<![CDATA[NBC New York - National & International News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usTue, 31 May 2016 22:12:22 -0400Tue, 31 May 2016 22:12:22 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Should Trump Worry About a Third-Party Candidate?]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 21:13:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Trump-Third-Party-Challenge-AP_667973104020.jpg

Just as Donald Trump is starting to make up ground in polls against Hillary Clinton, he faces a new problem: third parties.

Over the holiday weekend, the threat advanced on two fronts. First, the Libertarian Convention in Orlando, and then 'Never Trump" activist Bill Kristol.

Kristol's efforts to draft a third party conservative candidate to rival Trump may have paid off, NBC News reported.

The payoff could be a less-than-well-known candidate, however, in David French, a decorated Iraq veteran and staff writer at National Review.

Several sources confirmed to NBC News French's interest, but it's not clear whether a bigger name might take the plunge instead.

A third party would give conservatives ideologically opposed to Trump a megaphone to carry on their message in exile. For his part, Trump has warned Republicans flirting with a third-party bid that they'll hand Clinton the White House if they go through with it.

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<![CDATA[Paris to Open Refugee Camp for Migrants]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 19:10:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Migrants-Boat-rescue-Italy-AP_16151401743682.jpg

The mayor of Paris on Tuesday announced plans to set up a refugee camp in the city's north, saying her country can no longer stand by as the Mediterranean "becomes a graveyard" for migrants, NBC News reported.

Mayor Anne Hidalgo detailed her plans as officials decried a deadly week in the Mediterranean in which an estimated 1,000 or more migrants perished making the journey from Africa to Europe.

The International Organization for Migration said it had seen a "hopeful trend" for the first three weeks of May but that it had "obviously changed" its assessment following a series of shipwrecks and capsizes this week.

The worst incident involved the capsize of a vessel off the coast of Italy in which 550 migrants were thought to have drowned.

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<![CDATA[Trump U. Offered 'Trump Elite Packages': Documents]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 20:29:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Donald-Trump-San-Diego-AP_679172170622.jpg

Trump University offered a free seminar to attract potential clients, then tried to sign students to a $1,495 three-day-training course, according to documents released Tuesday.

After that, according to a flow chart released with the documents, the Trump University sales people were asked to convince students to sign up for elite levels of training, according to NBC 7 San Diego. 

The students might pay up to $35,000 for one of the “Trump Elite Packages," according to the confidential documents.

Two class-action lawsuits against the now-closed Trump University are being heard in San Diego courtrooms; another lawsuit is based in a New York court. The San Diego cases include Cohen v. Trump, a nationwide class action lawsuit, and Makaeff v. Trump, a class action in California, Florida and New York.

The documents released Tuesday are associated with the Cohen v. Trump case. 

Trump denies the allegations in the lawsuits. His attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, said, “the case is unwarranted; (Trump) will defend himself fully."

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<![CDATA[SiriusXM Suspends Glenn Beck Over Guest's Trump Comments ]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 21:51:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GlennBeck-AP_259356893329.jpg

SiriusXM satellite radio said Tuesday it had suspended Glenn Beck's morning show for at least a week after Beck agreed with a guest who made comments widely interpreted as supporting the assassination of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Brad Thor, author of numerous best-selling thrillers, likened Trump to a South American dictator on Beck's show May 25. Thor said that if Trump were to become president and turn out to be a tyrant, illegal means might be required to remove him from office.

"With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as president?" Thor asked in the 15-minute interview, the full audio of which was obtained by NBC News.

"If Congress won't remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president. If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office?" Thor continued, adding:

"And I don't think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office, because you won't be able to do it through Congress."

Beck responded: "I would agree with you on that, and I don't think you actually have the voices — we've been talking about, we've been talking about this off-air for a while."

Thor's comments drew harsh criticism on social media and conservative news sites, where he was widely accused of having called for Trump's assassination. 

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<![CDATA[Dramatic Images: Europe's Migrant Crisis]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 10:23:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/AP_531722227998-migrants.jpg Migrants fleeing war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have encountered resistance at European borders, where many face danger and an uncertain future. March 15, 2016, marked five years since the start of the uprising against Syria’s President Bashar Assad, and the flow of refugees hasn't abated as violence continues to intensify. Over the course of the last week in May, 880 people were killed in Mediterranean shipwrecks, according to the United Nations.

