasn't the "blue screen of death," but it had the same effect: A Colorado Springs man was so frustrated with "fighting his computer" that he took the machine into a back alley and shot it eight times, NBC News reported. Lucas Hinch, 37, got a municipal violation for firing his 9mm inside city limits, according to a police report titled, "Man Kills His Computer." Colorado Springs Police and noted that Hinch "effectively disabled" the Dell desktop, and posted a picture of the bullet-riddled machine on the department's Twitter and Facebook pages. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 3:06 AM

1 Dead, 20 Sick With Botulism Symptoms After Potluck

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Fugitive Turns Himself in for Prison Health Care