Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick triggered controversy by relating the deportation of thousands of undocumented children who have crossed the border in recent months to the Holocaust, New England Cable News...
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick triggered controversy by relating the deportation of thousands of undocumented children who have crossed the border in recent months to the Holocaust, New England Cable News reported. "My inclination is to remember what happened when a ship full of Jewish children tried to come to the United States in 1939 and the United States turned them away, and many of them went to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps," he said.
A Massachusetts teen accused of raping and murdering his teacher last year was indicted Wednesday on new charges in a different assault, New England Cable News reported. Prosecutors say Philip Chism, 15, assaulted a 29-year-old female staff member at the Metro Youth Services facility in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Chism previously pleaded not guilty to raping and murdering his teacher, Colleen Ritzer, at Danvers High school in October of 2013.
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The adult sister of the Detroit boy who was missing for 11 and found in his basement says her father is being depicted unfairly. "My father would never do anything to hurt his kids. He just wants the best for us,” she told NBC's Detroit affiliate WDIV. The boy told investigators that his father struck him in the chest with a PVC pipe, according to papers released Saturday. Earlier, WDIV reported that the boy may have feared punishment when he interrupted a strict exercise routine imposed by his father. The stepmother, who reportedly told him to hide in the basement during the time he was missing, was released from jail Saturday and has been charged with parole violation, unrelated to charges regarding Bothuell.
As the U.S. weighs its response to the seizure of key Iraq cities by Islamist militants, eyes have turned to Iran which wields enormous influence over its neighbor. Secretary of State John Kerry signaled a shift in attitude towards Iran earlier this week, recognizing that Iran could play a crucial role in helping to quell Iraq’s violence. However, there are significant hurdles to overcome before Iran’s diplomatic reputation can change from meddler to mediator. Click through for more analysis. Read »
Her predecessor was one of the most controversial figures in Washington, but Sylvia Matthews Burwell has had smooth sailing so far. The Senate easily confirmed Burwell on Thursday to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services, the administration official charged with implementing the highly charged new health care law. The vote was 78-17. The previous secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, faced months of calls for her resignation before finally stepping down in April.
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A New Jersey pharmacist arrested by the FBI last year on apparent drug-related charges admitted Thursday he was actually trying to produce ricin and other toxins for use as weapons. Jordan Gonzalez, 34, who also had an apartment in in Manhattan, admitted he was plotting to develop toxic weapons and had ordered many of the ingredients online. In court Thursday, he also admitted he was trying to acquire guns and body armor.
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday cancelled a planned visit Chibok, the town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram, NBC News reported. What would have been his first visit to Chibok since the girl's were abducted last month was called off because of security fears, the senior source told Reuters. Chibok is deep in the Boko Haram heartland of Borno State, where state security forces have little control.
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Colorado lawmakers have voted to create a financial system for the marijuana industry Wednesday to give pot businesses a way to access banking services, The Associated Press reported. Pot shop owners deal in large amounts of cash, making them targets for criminals. The plan is to move the industry into a banking system and consequently away from unlawful activities.
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One year later, the attorney of Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who held three girls captive for 10 years, including his daughter said his desire for her to live a normal life is what convinced him to...
One year later, the attorney of Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who held three girls captive for 10 years, including his daughter said his desire for her to live a normal life is what convinced him to release the girls. "It wasn't going well any longer. His daughter was at an age that she should not be in the house anymore," attorney Craig Weintraub said. According to his exclusive interview with NBC affiliate WKYC in Cleveland, his love for the girl was so strong that he dismissed thoughts of killing the women because of how it might affect his daughter.
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Amanda Knox denied the latest accusations by an Italian court that she slit her roommate's throat in 2007 saying there is no evidence showing she was at the scene of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher's murder,...
Amanda Knox denied the latest accusations by an Italian court that she slit her roommate's throat in 2007, saying there is no evidence showing she was at the scene of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher's murder, NBC News reported. "I did not kill my friend. I did not wield a knife. I had no reason to," Knox said in an interview Thursday with CNN. Knox also said she didn't have a fight with Kercher before her death.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has become embroiled in scandal after admitting to reporters that he smoked crack cocaine in one of his "drunken stupors." The Toronto City Council has stripped most of his powers...