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Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 12:09 AM

U.S. Hit by "Most Unusual Year" for Temperatures

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:31 PM

3 Dead as Tropical Storm Cristobal Lashes Caribbean

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Britain Identifies Man They Believe Killed James Foley

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:59 PM

American Held in Syria Freed After 2 Years

An American writer held captive in Syria for nearly two years has been released, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday, NBC News reported. Peter Theo Curtis was abducted by the al-Quaida affiliate in Syria, which has broken with the more radical Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. The release comes just days after the Islamist militant group ISIS beheaded American journalist James Foley and threatened to kill another American journalist in their custody, Steven Sotloff. Read »
Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Edinburgh Festival Focused on Scotland's Independence Vote

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:37 AM

Israel Mounts Airstrikes on Gaza as Rockets Fly From Syria

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 4:00 AM

Volcanic Eruption in Iceland Prompts Highest Aviation Alert

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:27 PM

1st British Ebola Victim Flown to England

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Tropical Storm Cristobal Heads for Bahamas

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:29 PM

China Rejects U.S. Claims That Jet Menaced Navy Plane

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Western Drought Literally Changing the Landscape

The record-breaking drought in the West has gotten so bad that it is changing the landscape of the region, NBC News reported. The area has lost some 62 trillion gallons of water since 2013, causing the parched earth to rise. Californians get up to 60 percent of their water during drought years from below the ground, meaning wells are being dug deeper and deeper. "Groundwater levels in many areas of the state are well below their historical lows of record all ready," said Jeanne Jones of the California Dept. of Water Resources. Read »
Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 11:28 PM

White House Officials Will Attend Michael Brown Funeral

Three White House officials will attend the funeral of Michael Brown on Monday, a White House official told NBC News. The news comes as calm returned to Ferguson, Missouri this week, although some are worried that unrest might follow Brown's funeral on Monday, when thousands are expected to pay their respects and demand justice for the teen, who was shot and killed on Aug. 9 by a Ferguson police officer. The shooting death of Brown sparked nationwide protests over police brutality. Brown’s funeral will be at 10 a.m. local time at Friendly Temple Missionary Church in St. Louis. Read »
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Obama Orders Review of Police Militarization

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 6:42 PM

30 Killed in Iraq Bombs a Day After Mosque Attack

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Russian Trucks in Aid Convoy Leave Eastern Ukraine