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2 Homicide Detectives Shot in Their Car in 'Ambush-Style' Attack: Cops

The two officers were conducting surveillance in an unmarked car when they were targeted, officials say.

Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

TECUMSEH, Okla. — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.

Senate Intel Vice Chair Doesn't Know the Info Nunes Has

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says he and many Democrats and Republicans do not know what evidence House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes is talking about, 'suspicious' he is going to the White House to get it.

Man Gets 'Pantsed' by Fence While Trying to Escape During Alleged Burglary

The suspect has since been arrested, according to reports.

Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela prison mate

South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela, was feted as a humble liberation hero who shunned the power and glory that came with freedom. Unlike many struggle veterans, Kathrada, who was imprisoned on Robben Island, never held public political office ...

'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought illegally into the country as a child was detained Sunday by immigration agents, activists said.

Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

BERLIN — Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.

United Airlines Defends Policy After Barring Girls In Leggings

The company said the young girls were 'pass riders' and did not comply with the airline's dress code for those enjoying the perks of airline employment.

Woman Once Victimized by Teacher Weighs In on Missing Student Case: 'She Has Been Taken Advantage Of'

Jenny Kutner had a sexual relationship with her history teacher when she was just 14.

Eight students killed in Japan avalanche

An avalanche killed eight high school students on a mountain-climbing trip in Japan Monday, with more than 30 people reportedly injured. More than 100 troops have been deployed in a major rescue effort after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture, with television footage showing rescuers ...

Trump Blames Democrats, Far Right For Health Care Defeat

Rep. Ted Poe resigned from the Freedom Caucus, saying just refusing to pass legislation is no way to move the country forward.

Pentagon Opens Investigation Into Whether U.S. Airstrikes Killed 200 Civilians in Mosul

Senior military and defense officials are investigating reports that scores of civilians — potentially nearly 200 — were killed in a U.S. airstrike in the Iraqi city of Mosul last week.

Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

WASHINGTON — A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.

Full Mulvaney: 'Washington Won' On GOP Health Bill Fallout

In an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney talked to Chuck Todd about Pres. Trump's efforts on the GOP healthcare bill after the decision to pull it before the vote.

Protests nationwide bring thousands to Russia's streets

Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption ...

Officer is Found Guilty in Shooting Death of 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism

Jeremy Mardis was shot to death while in his dad's car in 2015.

This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017

Speed through the highlights from the latest 'This Week.'

North Korea Threatens US Over Preemptive Strike

Kim Jong Un's regime said the U.S. should be prepared for catastrophic consequences' if it attempts to engage Pyongyang.

Lebanon university settles US lawsuit over Hezbollah

A Lebanese university will pay $700,000 to settle a US lawsuit over allegations it provided "material support" to entities linked to Hezbollah, US officials said. The American University of Beirut confirmed in a statement Friday it was settling the lawsuit, which charged it had violated the ...

Former Penn State President Found Guilty of Child Endangerment

The university's former president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday on a misdemeanor count of child endangerment. The charges came five years after former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing young boys.

Syrian opposition 'fed up with terrorists', seeks help against Assad

By Tom Miles GENEVA - The Syrian opposition rejects terrorism and is "fed up" with banned militants but they cannot be stopped if Syria continues evicting populations of besieged areas, opposition negotiator Basma Kodmani said on Sunday. Syria's government has always cited the fight against ...

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

SEOUL, South Korea — Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore nearly three years after it sank.

Dialysis supplies dwindle for besieged Syrians

Dania, 14, was writhing in pain ahead of her first ever dialysis session. Renal insufficiency limits the kidney's ability to filter waste out of the bloodstream or regulate hormones, and is typically treated with several dialysis sessions per week.

Woman Stunned to Get Her Stolen Wallet Back 8 Years Later... With $141 Still Inside

Incredibly, Courtney Connolly desperately needed $140 to enter a competition this summer.

Weary flyers shrug as Middle East laptop ban takes off

A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain went into effect Saturday -- with less fanfare and frustration than expected. At Dubai International, one of the world's busiest hubs, flag carrier Emirates dispatched staff to guide ...

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs.

A House divided: Republican rift threatens Trump agenda

The Republican Party's longstanding ideological divisions were laid bare in very public fashion this week, sinking President Donald Trump's Obamacare repeal plan and threatening other elements of his agenda. "Like Southern California, the GOP has many fault lines," John Pitney, a professor of ...

Thousands flee as Cyclone Debbie bears down on Australia

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY - Thousands of Australians abandoned their homes as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland on Monday, while others ignored authorities' advice to evacuate with winds forecast to reach up to 300 km per hour . Cyclone Debbie is forecast to strengthen to a ...

