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  • Court Throws Book at Man Who Faked Drowning

    NBC News U.S. News
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    He enlisted his son to falsely report that his father had drowned at Jones Beach as part of an insurance fraud scam.
  • Man in Wheelchair Says He Was Humiliated at Minneapolis McDonald's

    NBC News Business
    Daniel Arkin
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
    A disabled man in a wheelchair who uses a service dog says he was mocked and humiliated on two occasions when he tried to order food and eat inside a McDonald's restaurant in Minneapolis, according to a federal lawsuit.
  • Michelle Obama Drops by 'Parks and Recreation'

    NBC News Politics
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Knope 2016?Amy Poehler's lovable local official came one step closer to her White House dreams after rubbing shoulders with one of her idols — first lady Michelle Obama — during the season finale of "Parks and Recreation" on Thursday night.
  • Seth Meyers Set to Host Primetime Emmy Awards

    NBC News Top Stories
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Late-night funnyman Seth Meyers has been tapped to host NBC's telecast of the Primetime Emmy Awards.Meyers, the host of NBC's "Late Night," will emcee the awards Aug. 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, NBC and the Television Academy announced late Thursday.
  • Former Boise State forward Joey Nebeker disputes school statement regarding his departure

    NBCSports.com: College Basketball
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Boise State announced Wednesday that two players were leaving the program. Thursday, one of those players stated that he was forced out.
 
 
 
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    NFL Stories

  • Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:32 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle. The last time Green Bay visited CenturyLink Field was in Week 3 of the 2012 season, a 14-12 Seahawks victory clinched on what now is often dubbed the "Fail Mary." Russell Wilson's desperation pass on the final play was called a touchdown reception for Golden Tate by the replacement officials. A few days later, the lockout of the regular officials ended. "This game won't be about the past," he said. "It will be about the…
  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to divorce wife

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has announced that he and his wife Ashton are divorcing. Wilson made the announcement in a statement released by the Seahawks on Wednesday. He says decisions like this are not easy and respectfully asks for "prayers and understanding and privacy during this difficult time." The pair married in January 2012 after he finished his college career at Wisconsin and before he was drafted by the Seahawks. The couple had been visible at Seahawks events for his first two seasons in the league. Wilson led Seattle to its first Super Bowl…
  • 30 top prospects to attend NFL draft in New York

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:20 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) The NFL says 30 top prospects, including Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, will attend the draft next month in New York. Among other players scheduled to appear at Radio City Music Hall include Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack. The prospects are expected to be selected in the first three rounds. The first round will be Thursday, May 8, with rounds 2-3 the next day. AP NFL websites: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL
  • Seahawks acquire QB Terrelle Pryor

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:12 pm
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have traded away the final player drafted by late owner Al Davis. Oakland dealt quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday for a seventh-round pick in next month's draft. The Raiders fulfilled Pryor's wish to be traded a day before the start of their offseason program. Pryor had asked to be dealt after the season when he lost his starting job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, and the Raiders made the move after acquiring Matt Schaub from Houston to be the starter. Pryor said on Twitter: "Thank you Mr Davis and Raidernation for the…
  • Bengals exercise WR A.J. Green's option for 2015

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals exercised a 2015 contract option for receiver A.J. Green on Monday, letting them turn their focus to an extension for quarterback Andy Dalton. Green was the fourth overall pick in the 2011 draft and was entering the final season on his deal. The collective bargaining agreement allows teams to exercise a fifth-year option on players drafted in the top 10. The Bengals will have to pay him the average of the top 10 receivers in the NFL. Green has 3,833 yards receiving in his first three seasons, trailing only Randy Moss' 4,163 yards in his first three seasons. He set…
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    NHL Stories

  • Stars even with Ducks after 4-2 win in Game 4

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:13 am
    DALLAS (AP) The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks. Down in the series after losing the first two games in Anaheim, the Stars trailed by two goals in the first period Wednesday night before captain Jaime Benn started the comeback with an unassisted goal off a faceoff. Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski later scored on Dallas' first two shots in the third period for a 4-2 victory. "We've done that a lot and it's not something we like to do. Whether it's the start of games or obviously the…
  • Kane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 in OT

