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2015-08-23 18:14:58 (106 comments, 24 reshares, 190 +1s)Open 

Americans who thwarted France train attack said they acted on guts

+NBC News The three American men who are being hailed as heroes for thwarting an attack on a Amsterdam-Paris train said the gunman could have done a lot more harm had they not acted on instinct and ambushed the gunman. The three spoke at a news conference Sunday at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Paris.

*Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/americans-who-thwarted-paris-train-attack-gunman-willing-fight-end-n414481*

Follow updates from BreakingNews here:
https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/3-injured-in-shooting-on-amsterdam-paris-train/

Most reshares: 46

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2015-08-15 18:14:38 (23 comments, 46 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

AT&T Helped N.S.A. Spy on an Array of Internet Traffic

+The New York Times: Newly released archive documents reveal decades-long "highly collaborative" relationship between NSA and telecom giant AT&T, who gave the spy agency access to billions of emails from at least 2003-2013. Verizon was also linked as a partner with NSA, according to documents were provided by Edward Snowden.

Follow updates on the NSA surveillance programs on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/report-of-us-mining-internet-company-data/

Most plusones: 194

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2015-08-20 23:19:31 (17 comments, 19 reshares, 194 +1s)Open 

Officials: First wolf pack photographed in California since 1920s

+San Jose Mercury News:Officials have captured the first photographic evidence of a pack of gray wolves in California since the 1920s. The pack, which consists of two adults and five pups, was found after a lone wolf was spotted earlier this year. 

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2015-09-01 05:54:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Officer, homeowner shot when DeKalb police respond to wrong house

+Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A DeKalb County, Ga., police officer was critically injured, a homeowner injured and dog killed in a shooting Monday night after three officers responded to a report of suspicious person, but instead went to the wrong home.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/dekalb-ga-us/

Officer, homeowner shot when DeKalb police respond to wrong house

+Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A DeKalb County, Ga., police officer was critically injured, a homeowner injured and dog killed in a shooting Monday night after three officers responded to a report of suspicious person, but instead went to the wrong home.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/dekalb-ga-us/___

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2015-08-31 21:46:13 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Supremacist convicted of killing 3 people at Kansas Jewish centers

+KCTV5: A jury took less than 2 hours to convict a white supremacist of killing 3 people at Kansas City-area Jewish centers in 2014. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., who represented himself in the trial, argued he killed all three because Jewish people were attempting to wipe out the white race. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/kansas-jewish-community-center-shooting-april-13-2014/

Supremacist convicted of killing 3 people at Kansas Jewish centers

+KCTV5: A jury took less than 2 hours to convict a white supremacist of killing 3 people at Kansas City-area Jewish centers in 2014. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., who represented himself in the trial, argued he killed all three because Jewish people were attempting to wipe out the white race. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/kansas-jewish-community-center-shooting-april-13-2014/___

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2015-08-31 14:44:03 (41 comments, 15 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

President Obama to appear on NBC's 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls'

Variety: President Barack Obama will trek through the Alaskan wilderness with survival expert Bear Grylls for a special edition of NBC’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls," NBC and Electus announced. The episode, which will be taped this week and aired on NBC later this year, is meant to call attention to the effects of climate change on that area.

Follow update: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/barack-obama/

President Obama to appear on NBC's 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls'

Variety: President Barack Obama will trek through the Alaskan wilderness with survival expert Bear Grylls for a special edition of NBC’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls," NBC and Electus announced. The episode, which will be taped this week and aired on NBC later this year, is meant to call attention to the effects of climate change on that area.

Follow update: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/barack-obama/___

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2015-08-31 12:04:42 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Thai police reward themselves $84k

+The Associated Press: Thai police had offered an $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in relation to a bombing in Bangkok last month. Today they handed out the cash to themselves.

Follow updates on the Bangkok bombing with Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/explosion-in-downtown-bangkok-aug-17-2015/

Thai police reward themselves $84k

+The Associated Press: Thai police had offered an $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in relation to a bombing in Bangkok last month. Today they handed out the cash to themselves.

