MOGADISHU - A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president. The car was driven by a suicide bomber, said Ahmed Abdulle Afrax, the mayor of Wadajir district where the bombing happened. "We carried 39 dead bodies and there were many others injured," Dr Abdikadir Abdirahman, director of the Aamin Ambulance Service, told Reuters. Madina hospital took in 47 injured people, Dr Mohamed Yusuf, the manager, said.
Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, died Saturday, Feb. 18, at the age of 69, a journalist close to McCorvey said. McCorvey died on Saturday morning of heart failure at an assisted living home in Katy, Texas, Joshua Prager, a journalist who is writing a book about the decision, said in an email.
NEW YORK—Police in Pennsylvania have issued an arrest warrant for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis on assault and other charges stemming from a confrontation with a group of men in Pittsburgh last weekend, authorities said on Friday. Revis, 31, until recently considered one of the best defensive players in the National Football League, faces charges of robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault, Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said in an email.
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif - Jordan Spieth, who won at Pebble Beach last week, made a move before second-round play was suspended for the day on Friday at the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club. Sixty players had yet to start the second round, including Sam Saunders. The grandson of the late Arnold Palmer had fired an opening seven-under 64 to set the pace on Thursday in his quest for a maiden PGA Tour win in his 79th start. Australian Cameron Percy (71) was the clubhouse leader at five-under 137, with Spieth also five-under after 16 holes.
A Wisconsin man and a Virginia man were sentenced separately to federal prison on Friday for attempting to travel abroad to join Islamic State, the U.S. Justice Department said. Joshua Van Haften, 36, of Madison received a 10-year sentence from a federal court in Wisconsin after pleading guilty in October to attempting to support a terrorist organization. Van Haften, who posted an oath of allegiance to Islamic State's leader online, traveled to Turkey in 2014 and tried to cross the border into Syria, according to prosecutors.
SECURITY Trump tweets that he is considering four people, including retired General Keith Kellogg, to serve as national security adviser after being turned down by his first choice to replace ousted Michael Flynn.
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday denied it was considering mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up non-citizens who are in the country illegally. The Associated Press, citing a draft memo it obtained, reported earlier on Friday that the Trump administration was considering utilizing the military reserve branch in 11 states to target people who are in the United States illegally. It was not immediately clear who authored the memo AP cited.
SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the technology giant and standard-bearer for Asia's fourth-largest economy. The special prosecutor's office accuses Lee of bribing a close friend of President Park Geun-hye to gain government favors related to leadership succession at the conglomerate. It said on Friday it will indict him on charges including bribery, embezzlement, hiding assets overseas and perjury.
Big-hitting Dustin Johnson made a strong start in his bid to claim the world number one ranking this week by firing a five-under 66 that left him two shots off the early first-round lead at the Genesis Open at Riviera. The reigning U.S. Open champion, who can claim the top ranking with a victory should incumbent Jason Day tie for third or worse here, made six birdies and one bogey to stand two shots behind Sam Saunders on the classic Los Angeles layout.