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
Photos from the red carpet at White House Correspondents' Dinner
Celebrities and journalists arrive for annual affair to celebrate another year of White House coverage.
01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM
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
Thousands take to the streets for Freddie Gray rally
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 - 10:56 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 - 10:55 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
Thousands march in Baltimore to protest black man's death
By Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - At least 2,000 people protesting the unexplained death of a black man while in police custody marched through downtown Baltimore on Saturday, pausing at one point to confront officers in front of Camden Yards, home of the Orioles baseball team. In the biggest protest since 25-year-old Freddie Gray died on Sunday, two clusters of marchers chanting "shut it down" started out at different times before merging during the afternoon into a single wave headed toward City Hall. Last year, there were weeks of protests across the country following the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the death of Eric Garner, in New York City who was placed in a chokehold during an attempted arrest. Saturday's protests came a day after Baltimore's police commissioner conceded that police had failed to provide Gray with timely medical attention for a spinal injury he had suffered sometime after he was apprehended and put inside a transport van.
04/25/2015 - 10:30 PM
Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year: NYT
Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials. "There is no evidence that the president's email account itself was hacked, White House officials said. Still, the fact that some of Mr. Obama's communications were among those retrieved by hackers has been one of the most closely held findings of the inquiry," the paper said. The White House confirmed the breach earlier this month, saying it took place last year and that it did not affect classified information.
04/25/2015 - 10:58 PM
FBI investigating possible Islamic State terrorism plot in U.S.: CNN
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials. A Federal law enforcement official who asked not to be named said there was a known threat to Los Angeles International Airport, but did not say whether this was a new threat or was associated with Islamic State. The Transportation Security Administration had also alerted local law enforcement agencies responsible for security around airports in the state although the possible threat was not necessarily related to aviation, CNN said. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson also declined to comment on the reported threat to Las Angeles airport.
04/25/2015 - 11:07 PM
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 nearly 1,400 people, a toll predicted to rise as rescuers used their hands to dig for survivors among the rubble on Sunday. Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures and patchy rain to sleep on pavements, in parks or in fields in the crowded Kathmandu valley, too afraid to return to homes damaged by a 7.9 magnitude quake which struck at midday on Saturday. "Our country is in a moment of crisis and we will require tremendous support and aid," he told Indian television. Police said the death toll had reached 1,394, with about 4,700 injured.
04/25/2015 - 11:02 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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