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Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:50 PM

Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama's Gay Marriage Ban

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Denver Woman Who Tried to Help ISIS Gets 4 Years

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Supreme Court to Take up Lethal Injections With Okla. Case

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Why ISIS and Al Qaeda Should Be Worried About New Saudi King

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 4:17 PM

Saudi Arabia's Line to Throne in Spotlight

Royal watchers already anticipated Prince Salman, King Abdullah's half brother, to take the throne after the king passed away. After Salman became the new monarch immediately, he elevated his youngest half brother, Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin, 69, as crown prince. To replace Muqrin, Salmon nominated his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef, 55, as deputy crown prince, having served as the oil-rich kingdom's interior minister since 2012. The hierarchy shuffling settles any question of succession in the royal family, with as many as 10,000 family members. Read »
Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 4:28 PM

8 GOP Presidential Hopefuls Head to Iowa Summit

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Stephen Hawking Has New Theory on Gravity Waves

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 1:47 PM

Saudi Prince: We'll Never See Oil at $100 Again

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 7:26 AM

Kentucky Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Multi-State Crime Spree

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 at 7:09 PM

Winter Double Whammy: First Storm Hits East Coast

Millions across the Northeast woke up to snow Saturday morning after an overnight storm, which was expected to last through the day, dropped several inches of snow in some parts, NBC News reported. The "front-end" of the storm had already delivered more than 5 inches of powder in areas of Connecticut and New Jersey, and more than 4 inches in New York City, according to Weather.com. Later Saturday into Sunday, the brunt of the storm is expected to bring between 6 to 10 inches of snow to parts of northern New England, including Providence, Rhode Island, Boston, and Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. A second storm Monday is set to bring more heavy snow to northern Virginia through southern New England. Read »
Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 8:18 AM

Deadline Passes With No Word on Fate of Japanese Hostages

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:18 AM

Thai Legislature Votes to Impeach Former Prime Minister

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 9:00 PM

Baker Faces Complaint for Refusing to Make Anti-Gay Cakes

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:40 AM

“Please Save Kenji’s Life”: Japanese Hostage's Mom Makes Final Plea

The mother of a Japanese journalist facing a possible Friday deadline for execution by ISIS, made an emotional appeal for the militant group to release her son, revealing he had recently become a father, NBC News reported. Junko Ishido said that the three days since ISIS released a video demanding $200 million for her son and another Japanese hostage have been "unbearably sad." "Time is running out," Kenji Goto's mother Junko Ishido told a news conference. "To the government of Japan: please save Kenji's life." Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said saving the men's lives is paramount but that Japan will not bow to terrorism. Read »
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 8:28 PM

Yemen Official: Country Is in an "Extremely Dangerous Moment"

Yemen is in an "extremely dangerous moment" after its U.S.-backed president, who fought against al Qaeda, resigned on Thursday, a Yemen official said, NBC News reported. "No one knows what's going on or what is coming," the official said. "It creates a vacuum and that is good for al Qaeda." President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who had been held captive in his home by rebels, said Thursday that he was relinquishing his position. The rebels have the popular support of Yemenis, who believe the current government is corrupt and too pro-American, but it's unlikely they'll have success trying to organize the government, the official said. Read »

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