The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in Nepal has topped 2,500 and may continue to rise as more areas are searched, The Associated Press reported. Local authorities said Sunday that at least 2,430 people in the country had died alone, according to the AP. They added that 61 people died in India and a few in other neighboring countries, and the Nepal Mountaineering Association said 18 bodies were recovered from Mount Everest. A major aftershock also hit the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, terrifying locals as rescuers dug for survivors of the devastating earthquake. The aftershock struck as aid had started to arrive in the impoverished mountain nation, with Indian military planes shipping 200 rescuers and 43 tons of food and emergency supplies. "Our people on the ground have found the overall situation to have been worse than their worst fears," said Save the Children, one of the many aid groups sending emergency teams to Nepal
Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter's Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas. Francis called for assistance for the survivors during his weekly Sunday blessing. He said he was praying for the victims, the injured and "all those who are suffering from this calamity," and asked that they have the "support and fraternal solidarity" they need.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts.
Freddie Gray's twin sister appealed to the small group of violent protesters to "please, please stop the violence." It was her first public comments since Freddie Gray suffered an unexplained spinal injury in police custody and died.
Rescue helicopters began airlifting badly injured climbers off Mount Everest on Sunday, a day after at least 17 people perished in an avalanche triggered by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, NBC News reported. Rescue teams took advantage of clear skies to begin clearing dozens of injured people from base camp. In what is believed to be the deadliest day in Everest history, 17 avalanche victims perished in the avalanche, Ang Tsehring Sherpa, the president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told NBC News. Among the dead was Dan Fredinburg, a Google engineer who was planning to ascend with three of his colleagues.
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The remains of a newborn were found in the backyard of a suburban Los Angeles home Saturday, sheriff's deputies said.
The 1- to 3-days-old baby was apparently dismembered, deputies said. "Significant portions" of the infant's body were missing.
Neighbors in Westmont, California were asked to look in their yards and trash cans for "suspicious items that have been discarded," deputies said.
Ja'Meer Bullard, a star high school football player in the violence-torn city of Camden, New Jersey, was shot and killed overnight only a block away from his home, his family said.
Bullard's family said he was walking to a nearby store with his younger cousin shortly after midnight Saturday when a gunman suddenly opened fire. "I just opened the door for him," said Bullard's grandmother. "I opened the door for my grandson and I heard the gunshots."
Bullard was struck by the gunfire but managed to get his cousin to safety. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he died from his injuries at 1:11 a.m.
An airplane cleaner was fired after being arrested on charges that she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband — including 1,429 bottles of unopened liquor — from planes grounded in New York City, a company spokesman said.
A spokesman for AirServ said Saturday that Juanette Cullum's employment with the company "was terminated."
Detectives searched her apartment, where they found the liquor bottles, seven iPads, two laptops, 19 Kindle tablets and toiletries, according to a spokesman for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police.
Survivors of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal and neighboring countries were still picking up the pieces Sunday after the disaster that left more than 2,200 people dead. Those living in the Kathmandu area were also hit with major aftershock that registered an initial 6.7 magnitude. World leaders and global charities offered emergency aid as hospitals in the poverty-stricken Himalayan nation were overflowing with injured people, NBC News reported. The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million to help the people of Nepal, The Associated Press reported. As the world continues to learn the scope of the disaster, here are ways you can donate.
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A Wisconsin man climbing Mount Everest has survived a powerful earthquake that shook Nepal. The Wisconsin State Journal reports 52-year-old Andy Land, of Fond du Lac, and his climbing team guided by International Mountain Guides of Ashford, Wash., were in the Khumbu Icefall region near the mountain's base when the 7.8-magnitude quake struck Saturday.
A 24-year-old driver for the Daily News was killed Sunday morning when his delivery truck collided with a green outer-borough taxi in Brooklyn, police said.
The accident happened around 5:45 a.m. at the intersection of Nostrand and Flushing Avenues in Williamsburg.
Dash cam video taken from a car not involved in the accident shows the Daily News truck approach the intersection at a yellow light before it collides with the taxi, which comes from the right.
Marisa Eve Girawong, a physician's assistant from Edison, N.J., was among those killed in an avalanche at a Mount Everest base camp, according to a mountaineering company. Seattle-based Madison Mountaineering's website described Girawong as an emergency room physician's assistant who was serving as the team's camp doctor. She was an avid rock climber and mountaineer who was pursuing an advanced degree in mountain medicine, the site said.
Israeli security forces shot and killed two Palestinian attackers armed with knives in two separate incidents in the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, Israeli police told Reuters. In the West Bank city of Hebron, a paramilitary Israeli border policeman shot and killed a Palestinian who had allegedly stabbed an Israeli policeman in the head and chest, a police spokesperson said. Earlier in East Jerusalem, 17-year-old Ali Abu Ghannam was shot dead by police at a border checkpoint after allegedly charging at security guards, the spokesperson said. But Abu Ghannam's family disputed the Israeli account of the attack, saying that they didn't think the boy had been armed, and that he had been returning home from a friend's party when he was killed.
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An independent documentary filmmaker from Maine has survived the earthquake in Nepal, spending the night under a doorway of her Kathmandu apartment as buildings collapsed and roads cracked, The Associated Press reported.
The Portland Press Herald reports that 28-year-old Alison Hudson flew in to Kathmandu just hours after filming on Mount Everest before the quake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 10 people.