A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor. Christine Hallquist is challenging Republican Governor Phil Scott.
Two women accused in the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after a Malaysian judge found evidence they participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill, extending their murder trial until next year.
Indonesia's Siti Aisyah and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong are accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face in an airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13, 2017. They face the death penalty if convicted.
Videos recorded right before a pedestrian bridge collapsed near Florida International University earlier this year show a construction crew using a jack to tighten the rods that ran through a concrete support truss — work that might have caused the walkway to fall down, NBC News reported.
The dramatic collapse on March 15 killed six people — five vehicle occupants and a bridge worker — and injured eight others.
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The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama.
It was a rare admission of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter late Tuesday that she had been wrong earlier that day when she told reporters that Obama created only 195,000 jobs for African-Americans during his tenure compared with Trump's 700,000 new jobs in just two years.
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It has a funny name, but it’s targeting a serious problem. San Francisco is rolling out the "Poop Patrol."
Next month, two city crews will begin patrolling and cleaning the parts of San Francisco that generate the most complaints about human and pet waste on sidewalks. The Department of Public Works says it’s going to concentrate on the area between Van Ness Avenue and the bay, with particular attention to Polk Street and the Tenderloin area.
The development comes after a NBC Bay Area investigation detailed an alarming amount of trash, drug needles and feces scattered across the city. The report centered around a 153-block survey of downtown San Francisco, revealing trash on every block, 100 needles and more than 300 piles of feces along the 20-mile stretch of streets and sidewalks.
If you've ever wanted to know more about your furry family member and where they came from, a dog DNA testing kit could help.
When Amanda Olafsoon of Massachusetts adopted her dog Luna, she knew that the pooch was a mix of Australian Cattle Dog and a small terrier, but felt that her "unique" looking dog could have other breeds in her bloodline.
"We had never seen a dog that looked like her and we wanted to see what she was made of," Olafsoon said.
The case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is in the hands of a jury. Lawyers for both sides made their closing arguments Wednesday after the defense rested without calling a single witness....
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump is revoking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance. Brennan has been a prominent critic...
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Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.
In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation's first transgender nominee for governor. Minnesota Democrats backed a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. And in Connecticut, the party nominated a candidate who could become the first black woman from the state to serve in Congress.
Still, Democrats in Minnesota also backed a national party leader who is facing accusations of domestic violence. He has denied the allegations, yet they threaten to undercut enthusiasm in his state and beyond.
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U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as declines in tech shares and Macy's dampened investor sentiment. Equities also followed overseas stocks lower.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 136 points, while the S&P 500 declined 0.8 percent. The Nasdaq Composite pulled back 1.2 percent. The Dow and Nasdaq briefly broke below their 50-day moving averages.
The major indexes trimmed losses late in the day after CNBC reported that the White House is preparing to expand rules favoring American products in government projects.
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A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one allegation about him sexually abusing a boy.
A federal judge was arrested at his Miami-Dade home Tuesday after he allegedly pointed a gun at the mother of his son and tried to run away from officers.
Judge Timothy Robert Maher, 51, was arrested later Tuesday on charges including aggravated assault with a firearm, child abuse causing no great bodily harm and resisting an officer without violence, according to an arrest report.
Maher denied the accusations, which he said in court Wednesday were "horrifically embarrassing." He told the judge he didn't have a gun on him on Tuesday, as the woman alleged.
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A day after the six-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are heading back to class — and to heightened security measures, including controlled access card readers and new camera systems.
All the students wore lanyards with IDs around their necks as they walked past a heavy police presence Wednesday morning. Volunteers greeted them with German shepherds, and a helicopter hovered overhead as a throng of media watched from across the street.
Samantha Deitsch, 15, said she's grateful for the changes, but "there's literally no place that I am every day that I feel 100 percent safe and the thought doesn't go through my head that someone could come in with a gun."
The Food and Drug Administration has recalled certain drugs in recent days, one out of precaution and one due to possible contamination, and the warning has served as a reminder of a drug market that's increasingly outsourced to other countries, NBC News reported.
Recent recalls include blood pressure drug Valsartan and thyroid medications Levothyroxine and Liothyronine. The FDA said some Valsartan batches around the world have been contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing chemical. No product sold in the U.S. has been found to be contaminated, but the generic versions could have the potential to generate the chemical. Still, the danger only lies in lifetime exposure and patients can continue taking the drug until they confirm its unaffected or they switch to an alternative.
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Los Angeles police are investigating a bizarre trespassing case that came to light after video surfaced of a man climbing a wall at the Los Angeles Zoo and slapping the backside of a hippopotamus.
The video was shared on social media last week. That's when zoo officials first learned of the guest's unusual actions and reported the case to Los Angeles police.
"It is never acceptable for a guest to enter the habitat of any animal at the zoo, excluding our staff-supervised animal encounters," the zoo said in a statement.