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at 05:04 on March 28, 2015, EDT.

Somalia police: Attack on hotel by al-Shabab extremists ended by troops; at least 17 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At least 17 people died and dozens were wounded.

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at 04:37 on March 28, 2015, EDT.

2 Czech tourists abducted by gunmen in Pakistan in 2013 released, return home

PRAGUE - The Czech government says two Czech tourists who were abducted by gunmen two years ago as they were travelling on a bus through southwestern Pakistan have been released.

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at 00:45 on March 28, 2015, EDT.

2 Russians, 1 American board space station; 2 to spend a year away from Earth

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them.

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at 00:31 on March 28, 2015, EDT.

Amanda Knox 'so grateful to have my life back' after Italian court overturns conviction

SEATTLE - Amanda Knox says she's "so grateful to have my life back" after Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate.

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at 18:20 on March 27, 2015, EDT.

Mystery of Southern California hilltop piano solved; it's a music video prop

CALABASAS, Calif. - For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of — mystery.

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at 20:04 on March 27, 2015, EDT.

Sierra Leone's 6 million people told to stay home for 3 days in final push to stop Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.

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