Dallas police say a criminal investigation has been initiated involving Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
In a press release Friday evening, the Dallas Police Department said it received a complaint of domestic violence that occured in Dallas on Jan. 30 in which Manziel is listed as a suspect.
The department said detectives will investigate the case to determine what criminal charges, if any, will be filed.
A Vermont tattoo shop is giving away free tattoos of Senator Bernie Sanders, whose White House ambitions have energized many across the country, especially in his home state.
Aartistic Inc of Winooski and Montpelier is providing the small, simple line-drawing tattoos free of charge to Sanders supporters who want to "feel the Bern" permanently. The tattoos show a likeness of the glasses and sometimes-mussed hair many associate with the candidate seeking the Democratic party’s nomination.
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Italian authorities are trying to unravel the mystery of an actor who was strangled on a theater stage in Pisa during a hanging scene.
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Late Friday afternoon, the Dallas County Democratic Party called on a Mesquite Justice of the Peace to resign immediately.
County Chair Carol Donovan is asking Bill Metzger to step down after he recently announced on his Facebook page that he would refuse to officiate issue a same-sex marriage if asked.
Metzger wrote that as a devout Catholic, “my sincerely-held religious beliefs keeps me from being forced to conduct anything but a traditional wedding as a Judge per our Attorney General."
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Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving crash, was moved Friday afternoon from a juvenile detention center to the Tarrant County Correction Center in Downtown Fort Worth. Couch, 19, is currently being held for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, pending a hearing Feb. 19 to determine whether his case will be moved from juvenile court to adult court. Despite the move, Couch is still under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and his case is still continuing under the original judge's order, Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said. The move to the adult jail doesn't change his juvenile standing.
Considering how much time he has spent campaigning in New Hampshire, it's perhaps no surprise that Republican John Kasich took some time Friday to have a snowball fight.
The governor of Ohio, whose disappointing finish in Monday's Iowa caucus leaves him a long shot for his party's nomination, took part in "an impromptu snowball fight with members of the media and volunteers," according to his campaign.
The video showed him ducking snowballs and launching some of his own in front of a snowy red barn.
Rescue workers Friday night found the cat scaled with scorching water in a disturbing video that have prompted one arrest.
The cat was discovered behind the Chicago home where the alleged abuse took place, according to rescue workers. They trapped the cat and transported it to animal control. Rescue workers said they hope to take the cat to Felines & Canines animal shelter.
The video shows a white, spotted cat lured toward the camera, then doused in burning hot water. It sparked nationwide outrage after it spread across social media.
A Pennsylvania amusement park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co-worker took to social media to lambaste the company for firing him.
Christopher Emery's mother tells The (Allentown) Morning Call she doesn't want her 29-year-old son to return to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom because of how he was treated.
Emery has cleaned bathrooms at the park for 12 seasons, and his mother says he looks forward to the job.
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The Pentagon on Friday released nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces. The often dark, blurry and grainy pictures are mainly of detainees' arms and legs, revealing bruises and cuts, and they appear far less dramatic than those released more than a decade ago during allegations of torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. The Pentagon said that criminal investigations substantiated abuse in 14 of the cases linked to the 198 newly released photos, and determined that 42 allegations were not valid. Sixty-five service members were disciplined in connection with the cases.
Thirty-four militant groups from around the world had reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group as of mid-December — and that number will only grow in 2016, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report Friday.
Ban said U.N. member states should also prepare for an increase attacks by IS associated groups from countries such as the Philippines, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Libya and Nigeria, traveling to nations.
"The recent expansion of the ISIL sphere of influence across west and north Africa, the Middle East and south and southeast Asia demonstrates the speed and scale at which the gravity of the threat has evolved in just 18 months," Ban said, using another abbreviation for the group.
The deaths of six family members whose bodies were found inside a Southwest Side Chicago home Thursday have been declared homicides, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The medical examiner's office has not officially released the identities of the bodies, but autopsy results showed the cause of death for the victims, all of which have been ruled a homicide.
According to the autopsy report, the victims died of multiple sharp and blunt force injuries due to assault, except for a middle-aged female, who died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Family members said the people who lived in the home were a couple, their son, their daughter, and their daughter's two children.
An FDNY chaplain escorted a bride caught in the chaos that followed Friday morning's deadly crane collapse to a New York City courthouse, then performed an impromptu wedding ceremony for the woman and her husband-to-be.
The Rev. Ann Kansfield said in a Facebook post that she saw bride Nesh Pillay leave a salon wearing a white strapless dress while the firefighter was responding to the collapse at Worth and Church streets in Tribeca.
Pillay was planning on taking a cab up to Tweed Courthouse so she could marry longtime boyfriend Aaron Vanderhoff in what she tweeted was supposed to be a "secret" ceremony. But because of the collapse, she couldn't find a cab.
Kansfield said in the post she offered Pillay her coat when she saw her shivering as she was hit with sleet, then offered to walk her the six blocks to the courthouse so she could get married.
Pillay's planned officiant wasn't there when they arrived, Kansfield said, so she offered do the ceremony on the steps outside.
Video of the ceremony was posted to YouTube and shows Kansfield still wearing her fire hat and coat as she officiated the wedding. Before kicking things off, she referred to the weather and the tragedy just blocks away.
"Witnesses, do you promise to support Nesh and Aaron in their marriage?" Kansfield says, snow pelting the couple on the steps. "Through crane collapses and snowstorms? Through to sandy beaches and sunny days?"
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Twitter announced Friday it will shut down more than 125,000 accounts as part of an effort to crack down on extremist content.
In a news release, the company said it was committed to weeding out content that advocates for terrorism and violence. It said there is no "magic algorithm" for targeting such content, but it will continue to "engage with authorities and other relevant organization to find solutions to this critical issue."
A 6-year-old girl has died after being pinned under a tree limb Friday afternoon in Canton, Massachusetts, the child's family said.
Canton Police confirm the child was hit by the limb in the yard of her family's Indian Lane home.
Family members confirmed around 7:30 p.m. that Kaleigh Kenyon had passed away.
Fire officials said that the weight of the snow caused the tree limb to fall from between 30 and 35 feet above the girl.
A massive, 15-story construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Harvard-educated Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig's lengthy boom fell, officials said.
The construction equipment was being lowered and secured because of winds topping 20 mph when it toppled over at Worth and Church streets in Tribeca at about 8:30 a.m., de Blasio said.