President Barack Obama has apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the U.S. air attack that hit the group's medical clinic in Afghanistan.
Obama spoke to the group's international president, Joanne Liu, on Wednesday.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama offered his condolences to the aid group's staff. He says Obama assured her that there would be a thorough and objective accounting of the facts.
Earnest says Obama told the group that the U.S, if necessary, would make changes so such incidents are less likely to happen.
The Coast Guard plans to end its search at sunset for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 4 storm with 140 mph winds that was producing 50-foot waves, officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Officials said the ship's captain had plans to go around the storm as he headed from Jacksonville, Florida, to Puerto Rico but the El Faro suffered unexplained engine failure that left it unable to avoid the storm.
The gunman who fatally shot nine people at an Oregon community college last week killed himself in front of his victims after two police officers wounded him, authorities said Wednesday.
When two plainclothes detectives spotted Christopher Harper-Mercer in the doorway of a campus building, he fired at them, and the officers quickly returned fire. The killer then went back inside and shot himself in a classroom where many of his victims lay dead and wounded, a prosecutor told a news conference.
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes the big Pacific Rim trade accord backed by President Barack Obama.
The Democratic presidential candidate says in an interview with PBS there are too many "unanswered questions" about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. She says, "What I know about it as of today, I am not in favor."
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A rocket launch off the Atlantic coast tonight could bring a spectacular, colorful sight over Philadelphia, New York, Washington, D.C. and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic as NASA tests new rocket technology.
The space agency is releasing colored gas miles above the ocean in a test that's expected to leave a blue-green and red cloud visible for hundreds of miles, between Long Island, New York, and Morehead City, North Carolina, and as far inland as Charlottesville, Virginia, according to a NASA news release.
"Although ground tests are often acceptable, some technologies need a 'test drive' before being integrated into space vehicles," according to a NASA news release.
The U.S. had to re-route aircraft to avoid at least one close encounter with a Russian aircraft, the Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday.
The manned aircraft was within 20 miles of the Russian aircraft, the Department of Defense confirmed.
Russian warplane and the United States are flying combat missions over the same country for the first time since World War II which raises concern over crowded airspace.
The incident occurred since the U.S. and Russia had their "deconfliction" talk last week and the next discussion has not been scheduled yet.
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The families of three North Port, Florida, high school students who died after being hypnotized by former Principal George Kenney will receive $200,000 each from the Sarasota County School District under a settlement agreement unanimously approved by the School Board.
The Herald-Tribune reports that the agreement was approved Tuesday night.
The $600,000 settlement closes a bizarre, years-long case that began after former North Port High School Principal Kenney admitted he hypnotized 16-year-old Wesley McKinley a day before the teenager committed suicide in April 2011.
A subsequent investigation found that Kenney hypnotized as many as 75 students, staff members and others from 2006 until McKinley's death.
In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned.
The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from ISIS.
Criminal organizations, some with ties to the Russian KGB's successor agency, are driving a thriving black market in nuclear materials in the tiny and impoverished Eastern European country of Moldova, investigators say. The successful busts, however, were undercut by striking shortcomings: Kingpins got away, and those arrested evaded long prison sentences, sometimes quickly returning to nuclear smuggling, AP found.
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A woman who says her ex-boyfriend abducted her has been rescued after Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel employees helped the suspect move his surfboards across the bridge in Virginia.
The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says they responded Sunday to a call of a woman saying her ex-boyfriend, Phillip J. Timmons, was taking her from her Powellville home. Nobody was at the house when deputies arrived.
Investigators learned that Timmons and the woman had been located at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he's trying to plant in people's minds the idea that they should rush a shooter in a situation like the Oregon community college attack.
Carson has come under criticism for saying that if he were there, he would have tried to stop the gunman who killed nine people. Carson said Tuesday he "would not just stand there and let him shoot me." His advice: everybody overwhelm a shooter so fewer are killed.
On Wednesday, Carson told CBS his remarks had been questioned and called insensitive because people are too quick to "set up battle lines" over every comment instead of solving problems.
Thinking about getting a mammogram in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? You might check carefully because the cost can vary from $50 to as much as $1,045.
How about an initial routine gynecological exam? Around Phoenix, those prices can range from $72 to $388.
Health care costs are not created equal. And a new study makes those discrepancies incredibly apparent, NBC News reported.
Researchers at Castlight Health, a company that helps businesses analyze health care prices, found that consumers across the country continue to pay wildly different prices for women health services.
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A 27-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the meat-cleaver killings of five relatives, including four young children, in New York City.
A mother from Pembroke Pines, Florida, is facing child abuse charges after police say she beat and punched her 12-year-old son over bad grades, leaving him with a visible black eye. According to police, Sarah Dennis' 12-year-old son brought home three "F's" on his report card roughly two weeks ago. The boy told police his mother made him strip down to his underwear, then proceeded to beat him with a belt on his back and buttocks. He said he fell to the floor because of the pain, according to police.
The highest criminal court in Texas will consider whether former Gov. Rick Perry should be prosecuted on charges of abusing his veto power before leaving office. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday scheduled oral arguments for Nov. 4. The felony charge is the only remaining indictment against the former Republican presidential candidate after a lower court threw out a separate charge of coercion of a public servant.