Pentagon Weighs More Support for Saudi-led War in Yemen

As the administration debates how to confront Iran, some in the Pentagon favor ratcheting up support for Saudi Arabia's campaign against Tehran-backed Houthi rebels.

Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case to prison

CAIRO — An Egyptian court sentenced 56 defendants Sunday in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people.

Photos of the day - March 25, 2017

A woman dressed as Europa" performs during a rally in Berlin marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome; a woman, pushed to the ground by police, tries to defends herself as the police detain an activist during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus; Pope Francis waves to the faithful from ...

Malaysia Could Soon Analyze Its Own Black Boxes

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi announced Thursday that Malaysia intended to create a laboratory with the capability to analyze flight recorders.

Five months later, Samsung is finally about to kill every remaining Note 7 phone

When it was released last fall, Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was the hottest Android phone the world had ever seen. Unfortunately though, the Galaxy Note 7 was literally the hottest Android phone the world had ever seen. A poor battery design caused dozens of phones to explode while being charged — ...

'Prove you are leaders of Europe,' Tusk tells Rome summit

EU President Donald Tusk called for leadership to steer Europe out of crisis at a special summit in Rome on Saturday to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaties. "Prove today that you are the leaders of Europe, that you can care for this great legacy we inherited from the heroes of ...

3 dead, 1 injured in Mexico prison riot

MEXICO CITY — A fight between inmates at a northern Mexican prison left three inmates dead and one injured, authorities said Saturday.

Pro-Houthi court sentences Yemen president to death for treason

A Yemeni court in territory controlled by the armed Houthi movement sentenced the group's enemy in a two-year-old civil war President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and six other top officials in his government to death for "high treason" on Saturday. Saudi Arabia and a mostly Gulf Arab military coalition ...

New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change

With a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable. Planned just after deadly Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York in October 2012 -- sounding another alarm about the mounting effects of climate change -- it was designed ...

Major nations responsible for keeping world peace: China vice premier

The world's major nations are responsible for maintaining global peace, and all countries should remain committed to a road of stable and peaceful development, China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Saturday. Earlier this month, Pyongyang launched four ballistic missiles in response to joint ...

'Still one of us': 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.

Uber grounds self-driving cars after accident

Uber has grounded its fleet of self-driving cars pending an investigation into the crash of an Uber autonomous vehicle in Arizona, a spokesperson for the car-hailing service said Sunday. No one was seriously injured in the accident which occurred Friday in Tempe, Arizona while the vehicle -- a Volvo ...

Apple's Claims That Hacking Tools Are Outdated Are False, Whistleblower Site Says

WikiLeaks has been slowly releasing the CIA hacking tools, created to spy on people through smart televisions, smartphones and other household technological devices.

Rebel supporters flood Yemen streets on conflict anniversary

Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in Yemen's rebel-held capital on Sunday in a show of support for the insurgents, two years after a Gulf coalition intervened against the rebels. The Iran-backed Huthi rebels staged a show of force over the weekend with the mass rally in Sanaa and a ...

Berkeley killing renews debate over gender pronouns

BERKELEY, Calif. — Pablo Gomez Jr. was a University of California, Berkeley, senior majoring in Latino studies and a prominent campus activist when authorities say he stabbed to death a popular elementary-school teacher.

City sued again over protest arrests after police shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. — Law enforcement officials in Louisiana's capital face another federal lawsuit accusing them of violating the rights of protesters arrested after a black man's fatal shooting by police.

Arctic Marines? an Inside Look at the American Marines Training in the Harshest Elements

NBC Nightly News went to northern Norway where American marines are training with Norwegian and British troops this month in Operation Joint Viking — a show of force just a few hundred miles from Russia's border.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing on March 24,2017

On Friday, March 24, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hosts the daily press briefing with the White House press corp.

NBC Special Report: Trump Blames Democrats for Health Bill Defeat

President Trump says his plan to replace Obamacare failed because of a lack of support from Democrats.

New arrests as British police release photo of parliament attacker

British police said Friday they had made further "significant" arrests over the Islamist-inspired terror attack on parliament, as they released the first picture of the homegrown killer who left four people dead. Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton with a history of violent offences but no terrorist ...

Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed story

VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — In a story March 23 about a mother and daughter dying in separate traffic accidents in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the girl. The child was 8, not 5.

I Survived the Master Cleanse-Then Gained All the Weight Back

Last summer I voluntarily chose to stop eating for 10 days. I gave up solid foods as part of the Master Cleanse.