Follow updates on the Bangkok bombing with Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/explosion-in-downtown-bangkok-aug-17-2015/___

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2015-08-31 01:59:25 (15 comments, 36 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

'Scream' Director Wes Craven dies at 76

+The Hollywood Reporter: Wes Craven, who directed ‘Scream’ and ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street,’ has died at 76 after a battle with brain cancer, his family said Sunday.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/director-wes-craven-dies/

'Scream' Director Wes Craven dies at 76

+The Hollywood Reporter: Wes Craven, who directed ‘Scream’ and ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street,’ has died at 76 after a battle with brain cancer, his family said Sunday.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/director-wes-craven-dies/___

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2015-08-30 21:13:51 (30 comments, 13 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

President Obama OKs renaming of Mount McKinley to Denali

+Alaska Dispatch News: President Barack Obama on Monday, during a 3-day trip to Alaska, will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/denali-national-park-healy-ak-us/

President Obama OKs renaming of Mount McKinley to Denali

+Alaska Dispatch News: President Barack Obama on Monday, during a 3-day trip to Alaska, will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/denali-national-park-healy-ak-us/___

2015-08-30 17:03:26 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death

+The Associated Press: Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/africa-ebola-outbreak-2014/

Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death

+The Associated Press: Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/africa-ebola-outbreak-2014/___

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2015-08-29 22:43:19 (90 comments, 9 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

Suspect arrested in killing of Texas sheriff's deputy

+NBC News: Authorities have arrested a suspect in the "execution-style" shooting of a uniformed Texas sheriff's deputy.
Shannon J. Miles, 30, has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth, officials said Saturday afternoon.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/harris-county-texas-officer-shot-aug-28-2015/ 

Suspect arrested in killing of Texas sheriff's deputy

+NBC News: Authorities have arrested a suspect in the "execution-style" shooting of a uniformed Texas sheriff's deputy.
Shannon J. Miles, 30, has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth, officials said Saturday afternoon.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/harris-county-texas-officer-shot-aug-28-2015/ ___

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2015-08-29 19:09:17 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Thousands march against Lebanon government

+Wall Street Journal: Thousands of protesters flooded downtown Beirut Saturday night as a demonstration against poor waste management blossomed into full-throated demands that Lebanon’s long-standing political class step down from power.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/protests-over-trash-crisis-in-beirut-lebanon/

Thousands march against Lebanon government

+Wall Street Journal: Thousands of protesters flooded downtown Beirut Saturday night as a demonstration against poor waste management blossomed into full-throated demands that Lebanon’s long-standing political class step down from power.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/protests-over-trash-crisis-in-beirut-lebanon/___

2015-08-29 15:43:38 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Austria migrant lorry found with critically ill children

+BBC News: Three children are in a critical condition after being rescued from a lorry in Austria that contained 26 migrants, police said. The lorry was stopped in Braunau district and the Romanian driver was arrested after a chase.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/migrant-boat-runs-around-off-rhodes-greece/

Austria migrant lorry found with critically ill children

+BBC News: Three children are in a critical condition after being rescued from a lorry in Austria that contained 26 migrants, police said. The lorry was stopped in Braunau district and the Romanian driver was arrested after a chase.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/migrant-boat-runs-around-off-rhodes-greece/___

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2015-08-29 13:25:59 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Al Jazeera staff sentenced in Egypt

+Al Jazeera English: A Cairo court has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail after finding them guilty of "aiding a terrorist organisation".

Follow updates with Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/al-jazeera-journalists-held-in-egypt/

Al Jazeera staff sentenced in Egypt

+Al Jazeera English: A Cairo court has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail after finding them guilty of "aiding a terrorist organisation".

Follow updates with Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/al-jazeera-journalists-held-in-egypt/___

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2015-08-28 18:16:22 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Verdict in NH prep school rape case

+WMUR-TV: A New Hampshire jury has found St. Paul's School graduate Owen Labrie not guilty of the most serious charges in a case involving the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old freshman as part of the school's "Senior Salute" tradition. He was found guilty of several misdemeanors. 

Find out first with the Breaking News app: http://www.breakingnews.com/about/#about-apps

Verdict in NH prep school rape case

+WMUR-TV: A New Hampshire jury has found St. Paul's School graduate Owen Labrie not guilty of the most serious charges in a case involving the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old freshman as part of the school's "Senior Salute" tradition. He was found guilty of several misdemeanors. 

