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Five people shot, two fatally, at Chicago gathering

Five people were shot, two fatally, during a gathering early Saturday on the South Side of Chicago, police said.Detectives were searching for a yet to be identified person who fled the scene -- described by the fire department as a…

Falling ice kills climber in Alaska's Denali National Park

A climber was killed and another injured when a block of ice fell from a glacier in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, the National Park Service says.The ice fell from Ruth Glacier, hitting the two-man rope team Thursday morning, the park…

Jay Barbree, space journalist and 'Moon Shot' author, dies at 87

Pioneering space journalist Jay Barbree died Friday, according to his former employer, NBC News. He was 87.Barbree joined NBC News in 1958 and covered every non-commercial manned spaceflight in the US, from Freedom 7 to the final space shuttle mission.…

Michael Jordan to present Kobe Bryant at Hall of Fame induction

From gravity-defying dunks and in-air acrobatics to an unquenchable thirst for dominance and an overt disdain for anything shy of excellence, Kobe Bryant spent much of his life following in the footsteps left by Michael Jordan's iconic Nike sneakers.This weekend…

A NYC mosque was vandalized with anti-Palestinian graffiti

New York City police are searching for the person who vandalized a mosque in Brooklyn with anti-Palestinian graffiti on one of the holiest days in the Muslim faith.Muslims in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood arrived to Tayba Islamic Center early on…

Fugitive wanted in fatal shooting of Yale student is arrested

An MIT graduate student wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Yale University student in February has been arrested, authorities said Friday.The US Marshals Service did not provide details of the arrest other than to say that "Gulf…