In his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he "got it wrong" when handling the Ray Rice controversy and promised to do better in the future.
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Police are executing two search warrants in Albemarle County, Virginia in connection with a person of interest in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student.
Eighteen-year-old Hannah Graham has been missing for nearly a week. Charlottesville police say at least one tip in the case led officers to the report of a suspicious vehicle parked at a Hessian Hills Way apartment, about 10 minutes from the University of Virginia campus.
Police said they received information on the vehicle as a result of releasing information on a person of interest in the case.
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A 46-year-old plumber was arrested on homicide charges after police say he picked up a steel gym bar at a Bally's Total Fitness, attacking another club member by striking him on the head "several times," before dropping the piece of equipment and leaving the scene.
South San Francisco Sgt. Tom Neary told NBC Bay Area that Kenneth Osako got angry at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the gym at 180 El Camino Real then picked up a steel bar, "like a lat pull-down bar," and struck the other gym member.
The United Kingdom remained intact Friday after 55.3 percent of Scottish voters rejected independence in a record-breaking national referendum, NBC News reported. The final tally had 'No' with 2,001,926 votes (55.3 percent) while 'Yes' garnered 1,616,989 votes (44.7 percent). More than 84 percent of registered voters turned out. Meanwhile, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron vowed early Friday to draft laws as soon as January giving Scotland's regional parliament more say over tax, spending and welfare. He also promised to grant a "new and fair settlement" for the other three nations in the U.K. Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announced his resignation as first minister after the defeat, The Associated Press reported.
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Police are looking for the operators of two drones that flew dangerously close to planes preparing to land at LaGuardia Airport in July, according to a published report.
President Barack Obama on Friday called on young men to help protect women from sexual assaults on college campuses while announcing a new nationwide public awareness campaign, NBC News reported. “The issue of violence against women is now in the news every day. We started to, I think, get a better picture of what domestic violence is all about,” Obama said in introducing "It’s on Us" campaign. The White House said the campaign will enlist celebrities to get the youth involved. The problem of violence against women has received renewed attention since the NFL has been forced to confront a number of domestic abuse cases.
A federal jury unanimously found former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland guilty on all seven counts in a campaign finance conspiracy scheme.
Rowland was convicted of conspiring with Brian Foley, the husband of 2012 congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on her campaign. His lead attorney said Friday afternoon that Rowland plans to appeal the verdict.
Rowland's family cried as the jury exited the courtroom. Jurors also seemed emotional as they left.
Rowland, who also served in the House of Representatives, has been found guilty of one count of conspiracy, two counts of falsification of records, one count of false statements, one count of false statements, two counts of illegal campaign contributions.
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A huge turnout is expected for a march through Manhattan Sunday aimed at drawing attention to climate change ahead of a United Nations summit on the issue.
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A northern New Jersey high school teacher who was accused of sexually assaulting three 15-year-old male students is now being accused of assaulting two more students, authorities say.
A three-day curfew has begun in Sierra Leone on Friday to enable volunteers to search house-to-house for Ebola victims in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease, NBC News reported. UNICEF said the measure provides an opportunity to tell people how to protect themselves, but some experts have warned that such a strategy could backfire, especially if there are not enough beds at treatment centers. Meanwhile, six people have been arrested in the killings of eight people in Guinea who had been trying to educate locals on the risks of Ebola, a government spokesman said.
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A Florida man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself, The Associated Press reported. Don Spirit, 51, killed his adult daughter and her six children before committing suicide, a county sheriff said at a news conference. The children were between the ages of 3 months and 10 years old. According to an online story in 2003 by the Orlando Sentinel, Spirit had served time over the fatal shooting of his 8-year-old son, Kyle, in a 2001 hunting accident.
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Shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba opened at $92.70 a share on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, in the biggest initial public offering in history. The company raised almost $22 billion in an initial public offering that will make it one of the most valuable companies in the world. More than 100 million shares were traded within the first 10 minutes of Alibaba's market debut.
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A 79-year-old ice cream entrepreneur was crushed when a security gate fell on him at his Bronx store Friday morning, police say.