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Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:35 PM

"Jihadi John" Suspect Escaped U.K. in Truck: Sources

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:04 PM

WATCH: World's Oldest Woman Celebrates 117 Years

Japan's Misao Okawa, the oldest woman alive, celebrated Wednesday on the eve of her 117th birthday, reports CNBC's Tyler Mathisen. Read »
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 7:50 PM

Youth Joining ISIS to Rebel, Ex-Hostage Says

Muslim youth are joining ISIS as a way to rebel against their parents and because there's "nothing better" available to them, a French journalist and former ISIS hostage told NBC News. "You know, 20 to 40 years ago, when a youngster wanted to rebel against his parents, he would say, 'Oh, you're bothering me, and I'm going to Kathmandu and I'm going to smoke a joint,'" Nicolas Henin told NBC News. "Nowadays, if youngsters want to rebel against their parents, they will just go to Syria to fight." The influx of youth — Henin calls them "lost guys" — has swelled the ranks of the Islamist terrorist group to some 31,000 fighters, NBC News reported. Read »
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 7:24 PM

"Highly Toxic": Holder Slams Ferguson Police for Racism

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, disproportionately targeted blacks, creating a "highly toxic environment defined by mistrust and resentment" that primed the city to burst like a "powder keg" when unarmed black teen Michael Brown was killed last year by Officer Darren Wilson, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday. In unveiling the findings of two Justice Department investigations on Wednesday, Holder agreed with a local grand jury's decision to not indict Wilson, stressing that "Michael Brown's death, though a tragedy, did not involve prosecutable conduct on the part of Officer Wilson." But Holder excoriated the Ferguson Police Department for what he called illegal practices, including constitutional violations, money-grubbing tactics, and excessive and dangerous use of force disproportionately targeted against African Americans. Ferguson PD fired one officer and suspended two others over racist emails uncovered in the investigation, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said Wednesday. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch TEXTlater said in a press conference that he didn't feel any need to be vindicated by the Justice Department's decision. McCulloch admitted, however, that "we've all got a long way to go to restore and to build that trust in the community." Read »
Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 at 6:45 AM

Ferguson Cop Fired, 2 Suspended for Racist Emails

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 at 6:08 AM

U.S. Envoy to S. Korea in Stable Condition After Knife Attack

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed in the face and arm by a knife-wielding man Thursday morning local time in Seoul, NBC News reported. The envoy was on his way to attend a morning lecture in central Seoul when the attack took place. Lippert, 42, was rushed to a local hospital where he underwent a successful three-hour surgery Thursday morning and was was reported to be in stable condition, Yonsei Severance Hospital chief Chung Nam-sik told reporters. The assailant, identified as 55-year-old Kim Ki-jong was tackled and arrested at the scene. President Obama and Secretary Kerry called Lippert after the attack to offer well wishes and a "speedy recovery." Read »
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 5:24 PM

Opposition to Gay Marriage Regains Ground in Alabama

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Hillary Clinton: "Release My Emails"

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes for Saying Being Gay a Choice

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 3:04 PM

Iran FM: We Believe We Are "Very Close" to Nuke Deal

Iran's foreign minister told NBC News Wednesday his country has no intention of building a nuclear weapon, and the sooner the world recognizes that, the sooner there will be a deal aimed at curbing its nuclear capabilities in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Mohammad Javad told Ann Curry in an exclusive interview, Iran is "prepared to work round the clock in order to reach an agreement. We believe that we are very close, very close and we could be very far." He said "there are details that need to be worked out." Javad spoke a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared before the U.S. Congress, warning against a deal, which he said "paves Iran's path to the bomb." Read »
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Senate Fails to Override Obama's Keystone Pipeline Veto

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Feds May Take New Look at Buddy Holly Crash

The Feb. 3, 1959 plane crash that killed rock stars Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson may get another look from federal investigators following pleas from a New England man who believes that blame was focused too heavily on the pilot, NBC News reported. L.J. Coon petitioned the National Transportation Safety Board to review the crash, according to a report in the Globe-Gazette, a newspaper published in North Iowa where the plane went down. Coon, who is a pilot, argued that the agency ought to take a look at other factors like the plane's weight, balance, and rate of climb and descent, the newspaper reported. The NTSB responded in a Feb. 19 letter saying it would look into his claims. Read »
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 5:54 PM

"Searing" DOJ Report: Ferguson PD Targeted Blacks

A "searing" Justice Department report has found police in Ferguson, Missouri, disproportionately targeted blacks, creating a "highly toxic environment defined by mistrust and resentment," Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday as he unveiled the report. The agency has also announced it won't prosecute former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests. The decision in the Aug. 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution. Wilson, who has said Brown struck him in the face and reached for his gun during a tussle, also had been cleared by a Missouri grand jury in November and later resigned from the department. Read »
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Pakistan Only Country Still Spreading Polio: WHO

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Wanted Ohio Man Caught After Taunting Cops on Facebook

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