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Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 4:32 AM

Car Bomb Kills 7 Near U.S. Embassy in Kabul

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 1:39 AM

1 in 5 Parents Endangers Kids in Cars: Survey

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Spreading Calif. Wildfires Destroy 100 Homes

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Obama on Ebola: "We Have to Act Fast"

President Obama has outlined new efforts in fighting the "global threat" of Ebola which include establishing a military command center in Liberia where American personnel will provide medical aid and supplies. In a statement given from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the president said "the world is looking to the United States and it is a responsibility we are prepared to embrace." The White House says it’ll involve up to 3,000 troops and more than $500 million in spending. Obama said Army major-general, Darryl A. Williams had already landed in Liberia to direct the push to build clinics, distribute supplies and train health care workers. Read »
Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Expect More 9.0 Megaquakes: Study

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Escaped Ohio School Shooter Had Pitchfork: State Patrol

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

U.S. Launches 1st Airstrikes on ISIS Near Baghdad

The U.S. launched an airstrike against ISIS near Baghdad on Monday — a move that a defense official told NBC News marked the start of the intensifying offensive by Washington against the Islamist militant group in Iraq. The U.S. attack hit an ISIS fighting position southwest of the capital in support of the Iraqi security forces, defense officials said. This specific airstrike was more offensive in nature and was not triggered by any advance of ISIS toward the Iraqi capital, the official said. Read »
Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Alibaba to Raise IPO Price Range: Source

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Community Holds Vigil to Honor Jones Children

Three South Carolina churches held a vigil Monday night for the five siblings allegedly murdered by their father and dumped in the Alabama woods, NBC News reported. Mourners sang “Amazing Grace” and shed tears for the slain children while huddling in a darkened sanctuary lit only by candles. Investigators say 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr. murdered the children at his home sometime after Aug. 28, and then drove their bodies across three states before ditching the remains in garbage bags in a clearing off an Alabama highway. Read »
Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

What to Know: Scotland's Independence Referendum

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Latest ISIS Beheading Is a Warning to Turkey

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM

GM to Pay Compensation for 19 Faulty Ignition Switch Deaths

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Two Vietnam Vets Awarded Medal of Honor

President Obama recognized two Vietnam veterans with the Medal of Honor on Monday -- nearly a half a century after they served. Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins served in the military for 22 years and was awarded for rescuing injured soldiers amid enemy fire during his second combat tour in 1961. Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat was killed in action in 1970 when he picked up a hand grenade as it was about to detonate, in an effort to save surrounding soldiers. His brother accepted the medal on his behalf. See Sloat's brother accept his award here. Read »
Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM

NFL Team of Four Women to Combat Domestic Violence

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Watch: Obama Awards Medal of Honor

President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat. Check here for a live stream at 1:50 p.m. ET. Read »