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Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 4:39 PM

Prisoner Released in Bergdahl Exchange Tried to Reconnect With Taliban

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 7:33 AM

Man Used Fake Gun to Invade Dutch TV Studio

A man wielding a fake gun was arrested Thursday after he got past security and into the studios of Dutch national TV, where he demanded air time before being arrested, the network said. The 19-year-old, claiming to be part of a team of hackers, alleged that radioactive explosives were placed around the city and would be detonated if he wasn't allowed to go on the air. An official told the Dutch news agency ANP that the man apparently was acting alone. He is being held on suspicion of making a threat, possession of a weapon and taking a hostage.The incident led to the cancellation of the evening newscast, with the message "One moment please" airing on Nederlandse Omroep Stichting, or NOS, the Netherlands' public broadcaster, for more than a half-hour. Read »
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Sony's $1,200 Walkman is Ready for Pre-Order

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:54 PM

Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:50 AM

U.Va. President Responds to Frat Party Controversy

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:54 AM

Man Fatally Shoots Friend While Acting Out Rap Lyrics

A 22-year-old in Florida was charged with manslaughter on Tuesday after shooting his friend while listening to a rap song, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, NBC News reported. Rodney Clay Patrick Jr. and Douglas Trey Winslow were listening to rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s song “Bustin’ At ‘Em” at Patrick’s home in Merritt Island on Monday evening when the shooting took place, police told NBC station WESH. While acting along to some of the lyrics, which include “ain’t no talkin’, homie, I’m jus’ bustin’ at ‘em” along with gunshot noises, Patrick picked up what he thought was an unloaded gun and pointed it at Winslow, discharging the firearm. Patrick was also charged with tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance. Read »
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Hostage in Sydney Siege Killed by Police Gunfire: Officials

One of the hostages who died in the 16-hour siege at a Lindt chocolate cafe in Sydney, Australia, last month was killed by police bullets as officers stormed the cafe, coroner's officials confirmed Thursday. Katrina Dawson, a barrister, was struck six times with officers bullets, one of which hit a major blood vessel and was fatal, a coroner's inquest was told. The inquest was launched to establish the sequence of events and determine whether the police response was appropriate and whether the deaths of Dawson and Johnson could have been prevented. Tori Johnson, the cafe's manager, was shot in the back of the head by Man Haron Monis, the self-styled Islamic cleric who took 17 hostages before he was killed in the police assault Dec. 16. Read »
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:36 AM

Malaysia Declares Missing Jet an "Accident"

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:16 AM

Co-Pilot Was Flying AirAsia Jet Before Crash: Investigators

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:33 AM

New Audio Gives Sunset Deadline for ISIS Hostage Swap

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 4:40 PM

SpaceX Animated Video Depicts the Future of Reusable Rockets

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 4:38 PM

Alabama Judge Faces Ethics Complaint for Gay Marriage Letter

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 7:53 PM

15 Chemicals Linked to Early Menopause

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 4:07 PM

Twitter Terror: Nearly 20 Threats Against Planes Since Saturday

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 2:18 AM

Sorority Sisters Asked to Skip UVA Frat Parties for Their "Safety"

A backlash is brewing on the campus of the University of Virginia, where sorority women have been asked to skip fraternity parties this weekend to protect their "safety and well-being." In a Jan. 20 letter to 16 UVA sororities, national sorority leaders encouraged members not to participate in activities related to "men's bid night" on Saturday and to instead plan alternative "sisterhood events" with 100 percent participation. The letter prompted angry responses from students who felt the request treated them as untrustworthy and undermined efforts to reduce the threat of sexual violence. Read »

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