National & International Newsin partnership with
The day’s top national and international news
2 hours ago

Why the Flu Is a Much Bigger Threat to Americans Than Ebola

While Ebola is grabbing all the headlines, health care workers in the U.S. are worried about a much bigger and deadlier threat: the flu. Unlike Ebola, the flu could kill tens of thousands of people in the U.S. this year, doctors say. "Americans are far more likely to get the flu this year than they are to get Ebola, and actually, are far more likely to die from the flu this year than to die from Ebola," said Dr. Scott Wilber, of Summa Akron City Hospital in Ohio. Read »
47 minutes ago

"It Will Take Time": School Struggles to Heal After Shooting

As one of five students shot in a deadly rampage at a Washington state high school showed signs of improvement, questions still remained as to why a popular freshman at the school shot two of his cousins and three girls, NBC News reported. Dozens of people attended a small vigil at a church Saturday, the second held since football player Jaylen Fryberg opened fire in the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School on Friday, killing one girl and wounding four before killing himself. Nate Hatch, 14, regained consciousness overnight but wasn't able to speak because he is intubated, his family said. The other three students were still in critical condition. Read »
6 hours ago

Iran Hangs Woman For Killing Alleged Rapist

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Wash. Shooting: First-Year Teacher Intercepted Gunman

A teacher on the job for only a few months played a big role in stopping the student gunman at a Washington state high school on Friday, witnesses and officials said, NBC News reported. Megan Silberberger, a social studies teacher, stepped in to halt shooter Jaylen Ray Fryberg when he opened fired in the Marysville Pilchuck High School cafeteria, said Randy Davis, the president of the Marysville Education Association. Four students were severely injured, and one was killed before Fryberg shot himself, according to police. Erick Cervantes, a student who witnessed the violence, said a teacher came through the cafeteria door and tried to swat the gun away from Fryberg before he aimed it at her. "She moved his hand, the weapon, and he shot himself," Cervantes said. Read »
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Ottawa's Parliament Hill Reopens to Public After Deadly Shooting

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Feds to Recognize Gay Marriage in 6 More States

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Al Qaeda Commander Tweets Support for ISIS Hostage

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Love at First "Like": Couple Who Met on Instagram Getting Married

It was love at first post for Bethanny and Cody, who met by following each other on Instagram. After documenting this first date on social media and then sharing thousands more photos documenting their relationship, the couple is set to tie the knot. "It's us being ourselves and I guess people like that authenticity about it," Cody told NBC's "Today" show. Professional photographers by trade, they've been instagraming their relationship since their first date on a Washington beach two years ago. Read »
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Wash. Shooting: Families of Victims Grieve by Bedsides

Three of the students wounded during a school shooting in Marysville, Washington, Friday were in critical condition Saturday, with a fourth in serious condition, hospital officials said. Two female victims — identified as Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and Gia Soriano, both 14 — suffered head wounds when Jaylen Ray Fryberg opened fire in the Marysville Pilchuck High School cafeteria, police and hospital officials said. Fryberg killed a female student, and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to authorities. The girls’ families are by the patients’ bedsides, and “just grieving," officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said. Two male victims, who were identified Saturday as Nate Hatch, 14, and Andrew Fryberg, 15, are being treated at Harborview Medical Center Seattle. The boys were described as cousins of the shooter by Don Hatch, the grandfather of one of the victims. Read »
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Wash. School Gunman "Seemed Like a Nice Guy"

A Washington state high school student who opened fire on a cafeteria table full of students, killing one, before fatally shooting himself on Friday, was smiling and waving to the crowd at Marysville Pilchuck High School's homecoming ceremony last week. Erick Cervantes, 16, a junior, told NBC News that Jaylen Ray Fryberg "seemed like a nice guy, and he had lots of friends," and others said he was popular with his classmates. Police haven't released any motive in the attack, that also left four students wounded, but classmates said Fryberg had recently gotten into an argument with another student and law enforcement sources said he may have been in a recent dispute over a girl. "He looked very mad" on Friday, Cervantes said. Read »
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 5:12 AM

State Department: Israel Kills U.S. Minor During West Bank Clashes

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Four Remain Hospitalized After Wash. School Shooting

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Wash. School Shooter Jaylen Fryberg "Happy," "Popular": Students

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Putin: U.S. Trying to "Remake the Whole World"

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 11:00 PM

2 Dead in Wash. School Cafeteria Shooting

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »