Bangladeshi security forces on Saturday stormed a restaurant where gunmen took what was feared to be dozens of hostages the night before. Police said all the attackers were killed in the raid, NBC News reported.
Local media reported that gunfire and explosions were heard at around 7:40 a.m. local time (9:40 p.m. Friday ET) in the diplomatic district of the nation's capital of Dhaka, where the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery occurred Friday night.
Police near the scene confirmed to NBC News Saturday morning the operation was over, and according to police Rapid Action Battalion personnel on the scene all the attackers have been killed.
Seven or eight attackers with guns and bombs attacked the bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan district, described as popular with foreigners, at around 9:20 p.m. Friday local time (11:20 a.m. ET), a senior police official had said earlier.
The ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency reported that ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the terror research firms Flashpoint Intelligence and Site Intelligence Group. The claim has not been confirmed.
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No jackpot winner has been drawn in the Mega Millions lottery drawing estimated at $415 million.
Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty tells The Associated Press that no ticket matching all six winning numbers was drawn Friday night. Hagerty says Tuesday night's jackpot will be worth an estimated $449 million.
The winning numbers drawn Friday night were 20-41-42- 45-49, with a Mega Ball of 14.
Apple is being sued by a subsidiary of China's broadcasting regulator over a propaganda film more than 20 years old, in the latest legal wrangling for the tech giant in China in recent weeks.
A Beijing court says the case has been brought by a production center that alleges that Apple has infringed its exclusive online rights to broadcast a film that depicts Chinese fighting against Japanese soldiers in northern China in the early 1930s.
Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges following a protest at a natural gas pipeline in Boston.
Karenna Gore, activist Tim DeChristopher and nine others were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Friday morning on trespassing, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace charges.
A Chicago man has been charged with hacking into more than 300 email and iCloud accounts, including several belonging to celebrities, authorities said Friday.
Edward Majerczyk, 28, who lives in Chicago and Orland Park, is accused in a phishing scheme that gave him illegal access to hundreds of Gmail and iCloud accounts, including at least 30 accounts that belong to celebrities, according to the Department of Justice.
Every year, Americans honor the country's independence on the Fourth of July by celebrating freedom with fireworks, barbecues and beach getaways.
July Fourth has only been a federal holiday since 1941, but Americans have celebrated Independence Day since the 18th century. During the summer of 1776 some colonists held parades and fired canons to accompany reading of the newly signed Declaration of Independence.
The following year Philadelphia hosted the first annual independence celebration on July 4.
Click through for more on what to know about the national holiday on the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence:
Gov. Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures Friday that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and mandate background checks for ammunition sales, as California Democrats seek to strengthen gun laws that are already among the strictest in the nation.
Brown vetoed five other bills, including a requirement to report lost or stolen weapons to authorities and a limit of one gun purchase per person per month.
The Democratic governor's action is consistent with his mixed record on gun control. Some of the enacted bills duplicate provisions of a November ballot measure by Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Some of the vetoed measures also appear in Newsom's initiative.
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The man arrested for attacking at least two women with feces in Manhattan says "God did it" and rambled to reporters while in cuffs Friday.
The 42-year-old man, identified as Ekwan Hill, was apprehended at a Brooklyn homeless shelter after police received a tip. After being questioned at the Manhattan SVU in East Harlem Friday morning, he was arrested on charges of assault and forcible touching.
It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.
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Two senior ISIS commanders were killed in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to the Pentagon, NBC News reported.
Basim Muhammad Ahmad Sultan al-Bajari, the terror group's deputy minister of war, and Hatim Talib al-Hamduni, an ISIS military commander, were killed in the June 25 airstrike, the U.S. military said.
Al-Bajari, a former member of al Qaeda, oversaw the original offensive to capture Mosul in June 2014, the Pentagon said. Hatim Talib al-Hamduni was an ISIS military commander in Mosul and the head of military police for the self-proclaimed Ninawa state.
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Democrats are considering approving what is being called the most progressive platform in the party's history, though supporters of Bernie Sanders are still not satisfied with provisions on trade and some other issues.
A draft of the platform, obtained by NBC News, was approved by a 15-member subcommittee and sent Friday to members of the full platform committee. The committee will have a chance to make changes before the platform is voted on at the Democratic National Convention later this month in Philadelphia.
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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has dedicated a lot of time in his recent speeches and rallies to rehashing past primary contests and attacking fellow Republicans, NBC News reports.
On Friday, Trump spoke at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver about his defeat in Colorado, how Indiana turned out to be his firewall and that he was robbed of delegates in Louisiana. Consistently throughout the week, Trump lauded his historic primary accomplishment, telling crowds that he earned the "most votes in the history of the Republican primary system.”
The Trump team has expended considerable energy over the past few weeks normalizing and building out the bare bones operation for the general election.
But for every sound bite that fits a pivot to the general, Trump adds another that looks back at his past successes and slights those in his party who have yet to fall in line.
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Parts of Busch Gardens Tampa were evacuated and closed off after an orangutan escaped its enclosure.
Guests were uploading videos of the great ape climbing a tree on Friday. The orangutan was eventually tranquilized and returned to its enclosure. No injuries were reported to park guests or employees.
Jason Mayhew of Orlando told the Tampa Bay Times that Busch Gardens staff members did a great job keeping people informed when the orangutan was loose, but that no one was in danger.