Find out first with the Breaking News app: http://www.breakingnews.com/about/#about-apps___

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2015-08-28 14:58:15 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

AshleyMadison.com CEO steps down

+CBC News: Noel Biderman has stepped down as CEO of hacked infidelity website AshleyMadison.com and its parent company.

AshleyMadison.com CEO steps down

+CBC News: Noel Biderman has stepped down as CEO of hacked infidelity website AshleyMadison.com and its parent company.___

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2015-08-28 10:59:32 (23 comments, 13 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

71 bodies found in Austria truck

+BBC News: The bodies of 71 people, thought to be Syrian migrants, were found abandoned in a truck on an Austrian highway, police say.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/refugees-found-dead-in-austria-truck-aug-27-2015/

71 bodies found in Austria truck

+BBC News: The bodies of 71 people, thought to be Syrian migrants, were found abandoned in a truck on an Austrian highway, police say.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/refugees-found-dead-in-austria-truck-aug-27-2015/___

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2015-08-28 05:26:42 (22 comments, 6 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Australian Border Force backtracks on random visa stops

+The Australian: A controversial police operation to spot check visas in the streets of Melbourne, Australia, this weekend has been cancelled after it sparked community outrage. 

Australian Border Force backtracks on random visa stops

+The Australian: A controversial police operation to spot check visas in the streets of Melbourne, Australia, this weekend has been cancelled after it sparked community outrage. ___

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2015-08-27 21:15:01 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

NBA star Darryl Dawkins dies at 58

+Sports Illustrated:  Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins has died at age 58, local media reported Thursday. Dawkins, who was 6’11”, earned the nickname “Chocolate Thunder” for his powerful dunks that famously broke two backboards in 1979. He appeared in three NBA finals with the Philadelphia 76ers

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/darryl-dawkins-dies/

NBA star Darryl Dawkins dies at 58

+Sports Illustrated:  Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins has died at age 58, local media reported Thursday. Dawkins, who was 6’11”, earned the nickname “Chocolate Thunder” for his powerful dunks that famously broke two backboards in 1979. He appeared in three NBA finals with the Philadelphia 76ers

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/darryl-dawkins-dies/___

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2015-08-27 14:49:31 (52 comments, 7 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Undercover Planned Parenthood videos were altered, analysis finds

+The New York Times: A report commissioned by Planned Parenthood, completed by a private research firm, has concluded that the undercover videos released by abortion opponents were deceptively and misleadingly edited.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/planned-parenthood-targeted-in-activist-videos/

Undercover Planned Parenthood videos were altered, analysis finds

+The New York Times: A report commissioned by Planned Parenthood, completed by a private research firm, has concluded that the undercover videos released by abortion opponents were deceptively and misleadingly edited.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/planned-parenthood-targeted-in-activist-videos/___

2015-08-27 11:39:35 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Migrants found dead in truck in Austria

+BBC News: Austrian authorities say between "20 and 50" migrants have been found dead in a truck on a road in the eastern Austrian province of Burgenland. Police are looking for the driver.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/refugees-found-dead-in-austria-truck-aug-27-2015/

Migrants found dead in truck in Austria

+BBC News: Austrian authorities say between "20 and 50" migrants have been found dead in a truck on a road in the eastern Austrian province of Burgenland. Police are looking for the driver.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/refugees-found-dead-in-austria-truck-aug-27-2015/___

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2015-08-26 19:35:28 (35 comments, 14 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

One of two panda cubs born at National Zoo has died

+Washington Post: One of the two Giant Panda cubs born at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, has died, the zoo said Wednesday. The cub had been unable to put on weight after mother Mei Xiang refused to switch out the larger cub with zookeepers.
 
Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/giant-panda-mei-xiang-gives-birth-at-national-zoo-2015/

One of two panda cubs born at National Zoo has died

+Washington Post: One of the two Giant Panda cubs born at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, has died, the zoo said Wednesday. The cub had been unable to put on weight after mother Mei Xiang refused to switch out the larger cub with zookeepers.
 
Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/giant-panda-mei-xiang-gives-birth-at-national-zoo-2015/___

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2015-08-26 16:16:10 (25 comments, 11 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Man suspect of slaying 2 TV employees has shot himself

+WDBJ7 The man suspected of killing two Virginia television station employees Wednesday morning shot himself on I-66 in Faquier County, according to state police.
The suspected shooter has been identified as Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams. He is still alive and is in critical condition. Previously, state police said Flanigan was dead.

*Read more: http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/law-enforcement-investigating-incident-at-bridgewater-plaza/34923086*

Follow updates on this story from BreakingNews here: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/shooting-in-moneta-va-aug-26-2015/

Man suspect of slaying 2 TV employees has shot himself

+WDBJ7 The man suspected of killing two Virginia television station employees Wednesday morning shot himself on I-66 in Faquier County, according to state police.
The suspected shooter has been identified as Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams. He is still alive and is in critical condition. Previously, state police said Flanigan was dead.

*Read more: http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/law-enforcement-investigating-incident-at-bridgewater-plaza/34923086*

Follow updates on this story from BreakingNews here: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/shooting-in-moneta-va-aug-26-2015/___

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2015-08-26 13:17:54 (28 comments, 6 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Reporter, Photographer killed on air

+WDBJ7: Television reporter Alison Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27, were killed in a shooting which took place during a live broadcast in Moneta, Va. A third person was injured, say police, who are searching for a suspect.

Follow developments on Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/shooting-in-moneta-va-aug-26-2015/

Reporter, Photographer killed on air

+WDBJ7: Television reporter Alison Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27, were killed in a shooting which took place during a live broadcast in Moneta, Va. A third person was injured, say police, who are searching for a suspect.

Follow developments on Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/shooting-in-moneta-va-aug-26-2015/___

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2015-08-25 15:53:05 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

France formally opens terrorism probe in train attack

+The Associated Press: French authorities formally opened a terrorism investigation on Tuesday after a thwarted attack on a high-speed train last week, saying the suspected attacker had watched a radical Islamic video onboard minutes before the violence.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/3-injured-in-shooting-on-amsterdam-paris-train/

France formally opens terrorism probe in train attack

+The Associated Press: French authorities formally opened a terrorism investigation on Tuesday after a thwarted attack on a high-speed train last week, saying the suspected attacker had watched a radical Islamic video onboard minutes before the violence.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/3-injured-in-shooting-on-amsterdam-paris-train/___

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2015-08-25 01:26:49 (39 comments, 12 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies after being hit by debris in race 

+IndyStar IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered in a race at Pennsylvania's Pocono Raceway on Sunday, officials said. Wilson, 37 was struck in the helmet by a large piece of debris after the crash of race leader Sage Karam.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/indycar-driver-justin-wilson-dies/

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies after being hit by debris in race 

+IndyStar IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered in a race at Pennsylvania's Pocono Raceway on Sunday, officials said. Wilson, 37 was struck in the helmet by a large piece of debris after the crash of race leader Sage Karam.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/indycar-driver-justin-wilson-dies/___

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2015-08-23 18:14:58 (106 comments, 24 reshares, 190 +1s)Open 

Americans who thwarted France train attack said they acted on guts

+NBC News The three American men who are being hailed as heroes for thwarting an attack on a Amsterdam-Paris train said the gunman could have done a lot more harm had they not acted on instinct and ambushed the gunman. The three spoke at a news conference Sunday at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Paris.

*Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/americans-who-thwarted-paris-train-attack-gunman-willing-fight-end-n414481*

Follow updates from BreakingNews here:
https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/3-injured-in-shooting-on-amsterdam-paris-train/

Americans who thwarted France train attack said they acted on guts

+NBC News The three American men who are being hailed as heroes for thwarting an attack on a Amsterdam-Paris train said the gunman could have done a lot more harm had they not acted on instinct and ambushed the gunman. The three spoke at a news conference Sunday at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Paris.

*Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/americans-who-thwarted-paris-train-attack-gunman-willing-fight-end-n414481*

Follow updates from BreakingNews here:
https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/3-injured-in-shooting-on-amsterdam-paris-train/___

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2015-08-23 14:49:13 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Shoreham air crash death toll 'rises to 11'

+BBC News: The death toll from the Shoreham air crash where a vintage jet plummeted into traffic on a main trunk road is thought to have risen to 11, police have said.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/plane-crash-at-shoreham-airshow-aug-22-2015/

Shoreham air crash death toll 'rises to 11'

+BBC News: The death toll from the Shoreham air crash where a vintage jet plummeted into traffic on a main trunk road is thought to have risen to 11, police have said.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/plane-crash-at-shoreham-airshow-aug-22-2015/___

2015-08-23 12:35:11 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

2 planes collide at Swiss airshow, killing at least 1

+The Associated Press: At least one person died when two small planes collided in the air and crashed at an airshow in northern Switzerland on Sunday, police said.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/switzerland/

2 planes collide at Swiss airshow, killing at least 1

+The Associated Press: At least one person died when two small planes collided in the air and crashed at an airshow in northern Switzerland on Sunday, police said.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/switzerland/___

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2015-08-23 06:37:00 (11 comments, 14 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

Surprise! National Zoo's Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth to Second Cub

+NBC News: Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a second cub Saturday night, hours after having the first cub, the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., said.

Follow updates:https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/giant-panda-mei-xiang-gives-birth-at-national-zoo-2015/

Surprise! National Zoo's Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth to Second Cub

+NBC News: Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a second cub Saturday night, hours after having the first cub, the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., said.

Follow updates:https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/giant-panda-mei-xiang-gives-birth-at-national-zoo-2015/___

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2015-08-22 20:59:16 (5 comments, 17 reshares, 166 +1s)Open 

Giant panda in labor at DC zoo

+Washington Post: Scientists at the National Zoo in Washington say they've confirmed giant panda Mei Xiang is in labor and could give birth in the next 24 hours. Mei Xiang, who was artificially inseminated in April using semen from both her zoo-mate Tian Tian, and a male panda in Wolong, China, has given birth to 4 cubs, 2 of which have survived. 

Follow the story on Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/giant-panda-mei-xiang-gives-birth-at-national-zoo-2015/

Giant panda in labor at DC zoo

+Washington Post: Scientists at the National Zoo in Washington say they've confirmed giant panda Mei Xiang is in labor and could give birth in the next 24 hours. Mei Xiang, who was artificially inseminated in April using semen from both her zoo-mate Tian Tian, and a male panda in Wolong, China, has given birth to 4 cubs, 2 of which have survived. 

Follow the story on Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/giant-panda-mei-xiang-gives-birth-at-national-zoo-2015/___

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2015-08-22 16:00:37 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Blast hits chemical plant in east China, casualties unknown

+Xinhua News Agency: A chemical plant exploded in Shandong, China, and sent fireballs ans smoke into the night sky. The site of the explosion is less than 1 km away from residential buildings and the blast was felt 5 km away. At least 8 were reported injured. So far, there are no deaths reported.

*Follow updates on the blast at Breaking News: *https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/explosion-in-shandong-china-aug-22-2015

Blast hits chemical plant in east China, casualties unknown

+Xinhua News Agency: A chemical plant exploded in Shandong, China, and sent fireballs ans smoke into the night sky. The site of the explosion is less than 1 km away from residential buildings and the blast was felt 5 km away. At least 8 were reported injured. So far, there are no deaths reported.

*Follow updates on the blast at Breaking News: *https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/explosion-in-shandong-china-aug-22-2015___

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2015-08-22 14:09:34 (12 comments, 13 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

'Casualties' as airshow plane crashes into cars on A27 at Shoreham

+BBC News: A Hawker Hunter plane crashed into several vehicles after failing to complete a loop at the Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex, England. Sussex Police said there are several injured and the condition of the pilot is unknown.

Follow updates on the crash at Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/plane-crash-at-shoreham-airshow-aug-22-2015/

'Casualties' as airshow plane crashes into cars on A27 at Shoreham

+BBC News: A Hawker Hunter plane crashed into several vehicles after failing to complete a loop at the Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex, England. Sussex Police said there are several injured and the condition of the pilot is unknown.

