BREAKING: US Coast Guard tells NBC News four injured in oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico

Four people were rushed to a hospital Friday after an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico some 17 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La., the U.S. Coast Guard told NBC News.

CIA Director David Petraeus resigns, cites extramarital affair

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"After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation."

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New York Marathon won’t be held Sunday, NBC 4 New York reports

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The New York Marathon will not be held Sunday, NBC 4 New York reported Friday. 

Mayor Michael Bloomberg had earlier defended his decision to hold it despite heavy criticism as the city struggles back from Superstorm Sandy.

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BREAKING: Shooting reported outside Empire State building

Reports of several people shot. We’ll be updating this story at this URL as we get the facts.

12 shot dead at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Aurora, Colorado

Updated at 10:14 p.m. ET: A graduate student’s attack in a sold-out theater near Denver showing the new Batman movie, in which 12 people were killed early Friday, was the culmination of two months of meticulous planning that included a potentially deadly booby trap left in the suspect’s home for investigators, authorities said.

Fifty-eight other people were injured, many of them seriously, in the shootings shortly after midnight at the Century 16 Movie Theaters complex in Aurora, Colo. Earlier reports had said 59 people were injured, but police revised that number at a news conference Friday night. All but a small handful of the injured had been shot, Police Chief Dan Oates said.

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