Maria Chamberlain

  • Los Angeles Nov 6, 2019

    Fans Say Farewell to Legendary Puerto Rican Astrologer

    Walter Mercado lay in his coffin Wednesday wearing a velvet suit that ranged in color from his favorite violet to dark blue as a teary woman stood nearby, transfixed by a screen that showed pictures of the legendary Puerto Rican astrologer surrounded by friends, family and his dog, Runo. She was among the dozens of admirers who stopped by a...

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2019

    Russia Calls US Move to Protect Syrian Oil ‘Banditry’

    Russia’s Defense Ministry on Saturday harshly criticized the United States decision to send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to protect oil fields, calling it “banditry.” U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has said the move is aimed at keeping the fields from potentially falling into the hands of Islamic State militants. The decision was the latest sign that...

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2019

    US Pulling Out of Northern Syria; Full Withdrawal Possible

    The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey’s invasion could fuel a broader war. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out “as safely and quickly as possible.” He did not...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2019

    WH: American Troops to Pull Out of Syria for Turkey

    The White House says Turkey will soon move troops into northern Syria as U.S. troops withdraw. Kurdish fighters who remain in the region to help the U.S. push ISIS out of Syria are calling the move a betrayal. The Turkish government regards the Kurds as terrorists, raising fears about their fate.

  • France Oct 4, 2019

    Paris Police Attack: No Suggestion of Terrorism

    The French government says there is nothing to suggest the police employee who stabbed four colleagues to death at Paris police headquarters was radicalized. Government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye said Friday on France Info that Paris prosecutors have decided to open a murder investigation on facts “which are not falling under terrorism at this stage of the investigation.” French media said...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Oct 3, 2019

    3 Police, 1 Assistant Dead After Knife Attack in Paris

    An IT worker at a police headquarters in Paris went on a knife attack, killing three officers and an administrative assistant on Thursday.

  • Mexico Sep 28, 2019

    Legendary Mexican Crooner José José Dies From Cancer

    Mexican crooner José José, the elegant dresser who moved audiences to tears with melancholic love ballads and was known as the “Prince of Song,” has died at the age of 71. Mexican artists’ association ANDI confirmed the death in a Twitter post on Saturday. Multiple media outlets said the singer had died of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in South...

  • Bahamas Sep 3, 2019

    How to Help the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

    In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, nonprofit agencies are rushing to deal with the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas. Dorian, the strongest storm on record to hit the Bahamas, caused catastrophic flooding and the death toll on the islands is expected to rise. If you are looking for ways you can help, take a look at the list of...

  • NBC Sep 4, 2019

    US Woman Arrested After Trying to Smuggle a 6-Day-Old Baby in Hand Luggage

    An American woman was arrested in the Philippines on Wednesday for attempting to smuggle a 6-day-old baby onto a U.S.-bound flight, authorities said. Jennifer Erin Talbot attempted to smuggle a baby out of Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, according Marlon Toledo of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). An investigation is underway. Talbot was arrested after attempting to hide...

  • United States Aug 8, 2019

    Forest Fire Prevention Icon Smokey Bear Is Turning 75

    There will be 75 candles on his birthday cake and Smokey Bear still hopes none of them start a forest fire. The icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S. is being honored with birthday parties around the country this week, a celebration that includes a social media campaign to share his safety message. “My friends at the...

  • Europe Jul 24, 2019

    New Threat to Fire-Damaged Notre Dame Cathedral: Heat Wave

    The chief architect of France’s historic monuments says he’s afraid that the heat wave sweeping Europe could cause the vaulted ceilings of fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral to collapse. Dozens of sensors dotted around the 12th-century monument have shown no indication that it’s deteriorating, but architect Philippe Villeneuve is worried. Villeneuve told reporters Wednesday the stone walls are still saturated with...

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2019

    Trump Postpones Nationwide Immigration Enforcement Sweep

    President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers two weeks to work out solutions for the southern border. The move came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump on Friday asking him to call off the raids. But three administration officials said scrapping...

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2019

    Trump Postpones Nationwide Immigration Enforcement Sweep

    President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers two weeks to work out solutions for the southern border. The move came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump on Friday asking him to call off the raids. But three administration officials said scrapping...

  • United States Jun 7, 2019

    Winning Ticket for $530M Mega Millions Jackpot Bought in California

    The winning ticket for Friday’s drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot, the seventh largest jackpot in the lottery game’s history, was bought in California, according to a press release. The winning numbers were: 17, 19, 27, 40, 68 and the Mega Ball was 2. The $530 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years. A winner who...

  • United States Jun 4, 2019

    No Winner for $475M Mega Millions Jackpot; Next Drawing Friday

    Mega Millions is now worth more than a half-billion dollars. No tickets matched the winning numbers Tuesday night for the $475 million Mega Millions jackpot, the seventh largest prize in the lottery game’s history. The numbers were: 25, 37, 46, 48, 68 and the Mega Ball, 25. The jackpot now jumps to at least $530 million for the next drawing...

  • United States Jun 4, 2019

    No Winner for $475M Mega Millions Jackpot; Next Drawing Friday

    Mega Millions is now worth more than a half-billion dollars. No tickets matched the winning numbers Tuesday night for the $475 million Mega Millions jackpot, the seventh largest prize in the lottery game’s history. The numbers were: 25, 37, 46, 48, 68 and the Mega Ball, 25. The jackpot now jumps to at least $530 million for the next drawing...

  • NBC May 10, 2019

    Women in Viral Pittsburgh Marathon Photo Encouraged Each Other to Finish the Race

    A heartwarming photo capturing the moment that the final two runners crossed the finish line of the Pittsburgh Marathon hand-in-hand, has gone viral and sparked conversations about sportsmanship and camaraderie. Laura Mazur and Jessica Robertson had never met before they reached the mile 14 marker at the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5. Mazur, 37, of New Bremen, Ohio, was running...

  • facebook Mar 31, 2019

    Comedian Leads Ukraine Presidential Vote, Runoff in 3 Weeks

    Early results in Ukraine’s presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience with a sizable lead over 38 rivals but far from a first-round victory, while the incumbent president and a former prime minister were close contenders to advance to the runoff. The strong showing of Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Sunday’s voting appeared to reflect Ukrainians’ desire for new blood...

  • NBC Mar 10, 2019

    Jaguar Attacks Woman Who Allegedly Crossed Arizona Zoo Barrier for a Selfie

    A woman was attacked by a jaguar as she allegedly tried to take a selfie outside the big cat’s enclosure at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park in Arizona, authorities said. Rural Metro Fire Department crews said the woman, who was not publicly identified and is in her 30s, was attempting to take a selfie near the fence of...

  • NBC Mar 11, 2019

    Injured Visitor Apologizes to Zoo After Jaguar Attack

    A visitor clawed by a jaguar during a zoo visit has apologized to the Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium & Safari Park in Arizona, according to the zoo. A woman sustained wounds from a jaguar after she tried to cross barriers separating the big cat and visitors for a selfie.

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