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Migrant Boat Capsizes in Mediterranean, Hundreds Feared Dead

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 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 migrant crisis in the southern Mediterranean and would bring the total number of dead since the beginning of the year to more than 1,500. Read »
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Brush Fire Threatens Homes in Southern California

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"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 »
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BMW Recalls 91K Mini Coopers Over Air Bag Sensor

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University Campus Shut Down After 2nd Shooting

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 5:03 AM

Record 2.25 Tons of Cocaine Seized Off Martinique

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Bus Carrying UConn Students Catches Fire on Mass. Highway

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Arrest Made After Woman Loses Leg in Love Triangle Hit-and-Run

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Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 2:30 AM

3 Shot During Del. State University Event

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Probe Launched Into Vet Who Bragged She Killed Cat

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Missing 23-Year-Old Ind. Mother Found Stabbed to Death

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 12:39 AM

2 Arrested, 15 Hospitalized During Rap Concert at UConn

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 12:38 PM

Ohio Police Rescue Caged Puppies Strapped to Van Roof

A police dash-cam video shows officers rescuing four scared puppies from a cage strapped to the roof of a van traveling on an Ohio highway Friday, NBC News reported. Akron police pulled over the driver and his family after receiving multiple 911 calls about the dogs, who were wind-battered but didn't have any injuries, Sgt. Kris Beitzel told NBC affiliate WKYC. "I did ask him why the dogs were not riding in the car, and he said he had far more important things to put in the car, meaning his children, and there wasn't room," Beitzel said. The family of six, who was not identified, was driving about 70 mph on Interstate 76 when police caught up with them. The family handed the puppies over to police, and was told that it's against the law to transport animals on top of a vehicle. They were given a warning. Read »
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 2:54 AM

Wounded Veterans Arrive for Boston Marathon

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