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National & World Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable
Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder.
National & World Family: Surreal hailstorm ravages home in 12 minutes of terror Family: Surreal hailstorm ravages home in 12 minutes of terror
On June 3, 2014, a hailstorm sandblasted a tiny town in eastern Nebraska, leaving homes in tatters. Lois Krohn was home when the ferocious storm hit and now shares her story of being in the middle of Mother Nature's wrath.
National & World Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release
Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the "The Interview."
National & World Ax, machete, pill bottles found near rampage suspect
A former Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives left an ax, a machete and two medicine bottles at the scene of his apparent suicide in woods near his suburban Philadelphia home.
National & World U.K. proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people U.K. proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people
New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies.
National & World Obama: U.S. re-establishing relations with Cuba Obama: U.S. re-establishing relations with Cuba
President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island.
National & World Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' run for president Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' run for president
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to "actively explore" a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded Republicans.
National & World Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger (Photo Gallery)
Horror over a deadly siege morphed into anger Tuesday as leaders of a grieving nation demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended up in the downtown Sydney cafe where he took 17 people hostage.