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Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Softball-Sized Hail Smashes Storm Chaser's Windshield

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 4:05 PM

3 Gangs Working to "Take Out" Cops: Baltimore PD

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 7:44 AM

Supreme Court Set to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Woman Out-Flexes Man on Professional Football Cam

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Black & White Cookies Sold at Starbucks Recalled

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 5:40 PM

Reward to Find Sea Lion Pup Kidnappers Grows to $10K

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 2:53 PM

Rand Paul Defends Obama's Fatal Drone Mistake

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Dead Newborn Girl Found at Ohio Sorority House

The body of a dead newborn girl was discovered in the garbage outside a sorority house at Muskingum University in Ohio, NBC News reported. The baby, who authorities said was only hours old, was found Thursday in a plastic bag outside the Delta Gamma Theta house, authorities told NBC affiliate WCMH. Investigators identified the baby's mother as a student at the school, WCMH reported. No charges were immediately filed. Read »
Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:34 PM

"Nightmare Waiting to Happen": Experts Knew Quake Was Coming

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 4:10 PM

U.S. Veteran Survives Avalanche on Mount Everest

A Wisconsin man who was trying to become the first wounded veteran to ascend Mount Everest survived a deadly avalanche triggered by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, NBC News reported. Benjamin Breckheimer, who was injured by a bomb in Afghanistan in 2009, called his mother to say he survived the avalanche. "I'm a wreck," his mother, Mary Lyons, told NBC affiliate WBBH. "I'm glad that I got to talk to him." At least 18 people perished in the avalanche TEXTin the deadliest day in the mountain's history. Read »
Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:43 PM

"Totally Destroyed": Earthquake Levels Nepal Historic Sites

The devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Saturday that left thousands dead in Nepal also damaged or destroyed several of the country's iconic sites, many with deep religious and historical significance and an economically vital role in the country's tourism industry, NBC News reported. As many as half of the country's historic sites — including three UNESCO world heritage sites — "are totally destroyed," a UNESCO representative told U.N. Radio. The damage is expected to put a dent in the country's tourism industry, a brutal hit to the poor mountain country's already ailing economy. As the death toll mounted, rescuers struggled to reach Nepal's more rural communities, where the earthquake leveled poorly-constructed homes were leveled and landslides threatened to bury whole villages. Read »
Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Families Wait for Word on Nepal Missing; 4 Americans Dead

A fourth American was confirmed Monday to have died in the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal over the weekend, as the families of the Americans still missing in the Himalayan nation desperately awaited word of their loved ones. The State Department confirmed Monday that it knew of four Americans who had died in the quake, all of them in the area of Mount Everest amid avalanches. The U.S. was sending more than 100 people to aid in rescue operations, and was committing $10 million to relief efforts. Meanwhile, a Seattle mom was hoping to hear from her 19-year-old daughter Sydney Schumacher, who had texted her mother last week from Kathmandu before heading off on a trek through a national park. Read »
Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:08 PM

Gray Family Lawyer: "This Is Our Moment to Get It Right"

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 3:42 PM

Pa. Teen Breaks Rubik's Cube World Record

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 7:33 PM

"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 »