A Texas Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot from behind Friday night, while pumping gas into his police vehicle at a Houston-area Chevron station, police said.
The Harris County Sheriff's office identified the slain deputy as Darren H. Goforth, 47, a 10-year veteran on the force, who was in uniform when he was shot multiple times "execution-style."
The shooting occured at about 8:30 p.m. local time at a Chevron station in Harris County, Texas. The duputy had just finished responding to a routine call and was alone in the car, the Sheriff's office said.
Witnesses called 911 and multiple units arrived on the scene, but were unable to save the deputy, according to the Sheriff's office.
Police are still searching for the suspect.
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Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV.
Central China authorities say 7 killed, 2 injured after exposure to poison at paper mill.
Tropical Storm Erika was forecast to weaken to a tropical depression Saturday and could dissipate while passing over Hispaniola, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Friday.
As of 8 p.m. on Friday, the NHC forecast Erika's track continued to shift west as it remained a disorganized tropical storm, not forecast to be a hurricane.
Erika was located about 25 miles southeast of Santo Domingo, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and was moving west near 21 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm's maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph.
The suspect in the shooting deaths of a southwest Virginia television reporter and photographer “closely identified” with mass murderers and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said.
Investigators learned this through writings and evidence seized from Vester Flanagan’s apartment.
Flanagan killed himself after the Wednesday slayings of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
The Republican frontrunner was in Norwood, Massachusetts, for a private event at the home of famed car dealer Ernie Boch Jr.
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A man sits in a Michigan jail while his 1-year-old daughter awaits her next round of chemotherapy.
Brian Randolph, 23, told police he robbed a bank to help pay for his baby daughter’s cancer treatments because her insurance had been canceled. He was charged with armed robbery and bank robbery following an arrest on Aug. 14 in Detroit.
"As a parent, I can understand. I want the best for my child too. If all this was supposed to go towards the child's care, why is he is spending money on nice things for himself?” Lt. Chris Sovik of the South Lyon Police Department told NBC Owned Stations.
Randolph is accused of robbing the Vibe Credit Union in South Lyon of $8,173 on Aug. 12. He allegedly entered the bank with glasses and a baseball cap, passed a note to a teller that stated he wanted $20,000 and had a shotgun in his pants, according to the Detroit Free Press.
A 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck in a Las Vegas home driveway might have been in the vehicle for up to three hours after his grandfather returned home with him on a sunny 100-degree day, authorities said Friday.
The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one — Emmett Till — was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban Chicago cemetery.
Certain diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration warned patients on Friday.
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes medicines sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin, and alogliptin may cause joint pain that can be severe and disabling," the agency said in a statement.
These are generic names for Januvia, Onglyza, Tradjenta, and Nesina, which are all in the same calss and work by making more insulin for the body.
The drugs are already linked with some potentially severe side-effects. Januvia, for instance, can cause a severe inflammation of the pancreas called pancreatitis that's not only excruciating but that can be deadly. Onglyza has been linked with a higher risk of heart failure.
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Officials at California's San Quentin Prison confirmed at least one case of Legionnaires' disease on prison premises.
Officials said one prisoner had undergone tests at a hospital outside the prison facility after falling sick The tests confirmed that he had the potentially life threatening disease. He is currently in stable condition, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
Two more inmates were hospitalized after displaying symptoms and were transported to an outside hospital for pneumonia-like symptoms, but no officials diagnosis has been made.
San Quentin has temporarily halted inmate intake as the investigation continues.
The confirmed case in California comes on the heels of an outbreak in New York City's South Bronx, which affected more than 120 people.
The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, the highest-ranking Holy See official to ever be charged with sexually abusing young boys, was found dead Friday as he awaited trial, the Vatican said.
In a statement, the Vatican press office said preliminary checks on Jozef Wesolowski, 67, "indicated that the death was from natural causes."
A Franciscan priest who works as a confessor in St. Peter's Basilica found Wesolowski dead at 5 a.m. with the television on in the Vatican room where has been held in modified house arrest for several months, it said.
The statement said the Vatican prosecutor ordered an immediate autopsy and that Pope Francis was duly informed. The Vatican said the cause of death would be released.
A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.
A jury of nine men and three women took eight hours to reach its verdict in the case against 19-year-old Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, who was accused of forcing himself on the girl in a dark and noisy mechanical room at St. Paul's School in Concord two days before he graduated in 2014.
He wept upon hearing the verdict, and his mother sobbed into a tissue.
Labrie, who was bound for Harvard and planned to take divinity classes before his arrest put everything on hold, was acquitted of the most serious charges against him - three counts of felony rape, each punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison - but was found guilty of three counts of misdemeanor sexual assault and other offenses. Each count carries up to a year behind bars.
Two treasure hunters who claim to have found a Nazi train filled with gold in Poland discovered it by following a map drawn up by one of the people who hid it around 70 years ago, a Polish government minister said Friday, NBC News reported.
The map was drawn by a man who helped conceal the train at the end of World War II and passed it on "on his deathbed," Poland's Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski said.
The deputy minister said officials had been able to locate the 100-yard-long military train using ground-penetrating radar. He stopped short of confirming the claim the train was filled with gold, weapons and valuable art.
According to a local rumor rumor, a German train filled with gold, gems and armaments went missing around the city of Walbrzych while it was fleeing the Red Army advancing towards Berlin in the spring of 1945.
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