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A gun police recovered in the shooting death of a muralist in Oakland, California, was traced back as a weapon stolen from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in San Francisco, according to police sources.
The ICE agent's weapon, a Glock, was reported stolen in September from a vehicle being used by the officer, police sources said. The suspect in that case, Sean Claude Gibson, 24, of San Francisco was booked on more than two dozen charges on Oct. 20, police said. Gibson declined a jail house interview.
How the gun found its way into the hands of the alleged killer of the slain muralist is unknown at this point.
Lifeguards pulled four people from the chilly Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast on Wednesday after their boat capsized.
For an hour and a half, the four were in the water, clinging onto the side of their boat. They said they held onto their faith, and a flashlight.
"Rough water, high winds," said Kevin Frentescu, who was thrown overboard. "Tide was coming in hard, very hard."
President Obama said Wednesday that the government is taking "every possible step" to keep Americans safe from terrorism — but new video is raising questions about whether that's the case at the nation's airports.
At New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, used by more than 50 million passengers a every year, NBC News' cameras captured employees simply swiping their electronic key cards to get into the facility this week. NBC News also obtained video from earlier this year that showed the same thing.
Unlike passengers, airline crew and employees who work in the terminal, the ramp agents in the videos did not undergo ID checks or bag checks, walk through metal detectors or get scanned for explosive materials, sources said.
And that, some say, is cause for concern — especially amid worries that an airport insider could have been involved in the bombing of a Russian Metrojet over Egypt three weeks ago.
"The insider threat is real," Marshall McClain of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association told NBC News.
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A Florida man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder after failing to convince a jury that he shot her eight times in self-defense.
The jury verdict came in the third week of Derek Medina's trial in the August 2013 killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso at their South Miami home. Medina told police in a videotaped statement he shot his wife during an altercation in which she threatened him with a knife.
Medina, who did not testify in his own defense, admitted in the police statement taking a cellphone photo of his dead wife's body and uploading it on Facebook.
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The U.S. commander in Afghanistan says some of those most closely involved in the mistaken air attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz have been suspended from their duties, NBC News reported.
Gen. John Campbell, speaking during a news conference in the Afghan capital, did not provide the names or specify how many people have been temporarily removed from their jobs, only stating that those individuals will be subject to investigation under the military justice or administrative discipline systems.
"The bombing of the hospital is a direct result of avoidable human error compounded by electronic malfunctions," Gen. Campbell said.
Investigators found no evidence that the crew or the U.S. Special Forces commander on the ground who authorized the strike knew the targeted compound was a hospital at the time of the attack and were not "properly briefed" before their mission.
The attack on Oct. 3 on the medical charity's hospital killed at least 31 civilians and injured 28 others.
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A north San Diego woman is on a mission to honor the legacy of a man she barely knows - all because he did something nice for her. Matthew Jackson offered to pay for Jamie-Lynne Knighten groceries, which came out to more than $200 but couldn't pay for because of a hold on her credit card. Days later, she called the gym where he worked to say what an amazing person she had on staff. "That's when [the manager] started crying," Knighten said.
Students at a middle school in Melrose, Massachusetts, could face disciplinary action and possibly even criminal charges following a bullying incident Friday that school officials say was inspired by an episode of the show South Park.
The incident occurred Friday when students at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School chose to imitate a 2005 South Park episode called "Ginger Kids," in which they target and kick red heads, according to a statement posted on the school's website.
School officials called the incident "unacceptable," saying the students used "poor judgment." They said the incident did not involve the entire seventh grade, and for the most part didn't include students in grades six and eight.
Hundreds of people filled a Minneapolis church on Wednesday for the funeral of a black man whose death in a confrontation with police has sparked days of ongoing protests, while charges were pending against four men suspected in a shooting that wounded several of the protesters.
