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  1. Conjoined Twins Prepare For Separation at Houston Hospital

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm MDT

    The mother of a pair of conjoined twins reflects on their birth and says she looks forward to the day when the two girls will be able to live separate lives. KPRC’s Syan Rhodes reports.








  2. Mom With Alzheimer's Remembers She Loves Her Daughter

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm MDT

    A Georgia woman captures her 87-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s disease on video as she remembers her daughter "for just a moment."








  3. Mom With Alzheimer's Remembers She Loves Her Daughter

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm MDT

    A Georgia woman captures her 87-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s disease on video as she remembers her daughter "for just a moment."


  4. Police Hunt for Suspect in Fatal Kansas City Shooting Case

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm MDT

    Authorities were looking for an unidentified person driving a beige SUV in connection with the investigation.








  5. UK Drops Case Against Parents of Boy With Tumor

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm MDT

    Ashya King's father says he is not neglecting his son will and not return to England unless he can provide the type of treatment for his son that he desires.


  6. Joan Rivers on Life Support, Daughter Says

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 5:51 pm MDT

    Joan Rivers "remains on life support," her daughter Melissa Rives said on Tuesday.








  7. Air Force Instructor in Sex Scandal Dies in Prison

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 5:49 pm MDT

    The first Air Force instructor convicted of rape and sexual assault in a massive sex scandal has died while in prison, officials said Tuesday.


  8. Family of Strangled Teen: Justice Will Be Served

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm MDT

    A 15-year-old Indianapolis girl whose body was found burned in a yard over the weekend was killed in a "random act," family and police said Tuesday.








  9. Runner With Autism Makes Strides on the Track

    Top videos | 2 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm MDT

    At 17, Mike Brannigan is one of the top ten high school runners in the whole country. He also happens to have autism.








  10. Jailbreak: Search On for 7 Teens Who Escaped Facility

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm MDT

    Officials say that most of the teens who escaped from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center have at least three felonies on their criminal records.








  11. Every Second Counts: Growing Concerns for Emergency Responders

    Top videos | 2 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm MDT

    First responders are facing more and more delays when it comes to getting to the site of an emergency in time to save a life.








  12. Record Reptile! 792-Pound Gator Snared in Mississippi

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm MDT

    The state's weight record has been broken twice since alligator hunting season began Friday.








  13. ISIS Kills Second American Hostage Steven Sotloff

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm MDT

    The Islamic militant group ISIS executes American journalist Steven Sotloff in a video that surfaced soon after his mother delivered a plea for mercy.


  14. Amid ISIS Threat, U.S. Strikes Target Terror Leader in Somalia

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm MDT

    As U.S. forces carry out a military operation in Somalia aimed at terrorist group al-Shabab, the threats the U.S. faces across the region intensify.


  15. NBC News Exclusive Interview With Ebola Survivor Dr. Brantly

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm MDT

    In an NBC News exclusive, Matt Lauer sits down with Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia.


  16. Battle Over Legroom Rages Among Cramped Passengers Everywhere

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm MDT

    In the third airline legroom incident in just two weeks, a fight about reclining seats caused yet another flight to divert Monday night.


  17. Battle Over Legroom Rages Among Cramped Passengers Everywhere

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm MDT

    In the third airline legroom incident in just two weeks, a fight about reclining seats caused yet another flight to divert Monday night.


  18. Family of Burned Teen: They Will Hunt You Until You Die

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 4:21 pm MDT

    Indianapolis police believe the case of 15-year-old girl found burned to death was a random act. The victim's family vows it will get justice for her.


  19. Jailbreak: Search On for 8 Teens Who Escaped Facility

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm MDT

    Officials say that most of the teens who escaped from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center have at least three felonies on their criminal records.








  20. How to Find an Airplane Seat With More Legroom

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm MDT

    As legroom continues to decrease and people are being packed in tighter and tighter on planes, perhaps airlines should have seen this coming.


  21. What Slows Down Emergency Responders When Every Second Counts

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm MDT

    NBC’s Tom Costello goes to the front lines as the 911 calls come in, the alert tones go off, and the sirens scream to "get out of the way."








  22. Mississippi Hunters Capture 756 Pound Alligator

    NBC News U.S. News | 2 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm MDT

    Two Alligator Hunters set a state record by hauling in a 756 pound alligator. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife says it is the largest alligator captured by a hunter in state history. WLBT’s C.J. LeMaster reports.








  23. Superhero With Autism Featured in New Comic Book

    Top videos | 1 Sep 2014 | 5:21 pm MDT

    Face Value Comics is the first comic book series to star a hero with autism.








  24. One Family’s Hopeful Turn in the Fight Against Heroin

    Top videos | 1 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm MDT

    When Kate Snow first heard from the Gordenstein family, one of their sons had overdosed twice in a week. Their update may offer hope to many others.








  25. Hunger Suppresses Students Appetite for Education

    Top videos | 31 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm MDT

    A group of teachers started their own food pantry to help their students who weren’t getting enough meals.