Follow updates on the crash at Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/plane-crash-at-shoreham-airshow-aug-22-2015/___

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2015-08-22 02:56:42 (13 comments, 11 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Americans foil gunman on train, French officials say

+The New York Times: A heavily armed gunman opened fire aboard a packed high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris late Friday afternoon, wounding several passengers before he was tackled and subdued by two Americans, according to French officials, who said the pair had averted a mass killing.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/officer-shot-in-new-york-aug-21-2015/

Americans foil gunman on train, French officials say

+The New York Times: A heavily armed gunman opened fire aboard a packed high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris late Friday afternoon, wounding several passengers before he was tackled and subdued by two Americans, according to French officials, who said the pair had averted a mass killing.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/officer-shot-in-new-york-aug-21-2015/___

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2015-08-21 20:11:42 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Dow drops more than 500 points: US stocks plummet as the global route continues, ending the worst week since 2011 - CNBC

Dow drops more than 500 points: US stocks plummet as the global route continues, ending the worst week since 2011 - CNBC___

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2015-08-21 17:53:48 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Firefighters to homeowners: ‘No time for heroics’

+The Seattle Times: President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Washington state and has ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts. On Wednesday, three firefighters were killed in the Twisp River fire in Okanogan County.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/okanogan-county-wash-wildfires-august-2015/

Firefighters to homeowners: ‘No time for heroics’

+The Seattle Times: President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Washington state and has ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts. On Wednesday, three firefighters were killed in the Twisp River fire in Okanogan County.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/okanogan-county-wash-wildfires-august-2015/___

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2015-08-21 12:12:33 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Syriza rebels form new Popular Unity party

MPs who no longer support the government of Alexis Tsipras from Greece's governing left-wing Syriza are to break away and form a new party. PM and Syriza leader Tsipras stood down on Thursday, paving the way for new elections.

Follow updates with Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/greece-financial-crisis/

Syriza rebels form new Popular Unity party

MPs who no longer support the government of Alexis Tsipras from Greece's governing left-wing Syriza are to break away and form a new party. PM and Syriza leader Tsipras stood down on Thursday, paving the way for new elections.

Follow updates with Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/greece-financial-crisis/___

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2015-08-21 04:14:32 (23 comments, 14 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

North Korea warns of war after exchange of fire with South

+The Associated Press: North Korea on Friday declared its frontline troops in a "a quasi-state of war" and warned of military operations a day after the rival Koreas exchanged fire across the world's most heavily armed border.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/north-and-south-korea-tensions/

North Korea warns of war after exchange of fire with South

+The Associated Press: North Korea on Friday declared its frontline troops in a "a quasi-state of war" and warned of military operations a day after the rival Koreas exchanged fire across the world's most heavily armed border.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/north-and-south-korea-tensions/___

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2015-08-20 23:19:31 (17 comments, 19 reshares, 194 +1s)Open 

Officials: First wolf pack photographed in California since 1920s

+San Jose Mercury News:Officials have captured the first photographic evidence of a pack of gray wolves in California since the 1920s. The pack, which consists of two adults and five pups, was found after a lone wolf was spotted earlier this year. 

Officials: First wolf pack photographed in California since 1920s

+San Jose Mercury News:Officials have captured the first photographic evidence of a pack of gray wolves in California since the 1920s. The pack, which consists of two adults and five pups, was found after a lone wolf was spotted earlier this year. ___

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2015-08-20 15:03:08 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Jimmy Carter says doctors found cancer in his brain

+The New York Times: Former President Jimmy Carter says that doctors have found cancer on his brain, which he described as four "very small spots" of melanoma. He will begin radiation treatment later Thursday.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/jimmy-carter-diagnosed-with-cancer/

Jimmy Carter says doctors found cancer in his brain

+The New York Times: Former President Jimmy Carter says that doctors have found cancer on his brain, which he described as four "very small spots" of melanoma. He will begin radiation treatment later Thursday.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/jimmy-carter-diagnosed-with-cancer/___

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2015-08-20 10:32:12 (11 comments, 10 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Cyanide 356 times limits found at China blast test point

+AFP: Cyanide levels more than 350 times standard limits have been detected in water close to the site of deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials said Thursday.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/explosion-reported-in-tianjin-china/

Cyanide 356 times limits found at China blast test point

+AFP: Cyanide levels more than 350 times standard limits have been detected in water close to the site of deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials said Thursday.

