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US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns

The rejection by the U.S. means the entire blueprint for global nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation for the next five years has been blocked after four weeks of negotiations.

Bus Crash Kills 10 In Northern California

Officials: Probe faults truck driver in fatal bus collision

The CHP concluded the crash occurred when the truck driver made an unsafe turning motion. Five of the dead in the crash were students heading to visit Humboldt State.

Police Shooting Stolen Beer

Hundreds protest Washington police shooting of 2 unarmed men

Olympia Officer Ryan Donald reported he was being assaulted with a skateboard early Thursday before the shooting of two brothers suspected of stealing beer.

Searching for an MIA brother for 48 years

More than a thousand service members remain listed as Missing In Action from the Vietnam War. The brother of one of them still holds out hope.

ISIS affiliate claims responsibility for suicide attack in Saudi Arabia

The bombing of a Shiite mosque killed at least 19 people. The claim of responsibility is a first for the extremist group involving an attack inside the kingdom.

A desk that can take a ton of earthquake rubble

It's fairly light, costs $35 per student and could save lives in earthquake zones. But not everyone thinks this quake-proof desk is a good idea.

Korean Air 'nut Rage' executive freed from jail

An appeals court reduced the sentence of former Korean Air executive Heather Cho. She demanded a plane return to the gate because her macadamia nuts weren't served in a manner to her liking.

WH ban on militarized gear for police may mean little

An NPR analysis of equipment given to police agencies by the Pentagon since 2006 found a vast majority of it would fall outside the ban.

Marine veterans of Ramadi deflated by city's fall to ISIS

Marine veterans of the Battle of Ramadi see their gains erased by the city's recent fall to the Islamic State.

Mailman who flew gyrocopter onto Capitol lawn appears in court

Douglas Mark Hughes faces up to 9 1/2 years in prison. He was arrested after his April 15 flight from Gettysburg, Pa., to Washington, and has been under house arrest since then.

Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Robert Gates, national president of the Boy Scouts of America, raised the possibility of revising the policy so local Scout organizations could decide whether to allow gays as leaders.

Why a Chinese government think tank attacked American scholars

The think tank's article says professors are miscasting the history of the country's Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). That's big for the Communist Party.

Feds trying to determine if Amtrak engineer was using phone

Investigators I trying to find out if Brandon Bostian, the engineer aboard the Amtrak train that derailed last week, was using his phone when the deadly wreck occurred.

Islamic State takes control of ancient city of Palmyra

The city is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites, and it gives the militant group access to gas fields and roads across the Syrian desert.

US releases documents seized from Osama Bin Laden's compound

Newly declassified materials include books, magazines and letters found during the 2011 raid on the al-Qaida leader's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

A 10-year-old makes a video so we 'don't forget Nepal'

Lucas Zutt has lived in Nepal since 2013. It's "where I belong," he says. He made a video so the world will have a close-up — and personal — view of the earthquake's impact.