A 14-year-old girl in Wisconsin has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly cutting another teen’s throat, NBC News reported.
The attack happened in the town of New Richmond on Wednesday. The victim survived.
The attacker allegedly rode her bike to the 15-year-old victim’s house and broke bowls over her head, using the shards as knives.
According to court documents, the attacker told her victim she was a psychopath committing her first kill and that she would likely kill again. She allegedly asked the victim if she wanted to “die now” or “bleed out.”
The 14-year-old is being held in the county’s juvenile jail, according to police. NBC News is not identifying her because of her age.
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A Florida Panhandle woman has pleaded no-contest and accepted a 40-year prison sentence for killing her boyfriend and living in a house with his body for several days.
Authorities say 42-year-old Melissa Kristine Kennedy accepted the plea deal Thursday. She was arrested last October after Bay County sheriff's deputies found her in a truck outside the home where she had been caring for her 59-year-old boyfriend Clifford Lewis. Lewis had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
Authorities say Lewis was shot twice and his body was decomposing. Kennedy told investigators he had abused her for years.
A police officer in Windham, Maine, attempted to "pull over" two cows after they were reportedly menacing cars on Thursday afternoon.
In a video the police department posted on its Facebook page, Officer Ernest MacVane attempts to deal with the cows by asking them to "pull over."
The cows, however, continue walking down the road, leading the officer to call out to the cows and ask them to "stop resisting arrest."
A spokeswoman says a central Indiana couple won the $536 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn this month, but they've chosen to remain anonymous.
The couple's spokeswoman, Lauren Littlefield, attended a news conference Friday with Hoosier Lottery officials. Lottery director Sarah Taylor confirmed the couple purchased the sole winning ticket for the July 8 drawing.
Littlefield says the couple and their two children live just north of Indianapolis.
A North Carolina voting law was struck down Friday by a federal appeals court, finding that Republican lawmakers intentionally discriminated against African-Americans, NBC News reported.
According to the federal appeals court, the measure’s provisions "target African-Americans with almost surgical precision." The court found that African-American registration and turnout rates reached parity with those of whites by 2013.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, signed and championed the law, which imposed a voter ID requirement, cut early voting opportunities, eliminated same-day voter registration and banned voting from outside precincts.
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Donald Trump was vigorously tweeting the morning after Democrats finished their presidential nominating convention.
His targets? A few choice people who criticized him from the stage at the Democratic National Convention.
The Republican presidential nominee on Friday referred to former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, also a billionaire, as "Little Michael Bloomberg," who "never had the guts to run for president" and whose final term as mayor was "a disaster."
A massive drop of red, white and blue balloons capped off four days of Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia late Thursday night.
But once the balloons dropped and the delegates began to leave the arena, the arena operations crews -- used to normally transition the arena from Sixers to Flyers games -- armed with sharp points began cleaning up by popping the patriotic balloons.
Police say a Pennsylvania woman laced her baby's formula with a drug that helps heroin addicts kick the habit so he would sleep.
Allentown's The Morning Call reports 28-year-old Corinne Barndt told police she drugged her son's formula six or seven times with buprenorphine, a painkiller also used to wean addicts off heroin.
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The lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano vent has attracted thousands of visitors since it began oozing down in May and finally reached the ocean this week.
Keaka Hunter, a security guard patrolling the area, said about 2,000 people came to see the flow Monday night, hours before the lava entered the ocean for the first time in nearly three years. Previous days drew an average of about 1,000 people.
The U.S. Geological Survey is cautioning visitors about safety risks, which include flying debris and acidic plume containing fine volcanic particles that can irritate the eyes, skin and lungs. The new land may also be unstable because it's built on unconsolidated lava fragments and sand, which can easily be eroded by surf.
The Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula had a seagull problem that was solved by turning to some of nature's most intimidating "bouncers."
Joe Roy III and his birds of prey specialize in getting rid of the large seagull populations using non-lethal methods.
He flies his birds, including an 18-year-old hawk, around the resort just as the sun comes up as a part of his typical day. This keeps the gull population away, intimidated by the fearsome bird of prey.
He describes his birds as the bouncers of the resort, making sure the gulls recognize that the area as unfriendly and dangerous.
Roy has been practicing falconry since he was 9 years old.
"Falconry is an art form. I don't know anything about zen, but it's a self-perfecting art," he said.
Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across the country.
Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a total of 18 new charges against three employees from the Department of Environmental Quality and three from the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to the misconduct in office charges, there were willful neglect of duty and various conspiracy counts.
Under the leadership of a state-appointed emergency manager, officials in April 2014 began using the Flint River as Flint's water supply. State officials did not require that the river water be treated for corrosion, and lead from aging pipes and fixtures leached into Flint homes and businesses.
The computers of the House Democratic campaign committee have been hacked, an intrusion that investigators say resembles the recent cyber breach of the Democratic National Committee for which the Russian government is the leading suspect.
The digital break-in at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which the organization acknowledged Friday, added another layer of mystery to the hacking of Democratic Party information that has been revealed in the heat of this year's presidential and congressional elections.
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A Minnesota prosecutor said Friday that he won't step aside but will add a special prosecutor to his team while deciding whether to charge a police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist whose girlfriend recorded the immediate aftermath of the shooting in a live video on Facebook.
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said he was elected to uphold the law and intends to do so when investigating the July 6 death of Philando Castile. But he said he will "incorporate" a special prosecutor into his team to enhance trust in the results.
Choi named former U.S. Department of Justice attorney Don Lewis, who is black, to that role.
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Calls have increased for Republican nominee Donald Trump to be denied national security briefings offered to presidential nominees of major political parties after his entreaty to Russian hackers to find Hillary Clinton's deleted e-mails, NBC News reported.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he hopes the untrustworthy Trump is given "fake intelligence briefings." Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island sent a letter to President Barack Obama saying Trump "is unfit to receive sensitive intelligence" and asks that he "withhold" Trump's expected intelligence briefing.
The national security briefings are "a courtesy," at the discretion of the president and not required by law, according to David Priess, the author of "The President's Book of Secrets." But, Priess noted, if a candidate divulges classified information, there could be legal repercussions but the political repercussions would probably be far worse.
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First daughter Malia Obama was spotted at Lollapalooza Thursday. Photos and videos posted on social media showed President Barack Obama's eldest daughter taking in the Cashmere Cat show at the festival.