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/explosion-reported-in-tianjin-china/___

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2015-08-20 04:02:37 (84 comments, 25 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Protest breaks out after St. Louis police fatally shoot teen

+St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The killing of an 18-year-old black man by two white St. Louis, Mo., police officers ignited protests Wednesday, during which police used tear gas and made at least nine arrests. One vehicle and house near protest were set on fire.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/fatal-officer-involved-shooting-in-north-st-louis-august-19-2015/

Protest breaks out after St. Louis police fatally shoot teen

+St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The killing of an 18-year-old black man by two white St. Louis, Mo., police officers ignited protests Wednesday, during which police used tear gas and made at least nine arrests. One vehicle and house near protest were set on fire.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/fatal-officer-involved-shooting-in-north-st-louis-august-19-2015/___

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2015-08-19 02:21:45 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Bangkok shrine reopens after deadly bomb attack

+BBC News The Bangkok shrine that was the site of Monday's deadly bomb attack reopened to the public on Wednesday. Police are searching for a young man in connection to the bombing, which killed at least 20 people and injured more than 100. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/explosion-in-downtown-bangkok-aug-17-2015/

Bangkok shrine reopens after deadly bomb attack

+BBC News The Bangkok shrine that was the site of Monday's deadly bomb attack reopened to the public on Wednesday. Police are searching for a young man in connection to the bombing, which killed at least 20 people and injured more than 100. 

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/explosion-in-downtown-bangkok-aug-17-2015/___

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2015-08-18 02:32:08 (8 comments, 15 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

State of emergency declared after activity at Ecuador volcano

+The Associated Press: Ecuadorian officials have declared a state of emergency after increasing activity in Cotopaxi volcano. Up to 325,000 people live in areas that could be threatened if a major eruption occurs, authorities said Monday.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/cotopaxi-volcano-ecuador/

State of emergency declared after activity at Ecuador volcano

+The Associated Press: Ecuadorian officials have declared a state of emergency after increasing activity in Cotopaxi volcano. Up to 325,000 people live in areas that could be threatened if a major eruption occurs, authorities said Monday.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/cotopaxi-volcano-ecuador/___

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2015-08-17 16:25:23 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

NLRB rejects Northwestern football team's attempt to unionize

+Washington Post The National Labor Relations Board announced Monday that it had unanimously voted not to assert its jurisdiction in the case of Northwestern University’s football players, who were attempting to unionize. The Wildcats’ petition to unionize was dismissed.

*Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/08/17/in-unanimous-vote-nlrb-rejects-northwestern-football-teams-attempt-to-unionize/*

Follow updates here: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/northwestern-football-players-attempt-to-join-union/

NLRB rejects Northwestern football team's attempt to unionize

+Washington Post The National Labor Relations Board announced Monday that it had unanimously voted not to assert its jurisdiction in the case of Northwestern University’s football players, who were attempting to unionize. The Wildcats’ petition to unionize was dismissed.

*Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/08/17/in-unanimous-vote-nlrb-rejects-northwestern-football-teams-attempt-to-unionize/*

Follow updates here: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/northwestern-football-players-attempt-to-join-union/___

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2015-08-17 02:41:58 (10 comments, 9 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Search plane spots wreckage of missing Indonesia flight

+NBC News: Search crews have spotted the wreckage of an Indonesian plane that went missing with 54 people on board Sunday over the Papua region, rescue officials said

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/indonesian-plane-goes-missing-august-16-2015/

Search plane spots wreckage of missing Indonesia flight

+NBC News: Search crews have spotted the wreckage of an Indonesian plane that went missing with 54 people on board Sunday over the Papua region, rescue officials said

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/indonesian-plane-goes-missing-august-16-2015/___

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2015-08-16 13:07:47 (9 comments, 10 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Indonesian plane goes missing

+BBC News: An Indonesian plane with 54 people on board is missing in Papua region, officials have said. Contact was lost with the Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop just before 15:00 local time after take-off from Sentani airport in the regional capital Jayapura.