  26. Elephants Play Polo

    Top videos | 31 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm MDT

    It’s a video you just have to see: elephants play polo.








  27. At  What Age Should Parents Expose Children to Guns?

    Top videos | 31 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm MDT

    When a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her instructor with an Uzi at a gun range, a passionate debate arose about when to expose kids to guns.








  28. Should you lean your seat back on a plane?

    Top videos | 30 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am MDT

    Two flights this week were disrupted by arguments over personal space. Should you lean your seat back? Who gets the arm rest? NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.








  29. Couple Delivers Baby in Minivan

    Top videos | 29 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm MDT

    Utah couple's hectic roadside birth captured in 911 recordings. Andrew Adams reports.








  30. Historic Warship Sails Boston Harbor Ahead of Restoration

    Top videos | 29 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am MDT

    Before the USS Constitution is dry-docked for a three-year renovation project, the wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate is celebrated with a 21-gun salute and water cannons.








  31. Gun instructor’s family: 'It was a tragic accident'

    Top videos | 29 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am MDT

    The family of the gun instructor accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl in Arizona is speaking out about the incident, saying they realize it was an accident.








  32. Drone captures incredible surfing video

    Top videos | 29 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am MDT

    Surf’s up! A drone video reveals surfers riding some huge waves.








  33. Obama’s tan suit steals the show

    Top videos | 29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am MDT

    During President Obama’s press conference Thursday, social media was focused primarily on his tan suit. Dylan Dreyer reports from the Orange Room.








  34. Red Alert: Iceland Raises Volcano Warning Level

    Top videos | 29 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am MDT

    Iceland raised its alert warning level to maximum on Friday after what it called a small eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system.








  35. ‘What Were You Thinking?’ Little Boy Reacts to Mom’s Big Secret

    Top videos | 28 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm MDT

    This little boy is not pleased that he’s going to be a big brother for a second time.








  36. Storms on Both Coasts Kick Up Dangerous Surf, Epic Waves

    Top videos | 28 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm MDT

    While Tropical Storm Marie continues to send waves crashing on the West Coast, Hurricane Cristobal on the East Coast has claimed at least six lives.








  37. "The Most Beautiful Thing"

    Top videos | 28 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am MDT

    Contestants talk about why they chose to compete in the Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant.








  38. Massive storms creating dangerous conditions

    Top videos | 28 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am MDT

    Two massive storms churning across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans are creating massive waves and delivering a beating to sand levees along the Southern California coast. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.








  39. Is the Government Looking for Pot Farmers?

    Top videos | 27 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm MDT

    The National Institute of Health is seeking “bidders” who can “harvest, process, analyze, store and distribute cannabis” for research purposes.








  40. Nine-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Instructor With Uzi

    Top videos | 27 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm MDT

    The Sheriff’s Department has released chilling video detailing the accidental shooting death of an instructor during a lesson at a firing range.








  41. Tunisia court sentences rapper over insults

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 7:16 pm MDT

    TUNIS — A Tunisian court sentenced a local rap singer on Thursday to six months in jail for a song insulting the police and government in a case likely to fuel debate over free speech under the Islamist-led government, his lawyer said.TUNIS — A Tunisian court sentenced a local rap singer on Thursday to six months in jail for a song insulting the police and government in a case likely to fuel debate over free speech under the Islamist-led government, his lawyer said.




  42. Rouhani: Iran should avoid new tension with the US

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 7:08 pm MDT



  43. Deal reached on Syria's chemical weapons

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 4:07 pm MDT

    World powers have reached a deal to compel Syria to hand over its chemical weapons — a resolution that includes enforcement language but is not explicit on military action, diplomatic sources told NBC News on Thursday.

  44. 1 room, 5 bunk beds, 10 kids: Chinese students protest 

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 2:25 pm MDT

    BEIJING – “Smash the cafeteria! Smash the supermarket! Smash the gate!” chanted thousands of Chinese high school students during a violent protest at their school on Sept. 14.

  45. Why can't anyone sue the UN?

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 11:13 am MDT

    Haitian protesters gathered outside U.N. headquarters Thursday to demand that the international body admit its role in the worst outbreak of cholera in modern history and provide compensation, but experts said the protesters may find it hard to hold the U.N. accountable.

  46. Frozen treasure found amid Alps plane wreckage

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 11:00 am MDT

    A treasure of precious jewels has been found by a young alpinist on the ice caps of Mont Blanc, where it likely was lost decades ago amid the wreckage of a crashed airliner.

  47. 'False pretenses': Village hall bans bondage class

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 9:45 am MDT

    A bondage and spanking workshop complete with tea and cookies has been banned by the trustees of a genteel British village hall after they discovered the true nature of an event described as a "relationship support meeting" on the booking form.A bondage and spanking workshop complete with tea and cookies has been banned by the trustees of a genteel British village hall after they discovered the true nature of an event described as a "relationship support meeting" on the booking form.