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<![CDATA[US Service Member Injured by Syria Car Bomb]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 19:14:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/US-Forces-Syria-AP_16142726401982.jpg

A U.S. military service member suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a car bomb attack near Raqqa, Syria, the provisional command headquarters for ISIS, U.S defense officials tell NBC News.

One official described the injuries as concussions from the bomb blast. The officials deny reports that one American was killed in the blast.

The officials report the incident occurred well outside Raqqa city limits, but it appears U.S. Special Operations forces, working in their "advise and assist" role with Syrian rebel and Kurdish forces, are inching closer to the ISIS capital.

Separately, another U.S. service member was injured in northern Iraq, near Erbil over the weekend. Pentagon spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said the individual was injured by indirect fire, but would not elaborate.

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<![CDATA[State Dept Issues New Travel Alert for Europe]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 12:48:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_647661787565.jpg

The State Department on Tuesday issued a travel warning for Americans visiting Europe about the risk of terror attacks this summer, NBC News reported. 

"The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists planning attacks in public locations, especially at large events," the State Department said in a travel advisory.

The advisory pointed to two events in particular — the Catholic Church's World Youth Day in late July in Poland and the European Soccer Championship, which France will host from June 10-July 10 — as potential targets.

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<![CDATA[More Deadly Weather on the Way]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 19:15:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_weather160531_1920x1080.jpg Texas braces for historic flooding as a new storm system bears down on several western states. NBC's Jay Gray reports.]]> <![CDATA[Nail Polish Remover in Baby Bottle?]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 16:48:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Baby-bottle-file-jpg.jpg

A 36-year-old suburban Chicago woman is accused of putting nail polish remover in her 17-month-old stepdaughter’s bottle.

Andrea Vazquez-Hernandez, of Carol Stream, was charged with felony aggravated battery and domestic battery and faces up to five years in prison. Her bond was set at $250,000 Tuesday.

Police were called to Vazquez-Hernandez’s home Sunday evening for a child who may have ingested nail polish remover. The father of the baby told officers he attempted to give his daughter a bottle of milk earlier in the night and she immediately spit it out, prosecutors said.

The girl was taken to a hospital, where tests came back normal and she was later released.

An investigation into the matter, however, revealed that at some point during the day, the baby’s stepmother added roughly one inch of nail polish remover to the bottle, prosecutors said Tuesday. 

“The allegations against this defendant are extremely disturbing,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in a statement. “Thankfully, the young victim in this case did not ingest any of the nail polish remover allegedly supplied by her stepmother.” 

Vazquez-Hernandez is expected to appear in court again on June 27. It was not immediately known if she had an attorney.

<![CDATA[WHO Releases New Guidelines on Zika Virus]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 14:22:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-AP_750626106311.jpg

The World Health Organization updated its recommendations Tuesday on pregnancy, sex and the risk of Zika virus. WHO now agrees with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which suggests waiting eight weeks after any possible exposure to Zika to have unprotected sex.

Zika's steady spread across Latin America and Pacific island nations — and its inevitable arrival in parts of the continental U.S. — has many people worried. The biggest concerns about Zika are around how the virus can be transmitted. So far, the evidence points to male semen as the source of transmission.

The virus is mostly carried by the Aedes mosquitoes, but there are several clear examples now of sexual transmission, NBC News reported.

At this point it is not clear if a woman is able to pass the virus to a male partner. For women wanting to have children in the future, there is no evidence that if they are infected now, the virus will cause birth defects later.

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<![CDATA[JetBlue Pilot Forced Woman to Change Clothes]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 18:03:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_toosexytofly0531_1920x1080.jpg A Seattle woman was stopped from boarding a JetBlue flight after the pilot deemed her shorts inappropriate. In a statement to NBC, the airline said it offered the passenger the option to change clothes, at which point the customer bought new clothing at the airport. "We support our crewmembers’ discretion to make these difficult decisions, and we decided to reimburse the customer for the cost of the new shorts and offered a credit for future flight as a good will gesture," a spokesperson for the airline said. ]]> <![CDATA[Kidnapped Mexican Soccer Player Recounts Ordeal]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 19:22:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Alan-Pulido-Mexican-Soccer-Star-AP_305403475796.jpg

Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido got away from his kidnappers by what police described as quick actions that led to his safe return home.

