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Who Are the Rebels Controlling Flight MH17's Crash Site?

Vadim Ghirda—AP<p>Mauricio Lima—The New York Times/Redux<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Bulent …

Missile Fears: Feds Ban Airlines From Flying to Tel Aviv Airport

Travel<p>Federal aviation officials issued an order to airlines prohibiting them from flying to and from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport for 24 hours after a rocket struck near the airport earlier Tuesday. The Federal Aviation Administration said the notice to airmen, also called a NOTAM, …

Tel Aviv

We're genetically linked to our friends

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, "You've got a friend in me."<p>A new study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggests friends may be more than just people you lean on when you're not strong; they might actually help you carry on -- genetically …

White House to Lay Out U.S. Intelligence on MH17

World<p>The Obama administration will reveal U.S. intelligence later Tuesday outlining what information has been gathered on the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down in Ukraine. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the intelligence community would present additional data later in the day, but …

The White House

How Vaccine Fears Fueled The Resurgence Of Preventable Diseases

Credit: Adam Cole/NPR with data from the Council on Foreign Relations<p>For most of us, measles and whooping cough are diseases of the past. You get a few shots as a kid and then hardly think about them again.<p>But that's not the case in all parts of the world — not even parts of the U.S.<p>As an …

Police Chief: Mall Shooter Among the Deceased - Video on NBCNews.com

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Sick of the cold? Sorry, more cold and snow on the way

The 'polar vortex' isn't ending anytime soon, and more snow is on the way.<p>People hoping that record-low winter temperatures will soon end won't be getting any relief — and some may even see more snow this weekend.<p>As Southern states cope with the chill, those in the Midwest and Northeast are likely …

Making a Difference in the Lives of Teenagers

We know that teenagers are prone to engaging in risky behaviors, but what are the solutions? In addition to intervention and professional support, parents can play a key role in their adolescents' well-being and their ability to make good decisions.<p><i>By Jessica Williams for …

Half of US Congressional politicians are millionaires

<b>For the first time, half of the members of the US Congress are millionaires, according to a wealth analysis.</b><p>At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives had a net worth of $1m (£606,821) or more in 2012.<p>Democrats were slightly wealthier than Republicans, found the …

US Terror Hunters Fear Russia Losing Sochi Olympic Security Race

U.S. counter-terrorism experts are losing confidence in Russian security for the Winter Olympics in Sochi after recent suicide bombings targeted a …

US names groups suspected of Benghazi attack

Two Ansar al-Sharia groups, one of which is led by an ex-Guantanamo inmate, blacklisted for 2012 attack on US consulate.<p>The United States has blacklisted two Libyan armed groups, accusing them of leading a 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi in which the ambassador and three other Americans …

White House suggests Iran sanctions bill could draw U.S. into war

WASHINGTON -- The White House launched a harsh attack on supporters of a Senate bill to impose fresh sanctions on Iran, suggesting that they have a hidden goal of drawing the country into another Mideast war.<p>If supporters "want the United States to take military action, they should be up front with …

South Asia

Central African Republic president's resignation brings joy and fear

The interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR) has resigned after a disastrous nine-month rule, prompting celebrations on the streets but fresh anxiety about a power vacuum and revenge attacks against Muslims.<p>The fate of Michel Djotodia, a rebel who became the country's first Muslim …

Former Miss Venezuela, Monica Spear, shot dead in suspected roadside robbery

A former Miss Venezuela and her British-born husband were shot dead in front of their five-year-old daughter during a suspected roadside robbery that …

Jobs report could show things are looking up

Business News<p>December's employment report, due out Friday, is expected to show about 200,000 new payroll jobs — a steady rate of growth and an encouraging sign that the labor market and economy may have finally started to turn after years of false starts.<p>Job growth is expected to have been …

Rapper Flavor Flav arrested for traffic violations, had marijuana in car - TODAY.com

Amanda Schwab / AP file<p>Flavor Flav is seen performing in 2009.<p>Rapper and reality show mainstay Flavor Flav was stopped for speeding and arrested for felony aggravated unlicensed operation and traffic violations in Valley Stream, N.Y., Thursday morning. A small amount of marijuana was found in his …

CEO Says BlackBerry Sued Typo Because The Keyboard 'Is Our Identity'

BlackBerry is fighting for its rightful place in in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to keyboards.<p>Last Friday the company filed a lawsuit against Typo, an LA-based startup that makes a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone. Co-founded by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, …

Judge declares Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure, salary laws unconstitutional again

A Baton Rouge judge has again declared Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure and salary laws unconstitutional.<p>District Judge Michael Caldwell …

'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' actor James Avery dies

He played Will Smith's uncle on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.'<p>James Avery, who played Will Smith's Uncle Phil on <i>The Fresh Prince of Bel Air</i>, has died. He was 68.<p>Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Avery's son on <i>Fresh Prince,</i> tweeted: "I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a …

'Dead' Banker Arrested in $21 Million Fraud Charges

A banker who vanished in an apparent suicide in 2012 and was wanted by the FBI in connection with a $20 million wire fraud case has been arrested in …

In Focus

Nunes on secret tape: Kavanaugh vote, then Rosenstein impeachmentNunes on secret tape: Kavanaugh vote, then Rosenstein impeachmentNunes on secret tape: Kavanaugh vote, then Rosenstein impeachment<p>20:08<p>Rep. Chris Collins: ‘I will remain on the ballot’Rep. Chris Collins: ‘I will remain on the …

Teen girl gets plastic surgery to stop being bullied

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Play Video - 3:23<p>January 3rd, 2014<p>Fifteen-year-old Renata said she wanted to get plastic surgery so she can stop being teased about her nose. Her decision, supported by a nonprofit organization, is spurring discussion about beauty and bullying.<p>More …

New study shows no harm from moderate drinking in pregnancy, but experts urge caution

To drink or not to drink — that is the question for many pregnant women.<p>A new study adds fuel to the debate, finding that expectant mothers who drink moderately have children with better mental health than children of mothers who abstain. But even the author of the paper says her findings don’t …

Tonight's Meteor Shower: Live, From Space, It's The Quadrantids

It's early January, and that means it's time for the Quadrantid meteor shower to peak. Despite winter weather that might cloud the skies in some areas, forecasters say this year's event is worth getting up for, citing lunar conditions that will darken the night sky.<p>If you haven't heard of the …