A Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of a transgender woman who was found fatally shot in a Tampa park last week, NBC News reported.
Keith Gaillard, 18, of Tampa, turned himself in to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and was charged Tuesday with one count each of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a "violent career criminal," the sheriff's office said.
India Clarke, 25, formerly Samuel Clarke, was found dead at around 8:45 a.m. on July 21. She suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, the sheriff's office said.
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A Connecticut pet shop owner from New York is facing animal cruelty charges for failing to properly care for at least three animals, leading to the deaths of two, according to the Department of Agriculture.
Matthew Flores asked his mailman for junk mail to read since he had no books at home or money for a bus fare to the library.
After the mailman's plea went viral, the 12-year-old boy received hundreds of books.
"A young man was standing here reading junk mail and asked me if I had any extra," Ron Lynch told NBC News.
Flores has a passion for reading and asked Lynch for junk mail so he would have anytime of literature to read.
"I like using my imagination. It's super fun and it's interesting plus it gets you smarter," Flores told NBC News.
Two people were killed when a small plane plummeted to the ground and burst into flames outside Milwaukee's Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport Wednesday evening.
Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan, who heads the seabed search, said searchers' drift modeling indicated that debris could have floated to the island from where they believed the missing plane crashed 1,800 kilometers (1,100 miles) southwest of Australia.
The family of Samuel DuBose, the Cincinnati man shot and killed during a traffic stop, is calling for peace following the release of the body camera video that captured the moment when DuBose was killed.
DuBose family attorney Mark O'Mara called for a "peaceful and nonaggressive" response from the community after University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted on murder charges.
The white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot the unarmed black man during a traffic stop has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor announced Wednesday, saying the cop "purposely" killed the motorist and "should never have been a police officer," according to NBC News.
In announcing the murder charge against officer Ray Tensing, Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters lambasted the cop over the death of Dubose, 43, saying the fatal shooting was "the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make."
Dubose was pulled over July 19 for having a missing front license plate.
A man has been fatally shot in Chicago nearly three years after he was released from prison, having spent 17 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit.
Alprentiss Nash, 40, was fatally shot in the chest Tuesday afternoon in the 1600 block of West Van Buren on the Near West Side, according to his attorney and police.
Police said Nash was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was later pronounced dead.
Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.
There's a new food crazy that is kicking Cronuts to the curb: the Milky Bun.
"When [customers] tried the Milky Bun for the first time, that's when the wild fire started," Scott Ngheim, co-found of Afters Ice Cream in Los Angeles, said. "We did not expect the scale of how large everything went."
Ngheim and his partner Andy Nguyen put a new twist to classic sweets: stuffing homemade ice cream inside a warm glazed donut.
When Ngheim and Nguyen started the ice cream shop, they knew the frozen dessert wouldn't be enough.
"We needed something more in order to get people really excited," said Nguyen. The two said they "tried anything and everything" that could hold ice cream, including shells, waffles and breads.
Donald Trump said he'd "love" to have former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as a member of his cabinet if he is elected president.
Asked on Sarah Palin's Mama Grizz Radio's "The Palin Update with Kevin Scholla" whether he'd include Palin in his administration, Trump responded "I'd love that."
"She really is somebody that knows what's happening. She's a special person, she's really a special person," he said. "She's got a following that's unbelievable."
Trump said he's always admired the former Alaska governor's talent for taking criticism in stride.
"One of things I most admire so much about her is that she took so much nonsense, lies, disgusting lies," he said. "And she handles it so well. She's tough and smart and just a great woman."
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The Afghan government announced Wednesday that longtime Taliban leader Mullah Omar was dead.
"I can confirm that Mullah Omar is dead," the spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security Abdul Hassib Sediqi told NBC News. "According to our intelligence Mullah Omar has died in a hospital in Pakistan a couple years ago."
Rumors have circulated for years that the leader of the militant group that ruled Afghanistan until being toppled by U.S.-backed forces in 2001 had died.
Afghan intelligence officials told NBC News earlier that the government came to the conclusion Omar had died about two years earlier during a high-level national security meeting Wednesday morning.
The government had sufficient information to conclude that Omar died of hepatitis B about two years ago, and his death was kept secret to keep the group together, a second intelligence source told NBC News.
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Apple has patented an earbud design that experts say should help keep the product in your ears.
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Officials said the 4-year-old boy was watching cartoons on the iPad while he waited for his mother when the thief ripped the device out of his hands and ran out the store. The boy wasn't injured. Witnesses said the teen suspect was about 5-foot-6 with a thin build. His hair was shaved on the side with twists on top and he was wearing a purple shirt with "INVS" written on the front.
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Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department is calling a concerning "unusual increase" in cases.
The American dentist who hunted and killed a well-known lion
named Cecil in Zimbabwe may have jeopardized the livelihood of 10 cubs in the animal's family, experts told NBC News.
"Because lions have such complicated social lives, when one male from a coalition of males is killed, that can destabilize the whole coalition," said Professor David MacDonald, whose team at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, have been tracking Cecil by GPS since 2008.
This cascade could lead to "the deaths of his brothers and the overthrow of his weakened coalition, and subsequently the death of his cubs," said MacDonald, who is the founding director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at the university.
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