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Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally. A number of sites in Texas and elsewhere are being considered as detention facilities for many of the more than 57,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the U.S. since October.
A Norwalk, Connecticut, man faces charges after his 12-year-old son allegedly crashed the family car into a neighbor's house.
Police say 45-year-old Giuseppe Manugus allowed the boy to get behind the wheel Saturday.
He told authorities he was teaching his son to drive and instructed him to back down the driveway and then pull the car forward. They say the 12-year-old instead lost control of the vehicle, backed across the street and crashed into the home.
A man was shot Thursday morning in Lehigh County when a Pennsylvania State Constable tried to serve him with a warrant over unpaid parking tickets.
The constable told the district attorney he felt his life was in danger as he tried to serve 38-year-old Kevin McCullers.
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Homicide detectives are questioning two men in connection with a carjacking that ended with the running down of a crowd of five people along a Philadelphia street. Three children, all siblings, who were in the group were killed.
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British researchers conducted an experiment that suggested that fist bumps are a cleaner way for people to greet each other, The Associated Press reported. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. The full results of the study were published online Monday in the American Journal of Infection Control.
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More anti-Semitic messages were found Monday in South Florida, this time at a synagogue.
The District of Columbia has filed a court motion to keep its gun ban, until an appeal can be filed or new licensing can begin.
Last weekend, a federal judge ruled the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home was unconstitutional.
In a 19-page ruling made public Saturday, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin concluded that the Second Amendment gives people the right to carry a gun outside the home for self-defense.
A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive
for the deadly Ebola virus, a charitable organization working in the county said on Sunday, NBC News reported. The latest victim is Nancy Writebol, who was helping a joint Serving In Mission/Samaritan's Purse team in Liberia to help treat victims of the deadly disease at a Case Management Center in Monrovia, according to a statement from Samaritan’s Purse. Meanwhile, Dr. Kent Brantly,
33, an American earlier infected with the disease was receiving intensive treatment Sunday and was in stable condition.
The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight Monday morning, The Associated Press reported. The council urged Israel and Hamas "to accept and fully implement" the truce that would allow for the delivery of urgently needed assistance. The 20-day war has killed more than 1,030 Palestinians, mainly civilians, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
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A tow truck driver who had just repossessed a car was shot and killed in the street after being chased by a vehicle across several cities in Los Angeles County early Sunday morning, sheriff's officials said. "We think it’s a repossession that has gone bad," said sheriff's Lt. Dave Dolson. The tow truck driver was identified by friends as Steve Lawson of Bellflower.
Passersby were hit by a car Saturday evening while the annual Comic-Con Zombie Walk took over downtown San Diego, the San Diego Police Department confirmed, and the whole incident was caught on cell phone video. Police said a deaf family with small children in the black Honda Accord was stopped waiting for participants of the Zombie Walk to cross. After several minutes the father slowly rolled forward. According to the SDPD, several people from the crowd of zombies allegedly surrounded the car and began punching it. Police said the car windshield was shattered by the crowd. The family was frightened, police said, so the father drove forward again. As he drove, he struck a 64-year-old woman with the side of his car.
Russian forces are firing rockets and heavy artillery into Ukraine in support of pro-Russia rebels, satellite images released Sunday show, according to the U.S. government. The four images were taken between July 21 and July 26 and support previous claims by the U.S. that Russia is moving heavy artillery systems toward Ukraine. Russia has denied involvement in the conflict.
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Five family members were found shot to death at their apartment in Saco, Maine, police told NBC-affiliate WCSH, NECN reported. Among the dead were a mother and father in their 30s and three children, ages 4, 7 and 12. Police are still investigating but said it appeared the killer was a member of the family. An autopsy is scheduled Monday.
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