Black men from around the nation are gathering on the National Mall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and call for policing reforms and changes in black communities.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who spearheaded the original march, will lead an anniversary gathering Saturday at the Capitol called the "Justice or Else" march.
"I plan to deliver an uncompromising message and call for the government of the United States to respond to our legitimate grievances," Farrakhan said in a statement.
At least 86 people were killed and 186 injured in twin bomb explosions Saturday outside the main train station in the Turkish capital Ankara where protesters were gathering for a peace march, prosecutors said, NBC News reported.
"I heard one big explosion first and tried to cover myself as the windows broke. Right away there was the second one," said Serdar, 37, who was working at a newspaper stand in the station. "There was shouting and crying and I stayed under the newspapers for a while. I could smell burnt flesh."
In the chaotic aftermath of the blasts, the death toll continued to climb. Health minister Mehmet Muezinoglu said 62 people died at the scene while 24 others died after being taken to the hospital.
The blasts came ahead of a planned political rally by labor unions and aid groups protesting the country's conflict with Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey.
The cause of the blasts was not immediately clear, but a senior Turkish security official told Reuters that they were the result of a suicide bombing.
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Twenty-nine women who accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault spoke out in an NBC "Dateline" special Friday.
The alleged crimes described in an hour-long broadcast spanned decades, beginning in the 1960s. Many accusers said they were introduced to the comedian professionally and believed that he would mentor them in their careers. After establishing trust, many allege that he betrayed them, giving them pills that knocked them out so that he could rape them.
The interview was timed to coincide with Cosby's scheduled deposition Friday in the case of a woman who accused Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15. It also aired the same day a U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts denied
a motion by his lawyers to dismiss complaints by three women who alleged that Cosby defamed them after they accused him of sexual assault.
Cosby's representatives have denied the allegations against him.
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A student whose life was spared during the mass shooting last week at an Oregon community college shared the harrowing details of the attack in a statement released on Friday.
Mathew Downing, 18, says that gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer inexplicably chose him to bear witness and then deliver a flashdrive to police.
"He looked directly at me and said, hey kid with the glasses you are the lucky one, I will not shoot you if you give this to the cops," Downing said in the statement.
He went on to describe the attack that left nine of his classmates at Umpqua Community College dead and an additional nine wounded. The Oct. 1 mass shooting ended when gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer, 26, killed himself after he was wounded by police.
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The caucuses in Iowa are less than four months away, and Vice President Joe Biden’s long will-he-run-won’t-he-run drama may be hurting his chances in the early battleground state as his rivals are progressively solidifying their campaign infrastructures
As Biden mulls whether to jump into the presidential race, the rest of the Democratic field are securing commitments from activists around Iowa, NBC News reported.
"I'm for Hillary because Joe Biden hasn't started raising money, and he hasn't said anything about a platform," Gloria Gardner, 63, a retired Wal-Mart clerk in Council Bluffs, said on Wednesday. "I think it's too late for him if he even tried. And I don't know if his heart is really in it."
The Draft Biden effort has just two paid staffers on the ground compared to Hillary Clinton's 78 and Sanders' 60 organizers.
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American actor Randy Quaid was taken into custody Friday night while trying to cross into the United States from Canada, Vermont State Police said.
The "Independence Day" actor was detained by troopers at the Highgate Springs port of entry days after Canadian officials said he would be deported. Quaid is wanted in Santa Barbara, California, to face felony vandalism charges filed in 2010 after he and his wife, Evi, were found squatting in a guesthouse of a home they previously owned.
The pair skipped several court appearances and went to Canada, where Evi Quaid was granted citizenship. Randy Quaid's bid to gain permanent residency was denied.
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Customs officials have seized more than 900 fake New York State vehicle Inspection stickers during a luggage examination at John F. Kennedy Airport.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the passenger, Luis Jose Cabral, had just arrived on a flight from Santiago, Dominic Republic when agency officials pulled him aside to examine his luggage.
Cabral allegedly had 935 counterfeit vehicle inspection stickers hidden inside his sneakers and a photo album, according to officials.
Prosecutors estimated the value of the stickers at more than $100,000.
A 16-year-old boy died after he fell down an elevator shaft in an abandoned hospital on Staten Island, police said. Marcos Castillo, of Staten Island, New York, was playing inside the abandoned building around 4:40 p.m. when he fell down the shaft, police said. An investigation determined that he had fallen seven stories to the ground below. The building is the former site of Staten Island Hospital, which closed its doors and relocated in 1979.
Child care costs for families with two children exceed rent in four out of five communities across the country, according to a new study from the Economic Policy Institute. The EPI, a non-profit workers’ advocacy group, found that child care costs for two-child families range from about half as much as rent in San Francisco to nearly three times rent in Binghamton, New York. The report points out that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that child care cost no more than 10 percent of a family’s income. But according to the EPI analysis, nowhere in the United States does infant care or child care for a 4-year-old cost less than 30 percent of a minimum-wage worker’s annual wages.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country's army is ready to respond to "any kind of war" against the U.S.
Kim made the comment in a speech Saturday at a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's ruling party.
Kim did not specifically comment on the North's capabilities in nuclear weapons or long-range missiles in the speech, which was broadcast by the North's official Korean Central TV. He spent most of the speech stressing what he said was his government's commitment to improving the lives of his people.
The parade kicked off a huge anniversary celebration seen by analysts as a sign that Kim is trying to build up his own stature along with that of the party relative to the military.
President Barack Obama travelled to Oregon Friday to meet privately with relatives of victims killed in last week's shooting at a community college that left eight dead.
Hundreds of supporters and protesters gathered near the local airport for Obama's arrival, with some welcoming him and others advocating for gun rights.
Guns are popular in Douglas County, Oregon and a commonly held opinion in the area is that increased gun ownership could curb the number of mass shootings in the country. Obama's insistence that the nation's gun laws needed to be changed did not sit well among many in the conservative area.
Obama told reporters there that the country is going to have to "come together" to figure out how to prevent mass shootings from happening so regularly, but that "today is about the families."
Tortilla Coast has been around for more than 20 years, but in Washington, everyone wants a seat at this table.
The Capitol Hill Tex-Mex restaurant is the chosen hangout for a group of about 40 conservative Republicans called the House Freedom Caucus.
The caucus -- which the White House has dubbed the Tortilla Coast caucus -- meets in the restaurant's private basement dining room every week. Capitol Hill oral history has it that this is where strategy was plotted during the 2013 government shutdown.
And recent reports indicate the caucus has been meeting here as John Boehner announced he is stepping down as House speaker and majority leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race to replace him.
With all of the superhero movies showing up on the big screen, it's nice to hear about some local heroes cleaning up our streets. Or in this case, cleaning up our lawns.
Firefighters from Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 94 in Lakewood were called to assist a man in his 60s on Thursday. The man was busy trimming his trees when he fell off the ladder and broke his arm.
"After we took care of him and made sure that his wife was taken care of and she knew what hospital he was going to, we started just cleaning up his yard," said Captain Mark Lepore.
The injured man was barely in the ambulance when the firefighters started finishing the cleanup job.
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A man arrested for DUI told deputies his dog was the one driving