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The Chapecoense soccer team was flying to Medellin for a tournament when the charter plane crashed in a mountainous area late Monday night. Five people survived the crash.
"When I first heard that [the suspect] was Somali, I mean my stomach did fall," one student said. "Not just because of what happened today, but because of what will happen tomorrow."
Cuba is in the midst of a nine-day mourning period after long-time leader and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro died at the age of 90. His death was announced last Friday.
A suspect was shot and killed during an incident Monday on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio, according to University officials.
Ten victims, ranging in ages 20 to 37 years old, were injured from shotgun wounds in the city's French Quarter.
The polarizing leader, who took power in Cuba in 1959, died on Friday, after years of poor health.
Anyone in the encampments north of the Cannonball River in North Dakota was told to immediately leave. Those who remain risk arrest.
Crowds swelled over the holiday at a Native American protest over an oil pipeline, but encounters with police remained peaceful.
Drilling in the the Bakken oilfield's sweet spot has brought in millions of dollars — but tribes have environmental worries.
Sarah Gerhardt is the first woman to ever surf Mavericks, the famously dangerous big-wave spot in northern California.
The Vatican has long considered abortion such a grave sin that only bishops can grant absolution. The pope changed that temporarily in 2015; now he's extended the change indefinitely.
The two tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming are experiencing a population boom, but the amount of housing hasn't increased leading to severe overcrowding.
President Obama has announced the last group of people that he will honor with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including Michael Jordan, Diana Ross, Frank Gehry and Vin Scully.
"There is a threat of land inundation for the East Coast of New Zealand."
The U.S. government acknowledges that liver flukes, endemic in the steamy jungles of Vietnam, are likely killing some former soldiers.
During his presidential bid, Donald Trump spoke of plans to cut immigration to the U.S. KPCC's Leslie Berestein Rojas shares how Southern California's immigrant and refugee communities are reacting to the election result.