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  1. Report: NFL Asking Artists to Pay for Halftime Gig

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am MDT










  2. Rick Perry Turns Himself in for Felony Charges

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am MDT

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry defiantly told supporters "we will prevail" before turning himself in to authorities on Tuesday.








  3. 'I don't think we ought to be pointing the fingers at ourselves'

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am MDT

    British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond expresses concern about the British accent heard in the James Foley execution video








  4. California Solar Plant Incinerating Birds Mid-Air

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am MDT










  5. Possible Defense for Dad Accused of 'Revenge' Shooting

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am MDT










  6. Patient Tested for Ebola in California

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am MDT










  7. Obama Administration to Change No-Fly List Rules

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am MDT










  8. Gov. Rick Perry Booked on Two Felony Counts

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am MDT










  9. Monsoon Flooding Wreaks Havoc in Arizona

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am MDT










  10. Missouri Official: Governor Making 'Rush to Judgment'

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am MDT










  11. Attorney General Eric Holder Heading to Ferguson

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am MDT










  12. Two Children Still Held Hostage in Chicago Standoff

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am MDT










  13. Protester Doused With Milk After Pepper Spraying

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am MDT

    Man protesting Michael Brown's death hit by eye irritant during protest in St. Louis suburb.








  14. Wednesday's Top 6 News Stories

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am MDT

    From purported video showing the savage beheading of an American journalist to another night of unrest in Ferguson, see the stories we’re following.








  15. Missouri School Kids Chant 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot!'

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am MDT

    Gesture has gone viral after being used by protesters demonstrating against the police killing of Michael Brown.








  16. Here's the Easiest Way to Leave Casino With $21,000

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am MDT

    Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino.








  17. Elders, Clergy Help Bring Calm to Ferguson Protests

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am MDT

    Community elders and the clergy were credited with helping to bring "a different dynamic" to protests in Ferguson, Missouri.








  18. Patient Tested for Deadly Ebola at California Hospital

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 2:47 am MDT

    The patient has been put in isolation and is being assessed by specialists at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center in Sacramento.








  19. Time Is Limited: What Can Holder Achieve in Ferguson?

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am MDT

    Attorney General Holder will be in Ferguson to meet with FBI and Justice Department officials, as well as community leaders, although it's unclear what effect he will have.








  20. Rock Climber Plunges to Death Hours After Proposing

    NBC News U.S. News | 20 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am MDT

    An experienced hiker fell to his death in Yosemite National Park, just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during an earlier climb.








  21. Military Families Forced to Subsidize Income With Food Banks

    Top videos | 17 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm MDT

    Some of the nation’s active military members and veterans don’t have enough to put food on the table, and they rely on food banks for help.








  22. Ferguson, Missouri, Hopes Curfew's Second Night Will Bring Calm

    Top videos | 17 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm MDT

    Michael Brown's death inspired protestors to rally in Ferguson, Missouri, ahead of the city's curfew.








  23. Thoughts of Rebuilding Gaza as Cease-Fire Set to End

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

    An estimated 300,000 people have been displaced in Gaza, but before rebuilding can begin, residents seek an end to the conflict.


  24. Capt. Ron Johnson: I’m Going to Be Here as Long as It Takes

    Top videos | 17 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm MDT

    Capt. Ron Johnson gave personal anecdotes involving his son during a rally for Michael Brown. He said the boy’s death will help others become better men and women.








  25. The Evolution of Cops' Response to Michael Brown’s Death

    Top videos | 16 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm MDT

    Many have been critical of law enforcement’s actions in Ferguson, Missouri, and now cops are changing their approach.








  26. Pope Pays Homage to South Korea's Past

    Top videos | 16 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm MDT

    The pope honored the victims of South Korea’s recent ferry tragedy in part by wearing a yellow ribbon.


  27. Is famed Abbey Road getting a crossing guard?

    Top videos | 16 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am MDT

    Made famous by The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album cover, London’s Abbey Road intersection is a traffic nightmare for locals as tourists flock to the location.








  28. Inside Obama’s ‘vacation from hell’

    Top videos | 16 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am MDT

    Airstrikes over Iraq, the Michael Brown shooting and violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri have made the Obama’s vacation to Martha’s Vineyard far from relaxing.








  29. Violence in Ferguson after security tape release

    Top videos | 16 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am MDT

    On Friday, Ferguson police released a security tape of Michael Brown allegedly stealing cigars. Ron Allen has more on how the town is reacting.








  30. Momentum of Ice Bucket Challenge Floods ALS With Cash

    Top videos | 15 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm MDT

    The Ice Bucket Challenge movement has paid off, raising $9.5 million for the ALS Association in less than three weeks.








  31. Why Synthetic Pot Is Dangerous, Potentially Deadly

    Top videos | 15 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm MDT

    The governor of New Hampshire declared a state of emergency in response to 44 overdoses linked to synthetic marijuana just this week.








  32. What's It Like on the Pope's Plane?

    Top videos | 15 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm MDT

    NBC's Anne Thompson shows us what it's like to fly as a passenger on Pope Francis' plane.


  33. New Outrage in Ferguson Over Robbery Report Naming Slain Teen

    Top videos | 15 Aug 2014 | 4:57 pm MDT

    Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family accused the police of character assassination in releasing video of a robbery allegedly involving Michael Brown.


  34. 5-Year-Old Yazidi Orphaned on Mount Sinjar

    Top videos | 15 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm MDT

    ITN’s John Irvine looks into the human cost of Islamic State’s campaign on minorities.








  35. Women Push to Make Pole Dancing an Olympic Sport

    Top videos | 15 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am MDT

    A California dance studio joins the push to make pole dancing as an Olympic sport. Kathy Park reports.








  36. Mom Gives Birth at School, Registering Son for Pre-K

    Top videos | 15 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am MDT

    A pregnant Texas woman, hoping to quickly go into a school to drop off her son's Pre-K registration, suddenly gives birth, with help from the school nurse. KPRC's Phil Archer reports.


  37. Capt. Johnson in Ferguson: This Isn’t About Me

    Top videos | 15 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am MDT

    After taking the helm of law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo., Capt. Ronald S. Johnson vows his commitment to the community.








  38. Heavier Rainfall? Not Your Imagination

    Top videos | 15 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am MDT

    It doesn’t take much warming to have a significant impact on rain storms. For every one degree of temperature rise, the atmosphere can hold 7 percent more evaporated moisture, say scientists. Produced by weather.com.








  39. Man tracks down family seen on thrift-store videos

    Top videos | 15 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am MDT

    A man bought a camcorder at an Indiana Goodwill store, and found tapes that showed a family celebrating some milestones. He posted the videos online and the owners have been found.








  40. Daughter, boyfriend charged in mom’s death in Bali

    Top videos | 15 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am MDT

    Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend were charged with Sheila Von Weise Mack’s murder in Bali. If convicted, they could face death by firing squad.








  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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