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Giant Surveillance 'Blimp' That Untethered, Now Down, Under Control

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Update at 4:10 p.m. ET. Blimp Is Down:

A runaway giant surveillance blimp that was tailed by F-16 fighter jets from Maryland to Pennsylvania is now down and under control, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said.

Nikki Krize, a reporter for WNEP-TV, tweeted a picture that showed ...

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Small California Town Gives Its Police Nunchucks As Non-Lethal Alternative

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A small town in California is outfitting its police with nunchucks in order to give its officers another non-lethal alternative to subduing a suspect and also with hopes that it will change the perception that police officers are aggressive.

KRCR-TV reports that that Anderson Police Department has trained its ...

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In Speech To Police Chiefs, Obama Pushes For Tougher Gun Laws

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

In a speech to a meeting of police chiefs, President Obama defended the job of police departments across the country, called for tougher gun laws and said the United States criminal justice system needs reform.

"Too often, law enforcement gets scapegoated for the broader failures of our society and criminal ...

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Pentagon Chief Says U.S. Plans To Increase Tempo Of Air Attacks Against ISIS

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the U.S. will begin to increase the tempo of an air campaign against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq.

"We won't hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against ISIL, or conducting such missions directly whether by strikes from the air or ...

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Doctors Without Borders Says Facility In Yemen Destroyed By Airstrikes

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Doctors Without Borders says one of their small medical facilities in Saada, Yemen, was hit by an airstrike Monday night.

On Twitter, the organization said patients and staff were inside the facility when it was attacked, but the aid group's chief, Hassan Boucenine, told The Associated Press that no ...

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WATCH: China's State Media Goes Psychedelic To Explain 5-Year Plan

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A video put out by China's official state media has been making the rounds this morning.

Not for the politics of it, as you might expect. Instead, for its form. It uses some well-worn American psychedelia to hawk the country's new five-year development plan.

The catchy chorus: "If you wanna ...

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Vice President Of Maldives Arrested Over Alleged Plot To Kill President

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Authorities in the Maldives have arrested the country's vice president for what they say is his involvement in a plot to kill the president.

You may remember that back in September, President Abdulla Yameen was unhurt when his speedboat was rocked by an explosion. Reuters reports that Vice President Ahmed ...

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NATO Investigators Deem Reports Of Civilian Casualties In Kunduz 'Credible'

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Investigators for the NATO coalition in Afghanistan said they have found credible evidence that a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killed civilians.

Back in October, a U.S. gunship opened fire on a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing 23 people.

In a statement, Gen. John Campbell, the commander of U.S. ...

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Patricia Now A Tropical Depression As It Moves Inland In Mexico

Saturday, October 24, 2015

As it contines to move across Mexico, Patricia has lost most of its strength. It is now a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto delivered some very good news: The hurricane, which ...

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CHART: Is Hurricane Patricia The Strongest Hurricane Ever?

Friday, October 23, 2015

The qualifier "ever" always makes us journalists nervous. So when we started to hear that Hurricane Patricia had become the "strongest hurricane ever," we started digging.

So is it? It could very well be, but we have no definitive answer.

As Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist who helps put ...

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A Seventh Church Is Set On Fire In St. Louis

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The doors of a seventh church were set on fire in St. Louis early Thursday morning.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that "St. Louis Fire Department was able to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher," but the double wooden doors at the Shrine of St. Joseph's rectory ...

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U.S. Soldier Killed During Hostage Rescue Mission In Iraq

Thursday, October 22, 2015

An American soldier was injured during a hostage rescue operation in Iraq on Thursday and later died after receiving medical care, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

This is how Cook described what happened:

"Early today in Iraq, at the request of the Kurdistan Regional Government, ...

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Mexico Arrests 6 People In Connection With 'El Chapo' Guzmán's Escape

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mexican authorities say they have arrested six people in connection with the escape of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the country's biggest drug lord.

The Associated Press reports that among those captured are Guzmán's brother-in-law.

The wire service adds:

"Attorney General Arely Gomez said the alleged mastermind is a ...

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WikiLeaks Releases Documents Purportedly From CIA Director's Personal Email

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WikiLeaks has released a cache of documents that the website says come from the AOL email account of Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan.

The documents purportedly include Brennan's security clearance application with personal information as well as the names, addresses and telephone numbers of many of his acquaintances, including ...

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Police Step Up Patrols In St. Louis Over String Of Church Fires

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Police in St. Louis have stepped up patrols after six churches in predominantly black neighborhoods were set on fire this month.

As St. Louis Public Radio has reported, the cases, which are being investigated by local and federal authorities, are being treated as arson. St. Louis Public Radio reports ...

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Iran's Supreme Leader Signs Off On Nuclear Deal With World Powers

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, signed off on the country's nuclear deal with world powers on Wednesday.

Reuters reports that Khamenei wrote a letter to President Hassan Rouhani saying Iran should begin implementing the terms of deal and the United States and the European Union should begin dismantling ...

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U.S., Russia Come To Agreement To Prevent Midair Mishaps Over Syria

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The United States and Russia have come to an agreement that aims to prevent midair mishaps over Syria.

The memorandum of agreement calls for pilots to be "professional," to communicate over a designated frequency if necessary and to maintain a "safe distance" at all times.

Both countries are conducting a ...

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Alabama Judge Accused Of Telling Offenders To Give Blood Or Go To Jail

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The actions of a circuit judge in Marion, Ala., are raising all kinds of questions about the ethics of essentially sentencing someone to have a medical procedure.

In a recording released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Judge Marvin Wiggins told a courtroom full of offenders that if they ...

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'El Chapo' Guzmán Escapes From Authorities, But Suffers Injuries

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has once again eluded Mexican authorities.

This time, reports NPR's Carrie Kahn, Mexican marines had found Mexico's most wanted drug trafficker in a remote mountainous area, but he got away again, suffering injuries.

Carrie sent this report to our Newscast unit:

"Mexican officials say marines ...

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Mess Left By Mudslides In California Could Take Days To Clean Up

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The mess left behind by mudslides in California could take days to clean up.

CBS News reports that strong thunderstorms caused massive mudslides that left vehicles on Highway 58 in up to 6 feet of mud. CBS reports:

"On Friday, rescuers and those stranded in the highway debris ...

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