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  • Paul Manafort to be Jailed Following Witness Tampering Allegation

    WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort is going to jail. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office convinced a federal judge on Friday to revoke the bail of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief after he was accused of witness tampering. The move dramatically ratchets up pressure on Manafort, 69, as Mueller continues to investigate whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort, who was indicted on conspiracy and money laundering charges with ex-business […]

  • Former Student Charged with 17 Murders in Florida School Shooting

    At least 17 people were killed when a teen opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. NBC News reported fourteen others were wounded, five of whom suffering life-threatening injuries, hospital officials said. Authorities said the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, concealed himself in the crowd fleeing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was arrested in nearby Coral Springs and later charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. The […]

  • Hoda Kotb Named Co-Host of NBC’s ‘Today’

    Hoda Kotb was named co-anchor of “Today” on Tuesday morning and officially headlined the broadcast with Savannah Guthrie. Kotb, 53, joined Guthrie behind the anchor desk of NBC’s morning news show after temporarily co-anchoring “Today” since Matt Lauer was fired in November. Lauer’s dismissal came after a female colleague made a complaint accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior. In announcing Kotb’s appointment on the show, Guthrie, 46, told viewers: “This has to be the most popular decision that NBC News […]

  • NYC Authorities Respond to Explosion Near Port Authority Bus Terminal

    An explosion occurred during the Monday morning rush hour near New York City’s Port Authority, police said. NBC News reports one suspect is in custody following the incident at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, a senior NYPD official said. The suspect sustained a minor injury but it was not immediately clear if anyone else was wounded, police said. Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene, causing major evacuations in the massive transit hub. The Fire Department of New York City said […]

  • Boy Scouts to Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

    The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor. “We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children,” said Michael Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts. The scouting board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change in an organization that has […]

  • Driver Charged After Deaths of 10 Migrants from Sweltering Truck

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A Florida man, accused of driving the tractor trailer where at least 10 undocumented immigrants died Sunday, appeared in court Monday morning where he was charged with illegally transporting immigrants. Sixty-year-old James Matthew Gradley Jr. was brought into a federal courthouse in San Antonio, Texas. The truck’s trailer has Iowa license plates and is owned by Pyle Transportation in Sac County. The owner tells the San Antonio Express News that Bradely is an owner-operator for the […]

  • Police Officer’s Kindness Goes Viral

    DURHAM, North Carolina — A police officer’s act of kindness is spreading all over the internet after the woman on the receiving end shared her touching story on Facebook. Courtney Bailey admits she was speeding, was not wearing a seat belt and had an expired inspection when she was pulled over by Officer D.P. Strandh on Tuesday. Bailey lost her job and was on her way to donate plasma in exchange for money when Strandh pulled her over. “The crazy […]

  • Watch Live: Swearing-In Ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch

    Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden. President Trump and Vice President Pence also attend.

  • Maine Considers Canine Seat Belt Law

    Tail wagging, tongue out, feeling the breeze: for a dog, there may be no greater joy than riding in a car, with its head out of the window. But in Maine, that could soon become a criminal act. A proposed law, called “An Act Concerning the Transporting of Dogs in Passenger Vehicles,” would require harnesses or tethers for dogs riding in moving vehicles. Dogs would not be allowed to ride in the front seat area, or put their head out […]

  • NBC’s Hoda Kotb Adopts Baby Girl

    TODAY anchor Hoda Kotb has become a mother after adopting a baby girl, Haley Joy Kotb. “She’s a Valentine’s baby so she’s a little nugget,” Hoda, 52, said Tuesday during a phone call to her TODAY family. “She is the love of my life!” My girl ❤❤❤ #haleyjoy — Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) February 21, 2017 The arrival thrilled Hoda’s coworkers, including her co-anchor Kathie Lee Gifford, who somehow managed to keep the news a secret. “I’ve got the biggest […]

  • Feral Bunnies Invade Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Pet bunnies might seem like a good idea but many end up dumped in the wild, becoming feral. The abandoned household pets are now multiplying and taking over communities around Las Vegas, Nevada. Animal advocates estimate there could be thousands of feral bunnies throughout the community. Although it’s not clear how the dumping sites started, the problem is only getting worse. Dave Schweiger has dedicated the past two years to feeding and caring for the animals. “Bunnies […]

  • Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, Six More Weeks of Winter on Tap

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog on Thursday morning saw his shadow. According to legend, that means there will be six more weeks of winter. Members of Punxsutawney Phil’s top hat-wearing inner circle revealed their forecast at sunrise, just before 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The well-dressed handlers brought the meteorological rodent out as the crowd chanted, “Phil, Phil, Phil, Phil!” As they held him up to the crowd — one woman shouted “We love you Phil!” But the love died down […]