New developments in disappearance of Hannah Graham
Authorities searched across an area near where remains were found over the weekend.
10/21/2014 - 01:23 AM
Iran acts as nuclear deadline approaches
The International Atomic Energy Agency evaluates Iran's recent moves.
10/21/2014 - 01:36 AM
Update on Thomas Eric Duncan’s fiancée
Health officials declared Louise Troh Ebola-free on Monday and gave her the all-clear to resume her life, but she'll do so without long-lost love Thomas Eric Duncan.
10/21/2014 - 12:42 AM
43 students still missing in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.
10/21/2014 - 12:25 AM
Clown that terrorized rural France captured
Béthune (France) (AFP) - The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France.
10/20/2014 - 11:58 PM
Oscar Pistorius to learn his fate on Tuesday
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
10/20/2014 - 11:32 PM
Kerry seeks Asian help against IS
State chief met Asia-Pacific leaders Monday, including from countries with large Muslim populations.
10/20/2014 - 11:53 PM
Smogathon: Beijing Marathon held despite 'hazardous' air quality
Critics are blasting the decision by officials in China to stage the Beijing Marathon on Sunday despite conditions deemed hazardous by health officials.
10/20/2014 - 11:53 PM
As violence continues, Nigerian elders question Boko Haram 'cease-fire'
Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's government may have negotiated a supposed ceasefire with only one faction of Boko Haram, an influential regional group has said, as violence continued unabated in the far northeast.
10/21/2014 - 01:44 AM
Another Baghdad bombing wave: 33 feared dead
BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group.
10/20/2014 - 11:30 PM
U.S. keeps up airstrike stream against Islamic State
Six strikes at militants near Syrian border town Kobani, six with coalition in Iraq near Fallujah, Pentagon says.
10/20/2014 - 10:24 PM
Search for mystery submarine deepens
Stockholm (AFP) - The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War.
10/21/2014 - 01:34 AM
Libyan militant pleads not guilty in attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
10/21/2014 - 12:07 AM
Dr. Nancy Snyderman's Ebola credibility issues
NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor.
10/20/2014 - 10:06 PM
Ebola-stricken nurse's family defends her Ohio trip
The family of Ebola-infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is defending her from critics who say she was careless in traveling to Ohio knowing she might have been potentially exposed to the deadly virus — and traveling back after developing symptoms.
10/20/2014 - 08:41 PM
Bodies of 7 women found in Indiana
Man confessed to killing one, found strangled at motel; led investigators to least three others.
10/21/2014 - 12:57 AM
Chardon woman, kidnapped by Ariel Castro, learns forgiveness
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.
10/20/2014 - 09:27 PM
UN says Nigeria is Ebola-free
By Camillus Eboh and Angela Ukomadu ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States and Spain. Caught unawares when a diplomat arrived with the disease from Liberia, authorities were alerted by Doctor Ameyo Adadevoh, who diagnosed it, kept him in hospital despite protests from him and his government and later died from Ebola herself. ...
10/21/2014 - 12:48 AM
Major cleanup after 'riot,' dozens of arrests at pumpkin festival
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after violent parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries.
10/20/2014 - 08:43 PM
Expelled Nazis got millions in U.S. Social Security
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.
10/20/2014 - 08:45 PM
House Dems raise $17M in September, spend $37M
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite long odds of toppling Republicans' majority, House Democrats' campaign committee raised $16.7 million last month and began October with more than $34 million for the final weeks before Election Day, officials said Monday.
10/20/2014 - 11:08 PM
Major Ebola update in Nigeria
By Camillus Eboh and Angela Ukomadu ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States and Spain. Caught unawares when a diplomat arrived with the disease from Liberia, authorities were alerted by Doctor Ameyo Adadevoh, who kept him in her hospital despite protests from him and his government, and later herself died from the disease. ...
10/20/2014 - 10:37 PM
New Hampshire town's recovery from violent pumpkin festival
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The governor urged the state's colleges and universities to punish students involved in violent parties near Keene's annual pumpkin festival that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries over the weekend.
10/20/2014 - 09:55 PM
Syria's Kurdish fighters: U.S. arms drop will 'help greatly'
Kurdish fighters also say they hope to receive additional assistance.
10/20/2014 - 05:38 PM
Ebola fear ends for dozens on U.S. watch lists
DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worries about a possible Ebola infection ended for dozens of people on watch lists in the United States on Monday but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United States, were cleared overnight of twice-daily monitoring after 21 days of showing no symptoms, the state health department said, while another 120 were still on watch lists. ...