Pulido simply said "I'm Fine, thank God," during his initial news conference after the ordeal, NBC News reported.

The Mexican soccer star, who plays for the Greek team Olimpiakos, was kidnapped Saturday night after leaving a party with his girlfriend in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

Pulido's kidnappers let his girlfriend go, and she alerted his family that the  soccer player had been taken. The family later received a phone call from the abductors asking for money and the authorities began an intense manhunt in the area.

Pulido saw an opportunity to get away when the next day he was left alone with one kidnapper. Pulido overtook him in a fight and grabbed his cellphone and alerted the police.

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<![CDATA[Texas Road Signs Hacked]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 12:36:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/trump-sign3.gif

Someone altered three Texas Department of Transportation electronic road signs over the holiday weekend and made their political preferences known to the world.

The portable signs — which typically display messages like "Exit Closed" or "Lanes Shift Ahead" — read "Bernie for President" and "Donald Trump Is a Shape-Shifting Lizard" during the morning commute Tuesday. Workers with TxDOT began turning the signs off shortly before 6 a.m.

All the signs were found in west Dallas. The "Trump" sign greeted drivers headed west on Interstate 30 as they approach the Cockrell Hill Road exit. The "Bernie" sign was positioned nearby on Westmoreland Road beneath I-30.

A third sign that read "Work Is Canceled — Go Back Home" was later found on Westmoreland Road, just north of I-30.

TxDOT officials said the signs belong to a contractor who has been performing work along I-30. They believe the signs were turned off and locked before the holiday weekend.

According to TxDOT spokesman Ryan LaFontaine, who is concerned about the hacker's "boldness," the signs cannot be altered remotely and must be changed manually at the control panels.

"You have to actually be there," he said. "Power it up and get in there and break the password."

Similar situations have been reported across the country, with those responsible gaining access to the electronic sign’s control panel and changing the message it displays.

"Any sort of tampering with that sort of stuff is a third-degree felony and it's punishable. We're talking prison time," LaFontaine said. "It's not something that's taken lightly be any means."

A third-degree felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. LaFontaine says if anyone notices suspicious activity around portable signs, especially when there is no construction, to contact TXDOT or local police.

NBC 5's Chris Van Horne and Tim Ciesco contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Star Swimmer Drowns on Cape Cod]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 13:19:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Jakubek-Drowning.jpg

A record-setting college swimmer drowned during a lifeguard fitness test on Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend, authorities said.

Jack Jakubek, 22, of Newburgh, New York, was reported missing shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Lake, a pond in Orleans, Massachusetts, according to state police and fire officials.

Rescue divers pulled him, unconscious, from the water. His fellow lifeguards tried to revive him, but Jakubek was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Cape Cod Hospital.

Jakubek had recently graduated from the State University of New York-Cortland and was a record-setting member of the swim team. He was set to serve as an assistant coach next season while pursuing his master's degree, school officials said.

"Jack was an outstanding athlete, but he was even more remarkable as a person," head coach Brian Tobin said in a statement posted on the university's Facebook page. "His loss is devastating to the Red Dragon swimming and diving family, the SUNY Cortland community and beyond."

State police detectives assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney's office are investigating Jakubek's death.

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<![CDATA[Shark Attack Survivor Beats World's Top Surfers]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 13:41:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP090723026549.jpg

A professional surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack 13 years ago blew away the competition in an impressive performance in Fiji over the weekend, NBC's "Today" reports.

Bethany Hamilton, 26, was an underdog in the World Surf League’s Fiji Women’s Pro, where she went up against a six-time world champion and the world's top-ranked female surfer.

Hamilton stunned spectators to clinch a third-place finish, reaching the semifinals in Tavarua, Fiji. She lost Monday to Johanne Defay of France but still topped her previous career-high finish of ninth in a WLS event.

