Seven wounded in shooting

Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with seven counts of attempted murder. Multiple 911 calls flooded in just before 1 a.m., reporting the shootings at the house party in Panama City Beach, and deputies found a sprawling crime scene with victims inside the home, outside and across the street from it, and in the street's median, the Bay County Sheriff's Office said.

New York

Hopes fade for two missing men

With hopes fading in the search for two men who have been missing since an explosion jolted a stretch of the East Village, emergency workers continued to scour the debris of the three buildings that were destroyed Thursday in the blast and ensuing fire. One of the missing men, Nicholas Figueroa, 23, was on a date at Sushi Park, a restaurant on the site of the explosion, when the blast occurred. The second missing person, Moises Ismael Locón Yac, 27, was a busboy at the restaurant.


Insurgents seize northern city

In a major setback for Syrian President Bashar Assad, Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria and forces from four other Islamist groups captured the city of Idlib on Saturday. Videos posted online showed fighters carrying the Nusra Front's black flag destroying statues and portraits of Assad in Idlib's main squares and its government buildings. Anti-government activists said the Islamists killed at least 50 government soldiers in the fighting, but that most of the government's troops had fled.


Boko Haram kills 41 people

Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history. Elsewhere, three people including a soldier were shot and killed in political thuggery, and two car bombs exploded at polling stations but no one was injured.


Museum attack death toll climbs

A fourth French citizen, seriously injured in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum, has died, bringing the number of victims to 22. French President Francois Hollande will join other leaders for a Sunday march in Tunis. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack.


Government troops kill militants

The army killed at least 15 militants in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Three soldiers were wounded in the battle in the Tirrah valley of the Khyber region. Pakistan is trying to clear its tribal regions of militants who launch attacks in both countries.


Official's ouster prompts protest

Allies of former regional governor Igor Kolomoisky pledged support for Ukrainian unity even as they criticized moves that led to his departure. Thousands of residents of Dnipropetrovsk packed into the central square, angered by President Petro Poroshenko's pressure on the governor to quit.

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