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World powers back out of Russia Summit over Crimea annexation

4:26 PM, Mar 24, 2014

(NBC NEWS) -- The world powers known as the Group of 7 are backing out of a planned summit in Russia and will meet on their own instead - a diplomatic move intended to punish Russia for annexing part of Ukraine.

Official: 108 names on list of missing in mudslide

12:34 PM, Mar 24, 2014

ARLINGTON, Washington (AP) -- Authorities say there are 108 names on the list of people who've been reported missing or unaccounted for in the weekend mudslide in Washington state.

Affordable Care Act deadline nears

11:17 AM, Mar 24, 2014

(NBC News) -- Five million people have now signed up for health insurance on the state and federal online exchanges, the Obama administration said Monday.

Calif. teen sacrifices life for girlfriend

11:17 AM, Mar 24, 2014

MARYSVILLE, California (KCRA) -- A 16-year-old girl is fighting for her life and her late boyfriend is being hailed as a hero after the pair were struck by a train.

Malaysian airlines: Relatives told no survivors

10:07 AM, Mar 24, 2014

(USA TODAY) -- China's state news agency reported that a Chinese plane crew spotted some "suspicious objects in the southern Indian Ocean" on Monday while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Train derails at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

6:42 AM, Mar 24, 2014

(USA TODAY) -- Around 30 people were injured, none seriously, when a train crashed through the end of the platform and hit escalators at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Monday, according to Chicago's Transit Authority.

Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

5:21 AM, Mar 24, 2014

CAIRO (AP) -- A court in southern Egypt has convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police.

Obama: Europe not an East-West battleground

5:04 AM, Mar 24, 2014

(USA TODAY) -- President Obama has told a Dutch newspaper that despite Russia's annexation of Crimea he does not want Europe to be viewed as a battleground between the East and West.

Authorities: 18 missing in Washington mudslide

2:31 PM, Mar 23, 2014

ARLINGTON, Washington (AP) -- Authorities say 18 people are unaccounted for after a massive mudslide in Washington state killed at least three people and forced evacuations because of fears of flooding.

Man who lost his legs in Boston bombing is engaged

2:11 PM, Mar 23, 2014

CARLISLE, Massachusetts (AP) -- A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings, then helped authorities identify the suspects, is engaged and an expectant father.

Georgetown student arrested after making ricin in dorm

4:16 PM, Mar 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (USA TODAY) -- A Georgetown University student was charged on Friday with possessing a lethal amount of ricin after admitting he made the poison in his campus dorm room.

Washington man gets 16 years for putting infant in freezer

3:24 PM, Mar 22, 2014

TACOMA, Washington (AP) -- A 25-year-old Washington man accused of putting his 6-week-old daughter in a 10-degree freezer for about an hour to stop her crying was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison.

Starbucks to roll out beer, wine to more cafes

3:17 PM, Mar 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) -- Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.

Wal-Mart's new tool gives competitors prices

2:52 PM, Mar 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. told The Associated Press that it has rolled out an online tool that allows shoppers to compare its prices on 80,000 food and household products to those of its competitors.

Police phone-tracking contracts often kept secret

2:37 PM, Mar 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- Local police may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a new technology tool known as Stingray.

Bleak picture for minority kids in public schools

8:43 AM, Mar 21, 2014

(USA TODAY) -- More than a decade into the 21st century, minority students still face educational opportunities starkly different from those of white students, including harsher discipline and lower-paid, less-qualified teachers, according to new federal data from every public school in the USA.

Turkey blocks Twitter over graft recordings

5:52 AM, Mar 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey blocked access to Twitter on Friday after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "rip out the roots" of the social media network where links have proliferated to recordings that appear to incriminate the Turkish leader and other top officials in high-level corruption.

Search for Malaysia plane resumes off Australia

5:30 AM, Mar 21, 2014

(USA TODAY) -- The international search for objects in the southern Indian Ocean that may be from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane resumed Friday.

Boston bombing survivor dances for first time since losing leg

2:47 PM, Mar 20, 2014

VANCOUVER, Canada (WHDH) -- A professional dancer whose leg was partially amputated as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing danced on Wednesday for the first time since the incident.

Colorado father charged after truck towed with his baby inside

2:46 PM, Mar 20, 2014

DENVER, Colorado (KUSA) -- Police in Denver, Colorado have arrested a father who left his 1-year-old baby alone in a car that was towed with the child inside.

Security software just a Band-Aid for Windows XP machines

2:26 PM, Mar 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (USA Today) - After April 8, running a computer with Windows XP will be like turning on your house's security system but leaving the doors and windows open.

General sentenced in case involving affair with subordinate

12:10 PM, Mar 20, 2014

(USA TODAY) -- Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was fined $20,000 and reprimanded but avoided jail time Thursday after he acknowledged committing adultery and mistreating his former mistress, an Army captain.

Houston police discover 100+ immigrants in house

9:20 AM, Mar 20, 2014

HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) -- More than 100 immigrants were found at a suspected stash house in south Harris County, according to the Houston Police Department.

Possible plane objects spotted off Australia

5:16 AM, Mar 20, 2014

MELBOURNE, Australia (USA TODAY) -- Authorities in Australia are investigating two objects in the Indian Ocean spotted by satellite imagery that may be related to the missing Malaysian airliner, in what is being described as the most credible lead in the hunt for the plane that vanished nearly two weeks ago with 239 passengers and crew aboard.

Calif. teens facing felony charges for Facebook kidnapping

11:39 AM, Mar 19, 2014

MARYSVILLE, California (KCRA) -- Three California teenagers will be charged as adults for allegedly planning and attempting to carry out an elaborate kidnapping and murder plot.

Toyota to pay $1.2B to settle criminal probe

11:21 AM, Mar 19, 2014

(USA TODAY) -- The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Toyota will pay $1.2 billion to settle a criminal probe of its handling of the reports of unintended acceleration in its vehicles and subsequent recalls beginning in 2009.

Drunk Texas toddler leads to mother, aunt arrests

10:24 AM, Mar 19, 2014

HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) -- Felony charges have been filed against the Texas mother and aunt of a 1-year-old girl after police reported the child was found suffering alcohol poisoning.

Investigators examine Seattle helicopter crash

9:28 AM, Mar 19, 2014

SEATTLE, Washington (KING) -- A pilot and photographer were killed when a KOMO news helicopter crashed on top of three vehicles outside Seattle Center Tuesday morning and caught fire.

Data deleted from missing pilot's flight simulator: official

7:49 AM, Mar 19, 2014

(NBC News) -- Data was deleted from a flight simulator found at the home of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet's pilot, an official said Wednesday.

Rising food prices bite into household budgets

7:27 AM, Mar 19, 2014

(USA TODAY) -- Prices are rising for a range of food staples, from meat and pork to fruits and vegetables, squeezing consumers still struggling with modest wage gains.