The death of University of Colorado police officer Garrett Swasey is hitting hard for many not just in the world of law enforcement, but also competitive ice skating.
Friend and fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan tweeted out "my prayers and love go out to Garretts entire family. Remembering a wonderful friend and person whom will be greatly missed!"
While skater Michelle Kwan tweeted "my heart breaks for #GarrettSwasey - father, police officer, Pastor, skating champ. Pray for his family & end of senseless violence in #USA."
Melrose, Massachusetts, is where Swasey grew up. The Mayor of Melrose, Rob Dolan, graduated with Swasey in 1989. Back then, if you knew Garrett Swasey, you knew he was big in to ice skating.
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The day after a gunman killed three people and shot nine others at a Colorado Planned Parenthood office, officials tell NBC News a motive remains unclear, but say the suspect talked about politics and abortion.
Robert Lewis Dear, a North Carolina native who was living in a trailer in Colorado, made statements to police Friday at the scene of the Colorado Springs clinic and in interviews that law enforcement sources described as rantings.
In one statement, made after the suspect was taken in for questioning, Dear said "no more baby parts" in reference to Planned Parenthood, according to two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case.
But the sources stressed that Dear said many things to law enforcement and the extent to which the "baby parts" remark played into any decision to target the Planned Parenthood office was not yet clear. He also mentioned President Barack Obama in statements.
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A newborn girl was found buried alive near a riverbed in Compton, California, Friday and now officials are seeking the public's help for information on her abandonment.
As deputies canvassed the area, they heard a baby's "muffled cry" and discovered a newborn girl buried alive under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice located along the bike path, LASD said.
Deputies had to remove pieces of asphalt and debris to rescue the baby, who was wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch, officials said.
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Two Canadian brothers who rescued a bald eagle from a trap took the rare chance to snap a selfie with the stately creature before setting it free.
Michael Fletcher, 29, said he was hunting with his brother, Neil, near Ontario's Windy Lake on Tuesday, when they stumbled upon the majestic bird caught in a hunting trap.
They knew they had to do something, but freeing the animal was no easy task. "When we got close to the bird, it tried to fly away. So I took my hoodie off and put it around its head, it calmed it right down," Fletcher told NBC News on Saturday.
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Authorities say a man faces charges in Louisiana accusing him of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn't get any for him.
Ronald Pritchett, 32, of Purvis, Mississippi, faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and auto theft in the New Orleans suburb of Jefferson Parish, said Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the sheriff there.
Fortunato Percival Pritchett, 58, and his wife, Renitta Pritchett, 57, were stabbed Wednesday at their home in unincorporated Gretna. Renitta Pritchett was treated and released, University Medical Center spokeswoman Aleis Tusa said.
Police in Connecticut have been inundated with messages of outrage and concern over a Facebook post showing a dog muzzled with duct tape that has gone viral on social media.
A Facebook account under the name of Katie Brown posted a photograph Friday of a dog that looks like a chocolate lab with duct tape wrapped around its mouth and the message, "This is what happens when you dont (sic) shut up!!!" According to the page, the woman lives in South Daytona, Florida. It is not clear if the photo is Brown's.
The post was shared over 200,000 times, on Saturday afternoon and has sparked an outcry from animal lovers, including ones in Connecticut, criticizing the Facebook user who posted the image. The post and photo have not been authenticated.
A minute later, she posted, "Don't panic everyone it was only for a minute but hasnt barked since...POINT MADE!!! (sic)"
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Migrants on the Greek-Macedonian border attacked police with stones Saturday, enraged by the sight of Macedonian authorities erecting a fence along the border and an accident that injured a young Moroccan man, NBC News reported.
Authorities said 18 Macedonian officers were injured in the brief but intense clashes. Most of them received minor injuries but two were hospitalized in the nearby town of Gevgelija, Macedonia's Interior Ministry said.
There was no official tally of injured migrants, although Macedonian police targeted them with stun grenades and plastic bullets. Doctors from the Red Cross and other non-governmental organizations said they treated 20 people for head injuries and breathing problems.
