Joe kennedy iii wins primary for congress
Joseph Kennedy III, the first of his famous political family's generation to seek elective office, defeated two little-known Democrats in Thursday's primary in Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District. Kennedy, 31, will face the winner of a three-way GOP primary in the November election for the seat now held by longtime liberal Democratic Rep. Barney Frank. Kennedy is the son of Joseph P. Kennedy II, who represented the state's 8th Congressional District for six terms from 1987-99, and the grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy.
Finding against Va. Tech reinstated
Federal officials have reinstated a finding that Virginia Tech violated a law requiring colleges to issue timely warnings of threats to students and staff in its response to the 2007 massacre on the Blacksburg campus. But Education Secretary Arne Duncan, in a decision last week, ordered a smaller fine than the $55,000 levied against Virginia Tech, though the final amount hasn't been decided. Whether the school violated the campus safety law in responding to the gunman who killed 32 people and then himself has been in question more than two years. Virginia Tech disputes the finding and is considering a federal court appeal.
58 dead in refugee boat sinking
Turkish media say 58 people drowned when a fishing boat carrying migrants that smugglers had promised refuge in Europe sank after hitting rocks off the coast of western Turkey. Officials said dozens of survivors, mostly from Iraq and Syria, were able to swim to shore.
Brokaw checks out okay at hospital
NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw was discharged from a Charlotte, N.C., hospital and pronounced "in great health" after feeling light-headed Thursday on the set of the news-talk program Morning Joe. NBC News president Tom Capus expressed gratitude to the Carolinas Medical Center for Brokaw's excellent care. About 10 a.m., Brokaw offered his own diagnosis on Twitter: "All is well Early AM I mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien (a sleep inducer) and made less sense than usual. Made a better comeback than Giants ..."
Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will be buried at sea. A family spokesman said Thursday no other details on the timing or location of the burial were available. Armstrong was a Navy fighter pilot before joining the space program. A public memorial service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral at 10 a.m. Thursday. It will be broadcast on NASA Television and streamed on the websites of the cathedral and space agency.