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Anniversary of bombing

Apr 19, 2015 / 7:50 am

Several hundred people have gathered at the former site of the Oklahoma City federal building to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist bombing there that killed 168 people and injured many others. Survivors of the April 19, 1995, attack and relatives of some of the dead are among...

Death sentence for rioters

Apr 19, 2015 / 6:25 am

An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 soccer fans to death in the retrial of over 70 defendants accused in a soccer riot in 2012 that left 74 people dead. Judge Mohammed el-Said said his final ruling for the 11 and the other defendants, including nine police officers, will come on May 30. All...

24 dead as boat capsizes

Apr 19, 2015 / 6:23 am

A boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead and sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy's Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday. The...

Migrants' sea of sorrows

Apr 19, 2015 / 6:17 am

Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The precise figure of deaths is unknown. But the ill-documented toll is rising again Sunday as rescuers search for...

Usher headlines Earth Day

Apr 18, 2015 / 6:53 pm

A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty. Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common, Fall Out Boy and Train all performed during the free Global Citizen...

Gas-line explosion hurts 11

Apr 18, 2015 / 5:33 pm

A natural gas pipeline explosion at a California sheriff's gun range shot flames well over 100 feet into the air, left 11 people injured and brought traffic on a busy highway to a halt, authorities and witnesses said. The explosion on a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pipe happened at the...

Teens arrested in terror plot

Apr 18, 2015 / 2:33 pm

Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to have been preparing an...

50 shades of penguin?

Apr 18, 2015 / 12:43 pm

The New England Aquarium wants its endangered African penguins to get a little steamy. Aquarium experts are playing matchmaker behind the scenes to encourage eight pairs of African penguins to breed more chicks. Biologists say that will help a population that's expected to be extinct in the...

"Suge" Knight evidence

Apr 18, 2015 / 9:38 am

Video of Marion "Suge" Knight plowing into two men with his pickup, and other key evidence in the former rap music mogul's murder case, was released Friday by a Los Angeles court. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen reviewed the items before determining this week that Knight should...

Pipeline explodes near hwy

Apr 18, 2015 / 9:14 am

A natural gas pipeline explosion at a California sheriff's gun range shot flames well over 100 feet into the air, left 11 people injured and brought traffic on a busy highway to a halt, authorities and witnesses said. The explosion on a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pipe happened at the...

Caged puppies on car roof

Apr 18, 2015 / 9:09 am

Police finally caught up with a minivan carrying four caged puppies on its roof after dozens of calls poured in to 911 centres in northeast Ohio. Akron police say the driver didn't realize he did anything wrong by leaving the mixed-breed puppies on the roof. He said Friday he was...

Man shoots family, kills 5

Apr 17, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Authorities removed five bodies from a Phoenix home Friday where they say a man shot and killed his mother, two brothers and one of their wives before taking his own life. Police identified the shooter as 50-year-old Driss Diaeddinn, and investigators said he had been arguing with his brothers...

Rotten teeth, rotten dad

Apr 17, 2015 / 8:57 pm

The father of a six-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose teeth were so rotten her life was endangered has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment. The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown reports Kenneth Wanamaker Jr. pleaded guilty Friday weeks before a scheduled trial in the case. The newspaper...

Wolf population down to 3

Apr 17, 2015 / 8:31 pm

The grey wolves of Isle Royale National Park, which scientists have studied closely for more than half a century along with the moose on which they feed, are on the verge of disappearing as the most recent census showed that only three remain, scientists said Friday. Inbreeding and illness...

Gas blast injures four

Apr 17, 2015 / 7:30 pm

A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 15 people, four of them critically, authorities said. It was not clear what caused the explosion at the Fresno County Sheriff's gun...

Elephants sent off course

Apr 17, 2015 / 6:22 pm

A Seattle zoo says the two aging female elephants it dispatched earlier this week on a 2,000-mile road trip to an Oklahoma zoo have been diverted by a storm — and are now resting at the San Diego Zoo. The Woodland Park Zoo said the elephant caravan had to change course in Salt Lake City...

I-5 abuzz as truck spills bees

Apr 17, 2015 / 1:36 pm

A semitruck carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. The truck had just merged onto Interstate 5 around 3:30 a.m. when it tipped on its side,...

Sunken aircraft carrier found

Apr 17, 2015 / 12:59 pm

Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact Second World War aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk off the Northern California coast decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration located and recorded video of the U.S.S. Independence as part of a mission to...

Measles outbreak 'over'

Apr 17, 2015 / 11:12 am

California health authorities declared an end Friday to a large measles outbreak in the U.S. that started at Disneyland and triggered a broader debate about vaccinations. Disease detectives for months raced to contain the highly contagious disease, which surfaced at Disney theme parks in...

World's biggest stew?

Apr 17, 2015 / 9:06 am

Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the biggest chicken stew in the world by cooking up the meal for 14,000 people. Some 100 cooks and volunteers used 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds) of chicken meat and about 300 kilograms of vegetables to prepare the traditional dish, known...

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