At least 39 other people were killed in the two blasts, said State Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu. The death toll is expected to rise, as witnesses at both bomb sites said dozens of people were killed in each of the blasts.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry aims to use the National Guard to help deal with border crime and a humanitarian crisis. But he's also turning up the heat on the Obama administration to improve border enforcement.
The apparent use of a police chokehold on New Yorker Eric Garner, who later died, has further strained NYPD relations with the city's minority residents. The incident is a test for new Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The central Florida town of Fruitland Park, has been dealing with alleged KKK ties and other problems in the police ranks since 2010. Florida has the second highest number of hate groups in the US, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
New York police officers questioning Eric Garner about an alleged minor crime – selling cigarettes on the street – subdued Mr. Garner using a chokehold banned more than 20 years ago. Soon after, he was dead.
A federal judge called California's death penalty an empty promise that violated Eighth Amendment protections against cruel and unusual punishment. Executions have been suspended in California for eight years.