President Barack Obama will get one more chance on Saturday to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself as he attends his final White House Correspondents' Dinner.
The dinner comes amid a fierce presidential campaign that should provide Obama and this year's entertainer, Larry Wilmore, plenty of material.
The Republican front-runner, Donald Trump, a regular in recent years, isn't expected to attend, though several Hollywood stars, athletes and government officials are.
A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 10 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday.
Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery confirmed the deaths. The Kenya Red Cross said 150 building units and adjacent homes were affected. Rescuers said they could hear voices of five people trapped in the building and said it will be difficult to remove the concrete slabs using heavy machinery without endangering those stuck in the rubbled, said nominated legislator Johnson Sakaja.
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A great-grandmother and her four great-grandchildren were killed amid heavy flooding in the east Texas town of Palestine, as severe storms pummeled the region.
"The water just came up extremely fast," Palestine Police Chief James Muniz told NBC News. "Before they knew it, water was waist high, then chest high, and then it was roof line."
The victims, were identified Saturday afternoon as 64-year-old Lenda Asberry and her great-grandchildren Jamonicka Johnson, 6; Von Anthony Johnson Jr., 7; Devonte Asberry, 8, and Venetia Asberry, 9. She was their legal guardian, her son told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
The overnight flooding was part of dangerous storms that tore through parts of the Plains and South on Friday and early Saturday, knocking out power and prompting disaster declarations in at least two Texas communities.
The heavy rain, expected to linger over the South until at least Sunday, will likely trigger flash flooding in areas that have already dealt with widespread flooding damage, according to Weather.com.
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In a key pickup for his California campaign, the state's former Gov. Pete Wilson endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign for the GOP presidential nomination.
Wilson announced his "wholehearted" support for Cruz on Saturday at the state's Republican Party convention in Burlingame.
Wilson praises Cruz for his commitment to a strong national defense and appointing Supreme Court justices who would interpret the law, not legislate from the bench. Wilson says, "Heaven knows what justices Donald Trump would pick."
Kenya’s president torched more than a hundred tons of ivory from about 8,000 animals on Saturday, sending a message that trade in animal parts must be stopped, according to NBC News.
"Kenya is making a statement that for us, ivory is worthless unless it is on our elephants," President Uhuru Kenyatta told dignitaries before setting light to the first of almost a dozen pyres.
The ivory piles, which included elephant tusks and rhino horns, would have been worth a fortune to smugglers.
The country, which staged its first such burning in 1989, is seeking a total world ban on ivory sales as poaching poses an increased risk to endangered species. The call for the ban has been backed by Ali Bongo, president of Gabon, which is home to the forest elephant.
A Texas police chief vacationing in New York City intervened in a fight between an alleged thief and a store security officer on the street, and helped arrest the suspect, the NYPD said. Police said a store employee followed the suspect out of the Abercrombie & Fitch store after he allegedly swiped a fragrance bottle and chased him down Fifth Avenue. Sean Ford, chief of the Sunset Valley Police Department in the Austin area of Texas, says he was strolling along Fifth Avenue and headed to Central Park when he encountered a scuffle near 58th Street, in front of the Plaza Hotel.
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One rider of a motorized scooter was killed and another was injured in a crash with a duck boat in Boston Saturday, police confirm.
Authorities confirm a woman in her early 20s was operating the scooter, with a male passenger riding behind her.
Both victims were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead. The passenger is expected to survive.
One teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival.
The girls were at a parking lot carnival marking the annual Dia de los Ninos holiday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church when they were hurled from a spinning ride called "Sizzler" just before 7 p.m. Friday.
A 16-year-old girl hit a metal barricade and died a short time later at Del Sol Medical Center. A 15-year-old girl was taken to University Medical Center with injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
Dole Food Co Inc said on Friday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio.
Dole, the world's largest fruit and vegetable producer, said in a statement the agency recently contacted the company and "we will be ... cooperating with the DOJ to answer questions and address any concerns."
Listeria, a common bacterium that can be either harmless or pathogenic, can enter a processing facility via raw produce or other materials, and form colonies. Thirty-three people in the United States and Canada fell ill in the outbreak from May 2015 to February 2016. All were hospitalized and four died, NBC News reported.
Dole said on Jan. 22 it had temporarily suspended operations at the Springfield plant. It also issued recalls on all salad products packaged at the facility.
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Police in Southern Calif. are searching for a semi-truck driver who apparently detached the cab from its trailer and took off after a deadly hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning in Vernon, officials said. Police believe the driver was involved in another minor crash, about a block away the scene, before running a red light and colliding with the Chevrolet pickup truck. When rescue crews arrived at the scene, the pickup truck was found lodged underneath the trailer and the cab was missing from the 18-wheeler.
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Iraqi officials declared a state of emergency in Baghdad after hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding the city's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament.
The breach marked a major escalation in the country's political crisis following months of anti-government protests, sit-ins and demonstrations by supporters of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The Green Zone is home to most ministries and foreign embassies and has long been the focus of al-Sadr's criticism of the government.
A mother of six was arrested Friday after two toddlers were found chained and tied in the backyard of a Texas home late Thursday, authorities said.
Deputies went to the home Thursday night after a neighbor reported hearing a crying child and found the toddlers tied up in the backyard with no adults around. One was chained to the ground and another tied to a door with a dog leash, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
"To describe this as disturbing is an understatement," sheriff's office spokesman James Keith told NBC affiliate WOIA. "This is a sick, disturbing, horrific crime."
The mother, Porucha Phillips, was taken into custody as she and another person came home Friday morning, the sheriff's office said.
The toddlers, 2 and 3 years old, were transported to a local hospital and the six other children are in the care of Texas Child Protective Services, according to the agency.
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The toy poodle was one of the first dogs to try a special bathroom designated just for animals at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, among a growing number of "pet relief facilities" being installed at major air hubs across the nation. The 70-square-foot room, at JFK's sprawling Terminal 4, allows dogs and other animals to relieve themselves without needing to exit the building to find a place to go outside - a step that requires an annoying second trip through the security line.