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Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 9:37 AM

WATCH: U.S. State Department Press Briefing

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Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 8:28 AM

Quake Toll May Climb Up to 15,000: Nepal Army Chief

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 6:36 AM

Hawaii Woman Killed in Apparent Shark Attack

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 5:45 AM

Pakistan Jails 10 for Role in Malala Attack

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 5:35 AM

Kim Jong Un Won't Be Visiting Moscow: Russia

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 5:08 AM

1 in 5 Elderly Americans Dies Broke: Survey

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 3:53 AM

Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Aren't Among 300 Rescued

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 2:31 AM

South Korea: Kim Jong Un Executed 15 Officials This Year

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 5:06 AM

"Miracle": Teen Pulled From Rubble 5 Days After Quake

Rescuers have pulled a teenage boy alive from the rubble of a collapsed Kathmandu building five days after Nepal's catastrophic earthquake, NBC News reported. A group of international rescue teams worked for nearly six hours to free the teen, using an excavator, jacks, saws and shovels. USAID team leader Andrew Olvera told NBC News that the boy had not been crushed, but rather had effectively been trapped in a concrete "box" between floors of a collapsed building. The dramatic rescue came as the official death toll from Saturday's disaster rose above 5,500. Crowds erupted in cheers as the boy was carried out in a stretcher. "It's a miracle, a true miracle," an armed police force general at the scene said. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 7:25 PM

These Are America's Cities With the Worst Air Pollution

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 6:58 PM

German Measles Eliminated From Americas: Officials

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Lolly's Locks Helps a Preschool Teacher Face Cancer

When Lauren Smoke, a preschool teacher, was diagnosed with breast cancer, she feared that losing her hair would make her unrecognizable to her students. But thanks to the organization Lolly's Locks, the 33-year-old preschool teacher is facing her illness with confidence and a renewed sense of self. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 5:41 PM

FAA Questioned Mental Health of Germanwings Pilot

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Doctors Save 3 Babies With "4-D-Printed" Airway Splints

Three small children who were born with a rare and often deadly defect to their windpipes are now healthy and breathing normally, thanks to innovative "4-D"-printed airway splints created by a team of doctors, NBC News reported. A condition called tracheobronchomalacia left Garrett Peterson and two other children with airway walls that were weak and prone to collapse. So doctors at the University of Michigan custom-printed and implanted the children with the splints that will grow with the children ("the fourth dimension") that so far have the children alive and breathing normally. "Today, we see a way to cure a disease that has been killing children for generations," said Dr. Glenn Green, who helped lead the work. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 4:55 PM

101 Baltimore Protesters Go Free as Paperwork Piles Up

Baltimore police on Wednesday released 101 protesters — who had been arrested in violent demonstrations in the city this week — because mounting paperwork prevented authorities from formally charging them, NBC News reported. The 101 detainees walked free without charges on Wednesday afternoon, the same time that Baltimore police announced that their report on the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died in police custody this month, would not be made public Friday as promised. By law, authorities must charge suspects within 48 hours of their arrest or release them. "If we're not able to meet the 48-hour window to charge, they will be released," said Baltimore Police Capt. Eric Kowalczyk. "We do not want to violate anyone's individual rights." Read »