  48. Interpol issues alert for Britain's terror widow in Kenya

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 9:11 am MDT

    Interpol has issued a “Red Notice,” or internationally wanted persons alert, for the British mother of three dubbed the “White Widow” at the request of authorities in Kenya.

  49. Kerry, Iran FM pleased with tone of nuke talks

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 8:09 am MDT

    U.S. and Iranian officials emerged from high-level talks on Iran’s nuclear program Thursday pleased with the positive tone of the negotiations – but noted that a lot of work lies ahead to resolve a standoff with Tehran.

  50. 'Forest Boy' sentenced in $40K fraud case

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 7:56 am MDT

    BERLIN -- A hoaxer known as "Forest Boy" who duped authorities into believing that he'd lived in the German wilderness for years was sentenced to 150 hours of community service on Thursday after reaching a settlement amid fraud allegations.BERLIN -- A hoaxer known as "Forest Boy" who duped authorities into believing that he'd lived in the German wilderness for years was sentenced to 150 hours of community service on Thursday after reaching a settlement amid fraud allegations.




  51. Divers find bodies near Costa Concordia

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 7:51 am MDT

    Divers on Thursday found what they believe to be the last two missing bodies from the sea where the Costa Concordia cruise liner sank last year off the Italian island of Giglio.Divers on Thursday found what they believe to be the last two missing bodies from the sea where the Costa Concordia cruise liner sank last year off the Italian island of Giglio.




  52. Afghanistan's Hillary Clinton? Woman eyes presidency

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 7:02 am MDT

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A political pioneer and outspoken lawmaker took her first steps toward running for president of Afghanistan Thursday, promising to take the country out of its "days of darkness.KABUL, Afghanistan -- A political pioneer and outspoken lawmaker took her first steps toward running for president of Afghanistan Thursday, promising to take the country out of its "days of darkness.




  53. Dawn raids smash alleged slavery ring in Wales

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 6:08 am MDT

    LONDON -- Seven people were arrested following a series of raids targeting a slavery ring in Wales, police said.  One of the alleged victims vanished about 13 years ago while on holiday in a seaside town.

  54. Video: Pilot stunt-flies plane feet from people’s heads

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 5:33 am MDT

    Sept. 26: Video from an airbase in Antarctica shows an Argentine pilot doing a “fly-by” stunt where his Lockheed C-130 Hercules plane soars just a few feet from people on the ground. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.  (Today Show)Video from an airbase in Antarctica shows an Argentine pilot doing a “fly-by” stunt where his Lockheed C-130 Hercules plane soars just a few feet from people on the ground. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports. (TODAY)




  55. Video: Runner’s wrong turn helps her win marathon

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 5:32 am MDT

    Sept. 26: Canadian runner Meredith Fitzmaurice took a wrong turn on a half-marathon course and mistakenly continued the full marathon. She ended up winning, and even qualified for the Boston Marathon. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.  (Today Show)Canadian runner Meredith Fitzmaurice took a wrong turn on a half-marathon course and mistakenly continued the full marathon. She ended up winning, and even qualified for the Boston Marathon. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports. (TODAY)




  56. Militants target relief chopper in Pakistan quake zone

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 5:12 am MDT

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Militants fired rockets at a helicopter carrying senior relief aid officials Thursday as the extent of destruction from the strong earthquake in Pakistan became clear.ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Militants fired rockets at a helicopter carrying senior relief aid officials Thursday as the extent of destruction from the strong earthquake in Pakistan became clear.




  57. Kenya mall attack group vows 'long-lasting war'

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 5:02 am MDT

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The leader of the al Qaeda-lined militant group behind the massacre of at least 72 people at a shopping mall has threatened Kenya with “long-lasting war, blood, destruction” over its peacekeeping role in neighboring Somalia.NAIROBI, Kenya - The leader of the al Qaeda-lined militant group behind the massacre of at least 72 people at a shopping mall has threatened Kenya with “long-lasting war, blood, destruction” over its peacekeeping role in neighboring Somalia.




  58. Ex-Army translator jailed for Taliban missile sale plot

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 4:26 am MDT

    A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former translator for the U.S. Army in Iraq to 25 years in prison for trying to sell anti-aircraft missiles and other military weapons to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

  59. US-Egypt relations 'unsettled': foreign minister

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 3:55 am MDT

    Egypt's relations with the United States are "unsettled" as the country struggles to redefine its national interests vis-à-vis other countries, the foreign minister said.  Egypt's relations with the United States are "unsettled" as the country struggles to redefine its national interests vis-à-vis other countries, the foreign minister said. 




  60. Somalia to world: We need weapons, cash to fight terror

    NBCNews.com: World news | 26 Sep 2013 | 12:29 am MDT

    Somalia's defense minister made an international plea to aid its struggling government, saying it cannot fight the terrorist group behind Kenya's mall massacre without more funding and weapons from the global community.Somalia's defense minister made an international plea to aid its struggling government, saying it cannot fight the terrorist group behind Kenya's mall massacre without more funding and weapons from the global community.






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