Former San Francisco 49’ers and Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald was indicted on Wednesday on one count of rape and on one count of violating a restraining order by a Santa Clara County Grand Jury, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
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One of Mei Xiang's tiny newborn panda cubs has died, the National Zoo announced.
The smaller of the two giant panda cubs died shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, the zoo said. The National Zoo will hold a press conference on the heartbreaking news at 4 p.m.
Zoo officials said the larger cub appears to be strong and robust. He or she is behaving normally and is with mother Mei Xiang.
"I'm never eating Oreos again," Trump said, before adding that he would consider it if he could find some that were made in the U.S.
Trump's claim is partly true.
Oreo's parent company Mondelez International Inc. said last month that it decided to invest $130 million in building four new production lines at a plant in Mexico, which will replace nine older production lines at its Chicago plant.
That will mean the number of jobs at the Chicago plant will go from about 1,200 to about 600, said Laurie Guzzinati, a Mondelez representative. But the plant in Chicago will remain open.
U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday from six consecutive days of declines, with the major averages having their best day since 2011, CNBC reported. The Dow closed up 619 points for a nearly 4 percent surge. It was the index's third-biggest point gain ever, NBC News reported. The broader S&P 500 closed out of correction territory and the tech-heavy NASDAQ closed on the edge of correction, which is defined as 10 percent below its high for the year. Experts said the rally came amid cooling fears about China's economy and on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve might not raise interest rates next month, NBC News reported.
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One of the three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris has arrived in California.
Sacramento's KCRA-TV showed Anthony Sadler walking off a commercial plane at Sacramento International Airport, accompanied by his parents.
Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has been formally sentenced to life in prison.
Judge Carlos Samour Jr. had no other option after a split jury decided the sentence earlier this month. A death sentence required a unanimous jury verdict.
Samour sentenced Holmes Wednesday after two days of testimony from about 100 survivors of the 2012 massacre. Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 by firing upon a midnight movie showing of a Batman film.
Aleksander Skarlatos, one of three Americans who subdued a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, will be awarded one of the U.S. Army's highest honors.
Senior Army leaders say Skarlatos, a member of the Oregon National Guard, will get the Soldiers Medal — the Army's highest award for acts of heroism not involving actual conflict with the enemy.
Skarlatos was traveling from Amsterdam when the gunman emerged from a train lavatory carrying an AK-47 and a Lugar pistol. After hearing the sound of gunfire, Skarlatos called on other passengers to act, then charged the gunman, helped wrestle his firearms away and helped knock him unconscious with his own rifle.
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An internal government investigation has found that federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a blowout from a Colorado mine, documents released Wednesday show.
Investigators concluded the federal Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators underestimated how much water pressure had built up inside the inactive mine before a government cleanup crew triggered the release, according to the documents released by the EPA.
The agency previously offered only impartial information on events leading to the spill.
The Aug. 5 spill involved 3 million gallons of waste from the idled Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, unleashing a torrent of toxic water that fouled rivers in three states.
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Families of victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks are calling for the remains housed under the World Trade Center to be moved amid reports of possible leaks in a slurry wall that keeps the waters of the Hudson River from flowing into the complex.
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A registered nurse posted a video of her therapy dog, JJ, caring for a hospice patient, in a display of affection that has been shared more than 240,000 times on Facebook.
"What we do is absolutely touching, but the depth of the response to the video is amazing, as well as heart-warming," Tracy Calhoun, a nurse and JJ's handler, told NBC affiliate King5.
JJ's Facebook page, where status updates are written from the dog's perspective, said the woman in the now viral video has "very few people visit her."
A New Jersey woman whose image became an iconic snapshot of the moments following the 9/11 attack on New York City has died.
Two women are facing charges after they got in a fight while preparing to get off of a plane that had landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport Wednesday morning, authorities say.
Two American servicemen who disarmed a suspected terrorist on a Paris-bound train are "heroes, plain and simple," a U.S. Air Force commander said Wednesday.
Airman Spencer Stone, who is recovering from injuries in Germany, was stabbed as he overpowered the armed attacker but will return to service in a few months, his unit commander, Lt. Col. Richard Smith, said.
Asked by reporters if Stone was known as "Captain America" in his unit, Smith replied that he had "never heard" that nickname being used.
"He is good-natured, has a good heart about him," Smith said. "The leadership team here, we know him just because he is a larger than life presence in the room. I have never heard 'Captain America' [but] I think we would all agree if you were looking for a nickname that's a good one. It sounds like a proper nickname for him."
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wrangled with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos over his immigration policies in an extended — and occasionally personal — exchange, leading to the journalist's temporary removal during a news conference in Iowa Tuesday night.
In an interview on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday Trump said Ramos was "totally out of line last night" and that he was "ranting and raving like a madman."
Ramos, the Miami-based anchor and journalist for the prominent Spanish-language network, was ejected from the event after attempting to engage with the GOP front-runner as he recognized another reporter.
“Sit down, you weren’t called,” Trump told him. “Go back to Univision.”
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Wednesday, Aug. 26 marks National Dog Day, an unofficial holiday founded in 2004 by lifestyle expert, author and animal advocate Colleen Page to bring attention to dogs in need of adoption.