Hamilton lost her arm when she was attacked by a shark while surfing in Hawaii at the age of 13.

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<![CDATA[Grandfather Stung 150 Times While Trying to Dislodge Bee Hive]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 16:39:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_beeattack0531_1920x1080.jpg A Florida grandfather in Fort Pierce was stung more than 150 times while trying to remove massive bee hive from his ex-wife's home while wearing in a protective "bee suit" he bought himself.

Michael Ledlow says he was trying to get rid of bees to protect his 8- and 12-year-old grandchildren, one of which has Leukemia.

"I volunteered," he said. "I didn't want her to get stung and my other granddaughter to get stung."]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Gov. Backs Clinton]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 11:54:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/gov-jerry-brown-generic.jpg

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he plans to support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton next week in the state's presidential primary election.

Brown said a vote for the Democratic front-runner is the "only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump." Brown made the announcement Tuesday morning in a post on his website titled, "An Open Letter to California Democrats and Independents."

Brown said he is "impressed" with Clinton's rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but called on Democrats to unite around Clinton.

"For her part, Hillary Clinton has convincingly made the case that she knows how to get things done and has the tenacity and skill to advance the Democratic agenda," said Brown, who waged his own bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976, 1980 and 1992. "Clinton’s lead is insurmountable and Democrats have shown — by millions of votes — that they want her as their nominee.

"Next January, I want to be sure that it is Hillary Clinton who takes the oath of office, not Donald Trump."

Clinton is 72 delegates away from the magic number needed for a majority of delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination.

Both Democratic candidates made campaign stops last week in California, hoping to rally support ahead of next week's primary. Sanders spent Memorial Day in the Bay Area with a stop in Emeryville planned for Tuesday as he looks to close Clinton's 2-percentage point lead in California.

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<![CDATA[Man Pays Fine With Buckets of Coins]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 11:00:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/052716+Penny.jpg

A Texas man paid a traffic fine with thousands of pennies in "protest" of a speeding ticket.

Brett Sanders believes he did nothing wrong when he was ticketed for driving nine miles per hour over the speed limit in his Frisco neighborhood.

"I didn't hurt anybody. I didn't endanger anybody's life," he said.

Sanders tried to fight the ticket in court, taking the case to trial where he eventually lost.

"When my fine came due, I just decided I may as well pay with pennies and we'll make a big spectacle of it," Sanders said.

He hammered $220 worth of pennies from their rolls and shoveled them into five-gallon buckets.

Sanders then drove to the Frisco Municipal Court and dumped the coins – all 22,000 – on the counter.

"It felt great. It really felt great," Sanders said.

Sanders recorded the incident and posted a video on YouTube. It has been viewed nearly 40,000 times.

The court's clerks gathered all the pennies and took them to Coinstar locations around town. They said it took about three hours to count them.

Sanders is now owed money by the city because he overpaid by $7.81.

"I’m just going to go ahead and let them keep that,” he said.

City staff told NBC5 it's not against the rules to pay using pennies, but they wouldn't encourage it. In fact, they say this is the second time in memory someone has paid with pennies.

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<![CDATA[Husband Beats Would-Be Rapist to Death: NYPD]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 21:59:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mamadou+diallo+husband+arrested+beating+death+would+be+rapist.jpg

A Bronx man allegedly beat an attacker to death with what appeared to be a tire iron after the attacker tried to rape the man's wife, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York. 

The woman's 61-year-old husband was arrested on manslaughter charges Tuesday, hours after police say he fatally beat the would-be rapist in the elevator of the couple's Washington Avenue apartment building. 

The alleged rapist, 43-year-old Earl Nash, forced his way into the building shortly after 10 p.m., authorities said.

Nash allegedly knocked at the victim's door, pushed his way in when she answered and exposed himself and tried to tear off the woman's clothes, according to sources. Amid the struggle, the woman called for her husband and one of the woman's cousins tried to fight off Nash.

Sources said that Nash left the apartment and got into the elevator as the woman's husband was coming to her aid. The woman pointed out Nash to her husband, and sources said the husband swung what appeared to be a tire iron at Nash. 

The pair then scuffled, sources said. Nash allegedly whipped the woman's husband with a belt, and the husband in turn bashed Nash in the head and body with the tire iron. 

