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Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 9:31 AM

Russian Opposition Leader Laid to Rest in Moscow

An line of grim-faced Russian mourners almost a mile long waited to pay their respects Tuesday to the most prominent opposition figure to be murdered during President Vladimir Putin's rule. Well-wishers clutched flowers as they lined up outside the Sakharov Center in eastern Moscow where Boris Nemtsov's body lay in state. "Boris Nemtsov stood for the best in Russia," said American Ambassador John Tefft as he delivered condolences from "the president and from all the American people." Read »
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 8:59 AM

Chile Volcano Erupts, Forcing Thousands to Flee

A volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, spewing heavy smoke and lava and prompting thousands of people to flee in the surrounding area, The Associated Press reported. The Villarica volcano erupted around 3 a.m., according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered the evacuations. About 3,500 people have left the area so far, including tourists, said Interior and Security Minister Rodrigo Penailillo. Villarica is one of South America's most active volcanoes. Tourists flock there for outdoor activities, including hiking around the volcano, which last had a major eruption in 1984. Read »
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 1:51 PM

Tamir Rice's Mom Wants Cleveland to Apologize for His Death

The mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old Cleveland boy shot to death by police last year, said Tuesday that despite the mayor's apology for an "insensitive" description of her son in a legal filing, what she really wanted was condolences for her son's death, NBC News reported. “I have yet not received an apology from police or the city of Cleveland to the killing of my son, and it hurts," Samaria Rice said in a news conference. Tamir's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Cleveland Police Department, and lawyers for the city on Friday responded in court filings that Tamir's injuries were caused by him failing to "exercise due care." Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson apologized on Monday for what he called "very insensitive" language" used in the response. Read »
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 8:24 AM

"Jihadi John" Says 9/11 "Wrong" in New Audio Recording

A new recording purportedly of "Jihadi John" has emerged in which the suspected ISIS executioner recounts how British spies accused him of extremism. In the audio extracts, which could not be verified independently by NBC News, Mohammed Emwazi also described how a British agent asked his thoughts on the 9/11 terror attacks. "He started telling me 'What do you think of 9/11?' and I think I told him 'This is a wrong thing … what happened was wrong," the voice purportedly belonging to Emwazi recounts. The edited recording was released by controversial U.K. rights group, CAGE, which interviewed Emwazi in 2009. CAGE has accused Britain's security services of driving him to extremism — a claim the British government has decried as reprehensible. Read »
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Netanyahu: Nuke Deal "Paves Iran's Path to the Bomb"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argued in a fiery speech before Congress Tuesday that a potential nuclear deal being negotiated by the United States "paves Iran's path to the bomb." Netanyahu said that world powers must work to stop "stop Iran's march of conquest, subjugation and terror." He also said Iran and ISIS were competing for "the crown of militant Islam," in what he called a "deadly game of thrones." Netanyahu earlier nodded to the controversy over his speech, saying he “regretted” that his being before the legislative body has been seen as political. ”I know that no matter what side of the aisle you sit, you stand with Israel," Netanyahu said. At least 40 Democrats had said they would skip the speech. House Speaker John Boehner broke diplomatic protocol by unilaterally extending an invitation for the prime minister to speak without consulting with the White House, a move many Democrats called a GOP-led effort to undermine President Obama’s foreign policy. Read »
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 3:00 AM

ISIS Rules Reveal Effort to Establish Functioning State

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 8:21 AM

Report: Clinton Used Personal Email at State Dept.

The U.S. State Department said Monday that Hillary Clinton had recently provided the agency with emails from her time as Secretary of State after the New York Times reported the former first lady had only used a personal email address to conduct government business while at the State Department — a possible violation of federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record. The Times reported that Clinton, widely expected to run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, never even used a State Department email address during her four years there. Further, aides did not act to preserve her emails on government servers as required by federal law, the Times reported. Read »
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Obama: Iran Must Halt Nuclear Program for 10 Years

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but that the odds were still against sealing a final agreement, NBC News reported. In an interview with Reuters at the White House, Obama said that a rift over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress opposing the Iran deal on Tuesday was a distraction that would not be "permanently destructive" to U.S.-Israeli ties. But he said there was a "substantial disagreement" between his administration and the Israeli government over how to achieve their shared goal of preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Read »
Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 10:38 PM

Einstein Was Right: Light Captured as Particle and Wave

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 11:13 PM

Man in Muslim Students Slayings to Face Death Penalty

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 11:27 PM

Calif. Drought Linked to Human-Caused Warming: Study

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 11:30 PM

Georgia Postpones Woman's Execution

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 8:24 PM

Body Cameras Scrutinized in L.A. Skid Row Shooting

Footage from body cameras worn by Los Angeles police officers will be crucial in determining whether police were justified in shooting and killing a man on Sunday, NBC News reported. The investigation will examine whether body camera footage substantiates the officers' claim that the victim, who has not been identified, grabbed for the gun of one of the officers. The body camera footage "offers an unique perspective that we believe will be crucial to determine the propriety of the the officers' actions," LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Monday. But Beck refused to share the footage, saying "it would not be proper" to release it so early in the investigation. Read »
Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 5:25 PM

Nasdaq Closes Above 5,000 for First Time Since 2000

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Google to Launch "Small Scale" Mobile Network

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