10/21/2014 - 12:44 AM
Thousand potential jurors to be called for Boston bomb trial
By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - At least 1,000 potential jurors will be screened for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said on Monday, after attorneys for both sides asked for a wide-ranging jury search. The process of picking the 12 jurors and six alternates who will hear the case against Tsarnaev is meant to begin on Nov. 3 and last about a week, according to attorneys for both sides who last month requested a pool of 2,000 potential jurors. ...
10/21/2014 - 01:00 AM
U.S. airdrops arms to Kurdish forces
Military planes provide ammunition and medical aid to troops fighting the Islamic State.
10/20/2014 - 11:34 AM
Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas
DALLAS (AP) — About 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people in Dallas who had the disease, Texas health officials said Monday.
10/20/2014 - 11:06 PM
Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars
Washington (AFP) - A comet the size of a small mountain and about as solid as a pile of talcum powder whizzed past Mars, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.
10/20/2014 - 02:44 PM
Comet buzzes Mars in once-in-a-lifetime encounter
A comet zoomed by Mars today (Oct. 19) in an extremely rare close encounter that scientists billed as a "once-in-a-lifetime" event that may help researchers better understand the earliest days of our solar system. At the time of closest approach, the comet barreled by at 126,000 mph (203,000 km/h) relative to the Red Planet, NASA officials said. It is incredible luck that it is saving us the trouble of going to it, as it flies by Mars, which is being explored by seven active robots," Mark Lemmon of Texas A&M University, a camera team member for NASA's Curiosity and Opportunity Mars rovers, said in a statement. Planetary scientist David Grinspoon, who tracked Comet Siding Spring flyby in real-time during a live webcast by the Slooh Community Observatory, compared the significance of the event with the epic impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter in 1994.
10/20/2014 - 04:05 AM
Manning breaks Favre's NFL record for TD passes
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with No. 509. He didn't stop there, either.
10/20/2014 - 09:00 PM
Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early
By Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election. ...
10/20/2014 - 05:57 AM
Hunt for clues in Hannah Graham case
Virginia authorities comb an area near where human remains were discovered.
10/20/2014 - 04:49 AM
Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram 'truce' breached
By Tim Cocks LAGOS (Reuters) - - A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents. Nigeria's armed forces chief Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh announced the ceasefire on Friday to enable the release of the girls, who were abducted from the remote northeastern village of Chibok in April. ...
10/19/2014 - 09:46 PM
Dutch MH17 relative visits Ukraine crash site
The Hague (AFP) - A Dutch relative of a victim of downed flight MH17 has travelled to the crash site in eastern Ukraine to search for the remains of his missing cousin, Dutch television reported Sunday.
10/20/2014 - 03:26 AM
U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines, watch lists to shrink
By Erwin Seba GALVESTON Texas (Reuters) - The United States will issue strict new guidelines telling American health workers to cover their skin and hair when dealing with Ebola patients, a top health official said on Sunday, while some of the dozens of people being watched for possible exposure to the virus are expected to be cleared. In Texas, a lab worker who spent much of a Caribbean holiday cruise in isolation tested negative for the deadly virus and left the Carnival Magic liner with other passengers after it docked at Galveston early on Sunday morning. ...
10/20/2014 - 05:39 AM
S. Korea: 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said. There were no reports of injuries or property damage, but the 10 minutes of shooting highlighted rising tensions between the divided countries.
10/19/2014 - 08:52 PM
Hopes fade for 40 missing after Nepal blizzard
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hopes faded on Sunday for survivors of one of Nepal's worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government officials for as many as 40 people missing after an unseasonal blizzard killed 39. More than 500 people have been rescued from a route popular with foreign adventure tourists that circles Annapurna, the world's tenth-tallest peak. The survivors included 230 foreigners. Rescuers turned to villagers familiar with the rugged, snow-clad terrain to help look for stranded trekkers. ...
10/19/2014 - 07:48 PM
Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town
By Humeyra Pamuk URFA Turkey (Reuters) - The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday. Islamic State, which controls much of Syria and Iraq, fired 44 mortars at Kurdish parts of the town on Saturday and some of the shells fell inside nearby Turkey, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It said four more mortars were fired on Sunday. The month-long battle for Kobani has ebbed and flowed. ...
10/20/2014 - 12:13 AM
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