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Poll: Most Americans believe ISIS serious threat

Most Americans now believe ISIS poses at least a somewhat serious threat to the United States and Americans are growing slightly more hawkish on the U.S. strategy to combat the militant group, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.<p>The news comes on the heels of Secretary of Defense Chuck …

Released From North Korea, Kenneth Bae Reunites With Family

Kenneth Bae, one of two American captives released from a North Korea prison over the weekend, is back home in Washington state as his family and community celebrate his return.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Now let's hear the story of one of the two freed Americans - Kenneth Bae. He was detained in …

Obama, McConnell Look For Common Ground

President Obama congratulated Republican Senator Mitch McConnell on becoming the likely Senate majority leader. Obama and McConnell promised to look for ways to work together, despite differences.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Never mind losing the whole of Congress, President Obama stepped before …

UNC report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing

<b>Chapel Hill, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.<p>"These counselors …

Hannah Graham's case a 'death investigation' after human remains found

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sgt. Dale Terry of the Chesterfield Sheriff's Department and his small search team were finishing up for the day when they made the discovery.<p>Behind an abandoned home -- just eight miles from where Hannah Graham was last seen -- they found a skull and bones scattered across a creek bed, he …

UPDATE 4-Preliminary tests show Yale student does not have Ebola

(Updates with preliminary tests showing no Ebola)<p>By Richard Weizel<p>NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct 16 (Reuters) - Preliminary tests show that a Yale University graduate student evaluated at a Connecticut hospital for Ebola-like symptoms does not have the disease, the hospital said in a statement on …

Kim Jong-un missing: North Korean leader 'could have fled after attempted coup'

Photo: AP / KCNA via KNS<p>Reports surrounding Kim Jong-un’s prolonged absence are now suggesting the North Korean leader may have been subjected to an …

CDC investigates kids' limb paralysis; is enterovirus to blame?

Health officials are looking for the cause of a neurologic illness that's affected 10 children in Colorado.<p>The children were hospitalized between August 9 and September 28 with muscle weakness in their limbs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Something is affecting the …

Dallas officials say they had to order Ebola family to stay home

Dallas officials said that relatives of the man infected with Ebola left their apartment after agreeing not to, which prompted officials to issue a confinement order overnight.<p>"They were noncompliant with the request to stay home," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the county's highest elected …

Disease

Police: Arrest leads to break in another case

The arrest of Jesse Matthew -- the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham -- has resulted in a "significant break" in the 2009 death of another young woman in the same area, police said.<p>Virginia State Police say there is a "new forensic link" between the Hannah …

White House intruder had a knife, officials say

The U.S. Secret Service said it beefed up security Saturday around the White House after a man armed with a knife was able to scramble over the White House fence, dash across the expansive lawn and enter the massive front doors of the residence before agents nabbed him.<p>The first family was not at …

Youngest Kid, Smartest Kid?

When the Harvard sociologist Hilary Levey Friedman was expecting her first child, one thing worried her: her due date, January 3rd. It was uncomfortably close to January 1st, an often-used age cutoff for enrollment in academics and sports. “I was determined to keep him in until after January 1st,” …

Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

After being cleared of premeditated murder, Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of the lesser charge of culpable homicide (the equivalent of manslaughter in America) early Friday. Reports the <i>Guardian</i>:<p>Pistorius could receive anything from 15 years in prison to a suspended sentence, which would …

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is acquitted of murder, but could face a lesser charge

Not guilty of murder: That was the pronouncement on Thursday from the judge in the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius.<p>Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered her verdict clearing the double-amputee track star of murder — but she did say Pistorius acted negligently and used excessive force. He …

How Does Wilson Fire Six Shots, While Getting Beaten, Without Gunshot Residue on Michael Brown?

Darren Wilson might eventually be exonerated for the death of Michael Brown and there's a chance he indeed acted appropriately, at least in terms of self-defense, that fateful day. The law protects him, but it also allows the family of Michael Brown to inquire as to how their unarmed son was killed …

Justice

Ebola Survivor Nancy Writebol: All Doctors Could Say Was 'We Are So Sorry'

Health news<p>Nancy Writebol was certain she just had malaria. It was common in Liberia, and she’d been working long hours supporting the team treating Ebola patients, hours that kept her out late in the evenings, when the mosquitoes were most active.<p>Her fever and achiness could have been early …

Congressional leaders cautious but accepting of Iran nuclear deal for now

Leading members of Congress cautiously greeted the news of the six-month nuclear deal with Iran announced Saturday night as even Republicans critical of President Barack Obama’s approach signaled a resigned acceptance of the accord.<p>“This is in essence it, and the deal has been made,” said Sen. Bob …

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Obama Announces Insured Can Keep Health Plans for a Year

Facing growing opposition from his own party, President Obama today proposed a fix to a key component of his signature health care law, allowing …

Typhoon Haiyan: eight die in food stampede amid desperate wait for aid

Eight people have been killed in the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines after thousands of Haiyan survivors stormed a government-owned rice warehouse seeking food supplies.<p>The Philippines National Food Authority said police and soldiers stood by helpless as people streamed into the warehouse in …

Is climate change to blame for Typhoon Haiyan?

Just as the world was beginning to take in the almost unimaginable devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan, a young Filipino diplomat, Naderev Sano, was getting ready to lead his country's negotiations in the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland. Yeb, as he is known, is a scientist and head of his …

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Stanford Football Backs Jonathan Martin Amid NFL Bullying Scandal

With Jonathan Martin now at the center of a disturbing NFL bullying scandal, Stanford University football used Twitter to broadcast a strong show of …

8 Foods These Experts Avoid At All Costs

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

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