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Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Hostage in Sydney Siege Killed by Police Gunfire: Officials

One of the hostages who died in the 16-hour siege at a Lindt chocolate cafe in Sydney, Australia, last month was killed by police bullets as officers stormed the cafe, coroner's officials confirmed Thursday. Katrina Dawson, a barrister, was struck six times with officers bullets, one of which hit a major blood vessel and was fatal, a coroner's inquest was told. The inquest was launched to establish the sequence of events and determine whether the police response was appropriate and whether the deaths of Dawson and Johnson could have been prevented. Tori Johnson, the cafe's manager, was shot in the back of the head by Man Haron Monis, the self-styled Islamic cleric who took 17 hostages before he was killed in the police assault Dec. 16. Read »
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:36 AM

Malaysia Declares Missing Jet an "Accident"

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:16 AM

Co-Pilot Was Flying AirAsia Jet Before Crash: Investigators

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:33 AM

New Audio Gives Sunset Deadline for ISIS Hostage Swap

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:40 PM

SpaceX Animated Video Depicts the Future of Reusable Rockets

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Alabama Judge Faces Ethics Complaint for Gay Marriage Letter

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 8:53 PM

15 Chemicals Linked to Early Menopause

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:07 PM

Twitter Terror: Nearly 20 Threats Against Planes Since Saturday

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 3:18 AM

Sorority Sisters Asked to Skip UVA Frat Parties for Their "Safety"

A backlash is brewing on the campus of the University of Virginia, where sorority women have been asked to skip fraternity parties this weekend to protect their "safety and well-being." In a Jan. 20 letter to 16 UVA sororities, national sorority leaders encouraged members not to participate in activities related to "men's bid night" on Saturday and to instead plan alternative "sisterhood events" with 100 percent participation. The letter prompted angry responses from students who felt the request treated them as untrustworthy and undermined efforts to reduce the threat of sexual violence. Read »
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 3:30 PM

5,300 Year-Old Mummified Iceman had 61 Tattoos

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Supreme Court Calls Off 3 Oklahoma Executions

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 3:09 PM

Muslim Comic Book Heroine Saves San Francisco From Anti-Islam Ads

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 2:48 PM

DHS: Officers Should Review Apprehended for Deportation Relief

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Georgia Mom, 3 Kids Dead In Murder-Suicide: Police

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 9:03 AM

Twitter Terror: Online Threats Against Flights Continue

A flight from Los Angeles International Airport to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago received an online threat early Tuesday afternoon, the fourth day in a row that an online threat was made against an aircraft, NBC News reported. On Saturday, two planes were escorted by fighter jets to Atlanta's airport after bomb threats were made via Twitter. A day later, a Delta Air Lines jet from Los Angeles to Orlando was diverted after another threat was made on the site. On Monday, several bomb threats targeting Southwestern flights popped up online. FBI officials have expressed concern regarding the increase in online threats that now number more than a dozen overall. "All threats are taken seriously and will be investigated," The FBI said in a statement. Read »

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