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Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 11:44 AM

Judge Rules Nebraska Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Lumber Liquidators Says It "Stands By Every Plank"

Trading was temporarily halted Monday in Lumber Liquidators after its shares dropped by more than 20 percent following a "60 Minutes” report that claimed the company sold flooring with higher levels of formaldehyde than permitted under California's health and safety standards (CARB), NBC News reported. The segment that aired Sunday said it sent Lumber Liquidators' flooring in Virginia, Florida, Texas, Illinois and New York to certified labs to test for levels of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical. Out of the 31 samples, only one was compliant with formaldehyde emissions standards. In a statement released Monday, Lumber Liquidators said: "We stand by every single plank of wood and laminate we sell all around the country and will continue to deliver the best product at the best price to our growing base of valued customers." Read »
Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Jihadi John Linked to London Street Gang

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 10:26 AM

Israel PM: I'm Not Trying to Disrespect Obama

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he meant no disrespect to President Barack Obama by accepting an invitation to speak to Congress, and he insisted that U.S.-Israeli relations were "stronger than ever," NBC News reported. Netanyahu told the cheering audience at AIPAC, the largest pro-Israel lobby in the United States, that they were there to demonstrate that "reports of the demise of the Israel-U.S. relation is not only premature, they're just wrong." Netanyahu also said his Congress speech set for on Tuesday "is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds." Netanyahu plans to address Congress at the invitation of Republican leaders, which the White House has blasted as a breach of diplomatic protocol. Read »
Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 5:03 AM

Jihadi John's Ex-Colleague: He "Never Lost His Temper"

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 2:42 AM

Bangladesh Arrests Main Suspect in U.S. Blogger's Murder

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 5:32 AM

ISIS Allegedly Threatens Twitter Co-Founder

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 1:34 AM

Video Purports Skydiver Having Seizure Midair

A man who purportedly survived a seizure while skydiving from 12,000 feet in Australia said he spent 30 seconds — unconscious — in free fall before his instructor saved him in what he described as the "scariest moment" of his life in a video published on YouTube on Sunday. The man, who was only identified as Christopher, he was in stage five of his accelerated free fall program on Nov. 14 when he started to have a seizure while attempting a left-hand turn at around 9,000 feet. NBC News could not independently confirm the authenticity of the video and attempts to reach "Christopher" have been unsuccessful. Read »
Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Iraq Launches Offensive on ISIS North of Baghdad

Iraqi security forces attacked the city of Tikrit on Monday, backed by artillery and heavy aerial support, mounting a full-on offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's birthplace from ISIS, NBC News reported. Iraq's army and fighters from Shi'ite militias have launched a long-awaited offensive against ISIS in the Salahuddin province, a stronghold of the radical Islamist fighters north of Baghdad, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday. In comments broadcast on Iraqi television, Abadi said the Islamist militants would be pushed out of all of Salahuddin and offered their supporters a final opportunity to hand themselves in. "This is their last chance. If they insist on staying on their wrong path they will receive the fair punishment they deserve because they ... stood with terrorism," he said. Read »
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Hundreds of Clergy Urge Courts to Not Execute Georgia Woman

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 at 3:52 PM

Chilean 14-Year-Old Pleas with President to Be Allowed to Die

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Video Reportedly Shows U.K. Girls En Route to Syria

Turkish media on Sunday said it obtained security footage of three U.K. schoolgirls — who authorities believe traveled to Syria to join ISIS — at a bus station in Istanbul less than 24 hours after they disappeared. Turkish television station, A Haber news, said the three girls in the video, taken at the Bayrampasa bus station, near Turkey's border with Syria, are Amira Abase, 15, Shamima Begum, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16. The girls ran away from their U.K. homes on Feb. 17. Reuters reported Sunday that Turkish authorities are trying to track down people who are spotted in the video helping the girls with their bags. Read »
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 at 12:41 PM

Emails Suggest "Jihadi John" Considered Suicide

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Poll: Half of Voters Object to Netanyahu Speech

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Rift Widens Over Netanyahu Speech to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress about Iran nuclear talks at the invitation of the GOP and without the White House's approval, has raised fears in Israel that the move could deeply damage the vital alliance with the U.S., which gives about $3 billion in aid to Israel annually. Netanyahu is expected to issue a stern warning to the U.S. about signing a nuclear deal with Tehran, a government seen to be fundamentally untrustworthy and that could threaten the Israel's very existence if it ever developed nuclear weapons. National Security Adviser Susan Rice has called Netanyahu's speech "destructive to the fabric of the relationship." Despite differences, analysts believe Netanyahu will try to repair ties with the White House after March 17 elections. Read »

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