Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat urged gun owners to carry weapons at all times on Thursday, NBC News reported.
Attacks and unrest continued in Israel and the West Bank. Nearly 40 people were wounded in clashes in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday, the Red Crescent told NBC News.
"Given the current escalation [of violence] in the security situation, those with a licensed firearm who know what to do with it must go out with [their weapon]— it's an imperative," Barkat told Army Radio.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barred all Jewish and Arab lawmakers on Thursday from visiting Jerusalem’s Temple Mount to help curb recent street violence, a government official said.
A woman said she clung to a cross for five hours after getting trapped in floodwaters in South Carolina on Sunday.
Clara Gantt said she was heading to her church when she mistakenly drove into a sheet of water covering a road, she told NBC station WIS in Columbia.
Her car was swept from the road into a field near the church. She tried to call 911, but got no answer. Gantt was able to reach her family, she told WIS.
"I knew there was water out there, but I didn't know that it was going to stall me and it did," Gantt told the station.
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The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse.
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A San Diego man pleaded guilty Wednesday to shooting and killing his wife outside their marriage counselor’s office in Scripps Ranch. The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Jeremy Green, 40, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the June 6 slaying of his wife, Tressa Green, 37. Jeremy Green is accused of shooting Tressa in the parking lot of a business complex following a marriage counseling session he had suggested the couple attend together.
A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, teacher is facing disciplinary action after a special needs student was badly injured, causing outrage on social media. The 15-year-old girl, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was attending a class on Sept. 11. While her class was outside, the teen’s wheelchair fell off the curb of a sidewalk causing her to land face down on the ground. The girl suffered several abrasions to her face, arms and knees as well as a cut lip that required stitches. The girl’s father told the Bucks County Courier she missed three weeks of class due to her injuries.
A victim of the deadly shooting at an Oregon college who has been hailed as a hero for trying to save other students during the rampage has been released from hospital.
Chris Mintz, 30, left Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon, on Wednesday night, a friend who asked not to be named told NBC News.
Mintz, who served about 10 years in the Army, was shot in the back, abdomen and hands during a rampage by Christopher Harper-Mercer at Umpqua Community College on Oct. 1. Harper-Mercer, 26, killed nine people before shooting himself as responding officers arrived, according to police.
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UCLA students excited to attend welcome week got a surprise when a fraternity allegedly hosted a party called "Kanye Western" where students dressed up in do-rags and made a "mockery of black culture," students said Wednesday.
A push to overhaul criminal sentencing is prompting the early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners, including some whom prosecutors once described as threats to society, according to an Associated Press review of court records.
About 6,000 inmates are due to be freed from custody in the coming month, the result of changes made last year to guidelines that provide judges with recommended sentences for specific crimes. Federal officials say roughly 40,000 inmates could be eligible for reduced sentences in coming years.
Many of them are small-time drug dealers targeted by an approach to drug enforcement now condemned by many as overly harsh and expensive. But an AP analysis of nearly 100 court cases also identified defendants who carried semi-automatic weapons, had past convictions for robbery and other crimes, moved cocaine shipments across states, and participated in international heroin smuggling.
Supporters of lighter drug sentences say there's no evidence that longer punishment protects public safety. Studies show that inmates released early aren't more likely to reoffend than those who serve their entire sentences.
Still, the broad spectrum of defendants granted early release — including some about whom prosecutors not long ago raised dire warnings — underscores the complex decisions confronting the government as it pursues an overhaul of drug sentencing.
Britain is urging the European Union to speed the deportation of people who do not qualify for asylum as the EU struggles with its biggest refugee emergency in decades. The EU has rules in place for deporting those who do not qualify for asylum or residency but less than 40 percent of people are actually sent home.
Fiat Chrysler has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union, tThe Associated Press reported.
The new agreement means the automaker has avoided a strike at its U.S. plants.
The UAW announced the agreement after 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Details of the agreement weren’t immediately released. Local union leaders will vote on the tentative agreement Friday in Detroit.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes the big Pacific Rim trade accord backed by President Barack Obama.
The Democratic presidential candidate says in an interview with PBS there are too many "unanswered questions" about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. She says, "What I know about it as of today, I am not in favor."
Sen. Harry Reid, who used a flexible exercise band that caused him to suffer face, rib and eye injuries, is suing the company that markets the product.
The Senate minority leader from Nevada is seeking more than $50,000 in damages from Thera-Band maker Hygienic Intangible Property Holding Co., The Hygienic Corp. and Performance Health LLC.
The lawsuit states that the elastic resistive exercise band is "defective (and) unreasonably dangerous," for the elderly who might have trouble gripping it without handles It alleges negligence, liability and failure to warn consumers about "dangers that may result from the use or foreseeable misuse."
As a result of the injury, Reid, 75, said he has lost his vision after the accident.
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A pilot was hospitalized Wednesday when his single-engine plane made a hard landing in a backyard in Compton in southern Los Angeles, fire officials said.
The plane experienced engine failure and went down in the 1900 block of Reeves Street minutes after taking off from nearby Compton/Woodley Airport about 2:20 p.m., according to Compton Fire Department Interim Chief Brian Batiste.
"The pilot attempted to land the plane on Central Avenue but was unable to," Batiste said. Pilots have that discretion in case of an emergency, said Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The pilot was able to get out of the plane on his own before paramedics arrived and treated him at the scene for a deep laceration above the left eye, Batiste said. He was taken to a hospital for further treatment of the non-life-threatening injury.
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A suburban Chicago animal hospital is warning pet owners after a client reported pieces of hot dog injected with rat poison had been found on front lawns.
President Barack Obama has apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the U.S. air attack that hit the group's medical clinic in Afghanistan.
Obama spoke to the group's international president, Joanne Liu, on Wednesday.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama offered his condolences to the aid group's staff. He says Obama assured her that there would be a thorough and objective accounting of the facts.
Earnest says Obama told the group that the U.S, if necessary, would make changes so such incidents are less likely to happen.