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Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Saddam's Deputy Killed Near Tikrit: Iraqi Officials

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 8:14 AM

Idaho Cliff Crash Hero: “I Had to Get Him Out”

A construction worker who rescued a man from his sport-utility vehicle as it dangled over the edge of an Idaho cliff says he didn't hesitate. "I knew I had to get him out of the car," Jason Warnock, 29, told NBC News on Thursday, a day after the dramatic rescue. Warnock was in Lewiston, driving the road below the crash at around 8 a.m. when he saw a log on the road. Looking up, he saw a 2000 GMC Yukon teetering over the edge of the 30-foot drop — held in place by a chain link fence. He ran up the road and to a pedestrian bridge to reach the vehicle. The driver, 23-year-old Mathew Sitko, eventually rolled down the passenger side window and Warnock was able to pull him to safety. "I think maybe God ... put me here at the right time," Warnock remembers telling Sitko. Read »
Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 8:11 AM

Okla. Deputy: "I Had No Desire to Take a Life"

The Oklahoma reserve sheriff's deputy who shot a man dead, after he says he mistakenly grabbed for his gun instead of his Taser, told the "Today" show Friday that he had no desire to take a life. Robert Bates, who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a man suspected of trying to sell a gun to an undercover cop, told Matt Lauer the shooting was "number one on my list of things in my life that I regret." In video of the encounter, Bates can be heard yelling, "Taser! Taser!" and then saying, "I shot him! I'm sorry!" The thought that crossed his mind just after he realized what he had done, he said: "Oh, my God, what has happened?" Bates said that while he keeps the Taser and gun in different spots on his body, the laser light on each is the same. "This was not an intentional thing," he said. Read »
Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 8:40 AM

Inside the Minds of Jihadis Born in America

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 6:36 AM

Al-Qaida Seizes Yemen Airport, Military Base and Oil Terminal

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 7:47 AM

Sleep Apnea Linked to Early Alzheimer's Onset: Study

Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked earlier diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in medical journal Neurology, NBC News reported. New York University researchers reviewed the medical histories of 2,470 people aged 55 to 90 who had participated in an earlier study designed to look for markers of Alzheimer's disease. At the outset, study volunteers were categorized as being free of memory and thinking problems, or in the early stages of mild cognitive impairment, or with Alzheimer's disease. Patients with sleep apnea were, on average, diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) nearly 10 years earlier than those who didn't suffer from breathing problems, researchers found. The timespan for developing Alzheimer's also seemed to speed up, on average, by five years sooner than sound sleepers. Read »
Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 7:33 AM

Five Dead After Family Dispute "Gone Terribly Wrong"

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 7:35 AM

Grand Jury Indicts Kansas Man in Fort Riley Bomb Plot

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:13 AM

Robert Durst Wants the $161,000 Authorities Seized in New Orleans Arrest

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 10:07 PM

Woman Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Aganist NFL Prospect Jameis Winston

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 8:20 PM

Pro-Russian Journalist Killed by Two Gunmen in Kiev, Ukraine

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 7:14 PM

"Fast-Track" Granted for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 6:14 PM

Lawmakers Have Security Questions After Gyrocopter Landing

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 1:55 AM

"I'm Stuck In This Plane": Napping Worker Trapped in Jet's Cargo Called 911

The airport worker who woke up from a nap and found himself trapped in the baggage compartment of an airborne jet called 911 in a panic from the belly of Alaska Airlines Flight 448 this week, NBC News reported. In the 911 call, released earlier Thursday, the man never makes it clear to a confused but persistent female operator that he's an airport worker trapped in the plane's sealed baggage hold. "I'm inside a plane. I feel like it's moving in the air," he tells the operator. "Flight 448. Can you please tell somebody stop it?" The man told NBC News Thursday in a brief phone interview that he feels "good" and was back working as a contract employee at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. A spokeswoman for Alaska Airlines told NBC News that he had been permanently barred from working for the airline. Read »
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Senate Stops Tennessee Plan to Make Bible "Official" Book

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