Dozens of migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea, the latest victims of the perilous route, NBC News reported.
Seventy-four bodies washed ashore in Libya, seen in photographs posted to Twitter by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Tuesday.
Migrants generally attempt crossing from Libya to Italy in flimsy inflatable boats loaded with small amounts of fuel, intended to get within reach of European rescue vessels in international waters. Last year, a record 181,000 migrants made the crossing.
Libyan coast guard spokesman Ayoub Gassim said more than 500 migrants were rescued at sea on Friday and Saturday. He said smugglers are starting to use larger rubber boats to pack in more migrants.
"This is going to be even more disastrous to the migrants," Gassim added.
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Restaurant Brands International says it'll pay $1.8 billion for Popeyes, bringing the fried chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons.
The move fits Restaurant Brands' strategy of taking over well-known fast-food chains that it believes have the potential for wider expansion. The deal gives Popeyes shareholders $79 per share, a 19 percent premium from its closing price on Friday.
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Presidents Day means a day off for many across the United States, and hundreds of people in cities from New York to Los Angeles were using it to send a message to the current occupant of the White House.
"Not My Presidents Day" rallies were being held in at least a dozen cities Monday, continuing a weekend of demonstrations aimed at speaking out against President Donald Trump's policies and actions.
An out-of-service commuter train collided with two other trains in a Philadelphia suburb Tuesday morning, injuring four people and derailing several cars. The collision left the operator of the No. 57 train critically injured, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said. Another operator and two passengers were also injured in the crash but the injuries did not appear life-threatening.
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Four Americans were among five people killed when a light plane crashed into the roof of a shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia, the U.S. State Department has confirmed.
NBC News reported that the twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air plane suffered engine failure and crashed into the mall near the end of the runway at Essendon Airport around 5 p.m. ET Monday (9 a.m. Tuesday local time). The assistant police commissioner for Victoria state said there were no fatalities other than those five people on board the aircraft. NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reports that two of the victims were from Texas.
"We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all those who died in today's tragic crash," a State Department official told NBC News. "The U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Melbourne are working closely with local authorities. We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance to the families of the victims," the official added, without identifying the victims.
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The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota.
The camp has existed since August and at times has housed thousands of people who supported the concerns of Sioux nations that the $3.8 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois threatens the environment and sacred sites. Dallas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners disputes those claims.
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An eagle egg has landed at the National Arboretum.
Eagle parents Mr. President and The First Lady welcomed one egg to their newly built nest Sunday night.
The D.C. region was captivated last spring as a live stream showed two eaglets chip out of their shells, gulp down tiny bites of fish from their parents and learn to fly.
The 2016 eaglets, named Freedom and Liberty, are now grown and off on their own -- but their parents returned to the nest in the fall and have been busily preparing for the possibility of a new batch of babies, the American Eagle Foundation said.
The DC Eagle Cam went live in December to stream the new breeding season, with a major upgrade: The cams now include live sound.
Authorities in Missouri are investigating after dozens of headstones were damaged at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the vandalism was reported early Monday at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, about 8 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis.
The lights surrounding the Washington Monument are not working Sunday evening, marking the third time the monument has gone dark this year.
Seven young people were rescued from a pond in Central Park after they suddenly plunged through the ice on an unseasonably warm February holiday in New York, authorities say.
By the time FDNY arrived at the park by 59th Street and Central Park South, the kids, ranging in age from about 10 into the teens, had been pulled out of the water, according to two passersby who said they rescued the children.
The good Samaritans, Bennett Jonas and Ethan Turmbull, told reporters they were skating nearby when they saw the kids dancing on top of the ice, then suddenly plunging into the water.
President Donald Trump has picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to succeed Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, Trump said Monday. He made the announcement at Mar-a-Lago, flanked by McMaster and the acting adviser, retired Army Gen. Keith Kellogg. Kellogg will stay on as McMaster's chief of staff, Trump said. "He's a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience," Trump said of McMaster. "He is highly respected by everybody in the military." The president, who has no military experience, has shown a preference for generals in the top security roles.
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Another storm walloped the Bay Area Monday morning, packing threats of flooding, mudslides, toppled trees, power outages and road closures. About 500 people were ordered to evacuate in California's Central Valley Monday night because of a levee break as the area endures yet another storm. Tens of thousands of people were left without electricity, and hundreds of flights were affected by the storm.
A Jewish community center in Buffalo was one of 10 evacuated around the country on Presidents Day amid a rash of bomb threats targeting JCCs. Federal authorities are investigating the threats, the FBI said Monday. In a statement, the bureau said it was helping investigate the threats as possible civil rights violations. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was also investigating, as NBC News reports.
The Southern Poverty Law Center reported an increase in U.S. hate groups in 2016—the second year in row that the number has risen.
The number of anti-Muslim hate groups saw the greatest rise, ticking up to 101 from 34 in 2015, according to the annual census of hate groups by the SPLC.
President Donald Trump's election and rhetoric during the campaign is, in part, responsible for this rise of anti-Muslim hate groups, according to the report.
A University of Central Florida student's reaction to his ex-girlfriend's plea for forgiveness is making the rounds on social media.
Nick Lutz received a hand-written, four-page letter from his ex, who apologized for the mistakes she made in their relationship.
According to Lutz, the lovelorn woman's effort did not make the grade. He marked up her apology letter, gave it a D- and reportedly sent it back to her.