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Four French Journalists Held Hostage in Syria for 10 Months Are Freed

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:43:29 GMT
Teen Suspended for Asking Miss America to Prom

A high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at his Pennsylvania school.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:27:52 GMT
Armed Robbers in N.J. Scrap Yard: 'Shut Up Or I'm Going to Shoot You'

Armed Robbers in Elizabeth, N.J., tied up the owners of a scrap metal yard Friday and shot at police in an attempt to steal nearly $250K in car parts.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:12:24 GMT
Family Members Refuse to Allow Cranes to Lift Sunken South Korean Ship

Relatives of about 270 people missing and believed to be trapped inside a ferry that sank off South Korea expressed outrage on Saturday and refused to allow cranes to lift the ship, fearing for the safety of any survivors.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:12:23 GMT
Not Like the Movies: Study Kills Myths About Hit Men

In movies theyre often suave, sophisticated, cold-blooded killers, professionals like John Cusack in "Grosse Pointe Blank" or Jean Renos Leon in "The Professional," but a new British study dispels the myths surrounding hit men.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:12:21 GMT
Monster El Nino May Be Brewing, Experts Say

Ready for a 90s El Nio flashback?Researchers are keeping a close eye on a giant pool of abnormally warm water in the Pacific Ocean that some think could trigger another El Nio of epic proportions if it rises to the surface, sending weather patterns into a tizzy around the world.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:12:21 GMT
Avalanche Barrels Down Everest in Dramatic New Photo

Climbers at an Everest base camp, above, watch as the avalanche that killed 13 Sherpas barrels down the mountain on Friday.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:41:16 GMT
Drone Strike in Yemen Kills 12 al Qaeda Militants, Civilians: Report

An air strike killed 12 people, including 9 al Qaeda members, in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda on Saturday, a Yemen Ministry of Interior spokesman told NBC News.Tribal sources said a drone had been circling the region for days.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:41:15 GMT
Busted! 81 Percent of Parents Steal Easter Candy From Kids

Chocolate bunnies will be in kids' baskets on Easter. His ears will be the first to go, and theres a good chance it will be a parent eating them.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:41:14 GMT
Columbine Survivor Heads Back to the School 15 Years Later

Columbine High School Littleton, Colorado April 20, 199913 killed (15 including the shooters), 21 injuredSams entire ten day journey has led up to his final stop, Columbine High School.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:41:12 GMT
Putin Pat on the Back: Russians in Crimea Seizure Will be Awarded

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he will bestow awards on Russians who took part in the seizure of Crimea."Of course there will be state decorations," Putin said in an interview with the state-run Rossiya television station to be broadcast later on Saturday.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:10:10 GMT
Massive South Korean Entertainment Industry Is In Mourning

In the wake of the ferry disaster, entertainment is on hiatus in South Korea.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:10:10 GMT
Slow-Moving Landslide Speeds Up, Splits Wyoming Home in Two

A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon just-begun efforts to stabilize the hillside.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:54:37 GMT
Who Is the Boston Bombing Widow?

The wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect has never been implicated in the attack, but her proximity to it has put her in a prison without bars.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:39:04 GMT
Paralyzed Ex-NFL Player 'On Cloud Nine' 6 Years After Being shot

Richard Colliers career came to an end after nine games after he was shot 14 times by a man later sentenced to life in prison.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:08:01 GMT
Golfer Jumps in Lake to Dispel Hornet Attack

Pablo Larrazabal jumped into a lake Friday to escape an attack from a swarm of hornets.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:52:27 GMT
Mate in Charge Of Doomed Ferry Was Steering Waters for First Time

MOKPO, South Korea - A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:52:27 GMT
Everest Rescuers Recover 13th Body From Icy Pass

Search teams recovered a 13th body from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:52:27 GMT
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:21:42 GMT
Heads up! Easter Sprinkling Starts Early in Hungary

Young men dressed in traditional folk costumes pour water from buckets on two young women, an Easter tradition known as the "sprinkling," in Kazar, Hungary on Friday. The ritual is thought to have roots in Pagan cleansing and fertility rites.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:50:36 GMT
Sunken Ferry Relatives Offer DNA to Help ID Lost Children

JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea - Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:04:00 GMT
Underwater Hunt for Missing Jet To Be 'Intensified'

Searchers would step-up the hunt for missing Flight MH370 over the next few days, Malaysia's defense minister said on Saturday.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:32:57 GMT
Putin Plays Risky Game, Using Ukraine Crisis for Political Gain, Ex-Analyst says

Vladimir Putin is playing a dangerous geopolitical game by using the Ukraine crisis to try to shore up political support among ultra-nationalist Russians nostalgic for the Soviet era, according to a former U.S.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:30:52 GMT
10 National Parks Worth a Visit This Spring

That big summer vacation may still be months away, but thats no reason to stay indoors. This month, many of Americas national parks are just now shaking off winters chill and welcoming visitors with warmer temperatures, fields of wildflowers and blessedly few crowds.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:15:22 GMT
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