A National Park Service employee fell to her death from a cliff in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, NBC News reported.
A helicopter search and rescue crew found the body of Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, 21, below Grand View Point above the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, according to a National Park Service statement.
Alcivar, a park concession employee from Quito, Ecuador, was with a group of coworkers when she tumbled from the edge of the canyon at about 3:15 a.m., her colleagues told police, according to the park service.
Park rangers and rescuers responded, but didn't find her body until it was daylight, the statement said. Crews concluded that the fall was "not survivable."
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A woman who videotaped herself sexually assaulting a 4-year-old relative and then sold the footage is headed to prison.
Pamela Dziminski received a 25-year sentence Friday. The 30-year-old Ewing, New Jersey, woman had pleaded guilty last year to aggravated sexual assault after authorities discovered the videos online.
Authorities say Dziminski admitted performing sex acts on the boy and taping them on her cellphone. She then sent the videos to three people who gave her cash.
An Ohio man convicted of attempted murder escaped from a courthouse guard and jumped to his death shortly after being sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday, NBC News reported.
Jason Binkiewiz, 42, was pronounced dead after jumping over a banister on the third floor of a Steubenville courthouse, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla told NBC affiliate WTOV.
Binkiewiz had just been sentenced for shooting a man in the face in 2015, and was being escorted by a sheriff's deputy when he broke free and ran towards the banister, Abdalla said.
"As soon as Binkiewicz started running, (the deputy) was on him quick enough when he reached out, he had his shirt," Abdalla said. "It wasn't good enough, and if he held on to the shirt, most likely (the deputy) would have gone over with him."
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A Russian couple who blew the whistle on their country's athlete doping program is in fear for their lives after a cyber attack, NBC News reported.
Yuliya Stepanova, an 800-meter runner, and husband Vitaly, a former doping officer in Russia, have been living in hiding, first in Germany and now in America, for the past two years.They blew the whistle on doping in Russian sports in a documentary by German broadcaster ARD.
Stepanova herself, once banned for doping while on the Russian team said she felt manipulated by what she calls a corrupt system, and wanted to expose it.
Stepanova and her husband have been branded traitors in their home country — a spokesman for President Vladamir Putin once called Stepanova a "Judas" — and have been living like fugitives ever since they decided to expose the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs among Russian athletes.
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Debra Guedry has lived in her Denham Springs, Louisiana, home for 10 years. She didn't want to leave when the flood waters came knocking on her door. "We watched it," she said. "The water was pouring into the neighborhood. You could just see it. But my daughter said, if we don't leave now, we won't get out at all." The flooding devastated a swath of Louisiana near Baton Rouge, blamed for 13 deaths and displacing thousands, like Guedry, her husband and daughter.
Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies.
Trump's speech at the annual "Roast and Ride" fundraiser for Republican Sen. Joni Ernst came just hours after Clinton received her first national security briefing as the Democratic presidential nominee.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized more than $3 million in cash on Tuesday in what is the largest cash smuggling bust in San Diego County history. CBP agents began following a Kia Forte on Interstate 15 in North County and suspected that the driver was traveling in tandem with a Volkswagen Passat. CBP agents found $33,880 in cash dispersed in eight vacuum-sealed packages stashed in the Kia, and found eight boxes containing a total of $3,018,000 in paper bills in the trunk of the Volkswagen.
Georgia Department of Correction
A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison is expected to fight an attempt to return him to Georgia.
Seventy-one-year-old Robert Stackowitz is set to appear in state court in Danbury for an extradition hearing Tuesday.
His lawyer, Norman Pattis, has said they will try to fight his return to Georgia, where he fled a prison work camp in Carrolton in 1968 while serving a 17-year sentence for robbery.
The death toll in Italy’s earthquake rose to 291 Saturday as the country began a national day of mourning and prepared for a mass state funeral for some of the victims, NBC News reported.
Italy’s civil protection agency said the death toll included 230 victims in Amatrice, 11 in Accumoli and 50 in Araqta del Tronto, after a hospitalized man succumbed to his injuries.
Mourners gathered at a sports center in Amatrice, where 35 coffins were lined up by early Saturday.
The search for survivors continued, but it’s been three days since anyone was found alive in the ruins of the worst-hit mountainous towns. Hundreds of families were left homeless by the trembler, which hit the area on Wednesday.
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Hope Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden.
A 21-year-old man with a rare neurological disease will live out his dream of experiencing college life this year.
Ben Sikorra of Westlake Village near Los Angeles has juvenile Batten disease, an incurable neurological degenerative disease that starts with blindness, said Sikorra’s father Joe Sikorra. He said those with the illness typically start experiencing seizures in their early teenage years, and lose their cognitive motor skill functions, adding that a lot of people with the illness die in their late teenage years or in their early 20s.
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Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at a cookout that killed five adults and an unborn child.
The Allegheny County district attorneys' office filed notice Friday that it would seek capital punishment if Cheron Shelton, 29, and Robert Thomas, 27, are convicted of first-degree murder.
Prosecutors said the death penalty would be warranted because of the defendants' previous convictions, the multiple felonies alleged and the grave risk posed to others.
Gymnast Aly Raisman received a hero's welcome on Saturday following her medal-winning performances at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
An attack submarine that is sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and will be named for her home state has been delivered to the U.S. Navy.
Submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat, based in Groton, Connecticut, delivered the submarine that will become the USS Illinois to the Navy on Saturday after nearly five and a half years of construction.
The first lady, who's from Chicago, will be involved in the life of the submarine and the lives of its sailors and their families.
Bruce Springsteen stopped his show to invite a couple on stage during his concert at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey Thursday night, “Today” reported.
Springsteen stopped singing after he noticed something going on by the side of the stage. His guitarist, Steven Van Zandt, pointed to his ring finger, indicating the couple got engaged mid performance.
The couple, who has been together for eight years celebrated their engagement on stage.
“This is my girlfriend, Jill," the groom-to-be said after Springsteen handed him the mic. "We've been to a ton of shows together. This is by far the highlight of them all."
They stayed onstage as Springsteen serenaded them to the rest of “Jersey Girl” as they slow-danced and took selfies.
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