Two U.S. servicemembers were among five people killed after a British military helicopter crashed in Kabul, Afghanistan, officials said Monday.
The helicopter was part of Operation Resolute Support and was deployed in a NATO mission, the British Defense Ministry earlier told NBC News.
Two British servicemembers and once French civilian contractor also died in the crash at mission headquarters, NATO said. Five other coalition personnel were hurt.
There are about 12,500 NATO personnel in the capital of Afghanistan to support and train Afghan security forces.
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Thousands gathered at the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Mojave, California, Saturday for the annual RiSE Festival. The hallmark of the festival is the simultaneous release of thousands of lanterns into the night sky. According to the organization's website, "RiSE elevates hope, ignites dreams, and creates memories you will never forget." Festival-goers wrote messages, prayers, dreams and resolutions on the lanterns before releasing them. Thousands of lanterns were released simultaneously, and people were able to continue releasing lanterns as the evening progressed. In keeping with the organization's commitment to sustainability, the lanterns are entirely biodegradable, according to the event website. Organizers planned to recover the lanterns after they landed.
Florida wildlife officials said there have been a record number of green sea turtle nests around the state this year. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission documented approximately 28,000 green sea turtle nests on 26 Florida beaches this year. Nearly 30 years ago, only 464 green turtle nests were recorded on these 26 beaches. The numbers have gradually increased over the years thanks to conservation efforts. In 2011, the count was 10,701 and in 2013, it was 25,553. The counts represent about 68 percent of green turtle nesting statewide. Loggerhead sea turtles, which are the most prevalent sea turtle species on Florida's shores, accounted for 52,647 nests on index beaches this year.
When the Democratic candidates for president take the stage for their first debate this week in Nevada, they'll do so in a state that serves as a reminder of why Hillary Rodham Clinton is the front-runner for the nomination. None of the other candidates Clinton will debate Tuesday night — former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, former Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chaffee and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb — have a campaign organization that can match Clinton's. All are largely afterthoughts in early preference polls.
California public schools will be barred from using the Redskins name for sports teams and mascots under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed. The legislation, AB30, will prevent public schools from using a term that American Indians regard as offensive, starting in 2017.
The United States was aware that Russia intended to intervene militarily in Syria before President Barack Obama met with Vladimir Putin, Obama said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.
In the interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Obama said the U.S. knew of Russia’s intentions “to provide military assistance that Assad was needing because they were nervous about a potential imminent collapse of the regime."
Russia began launching airstrikes in Syria on Sept. 30, saying the move is part of a campaign to wipe out ISIS.
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A football player at Albright College in Pennsylvania has been suspended from school and jailed on attempted homicide and other charges for allegedly stabbing a teammate with a corkscrew during a fight at a dormitory. The Reading Eagle reports 18-year-old Marquis Stewart, of Bethlehem, was arrested after the incident around 2 a.m. Sunday in Crowell Hall. The victim, another freshman football player, 18-year-old Dhameer Madison, of New Castle, Delaware, was taken to Reading Hospital where he was in stable condition. Police said the men fought after an earlier altercation that investigators didn't describe. At some point, Madison allegedly punched Stewart, who then grabbed a multi-tool device and used the corkscrew portion to stab Madison three times in the left rib cage.
The U.S. Supreme Court will announce this week whether it will hear a challenge to an Illinois law banning assault weapons.
Semi-automatic weapons are able to rapidly shoot a single round with one pull of the trigger. Larger capacity magazines reduce the need to reload often. The ban lists certain specific rifles including those resembling the AR-15 and AK-47 firearms.
If the court agrees to hear the case, it would cast a shadow over similar bans in seven states. But declining to take it up would boost efforts to impose such bans elsewhere, at a time of renewed interest in gun regulation after recent mass shootings.
Gun rights advocates are challenging a 2013 law passed in Highland Park, Illinois, that bans the sale, purchase, or possession of semi-automatic weapons that can hold more than 10 rounds in a single ammunition clip or magazine.
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A mother of a 3-year-old boy out celebrating her own birthday was shot and killed outside a Manhattan nightclub early Monday as she tried to hail a cab to go home, the woman's tearful parents told NBC 4 New York.
Police arrested a suspect in the attempted kidnapping and sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl who jumped out of a moving car in Bridgeport, Connecticut, last week to get away. Officers arrested New Haven resident Towanna Randall, 38, Saturday night on sexual assault and reckless endangerment charges. Bridgeport police said they found the teenage girl after responding to the corner of Boston and Palisade avenues in Bridgeport at 7:15 a.m. Oct. 5 to investigate reports of an attempted abduction. She was not hurt and told police she was walking to school on Boston Avenue when a charcoal-gray Toyota Corolla approached her and the driver lured her into the car, then attacked her, police said. The footage, which has aired on television news reports nationwide, shows what appears to be a teenage girl open the door of a moving four-door sedan and tumble out.
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Recent acts of violence between Israelis and Palestinians sparked by tensions at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s walled Old City have raised fears of a third intifada.
Four Israelis and 23 Palestinians have been killed, including a pregnant Palestinian mother and her 3-year old daughter who died Sunday when their house in the Gaza Strip collapsed after an Israeli air strike that allegedly targeted a Hamas weapons site. About 20 Israelis and over 500 Palestinians have been injured.
The violence has parents in particular terrified, fearing for their families.
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Five employees injured at a central Florida propane plant in 2013 are suing its owner, alleging that negligence and unsafe working conditions led to a series of explosions. The lawsuits claim Blue Rhino ignored safety training and concealed the dangers of tasks that released explosive and hazardous fumes. The State Fire Marshal's Office said the blast was caused by a forklift that sparked and ignited a cloud of propane vapor that had been bled from propane cylinders. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration found 26 safety violations. Blue Rhino told OSHA that employee misconduct was to blame for the blast. The Orlando Sentinel reports the five lawsuits all seek damages in excess of $15,000. A spokesman for Blue Rhino's parent company said he would not comment on pending litigation.
Runners tackle the Chicago Marathon for many reasons. One Chicago man ran the race not just for himself, but for his son, who never got to run the marathon he was training for. Roberto Garcia Jr. completed Sunday's race in memory of his son Lorenzo, who was only 12 years old when he was struck by a car and killed in July. According to Garcia's family, who was cheering him on during the race, Garcia and Lorenzo were running buddies. Lorenzo's family said the boy had run 25 days with his father and was training to someday run the Chicago Marathon himself. Despite his young age, Lorenzo earned 12 medals in more than 20 races before his death.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi said he would "welcome" Russian airstrikes alongside those by the U.S.-led coalition, NBC News reported.
The sentiment is being echoed by some Iraqi civilians, who say they are frustrated by the U.S.’s failure to defeat ISIS.
"I believe that [Russia] can do what the Americans could not," said Ali Hussein Al-Obaidi, a 42-year-old who owns a mini-supermarket in Baghdad.
As much as one-third of the country has been seized by ISIS, NBC News reported.
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One man was critically wounded when a fight between two men ended in a shooting near AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where the New England Patriots defeated the Dallas Cowboys hours earlier, according to Arlington police. The shooting happened at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday in Lot 10 outside the stadium. According to police, officers arrived to find a man in his 40s suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The suspected gunman was arrested without incident, but was taken to the hospital with a leg injury, police said. Police were working to find out what led to the fight. Alcohol was not ruled out as a factor, according to investigators. Witnesses said the two men were tailgating.