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6 hours ago

"Heroic" Teacher Tackles Shooting Suspect at High School

A student reportedly fired a gun at a Washington state high school Monday morning, but a teacher tackled him before anyone was injured, NBC News reported. The student, a 16-year-old male, fired of North Thurston High School around 7:30 a.m. local time, witnesses and police told NBC affiliate KING. Teacher Brady Olson then tackled the teen, witnesses said, and Lacey police apprehended the student around 8 a.m. ET, police said on Twitter. "I think it's heroic," Lacey Police Commander Chris Ward told KING. "In this case, it probably prevented worse things from happening." But Olson, a government teacher, said in a statement that he simply "reacted in a way that any other teacher would react and at the sound of a gunshot." Read »
Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Death Toll in Nepal Soars as Rescuers Struggle to Reach Many

The death toll from Saturday's magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal soared past 4,000, the Associated Press reported Monday, and aid agencies warned that it could skyrocket higher once rescuers make it to rural communities that thus far have been inaccessible. Vast tent cities have sprung up in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, for those displaced or afraid to return to their homes as strong aftershocks continued through Sunday. On Mount Everest — where an avalanche triggered by the quake killed at least 18 — climbers reported more avalanches. Officials said most hospitals were overflowing and short on supplies, but little sign of organized relief efforts was visible as aid agencies struggled to fly helicopters in cloudy weather, aftershocks forced airport closures and landslides blocked roads. "Our people on the ground have found the overall situation to have been worse than their worst fears," said Save the Children, one of the many aid groups sending emergency teams to Nepal. Read »
Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Loretta Lynch Sworn in as Attorney General

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:07 PM

Gay Businessman: Hosting Ted Cruz Was "Terrible Mistake"

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Nepal Food, Water Shortages Spark Disease Concerns

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 10:04 AM

"Clinton Cash" Author: Yes, Evidence Is Circumstantial

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Theater Massacre Trial: Long Odds for Insanity Defense

4 hours ago

Couple From San Diego Reported Missing After Nepal Quake

A Carlsbad, California, woman has been waiting by the phone for any news on her daughter, who she reported missing after Saturday’s deadly earthquake in Nepal. Dawn Lightfoot, 30, has been teaching in South Korea for two years and planned to travel around South East Asia with her boyfriend, Matt Schiavon. Schiavon is now also among the missing. “I want to say I know she's okay and I feel she's okay," said Lightfoot’s mother Cindy Barrows. "If anyone would know anything to please let us know." Read »

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:06 AM

Ohio Man at Center of Gay Marriage Debate Heads to Court

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Girl Battling Cancer Dreams of Meeting Taylor Swift

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 10:59 AM

Rescuers Airlift Stranded Everest Climbers to Base Camp

3 hours ago

NWS Identifies 8 Tornadoes So Far

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Chipotle Phases Out GMOs

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Timeline: Key Events in Colo. Theater Gunman's Life

Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 at 11:39 PM

Who Were the Americans Killed in the Everest Avalanche?