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'Squishy' Robots Could Someday Rescue You

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:44pm
A material built from wax and foam could one day be used to make octopus-like robots the can morph between hard and soft states a la “Terminator 2.”
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Could Your Social Network be a Lifeline?

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:11pm
Could being social save your life? New research finds that men who were more socially connected were half as likely to commit suicide as lone wolves.






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Curiosity Rover on Mars Leaves Landing 'Safe Zone'

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:07pm
On the Red Planet, NASA's rover travels farther than it has ever traveled before.






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Oscar Pistorius Involved in Bar 'Argument'

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:07pm
Olympian murder suspect Oscar Pistorius got into an argument but not a fight at a South African club, his representatives said.






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Man Charged With Murder in Missing Boy, Grandparents Case

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:52pm
Police would not identify the man, but said he was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one of second-degree murder






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East Meets West: Korean Study Rooms Come to America

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:48pm
Two sisters transform the traditional Korean study room into a New York City hub where East meets West.






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Yum: Ancient Paleo Diet Included Elephant Ancestor

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:31pm
Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that America's first hunters ate an extinct elephant relative called the gomphothere.






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LeBron's Return Could Mean $500M Boon to Cleveland

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:29pm
This is a big financial win for Cleveland.






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Let's Replace the Boring Home Run Derby

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:23pm
The Home Run Derby is boring. Occasionally something interesting happens, but it’s basically batting practice.






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Batter Up: Here's How to Save the MLB All-Star Game

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:19pm
You might not be old enough to remember this, but Battle of Network Stars used to be a thing.






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Shipped Home: First Wave of Migrants Deported to Honduras

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:14pm
About 40 undocumented immigrants, including children, arrived in Honduras from a New Mexico detention facility, the Department of Homeland Security said.






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KFC's Colonel Sanders White Suit on Auction

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:56pm
No price can get you his coveted list of eleven herbs and spices but the starting bid for this slice of Americana is $3,000.
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Lightning Survivor Has No Memory of Deadly Strike

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:49pm
A man whose wife was killed by lightning says he doesn't remember hearing or feeling anything when the bolt struck while they were hiking.






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The Science Behind the World Cup Hole in Your Heart

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:42pm
Hardcore soccer fans are at a sudden loss –- not due to a lack of victory so much as an abrupt end to a global sports party.
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The Science Behind the World Cup Hole in Your Heart

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:42pm
Hardcore soccer fans are at a sudden loss –- not due to a lack of victory so much as an abrupt end to a global sports party.
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Octomom Pleads No Contest to Welfare Fraud Charge

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:39pm
Octomom Nadya Suleman pleaded no contest to a count of misdemeanor welfare fraud for failing to disclose income.






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Vantablack: Firm Shows Off 'World's Darkest Material'

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:35pm
This material absorbs up to 99.965 percent of incoming light. It's so black your mind may have trouble comprehending it.
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Trump Plaza Gives Casino Workers Pink Slips

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:31pm
Trump Plaza Casino Hotel's expected Sept. 16 closure would make it the fourth casino to close this year in faltering Atlantic City.






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Phil Mickelson Drank $40K Bottled Wine Out of Trophy

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:05pm
Mickelson said he didn’t know what the wine was when he drank it out of the Claret jug, but it apparently was well worth the price tag.






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Criminals Target the Dead for Identity Theft

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:05pm
Thieves are using newspaper obituaries to steal the identities of recently deceased Florida residents. WBBH’s Hollie Hojek reports.






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