Impassioned speeches from pastors and Jamar Clark's relatives were occasionally interrupted by shouts and applause inside the cavernous Shiloh Temple International Ministries. Several relatives wore white T-shirts that read, "I matter," with Clark's picture on the back.
Programs also adorned with a photo of Clark described the 24-year-old as a man who "liked to swim, fish, listen to music, play basketball, be with family and take trips to Charlotte, North Carolina."
With his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, standing next to him, President Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the annual White House ceremony in the Rose Garden on Wednesday.
“Abe is now a free bird. He is TOTUS—the Turkey of the United States," Obama declared.
When Obama approached Abe, the turkey gobbled loudly.
"Don't interrupt," Obama said.
Two brothers accused of beating and urinating on a homeless immigrant in Boston, one of whom said they were inspired in part by Donald Trump's comments about immigrants, faced a judge Wednesday.
Scott Leader and his brother Steven Leader were arraigned after being indicted on Nov. 5. Scott Leader is being held on $75,000 bail, and Steven Leader is being held on 50,000.
The men allegedly kicked, punched and urinated on the victim, a 58-year-old Mexican immigrant who was sleeping near the JFK/UMass MBTA station, around 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 19. One of the brothers allegedly hit the victim repeatedly with a metal pole.
The lawyers for a New Hampshire prep school grad convicted of sexually assaulting his classmate have filed an appeal, court documents show.
Twenty-year-old Owen Labrie was convicted in August of a misdemeanor sexual assault and a felony count of using a computer to lure a minor for a 2014 incident with a girl at St. Paul's School in Concord.
He registered on the state's sex offender registery on Tuesday. His felony conviction will require him to register for life as a sex offender.
Early next year, Delta Air Lines will stop allowing flyers to check their pets as their luggage, a policy some other airlines have already adopted.
After March 1, some small dogs, cats and other pets can fly in the aircraft cabin for a fee, but larger dogs and other pets must be shipped in a plane’s cargo hold through Delta Cargo for flights within the United States.
Delta joins other airlines that do not accept pets as checked baggage, including JetBlue, Southwest and United Airlines.
A website about traveling with pets, Bring Fido, details the policies of a number of airlines.
The Humane Society of the United States recommends bringing your pet with you in the cabin if air travel is necessary.
The Russian pilot rescued in Syria after his jet was shot down by Turkey said Wednesday he was eager to get back to the battlefield, NBC News reported.
"Our military medics can work wonders," Capt. Konstantin Murtakhtin said on Russian television after a 12-hour rescue mission brought him to safety at Russia's base in Latakia. "I am very eager to be discharged from the hospital to get back to the ranks."
"I have a little debt to pay back for the commander," Murtakhtin added, referring to his colleague Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, who Moscow said died in the ordeal.
Russia has awarded Murtakhtin an Order of Courage medal. Peshkov was posthumously given the Hero of Russia award — one of the highest honorary titles bestowed by the Russian government.
Meanwhile, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday the foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia have agreed to meet for talks over the downing of the warplane, The Associated Press reported. But Russia's foreign minister said a meeting hadn't been confirmed.
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Protesters gathered on Chicago's Near West Side Tuesday evening after officials released the dash-cam video showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer last year.
About 75 demonstrators gathered peacefully during a press conference with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. Chicago officials released the dash-cam video after the press conference.
Many of the demonstrators directed anger at police and prosecutors for filing charges against Officer Jason Van Dyke more than a year after he fatally shot McDonald.
Chicago police officers and state police walked alongside the protesters, who remained peaceful.
A campaign spokeswoman for former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says he's recovering after having knee surgery in Little Rock.
Spokeswoman Alice Stewart says Huckabee injured his knee on the campaign trail three weeks ago and underwent surgery Wednesday morning at a Little Rock hospital.
Stewart says Huckabee had hoped to go duck hunting while back in Arkansas for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will instead spend the weekend recovering before getting back to the campaign trail Monday.
Huckabee is making his second bid for president after running unsuccessfully in 2008.