Washington, D.C.

Presidential hopefuls sound more hopeful

Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina said Sunday that there is a "higher than 90 percent chance" that she will run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. Fiorina, who spoke on "Fox News Sunday," has positioned herself as one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's chief critics. On the Democratic side, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley sounded like someone who plans to challenge Clinton in the primaries. Appearing on ABC's "This Week," O'Malley said the country needs "new perspective" and "new leadership."

New York

2 bodies found in explosion rubble

Emergency workers found two bodies Sunday in the mass of rubble left behind when three apartment buildings collapsed during an apparent gas explosion and fire in Manhattan's East Village, police said. Officials investigating Thursday's explosion, in which 22 people were injured, including four critically, suspect someone may have improperly tapped a gas line serving one of the buildings.

Pennsylvania

Small plane crashes near airport, two dead

A small plane crash near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport took the lives of the only two people aboard the aircraft. Emergency officials said the crash was reported just after 1:30 p.m. near Brandywine Airport, located about 20 miles west of Philadelphia. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Piper PA28 took off from the airport and went down about 2 miles away then burst into flames. The crash site was close to two residences and a new senior citizen complex

Nigeria

Pressure builds as votes are counted

Votes were counted in Nigeria's bitterly contested elections, as the two main rival parties accused each another of releasing false vote counts and plotting anarchy, raising fears that the elections may end in a disputed result and violence. Some Nigerians cast ballots on Sunday after voting was extended by one day in some areas because of the failure of handheld biometric devices.

Tunisia

Terrorist leader is believed dead

Tunisian security forces have killed the commander of the group responsible for the recent massacre of 21 foreign tourists at the National Bardo Museum, Tunisia's prime minister, Habib Essid, announced. The commander, Khaled Chayeb, was killed with eight other Islamist militants by members of the national guard in an ambush in southern Tunisia overnight. The news came as the Tunisian government hosted several foreign leaders, including President François Hollande of France and President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, at a march against terrorism.

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