One of the blows appeared to fracture the left side of Nash's skull, and the man was pronounced dead on arrival to Lincoln Hospital.

The couple's son said he saw his mother and aunt being attacked. 

"He started beating on my mother and my aunt, and they started fighting back," said the son, Abdul Diallo. "He tried to rip their clothes off and he tried to sexually harass them."

He added, "I ran upstairs and saw the guy was in the elevator and he was bleeding, and my mother was sweating, her clothes were off. I didn't know what to think."

The husband's family defended him Tuesday morning, claiming he was trying to protect his wife. 

"I think he tried to do the best to defend his wife," said Mamadou Diallo, the brother of the husband, also named Mamadou Diallo. "Right now, it's very sad. I never know him to harm anything." 

"I don't expect anything less," said son Abdul Diallo. "I would do the same thing." 

Diallo was led out of a police station in handcuffs late Tuesday afternoon and made his first appearance in court later in the evening. 

He was released on his own recognizance, and prosecutors didn't put up much of an argument. Some strangers outside the court cheered when he walked out, saying they'd heard abotu the case and that he should not have been arrested. 

Sources said that Nash has 19 prior arrests, and had served at least four years in a state prison. 

Neighbors in his Bronx apartment building were stunned. 

"That's sad. That's really sad," said Ry-An Rivera, who said Nash was quiet but also exhibited strange behavior sometimes, including exposing himself. 

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<![CDATA[Inside the Lab That Found the Latest Superbug]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 08:08:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/superbugmcr%281%29.jpg

The news startled doctors across the country last week. 

A small team at the Multidrug Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN) lab in Maryland that specializes in testing germs for antibiotic resistance, found mcr-1, a drug-resistant superbug in a Pennsylvania woman.

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention upstaged his own speech about Zika virus to warn about what the arrival of mcr-1 means for people everywhere.

"The medicine cabinet is empty for some patients. It is the end of the road for antibiotics unless we act urgently," he said.

The MRSN team has not yet found another example of the mcr-1 gene in any of the samples they have tested. The lab tests samples from around the world, not only from U.S. military hospitals but from Israel, France's Institut Pasteur and elsewhere. The hope is to catch and stop outbreaks of dangerous new pathogens fast.

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<![CDATA[Starbucks Debuts 2 New Summer Drinks]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 11:23:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/starbucks-new-cold-brew-drinks.jpg

As Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer, so too did Starbucks, which announced two new cold-brew coffee drinks just in time for the warmer weather.

Both the Nitro Cold Brew and Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew will be available at stores around the country this summer. Starbucks announced the beverages in a press release Tuesday.

The Nitro Cold Brew — cold-brew coffee "infused with nitrogen for a smooth, creamy texture" — is served unsweetened without ice.

The drink is currently served at stores in Seattle and will be offered at 500 locations nationwide by the end of the summer, starting with Portland, New York, Chciago, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to Starbucks.

The coffee giant's second new beverage, the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, consists of cold-brew coffee topped with house-made sweet cream. It will be available this summer in the U.S. and Canada.

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<![CDATA[Trump Raised 'Almost $6 Million' for Veterans]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 14:35:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-vet-press-con.jpg Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced he had raised $5.6 million in donations for various veterans charities, following sustained pressure from media outlets trying to account for the promised funds.]]> <![CDATA[Protesters Interrupt Sanders Rally]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 11:49:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/0530-2016-BernieProtest.jpg

Animal rights protesters jumped barricades at a Bernie Sanders rally late Monday in Oakland, California, accusing the candidate of falling short in his efforts to fight "factory farming."

The Democratic presidential hopeful was addressing supporters at Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall when five people in their 20s and 30s hopped over barricades and attempted to rush the podium before Secret Service agents escorted them away. Agents also surrounded Sanders.

The group identified itself as the Bay Area-based "Direct Action Everywhere," or DXE. Spokesman Zachary Groff, 24, said "roughly two dozen members of the animal liberation network" were present at the rally.

The group claims to have participated in demonstrations in 152 cities worldwide, including at least four other Sanders rallies.

