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2 Dead, 5 Missing After Storm Hits Alabama Regatta

Five sailors are still missing after a number of sailboats capsized when a sudden storm hit during a regatta near Mobile Bay, Alabama, Saturday afternoon, leaving at least two people dead, officials said Sunday. Coast Guard crews scouring the waters found one body on Saturday night and another on Sunday morning after the thunderstorm threw several mariners overboard, said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Duke Walker. Of the ten boats that capsized or suffered damage, three were participating in one of the races that was part of the Dauphin Island Sailing Regatta, Walker said. Walker said that 40 people had been rescued from the water after the 4:30 p.m. storm, and the Coast Guard believes five people remained missing Sunday. Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier said he didn't know how many boats were in the water when winds of up to 80 mph rolled in, but he said usually 150 boats compete in the event. Read »
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 at 5:56 AM

Israeli Forces Kill 2 Alleged Palestinian Attackers: Police

Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 at 5:36 AM

Choppers Airlift Injured From Everest After Avalanche

2 hours ago

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Tops 2,500: Report

The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in Nepal has topped 2,500 and may continue to rise as more areas are searched, The Associated Press reported. Local authorities said Sunday that at least 2,430 people in the country had died, according to the AP. Authorities added that 61 people died in India and a few in other neighboring countries, while the Nepal Mountaineering Association said 18 bodies were recovered from Mount Everest. A major aftershock also hit the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, terrifying locals as rescuers dug for survivors. Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Kathmandu during the aftershock that rattled hospitals and buildings already ravaged by the quake. "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 »
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 at 2:32 AM

WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong levied her characteristically biting humor during her stint as celebrity host of the the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, earning laughs for digs at journalists, the Secret Service and even President Obama himself. "The Washington Hilton is great," the one-time "Weekend Update" host said. "I bet when the president walked in and saw all those bellhops he thought, 'Finally, some decent security.'" Read »
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 at 1:34 AM

Nepal Earthquake May Have Caused Mt. Everest's Deadliest Day

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 6:48 AM

New Violence Spurs Fears of ISIS's Expansion

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 5:56 AM

Japanese Police Arrest Suspect in Drone Landing

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 3:22 AM

Southwest Flight Diverts to Denver After "Pressurization Issue"

Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 at 1:20 AM

Over 1,900 Dead in Nepal Quake: Reports

The death toll continued to rise after a violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, destroying ancient temples and triggering an avalanche on Mt. Everest, NBC News reported. A Nepalese police official said at least 1,910 people were killed in that country and about 4,700 people were injured, The Associated Press reported. At least 51 were killed in India, 17 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh, and two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border, according to the AP. A senior trekking guide said 17 climbers and guides are believed to have died in an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by the earthquake, the AP reported. It is believed to be the deadliest day in the mountain's history. Hospitals were overflowing with injured people, homes were damaged, phone lines were jammed and roads had gaping cracks running along them. Climbers on Mount Everest were sent running for their lives when the earthquake set off at least one avalanche. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Secretary of State John Kerry said he asked U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Peter Bodde to release an initial $1 million for humanitarian assistance. Read »
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 2:49 AM

Wildfires Threaten $269 Billion in Home Damage: Experts

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 9:11 PM

Hawaii May Be First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 6:18 PM

Indiana HIV Outbreak May Be Attributable to Opioid Drug Users

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 1:25 AM

Kentucky Distillery Bursts Into Flames, Injures 2

A Kentucky distillery exploded on Friday, injuring two workers, officials said. Silver Trail Distillery burst into flames for reasons that were not immediately known, according toNBC affiliate WPSD. "It erupted in flames, and the distillery is a total loss," Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byars said. The two injured employees were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and the extent of their injuries wasn't clear. Read »
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 5:24 PM

8 Terror Charges Against French Man in Alleged Church Plot

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