"I could feel my legs on fire," said Donna Deas, a Florida woman hit by lightning when a bolt struck a tree just a few feet away from where she and her family were standing. Deas said her legs were completely paralyzed for more than 20 minutes after the strike. WTVJ-TV's Jennifer Reeves reports.
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Seen here before and during Earth Hour last year, the Patronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are among the hundreds of buildings around the world that go lights out for the annual event.
Combat veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts share their experiences with PTSD, and their reaction to reports that Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly gunned down 17 Afghan civilians. Msnbc.com's Kari Huus reports.
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Floyd 'Shad' Meshad, founder and president of the nonprofit National Veterans Foundation.
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Left to right, Rich Rudnick, Wendell Guillermo and Apolonio E. Muñoz III work at the National Veterans Foundation in Los Angeles.
George Zimmerman's brother spoke out for the first time Thursday night, defending his brother's actions in the killing of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin and saying that medical records will back his account of the shooting. NBC's Ron Allen reports.
This image provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows Robert B. Rhoades, a trucker who kept a torture dungeon in the cab of his long-haul rig.
Police pull over a Lamborghini and find a man dressed as Batman at the wheel. Willie Geist has the photos and the story.
Mine-sniffing dogs from Iraq are now heading back to the U.S. and looking for new homes. Julie Carey reports.
Dr. Antoine Johnson claimed in 2009 that he was targeted for prosecution because he was a 'young, successful black man.'
Photo provided by the Jennings Police Department Mug shows Anna Brown.
In Vermont, a husband and wife have been charged with murder of a teacher that has left a small town reeling. They have pleaded not guilty and are being held without bail. NBC's Ron Mott reports.
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A bee with a transmitter glued to its back was one of the specimens in a study that used the radio technology to track what happened to bee colonies exposed to a widely used pesticide.
People across the country are buying tickets for tonight's Mega Millions jackpot, which has ballooned to more than $540 million. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports.
California authorities say a security camera captured a woman acquaintance mixing a lethal concoction for a WWII vet. KNBC's Vikki Vargas reports.
Military spouses get special attention at a job fair at Ft. Hood, Texas. Those married to military service members have an unemployment rate more than twice that of the civilian population.
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For the past 22 years, Carla Fears has followed her husband, Sgt. 1st class Nathaniel Fears, from base to base, taking any job she could find. With her husband planning to retire in the next year or two, she's now trying to figure out what job she wants to do instead of what she has to do.
This tweet was posted by Spike Lee on Wednesday evening.
WxRisk.com, a private weather forecasting firm, posted this photo from the hail overnight in Madison, Kan., on its Facebook page.
Military prosecutors allege that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, accused of a deadly rampage which left 17 Afghan civilians dead, came in two waves, with Bales returning to his base after the first attack and then slipping out again. NBC's John Yang reports.
Karilyn Bales, the wife of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, spoke exclusively with NBC's Matt Lauer, telling the TODAY anchor that the news about her husband is 'very unbelievable.'
Muslims gather to pray at the Omar al Farouk Mosque in November 2010 in Anaheim, Calif. In that Southern California community, tensions flared after an FBI informant, Craig Monteilh, infiltrated mosques to gather information.
The death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin by volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman has ignited a national conversation about prejudice, justice and the treatment of young African-American men. NBC News anchors, correspondents and contributors discuss the feelings that Trayvon's death sparked and relate their experiences covering the story.
Does surveillance video of George Zimmerman in police custody on the night of Trayvon Martin's death contradict claims that he was beaten and bloodied during an altercation with the Florida teen? NBC's Ron Allen reports.
George Zimmerman's attorney, Craig Sonner, tells TODAY's Matt Lauer that a video of George Zimmerman taken after the killing of Trayvon Martin is too grainy to show whether he had any blood or bruises on his face.
Grainy video showing George Zimmerman on the night he killed Trayvon Martin, is being touted by those calling for his arrest. Even so, Zimmerman's defenders say the video supports their version of what happened. NBC's Ron Allen reports.