Groff identified the five group members as Ashley Johnson, of New York City; Rebecca Muniz, of Berkeley; Matt Johnson, of Iowa; Aidan Cook, of Denver; and Amy Halpern-Laff, of Berkeley. They were detained for an hour or two, Groff said, and released without charge.

Video appears to show a Secret Service agent striking one of the barricade jumpers several times with a night stick. Groff identified that person as Johnson, whom he said suffered a bloody wound on his hand.

Although Sanders is, in many ways, the most progressive candidate campaigning, the group says he is not progressive enough when it comes to animal issues.

"Sanders claims to oppose 'factory farming,' but what he hides is that virtually all farms in the United States, including farms he supports, are essentially factory farms," said Groff, a Yale University graduate who is moving to Berkeley. "This was a success. We got the whole country talking about animal rights. You can't really be progressive and oppose animal rights."

Activists were not protesting Sanders himself, Groff said, but were trying to pull him in a more progressive direction. The group gave Hillary Clinton higher marks for releasing a campaign platform on animal issues, although the Democratic front-runner also "stops far short of what activists would like to see," Groff said.

Activists said they expect Sanders, "the progressive candidate, to support more radical action to provide animals not just with improved conditions but with legal rights to be free from harm."

The brief scuffle didn't seem to deter Sanders.

"We don't get intimidated easily," the candidate said afterward.

The crowd of about 20,000 was otherwise mostly peaceful. They cheered when Sanders donned a Golden State Warriors cap and told the crowd why he would be the best option for Democrats come November.

"In virtually every state and national poll, we do much better than Trump than Secretary Clinton does," he said.

But Sanders faces an uphill battle, as his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton is about 70 delegates away from clinching the nomination. A large number of those are superdelegates who could change their minds, and that's what Sanders and his supporters are banking on. Sanders believes a win in California, a state with 475 delegates, would be a giant first step in the right direction.

"If there is a large voter turnout, we will win and win big," he told the gathering in Oakland.

Supporters aren't giving up either.

"He should stay in to the very last minute," said Joshua Harris, who was at the Oakland rally. "He should stay in as long as he can."

Another Sanders supporter, Jeff Nibert, agreed: "If California can send a message to the country next Tuesday, that would be a shocker around the world."


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<![CDATA[Full Video: Gorilla Grabs Boy at Zoo]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 10:07:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/gorilla-grabs-boy-cincinnati-zoo.jpg Cellphone video shows the tense moments when a 400-pound silverback gorilla manhandles a young boy who fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. Fearing the boy's life was in danger, a special zoo response team fatally shot the male western lowland gorilla named Harambe. The boy was taken to the hospital and later released.

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<![CDATA[Pregnant Woman Shot in Car]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 06:41:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/222*120/carjack-pregnant-shot-sb.jpg

An attempted murder suspect is on the run in Southern California after police said he shot a pregnant woman in a car and stole a Jeep at a gas station minutes later.

The man, identified by police as 28-year-old Twonn Alonzo McCoy, was sitting in a car with the pregnant victim in the 1300 block of North F Street in San Bernardino when they began to argue just before 9 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Police said McCoy pulled out a gun and shot the woman multiple times before taking off.

The pregnant woman was taken to a hospital, and she and the baby were in critical but stable condition, police said.

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McCoy then ran to and robbed a nearby Arco gas station on Base Line Street.

"He attempted to rob that gas station for an undetermined amount of money," said San Bernardino police spokeswoman Eileen Hards, who said McCoy then tried unsuccessfully to steal a vehicle in the parking lot.

After his failed carjacking attempt, McCoy demanded a black 1998 Jeep Cherokee at gunpoint from another customer in the parking lot, Fontana police said. He fled in the stolen Jeep.

Fontana police said the Jeep was found abandoned near the scene of another carjacking that occurred an hour after the shooting in the 16100 block of Valley Boulevard.

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In the Valley Boulevard carjacking, a woman and her adult daughter were sitting in their van when a man approached them, brandished a gun, and demanded they get out, Fontana police said.

They surrendered their green 1997 Dodge Caravan around 9:55 p.m. and the carjacker was last seen heading south on Citrus Avenue toward the 10 Freeway.

