Explosions rock Turkish capital Ankara, many casualties reported: Al Arabiya News: Bomb blasts killed at least 20 people and injured dozens more Saturday morning in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara, Turkey’s Dogan News Agency reported.The attacks apparently targeted a scheduled peace rally.
The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, a group formed in 2013 and comprised of four civil society organizations.
Family of South Carolina man shot by cop reaches $6.5M settlement with city USA TODAY: The family of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man fatally shot by a North Charleston, S.C, police officer, reached a $6.5 million settlement with city officials on Thursday.
Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Drops Out of House Speaker Race: New York Times: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly took himself out of the race to succeed John Boehner as speaker and the election for the top post is postponed.
NBC News: The U.S. House voted on Wednesday to create a special committee to investigate Planned Parenthood.
AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers: The Associated Press: Criminal networks with suspected Russian ties sought to sell radioactive material to extremists through Moldova at least four times in five years, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.
Justice Department about to free 6,000 prisoners, largest one-time release: Washington Post: The US Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three decades.
Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake: Associated Press: The top US commander in Afghanistan says the deadly strike on a hospital in Kunduz was a mistake and that the United States would “never intentionally target a medical facility.” Follow updates at Breaking News.
Yemeni prime minister's hotel residence attacked: Yemeni prime minister’s hotel residence attacked Al Arabiya English: Rocket-propelled grenades hit Al Qasr Hotel in Aden, Yemen, on Tuesday local time where Prime Minister Khaled Bahah was staying since his return to the liberated city.
THE LATEST: Obama declares SC major disaster: Obama declares South Carolina floods major disaster The State Newspaper: President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in South Carolina on Monday, providing aid for up to 11 counties in the wake of the flooding over the weekend.
California becomes 5th state to legalize assisted suicide Los Angeles Times: California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the controversial “right-to-die” bill allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives.
The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing to announce that officials believe a cargo ship missing since Thursday with 33 people aboard, including 28 Americans, is believed to have sunk in the Atlantic during Hurricane Joaquin.
Hillary Clinton to release gun control plan, including possible executive action The New York Times: Hillary Clinton will issue proposals on Monday to curb gun violence, including holding out the potential of using executive actions if efforts to pass new measures in Congress do not succeed, a Clinton aide said early Monday.
Extreme poverty to fall below 10 percent: World Bank: AFP: Extreme poverty will this year fall to less than 10 percent of the global population for the first time, although there is still “great concern” for millions in Africa, a World Bank report said Sunday.
Chaffetz enters speaker's race, pans McCarthy: Politico: Rep. Jason Chaffetz has officially launched his dark-horse campaign for House speaker, arguing he’s a better choice to unite the fractious Republican conference than Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Follow updates at Breaking News.
Coast Guard locates several items during El Faro search: WMTW: U.S. Coast Guard crews have found several items in the water that may belong to missing cargo ship El Faro, officials said late Sunday morning.
Hurricane Joaquin menacing Bermuda: Associated Press: The island of Bermuda is preparing for an encounter with Hurricane Joaquin.People on the British island territory on Sunday boarded up windows and stocked up on supplies as the storm moved toward the island as a Category 2 hurricane.
Guatemalan mudslide death toll reaches 69, hundreds missing: Guatemalan mudslide death toll reaches 69, hundreds missing The Associated Press: Rescue workers recovered more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed hillside on the outskirts of Guatemala City on Saturday as an official said the death toll from the landslide on Thursday had risen to 69 with another 350 people believed missing.
12 dead after heavy flooding in French riviera: officials: Officials: 12 dead after heavy flooding in French riviera Agence France-Presse: Violent floods along the French riviera killed 12 people by early Sunday, emergency responders and local officials said.
Coast Guard locates life ring from ship lost off Bahamas: U.S. Coast Guard locates life ring from cargo ship caught in Hurricane Joaquin The Associated Press: The U.S.