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Police said Tuesday that a body found in a plastic bag along the Brooklyn shoreline this week was "obviously" the victim of a homicide — and that the man's feet were coated in cement.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the man whose body was found in a bag near Sheepshead Bay at Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach on Monday morning also had his hands bound behind his back.
"This individual was wrapped in plastic bags and his arms were tied behind him and his feet were submerged in concrete," Boyce said. "Obviously a homicide."
Zika virus is going to start spreading in the United States and the country's not ready for it, experts said Tuesday.
It probably won't spread much — most areas in the U.S. don't have the right conditions for widespread transmission of the virus — but even a little is too much, the officials said, according to NBC News.
"We have nothing at the national level other than advice from the CDC and most states do not even coordinate their programs at the county level very well," said Scott Weaver, of the University of Texas Medical Branch, at a news conference at the end of a meeting of Zika experts in Atlanta.
Once mosquito season starts, the U.S. could have small, local outbreaks.
"Very likely we will," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a separate briefing at the Pan American Health Organization's headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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The relationship between the San Francisco 49ers and the City of Santa Clara continues to sour.
The team on Tuesday announced it has filed for arbitration in an ongoing rent dispute with the Santa Clara Stadium Authority.
The 49ers want the city to slash the rent for Levi's Stadium.
Republican Ted Cruz launched a blistering attack on rival Donald Trump as voters cast ballots in Indiana on Tuesday, calling him "amoral" and likening him to a fictitious character he described as "a braggadocios, arrogant buffoon."
The attack came in response to Trump repeating unsubstantiated claims that Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, was acquainted with John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
"The whole thing is ridiculous," Trump said on Fox & Friends Tuesday. "Right prior to his being shot, and nobody brings it up. They don't even talk about that."
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Minnesota police have released more logs of 911 calls about Prince, including a 2011 tip from a woman who said she was concerned about his "cocaine habits," NBC News reports. According to the log, Prince advised the woman "last year in Germany that he cannot control his habit and she was advised to report it."
The name of the caller was not released and the Carver County Sheriff's Office noted since the information was a year old and there was no indication the singer was "in immediate danger," the incident was marked as closed.
Federal law enforcement officials told NBC News that prescription painkillers were found on Prince and and in his home at the time of his death on April 21, though it's unknown if they played a role in his death.
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In Indiana, where the latest poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders within striking distance of Hillary Clinton in the primary on Tuesday, Kristen Callihan will not even contemplate a general election without the Vermont senator as the Democratic candidate.
Callihan, a 44-year-old freelance writer from Michigan City, Indiana, likes his honesty and integrity, that he is not a flip-flopper, and that he was fighting for civil rights in the 1960s. She says she is no fan of Sanders’ opponent, Hillary Clinton, nor of Republican Donald Trump.
"(Sanders) is going to win," she said. "That’s all I’m thinking about."
But can Indiana provide enough of a boost to Sanders, badly behind in the delegate count as he is? If he were to lose, would his supporters back Clinton?
Prosecutors announced Tuesday morning that there is potential for a superceding indictment against Martin Shkreli, including securities fraud.
The prosecutor said the new charges would be related to existing allegations that Shkreli and co-defendant Evan Greebel defrauded Retrophin and that no new individuals would be added to the case, NBC News reported.
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Deputies were posted outside the church where the funeral for six of the eight family members killed in rural southern Ohio was being held Tuesday as authorities continue chasing leads on the slayings.
The service at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth is the last of three funerals for the victims.
Seven adults and a 16-year-old boy from the Rhoden family were found dead April 22 at four homes scattered across a few miles of countryside near Piketon, about 80 miles east of Cincinnati. All eight were shot in the head, some had other gunshot wounds and bruising, and none of the deaths appeared self-inflicted, authorities said. Three young children were unharmed.
Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed unsubstantiated claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz's father has links to President John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
In a telephone interview broadcast by Fox News on Tuesday, Trump cited a National Enquirer story that claimed Rafael Cruz appeared in a 1963 photo in New Orleans with Oswald and others as Oswald distributed pro-Cuba leaflets. The Cruz campaign immediately denounced the claims as "garbage" and Trump offered no proof beyond citing the supermarket tabloid.
"His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being, you know, shot," Trump said. "Nobody even brings it up, I mean they don't even talk about that. That was reported and nobody talks about it."
A group of pediatricians with offices in several states recommends that parents let their babies as young as 2 months old cry themselves to sleep — advice that other doctors say could be dangerous.
The practice, known as "extinction," was highlighted in an article in The Wall Street Journal on Monday. As part of sleep training, which encourages an infant to sleep through the night, this approach directs parents to let their baby cry it out and resist the temptation to console the little one after bedtime.
Some pediatricians recommend it for infants who are 4-6 months old, but Tribeca Pediatrics — which has offices in New York, New Jersey and California — says it's more effective in babies who are as young as 2 months.
Dr. Deborah Gilboa, a Pittsburgh-area family physician told "Today" she didn't recommended trying this approach.
"To be left to cry it out for 20 minutes, half an hour, or an hour at a time, causes trauma at that age," Gilboa said.
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CRF Frozen Foods said Monday it's expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables after several people have become sick with listeria infections.
Eight people have been sickened by the strain of listeria since September 13, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday afternoon. Two of those people died, though listeria infection was not listed as the cause of death in either case.
The initial recall issued on April 23 included 15 frozen vegetable items, but the expanded recall covers 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands, including Trader Joe's, Emerald Farms, Safeway Kitchens and Parade.
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Attorneys for former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield fired back Tuesday against allegations that the NFL star raped a disabled woman, calling the charges "absolutely ridiculous" and saying Stubblefield's accuser was motivated by money.
Stubblefield, 45, joined his legal team for a press conference in San Jose the day after charges were filed. He faces five felony counts in connection with the 2015 encounter, which unfolded at his then-home in Morgan Hill.
The alleged victim had visited the property to interview for a baby-sitting job. Prosecutors have called the woman developmentally disabled, but Stubblefield's attorneys insisted she is of sound mind.
The U.N. Security Council responded to an upsurge in deadly attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, unanimously adopting a resolution Tuesday demanding that all parties to conflicts protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.
The resolution urges all countries to bring those responsible for such attacks to justice, something that has rarely happened.
The U.N.'s most powerful body expressed deep concern that the number of attacks is increasing despite obligations under international law that combatants protect medical staff and facilities as well as the sick or wounded.
A Turkish parliamentary committee has approved a contentious ruling-party proposal to strip legislators of their immunity from prosecution despite punches being thrown and water bottles hurled during the debate.
The proposed constitutional amendment, which could pave the way for the trial of several pro-Kurdish legislators on terror-related charges and their possible ouster from parliament, was cleared by the committee late on Monday.
Pro-Kurdish party lawmakers walked out of the meeting following the brawl, which left one person with a dislocated shoulder and a second with a bloodied nose.
A Virginia man who spent a decade in prison after pleading guilty to a New York City slaying over 50 years ago was cleared of the crime Monday.
At the request of a prosecutor, a judge vacated the conviction of 81-year-old Paul Gatling for the 1963 shooting death of Lawrence Rothbort. In doing so, the judge apologized and Gatling hugged his crying ex-wife and a friend.
"There's a lot of water gone under the bridge, but the bridge is still standing," Gatling said after the court proceeding.
The prosecutor asked that the conviction be vacated after Gatling, a retired landscaper, asked the prosecutor's Conviction Review Unit to look into his case.