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Explosions Rattle Two New Mexico Churches

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 13:45
Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating the nearly-simultaneous blasts.

Balloon Released at Father's Grave Returns Home

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 13:33
A widow and her daughter in Cement, Oklahoma, released a balloon, with a note attached, at the grave of their beloved husband and father only to find the "letter to heaven" 25 miles away at their family's home.

Helicopter Crash at Russian Air Show Kills Pilot

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 13:24
The chopper went into a flat spin before crashing during aerobatics at an airshow in Russia.

Obama to Restore Pell Grants For Prisoners

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:57
A three-year pilot program will make some federal and state prisoners eligible to get federal aid in the form of Pell Grants.

Person of Interest in Custody in Fatal Cop Shooting

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:25
Officer Sean Bolton, a member of the force since 2010, was shot multiple times while conducting a traffic stop in southeast Memphis.

Special Olympic Athlete Missing in Los Angeles: Cops

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:41
Police are asking for the public's help to find an athlete missing since Saturday.

Will Joe Biden Jump Into the Presidential Race?

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:38
Vice President Biden has not closed the door to a presidential run, according to NBC News sources, but it is far from clear he will enter the 2016 campaign, with much of the Democratic Party already behind Hillary Clinton.

Hitchhiking Robot Meets Demise in Philadelphia

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:56
HitchBOT, the tweeting, child-sized robot that made its way across Canada and safely visited Germany and the Netherlands was "vandalized" in the U.S.

Cecil the Lion, Endangered Species Light Up NYC Landmark

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:29
The movie-like projections of birds, snakes and whales cast on the south side of the Empire State Building was the first display of its kind.

Israeli Teen Who Was Stabbed at Gay Pride Parade Dies

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:27
Shira Banki, a 16-year-old high school student, was one of six people wounded in the assault.

College Textbook Prices Have Risen 1,041 Percent Since 1977

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:43
Students hitting the college bookstore this fall will get a stark lesson in economics even before they've cracked open their first chapter.

Tinderbox: Massive California Wildfire Swells Overnight

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:20
More than 50 buildings, including 24 residences have been destroyed, by the Rocky Fire.

Challenger, Columbia Wreckage on Display for 1st Time

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:19
NASA is offering wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for a new exhibit to be on display for the public.

Donald Trump Shares His Strategy for GOP Debate

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:07
He said in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press that he's "not looking to take anybody out or be nasty to anybody."

Donald Trump Surges in New NBC News/WSJ Poll

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 06:21
Trump is the first choice of 19 percent of GOP primary voters, while 15 percent back Walker and 14 percent back Bush. Ten percent support retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

Watch Lester Holt's Complete Interview With Jeb Bush

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 06:11
NBC News' Lester Holt sat down with 2016 presidential nominee Jeb Bush to talk about everything from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to ISIS and racism.

False Alarm: Jericho the Lion Is Alive and Well

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 05:43
The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority released a photograph of the lion named Jericho that it said was taken Sunday.

Sources of Cheap Hydro Are Drying Up in Parched West

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 05:43
As rivers and reservoirs shrink across the parched West, cheap sources of water-generated electricity are starting to dry up.

Nine Shot at Backyard Party in Brooklyn

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 05:41
The NYPD said the victims — between the ages of 19 and 38 — were taken to area hospitals.

More Beach Discoveries Eyed for MH370 Clues

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 05:40
City officials confirmed to NBC News that police had collected an object from the coastline and would be examining it.