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2 overlooked WWI soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will award two soldiers the Medal of Honor for their bravery during World War I, part of an ongoing effort to …

The 5 Rules of Personal Finance That Everyone Should Memorize

When East Carolina University dismissed for the semester on April 28 this year, 500 students left campus $100,000 <i>richer</i>.<p>What did these undergrads …

17 Small Things To Do Every Day To Be Much Smarter

Intelligence is flexible and there are a lot of things to give it a daily boost. For smart thinking your mind needs 3 things:<p>To be trained in …

The Man Who Saved the World review – how nuclear armageddon was averted

The extraordinary true story of the Russian colonel who decided not to launch a retaliatory strike when it appeared that US missiles were on their way<p>This Danish-made film – half documentary, half reconstruction – tells the extraordinary story of Stanislav Petrov, once a colonel in the Soviet army …

Hackers are draining bank accounts via the Starbucks app

Thieves are stealing money from people's credit cards, bank and PayPal accounts -- by first tapping into their Starbucks mobile app.<p>Starbucks (SBUX) on Wednesday acknowledged that criminals have been breaking into individual customer rewards accounts.<p>The Starbucks app lets you pay at checkout with …

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North Korea Releases Australian Missionary

Karen Short’s prayers were answered. When her missionary husband John Short, 75, was detained in North Korea last month, she asked people to pray for …

Egyptian police officers jailed for blogger's death during Mubarak revolt

Two Egyptian police officers have been sentenced to 10 years' jail for killing a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak.<p>The pair were sentenced after a retrial for the manslaughter and torture of Khaled Said in June 2010 during his unlawful arrest at an …

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Marco Rubio aims for comeback

Marco Rubio probably wouldn’t have been the biggest draw in Alabama last year, but last week he had big donors dropping big checks.<p>The Florida Republican, who championed the Senate immigration bill last year, swung by a state that has taken a tough stand against illegal immigrants and has …

Grenade, Gun Attack at Court Complex in Pakistan Kills 11

World<p>ISLAMABAD — At least 11 people, including a judge, were killed Monday in an attack targeting a court complex in Pakistan's capital, authorities said.<p>An eyewitness told NBC News that multiple attackers barged into a courtroom, lobbing hand grenades and firing indiscriminately with automatic …

Iraq Death Toll Tops 700 In February

A bloody February in Iraq led to at least 700 civilian deaths in the course of the month, as the violent Sunni-Shiite clashes that have worsened …

Hillary Clinton Leads 2016 Poll In Virginia

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has the highest favorability rating of any potential 2016 candidate in Virginia, and would win in both primary and general matchups if the election were held today, according to a poll released Monday by Christopher Newport University.<p>Clinton, who has a 51 …

Michelle Obama to visit China

First lady Michelle Obama will travel to China later this month with a focus on reaching out to young people there and on sharing her travel experiences with young Americans, the White House announced Monday.<p>Obama, along with daughters Malia and Sasha and mother Marian Robinson, plans to visit …

Libya relocates parliament after attack

Armed protesters killed a guard and injured others during the attack that forced the move to a hotel in Tripoli.<p>Libya’s parliament has moved to a five-star hotel in the capital Tripoli, a day after protesters stormed the building killing a guard and wounding six legislators.<p>Parliamentary sessions …

China Arrests 3 Suspects In Saturday's Deadly Knife Attack

Police in China say they have arrested some of those responsible for a massacre that took place at a train station Saturday, according to state media. The attackers used knives to kill 29 people; they injured more than four times that number.<p>Three suspects have been captured, reports Xinhua. The …

Trial for Bin Laden's son-in-law begins in New York with jury selection

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was introduced to prospective jurors Monday at the start of his trial on charges that he conspired to kill Americans and support terrorists in his role as al-Qaida’s spokesman after the September 11 attacks.<p>US district judge Lewis A Kaplan asked Suleiman Abu Ghaith to …

NATO supply trucks under fire in Pakistan

Two people killed in northwest Pakistan after gunmen attack vehicles carrying supplies for Afghanistan, officials say.<p>Two people were killed in northwest Pakistan after gunmen attacked four vehicles carrying NATO supplies for Afghanistan, according to officials.<p>The vehicles came under fire in the …

Egyptian court bans Hamas amid crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

A court in Cairo has banned the hardline Palestinian Islamist group Hamas – a movement closely bound to the Muslim Brotherhood – from working within Egyptian borders.<p>The judicial order came on Tuesday, formalising the rift between the Egyptian government and the militant group that governs the …

Egypt military chief Sisi hints at presidential bid

<b>Egypt's armed forces chief, Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, has said he cannot ignore calls by the majority for him to run for president.</b><p>He was quoted by the state news agency Mena as revealing that "official procedures" regarding his candidacy were expected in the coming days.<p>It is the …

China’s support for Russia’s Ukraine incursion is half-hearted, at best

<b>Update, March 5:</b> <i>Xi Jinping told Vladimir Putin during a phone call that “China believes that Russia can coordinate with other parties to push for the political settlement of the issue so as to safeguard regional and world peace and stability,” Chinese state media reported. Xi told him that “China</i> …

John Kerry Arrives in Ukraine to Show Solidarity With New Leaders

World<p>Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Ukraine Tuesday to show solidarity with the country's embattled new leaders as they dealt with Russia's occupation of the Crimean Peninsula.<p>Senior officials aboard Kerry's overnight flight to Kiev told NBC News that the U.S. still believes Russian …

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China will defend itself, warns Beijing ahead of likely military spending rise

China's military is prepared to respond to all threats to the country's sovereignty, its vice-foreign minister has said ahead of the expected announcement of another big increase in Chinese defence spending.<p>Fu Ying said China supported resolving disputes with other states through negotiations and …

China Reacts to Terrorism 'Double-Standard' After Kunming Mass Murder

It has been called China’s 9/11 or 3-01 after the date on which horror descended. On March 1, in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming, assailants …

Thai red shirts leader says 'It's time to get rid of the elite'

As election day approaches in Thailand, supporters of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra vow to take to the barricades in her defence<p>Clad in a red beret, combat jacket and sunglasses, Ko Tee looks like a cliché of a 1970's revolutionary as he gathers with the angry activists under his command.<p>But …

Armed men storm government building in Iraq

Transportation ministry in Baghdad attacked and at least 20 people killed before security forces regained control.<p>Armed men have assaulted an office of Iraq's transportation ministry in northeast Baghdad, killing at least 20 people and briefly taking a number of civil servants hostage, security …

Russia Broke Treaty With Missile

Iraq police storm Baghdad ministry building to end hostage crisis

Iraqi forces killed four militants and ended a hostage crisis after attackers stormed a Baghdad government building on Thursday. With elections looming, the attack takes January's death toll past 900.<p>The brazen assault on a building in the north-east of the capital comes as security forces grapple …