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Prosecutor Won't Seek Death Penalty in Vegas Road Rage Shooting

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 2:45 AM

American Public Has "Very Positive" View of Pope Francis: Poll

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Kenya University Attack: 2 Killed, Hostages Taken

At least two people were killed and 30 others injured after masked gunmen stormed a Kenyan university in the eastern town of Garissa early Thursday morning, NBC News reported. The attackers "shot indiscriminately" inside the compound of Garissa University College, prompting an hours-long gun battle with security forces, Kenya's National Police Service said in a statement. Police and other security agencies were still "flushing out" the attackers after the gunmen retreated into student housing where an unknown number of students were being held hostage, the Red Cross confirmed. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the raid, al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab Islamists from Somalia, whose border is around 100 miles from the college, has carried out past attacks in Kenya. In 2013 the militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on an upscale shopping mall in the capital's Westgate Mall. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 10:30 PM

Death Toll Rises to 54 After Russian Trawler Sinks

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 9:51 PM

Texas Trooper Ordered to Get Counseling for Posing With Snoop Dogg

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 8:36 PM

Veteran Writes Book to Explain PTSD to His Daughter

When Retired Army 1st Sgt. Seth Kastle returned home from his service in Afghanistan and Iraq, he found himself suffering from anger brought on by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), NBC News reported. To explain his struggle with PTSD to his children, he wrote a book for them, called "Why Is Dad So Mad?" Kastle, who served 16 years in the Army Reserve, crowdfunded more than $6,000 — twice his initial goal — to hire an illustrator and publish the book. "In my book I talk about the fire inside dad's chest. To me, that's what it feels like," Kastle said. And his story has resonated with his 6-year-old daughter, Raegan. "No matter what, when they're mad or sad at you, they still love you," explained Raegan, admiring her father's book in her playroom. "There's always a fire in his heart, but no matter what, I know there's love." Read »
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 7:44 PM

"Discrimination": Final Four Coaches Condemn Indiana Law

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Iran Nuclear Talks Extended Again After Late-Night Marathon Session

The U.S., Iran and five other world powers working on a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program took a several-hour pause to sleep early Thursday after a marathon session that lasted through the night, NBC News reported. Two days beyond the long-standing deadline to reach a deal, the all-night talks were focused on whether the U.S. and EU would agree to ease banking, oil and financial sanctions, apart from United Nations sanctions, officials said. Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to remain in Switzerland for the talks because "we continue to make progress but have not reached a political understanding," according to Marie Harf, the State Department's acting spokeswoman. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned that window for negotiations was closing, and rejected the "pressure" of international sanctions as a negotiating tactic. "Iran has shown its readiness to engage with dignity, and it's time for our negotiating partners to seize the moment and use this opportunity which may not be repeated," he said. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 6:39 PM

Atlanta Teen Who Got Heart Transplant Dies in Car Chase

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 6:56 PM

Getty's Death Another Tragic Chapter in Family History

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Noose Found on Tree at Duke U., Stoking Outrage

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 4:19 PM

11 Former Atlanta Educators Found Guilty in Cheating Scandal

Eleven former Atlanta educators were found guilty on Wednesday in what prosecutors described as a decade-long public school cheating scandal involving at least 50 schools, NBC News reported. Out of 35 educators who were indicted in March in 2013, 12 stood trial: 11 were found guilty of racketeering, while a twelfth was acquitted. Another 21 educators took plea deals, NBC affiliate WXIA reported. Prosecutors argued that the educators — including teachers and a school principal — conspired to cheat on standardized tests as far back as 2005 because they were pressured to meet federal and local standards and feared losing their jobs otherwise. The educators said the pressure came from their supervisors, including former Superintendent Beverly Hall, who educators said "created a culture of fear, intimidation and retaliation." Read »
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 3:31 PM

N.C. Sheriff Vows to Solve 1980 Slaying of Teen

A county sheriff from the North Carolina town that inspired "The Andy Griffith Show" has vowed to solve a local cold case surrounding the 1980 death of a 14-year-old girl, NBC News reported. Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson has formed a task force with neighboring police to find Ronda Blaylock's killer and get justice for her widowed mother. Blaylock was walking a friend home after school on Aug. 26, 1980, when the two girls got into a blue pickup driven by a man in his 20s who said his name was Jimmy but called himself Butch. Her friend was dropped off at her house, but Blaylock never arrived home. Her body was discovered three days later, partially clothed and stabbed to death in the woods. The case went cold in 1980, but Atkinson and his team are investigating again after "some new stuff popped up" in the the case, he said. "He should be worried because we are definitely after him and we're coming," Atkinson said. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 3:03 PM

1 Dead, 16 Injured in Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Fire

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 12:36 PM

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Take Drugs Daily to Relax: Survey

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