U.S. & World News

12 September 2014

Lonely pets: easing anxiety

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(NBC News)  Fall is a busy time for many families in America.With back to school, the start of fall sports and perhaps sending a kid to college it can be a tough transition for parents, but mom and ...

12 September 2014

Gauging the ISIS threat

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(NBC News) The Pentagon and the White House agreed "war" is the right word to describe the new Obama effort to destroy ISIS, the self-styled Islamic state.But Obama's plan for a coalition, at least ...

12 September 2014

Blackened Burger King burger

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Burger King Japan is rolling out a burger that's all black from bun to bun.The Kuro burger, as it's called, has bread and cheese, both blackened by bamboo charcoal, and a special sauce colored with ...

12 September 2014

T.J. Lane captured: escaped high school shooter in custody

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Cleveland, Ohio --- (NBC News) A convicted school shooter who sparked a massive manhunt when he escaped from an Ohio prison Thursday has been caught, officials said. Thomas "T.J." Lane, 19, was appr ...

12 September 2014

Police prank investigation

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Ferndale, Mich. ---  (WDIV) Three Ferndale officers are under investigation for a prank gone wrong.  The ordeal started with a dog being brought to the Ferndale police department that was not want ...

11 September 2014

FDA approves new weight loss pill

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight loss pill for only the third time in the last decade.Contrave, which works by decreasing appetite, was approved for people who are obese or ...

11 September 2014

ISIS: U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Congressman Greg Walden react

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President Obama last night for the first time said he's authorized U.S. airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria.Capitol Hill has been buzzing for weeks about how the U.S. should interfere with th ...

11 September 2014

School spanking leaves bruises

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Newton, Texas --- (KBMT)  A Newton, Texas mother says her 7th grade some came home with welts and a bruise after being paddled at school."Nothing like this has ever happened to my kid before," said ...

11 September 2014

Gruesome find: 50 frozen cats

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Suburban Lake Palm Worth, Fla. --- (WPTV)  Sheriff's deputies serving a search warrant at a suburban Lake Worth, Florida home made an unusual discovery Wednesday.After seizing a computer and arrest ...

11 September 2014

Oscar Pistorius: Judge Masipa says 'Blade Runner' can't be convicted of murder

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Pretoria, South Africa - (NBC News) A judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of murder on Thursday, but said there was "no doubt" the double-amputee acted unlawfully when he shot and killed his girlfriend. A ...