Follow updates on this story with Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/indonesian-plane-goes-missing-august-16-2015/

Indonesian plane goes missing

+BBC News: An Indonesian plane with 54 people on board is missing in Papua region, officials have said. Contact was lost with the Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop just before 15:00 local time after take-off from Sentani airport in the regional capital Jayapura.

Follow updates on this story with Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/indonesian-plane-goes-missing-august-16-2015/___

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2015-08-15 18:14:38 (23 comments, 46 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

AT&T Helped N.S.A. Spy on an Array of Internet Traffic

+The New York Times: Newly released archive documents reveal decades-long "highly collaborative" relationship between NSA and telecom giant AT&T, who gave the spy agency access to billions of emails from at least 2003-2013. Verizon was also linked as a partner with NSA, according to documents were provided by Edward Snowden.

Follow updates on the NSA surveillance programs on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/report-of-us-mining-internet-company-data/

AT&T Helped N.S.A. Spy on an Array of Internet Traffic

+The New York Times: Newly released archive documents reveal decades-long "highly collaborative" relationship between NSA and telecom giant AT&T, who gave the spy agency access to billions of emails from at least 2003-2013. Verizon was also linked as a partner with NSA, according to documents were provided by Edward Snowden.

Follow updates on the NSA surveillance programs on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/report-of-us-mining-internet-company-data/___

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2015-08-15 13:25:39 (20 comments, 14 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

40 migrants die off coast of Libya

More than 40 migrants have died in an overcrowded boat in the Mediterranean, the Italian navy has said. Many others were saved when the boat was intercepted.

Follow updates on the Mediterranean migration crisis with Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/migrant-boat-runs-around-off-rhodes-greece/

40 migrants die off coast of Libya

More than 40 migrants have died in an overcrowded boat in the Mediterranean, the Italian navy has said. Many others were saved when the boat was intercepted.

Follow updates on the Mediterranean migration crisis with Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/migrant-boat-runs-around-off-rhodes-greece/___

2015-08-15 07:19:24 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Residents near China blast site evacuated over chemical fears

+The Associated Press:  Chinese police have for the first time confirmed deadly sodium cyanide at the site of two huge warehouse blasts that killed 85 people, state media said on Saturday, as a series of new, small explosions were heard and small fires broke out.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/explosion-reported-in-tianjin-china/

Residents near China blast site evacuated over chemical fears

+The Associated Press:  Chinese police have for the first time confirmed deadly sodium cyanide at the site of two huge warehouse blasts that killed 85 people, state media said on Saturday, as a series of new, small explosions were heard and small fires broke out.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/explosion-reported-in-tianjin-china/___

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2015-08-15 00:04:46 (34 comments, 4 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Michael Sam says he's stepping away from football

+USA TODAY Sports: Michael Sam announced Friday that he is stepping away from football. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, tweeted that he is concerned with his mental health and hopes “to be back on the field soon.” He had signed with a CFL team in May.

Michael Sam says he's stepping away from football

+USA TODAY Sports: Michael Sam announced Friday that he is stepping away from football. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, tweeted that he is concerned with his mental health and hopes “to be back on the field soon.” He had signed with a CFL team in May.___

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2015-08-14 13:15:25 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Firefighter shot on Staten Island

+Staten Island Advance: A firefighter was shot outside a home on Staten Island on Friday morning after a fugitive set a blaze in the residence then fired a gun at authorities.

Follow updates on the standoff on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/firefighter-shot-in-staten-island-ny-standoff/

Firefighter shot on Staten Island

+Staten Island Advance: A firefighter was shot outside a home on Staten Island on Friday morning after a fugitive set a blaze in the residence then fired a gun at authorities.

Follow updates on the standoff on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/firefighter-shot-in-staten-island-ny-standoff/___

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2015-08-14 11:19:47 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Greek MPs back €85bn bailout

+BBC News: The Greek parliament has backed the country's new bailout deal after all-night talks, despite a rebellion by many MPs in the governing Syriza party.

Follow updates on the Greece financial crisis with Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/greece-financial-crisis/

Greek MPs back €85bn bailout

+BBC News: The Greek parliament has backed the country's new bailout deal after all-night talks, despite a rebellion by many MPs in the governing Syriza party.

Follow updates on the Greece financial crisis with Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/greece-financial-crisis/___

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