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FBI Agents Posed as Repairmen to Ensnare Alleged Gambling Ring

Lawyers are crying foul after FBI agents went undercover as computer repairmen in a July sting to catch members of an illegal betting ring operating out of a high-roller suite at a Las Vegas casino, NBC News reported. Agents cut off Internet access to the room of 50-year-old Malaysian millionaire Paul Phua and entered as repairmen to gather evidence against him and his son, later accusing them of taking millions of dollars in bets on the World Cup. Phua's defense attorney says police can't just trick their way into any private resident with solely a tip. Read »
5 hours ago

Why Scratching an Itch Really Does Make You Itch More

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine say the minor pain of scratching an itch produces serotonin, the "pleasure" hormone, which can then make you want to scratch even more. Read »
6 hours ago

Latte Without the Wait: Starbucks Plans Delivery Service

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 7:36 PM

GOP Gains Momentum Just Before Midterm Elections

With midterm elections just five days away, more and more polls are showing that Democrats are unlikely to keep control of the Senate, NBC News reported. "Republicans have about a two in three chance of winning the Senate," said Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. "They have so many advantages this year and their candidates are doing reasonably well." Most of the 13 states up for grabs are rural and Republican-leaning, and long-serving Democrats in four of them are retiring this year. To keep their hold on the Senate, Democrats will need a high minority turnout, said Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino. Read »
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 7:23 PM

911 Calls Released in Marysville High School Shooting

Authorities in Washington state on Thursday released 911 calls of the school shooting that left three students dead and three others injured at a high school north of Seattle last week, NBC News reported. "We are all in the cafeteria," a man said. A woman then asked: “Is the shooter down?” "Affirmative," the man replied. "Shooter is down," the woman said. Two students remained in critical condition and a third was "satisfactory" at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center, the hospital said. Read »
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Clashes at Jerusalem Holy Site

A holy site in Jerusalem — known to Muslims as the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to Jews as the Temple Mount — was the scene of intense conflict once again Thursday, ITN reported. Israeli activist Yehuda Glick, who campaigns for Jews to be given free access to the site, was shot in the chest in Jerusalem Wednesday night in an attempted assassination. Hours after Israeli authorities conducted a raid that resulted in the death of the man believed to have shot Glick, clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces erupted. Read »
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Hundreds Search for Survivors of Deadly Sri Lankan Mudslide

6 hours ago

Denver Teens Chatted With ISIS Recruiter, Report Says

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Israel Minister Makes IKEA Dig After Sweden Recognizes Palestine

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM

N.C. Man Who Tried to Join ISIS Pleads Guilty to Terrorism

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 6:43 PM

4 Dead, 5 Injured After Plane Crashes at Kansas Airport

A small plane crashed into a two-story building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas on Thursday, killing at least four people, including the pilot, and injuring five others, NBC News reported. An airport spokesman said "approximately" 100 people were in the FlightSafety International building at the time of the crash and officials said they believe everyone in the building has been accounted for. One witness said the plane was "just sitting on top of the building on fire" as a "black, hazy smoke" billowed into the air. The pilot of the plane reported losing engine power just after takeoff at around 10 a.m. ET and struck the roof of the building while trying to return to the runway, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Read »
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Sayreville Hazing Case: Did Race Play a Role?

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Brittany Maynard Says She May Stay a Little Longer

A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law said in a video released Wednesday night that she may live beyond Saturday, NBC News reported. Brittany Maynard planned to end her life Nov. 1 with a lethal prescription to spare herself and her family from the end stages of her terminal brain cancer. “If Nov. 2 has come along and I’ve passed, I hope my family is still proud of me,” Maynard said in the video. “And if Nov. 2 comes along and I’m still alive, I know that we’ll just still be moving forward as a family out of love for each other, and that the decision will come later.” Read »
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Millions in Eastern U.S. to Get Hit by Arctic Blast

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Israel Police Kill Palestinian Suspect in Jewish Activist Shooting

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