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New York–Bound Airliner Returns To London Due To Laser Incident

Monday, February 15, 2016

An international flight was forced to return to Heathrow Airport Sunday night, after a pilot was hit in the eye by a laser beam aimed into the cockpit. "Aircraft are attacked with lasers at an alarming rate and with lasers with ever-increasing strength," the British Airline Pilots Association said after ...

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Airstrikes Hit 2 Hospitals In Syria, Killing At Least 50

Monday, February 15, 2016

Updated at 7 p.m. ET

Attacks hit two hospitals in northwest Syria Monday morning, killing at least 50 people and leaving tens of thousands of residents without medical care. The hospitals are about 75 miles apart; one of them is supported by Doctors Without Borders — also known as MSF.

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Texas A&M Investigates Report Of Slurs Yelled At Black High School Students

Friday, February 12, 2016

"I am outraged and tremendously disappointed in the behavior displayed by a group of students," says Texas A&M University President Michael Young, after a group of students from an inner-city high school were called racial slurs and told, "Go back where you came from."

That last quote was relayed by ...

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History-Making Philae Lander Faces 'Eternal Hibernation' On Comet

Friday, February 12, 2016

Exactly 15 months after it completed a seemingly impossible journey to land on the surface of a comet, the Philae lander now faces "eternal hibernation," as officials at the European Space Agency say the craft doesn't get enough sunlight to power its batteries.

"The chances for Philae to contact our ...

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After Nearly 4 Months, Porter Ranch Gas Leak Is Temporarily Plugged

Friday, February 12, 2016

A natural gas leak that has poured methane gas into the air since October has been "temporarily controlled," according to a utility company in Southern California. Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in an upscale section of the San Fernando Valley.

"Many residents of the Porter ...

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NYC Police Officer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Shooting Of Unarmed Man

Friday, February 12, 2016

A jury in New York has convicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang of manslaughter over his shooting of an unarmed black man in a dark stairwell in 2014. Liang, who was a rookie at the time, was also faulted for not aiding his victim.

The verdict was announced Thursday night; soon ...

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Riot In Mexican Prison Kills At Least 52, Officials Say

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A fire and a riot broke out in a prison in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico on Wednesday night, killing at least 52 people and putting 12 in the hospital, says Jaime Rodriguez Calderón, the governor of Nuevo León state.

The riot at the Topo Chico prison in ...

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NATO Orders Ships Into Aegean Sea To Aid Migrant And Refugee Crisis

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Saying a maritime force will contribute "critical information and surveillance to help counter human trafficking and criminal networks," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the alliance has ordered ships to the Aegean Sea, a focal point for smuggling migrants and refugees from Turkey to Greece.

The mission will include both ...

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Storm-Tossed Cruise Ship Returns To N.J. Port: 'All Hell Broke Loose'

Thursday, February 11, 2016

After enduring winds that topped 120 mph and waves that tossed their ship around, passengers of the Anthem of the Seas are on dry land Thursday, having cut short a planned cruise to the Bahamas. Royal Caribbean says the storm that damaged the ship and forced its return to New ...

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North Korea Expels South Koreans From Joint Park, Cuts 2 Hotline Ties

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Further unraveling a project that's been a sign of cooperation, North Korea has ordered all South Koreans to leave a jointly run industrial complex, after South Korea announced it would suspend work there in retaliation for Pyongyang's recent missile launch and nuclear test.

North Korea was also freezing all assets ...

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Outlook 'Uncertain' For Global Economy, Yellen Tells Congress

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In a closely watched visit to Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen listed risk factors in the global economic scene, such as concerns over China's currency and market volatility. It's the first time Yellen has testified since the Fed nudged interest rates higher in December.

Yellen testified before ...

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An Old Bird Can Hatch A New Chick — Even At Age 65

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross that researchers first tagged in 1956, has hatched what could be her 40th chick, leading the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to call her "an iconic symbol of inspiration and hope."

Born at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (which is part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine ...

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6 Headlines, A Day After The New Hampshire Primary

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Even with expected wins by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, there's plenty to talk about the morning after New Hampshire's primary, whether it's Republican John Kasich's surprising No. 2 finish or the "Bernie Sandwich."

A rundown of what's being said Wednesday:

Bernie Sanders becomes first Jewish, non-Christian candidate to win ...

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Supreme Court Puts White House's Carbon Pollution Limits On Hold

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The heart of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan is now on hold, after the Supreme Court granted a stay request that blocks the EPA from moving ahead with rules that would lower carbon emissions from the nation's power plants.

The case is scheduled to be argued in June, in ...

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W.Va. House OKs Bill Letting People Carry Concealed Guns Without A Permit

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

By more than a 2-1 ratio, lawmakers in West Virginia's House of Delegates have approved a bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed handguns without a permit. The only concealed-carry permits would be for people who are 18-21 years old.

Urging her colleagues to approve the bill, its ...

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Record $300 Million Net Loss For McDonald's In Japan As Sales Drop

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Hit by a string of scandals over food safety controls, McDonald's business in Japan has posted its worst annual results since going public 15 years ago. The company reported a net loss of 34.704 billion yen — around $303 million.

Last year, sales at McDonald's Japan stores were down around ...

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Developers Arrested Over Building That Collapsed In Taiwan's Earthquake

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The company that built a 17-story apartment building that collapsed during Saturday's earthquake in Taiwan no longer exists, but three of its former executives have been arrested as prosecutors look into allegations of shoddy building practices.

So far, 39 of the more than 40 people who died in the quake ...

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Head-On Train Crash In Germany Kills At Least 10 People

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Two passenger trains crashed in southern Germany on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 80 — 17 of them critically. According to Bavarian police, one person is still missing. The accident in Bavaria happened shortly before 7:00 a.m. local time.

Rescue and salvage crews have been working at ...

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Damaged By Strong Storm Off Eastern U.S., Cruise Ship Heads Back To Port

Monday, February 08, 2016

At more than 1,100 feet long, it's large enough to hold more than 6,100 people — but on Sunday, a 168,000-ton Royal Caribbean cruise ship was tossed around by a winter storm that damaged the craft and left four people with minor injuries.

Photos sent by passengers aboard the Anthem ...

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Did Marshawn Lynch Just Announce His Retirement Without Using Any Words?

Monday, February 08, 2016

Tweeting an image of football cleats hanging on a wire and one emoji — of a peace sign — was all running back Marshawn Lynch needed to do to get people thinking that he's retiring from football. Lynch, whose reticence regarding the media is legendary, was quickly saluted by his ...

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