A former New Jersey corrections officer has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman who was detained in a cell under his supervision.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said in a statement Friday that Shawn Shaw, of Newark, faces a sentence of up to life in prison on the charge of depriving the victim of her rights and up to 20 years on an obstructing justice charge.
Officials say that in December 2010 Shaw, who was an Essex County Correctional officer, was the only guard on duty in the female unit.
More than 130 people were still trapped Sunday morning in the wreckage of a Taiwan apartment building that collapsed during a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Tainan the day before, officials said, NBC News reported.
At daybreak Sunday, the Central Emergency Operation Center in Taipei said 18 people had been killed and another 505 injured during the quake that struck southeast of Tainan just before 4 a.m. local time Saturday (3 p.m. Friday ET).
A total of 132 people are believed trapped in the collapsed building.
Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te said Sunday morning that there are still an estimated 103 people trapped deeper beneath the 16-story residential building Weiguan Jinlong.
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Investigators scoured the site of a fatal crane collapse for clues Saturday, removing the built-in computer that is believed to have tracked the movements of the 15-story rig in the moments surrounding its fall onto a Lower Manhattan street. Officials warned it would take weeks and perhaps even months to determine what caused the construction crane to plummet as it was being lowered to safety in a snow squall on Friday. A Harvard-educated Wall Street worker was killed and three others, including a firefighter, were injured, officials said.
Parents of kindergartners at a Southern California elementary school were stunned to learn a stranger planned to pay for their children's college tuition. Fullerton lawyer Marty Burbank and his wife offered to pay the college tuition of 26 kindergarten students at Rio Vista Elementary School. Burbank said he considered buying himself a boat, but decided to give the children the guarantee of an education instead.
Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals vigorously challenging his readiness to be president and depth of his expertise as they sought to salvage their own White House hopes.
Sen. Ted Cruz, fresh off his victory in the Iowa caucuses, also came under withering criticism for controversial political tactics, with rivals disparaging him for having "Washington ethics" and being willing to test the campaign's legal limits.
Carly Fiorina told a crowd of supporters on Saturday morning that "the game is rigged," assailing ABC News for not inviting her onto Saturday's GOP debate stage because of her low polling numbers nationally, NBC News reported.
"Sorry, I thought votes counted in elections. Sorry, I thought delegates counted in elections," Fiorina said during a campaign town hall in Goffstown, adding that she "will go all the way to Cleveland," referencing the site of the Republican National Convention this summer.
ABC News announced on Thursday that Fiorina - who is garnering roughly two percent of support, nationally, in polling averages - was not invited to participate in the final debate before Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO called ABC the "Anybody But Carly" network.
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Authorities on Saturday called off the search for survivors of a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles. A small debris field was located after a plane was reported down about 3:14 p.m. near the Point Fermin Lighthouse, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The discovery was part of a large-scale search for two men and a woman that was suspended Saturday morning. "The rescue operation has transitioned to a recovery operation," according to a statement Saturday from the Coast Guard. The LA County Sheriff's Department plans to conduct diving and sonar searches to located wreckage, according to the statement.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright slammed Bernie Sanders on Saturday, expressing concerns over the Democratic presidential contender's "lack of knowledge" about foreign policy.
"I've been very concerned about his lack of knowledge," Albright said, citing his answer to a question about which country poses the biggest threat to the U.S. right now.
"We have to have a president that is ready on Day 1 to deal with problems," she told NBC News in an exclusive interview. "I have never seen such a complicated international situation, and we can't afford learning on the job."
Water Defense, the anti-fracking and safe-water activist group headed by actor Mark Ruffalo, collected samples from Oscar and Elizabeth Brown's Flint, Michigan, home last weekend and brought them to an independent lab in Cincinnati for analysis.
The results, which the group shared with NBC News, show that the water coming out of the kitchen faucet, where a filter was installed after state officials finally confirmed the lead crisis this fall, didn't contain any of the heavy metal.
But a sample of the water from the bathtub, which is unfiltered, contained 16 parts per billion, higher than the threshold of 15 ppb that federal regulators say is the point at which a water system must take action to protect public health.
"I'm over it. I really just want to leave," said Denettra Brown, who is Oscar and Elizabeth's great-granddaughter and lives in the house with her 3-year-old son, Dana, who is suffering from unexplained health problems.
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A 21-year-old male student at Cornell University from New York City has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault at a fraternity house.
Wolfgang Ballinger faces felony charges of attempted rape, criminal sexual assault, and sex abuse, all felonies. He was arraigned Thursday evening in Ithaca City Court and sent to Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.
The alleged assault reportedly occurred around 2 a.m. last Sunday. Following the incident, the Ithaca chapter of Psi Upsilon was suspended, according to a statement on the fraternity's website.
The girlfriend in the “modern-day Bonnie and Clyde” duo is being held on a bond worth more than $1 million, NBC News reported.
Brittany Nicole Harper was taken into custody early Friday in Escambia County, Florida, after a confrontation with police. She is charged with robbery, home invasion robbery, false imprisonment and grand theft auto.
Officers shot and killed her boyfriend, Blake Edward Fitzgerald, in the shootout, after he used her as a human shield when police opened fire, according to officials.
Authorities say the two went on a multi-state crime spree that may have started a week ago. They are suspected of multiple kidnappings and robberies.
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Federal authorities have arrested a Michigan man they say is an ISIS supporter who wanted to carry out an attack on a 6,000-member Detroit church, NBC News reported.
Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, of Dearborn Heights, allegedly had guns and a large knife and told an undercover FBI agent that he "tried to shoot up a church one day."
"I bought a bunch of bullets. I practiced reloading and unloading," he said in an online conversation, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court.
Investigators did not specify which church Abu-Rayyan allegedly was eyeing but the FBI had been monitoring him for months because of his "increasingly violent threats" about committing acts of terror and martyrdom against churchgoers and police officers on behalf of ISIS.
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The six family members whose bodies were found inside a Southwest Side Chicago home Thursday were identified Saturday by the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The victims are 62-year-old Noe Martinez Sr., 58-year-old Rosaura Martinez, 38-year-old Noe Martinez Jr., 32-year-old Maria Herminia Martinez, 13-year-old Leonardo Cruz, and 10-year-old Alexis Cruz. The cause of death for all six victims was ruled a homicide.
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The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached.
Concussions scrambling the brains of current and former players.
Fantasy football under siege.
Poor officiating. Ugly football.
A commissioner still not fully trusted by the players and public to handle it all.
And yet, with the 50th edition of the NFL's title-game extravaganza on tap Sunday, the league has never looked in better shape.
For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl.
That's the lowest price of a ticket to the big game on Sunday, according to an executive from the online ticket marketplace StubHub.