• Afghanistan December 20, 2018 11:46 pm

    Read Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' Resignation Letter

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is resigning from the Trump administration at the end of February so President Donald Trump can have someone in the role with views on defense that are closey aligned with his own. Mattis told Trump he has “the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours” on subjects like how...

  • United States June 8, 2018 1:13 pm

    Kia Recalls Over 500K Vehicles; Air Bags May Not Inflate

    Kia is recalling over a half-million vehicles in the U.S. because the air bags may not work in a crash. The recall apparently is related to federal investigation into air bag failures in Kia and partner Hyundai vehicles that were linked to four deaths. Vehicles covered by the recall include 2010 through 2013 Forte compact cars and 2011 through 2013...

  • Donald Trump April 27, 2018 2:28 pm

    Defiant Syrians Say West Hasn't Shaken Their Resolve

    Hundreds of Syrians poured into the streets of Damascus on Saturday, dancing and chanting in defiance of what they called the West’s “failure” to shake their nation’s resolve with airstrikes that jolted the capital only hours earlier. The demonstrations in support of President Bashar Assad were carried live on state TV, which also reported that Syrian air defenses had intercepted...

  • NBC March 19, 2018 5:42 pm

    South Korea in 360°

    The Olympics are an opportunity for a host country to showcase its athletes, but also its culture. In 2018, all eyes are on South Korea and its rich history. NBC takes you beyond the displays at the opening and closing ceremonies, and into Seoul, Gangneung province and the Demilitarized Zone.

  • United States March 19, 2018 1:21 pm

    Domracheva, Belarus Handle Heavy Winds to Win Biathlon Relay

    Darya Domracheva grabbed the Belarusian flag and headed to the finish line looking to celebrate her team’s gold-winning performance in the 4×6-kilometer relay. Then a funny thing happened. A huge gust of wind whipped the red and green flag from the pole she was carrying in her hands and landed way behind her in the snow. Domracheva looked back at...

  • China March 19, 2018 6:12 pm

    Host Nation Stunned on Last Day of Short Track Speedskating in Pyeongchang

    The final night of short track speedskating featured three finals, and South Korea had given itself the best chance possible to win all of them. But the host nation was unable to equal its record of six short track gold medals, set at the 2006 Turin Games, as a dominant performance in the men’s 500m won gold for China and...

  • NBC March 19, 2018 2:24 pm

    Who Is Nikolas Cruz, the Florida High School Shooting Suspect?

    A former student accused of killing over a dozen of students, and injuring multiple others, at a Florida high school showed signs of erratic behavior, according to students who spoke to NBC 6. Nikolas Cruz, 19, was captured by police about three-quarters of a mile from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shortly after he opened fire.

  • Canada March 19, 2018 1:16 pm

    Pyeongchang Games by the Numbers: Team USA, South Korea Secure First Gold Medals and Other Olympic Excitement

    South Korea won its first medal of the Pyeongchang Games, fierce winds upset the Alpine skiing schedule and other sports provided drama from the Olympics. Here’s a look at the 2018 Winter Games by the numbers.

  • Canada March 19, 2018 5:40 pm

    Red Gerard Wins Gold in Men's Snowboard Slopestyle

    After two disappointing runs, Red Gerard came back to earn gold for the US in men’s snowboard slopestyle. It was Team USA’s first medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

  • United States March 19, 2018 1:17 pm

    Earthquake Shakes South Korea 105 Miles South of Pyeongchang

    An earthquake occurred in the city of Pohang, South Korea, about 105 miles south of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games host city of Pyeongchang, on Sunday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said it expects minor damage, possibly cracks on walls and things falling off shelves, around the epicenter. There is no tsunami warning, the USGS said. There was no report...

  • Donald Trump February 6, 2018 6:14 am

    House Panel's Interview With Bannon Delayed Again: Sources

    The former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, was scheduled to be interviewed behind closed doors Tuesday by the House intelligence committee, but the meeting has now been delayed. Republican congressman Mike Conaway of Texas said earlier that Bannon was under active subpoena and scheduled to appear as part of the committee’s investigation into Russian election interference. But...

  • Shannon Ho February 3, 2018 8:14 am

    Girl Power: Spice Girls Confirm Plans to Work Together Again

    The Spice Girls have confirmed plans to work together for the first time in six years, though details of the projects remain undisclosed.

  • United States January 17, 2018 12:19 am

    Ex-CIA Officer Arrested, Charged With Keeping Documents

    A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was arrested Monday night after arriving at JFK International Airport. He made an initial appearance Tuesday in federal court in New York, but will face charges in northern Virginia, where the CIA...

  • spokesman January 16, 2018 7:47 pm

    Minneapolis Improves Connectivity to Prepare for Super Bowl

    Minneapolis has the signal strength, data speed and reliability to handle the onslaught of service demands that come with hosting a Super Bowl, according to a wireless coverage mapping company. OpenSignal said the metro area has been performing well in similar studies for years, KSTP-TV reported. “Our city is the Midwest’s premier tech hub and quickly becoming a serious player...

  • United States January 15, 2018 11:26 pm

    7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Peru's Coast; At Least 1 Dead

    A powerful earthquake struck off Peru’s coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, killing at least one person and leaving dozens injured, officials said. The earthquake destroyed 63 homes, displacing about 130 people, and it injured 65 people, Peru’s Chief of Civil Defense Jorge Chavez said. The sole fatality was man killed when he was crushed by...

  • New York January 23, 2018 1:13 pm

    Aziz Ansari Responds to Sexual Misconduct Allegation

    Aziz Ansari late Sunday confirmed an encounter with an anonymous woman who accused the comedian of sexual assault on the website babe.net, and said that it was “by all indications completely consensual.” Ansari said he was “surprised and concerned” after he received text messages from the woman which said his behavior made her uncomfortable.

  • social media January 14, 2018 9:14 am

    South Africa Party Storms H&M Stores Over Monkey Shirt Ad

    Members of a South African opposition party stormed into some H&M stores across the country on Saturday to protest a promotional image of a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle.” Local media reports said the Economic Freedom Fighters urged shopping malls to evict the Swedish clothing retailer, which has apologized after an outcry...

  • United States January 14, 2018 9:16 am

    Federal Agency Returns to Accepting Requests Under DACA

    Citizenship and Immigration Services says it’s resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and who remain in the country illegally. The decision comes four days after a federal judge, in a nod to pending lawsuits, temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision...

  • China January 12, 2018 3:54 am

    Thailand Seizes Large Elephant Tusks Worth Over $450,000

    Thai authorities have seized 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport. The haul from Nigeria consisted of the tusks and 31 tusk fragments that were seized Jan. 5 after the cargo was flagged by officials. The tusks were destined for China where there is a...

  • United States January 9, 2018 8:28 pm

    Toyota, Honda Add 1M Vehicles to Takata Air Bag Recalls

    Toyota and Honda are recalling more than 1 million additional vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective and potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The new recalls come after Takata revealed that another 3.3 million inflators are defective.

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