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Hundreds Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Capsizes

A major search-and-rescue operation was underway Sunday to save up to 700 migrants after their boat capsized south of Italy, NBC News reported. Twenty eight people have been rescued, while 24 bodies have been recovered in the incident, which happened in an area just off Libyan waters, south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, an Italian coast guard official said. The boat is believed to have capsized when migrants moved to one side of the overcrowded vessel when a merchant ship approached "that they hoped would rescue them," UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami told NBC News. A survivor reported 700 people were on board, Sami said. If confirmed, the disaster would be one of the worst seen during the decades-long crisis in the southern Mediterranean. Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the body of water in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Read »
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Feds Admit Years of Flawed Forensic Testimony: Report

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HS Football Player Dies During Training Workout

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Firefighters Battle 980-Acre Brush Fire in SoCal

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Gyrocopter Pilot Frustrated Message Isn't Getting Through

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 11:40 AM

"Hope and Serenity": Oklahoma Bombing 20 Years Later

Hundreds gathered Sunday at the former site of the Oklahoma federal building that was destroyed by a truck bomb 20 years earlier to honor the 168 victims of the blast, the survivors, and the spirit that helped the city and the nation through the worst terrorist attack the country had ever seen. Loved ones of the victims, survivors of the horrific 1995 bombing and state and federal government officials, who lived through the attack attended Sunday's ceremony, held at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. It was opened by Richard Williams, a survivor of the attack, who, with his two grandchildren read the mission statement of the museum: "May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity." Former President Bill Clinton thanked the people of Oklahoma for their resilience following the bombing. "You turned away all of the petty squabbles in which we engage, leaving only our basic humanity," Clinton said. Timothy McVeigh, an Army veteran with strong anti-government views, was executed in 2001 for setting off the explosion. His accomplice, Terry Nichols, is serving life in prison. Read »
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Probe Launched Into Vet Who Bragged She Killed Cat

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Hundreds Attend 10-Year-Old's Birthday After Classmates Decline

A distraught Minnesota mother posted a plea on Facebook after all the girls invited to her daughter's 10th birthday said they would not attend. The young girl, Mackenzie Moretter, has a developmental disorder called Sotos syndrome, which causes children to grow at a faster rate but often delays social and intellectual skills. Jenny Moretter, her mother, was sad no one was coming to her daughter's birthday and asked friends on Facebook to bring girls close to Mackenzie's age, even if only for a quick visit. At least 500 people showed up to the party at a park, according to a GoFundMe page. The mayor of the town proclaimed Staurday "Mackenzie Moretter Day," and volunteers showed up to provide musict and donated food. Read »
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 8:38 AM
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Sperm Bank Lawsuit: "Mature" Donor Has Mental Illness, Criminal Record

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Man Injured in Police Encounter Dies

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Sen. Mike Lee: Loretta Lynch Vote "Within the Next Few Weeks"

President Obama's nominee for attorney general will be up for a Senate vote "within the next few weeks," Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, said on Sunday's "Meet The Press" — despite her official nomination being announced nearly 130 days ago, NBC News reported. Lee defended the Senate's refusal to vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination, saying that "she refused to acknowledge that there are limits to prosecutorial discretion." One potential reason for the vote delay is that Republicans are protesting Obama's use of executive action on immigration reform in November. His action is temporarily on hold due to a Texas federal court order. "I'm not going to say it's ridiculous," Lee said about the six-month long delay period. "I do think it's ridiculous that the president rewrote the immigration code and that he still hasn't provided a full legal explanation of what empowers him to do this." Read »
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Sea Lion Kidnapped From Los Angeles Beach: Witness

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 10:28 AM

BMW Recalls 91K Mini Coopers Over Air Bag Sensor

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University Campus Shut Down After 2nd Shooting

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