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16 May 2014

NBC News Top Stories

  • Indian Election: Modi Set to Win Landslide Victory
    Fri, 16 May 2014 06:39:28 GMT
    NEW DELHI — Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with early election results on Friday showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the biggest victory the country has seen in 30 years.

  • India Begins Counting Votes in General Election
    Fri, 16 May 2014 05:06:23 GMT
    NEW DELHI — Early results in India's general election put opposition leader Narendra Modi on course for an absolute majority on Friday, handing him an unfettered mandate to launch his agenda to revive growth and create jobs.

  • Rocket Crashes After High-Tech Satellite Launch, Russians Say
    Fri, 16 May 2014 04:50:50 GMT
    A Russian rocket crashed early Friday while attempting to launch an advanced communications satellite into orbit, Russian news outlets reported.The unmanned Russian Proton-M rocket went down nine minutes after blasting off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday local time (5:42 p.m.

  • Southern California Wildfires: Body Found in Blaze's Ashes
    Fri, 16 May 2014 03:17:53 GMT
    A badly burned body was found in Southern California Thursday, as fire crews stepped up their assault on the worst of the wildfires raging across San Diego County.

  • Deadly Blaze: Body Found in Wildfire's Ashes
    Fri, 16 May 2014 03:02:17 GMT
    A badly burned body was found in Southern California Thursday, as fire crews stepped up their assault on the worst of the wildfires raging across San Diego County.

  • Not That Great: Jupiter's Red Spot Hits a New Low
    Fri, 16 May 2014 02:15:47 GMT
    Jupiter's Great Red Spot, one of the biggest and best-known storms in the solar system, isn't looking so great nowadays: In fact, astronomers say it has shrunk to the smallest size ever measured.

  • Lab Accident Yields Ultra-Strong Material That Recycles Cleanly
    Fri, 16 May 2014 02:15:46 GMT
    Plastics. That was the famously anticlimactic word that failed to captivate Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate."And indeed, it's a bit hard to get excited about a science in which the best stuff was invented half a century ago.

  • Art Could Net Family $135K Thanks to Second Opinion
    Fri, 16 May 2014 01:44:31 GMT

    Three siblings were told that a sculpture was a copy worth about $1,500 -- so it's a good thing they sought a second opinion.

  • Airlines Expect More Travelers Will Fly This Summer
    Fri, 16 May 2014 01:44:29 GMT
    More travelers will take to the skies this summer, the U.S. airlines' trade and lobby group predicted Thursday.About 210 million passengers — or 2.28 million a day— are expected to fly on U.S. carriers between June 1 and Aug. 31. That's up 1.

  • Art Could Net Family $135K Thanks to Second Opinion
    Fri, 16 May 2014 01:28:58 GMT
    From NBC WashingtonWhen three siblings decided to sell a sculpture signed by a famous artist, they were told that it was a copy worth about $1,500 -- so it's a good thing they sought a second opinion.That piece of art, it turns out, really was cast by renowned French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

  • Comet-Chasing Rosetta Probe Spots Dusty Veil Around Target
    Fri, 16 May 2014 01:28:58 GMT
    Far out in space, near the orbit of Jupiter, a European spacecraft named Rosetta is chasing a comet that has recently developed an ethereal veil.

  • Wildfires Spark Funnel Clouds of Flames
    Fri, 16 May 2014 01:13:24 GMT

    Firefighters are in a full-on battle with intense fires that are sweeping across Southern California.

  • Jim Miklaszewski Confronts VA Chief Eric Shinseki
    Fri, 16 May 2014 01:13:23 GMT

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki faced Congress Thursday in the wake of a growing VA scandal.

  • So Many Teeth! Tiny 'Alien' Catfish Serves Up Big Mysteries
    Fri, 16 May 2014 00:57:49 GMT
    A small, toothy fish, which researchers say resembles the terrifying creature from the movie "Alien," is turning out to be a big mystery for the scientists who study it.

  • Moving 9/11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony
    Fri, 16 May 2014 00:57:49 GMT
    The ceremony was so beautifully executed and so deeply painful. On Thursday, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum was officially dedicated with a service that transported people back to that horrific day.

  • Interactive Map: Veterans, the VA and Allegations of Health-Care Fraud
    Fri, 16 May 2014 00:57:48 GMT

    Interactive map shows which VA facilities are accused of scheduling irregularities and details about veteran populations, VA facilities and program cost.

  • Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Sent Joking Texts to Friend
    Fri, 16 May 2014 00:57:48 GMT
    Text messages show Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev joking with a friend not to text him hours after the FBI released Tsarnaev's photo as a suspect in the deadly attack.

  • Some Ex-Spouses Are Lying to the IRS About Alimony
    Fri, 16 May 2014 00:42:15 GMT
    Somebody's not telling the Internal Revenue Service the truth about their alimony payments.When people pay alimony to ex-spouses, they can deduct those payments from their income, lowering their tax bill.

  • Geyser of Black Goo Sickens Workers, Floods Streets
    Fri, 16 May 2014 00:11:12 GMT

    Workers at a health care facility were sickened after a crude oil pipeline break coated the area with a geyser of black goo.

  • Future Tech? Autonomous Killer Robots Are Already Here
    Fri, 16 May 2014 00:11:09 GMT
    U.N. officials, scientists and activists have gathered this week to debate a not-so-distant tomorrow filled with autonomous robot warriors -- but machines that can kill without human guidance are already here.In fact, they are already being tested by militaries across the world.

  • Tampa Military Mom Julie Schenecker Convicted of Killing Her Teens
    Thu, 15 May 2014 23:55:36 GMT
    A former Florida Army officer's wife has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of her teenagers, with jurors rejecting her insanity plea.Jurors on Thursday found 53-year-old Julie Schenecker guilty of killing both her 13-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter in Tampa in 2011.

  • Aaron Hernandez Indicted for Double Murder in Boston
    Thu, 15 May 2014 23:40:03 GMT
    Heading home after a night of clubbing, a carload of men in a black BMW were stopped at a red light in Boston's theater district when a silver SUV appeared alongside them and a hail of .38 caliber bullets came flying through the window — killing the driver and passenger.

  • Bandit in Seattle Wah Mee Murders Tony Ng Deported to Hong Kong
    Thu, 15 May 2014 22:37:54 GMT
    A Washington man convicted of robbery in connection with a notorious massacre — the methodical execution of 13 people in a Seattle gambling den called the Wah Mee Club — was deported to Hong Kong this week, officials said.

  • Got Cash? First-Time Home Buyers Face Tough Market
    Thu, 15 May 2014 22:37:54 GMT
    In the market for a new home? You’d better have some serious cash on hand. As fewer people rely on financing to buy their homes, sellers are choosing buyers who offer to pay in cash.

  • Columbia 'Rapists on Campus' List Keeps Reappearing
    Thu, 15 May 2014 22:22:22 GMT

    The names of Columbia students are appearing on bathroom walls and on fliers at the campus by someone alleging they are "sexual assault violators."

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