11 stories reportedly under scrutiny so far in NBC's Brian Williams investigation
Sources report that an NBC internal investigation has so far revealed 11 occasions on which the former "Nightly News" anchor appears to have bent the truth about his reporting.
04/25/2015 - 07:22 PM
Protests in Baltimore over man's death in police custody
Protesters who have been holding demonstrations almost daily this week over the death of Freddie Gray are promising their biggest march yet a day after the Baltimore Police Department acknowledged that it failed to get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest.
04/25/2015 - 05:24 PM
Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken
Rescue workers search for survivors amid toppled walls and collapsed buildings.
04/25/2015 - 09:35 PM
Photos from the ground: Devastating earthquake hits Nepal
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal Saturday, causing an avalanche on Mount Everest and crumbling buildings in Katmandu, the capital. Nepal’s Home Ministry announced an initial death toll of 686, a number that is continuing to rise. We are collecting stories and photos from the ground and live updates on the death toll and damages as the story develops.
04/25/2015 - 03:16 PM
10 dead as quake and avalanche sweep Mount Everest region
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Nepal's Mount Everest region on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountaineering base camp, and leaving an unknown number of people injured and missing, officials said.
04/25/2015 - 06:25 PM
Olympian Bruce Jenner makes transgender history by identifying as a woman
By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner said on Friday that he identifies as a woman, becoming the most high-profile American to come out as transgender. The 65-year-old Jenner made the declaration in a wide-ranging interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, nearly 40 years after his record-breaking Olympic gold-medal win in the decathlon that gave him the unofficial title of "World's Greatest Athlete." At the outset of the taped interview, Sawyer asked "Are you a woman?" and Jenner responded, "Yes, for all intents and purposes I am a woman." "People look at me differently," Jenner added.
04/25/2015 - 03:57 AM
More than 1,000 march in Baltimore to protest black man's death
By Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - More than 1,000 demonstrators chanting "shut it down" marched through Baltimore on Saturday to protest the death of a black man who died after being taken into police custody. Baltimore's police commissioner said on Friday that Freddie Gray, 25, had been denied timely medical attention for a spinal injury suffered after police apprehended him following a foot chase. At least 1,500 people had gathered by midafternoon at the spot in West Baltimore where Gray had been detained on April 12 by a police patrol and placed inside a transport van.
04/25/2015 - 07:40 PM
Hey, that's my cappuccino! Coyote captured outside lower Manhattan cafe
Police captured a young, female coyote outside a cafe in a residential area of lower Manhattan on Saturday, the latest in a series of coyote sightings in New York City, where an increasing number of the predators are making their home. An emergency operator fielded a 911 call early Saturday morning reporting a coyote sighting at North Cove Marina near Battery Park City, said Detective Annette Markowski, spokeswoman for the New York Police Department. It was placed in a cage and transported in a police cruiser to Manhattan Animal Care and Control for examination. "It is healthy and will be released into an appropriate wilderness area somewhere in New York City, probably today," said a spokesman for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
04/25/2015 - 06:44 PM
Starbucks payment system outage in U.S., Canada resolved
(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp said on Friday night that an outage affecting payment systems at a number of its stores in the United States and Canada had been resolved. "The point of sale register outage has been resolved and all Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual on Saturday," a statement on the company's website said. "We apologize to our customers for this inconvenience." Starbucks said the outage also affected its Evolution Fresh and Teavana stores, which the company said would also open as scheduled on Saturday.
04/25/2015 - 05:58 AM
Witnesses: Some buildings collapse in Nepal capital after 7.7 quake
By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed more than 1,300 people, a toll officials said would rise as the desperate search for survivors continued into the early hours of Sunday. The home ministry said the death toll had reached 1,382. Foreign climbers and their Nepalese guides around Mount Everest were caught by the tremors and a huge avalanche. Hospitals across the impoverished nation of 28 million people struggled to cope with the dead and injured from Nepal's worst quake in 81 years, and a lack of equipment meant rescuers could look no deeper than surface rubble for signs of life.
04/25/2015 - 08:21 PM
Obama: ‘We all bleed when we lose an American life’
The president defends U.S. spying operations a day after two al-Qaida hostages were killed by drone strikes.
04/24/2015 - 11:28 PM
Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21
A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying ...
04/25/2015 - 02:50 AM
Police: Gray should've received medical care before ride
Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van, authorities said Friday.
04/25/2015 - 03:49 AM
Why U.S. won't recognize 'forgotten genocide'
Katie Couric examines the controversy over the massacre of Armenians 100 years ago.
04/23/2015 - 06:22 PM
GOP presidential hopefuls say no thanks to White House Correspondents’ Dinner
It's one of the hottest tickets in the political world — unless you’re a Republican hoping to win your party’s nomination.
04/24/2015 - 01:43 PM
After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families.
04/24/2015 - 08:21 PM
Police respond to suspicious package at Statue of Liberty
New York City police say they're responding to a report of a suspicious package at the Statue of Liberty.
04/24/2015 - 08:50 PM
Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack
MILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor says Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out.
04/24/2015 - 02:58 PM
Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The superintendent of an Indiana school district where a stage collapsed, injuring 16 high school students when they plunged into an orchestra pit, said Friday that the section that gave way was only a few years old, but it's unclear whether it was ever subject to inspection.
04/25/2015 - 11:18 AM
Pakistan says botched strike highlights dangers of US drone war
Pakistan said Friday the botched US drone attack that killed two foreign hostages showed the risks of the controversial tactic, as details came to light apparently pinpointing the fatal strike. President Barack Obama admitted on Thursday that one American and one Italian hostage were accidentally killed in a counter-terrorism operation in January targeting a suspected Al-Qaeda hideout. Obama said US consultant Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto were killed along with Ahmed Faruq, an American described as a leader of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).
04/24/2015 - 11:15 AM
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