The man behind the carjacking on Valley Boulevard was not initially confirmed to be McCoy, Fontana police said.

Police were searching for McCoy and encouraged anyone with information to contact the San Bernardino Police Department at 909-383-5311.

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<![CDATA[More Than 60 People Shot in Chicago]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 13:21:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/violence.png

Even as Chicago Police beefed up patrols for Memorial Day, more than 60 people were shot during the violent three-day holiday weekend, an uptick in violence that Mayor Rahm Emanuel called "unacceptable."

By Monday evening, at least 62 people had been shot across the city since Friday afternoon, including six who were killed. That surpassed the number of people shot during last year's Memorial Day weekend. Chicago Police News Affairs said murders were down 50 percent compared to last Memorial Day.

Among the youngest shooting victims was a 15-year-old girl who was fatally shot while riding in a car with a documented gang member on Lake Shore Drive. 

First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante had said the department’s plan for Monday was to increase patrols in designated areas, including along Lake Shore Drive. 

“As we’ve said before, it’s about 1,500 people that are driving the violence,” Escalente said. “Those are the people we’re trying to concentrate on.” 

Chicago has been pulled into headlines nationwide as police struggle to curtail the city’s growing reputation for violence. Escalante said he was confident the department could get things under control, but others were skeptical. 

“The police cannot stop the killings in the Chicagoland area and it’s not their fault,” community activist Tio Hardiman told NBC 5. “The community needs to organize in high numbers and work with these guys on street corners in an aggressive way.” 

As the city wraps up the fifth month of 2016, the Chicago Tribune reports there have already been more than 1,400 shooting victims so far this year.

Shootings across the city included the following:


  • The first shooting of the holiday weekend occurred at just before 1 p.m. Friday, when a 52-year-old man was shot in the city's Brighton Park neighborhood, police said. Details on the shooting weren't immediately known. 
  • At least four others were shot within an hour and a half across the city, including a 16-year-old boy who was wounded in the city's Washington Park neighborhood. 
  • Just after 2:30 p.m., the city's first fatal shooting took place in the 6700 block of South Loomis. Two men were sitting on a porch when a gunman came out of a gangway and opened fire before fleeing the scene. A 39-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. A 26-year-old man was shot in the right leg and lower back and listed in stable condition at Holy Cross Hospital. 
  • At 9:25 p.m. Friday, a teen boy was shot in a drive-by shooting, authorities said. Police said an 18-year-old man was standing on a front porch in the 1200 block of W Grenshaw in the University Village neighborhood when a dark car drove by and someone inside fired shots. He sustained a gunshot wound to both legs, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, authorities said.
  • A 25-year-old man was the second person killed over the weekend, when he was fatally shot at 10:55 p.m. in the Ashburn neighborhood. Later identified as Mark Lindsey by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, he was sitting in a car parked in the 3700 block of W 75th Pl at 10:55 p.m. when an unknown offender approached on foot and fired shots, police said. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and body, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Centr, where he was pronounced dead.


