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Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender woman

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Former Olympic gold medalist and reality television star Bruce Jenner on Friday came out as a transgender woman, telling ABC's Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that he had struggled with gender identity [...]

Strong quake strikes off Taiwan’s east coast, tsunami advisory issued for Japan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off Taiwan's eastern coast on early Monday morning, seismologist said, prompting an advisory for the possibility of non-damaging tsunami waves in southwestern Japan. There were no immediate [...]

China’s economy grows by 7 percent in first quarter, slowest in 6 years

BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- China's economy expanded by 7 percent in the first quarter of 2015, marking the slowest growth in six years though close to what economists had been expecting, the country's National Bureau of Statistics reported [...]

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty, could face death penalty

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (BNO NEWS) -- One of two Chechen brothers accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 has been found guilty on all counts and now waits to hear whether he will face the death penalty. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, [...]

South Carolina cop charged with murder in shooting of unarmed man

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A South Carolina police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder after a shocking video surfaced that showed him repeatedly shooting an unarmed man in the back as he tried to flee. Michael Thomas Slager, [...]

South Carolina cop charged with murder in shooting of unarmed man

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A South Carolina police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder after a shocking video surfaced that showed him repeatedly shooting an unarmed man in the back as he tried to flee. Michael Thomas Slager, [...]

ISU coach among 7 dead in Illinois plane crash after NCAA tournament final

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A private plane returning from the NCAA tournament final in Indianapolis crashed in a field in central Illinois on early Tuesday, killing all seven people on board, including two members of Illinois State University's [...]

Church ceiling collapses during Easter service in New Jersey, injuring at least 12

RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY (BNO NEWS) -- A dozen people were injured Sunday afternoon when a roof came down during an Easter service at a church in New Jersey, county officials said, though a local media report said as many as fifteen people were hurt. [...]

Nigeria’s military releases 2 Al Jazeera journalists held for nearly 2 weeks

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two Al Jazeera journalists who were detained by Nigeria's military last month while reporting on military operations against the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram have been released, the network confirmed on Sunday, [...]

2 UK teenagers arrested as part of terror probe

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Two teenagers aged 14 and 16 have been arrested in northwest England on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism, British police said on Sunday, though details have not been disclosed. Both teenagers have [...]