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Hurricane Gaston Reforms in Atlantic Ocean

A storm churning in the Atlantic Ocean strengthened to reformed into a hurricane Saturday as it moved northwest, but the storm was far off land.<p>Hurricane Gaston was around 655 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and was moving northwest at 8 mph as of 11 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said. It had …

Atlantic Ocean

Suspect in Killing of Two Mississippi Nuns Confessed, Sheriff Says

DURANT, Miss. — A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home confessed to the killings, a sheriff said Saturday, in the latest twist to a crime that has horrified people in the small communities where the women served.<p>Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, …

Crime

Colombian Rebels Announce Final Conference of Peace Talks

BOGOTA, Colombia — Top commanders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are preparing to gather one final time in mid-September to ratify a peace accord reached this week with government negotiators and map out the group's political strategy without weapons.<p>"The historic importance of …

Latin America

Convicted Ohio Man Jumps to Death After Being Sentenced to 13 Years

An Ohio man convicted of attempted murder escaped from a courthouse guard and jumped to his death shortly after being sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday, authorities said.<p>Jason Binkiewiz, 42, was pronounced dead after jumping over a banister on the third floor of a Steubenville courthouse, …

Ohio

Nephew of Sinaloa Cartel Leader Shot Dead in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — A nephew of one of the leaders of the powerful Sinaloa cartel was murdered, the state prosecutors office said on Saturday, the latest attack on the groups family members.<p>Edgar Juvanny Parra Zambada, 42, the nephew of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, was shot dead alongside another victim on …

Sinaloa Cartel

Death Penalty Sought in Cookout Ambush That Killed 5, Unborn Child

PITTSBURGH — Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at a cookout that killed five adults and an unborn child.<p>The Allegheny County district attorneys' office filed notice Friday that it would seek capital punishment if Cheron Shelton, …

Death Penalty

Trump Adds Point on Immigration Plan, Hits Clinton Over 'Super Predators'

DES MOINES, Iowa — Backed by bales of hay and flanked by some of Iowa's top elected Republicans, Donald Trump added points to his vague plan for undocumented immigrants in America.<p>He remained unclear, however, about his plans for deportation — an issue Trump says the media is overly focused on but …

Immigration

Trump Excoriated for Tweet About Fatal Shooting of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Donald Trump is getting backlash for a tweet about the fatal shooting of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin, in which he proclaimed, "Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!"<p>Critics immediately pounced on the tweet, which was sent out Saturday morning, a day after 32-year-old …

Donald Trump

Four-Year Siege of Syrian City Daraya Ends, 3,200 Evacuated

More than 3,000 people were evacuated from Syria's Damascus suburb of Daraya on Saturday following a deal to end a four-year siege and a grueling bombing campaign there, according to a human rights group.<p>The deal followed an extensive government campaign of aerial bombing and shelling of Daraya, …

Bashar Assad

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Scare in the Sky After Passenger Jet Engine Suffers Major Malfunction

A flight from New Orleans to Orlando turned terrifying Saturday after an engine suffered a major engine malfunction and serious damage in mid-air, forcing the plane to divert and causing some passengers to fear they were under attack.<p>Southwest Flight 3472 with 99 passengers and five crew members on …

Airlines

These Gymnasts Got A Big Surprise One Year After a Tornado Destroyed Their Gym - NBC News

Gymnastics

Russian Doping Whistleblower Fears Russian Revenge - NBC News

Russia

Meet the Border 'Tunnel Rats' Patroling Deep Underneath the U.S., Mexico Border - NBC News

Latin America

Italy Holds National Day of Mourning for Victims of Earthquake - NBC News

Earthquakes

Clinton Receives First Intelligence Briefing as Democratic Presidential Nominee - NBC News

Donald Trumps Targets Hillary Clinton in Iowa on Race - NBC News

Hillary Clinton

Florida Communities Prepare For Storms Amid Growing Zika Threat - NBC News

American South

Tropical Systems Threaten to Bring Heavy Rain to Florida, Gulf Coast - NBC News

American South

Southwest Flight Forced to Make Emergency Landing After Engine Malfunction - NBC News

Aviation safety

Trump Campaign CEO Steve Bannon Accused of Anti-Semitic Remarks by Ex-Wife

The ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign chief executive Steve Bannon claims Bannon made anti-Semitic comments while the couple fought over which private school to send their daughters to nearly a decade ago.<p>The allegations — which came to light amid scrutiny over the appointment of Breitbart …

Donald Trump

Trump Mentions Death of Dwyane Wade's Cousin in Remarks to Iowa Voters

The Republican presidential talked about the incident during a comments about inner-city crime in the U.S.

Dwyane Wade

Russian Doping Whistleblowers Fear for Their Lives After Cyber Attack

The couple was tense when we met in a nondescript hotel room somewhere in the United States. We were asked not to reveal the exact location of the rare interview and only learned it ourselves at the last minute.<p>Yuliya Stepanova, an 800-meter runner, and husband Vitaly, a former doping officer in …

Cyber-attacks

Italy Mourns Earthquake Victims in Mass Funeral

Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying earthquake victims passed by at a state funeral Saturday.

Earthquakes

Mike Pence Carves Familiar Path Across Swing States for Donald Trump

With 73 days left until the November election, strategizing the daily movements of Donald Trump and Mike Pence — from their campaign stops to their fundraisers — would seem to be key for the GOP duo in their comeback bid to cut into Hillary Clinton's lead in the polls.<p>But after a week in which …

Mike Pence

Watch Swiss Wrestlers Rumble on Sawdust Pits

Every 3 years Switzerland organize its wrestling festival Schwingfest, attracting some 250,000 spectators.

Switzerland

Yellowstone National Park Worker Falls to Her Death From Wyoming Cliff

A National Park Service employee fell to her death from a cliff in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, park officials said Friday.<p>A helicopter search and rescue crew found the body of Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, 21, at about 10 a.m. local time below Grand View Point above the Grand Canyon …

Wyoming

Why Is Rush Limbaugh So Afraid of Lesbian Farmers?

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh recently remarked on a USDA program called Rural Pride, which aims to improve the lives of LGBTQ people living outside metropolitan areas. His analysis is that the program is an "attack," orchestrated by the Obama administration, on what Limbaugh describes as …

Rush Limbaugh

Tropical System Could Make Florida's Zika Fight EVen Harder

A tropical system brewing in the Caribbean could make Florida's fight against the spread of the Zika virus even more challenging.<p>Forecasters have pegged the tropical wave as only having a 40 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical storm over the coming days, and some models see it hitting …

American South

Atlantic storm close to making landfall in Florida

The storm that has been on a path to the southern tip of Florida is close to making landfall. This weather system could cause major problems for the state and residents along the gulf coast. NBC’s Dave Price has the latest forecast for TODAY.

American South