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2 Wash. Victims Were Gunman's Cousins: Relative

Two of the four teens injured in Friday's school shooting in Marysville, Washington, were cousins of the gunman Jaylen Ray Fryberg, according to family members, NBC News reported. "They're just three complete buddies and they couldn't be closer than three brothers," said Don Hatch, grandfather of one of the victims. "Only God knows why it happened." Witnesses said Fryberg opened fire on three teenage women and his two male cousins inside the cafeteria, before turning the gun on himself. One died and three were in critical condition. Another, who was shot in the jaw, was listed as being in a serious condition on Saturday morning. Read »
12 minutes ago

Wash. School Gunman "Seemed Like a Nice Guy"

A Washington state high school student who opened fire on a cafeteria table full of students, killing one, before fatally shooting himself on Friday, was smiling and waving to the crowd at Marysville Pilchuck High School's homecoming ceremony last week. Erick Cervantes, 16, a junior, told NBC News that Jaylen Ray Fryberg "seemed like a nice guy, and he had lots of friends," and others said he was popular with his classmates. Police haven't released any motive in the attack, that also left four students wounded, but classmates said Fryberg had recently gotten into an argument with another student and law enforcement sources said he may have been in a recent dispute over a girl. "He looked very mad" on Friday, Cervantes said. Read »
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 5:12 AM

State Department: Israel Kills U.S. Minor During West Bank Clashes

3 hours ago

Four Remain Hospitalized After Wash. School Shooting

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Wash. School Shooter Jaylen Fryberg "Happy," "Popular": Students

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Putin: U.S. Trying to "Remake the Whole World"

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 11:00 PM

2 Dead in Wash. School Cafeteria Shooting

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Slain Canadian Soldier's Dogs Wait For His Return

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Procession Held for Slain Canada Soldier

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:21 PM

N. Korea Bans Tourism Over Ebola Threat

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:34 PM

WATCH: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest conducts the daily press briefing. Read »
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Early Holiday Celebrations for Boy With Terminal Cancer

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Suspect in 2002 Beheading of U.S. Journalist Released

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 9:36 AM

High School Changes Plan for Artificial Turf Field

Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington, was three days away from installing crumb rubber turf in a $2.4 million field renovation when school officials saw an NBC Nightly News report on concerns about potential long-term health effects from playing on such fields. “My reaction was, ‘We can’t put this on our field,’” Principal Mike Prato said this week. The school went instead with a more-expensive field that uses “Nike Grind” – or recycled sneakers -– for cushioning instead of tires. A trade group that represents manufacturers of artificial crumb rubber fields cited numerous studies that show no negative health effects, saying there's "a preponderance of evidence" that it is safe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, meanwhile, have conducted “limited” studies that found no increased health risks with crumb rubber. But some pediatricians, scientists and advocacy groups believe more research is needed. Read »
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

"I Told Him He Was Loved": Bystander to Dying Soldier

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