Somali survivors tell of restaurant siege by rebels; 31 dead


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists attacked a popular Somalia restaurant in an overnight siege and killed 31 people — many at point-blank range — before they were slain by security forces, police said Thursday.

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  • Written by By ABDI GULED , Associated Press

Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate


WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day that gunfire shattered the morning calm of suburban Washington, dozens of family members of those killed by past gun violence had gathered in the capital to lobby against Republican-backed legislation to make it easier to buy gun silencers.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES AND CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

Government: 7 killed in explosion at east China kindergarten


BEIJING (AP) — Seven people were killed and 59 injured in an explosion Thursday at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China as relatives were picking up their children at the end of the school day, local officials said.


London fire death toll at 17; 'miracle' if anymore survivors


LONDON (AP) — London firefighters traumatized by the devastation they witnessed in a high-rise apartment blaze that killed at least 17 people worked Thursday to make the building safe so they could continue the search for more victims.

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  • Written by By DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press

Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter


WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot a congressman and four other people had apparently volunteered for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, the Vermont senator said before assailing violence as "unacceptable in our society."


  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and BILL BARROW , Associated Press