Scott Neuman

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Russia Finally Launches Supplies To ISS After Earlier Failures

Friday, July 03, 2015

A Russian rocket filled with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station lifted off from a pad in Kazakhstan early today after two previous re-supply missions failed.

NPR's Corey Flintoff reports that the successful launch of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, known as the Progress 60P, which is set to ...

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ISIS Reportedly Destroys Ancient Statue In Captured City Of Palmyra

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The self-declared Islamic State has released photos purportedly of its fighters destroying an ancient artifact in the Syrian city of Palmyra weeks after the Islamist extremists captured the city.

A "priceless" 2,000-year-old statue of a lion dating from the city's Roman heritage is seen being smashed in what Syrian antiquities ...

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Former Sen. Jim Webb Announces Run For Democratic Nomination

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb has become the fifth Democrat to announce he is seeking the party's nomination for president.

"[Our] country needs a fresh approach to solving the problems that confront us and too often unnecessarily divide us," Webb said in a statement. "We need to shake the hold ...

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Taiwan Airliner's Black Box Shows Pilot May Have Shut Off Wrong Engine

Thursday, July 02, 2015

"Wow, pulled back wrong side throttle."

Those were the words spoken in Chinese on the cockpit voice recorder just eight seconds before a Taiwanese airliner crashed shortly after takeoff, killing 43 people, according to a transcript of the cockpit voice recorder released by investigators.

Dramatic video taken from vehicle ...

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Police Issue 'All Clear' At Washington Navy Yard

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Updated at 12:27 p.m. ET

The Washington, D.C., Police Department has issued an "all clear" at the Washington Navy Yard, the scene of a 2013 mass shooting, where there was a report today of possible gunshots.

"At this time, there is no evidence of gunshots. There is no evidence of ...

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Police Capture Prison Escapee David Sweat, Ending Weeks-Long Manhunt

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Updated at 7:40 p.m. ET

David Sweat, one of two inmates who escaped from a prison in upstate New York earlier this month, has been shot but taken alive just days after his accomplice, Richard Matt, was killed by police.

After three weeks on the run, Sweat was captured ...

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Multiple Shark Attacks On Carolina Beaches

Sunday, June 28, 2015

For the second time in as many days, a swimmer off North Carolina's Outer Banks has been attacked by a shark.

The Associated Press says that the latest victim was an 18-year-old man who was left in critical condition after the attack, which occurred Saturday afternoon on a beach ...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Breaks Up On Liftoff

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Updated at 4:55 p.m. ET

An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket experienced what the private space launch company calls "some type of anomaly in first-stage flight" about two and a half minutes into its flight.

NASA commentator George Diller confirmed that "the vehicle has broken up."

Pieces could be seen ...

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Kuwait Says Saudi Responsible For Mosque Suicide Bombing

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The suicide bomber who attacked a Shiite mosque in Kuwait last week, killing 27 people, was a Saudi national who flew into the neighboring Gulf nation hours before carrying out his deadly mission, Kuwaiti officials say. The self-declared Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Associated Press ...

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Greece To Close Banks, Impose Capital Controls Amid Looming Default

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Updated at 2:40 p.m. ET

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday that banks will be closed and capital controls imposed in order to stave off a run on the euro after negotiations with the country's international lenders broke down.

He said the Athens stock market would also be closed.

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Police Question Suspect In Lyon Factory Beheading

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Police in France are questioning a suspect they believe was responsible for an explosion and the beheading of a man at a factory near Lyon on Friday. Officials reportedly say he took a "selfie" with the slain victim — his boss at the plant — and sent it to ...

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Kurds Reportedly Retake Kobani From ISIS Fighters

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Kurdish forces have retaken the key border town of Kobani from militants with the self-declared Islamic State, the second time the Islamist extremists have been ousted from the region this year, according to a British-based monitoring group.

Farther east, ISIS fighters had also attacked the government-held Syrian city of Hasaka.

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Greece Slouches Toward Default As Germany Rules Out Further Debt Talks

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Updated at 3:05 p.m. ET

Across Greece, people lined up outside banks and at ATMs to withdraw euros today after their prime minister called for a surprise referendum on a proposed international bailout for the troubled country — a move that has pushed Athens to the brink of default and ...

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After Escaped Convict Is Shot In New York, Police Hunt For Accomplice

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A day after Richard Matt, one of two escaped inmates from a prison in upstate New York was shot and killed by police, a weeks-long manhunt, which has yet to track down accomplice David Sweat, has gone into overdrive. Helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of officers are scouring an ...

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Tunisia IDs Beach Resort Assailant As 23-Year-Old Aviation Student

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Updated at 1:05 p.m. ET

The man who opened fire on tourists at a Tunisian beach resort, killing 39 and wounding 36 others, has been identified by the country's prime minister as a 23-year-old aviation student studying at the nearby University of Kairouan.

Premier Habib Essid also said that ...

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Activist Climbs Flagpole At S.C. Statehouse, Removes Confederate Banner

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET

An African-American activist scaled the 30-foot flag pole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse early this morning and removed the Confederate battle flag that flies there.

Despite a call from Gov. Nikki Haley to take down the flag in the wake of the ...

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Obama: Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling 'A Victory For America'

Friday, June 26, 2015

President Obama called the Supreme Court's decision affirming the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry a "victory for America" that had "made our union a little more perfect."

In the 5-4 decision, Justice Kennedy wrote the opinion of the court, saying the equal protection clause of the 14th ...

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Obama Delivers Eulogy At Funeral For Slain Charleston Pastor

Friday, June 26, 2015

Updated at 3:35 p.m. ET

President Obama, delivering the eulogy at the funeral of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, said the alleged killer of the pastor and eight other congregants at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church hoped to "terrorize and oppress" but that "God has different ideas."

Noting the public ...

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Suicide Attack At Kuwait Mosque

Friday, June 26, 2015

At least 10 people are dead at a mosque in the Kuwaiti capital after an attack carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt. The self-declared Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

The explosion at the Imam Sadiq Mosque in a residential and shopping district of Kuwait City occurred ...

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At Least 37 Dead After Attack On Hotel At Tunisian Beach Resort

Friday, June 26, 2015

Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET

A gunman at tourist hotel on Tunisia's Mediterranean coastal resort of Sousse removed a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and opened fire, killing at least 37 people, including British, German and Belgian tourists, according to government officials in the North African country.

Tunisia's health ministry ...

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