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KNOW IT ALL: Friday's Top Stories at NBC News

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:26am
Good morning, and Good Friday. Here are some of the stories we're following today:1. Separatists ignore call to stand down in eastern UkraineFour-way talks on Thursday that included an agreement reached between the U.S.






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Inside the Ring of Steel Around the Boston Marathon

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:19am
BOSTON -- The bombing of the Boston Marathon shocked a nation, bloodied a city and stunned its proud police force.






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Recession Not Over for Poor: Families Stretch Food to Last

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:42am
After Jaime Grimes found out in January that her monthly food stamps would be cut again, this time by $40, the single mother of four broke down into sobs — then she took action.The former high school teacher made a plan to stretch her family’s meager food stores even further.






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Yankees Turn Triple Play in Win Over Tampa Bay

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:04am

The Yankees turned the first triple play of the season, of the 5-4-3 variety, in a 10-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays








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Son Tweets Craig Sager Is Fighting Acute Leukemia

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:04am

Craig Sager’s son tweeted that his dad, the always-colorful NBA sideline reporter, is fighting acute leukemia and will start treatment Friday.








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Sharks Take Game 1 Over Kings

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:32am

The San Jose Sharks put on display their killer instinct against the L.A. Kings in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarter-final series.








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Baby Dies in Car After Dad Forgets to Drop Him at Babysitter's

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:22pm

Police are investigating the death of a 9-month-old baby after they said the father forgot to drop him off at the babysitter's before he went to work.








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Fourth Naval Officer Charged in Navy Bribery Scandal

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:06pm

A fourth Navy officer has been implicated in a bribery scandal involving a defense contractor's CEO, an NCIS agent and senior naval officials.








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Rangers Take Game 1 Over Flyers

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:06pm

Tied at 1-1, the Rangers’ offense awakened with a flurry of three unanswered goals to beat the Flyers 4-1 and take a 1-0 lead over Philadelphia.








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'You Killed my Daughter': Family Erupts in Court After Verdict

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:50pm

A broken family’s screams erupted in a San Diego courtroom after a guilty verdict was announced in the trial of a man who killed his wife.








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Infamous 'Party Monster' Michael Alig to Be Released From Jail

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:18pm

Alig was the mastermind behind some of the most extravagant Manhattan bacchanals in the 1990s.








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Kansas City Highway Shootings Suspect in Custody: Police

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:05pm
Authorities in Kansas City, Mo., said Thursday that they had taken into custody a suspect in connection to a string of at least a dozen linked highway shootings in the area since March 8.






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Texas Seizes Polygamist Warren Jeffs' Ranch

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:50pm
ELDORADO, Texas — The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.






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Cabbie Accused of Avoiding 3,000 Bridge Tolls by Tailgating Car in Front of Him

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:34pm
- NBC New YorkA New York City taxi driver is accused of avoiding bridge tolls more than 3,000 times in two years by tailgating cars in front of him and slipping through the tollbooth before the barrier came down, prosecutors said Thursday.
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Remembering Jerrie Mock's Solo Flight Around the World

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:18pm

It’s been 50 years since Jerrie Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the earth.








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J.J. Watt Proves Naysayers Wrong

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:13pm

A Texas fan named Trey was vindicated recently when J.J. Watt took to social media to prove they are friends.








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Portand's Precious Water Tainted by Teen's Tinkle

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:13pm

City officials in Portland, Ore., are taking drastic measures after a teenager urinated into a reservoir.








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California FedEx and Tour Bus Crash 911 Calls Released

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:57pm
The 911 calls to the California Highway Patrol immediately after last week's deadly crash between a FedEx truck and a college tour bus full of high schoolers were released on Thursday — and include one particularly frantic excerpt from a disoriented student."Hi, um, I was in a car accident.






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Say Cheese! 'Awkward Family' Photo Exhibit Opens in California

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:57pm
Dig through your old photo albums and you may find some "Awkward Family" gems just like the ones on display at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica.in the video below, take a peek at the exhibit which includes countless awkward life moments.






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Kittens Packed Into Cardboard Box, Shipped to Cable Company

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:41pm
Two newborn kittens are recovering at a Humane Society facility after they were accidentally packed into a cardboard box in Los Angeles and shipped to a cable company in San Diego.
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