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Kenya University Attack: 2 Killed, Hostages Taken

At least two people were killed and 30 others injured after masked gunmen stormed a Kenyan university in the eastern town of Garissa early Thursday morning, NBC News reported. The attackers "shot indiscriminately" inside the compound of Garissa University College, prompting an hours-long gun battle with security forces, Kenya's National Police Service said in a statement. Police and other security agencies were still "flushing out" the attackers after the gunmen retreated into student housing where an unknown number of students were being held hostage, the Red Cross confirmed. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the raid, al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab Islamists from Somalia, whose border is around 100 miles from the college, has carried out past attacks in Kenya. In 2013 the militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on an upscale shopping mall in the capital's Westgate Mall. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 11:38 PM

Sen. Menendez "Outraged" by Indictment on Corruption Charges

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Iran Nuclear Talks Extended Again After Late-Night Marathon Session

The U.S., Iran and five other world powers working on a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program took a several-hour pause to sleep early Thursday after a marathon session that lasted through the night, NBC News reported. Two days beyond the long-standing deadline to reach a deal, the all-night talks were focused on whether the U.S. and EU would agree to ease banking, oil and financial sanctions, apart from United Nations sanctions, officials said. Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to remain in Switzerland for the talks because "we continue to make progress but have not reached a political understanding," according to Marie Harf, the State Department's acting spokeswoman. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned that window for negotiations was closing, and rejected the "pressure" of international sanctions as a negotiating tactic. "Iran has shown its readiness to engage with dignity, and it's time for our negotiating partners to seize the moment and use this opportunity which may not be repeated," he said. Read »
Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 2:45 AM

American Public Has "Very Positive" View of Pope Francis: Poll

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Prosecutor Won't Seek Death Penalty in Vegas Road Rage Shooting

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 11:03 PM

Tables Turn on Indiana Pizzeria After Owners Say They Won’t Cater Gay Weddings

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 7:44 PM

"Discrimination": Final Four Coaches Condemn Indiana Law

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 8:36 PM

Veteran Writes Book to Explain PTSD to His Daughter

When Retired Army 1st Sgt. Seth Kastle returned home from his service in Afghanistan and Iraq, he found himself suffering from anger brought on by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), NBC News reported. To explain his struggle with PTSD to his children, he wrote a book for them, called "Why Is Dad So Mad?" Kastle, who served 16 years in the Army Reserve, crowdfunded more than $6,000 — twice his initial goal — to hire an illustrator and publish the book. "In my book I talk about the fire inside dad's chest. To me, that's what it feels like," Kastle said. And his story has resonated with his 6-year-old daughter, Raegan. "No matter what, when they're mad or sad at you, they still love you," explained Raegan, admiring her father's book in her playroom. "There's always a fire in his heart, but no matter what, I know there's love." Read »
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 8:52 PM
 

Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action.  

— California Gov. Jerry Brown who issued an executive order Tuesday slashing water use in the state by 25 percent amid the fourth year of a historic statewide drought.
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 10:04 PM

Parched Calif. Sets Mandatory Water Restrictions

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 7:45 PM
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Holy Week 2015: Images From Around the World

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Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 6:13 PM

Woman Accused of Faking Cancer Battle, Taking Donations: Police

Friends who shaved their heads and got tattoos to support a California woman’s cancer fight were shocked when the woman they thought was dying was accused of faking it all for money. Investigators say the 25-year-old Chula Vista woman claimed to have cancer and accepted thousands of dollars in donations from strangers, family and friends for more than a year. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Tips for Coping With Spring's "Intense" Allergy Season

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 10:30 PM

Death Toll Rises to 54 After Russian Trawler Sinks

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 7:43 PM

Diplomat's Teen Son Threatened to Kill Cop: Police

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