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Food aid reaches starving Syrian town under siege

BEIRUT — The first shipment of desperately needed food aid reached a besieged Syrian town on Monday as part of a U.N.-backed agreement to bring relief to starving residents who say they have been forced to eat leaves and cats.<p>About 50 vehicles packed with food and medical supplies left the Syrian …

Queen's Speech set to outline pensions reform as Coalition bids to prove it is 'no zombie government'

Reform of pensions system at centre of Government's final programme, but Ed Miliband accuses Coalition of delivering 'more of the same' insubstantial legislation<p>David Cameron and Nick Clegg will on Wednesday use the Coalition’s last Queen’s Speech to present their “ground-breaking” pensions reform …

US army 'could still pursue desertion charges against Bowe Bergdahl'

Any misconduct by released Taliban detainee Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will not be ignored, says Barack Obama's chief military adviser<p>The <b>US</b> Army is preparing to launch an investigation into the disappearance and capture of Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan as the country’s top military officer indicated …

DOD: '09 Bergdahl review classified

The Army conducted an investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance after his disappearance in 2009, but it remains classified to this day, the Pentagon said Tuesday.<p>Defense Department spokesman Col. Steve Warren said he would not detail the conclusions the Army reached in its first look …

Freedom: Watch the Dramatic Moment Taliban Released Bowe Bergdahl

The Taliban released a video Wednesday showing the moment former prisoner Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to American custody.<p>The 17-minute video, sent to NBC News by a known Taliban spokesman, shows both sides quickly shaking hands before a clean-shaven Bergdahl is handed over.<p>A misspelled message …

Midwest braces for more storms after 4,300 cars pounded by hail - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Severe storms that pelted the Omaha, Nebraska, area with hail are expected to move east Wednesday and hit parts of the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, CNN meteorologist Sherri Pugh said.<p>Nashville; Louisville, Kentucky; and Cincinnati probably will be pounded with heavy rain and strong winds …

Miss USA prepares to pass on the crown

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Miss USA Erin Brady can't believe her yearlong reign is coming to an end while a new journey for one of the 51 women seeking to …

Tornado Threats, Destructive Winds: Severe Storms Threaten Millions

More than 35 million Americans could face destructive winds Wednesday as a dense pattern of severe storms pelted Nebraska with baseball-sized hail before spreading across the Midwest.<p>Tornadoes are possible across a broad swath of the Midwest and parts of the Mississippi River Valley, the Weather …

Hail, tornadoes reported as storms cross Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath …

E.U. 'Deeply Concerned' Over North Korea Nuclear Test Reports

VIENNA - The European Union said on Wednesday it was concerned that North Korea - which has threatened to carry out a new nuclear test - was enhancing its ability to miniaturize nuclear warheads for the country's missiles.<p>In a statement at a meeting of the 35-nation governing board of the U.N. …

Slenderman: Behind the online monster cited in Wisconsin stabbing report

On Saturday, two 12-year-old girls in Waukesha, Wisconsin were arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder for luring a fellow classmate into the woods, where they allegedly held her down and stabbed her 19 times.<p>Court documents revealed that the suspects may have been motivated by their …

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Live to 100: Number of centenarians has doubled

<b>(CNN) —</b> It is Her Majesty's custom to send a personal greeting to her subjects on their 100th birthdays. These days the Queen of England has a lot more letters to write.<p>That's because a record number of people are living to 100 and beyond in the United Kingdom -- and worldwide. In fact, one-third …