• NBC News Dec 2, 2019

    Police Identify London Bridge Stabbing Victims

    Police have identified the two people who were fatally stabbed in a terror attack at the London Bridge on Friday afternoon, NBC News reports. In a statement by the Metropolitan Police Service on Sunday, officials identified the two victims as Jack Merritt, 25, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire and Saskia Jones, 23, of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Merritt and Jones were both graduates of...

  • Chicago Oct 7, 2019

    Organizer of Chicago's Pride Parade, Richard Pfeiffer, Passed Away at 70

    The coordinator of Chicago’s annual Pride Parade for more than 40 years has passed away.

  • NBC Oct 3, 2019

    Texas Woman Says Potential Employer Shamed Her Over Bikini Photo

    A Texas woman said she was shamed online by a potential employer who took a photo of her in a bikini from her Instagram account and shared it on the company’s page while warning other applicants that it was unprofessional, NBC News reports. Emily Clow, who according to her Twitter account lives in Austin, said she applied for a marketing...

  • teacher Sep 13, 2019

    Chicago Schools to Overhaul Handling of Sex Abuse Complaints

    Chicago Public Schools will overhaul how it handles sexual abuse complaints after a federal investigation found “tragic and inexcusable” problems following student complaints, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Oversight Announced After Scathing CPS Report Released

    A scathing report on how CPS handles sexual abuse complaints has led to a new agreement with the Department of Education ordering a second review of complaints and new oversight requirements. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern has the story. 

  • Attorney Jun 18, 2019

    Documents: 10th Suspect in David Ortiz Shooting Sold Phone to Ditch Evidence

    A man nicknamed “Bone” was ordered Monday to spend one year in preventive prison as Dominican authorities said they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the attempted killing of baseball great David Ortiz, who is recovering at a hospital in Boston. The hearing was closed to the public and officials did not release details, but according to...

  • director Jun 15, 2019

    10 Suspects Now in Custody in David Ortiz Shooting

    At least 10 people have been arrested in connection to what officials are investigating as a sophisticated plot to murder beloved retired Red Sox player David Ortiz, according to Dominican Republic National Police. On Thursday, Dominican authorities brought in five suspects from Wednesday along with a handful of additional suspects, including a woman. The nine were rushed to the court...

  • Illinois Jan 24, 2019

    Cold Case Squad Aims to Help Families of Missing People in Illinois

    Right now there are hundreds of people missing in Illinois–but a new support group is looking to help their families.

  • Jan 23, 2019

    Support Group Aims to Help Families of Missing People

    There are hundreds of people missing in Illinois, and now a new support group is aiming to help their families. NBC 5’s Regina Waldroup has the story on the cold case squad. 

  • Mexico Dec 18, 2018

    Tucson Panel Rejects Request to Remove Pancho Villa Statue

    A statue of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa will remain in downtown Tucson despite an effort by a conservative watchdog group to remove it. Members of the Public Art and Community Design Committee last week unanimously rejected a removal request by Washington, D.C.-based Judicial Watch, the Arizona Daily Star reported Sunday. The 14-foot (4-meter) bronze statue of Pancho Villa on a...

  • United States Jun 28, 2018

    Teen Soccer Players Trapped in Thai Cave; US Joins Search

    Twelve teenage soccer players and their coach remained trapped inside a Thai cave Thursday after entering the structure on Saturday, and a U.S. military team has joined the rescue search, NBC News reported. Along with the U.S., British cave experts have also stepped in to help the Thai navy seals look for the Thai soccer team in the Tham Luang...

  • judge Mar 22, 2018

    Cosby Wants Judge Ousted Over Wife's Sex-Assault Advocacy

    Bill Cosby’s lawyers are asking the judge in his upcoming sexual assault retrial to step aside, arguing he could be seen as biased because his wife is a social worker who’s described herself as an “advocate for assault victims.” Cosby’s lawyers said Thursday that some of Judge Steven O’Neill’s rulings, including his decision to let five additional accusers testify, could...

  • head Sep 14, 2017

    Long-Endangered Snow Leopard Upgraded to ‘Vulnerable' Status

    The elusive snow leopard — long considered an endangered species — has been upgraded to “vulnerable,” international conservationists said Thursday. But experts warned the new classification does not mean they are safe. The animals still face serious challenges including poaching and loss of prey in their high Himalayan habitat. “The species still faces ‘a high risk of extinction in the...

  • spokeswoman Apr 28, 2017

    Scientists Investigate Large Number of Humpback Whale Deaths

    Government scientists launched an investigation Thursday into an unusually large number of humpback whale deaths from North Carolina to Maine, the first such “unusual mortality event” declaration in a decade. Forty-one whales have died in the region in 2016 and so far in 2017, far exceeding the average of about 14 per year, said Deborah Fauquier, a veterinary medical officer...

  • security guard Dec 3, 2015

    ‘There's a Shooter at Work': Families React to Mass Shooting

    Luis Gutierrez could hear screaming while he was on a call with his wife who saw a gunman with a rifle as she and colleagues barricaded themselves on the third floor of the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino on Wednesday.

  • Mexico Oct 1, 2015

    Large Numbers of Guadalupe Fur Seals Dying Off in California

    Scientists are looking at ocean-warming trends to figure out why endangered Guadalupe fur seals are stranding themselves and dying in alarming numbers along the central California coast.

  • New York City Sep 28, 2015

    Banned Books Week Celebrates Freedom to Read Across the Nation

    At least once a year, Charles Brownstein receives a call complaining about the popular graphic novel “Watchmen.” As the executive director of CBLDF, Brownstein assists in about two dozen cases a year. When an attempt is made to ban a comic like “Watchmen,” he tries to settle the issue — whether it’s through educating the complainant or managing the legal...

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