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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Gacy Serial Killer Probe Helps Solve ’78 Cold Case Murder

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Obama Dreams of Sushi: President Hits World's Toniest Sushi Restaurant

President Barack Obama scored a table at one of the world's most exclusive restaurants during his visit to Tokyo on Wednesday. “That's some good sushi right there,” he said after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took him, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and National Security Adviser Susan Rice to Sukiyabashi Jiro. World-renowned owner Jiro Ono was featured in the 2011 documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." A meal consisting of 20 pieces of sushi at the three-Michelin-star restaurant costs about $300. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Supreme Court Limits Compensation to Child Porn Victims

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Georgia Gov. Signs Controversial Gun Bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday signed one of the most permissive state gun bills into law. The “Safe Carry Protection Act” allows licensed owners to carry firearms into more public places than at any time in the past century, including bars and government buildings that don't have security checkpoints. The law also authorizes school districts to appoint staffers to carry firearms. Critics have called the law “extreme,” while the National Rifle Association lauded it as an “historic victory for the Second Amendment. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Palestinian Factions Announce Historic Unity Government

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Missing Jet Clue? “Material” Washes Ashore

An object that washed up on Australia’s shoreline is being investigated by authorities hunting for wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said Wednesday. The material — possibly a piece of sheet metal with rivets — was found six miles east of Augusta, NBC News reported. In China, families of missing passengers on-board the jet were notified of the potential lead in the investigation. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Fla. Soldier Claims Squatters Stole His House

A soldier from Florida says the friend of someone he contracted to repair his home is now squatting in it without his permission. U.S. Army Spc. Michael Sharkey, who's stationed in Hawaii, said he has never met the man, or his girlfriend, who are now living in his house. Police say the issue is a civil matter and must go through a judge. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Ex-Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Over Low Pay, "Jiggle Test"

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Prince Charles' Brother-in-Law Dies in NYC Fall

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Broken Fingers Reveal Ferry Victims' Desperate Struggle

Many of the children's bodies pulled from the submerged South Korea ferry in the past two days had broken fingers, local media reported — suggesting the victims had desperately tried to climb walls or floors to escape, NBC News reported. Divers continued to search the ferry Wednesday, feeling for bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks. The death toll reached 150, leaving 152 others people still missing after more than a week. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Ukraine Ends Truce With Pro-Russia Separatists

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 10:28 AM

DOJ Expands Clemency Rules for Drug Offenders

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM

U.S. Teacher May Have Molested Scores Overseas

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Chris Brown to Stay in Jail After Judge Denies Bail

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:25 AM

China State Media Attacks U.S. as Obama's Asia Tour Begins

Just hours before President Barack Obama touched down in Japan for a week-long tour of Asia on Wednesday, China's state media published a commentary slamming the U.S. as a "myopic" superpower that was trying to "cage" its Asian counterpart, NBC News reported. Obama will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines over the next five days in an effort to "rebalance" and "pivot" toward Asia. Xinhua, which is a mouthpiece of the Beijing government, referenced Obama not visiting China during the trip and told him to "stop pampering its chums like Japan and the Philippines," a reference to its various island territorial disputes with maritime neighbors. Read »
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