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Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 3:16 AM

Hundreds Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Capsizes

A major search-and-rescue operation was underway Sunday to save up to 700 migrants after their boat capsized south of Italy, NBC News reported. Twenty eight people have been rescued, while 24 bodies have been recovered in the incident, which happened in an area just off Libyan waters, south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, an Italian coast guard official said. The boat is believed to have capsized when migrants moved to one side of the overcrowded vessel when a merchant ship approached "that they hoped would rescue them," UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami told NBC News. One survivor reported 700 people were on board, while another put the figure over 900, NBC News reported. If confirmed, the disaster would be one of the worst seen during the decades-long crisis in the southern Mediterranean. Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the body of water in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Read »
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 7:52 PM

Fierce Debate Over College Students Carrying Concealed Weapons

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 6:31 PM

Yemen Rejects Iranian Peace Plan

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Iraqi Forces Retake Most of Oil Refinery From ISIS

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 2:10 PM

"Shoot Me": Cop in Bodycam Video Refuses to Use Force

A rookie Ohio cop is being praised for "great restraint and maturity" after he held off using deadly force against a double murder suspect who charged at him, his police chief said. In the confrontation Thursday, New Richmond Police Officer Jesse Kidder is heard on his body-camera video yelling, "No man, I'm not going to do it!" and ordering the suspect to get down on the ground. The suspect rushes toward him shouting, "Shoot me, shoot me!" The man eventually crumples to the ground just feet away from the officer in the video. Investigators say Michael Wilcox killed his fiancee in their Brown County, Ohio, home, then killed his best friend in Elsmere, reported NBC affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati, which first obtained the body-camera video. The nonviolent confrontation caught on video has been highlighted as a positive example of police officer encounters nationwide. Their actions have been blemished by shootings of unarmed men, including a deadly officer shooting earlier this month in South Carolina. Read »
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Ohio Police Rescue Caged Puppies Strapped to Van Roof

A police dash-cam video shows officers rescuing four scared puppies from a cage strapped to the roof of a van traveling on an Ohio highway Friday, NBC News reported. Akron police pulled over the driver and his family after receiving multiple 911 calls about the dogs, who were wind-battered but didn't have any injuries, Sgt. Kris Beitzel told NBC affiliate WKYC. "I did ask him why the dogs were not riding in the car, and he said he had far more important things to put in the car, meaning his children, and there wasn't room," Beitzel said. The family of six, who was not identified, was driving about 70 mph on Interstate 76 when police caught up with them. The family handed the puppies over to police, and was told that it's against the law to transport animals on top of a vehicle. They were given a warning. Read »
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 8:51 AM

St. Louis Police Shoot Man Holding Knife, Release Video

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 5:31 AM

"Out of Control": Violence Explodes in Mexican Border City

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 10:40 AM

"Hope and Serenity": Oklahoma Bombing 20 Years Later

Hundreds gathered Sunday at the former site of the Oklahoma federal building that was destroyed by a truck bomb 20 years earlier to honor the 168 victims of the blast, the survivors, and the spirit that helped the city and the nation through the worst terrorist attack the country had ever seen. Loved ones of the victims, survivors of the horrific 1995 bombing and state and federal government officials, who lived through the attack attended Sunday's ceremony, held at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. It was opened by Richard Williams, a survivor of the attack, who, with his two grandchildren read the mission statement of the museum: "May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity." Former President Bill Clinton thanked the people of Oklahoma for their resilience following the bombing. "You turned away all of the petty squabbles in which we engage, leaving only our basic humanity," Clinton said. Timothy McVeigh, an Army veteran with strong anti-government views, was executed in 2001 for setting off the explosion. His accomplice, Terry Nichols, is serving life in prison. Read »
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 3:25 AM

Plane Passengers Stranded 6 Hours on Colo. Tarmac

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 8:17 AM

At Least 36 Killed in Afghanistan Bombing: Officials

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 7:06 PM

Oklahoma Gov. Approves Nitrogen As Alternate Execution Method

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Mike Huckabee to Announce Possible 2016 Presidential Plans

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 6:21 PM

Experts: Tulsa Deputy May Have Made a Mistake Reaching for Gun

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Truck Crash Spills Millions Of Bees On Washington Highway

A truck that was carrying millions of honeybees to a farm in Washington state overturned on a highway Friday, causing a large cleanup and rescue operation, NBC News reported. Some of the bees were killed in the accident by fire crews who were using a fire retardant. Bee keepers worked hours to contain the rest. The truck had 458 hives, each having from 26,000 to 30,000 bees, the station reported. A Washington State Patrol spokesman told NBC affiliate King 5 that the 36-year-old driver may have been speeding. Read »

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