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Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Powdered Alcohol's Debut Scuttled, Approvals Yanked

Don't get too excited. Powdered alcohol may still be a thing of the future despite a report last week that the product, dubbed Palcohol by its maker, had gotten federal approval. The maker of the so-called "instant cocktail" yanked its license application and agreed to surrender its label approvals Monday, and a spokesman for the agency that had reportedly issued the approvals told The Associated Press they had been issued in error. Palcohol, according to its maker, is an encapsulated form of alcohol that dissolves in water to make an instant flavored drink. Read »
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 6:36 AM

High-Altitude Hibernation May Have Saved Teen Stowaway

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Syrian Regime Accused of Chlorine Gas Attacks

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Accused Gangster Dies After Being Shot Trying to Attack Witness: Feds

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Biden Heads to Ukraine Amid Violence

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 10:32 AM

"Murderous Behavior": S. Korea President Blasts Captain

South Korea's president accused the captain and crew of the country's sunken ferry of "unforgivable, murderous behavior," NBC News reported. As of Monday morning, at least 87 people were confirmed dead and around 215 were still missing. Read »
Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 5:48 AM

Boy Scouts Tells Church It Can't Host Troop With Gay Leader

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 5:02 AM

Missing Jet: Robo-Sub Covers Two-Thirds of Search Area

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Doctors Prescribing Codeine to Kids Despite Known Risks

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 10:05 AM

21 Injured When Car Plows Into Fla. Church

A car slammed into a Florida church packed for an Easter service on Sunday evening, injuring 21 people, officials said. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash at Second Haitian Baptist Church in Fort Myers, officials said. It happened at about 8 p.m. Victims were taken to hospitals, though there did not appear to be any life-threatening injuries. Read »
Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Families Wait in Agony as Korean Ferry Death Toll Rises

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Air Strikes Target Qaeda Militants in Yemen

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Malaysia Airlines Jet Turns Back After Malfunction

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Boston Boosts Police Force Ahead of Marathon

Law enforcement officials were working around the clock to make sure Monday's Boston Marathon is safe, employing a mobile command unit, doubling the number of plainclothes officers and bringing more bomb-sniffing dogs and even robots, NBC News reported. Last year's race was devastated by the finish-line bombings that killed three people and injured 275 others. Read »
Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Confusion Turned Deadly as S. Korea Ferry Sank

A newly released transcript from the ferry that sank off South Korea shows the confusion in the half hour between the first distress call and the evacuation, NBC News reported. The transcript shows that a crew member repeatedly asked Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) whether passengers would be rescued if they abandoned the ferry. But that followed several statements from the ship that it was impossible for people aboard to even move and another in which it said it was "impossible to broadcast" instructions. The confirmed death toll from the ferry rose to 64 on Sunday and about 240 people are still missing. Read »