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. Kane carried the puck down the left side as teammates Ben Smith and Brandon Saad rushed toward the net, and beat Ryan Miller with a well-placed wrist shot for his 32nd career postseason goal. Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell also scored for defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago, which blew a 2-0 second-period lead. Jonathan Toews had two assists and Corey Crawford made 30 saves.
  • Dubinsky, Foligno lift CBJ to 1st home playoff win

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The Blue Jackets overcame a 3-0 deficit for their first home playoff victory in the franchise's 13 seasons, sending the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Saturday night tied 2-2. Craig Adams, Chris Kunitz, James Neal scored in a span of 5:01 of the first period to stake the Penguins to a 3-0 lead. But Ryan Johansen…
  • Wild's Matt Cooke gets 7-game suspension from NHL

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The NHL cracked down hard on Matt Cooke, suspending the Minnesota Wild left wing for seven games Wednesday for his knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. Cooke was at the league office in New York for a hearing about the incident, and his punishment finally was announced more than eight hours later. The Avalanche lead the Wild 2-1 with Game 4 looming Thursday, so Cooke will be out for this first-round series and more. If the term of the ban isn't finished during the playoffs, Cooke must complete it at the beginning of the next regular…
 
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    NBCSports.com: Sports

  • LA Kings avoid elimination in 6-3 win over Sharks

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:42 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night....
  • Athletics-Astros Preview

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Jesse Chavez may be his own toughest critic, but Athletics manager Bob Melvin realizes he's one of the main reasons Oakland's pitching staff is off to such a solid start....
  • Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 series lead

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:36 pm
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series....
  • Kings stave off elimination, force Game 5 against Sharks

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:32 pm
    San Jose can't complete the sweep.
  • Padres-Nationals Preview

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Stephen Strasburg has dealt with lofty expectations since joining the Washington Nationals in 2010, and he's lived up to them for the most part....
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    SOCCER Stories

  • Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:52 am
    Manager David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United, the club announced via Twitter early Tuesday morning. "Manchester United announces that David Moyes has left the club," the club wrote. "The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role." Speculation about Moyes' job security had been rampant for months, but the fervor reached a peak Monday as multiple outlets reported his imminent dismissal. The man hand-picked by Sir Alex Ferguson to be his replacement at Old Trafford never quite delivered on his predecessor's lofty…
  • NYCFC to play 2015 home games at Yankee Stadium

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) New York City FC will play homes games at Yankee Stadium during its first season in 2015. Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost said at a news conference Monday he anticipated the upper deck would be closed off, leaving capacity at 33,444, down from the ballpark's baseball capacity of 49,642. Trost said it will take three days to convert field from baseball to soccer, although in a rush it could be cut to 2 1/2, and the same amount of time to switch it back. The pitcher's mound will be removed each time with a clawlike structure, stored and replaced. The soccer field, which…
 
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    NBC News Health

  • How to train for a 5K run in just six weeks

    Jeannette Moninger
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Signing up for a 5K seemed like a good idea. But can you really run a 5K (3.1 miles)? Should you just drop out? Don’t throw in the towel yet. This expert advice will have you celebrating at the finish line in just six weeks.
  • Does taking cholesterol medication lead to 'pigging out'?

    Madelyn Fernstrom
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Millions of people are taking statin medications to help lower their cholesterol. Now a new study suggests a surprising risk of long term statin use: weight gain.These are not extra pounds attributed to a side-effect of the medication – the benefits of taking statins are widely established.
  • FDA OKs First DNA Alternative to Pap Smear

    Kavita Varma-White
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer. It was a role previously reserved for the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of women's health.
  • Bearded Dragon Lizards Infect 132 With Salmonella

    JoNel Aleccia
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Health officials are warning fans of lizards known as bearded dragons to keep them away from young children and use careful hygiene following a two-year, multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning tied to the unusual pets.At least 132 people in 31 states have been sickened since Feb.
  • FDA Prepares to Regulate E-Cigarettes

    Tom Costello
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    The e-cigarette business is booming -- it’s now a $2 billion-a-year industry and growing fast. Up until now, it was virtually unregulated. But all that is about to change. The Food and Drug Administration is beginning the process of laying down new rules for e-cigarette makers.
 
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