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Meteorite Suspected in Death of Man in Southern India

CHENNAI, India — Indian scientists are investigating whether a man was killed by a meteorite, which if confirmed would be the first recorded death from falling fragments of space rock in almost 200 years.

Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, has said a bus driver at a college in …

Earth Science

U.S. Athletes Should Consider Not Attending Olympics If They Fear Zika: Officials

NEW YORK — The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.

The message was delivered in a conference call involving USOC officials and leaders of …

Zika Virus

Unmasked: The Other ISIS 'Beatles' in 'Jihadi John' Terror Cell

Two members of the "Beatles" — an infamous ISIS cell led by notorious killer "Jihadi John" — have been identified as radicalized Muslims from London, according to NBC's U.K. partner ITV News.

"Jihadi John," whose real name was Mohammed Emwazi, was the masked ISIS fighter wielding a knife who …

John Lennon

New Hampshire: Countdown to the First In the Nation Primary

Iowans have spoken. Now it's New Hampshire's turn.

It's the country's first primary (because Iowa caucuses) and will be another critical factor in the race to the White House.

The race so far: To recap, in the Republican race, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won Iowa, upsetting Donald Trump. But New Hampshire …

New Hampshire

Beyoncé's Politically Charged Super Bowl Halftime Performance

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller may have won the Super Bowl MVP Sunday, but the real star of the night was arguably pop icon Beyoncé, who delivered a riveting, politically charged performance as part of an exuberant halftime show.

The elaborately staged performance of her new viral sensation …

San Francisco Bay Area

Manhunt Underway For Escaped Arkansas Killer Paul 'Shortycane' Grice

A manhunt was underway Monday in Arkansas for a dangerous prisoner known as "Shortycane" who escaped by draping a blanket over razor wire and clambering over a fence.

Paul Grice's next stop was his cousin's house in the town of Montongo, according to NBC affiliate KARK 4 News.

"He knocked and peeked …


First Read: One Day to New Hampshire, Five Storylines to Watch

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

One day out and five storylines to watch

MANCHESTER, NH — We are now one day away from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, and there are five storylines …

New Hampshire

Former Mexican President: We're Not Paying for 'Stupid' Wall

A former Mexican president had some tough words when asked about GOP candidate Donald Trump's much-touted plan to build a border wall that he says will be paid for by Mexico.

"We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it's going to be completely useless," said former …


White House Seeks $1.8 Billion for Zika Virus Response

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $1.8 billion to help get ready to fight the Zika virus, which is spreading across the Americas fast and which doctors fear may cause severe birth defects.

The money would go for mosquito control, training programs and laboratory capacity to test for the …

White House

New England Braces for Blizzard Ahead of New Hampshire Primary

Parts of the Northeast could get walloped with more than a foot of snow Monday, and accompanying strong winds could create dangerous road conditions just before New Hampshire residents gear up to cast their primary votes.

Blizzard conditions were expected in parts of New England, with the eastern …

New Hampshire Primary

Peyton Manning talks 'special' Super Bowl, potential retirement

Fresh off the Denver Broncos' victory in Super Bowl 50, quarterback Peyton Manning tells TODAY that the Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton was gracious and humble in defeat. He says he's going to enjoy his victory for a few weeks before deciding whether he will continue his career.

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Peyton Manning

Russia Arrests ISIS Gang Accused of Plotting to Bomb Moscow, St. Petersburg

MOSCOW, Russia — Russia's security services arrested seven suspected ISIS militants who were planning terror attacks on St. Petersburg and Moscow, officials said Monday.

Russia's Federal Security Bureau, said explosives, detonators, grenades and guns were found in the homes of the detained …


Suspect in Vienna Death of Lauren Mann Is Arrested at Swiss Refugee Center

MAINZ, Germany — A suspect in the death of American nanny Lauren Mann has been arrested at a Swiss refugee center, officials told NBC News on Monday.

Mann, a 25-year-old originally from Colorado, was found half naked in apartment in the Austrian city of Vienna last month. An autopsy showed she died …



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1. Broncos Defeat Panthers in Super Bowl 50

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning got his perfect finish — assuming he's finishing — leading his team to a 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. It was a dominant defense, though, …

New Hampshire

Team Essence Embarks on Audacious Attempt to Row Nonstop Across Atlantic Ocean

More people have made it to outer space than accomplished this crew's mission: rowing 3,807 miles, nonstop, across the Atlantic Ocean.

"In fact, more people have actually been to the moon than have rowed from mainland Europe to mainland South America," expedition captain Mathew Bennett says with a …


Taiwan Earthquake: Two Survivors Pulled From Rubble as Death Toll Climbs

TAINAN, Taiwan — Two survivors, one found shielded under her husband's body, were pulled from a toppled high-rise apartment building Monday — two days after an earthquake in Taiwan killed at least 37.

