President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia's leaders Monday to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he opened a trip that human rights groups say legitimizes an oppressive government.
"When all voices are being heard, when people know they are being included in the political process, that makes a country more successful," Obama said during a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
Obama's trip marks the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to Ethiopia, a fast-growing economy once defined by poverty and famine.
A man killed after attacking a woman in West Virginia may have been a serial killer who was also responsible for unsolved murders in Las Vegas, police said.
Charleston police spokesman Steve Cooper said Friday that 45-year-old Neal Falls likely attacked others before he beat and choked a woman he met online on July 18.
One of the people shot in last week's rampage at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater is a cousin of Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Louisiana, NBC News reported.
Two people were killed and nine others were wounded Thursday night when the gunman, identified as John Houser, used a legally purchased handgun to fire more than a dozen shots in the audience of a screening at the Grand Theatre 16 before killing himself, officials said.
"I didn't know either of the victims who were killed," Boustany said Sunday night, but "I have a cousin who was in the theater with her husband."
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The U.S. Coast Guard says a boat belonging to two missing 14-year-old fishermen from Jupiter, Florida, has been found off the Atlantic coast.
NBC affiliate WPTV reports the family of Austin Stephanos confirmed the boat had been found Sunday afternoon. Stephanos and his friend, Perry Cohen, went missing around 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton planned to unveil a plan Sunday aimed at combating climate change that includes revisions in the tax code to promote renewable energy.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late Grammy-winning pop star Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, has died at age 22. "Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months," a spokesperson for the Houston family told NBC News. Brown died Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. The aspiring actress and singer was the only child of Houston and the fourth child of Bobby Brown.
Many athletes can attest to the difference sports made in their life, but for former Special Olympics World Games athlete Dustin Plunkett, sports saved his life.
Two children were taken to a hospital and several others injured when a tree branch fell on an inflatable bounce house at a party in Garland, Texas.
The Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Mogadishu hotel on Sunday, driving a car packed with explosives through the hotel gate and killing at least 13 people, a first responder and the rebel group said.
A Reuters witness said blood and pieces of flesh were spattered around the site of the blast targeting the Jazeera hotel. Nearby was the wreckage of four cars.
"We have carried 13 dead people and 21 others who were injured, some seriously," an ambulance worker Abdikadir Abdirahman told Reuters.
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Resplendent in yellow and riding a canary yellow bike, Chris Froome won his second Tour de France in three years on Sunday, with a leisurely pedal into Paris to wrap up a spectacular three-week slog of furious racing that culminated with a thrilling late fight-back by the British rider's toughest rival, Colombian Nairo Quintana.
A 560-pound man with a blog called "Fat Guy Across America,"
hopes his 3,200 mile bike ride from Massachusetts to California will help him win his wife back.
Eric Hites, 40, was inspired to make the trip while listening to his favorite song, "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," by The Proclaimers.
I didn't think I could walk 500 miles," Hites told NBC News on Sunday.
"But I could ride it."
Hites started pedaling mid-June from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and hopes to make it to Orange County by the end of the yea.
The blogger said he and his wife's relationship is on the mend but he is having fun.
"I get to lose weight and have fun doing it," Hites said. "It's all about the journey."
A small plane crashed in a California neighborhood on Sunday, exploding in flames within feet of homes and killing the pilot, officials said.
Newly-released photos show Vice President Dick Cheney, President George Bush and other members of the administration reacting on the day of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The photos were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and were taken by Cheney's staff photographer.
The photos show the country's leaders mulling what to do after the attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
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As news spread of her death Sunday night, celebrities like Oprah, Rosie O'Donnell, Missy Elliott, Taraji P. Henson, and more mourned the loss of Bobbi Kristina Brown on social media.
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What one Pennsylvania family believed was a tragedy turned out to be a miracle after two dogs were found alive following a devastating house fire.