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  1. Del Mar Halts Turf Racing After Eighth Horse Injury

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am MDT

    A filly was badly hurt while sprinting on the turf, and seven other horses have been euthanized because of race-related injuries since July 17.








  2. Anatomically Correct Baby Boy Doll Shocks Parents

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am MDT

    One new doll on store shelves is leaving little to the imagination.








  3. Neverland Ranch Could Go Up For Sale

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am MDT










  4. Julia Roberts on the Role of Her Life: Motherhood

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am MDT

    The “Pretty Woman” actress sits down with TODAY’s Matt Lauer to reflect on her long career in Hollywood and her family.








  5. Study Suggests Genetic Indicator to Suicidal Thoughts

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am MDT










  6. Mosquito Remedies: Meat Tenderizer, Toothpaste

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am MDT










  7. Concern Rises Over Stoned Drivers

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am MDT










  8. Did Another Man Help in Oklahoma City Bombings?

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am MDT










  9. Home Sweet Home: Neverland Ranch May Be Sold

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am MDT

    The owners of Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch in California are considering putting it up for sale. Jackson created the ranch with amusement park rides and an exotic zoo; he sold it to an investment firm in 2008.


  10. Home Sweet Home: Neverland Ranch Could Be up for Sale

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am MDT

    The owners of Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch in California are considering putting it up for sale. Jackson created the ranch with amusement park rides and an exotic zoo; he sold it to an investment firm in 2008.








  11. At the Ready: U.S. Hospital Prepped for Ebola Patient

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am MDT

    A patient fighting the deadly Ebola virus will soon be brought to the United States, and the hospital tasked with providing care says it's ready.








  12. Eyes on Wall Street After Worst Day Since February

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am MDT




  13. Woman Arrives in US After Death Sentence Overturned

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am MDT




  14. Jailer Fired After Body-Slamming Suspect Into Floor

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am MDT




  15. Safe At Last! Condemned Christian Mom Lands in U.S.

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am MDT

    Meriam Ibrahim was welcomed by the large Sudanese community of Manchester, New Hampshire, after her harrowing journey from prison.








  16. Snyderman: Ebola Patient Coming to US 'Not a Risk'

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am MDT










  17. Ebola Patient Headed to Atlanta Hospital

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am MDT










  18. Ebola Patient Headed to Atlanta Hospital

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am MDT




  19. Friday's Top 7 News Stories

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am MDT

    From the latest Gaza cease-fire collapsing to an Ebola patient coming to America, see the stories we’re following.








  20. Apocalyptic Scenes After Taiwan Gas Blast

    Top videos | 1 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am MDT

    A security camera records the moment an explosion rocked Taiwan's second city. The blast, caused by a suspected gas leak, killed 25 people.








  21. Wasps Kill Pregnant Mother of Four

    NBC News U.S. News | 1 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am MDT

    Pregnant Virginia mother of four Sarah Harkins died after being stung by wasps in her Spotsylvania County backyard.








  22. Tree Rings Solve Mystery of Ship in World Trade Center Ruins

    Top videos | 31 Jul 2014 | 8:50 pm MDT

    Scientists say the ship discovered at the World Trade Center site in New York is from pre-Revolutionary America.








  23. TD Bank Surprises Customers With a Personalized Thank You

    Top videos | 31 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm MDT

    The ATMs “spoke” to customers at TD branches in Canada and addressed them by name before doling out thank-you gifts.








  24. NBC Reporter Gets Rare Look Inside Hamas Tunnels

    Top videos | 31 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm MDT

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy all the Hamas tunnels in the Gaza Strip “with or without a cease-fire.”








  25. My Children are Hungry

    Top videos | 31 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am MDT

    Ayman Mohyeldin is outside one of Gaza’s busiest bakery where tensions are high and people wait for hours for a bag of bread.








  26. 'Star Wars' To Film in Protected Bird Habitat

    Top videos | 31 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am MDT

    The jagged slopes of Skellig Michael, an island 7 miles off the coast of Ireland, might be abuzz with all sorts of imagined creatures as a filming location for Star Wars Episode VII -- but concerns over the island's rare, real-life inhabitants have some conservationists feeling a bit on the dark side. Produced by weather.com.








  27. Little Girl Cries When She Learns Her Baby Brother Will Grow Up

    Top videos | 30 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm MDT

    Most parents agree that time goes by too fast, but older siblings also have to cope with the realities of their brothers and sisters growing up.








  28. Small Cars Fall Short in New Crash Tests

    Top videos | 30 Jul 2014 | 5:11 pm MDT

    Four of the 12 cars tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety earned poor ratings.








  29. Water Main Break Floods UCLA Campus

    Top videos | 30 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm MDT

    With California reservoirs at historic lows, new questions have arisen on how millions of gallons of water could be lost within a few hours.








  30. Yosemite Fire Threatens Sequoia Trees

    Top videos | 30 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm MDT

    Crews are working around the clock to keep a wildfire from scorching a grove of sequoia trees.








  31. Dramatic Video Shows Women’s Close Call With a Train

    Top videos | 29 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm MDT

    Two women trespassing on railroad tracks in Indiana narrowly escaped death when a train came speeding toward them.








  32. ‘Out of Control’ Wildfires in California Cost Millions

    Top videos | 29 Jul 2014 | 4:54 pm MDT

    With 216 blazes scorching California just last week, the cost to fight fires could reach a record $1 billion in California alone.








  33. Israel Hits Symbols of Hamas Power in Heavy Strikes on Gaza

    Top videos | 29 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm MDT

    With no cease-fire in sight, five Israeli soldiers were killed when Hamas militants attempted to infiltrate Israel through a tunnel.








  34. Fire Rages at Gaza Power Plant

    Top videos | 29 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am MDT

    Firefighters battled a major blaze after fuel tanks at the only power plant in the Gaza Strip were hit Tuesday.








  35. Boy Fighting Inoperable Tumor Gets Birthday Wish: Lots of Mail

    Top videos | 28 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm MDT

    Danny Nickerson’s simple birthday request has unleashed an amazing response, and 100,000 letters have been delivered to the 6-year-old so far.








  36. Brief Gaza Cease-Fire Collapses Amid More Bloodshed

    Top videos | 28 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm MDT

    Hamas and Israel are blaming each other for a deadly strike in Gaza, as Israel warns its mission will continue.








  37. Severe Weather Brings Rare Tornado and Lightning Strikes

    Top videos | 28 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm MDT

    A rare lightning storm killed one at Venice Beach, California, while a tornado left a trail of devastation in Revere, Massachusetts.








  38. Why This Surfing Dog May Be Better Than Any You’ve Seen

    Top videos | 27 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm MDT

    Ricochet is a surfing superstar who helps teach the disabled to hang ten, too.








  39. In Memoriam of a Fallen Marine

    Top videos | 27 Jul 2014 | 5:53 pm MDT

    A flag honoring a fallen marine is found during a garage sale and is returned to the marine’s mother.








  40. The Case for Legalized Marijuana

    Top videos | 27 Jul 2014 | 5:51 pm MDT

    The buzz behind legalizing pot is growing louder as the New York Times endorsed decriminalizing the drug.








  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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