Twenty hostages of an Algerian militant group with ties to al Qaeda in a standoff with the Algerian Army are reported to have escaped Thursday. Over 41 hostages of several nationalities, including Americans, were being held in a BP gas facility. NBC's Michelle Kosinski reports. (TODAY)
The town of Zanesville, Ohio was turned into a bizarre big-game hunting zone Tuesday night, after the owner of a wild animal park released more than 50 exotic animals including lions and tigers, before committing suicide. NBC's John Yang and Stephanie Gosk have more.
Authorities suspect Bruce Cullerton, 47, was attacked in his driveway by Max, a 3-year-old escaped pet jaguar. His body was found in a nearby wooded area with fatal bites to his neck and head. TODAY's Natalie Morales has details.