Taiwan's Eastern Broadcasting Corp. reported that Tsao Wei-ling called out "here I am," as rescuers …


Bill Clinton Launches Attack on Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire

Bill Clinton launched a sustained attack on Bernie Sanders at a New Hampshire campaign rally Sunday, tearing into the senator's rhetoric against Hillary Clinton and picking apart his spending plans.

The former president appeared angry as he poured scorn on his wife's opponent, portraying the Sanders …

Bill Clinton

Leopard Prowls Around School, Pool as it Eludes Capture for 10 Hours

Big cat caught on camera tangling with a man beside a swimming pool as it prowled around an area near the capital of Karnataka state in southern India.

Swimming Pool

South Korea Fires Warning Shots at North's Boat One Day After Satellite Launch

SEOUL, South Korea — Tensions on the Korean peninsula flared again Monday as South Korea fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat, one day after Pyongyang provoked international condemnation with a controversial satellite launch.

The South fired the shots and broadcast loudspeaker messages …

South Korea

Baltimore Residents Work to Heal Their City Through Police Mediation

Changa Onyango has seen the impact of deep-seated mistrust between Baltimore police officers and the minority neighborhoods they serve.

Police officers trying to arrest a teen in front of his family might be viewed with anger, but the cop might feel he'd done everything possible to avoid physical …


These Homeless and Disabled Artists Are Getting a Second Chance


Three Killed, Two Injured in Shooting at Jamaican Opposition Party Rally

At least three people were killed and two injured in a shooting as hundreds gathered for an opposition party political rally in Monetego Bay, Jamaica, Sunday night, the Jamaica Labour Party said.

The gunfire rang out as former Jamaican prime minister and current JLP leader Andrew Holness was …


Death Toll in Taiwan Quake Rises to 32

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in southern Taiwan rose to 32 on Sunday, although officials feared that more than 100 people remained trapped under a collapsed high-rise apartment building.

The 6.4-magnitude quake struck early Saturday morning, hitting the city of Tainan the hardest. A few …


Two Killed, Four Injured During Mississippi Mardi Gras Parade

Two people were shot to death and four others were injured during a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi on Sunday, police said.

The two dead men were identified as Carlos Bates, 29 and Isiah Major III, 43, NBC affiliate WLBT reported, quoting the Harrison County coroner.

The conditions of the injured …

Mardi Gras

Fear of Zika Impacts Daily Life, Travel in U.S., Latin America

MIAMI, FL — After hearing the recent news that Colombia confirmed three deaths of patients infected with the Zika virus, Maritza Doria said she's terrified of her upcoming business trip to her home country. Colombia has over 20,500 cases of Zika infection so far.

"If I could avoid the trip, I would. …

U.S. Travel

Donald Trump Makes His Populist Pitch in New Hampshire

HOLDERNESS, New Hampshire — With voting around the corner in crucial New Hampshire, Donald Trump is playing up his populism.

As Trump spoke to a crowd of hundreds at Plymouth State University, his message was consistent: Everyone else is bought, and that's why they can't bring change.

He used …

Donald Trump

Super Bowl 50 Commercials Play It Upbeat, Safe

Game on. On advertising's biggest night, Super Bowl ads are aiming for optimism.

An Audi ad will show an aging astronaut getting reinvigorated by driving an Audi to the tune of David Bowie's "Starman." Amy Schumer and Seth Rogan will try to unit Americans with the "Bud Light Party." And Axe will …


Runner Dies During Krispy Kreme Race in North Carolina

A runner in a North Carolina race where participants consume as many as 12 doughnuts in an hour died Saturday after experiencing chest pains, race organizers said in a statement.

The 58-year-old man, who was not identified, stepped out of the "Krispy Kreme Challenge" within the first mile, the …

Krispy Kreme

Bernie Sanders Shrugs Off Albright's Foreign Policy Slam

With just two days till the New Hampshire primary, Senator Bernie Sanders is pushing back against allegations that he doesn't have enough foreign policy credentials to become president of the United States.

"It's the same argument used against Barack Obama in 2008," Sanders told NBC News' Kate Snow. …

Bernie Sanders

New Hampshire Is Do-or-Die for Governors in 2016 Race

BEDFORD, New Hampshire — On a Saturday morning in snowy New Hampshire, a woman asked Gov. Jeb Bush how he'd take care of the country's veterans. She recounted how her father had spent nearly a decade trying to escape the bureaucratic nightmare created when the Department of Veterans of Affairs, …

New Hampshire