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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Ukrainian President: Russian Forces Fighting Beside Rebels

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:39 PM

W. Africa Ebola Outbreak Could Infect Over 20K, WHO Says

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 5:34 AM

American Hostage's Mom's Video "Brilliant," Experts Say

Terrorism experts told NBC News that the video of an American mother asking the leader of ISIS to release her son was carefully worded and tactically smart. Shirley Sotloff asked Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to free her son Steven, a journalist she said was reporting on “the suffering of Muslims at the hand of tyrants.” This description invokes a powerful idea in Islam, said a director at a security consulting company, adding that “it’s a brilliant move.” ISIS has threatened to kill him unless the U.S. ends airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq. Read »
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:48 AM

4 Dead After Plane Crashes Near New Mexico Fairground

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:41 PM

1st Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:41 PM

FBI Investigates Hack on U.S. Banks

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Militants Release Interview With U.S. Suicide Bomber

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Hurricanes Kick up Heavy Surf Along Coasts

Hurricanes Marie and Cristobal were moving away from land but kicking up dangerous surfs and closing businesses and ports along both U.S. coasts on Wednesday, NBC News reported. Surfers have been flocking to SoCal beaches to ride the waves created by Hurricane Marie, an "extremely rare" storm for this time of year, according to Orange County fire Capt. Steve Concialdi. The hurricanes have been blamed for four deaths, including a surfer who was killed by strong waves near Malibu, California on Tuesday. Read »
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Top Cop in Ferguson: "We're Headed to a Good Place"

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Russia Directing New Offensive in Ukraine: U.S.

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Are American Jihadists a Threat to the U.S.?

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 9:05 PM

2nd American Jihadist Killed in Syria: Report

The State Department is investigating reports that a second American citizen was killed last weekend in Syria in the same fight that killed Douglas McAuthur McCain, a U.S. citizen who joined ISIS, NBC News reported. Read »
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Site of Shooting Range Tragedy a Popular Tourist Attraction

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM

U.S. Hostage's Mom to ISIS: "Please Release My Child"

The mother of an American journalist held by ISIS pleaded with his captors on Wednesday to spare his life and “please release my child," NBC News reported. In a video message, Shirley Sotloff directly addressed the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and asked him to show mercy on her son, Steven. “As a mother,” she said, “I ask you to be merciful and not punish my son for matters he has no control over.” ISIS militants threatened Steven Sotloff’s life last week in the same video in which an ISIS fighter beheaded James Foley, another American journalist. Read »
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM

National Guard Fighter Jet Crashes in Va.