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Man seeks restraining order against God

An Israeli man has petitioned for a restraining order against God, claiming the almighty has been particularly unkind to him over the years and that …

Report: Israeli intel prompts Russia to freeze missile delivery to Iran

Hezbollah had managed to smuggle advanced Russian-made SA-22 missiles into Lebanon as well as Yakhont surface-to-sea precision missiles, a violation …

20 Everyday Habits That Sabotage Weight Loss Goals

If you Google “how to lose weight” you get nearly a million results. You’d think with all the weight loss tips out there, we’d be a nation of people …

Sen. Schatz: The Climate Deal Is Just the Start

On Dec. 12, 195 countries representing about 98% of global greenhouse gas emissions approved a historic deal to rein in climate change. The agreement …

L.A. Unified defends decision to close schools amid criticism

Los Angeles officials on Tuesday defended the decision to close schools after receiving a "credible threat" of violence involving backpacks and packages left at campuses.<p>The statements from city and school officials at a news conference came as New York authorities said they had received a similar …

Vandals spray-paint 2 mosques in Southern California

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Vandals spray-painted graffiti at two mosques in the Southern California city of Hawthorne and left a device that looked …

Southern California

Syria imposes shawarma 'sandwich tax' among raft of measures to pay for war

Syria’s government has brought in a new tax on shawarma sandwiches and a raft of other levies on everyday life as it struggles to fill its coffers more than four years into a grinding civil war.<p>Syria: Assad question means common front against Isis still a long way off<p>Read more<p>The shawarma, a …

White House to Seek Expanded Background Checks for Gun Sales

President Barack Obama's advisers are finalizing a proposal that would expand background checks on gun sales — without congressional approval.<p>White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says the president has asked his team to complete a proposal and submit it for his review "in short order."<p>She said the …

Trump Campaign Meets With Republican National Committee

Republican National Committee officials met with the Trump campaign in New York City Wednesday to brief them on what RNC operations might look like should Trump win the nomination, a party official confirmed to NBC News.<p>According to another source with knowledge of the meeting, several high-ranking …

Islamic extremists ignored contact attempts by wife in California shooting: sources

WASHINGTON/SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Islamic militant groups ignored contact attempts from Pakistan-born Tashfeen Malik in the months before she and her husband killed 14 people at a California holiday party, probably because they feared getting caught in a U.S. law enforcement sting, U.S. …

Rejecting Appeal, Supreme Court Again Stays Out Of Gun Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from gun owners who challenged a ban on semi-automatic assault rifles and large-capacity ammunition magazines.<p>Two justices — Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia — would have heard the case and struck down the ban.<p>In deciding not to revisit the issue in …

Lawmakers in Ten States Push for Debt-Free College

Local lawmakers in ten states including New Hampshire, Iowa and Massachusetts announced a new push for legislation on Monday to make attending public …

Brown calls for stronger gun laws in wake of San Bernardino attack

In the wake of the San Bernardino shootings, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called for stronger federal gun laws, rebutted Republican criticism of President Obama and urged vigilance against potential terrorist activity.<p>"Ideas are being generated around the world that are coming back, a blowback that's …

Obama Orders Review of Visa Program That Admitted California Shooter

President Barack Obama ordered officials Sunday night to review the "fiancée" visa program under which one of the San Bernardino, California, terrorists entered the country.<p>In an address to the nation, Obama said the terrorist threat to the United States is evolving to one that makes use of …

Gun TV, a channel that lets people order firearms from home, is launching in the US

As insomniacs and impulse shoppers around the world can attest, home television shopping networks can make people covet never-before-contemplated purchases. So it’s worth asking whether a new channel dedicated to showcasing firearms could tempt Americans to buy more guns.<p>Gun TV (GTV Live Shopping) …

Guns

San Bernardino shooters tried to illegally modify rifle before rampage

The husband and wife responsible for killing 14 people in a shooting in San Bernardino this week tried to illegally modify a semi-automatic rifle to turn it into a machine gun, federal authorities said Friday.<p>A Smith & Wesson M&P15 found with the couple after a gun battle with police Wednesday was …

Pentagon Opens All Frontline Combat Jobs to Women

Women will be allowed to serve as fully-fledged members of front-line U.S. military combat units, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced …

Tamir Rice family attorneys want own experts to testify

CLEVELAND — Attorneys for the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black boy who was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer last year, have asked a prosecutor to allow their own use-of-force experts to testify before a grand jury.<p>It came as Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty released …

Rahm Emanuel Fires Chicago Police Chief After Officer Indicted on Murder Charges

“He's a distraction“ from the investigation into Laquan McDonald's death, Emanuel said in a press conference.<p>Chicago mayor <b>Rahm Emanuel</b> announced on Tuesday that he had asked the city’s police superintendent, <b>Garry McCarthy</b>, to resign, and created a task force to look into the police department’s …

High court's election-year lineup rich in high-profile cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.<p>Affirmative action, abortion and another look at the Obama …

Health Care Law

Planned Parenthood shooting suspect due to appear in Colorado court today

The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday and learned that he will face first-degree murder charges in the deaths of three people killed in the standoff with police.<p>Speaking in a raspy voice, Robert Lewis Dear appeared via …

Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Made Comment About 'No More Baby Parts': Sources

The day after a gunman killed three people and shot nine others at a Colorado Planned Parenthood office, officials tell NBC News a motive remains unclear, but say the suspect talked about politics and abortion.<p>Robert Lewis Dear, a North Carolina native who was living in a trailer in Colorado, made …

Georgia sheriff declares his community 'politically incorrect'

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia sheriff has staked out his ground in the U.S. culture wars by posting a large sign cautioning visitors that his community is proud to be "politically incorrect."<p>"WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect," reads the sign posted on Tuesday under a welcome banner …

Top scientists accuse House panel of harassing climate researchers

Eight key scientific bodies warn Republican congressman Lamar Smith that his committee’s investigation into Noaa could have a ‘chilling effect’ on science<p>Leading scientists have accused a Republican-led committee of subjecting climate researchers to politically motivated “harassment” amid an …

The Latest: Demonstrations continue in Chicago over video

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):<p>9:45 p.m.<p>A crowd …

Law Enforcement

Powerful N.Y. lawmaker collected millions in bribes, prosecutor says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of New York’s most powerful politicians abused his office for a decade, orchestrating multimillion-dollar bribery schemes he kept hidden from public view through lies and deception, a U.S. prosecutor told jurors on Monday at the close of his corruption trial.<p>Former New York …