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  1. Soldier Claims Squatters Stole His House

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm MDT

    The soldier says a man he paid to do repairs has taken up residency in the home and refuses to leave. WFLA’s Shannon Behnken reports.










  2. Shark Attacks Florida Tourist

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm MDT

    A German tourist is bitten by a shark off the Florida coast. WESH's Stephanie Kolp reports.










  3. Men Keep Undies For 7 Years, Don't Change Everyday

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm MDT

    Researchers report the average man keeps a pair of underwear for 7 years, and that 22 percent of the men admit to not changing their underpants every day. KPNX's Kevin Kennedy reports.










  4. Study: Paper Money Hosts Hundreds of Bacteria

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm MDT

    A new study finds cash is covered in hundreds of different types of bacteria, including pneumonia. KFYR's Sarabeth Ackerman reports.










  5. County Officials in Washington Landslide Area to Consider Building Ban

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm MDT

    Officials in the Washington county where a deadly mudslide struck last month have pushed back a vote that would ultimately put a moratorium on new construction in landslide-prone areas.









  6. Violent Murder Shocks Senior Citizen Community

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm MDT

    Authorities  suspect an elderly man of bludgeoning his two roommates to death. KPRC's Amanda Perez reports.










  7. US Citizen Detained In Cuba 'Not Doing Well'

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am MDT










  8. 20 New Dinosaur Species Found In Utah

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am MDT

    Scientists and students working at a Utah fossil field are hard at work discovering and revealing new dinosaur species. KSL's John Hollenhorst reports.










  9. Alleged School Abuse Caught On Camera

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am MDT

    A teacher's hidden camera appears to show employees abusing students at an Atlanta school. WXIA's Kevin Rowson reports the teacher said she wasn't getting answers from the administration.










  10. Chelsea Manning Allowed to Formally Change Name

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am MDT

    The Army private convicted of funneling intelligence secrets to whistleblowing-website WikiLeaks can legally change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, a judge ruled Wednesday.









  11. Georgia Governor: Gun Bill Protects 'Law Abiding Citizens'

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am MDT

    Just before signing a controversial gun bill into law, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal talks about the positive aspects of expanding locations citizens can carry firearms in the state without penalty.




  12. Man Attempts Two Robberies Wielding Potato

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am MDT

    Workers at a Rhode Island dry cleaner fooled a robber with counterfeit money after he entered the store using a potato as a gun. WJAR’s Cierra Putman Reports.




  13. Rock Climber Recounts Fracturing Spine After 30-Foot Fall

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am MDT

    Video shows rescuers efforts to retrieve the man after he fell from a granite wall in Yosemite National Park. KCRA’s Mallory Hoff Reports.










  14. Supreme Court Puts Limit on Compensation to Child Pornography Victims

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am MDT

    The Supreme Court has ruled that victims of child pornography should be paid restitution by those convicted of possessing the material — but within limits.









  15. Teacher at American Schools Overseas May Have Molested Scores of Boys

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am MDT

    The FBI is trying to find more victims of a child molester believed to have preyed on scores of students at American schools overseas — drugging, abusing and photographing them over decades in a case that may be unprecedented.









  16. #NYPDFail? Cops' Social Media Outreach Backfires

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am MDT

    An NYPD social media campaign backfires when the department asked New Yorkers for photos with cops and Twitter erupted with unflattering pictures of officers.










  17. Wrigley Operators Still Keep Score by Hand

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am MDT

    In honor of Wrigley's 100th birthday, AP photographer Kiichiro Sato was allowed a rare behind-the-scenes visit to the scoreboard.










  18. Hands On: Wrigley's Operators Still Keep Score Manually

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am MDT

    In honor of Wrigley's 100th birthday, AP photographer Kiichiro Sato was allowed a rare behind-the-scenes visit to the scoreboard.










  19. Stowaway's Footprints: Photos May Show Evidence of Teen

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am MDT

    Newly published photos show what could be the footprints of the California teenager who climbed into the wheel well of a Boeing 767 and survived a flight across the ocean to Hawaii.









  20. Keystone Protesters Flood DC Streets

    NBC News U.S. News | 23 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am MDT

    A group of demonstrators descend on Washington, D.C., on Tuesday asking President Obama not to approve the Keystone Pipeline.










  21. Waitress Receives Extraordinary Tips in ‘Best Shift Ever’ Prank

    Top videos | 18 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm MDT










  22. On day of Boston bombing, ‘I knew who did it’

    Top videos | 11 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am MDT










  23. Woman Throws Object at Hillary Clinton

    Top videos | 10 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm MDT










  24. Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing a Year Later

    Top videos | 6 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm MDT










  25. Vigilante Justice Gone Awry?

    Top videos | 6 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm MDT










  26. Massive Spring Break Party Turns Violent

    Top videos | 6 Apr 2014 | 5:24 pm MDT










  27. From the Grave, Wife Captures Time, Love in a Bottle

    Top videos | 5 Apr 2014 | 6:14 pm MDT










  28. Pope Francis Welcomes Queen Elizabeth II

    Top videos | 3 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm MDT










  29. Quake and aftershocks rattle Southern California

    Top videos | 31 Mar 2014 | 5:49 am MDT










  30. Flight 370 search area shifts 700 miles

    Top videos | 28 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am MDT










  31. Washington mudslide death toll may soar

    Top videos | 28 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am MDT










  32. Stray Sochi dogs arrive in US for adoption

    Top videos | 28 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am MDT










  33. President Obama meets Pope Francis

    Top videos | 27 Mar 2014 | 3:55 am MDT










  34. Mom of Flight 370 passenger: ‘I still have hope’

    Top videos | 26 Mar 2014 | 7:05 am MDT










  35. Brother of mudslide victim: ‘Dark day’ for family

    Top videos | 26 Mar 2014 | 7:05 am MDT










  36. 3 Secret Service agents sent home; 1 found drunk

    Top videos | 26 Mar 2014 | 7:05 am MDT










  37. Dramatic video of subway train derailment revealed

    Top videos | 26 Mar 2014 | 7:05 am MDT










  38. #AskNBCNews: Your Flight 370 Questions Answered

    Top videos | 24 Mar 2014 | 12:53 pm MDT










  39. Girl, 10, With Alopecia Makes Bows, Caps for Cancer Patients

    Top videos | 23 Mar 2014 | 6:20 pm MDT










  40. Watch Dust Devil Whip Up Flames and Earth

    Top videos | 22 Mar 2014 | 5:54 pm MDT










  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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