• NBC October 25, 2018 1:17 pm

    Megyn Kelly Fires Agent After Blackface Criticism: Source

    Megyn Kelly fired her agent Wednesday after news leaked that the NBC News star might be relinquishing her daytime show, a source directly familiar with the situation told NBC News. The source said Kelly parted ways with her agent Matt DelPiano, of Creative Artists Agency, the executive who negotiated her stratospheric $23 million-a-year deal for three years with NBC News....

  • Donald Trump October 2, 2018 12:15 pm

    Trump Car Emissions Rule Would Cause More Illnesses, Deaths, Study Finds

    An official environmental analysis by the government found that as many as 299 premature deaths annually by mid-century would be the result of President Donald Trump’s weakening of pollution and fuel-efficiency standards for new cars, NBC News reported. Additionally, the proposed change in standards, which rolled out in August, would cost Americans nearly 17,000 days of work a year, due...

  • United States October 1, 2018 12:14 pm

    Cancer Researchers James P. Allison, Tasuku Honjo Win Nobel Prize in Medicine

    The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to two researchers from the United States and Japan for advances in discovering how the body’s immune system can fight off the scourge of cancer. The 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize will be shared by James Allison of the University of Texas Austin and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University. Their parallel work concerned...

  • California September 28, 2018 10:11 pm

    As a Teen, Kavanaugh Was Never a Legal Drinker in Maryland

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has readily acknowledged that he often drank beer during his prep school days and made a point in his congressional testimony that seniors could buy beer legally in Maryland at the age of 18....
    But Kavanaugh was never a legal drinker in that state when he was a high schooler — he was still 17 when...

  • NBC News September 6, 2018 12:03 pm

    Trump Administration Hyped Terror Threat From Refugees: Former Officials

    Former officials say the Trump administration dismissed an intelligence assessment last year that showed refugees did not present a significant threat to the U.S., NBC News reported. Hard-liners in the administration, which has consistently sought to exaggerate the potential security threat posed by refugees, then issued their own report this year that several former officials and rights groups say misstates...

  • United States September 3, 2018 1:16 pm

    Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Marijuana to the Test

    Despite anecdotal and historical accounts of pot’s painkilling properties, scientific evidence that it works better than traditional painkillers is hard to come by. But Dr. Jeffrey Chen, director of UCLA’s Cannabis Research Initiative, wants to change that, NBC News reported. The United States classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug with no medical use, like heroin and cocaine. And as...

  • United States August 24, 2018 11:31 am

    Trump Administration Intentionally Slowing FBI Vetting of Refugees, Ex-Officials Say

    The FBI has dramatically slowed the pace of security reviews for refugees in recent months, which former Trump administration officials and human rights advocates say is part of an intentional bid by White House hardliners to restrict the number of refugees allowed in the United States, NBC News reported. The administration has overloaded the FBI and other government agencies with...

  • United States August 23, 2018 11:27 am

    US, China Raise Tariffs in New Round of Trade Dispute

    The United States and China imposed more tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other’s automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday in an escalation of a battle over Beijing’s technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth. The increases came as envoys met in Washington for their first high-level talks in two months. They gave no...

  • United States August 21, 2018 2:38 am

    Pope: No Effort Spared to Fight Abuse, But Offers No Details

    Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in any effort...

  • President August 14, 2018 11:33 am

    Turkey's Erdogan Vows US Boycott, But Diplomats Resume Talks

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods amid a diplomatic spat that has helped trigger a Turkish currency crisis. Showing no signs of backing down in a standoff with the United States, Erdogan suggested that Turkey would stop procuring U.S.-made iPhones and buy Korean Samsung or Turkish-made Vestel instead. He said, “If they have...

  • United States July 28, 2018 12:44 am

    Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century on Display

    A lunar eclipse was on display across Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The “blood moon” event lasted about four hours.

  • United States July 28, 2018 12:44 am

    World Gazes at Total Lunar Eclipse, Longest of This Century

    Curiosity and awe have greeted a complete lunar eclipse, the longest one of this century and visible in much of the world....
    The so-called “blood moon,” when it turns a deep red, was visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth’s shadow on the moon....
    The total...

  • United States July 26, 2018 11:30 am

    US Wasted $15 Billion in Afghanistan in Past 11 Years: Watchdog

    The watchdog charged with tracking government spending in Afghanistan says the United States has wasted $15.5 billion there over 11 years, NBC News reported. The figure is its first estimate of the total amount of money wasted there, but they say that figure is likely “only a portion.” In response to a request from three congressman in 2017, the Special...

  • mayor July 23, 2018 3:52 pm

    Gunman Killed After Shooting 13 People, 2 Fatally, in Toronto

    A gunman who opened fire on a busy street in Toronto was killed Sunday night. The shooter killed two people and injured 13 others.

  • mayor July 25, 2018 3:15 am

    2 Killed, 13 Hurt When Gunman Opens Fire on Toronto Eateries

    A man whose family said he suffered from psychosis and depression fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neighborhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others in an attack that has shaken the confidence of many in the normally safe city. Authorities on Monday evening identified the suspect as Faisal Hussain,...

  • NBC News July 17, 2018 7:53 pm

    Man Who Sheriff Called a Possible Serial Killer Is Arrested After Manhunt in Houston Area

    Sheriff’s deputies in Houston, acting on a tip, arrested a suspected serial killer Tuesday linked to the deaths of three people. The caller spotted a Nissan Sentra that authorities had earlier said was being driven by Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, wanted in connection to three killings since Friday. The Harris County sheriff’s office was notified and a deputy attempted to...

  • Chairman July 12, 2018 12:02 pm

    Papa John's Founder Resigns as Chairman Following Admission of Racial Remark

    After admitting to using a racial slur in a May conference call, John Schnatter resigned Wednesday night from his position as Chairman of the Board of Papa John’s, the company said in a press release. In a written statement published to their website, Papa John’s said the company would move to appoint a new chairman in the coming weeks. The...

  • Donald Trump June 22, 2018 11:45 am

    Comedian Tom Arnold Tweets Photo With Michael Cohen, Says He ‘Has All the Tapes'

    Comedian Tom Arnold, who’s working on a show with Vice that features him searching for unflattering video of President Donald Trump, tweeted a photo of himself with the president’s embattled personal attorney, Michael Cohen, NBC News reported. Cohen retweeted the photo, which had a simple caption: “I love New York.” He referred a request for comment to Arnold, who told...

  • judge June 4, 2018 11:47 am

    Inquiry Begins Into Deadly London Grenfell Tower Fire That Killed More Than 70

    An inquiry into the fire that tore through London’s Grenfell Tower high-rise almost a year ago, killing 72 people, began evidence hearings Monday with a lawyer vowing it would address the “overwhelming question: Why?” The judge-led inquiry, which is expected to last about 18 months, aims to find the causes of Britain’s deadliest fire in decades and to prevent future...

  • NBC News May 26, 2018 12:57 pm

    Morgan Freeman Apologizes Again, Says He ‘Did Not Assault Women'

    Actor Morgan Freeman apologized again on Friday after he was accused of harassment and inappropriate behavior by eight women, NBC News reported. “I did not create unsafe work environments,” the actor said in a statement. “I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.”...

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