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Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 3:48 AM

New Violence Spurs Fears of ISIS's Expansion

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 2:56 AM

Japanese Police Arrest Suspect in Drone Landing

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 12:22 AM

Southwest Flight Diverts to Denver After "Pressurization Issue"

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At Least 1,130 Dead in Nepal Quake: Reports

A violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday destroyed ancient temples, triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest and left survivors camped outside of their homes as night fell, fearful of more aftershocks, NBC News repored. The quake's death toll kept rising, with police telling The Associated Press that at least 1,130 people were confirmed dead. Other reports cited nearly 1,500 deaths, but NBC News was not immediately able to confirm the figures. Nearly two dozen aftershocks followed the quake, including a magnitude-6.6 aftershock an hour afterwards. Climbers on Mount Everest were also sent running for their lives when the earthquake set off at least one avalanche. At least eight people died and more than two dozen were injured in the avalanche on the world's highest mountain, according to the AP. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. First reported by the USGS as a 7.5, then a 7.9, the quake spawned a powerful 6.6-magnitude aftershock and triggered deadly tremors in India and Pakistan. Read »
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 11:49 PM

Wildfires Threaten $269 Billion in Home Damage: Experts

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Hawaii May Be First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 3:18 PM

Indiana HIV Outbreak May Be Attributable to Opioid Drug Users

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 10:25 PM

Kentucky Distillery Bursts Into Flames, Injures 2

A Kentucky distillery exploded on Friday, injuring two workers, officials said. Silver Trail Distillery burst into flames for reasons that were not immediately known, according toNBC affiliate WPSD. "It erupted in flames, and the distillery is a total loss," Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byars said. The two injured employees were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and the extent of their injuries wasn't clear. Read »
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 2:24 PM

8 Terror Charges Against French Man in Alleged Church Plot

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 2:01 PM

Face-Transplant Patient: "I Accept What I Am"

Jerome Hamon received the world's first full face transplants in 2010, when he was simply known as "Jerome." Now Hamon has gone public with his full name and wants the world to know of the surgery that completely changed his life. "I told myself right away— this is my new face," the 40-year-old told the France 2 television station. "(There was) total acceptance immediately." A rare disease known as neurofibromatosis severely deformed Hamon's face leading him to undergo a nearly day-long operation. Hamon — who has written a book about his experiences — said he is finally at peace with himself "because now I accept what I am." Read »
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Boy, 14, Hatched ISIS-Inspired Beheading Plot: Cops

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:03 PM

Huge American Flag Protest Shuts Down Georgia College

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 8:31 AM

Transgender Teen Wins Overhaul of DMV Photo Policy

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Sounds of Silence: GOP 2016 Hopefuls Mum on Drone

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 7:46 AM

Train Strikes, Kills 14 Migrants Trying to Reach EU