Tami Lieu

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South Korea Surrounds Runaway Soldier Who Killed Five Comrades

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean military authorities on Sunday surrounded a soldier who fled his North Korea border outpost after killing five comrades and were trying to persuade him to surrender, a defense official said Sunday.<p>One platoon leader was wounded when the runaway soldier, identified …

Mafia Members Are 'Excommunicated', Pope Francis Says

Pope Francis delivered a condemning message to Italy’s most powerful Mafia affiliation on Saturday, calling it an example of "the adoration of evil" and saying Mafiosi "are excommunicated."<p><b>Sign up for breaking news alerts from NBC News</b><p>"This evil must be fought against, it must be pushed aside. We …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Obama On Iraq: 'They Don't Have A Lot Of Time'

Obama said that without political consensus, "no amount of American firepower" would "be able to hold the country together".<p>In the US, ANSWER, an anti-war group, said it planned to hold rallies on Saturday in cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington.<p>Thousands of heavily-armed Shia …

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Soccer star Hope Solo arrested on domestic assault charges

Soccer star Hope Solo was arrested on domestic violence charges early Saturday after allegedly assaulting both her sister and nephew at a home in Seattle, Washington, police said.<p>Solo, 32, goalie for the Seattle Reign FC and a former Olympian, was being held without bail in the south King County …