The accidental electrocution at the top of a train carriage of a 24-year-old Moroccan, who suffered severe burns, sparked the unrest among the migrants, many of whom have been stranded at the border since Macedonia decided earlier this month, along with Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, to let through only those from the "warzone" countries of Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
More than 600,000 refugees and other migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia have entered Europe through Greece this year, many after making the short sea crossing from Turkey.
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A student. An art critic. An architect. An engineer. The 130 people killed in Paris during the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks came from all walks of life and represented "youth in all its diversity," according to French President Francois Hollande. Here are their portraits. More names and photos will be added as information is confirmed and available.
A New Yorker who rowed alone across the Atlantic Ocean for AIDS awareness is back home in Brooklyn, ending a 21-month journey.
Victor Mooney arrived at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Friday and plans a ceremony at the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday, he said on Saturday.
"I'm happy to be in Brooklyn," he said. "I still haven't absorbed it."
The 49-year-old Mooney rows in memory of his brother who died of AIDS in 1983. He said his goal is to spur people to get tested for HIV.
After failing on three previous attempts to row solo across the Atlantic, Mooney set off from the Canary Islands off the coast of African on Feb. 19, 2014.
A suspected burglar who became stuck in a chimney in Central California died Saturday afternoon after the unsuspecting homeowner lit a fire, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.
The incident occurred at around 3 p.m. and firefighters who responded to the Huron home found a man stuck in the chimney but apparently still breathing, the sheriff's office said, NBC News reported.
But the man, who was not immediately identified, was dead when firefighters broke into the chimney, the sheriff's office said.
The sheriff's office said when the homeowner lit the fire, he heard a man yell from inside the chimney and the house began filling with smoke. The homeowner put out the fire and firefighters were called.
The sheriff's office said its investigation indicates that the man tried to enter the home through the chimney overnight and got stuck, and the homeowner, who was away and returned Saturday, didn't know anyone was inside until lighting the fire.
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Pope Francis travels Sunday to Central African Republic, making the final stop of his first trip to Africa in a country where violence between Christian and Muslim militants has forced nearly 1 million from their homes over the last two years and created a divided capital.
The precarious security situation in the capital of Bangui had raised the possibility in recent weeks that the pope could cancel his visit. Less than a year ago, mobs were beating Muslims to death in the streets, even decapitating and dismembering their victims. While sectarian clashes have left at least 100 people dead over the last two months, recent days have been relatively free of gunfire.
Many hope that the pope's message of peace and reconciliation can usher in a longer-term stability in a nation of 4.8 million.
The holiday shopping season is underway and there are deals galore on the Web. But those deals could give hackers more entry points to access online shoppers' personal information, NBC News reported.
Online shoppers can take a few simple steps to make sure they don't end up as identity-theft victims this holiday season.
Michael Bruemmer, Experian's vice president of consumer protection, said shoppers should use prepaid credit or debit cards to limit their exposure while shopping online.
"The easiest thing you can do is have a throw-away credit card or debit card that you only use for shopping as well as potentially an email address," Bruemmer told CNBC's "Tech Bet."
Experian also advises shoppers to avoid public Wi-Fi hot spots because many aren't secure, recommending that shoppers make all online purchases from home.
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The federal government's collection of bulk data from the telephone calls of virtually every American stopped at midnight Saturday, ending a raging controversy that began two and a half years ago with disclosures about the secret program by whistleblower Edward Snowden, NBC News reported.
Beginning Sunday, if the government wants to check on a specific phone number in a potential terrorism case, a request must be made to the relevant telephone company for a check of its own data. The government will no longer retain the information.
Except in emergencies, the records can be obtained only with an individual order from a special federal intelligence court.
President Obama said in January that the bulk data collection would end, and Congress in June formally banned it but allowed for a six-month transition period that ended Saturday.
For now, the National Security Agency, which ran the massive government data collection program, will retain access to the data it collected before the program ended.
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