Tue, 4 Feb 2014 20:45:07 GMTWinter came out swinging Tuesday as the second storm of the week pummeled the nation’s midsection while the East Coast hunkered down for an overnight onslaught of snow and ice.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 16:33:52 GMT
(image) The father of Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga said he was told his long-lost son vanished on a fishing trip but he didn’t have the heart to break the news to his ailing wife.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 18:35:30 GMTPhilip Seymour Hoffman withdrew a total of $1,200 from an ATM at a supermarket near his New York City apartment the night before he was found lifeless in his bathroom with a syringe still in his left arm, sources told NBC News.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:07:28 GMT
(image) When the Olympics open in Sochi later this week, a select few U.S. Olympians will be arriving with multimillion-dollar endorsement deals and promises of more fame and fortune to come. Others are just hoping to scrape enough money together to compete.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 20:28:39 GMTThe Senate voted with strong bipartisan support to send a nearly $1 trillion farm bill to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 19:40:41 GMTOnly four Port Authority officials met this week's deadline to turn over all documents subpoenaed in the New Jersey Legislature's investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures, according to a list provided to NBC News.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 19:36:58 GMTThe non-partisan Congressional Budget Office gave new fuel to the debate over the Affordable Care Act Tuesday with its estimate that the law will lead to the eventual loss of about 2.5 million full-time jobs.
Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:21:58 GMT
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:25:35 GMTThe nuclear officer cheating scandal seems to have spread to another branch of the U.S. military.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:45:50 GMT
(image) It’s an astonishing tale, and, if true, would represent one of the greatest survival-at-sea stories of all time. But is the story told by Mexican fisherman Jose Salvador Alvarenga true?
Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:44:50 GMT
(image) The bumblebee has earned a reputation as an unlikely flier, but new research shows one extreme species of the bug is specially adapted to high-altitude flight, and — theoretically — can fly over the highest peak on Earth.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 19:32:59 GMT
(image) Give us your tired, your super-rich, your huddled millionaires. This is the new clarion call among countries that are lifting their beacons to the mass numbers of wealthy Chinese fleeing their country.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 19:33:59 GMT
(image) Longtime actor starred on the hit 1970s show for its entire run, putting up with two (fictional) crabby kids and a bossy (onscreen) wife.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:22:12 GMT
(image) A passport belonging to the late great singer Marvin Gaye was appraised on "Antiques Roadshow" after a man said it literally fell into his hands out of a record album he bought at an estate sale for 50 cents.
Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:19:27 GMTNew York’s newly elected mayor is already walking away from one of the city’s oldest traditions: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:23:39 GMT
(image) Good-looking athletes seem to have it all — fame, money and often plenty of admiring women. And there may be a good reason for it, a new study finds.
Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:24:26 GMTResidents of a small Alaska city choked off by a monster avalanche can rejoice: The sole highway in and out of town is no longer blocked and will reopen Wednesday, officials said.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:44:30 GMTMillions of dollars worth of fraud uncovered in a National Guard recruiting program in which recruiters secretly pocketed referral bonuses is likely far worse than was earlier known, an Army general told a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday.
Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:34:27 GMTThe hero pilot of the light plane that crashed in Nashville, Tenn., was a prominent Kansas rancher on his way to the nation's largest cattle industry trade show, authorities said Tuesday.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:12:05 GMTAn outcry over the fate of stray animals being rounded up in Sochi is the latest problem to dog Russia's preparations for the Winter Olympics.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:56:37 GMT
(image) The stepdaughter of a well-known Delaware doctor accused of suffocating her as discipline testified that he told her she could survive without air for "five minutes without brain damage."
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:53:38 GMT
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:14:18 GMT
(image) Smartphone users are scandalous! A new study shows more than half of adults have sent or received ... ahem , intimate content on their mobile devices.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:58:44 GMT
(image) If you’re looking for a silver lining in the cold-fest that has been Winter 2014, look no further than your waistline. Shivering may be as good as exercise to help you drop a few pounds, a new study finds.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 16:32:09 GMT
(image) Jimmy Fallon made one last appearance as a guest on "The Tonight Show" Monday to pay his respects to Jay Leno, whose hosting gig ends this week.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 17:43:59 GMT
(image) Have mercy! "Necessary Roughness" actor John Stamos recently revealed a surprisingly look — one with his famous luscious locks noticeably absent.