A powerful 6.7-magnitude aftershock rumbled through Nepal on Sunday, sending people running for safety and threatening more damage a day after a devastating earthquake killed nearly thousands in five different nations
, NBC News reported. A Nepal police official on Sunday said at least 2,152 people were confirmed dead following the massive quake, The Associated Press reported. Climbers reported more avalanches on Mount Everest, even as choppers landed near base camp to evacuate the injured
. The aftershock struck as aid had started to arrive in the impoverished mountain nation, with Indian military planes shipping 200 rescuers and 43 tons of food and emergency supplies. "Our people on the ground have found the overall situation to have been worse than their worst fears," said Save the Children, one of the many aid groups sending emergency teams to Nepal
Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts.
Freddie Gray's twin sister appealed to the small group of violent protesters to "please, please stop the violence." It was her first public comments since Freddie Gray suffered an unexplained spinal injury in police custody and died.
Rescue helicopters began airlifting badly injured climbers off Mount Everest on Sunday, a day after at least 17 people perished in an avalanche triggered by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, NBC News reported. Rescue teams took advantage of clear skies to begin clearing dozens of injured people from base camp. In what is believed to be the deadliest day in Everest history, 17 avalanche victims perished in the avalanche, Ang Tsehring Sherpa, the president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told NBC News. Among the dead was Dan Fredinburg, a Google engineer who was planning to ascend with three of his colleagues.
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The remains of a newborn were found in the backyard of a suburban Los Angeles home Saturday, sheriff's deputies said.
The 1- to 3-days-old baby was apparently dismembered, deputies said. "Significant portions" of the infant's body were missing.
Neighbors in Westmont, California were asked to look in their yards and trash cans for "suspicious items that have been discarded," deputies said.
Friends and family are mourning a local high school football star who was shot and killed overnight in Camden.
An airplane cleaner was fired after being arrested on charges that she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband — including 1,429 bottles of unopened liquor — from planes grounded in New York City, a company spokesman said.
A spokesman for AirServ said Saturday that Juanette Cullum's employment with the company "was terminated."
Detectives searched her apartment, where they found the liquor bottles, seven iPads, two laptops, 19 Kindle tablets and toiletries, according to a spokesman for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police.
Israeli security forces shot and killed two Palestinian attackers armed with knives in two separate incidents in the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, Israeli police told Reuters. In the West Bank city of Hebron, a paramilitary Israeli border policeman shot and killed a Palestinian who had allegedly stabbed an Israeli policeman in the head and chest, a police spokesperson said. Earlier in East Jerusalem, 17-year-old Ali Abu Ghannam was shot dead by police at a border checkpoint after allegedly charging at security guards, the spokesperson said. But Abu Ghannam's family disputed the Israeli account of the attack, saying that they didn't think the boy had been armed, and that he had been returning home from a friend's party when he was killed.
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Survivors of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that ravaged Nepal and devastated neighboring countries were still picking up the pieces Saturday and trying to assess the damage after the disaster that left nearly 1,400 dead. World leaders and global charities offered emergency aid as hospitals in the poverty-stricken Himalayan nation were overflowing with injured people, NBC News reported. The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million to help the people of Nepal, The Associated Press reported. As the world continues to learn the scope of the disaster, here are ways you can donate.
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A Google executive has been confirmed dead in an avalanche at Mount Everest triggered by a massive magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal, the company said.
Four people were missing and one was rescued after several sailboats participating in a regatta capsized during a storm in Alabama's Mobile Bay, the Coast Guard said Saturday.
"Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong levied her characteristically biting humor during her stint as celebrity host of the the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, earning laughs for digs at journalists, the Secret Service and even President Obama himself. "The Washington Hilton is great," the one-time "Weekend Update" host said. "I bet when the president walked in and saw all those bellhops he thought, 'Finally, some decent security.'"
A 24-year-old robbery suspect was fatally shot Saturday during a "violent physical struggle" with two detectives in a Manhattan apartment building, police said.
The detectives caught up with the suspect in the hallway of an apartment building, where a "violent physical struggle" ensued, New York City Police Department Chief Jim O'Neill said during a news conference.
During the struggle, the suspect grabbed a hand-held radio from one detective and hit him in the head with it, O'Neill said. The fight continued for about five minutes before one detective drew his weapon and fired a single shot, hitting the suspect in the torso, he said.
The suspect, who was wanted in connection with the robbery of a woman on Thursday, died at a hospital. The detectives were taken to a hospital, where one was treated for injuries to the head and shoulder.
Get ready for a healthy dose of political barbs and celebrity-gazing in the nation' capital. If it's spring in Washington, it's time for the White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner. President Barack Obama had it marked on his Saturday night schedule, so expect some verbal jabs aimed at his political rivals and the reporters who cover him. And maybe even a few at his own expense.