The mother of the U.S. ambassador killed in the 2012 attack in Benghazi has asked that Donald Trump and the Republican Party to stop the "opportunistic and cynical" use of her son's name and death.
"As Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens's mother, I am writing to object to any mention of his name and death in Benghazi, Libya, by Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican Party," Stevens' mother, Mary Commanday, wrote in a letter published in The New York Times online Saturday.
Trump, in a speech accepting his party's nomination Thursday, referred to the four victims of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, who he claimed were "left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers" by Clinton, who was Secretary of State at the time, NBC News reported.
"I know for certain that Chris would not have wanted his name or memory used in that connection. I hope that there will be an immediate and permanent stop to this opportunistic and cynical use by the campaign," she added.
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The chief financial officer of the Democratic National Committee apologized Saturday for the "insensitive" contents of an email leaked by the website WikiLeaks, which appears to refer to Bernie Sanders but does not name him directly.
The internal email, one of more than 19,000 emails released Friday, showed Brad Marshall questioning Sanders' Jewish faith, and suggested that painting the candidate as an atheist "could make several points difference" with his "Southern Baptist peeps [who] would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist."
In a Facebook post Saturday, Marshall said the emails were written in the heat of the moment.
"I deeply regret that my insensitive, emotional emails would cause embarrassment to the DNC, the chairwoman, and all of the staffers who worked hard to make the primary a fair and open process," Marshall said. "The comments expressed do not reflect my beliefs nor do they reflect the beliefs of the DNC and its employees. I apologize to those I offended."
NBC News reached out to the DNC Saturday but did not receive a response.
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The autistic man who was the intended target of a police bullet is suffering from emotional distress, not eating and traumatized following the shooting of his caretaker.
Arnaldo Rios' mother, Gladys Soto, said during a Saturday news conference that she is worried about the safety of her son, who wandered back to the site of the Monday shooting a day later, threw himself on the ground and shouted: "I hate the police, I hate the police," The Miami Herald reported Saturday.
A man who walked for five months from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean finished his trek Saturday in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ben Davis started his walk as a personal goal but along the way became an inspiration to people. Davis left from Los Angeles, California, on February 27 with a budget of $40 a day and a stroller packed with supplies. A real life Forrest Gump of sorts — his reasoning was simple. He could, so why not?
One person was killed after a car crashed into a Virginia home Friday afternoon, Prince William County police said.
The driver crashed into a garage attached to a home in the 13200 block of Catharpin Valley Drive in Gainesville, officials said. Responding firefightes arrived to find the car and residence fully engulfed in flames.
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A 43-year-old man was crushed to death by a freight elevator Saturday in Manhattan, police said.
The man apparently was loading merchandise into the elevator at about 5:45 p.m. when it started to ascend and pinned him to the ceiling, investigators said.
A new movement is emerging among Republican candidates and officeholders, contrasting the liberal-dominated Black Lives Matters movement, according to NBC News.
“Blue Lives Matter” has already become a rallying cry for some conservatives. The recent shootings of police officers, particularly the in Dallas, have pushed conservatives to insist there is a war on police officers.
The implication that Americans are overly hostile to law enforcement is the latest illustration of the debate over race, policing and criminal justice, as Trump’s popularity rises and the end of Barack Obama’s presidency comes to an end.
A group of GOP House members say they will push for a so-called "Blue Lives Matter" bill in September that would make the intentional shooting of a police officer a hate crime. Some liberal groups argue such a provision is unnecessary since many states impose additional penalties on those who kill police officers.
According to a 2013 Gallup survey, 68 percent of Republicans viewed police officers as having “high” or “very high” standards of ethics, compared to just 44 percent of Democrats.
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An experimental solar-powered airplane took off from Cairo for Abu Dhabi early Sunday on the last leg of its globe-circling voyage, mission organizers said.
The Mission Control Center tweeted that the Solar Impulse 2 is expected to land in Abu Dhabi after a 48-hour flight. Mission Control said it had identified a weather window that could allow the plane to overcome the challenging high temperatures across Saudi Arabia.
A witness to the shooting spree in Munich, Germany, recalled scenes of terror and panic Saturday as a memorial grew outside the shopping center where the rampage took place, NBC News reported.
Huseyin Bayri, 29, who was at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum when the 18-year-old gunman opened fire Friday evening, told reporters that he held a teen who was shot and comforted him as the victim succumbed to his wounds. Bayri said he was thinking he could be next as the shooter approached.
Bayri said he’s haunted by the boy’s final words: "I can't get those words out of my head: 'Please help me, please help me.'"
The witness said he heard the shooter yell “I will kill you all” and “I am German” before the first shots rang out.
The rampage paralyzed Munich, as police conducted a manhunt for what was initially believed to be multiple gunmen. Police later said the shooter acted alone. The gunman shot himself in the head when police made contact with him, according to authorities.
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A shooting at a Texas apartment complex on Saturday left four people dead including the suspected shooter, police said.
Bastrop Police Det. Vicky Steffanic said at a news briefing that the dead were one man, two women and a child.
Another child was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, she said.
"The shooter is among the dead and there is no further threat to the public," Steffanic said.
Support for migrants is so central to Pope Francis' vision for the church that he has made welcoming them a potential test for those seeking entry to Heaven on Judgment Day.
The pontiff's advocacy for refugee rights faces a diplomatic test Wednesday when he begins a five-day visit to Poland, where a populist government has slammed the door on most asylum-seekers.
The U.S. psychologist who wrote a book about school shootings that investigators found in the Munich gunman's room says researching other mass killers can be a warning sign since young gunmen often are looking for role models — but it's just one of many possible indicators.
Peter Langman, author of two books about school shootings, told The Associated Press by telephone from Allentown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, that juvenile killers "more frequently study other shooters."
A woman has been charged in the death of her toddler last month in central Pennsylvania.
Authorities in York County said 3-year-old Isabel Godfrey died June 8 at York Hospital after being found unresponsive in her Thomasville home.
The county coroner's office said the child died of multiple injuries but declined to release details. Northern York County Regional Police said last month that she had numerous bruises and several deep bite marks on her torso.
Suicide bombings in the capital of Afghanistan Saturday killed at least 80 people and injured more than 230, many of whom were taking part in a political demonstration, authorities said.
The blasts occurred in Dehmazamg Square near the Kabul Zoo on the main road to Parliament, Health Ministry spokesperson Ismail Kawosi told NBC News.
Three suicide bombers worked in tandem in the attacks, according to the Ministry of the Interior. While one bomb was detonated, a second bomb exploded prematurely and a third bomber was shot dead by police.
The protesters, mostly ethnic minority Hazaras, were marching to demand that their impoverished home province be included in a major new electricity line, according to The Associated Press.
A branch of the terror group ISIS claimed responsibility, according to NBC News consultant Flashpoint Intelligence. That claim has not been verified.
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The Miami Police Department said two adults are dead and a child was injured in a shooting on Saturday.
Police responded to reports of multiple people found shot. A male and a female were confirmed dead, while a 7-year-old child sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
No other details were made available.