The Chicago Police officer who shot and killed 19-year-old Quintonio Legrier in December 2015 filed a lawsuit Friday against LeGrier’s family's estate.
Officer Robert Rialmo says LeGrier assaulted him before any shots were fired, and claims that the accidental shooting death of 55-year-old neighbor Bettie Jones is LeGrier’s fault, not his.
According to his attorney Joel Brodsky, Rialmo is seeking $50,000 for physical and emotional trauma, and $10 million in punitive damages.
Rialmo’s lawsuit is a counter-claim attached to the wrongful death suit originally filed against the city by LeGrier's father, Antonio LeGrier, Brodsky says.
The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went ahead with the launch just two hours after an eight-day window opened early Sunday, and a month after the country's fourth nuclear test. He ignored an appeal from China, its neighbor and important ally, not to proceed, and, in another slap to Beijing, he chose the eve of the Chinese New Year, the country's most important holiday.
Marco Rubio was roundly criticized by insiders for his debate performance Saturday night, but he was back on the New Hampshire campaign trail Sunday trying to regain some momentum.
"This is the first primary in the country that's going to get to answer the question, 'What happens next to America,'" Rubio said.
It was game on for Rubio on Super Bowl Sunday. At a Watch party for the game, he wasted no time acknowledging Saturday night's debate and the searing criticism.
"People think it's a bad thing. I'm going to keep saying it over and over again, Barack Obama is trying to change America," he said.
With many discovered cases of Zika virus and three deaths in Colombia, NBC News reports that many people are afraid of traveling.
The owner of Keka's Travel Agency in Miami, which specializes in travel to Central and South America, said 20 percent of the trips they booked have been canceled.
"They are canceling because they are afraid of becoming infected," said owner Maria Angelica Morales.
Anaís Rodríguez, who lives in Miami and is 2 months pregnant, said she's taking a lot of precautions. She wears pants and sweaters or long-sleeved shirts every day, even when it's 80 degrees outside.
Last week, she found a mosquito in her bathroom and didn't waste time killing it. "I put a plug in the bathtub drain in case any mosquitoes are able to breed in the water that is there," Rodriguez said.
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Jeb Bush and Chris Christie are looking to build momentum Tuesday, hoping to win over undecided New Hampshire primary voters and surprise pollsters with a strong finish.
With just two days to go, some voters still hadn't made a decision Sunday.
Both candidates are hoping to sway those undecided voters to their sides. Part of their plans are to attack the front runners.
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A man who fled from a deputy in Canyon Country, California, after allegedly trying to steal a car was found stuck in a storm drain on Saturday, officials said. The man fled and the deputy chased after him, only to find him stuck in a storm drain in the 2700 block of Walnut Springs Avenue. The suspect, identified as Josue Fernandez, was extricated out of the drain by firefighters, officials said. Fernandez was arrested and booked at a nearby jail.
Less than a year after opening an onsite hotel, Legoland has filed plans for a lakeside resort with 166 single-story duplex units, a pool, two ponds and a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse.
The Lakeland Ledger reports that Merlin Entertainments Group, corporate owner of Legoland, calls it ``Project Oasis'' in plans submitted to the Southwest Florida Water Management District for a Statewide Environmental Resource Permit.
Merlin filed 15 pages of documents to the district's Brooksville office Dec. 7.
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has apologized for implying that younger women have chosen to support Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton because they want to meet men, NBC News reported.
"In a case of talk-show Interruptus, I misspoke on the Bill Maher show recently, and apologize for what's been misinterpreted as implying young women aren't serious in their politics,” she said in a statement posted on Facebook.
On the Friday edition of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the host asked why so many young women were not supporting Clinton during her bid for presidency. Steinem replied that young women were thinking “’Where are the boys?’ The boys are with Bernie.”
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Hillary Clinton called for “action now” to fight the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, in a speech she made to a packed congregation in the city, NBC News reported.
Clinton, who stepped away from the campaign trail in New Hampshire to visit Flint, called on Congress to pass a $200 million bill to replace the city’s water infrastructure.
"This has to be a national priority," Clinton said at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church. "What happened in Flint is immoral. The children of Flint are just as precious as the children of any part of America."
Clinton promised residents she would return to the city and not to be discouraged. With the DNC sanctioning an additional debate in Flint for March 6, Clinton will be back in the city two days before the Michigan primary.
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The first couple sat down with CBS News' Gayle King to discuss what Super Bowl Sunday is like when you live in the White House and the president makes a prediction on who will win the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
The Spanish interior ministry said seven people involved in an international cell were arrested in Spain Sunday for supplying firearms and cash to terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, NBC News reported.
Five Spanish nationals of Syrian, Jordanian and Moroccan origin, and two foreigners of Syrian and Moroccan origin were among those arrested. All have links to ISIS and the Al Nusra Front, according to the Spanish interior ministry.
The group operated as a “business complex,” which allowed it to send supplies unsuspected from ports under the guise as humanitarian aid. The leader also encouraged women be recruited to be sent to Syria to marry ISIS fighters.
Officials began investigating the group in 2014.
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A former court clerk who pleaded guilty to embezzlement must pay back more than $1 million, at $600 a month, a Mississippi judge has ruled.
"We can all do the math," Pike County Circuit Court Judge David Strong told Greta Dubuclet Patterson, 46. "We all understand that $600 a month is not going to get you to a million anytime soon."
It would take more than 141 years at that rate, The Enterprise-Journal reported. But Strong told the former McComb court clerk on Friday that if she misses a payment, she'll go to prison or a restitution center, where she would live and be driven to and from work.
Human remains and plane parts were found in Southern California on Sunday after a midair collision between two small planes launched a search for survivors Friday. The search was still to continue Monday. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said that human remains and plane parts were found two miles outside of the LA and Long Beach Port in LA County waters. The Coast Guard suspended its search-and-rescue operation resumed the search Sunday for two men and a woman who were missing since the Friday collision.
Two men were shot to death and four others injured during a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi on Sunday, NBC News reported.
The shooting took place Sunday afternoon shortly after the 86th annual St. Paul’s Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian, on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.
Police said a motive for the shooting remained unclear. Officials said a black man was seen feeling the area with a handgun. No suspects have been taken into custody.
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