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LIVE COVERAGE: Australia reports possible breakthrough in Malaysia Airlines mystery

Watch a live press conference on the investigation, as aired on NBC News, below. Search for MH370: Live Report (via AFP) 03:47 GMT – The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)is due to hold a news conference with more details at 0430 GMT 03:45 GMT – Premature conclusions – Abbott is,…

New Snowden doc reveals how GCHQ/NSA use internet to ‘manipulate, deceive and destroy reputations’

A few weeks ago, Glenn Greenwald, while working with NBC News, revealed some details of a GCHQ presentation concerning how the surveillance organization had a "dirty tricks" group known as JTRIG -- the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group. Now,……

Flesh-eating opiate drug ‘krokodil’ poisons users in Chicago suburbs

The Russian street drug ‘krokodil’ has poisoned three users in the suburbs of Chicago. NBC News reported that Dr. Abhin Singla of Present St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL has seen three patients with the rotting, gangrenous sores that form at krokdil injection sites. In most users, the flesh…

Billionaire Texas couple donates $10 million to keep Head Start programs running

About 7,000 children will once again be able to receive pre-kindergarten services through the Head Start program following a $10 million donation by a Texas couple reportedly worth billions. NBC News reported on Monday that the philanthropic gesture by Laura and John Arnold will enable seven Head Start centers in…

‘Zac has been rewired’: Washington man on cusp of having truly bionic leg

After almost four years of testing, a Washington state man is closer to being able to use a prosthetic leg that responds to his body’s commands. “Compared to my everyday leg, this ‘bionic leg,’ or the neural prosthetic is dramatically beyond my normal leg,” Zac Vawter told NBC News in…

Up to 6 people feared dead in Connecticut plane crash

Federal officials said on Friday that up to four more people may be dead in the Connecticut plane crash blamed for the deaths of two children, NBC News reported. “The plane struck two houses,” National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Robert Gretz said at a press conference. “One of the…

Watch live: House hearing on military sexual assaults

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee hears testimony on the treatment of victims of sexual trauma in the military. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on July 19. [Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI), who chairs the Subcommittee on Health in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee by Flickr user Buying_bewilderment]…

Retired U.S. Marine Gen. James Cartwright under investigation for alleged Stuxnet leak

A former high-ranking US military officer is being probed for allegedly leaking details about a US cyberattack on Iran, a US media report said. Citing unnamed legal sources, NBC News said retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright has been told he is under investigation for allegedly disclosing details about the Stuxnet…

Watch live: Obama announces major climate change initiative

President Obama unveils plan for reducing carbon pollution in a speech at Georgetown University. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 25. [US President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in March 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma. A Canadian firm has reapplied for a…

Youth minister seeking underage girl among 92 arrested in Florida prostitution sting

A youth minister attempting to procure a 14-year-old girl for sex was among the 92 people arrested in Orlando, Florida during a four-day undercover operation targeting the area’s sex trade. According to NBC News Miami, between May 8 and May 11 police arrested some 12 pimps or procurers, 39 prostitutes,…

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