  • Two people were shot at 1:10 a.m. in the South Deering neighborhood. A 50-year-old man was standing on the front porch of a home in the 9900 block of S Paxton when 2 men walked up and fired shots. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the right forearm and refused medical attention at the scene. A 53-year-old woman was inside a bedroom in the home and was struck in the lower back. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.
  • A 15-year-old girl was killed and a man in his twenties was injured in a shooting on Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park early Saturday. Veronica Lopez was a passenger in a car in the 2400 block of N Lake Shore Drive just before 1:30 a.m. when a black Nissan pulled alongside them and someone inside fired shots, police said. They took themselves to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, but Lopez was later transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The man, a documented gang member and convicted felon, was shot in the arm and suffered a graze wound to the head, according to police. He’s listed in stable condition.
  • At 1:45 a.m., three men were standing outside in the 3300 block of W Walnut in the East Garfield Park neighborhood when someone in an unknown vehicle drove up and fired shots. A 26-year-old man was taken to Stroger hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the leg, a 27-year-old man was taken to Stroger in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the thigh and a third man, 23, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in guarded condition, meaning very critical, with a gunshot wound to the back.
  • At 2:35 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was standing outside in the 1200 block of S Independence in the North Lawndale neighborhood when the occupant of a black SUV fired shots, striking the victim. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the knee, police said.
  • A 21-year-old man was driving in the 4300 block of N Kimball in Irving Park at 2:55 a.m., according to police, when someone fired shots. He sustained a gunshot wound to the clavicle and was taken in serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to police.
  • A 25-year-old man was standing outside in the 4600 block of S Honore in the Back of the Yards neighborhood at 3:13 a.m., according to police. An unknown offender fired shots, striking him in the leg, and he was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said.
  • Around 4 a.m., a 24-year-old man was outside in a park in the 4600 block of W Jackson St in Austin when an unknown offender approached and fired shots, according to police. The victim, a documented gang member, was hit in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, according to police.
  • At 4:35 a.m., a 24-year-old man was walking in the 4300 block of W West End in the West Garfield Park neighborhood when two unknown offenders approached, produced a handgun, and opened fire, according to police. He suffered graze wounds to the arm and hand and was taken to Stroger in good condition, police said. According to authorities, he is a documented gang member.
  • The fourth fatal shooting of the weekend happened in a normally quiet area of the Portage Park neighborhood on the city’s Northwest Side, police said. A 23-year-old man later identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Damien Cionzynski of Harwood Heights was one of two men who walked into a business at 5:15 a.m. in the 6300 block of W Montrose, according to police. The men got into an altercation, at which point one produced a weapon and shot Cionzynski in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
  • Two men were shot in a robbery in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on Saturday, according to police. At around 3:45 p.m., the victims, both 46, were walking in the 3900 block of W Erie when three unknown male offenders approached, fired shots and stole the victims’ property before fleeing. One man was shot in the left leg, the other in the right ankle, according to police, and both were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
  • A 24-year-old man was walking down the sidewalk in the 1400 block of W 99th St in the Longwood Manor neighborhood at 4:20 p.m., police said, when an unknown offender opened fire. Authorities said the victim, a documented gang member, sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center. According to police, he was not cooperating with investigators, and a weapon was recovered from the scene of the shooting.
  • A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the Fuller Park neighborhood on Saturday evening. Later identified as 27-year-old Garvin Whitmore by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, he was in the driver’s seat of a car in the 200 block of W Root when someone approached on foot and fired shots, striking him in the head. A 26-year-old woman in the vehicle with him then exited the vehicle and fired shots at the offenders. She was not injured but was taken into custody and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon without a FOID card, both felonies, according to police. Whitmore was pronounced dead on the scene.
  • A 19-year-old man was walking in the 8300 block of S Dante in the Avalon Park neighborhood, according to police, when he heard shots and felt pain. Authorities said a dark colored vehicle drove by and an unknown offender inside opened fire, striking him in the buttocks. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition, according to police.
  • A 26-year-old woman was driving eastbound in the 3900 block of W Lexington in Lawndale at 8 p.m. when someone fired shots, striking her in the neck, police said. She continued to drive on Lexington, police said, before crashing her vehicle into a parked car. She was discovered unresponsive in her car and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • Around 8:40 p.m., two men were in a car stopped at a red light in the 1600 block of W 47th St in the Back of the Yards neighborhood when another car pulled up from behind and passengers in that car opened fire. A 32-year-old man was shot in the right leg, and a 22-year-old man in the left leg, according to police. Both were taken in stable condition to Stroger Hospital and officials believe the incident may have been gang-related.
  • Around 9 p.m., a 23-year-old man was walking down the sidewalk in the 5100 block of W Chicago in Austin when a light-colored car drove by, and occupants opened fire, police said. He was struck in the upper right leg and taken to Mount Sinai in stable condition.
  • Three people were shot in a shooting around 9:40 p.m. in 2000 block of W 68th Pl in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to police. The first victim was a 48-year-old woman who was a passenger in a car heading south on Damen. Police said she was the unintended target, struck when occupants of two separate vehicles fired shots. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition with a graze wound to the neck. Two men standing on a front porch at that time were struck in the shooting. A 17-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to the right knee and a 23-year-old man was shot in the right foot. Both were listed in stable condition at Holy Cross Hospital.
  • At 10:15 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was standing on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of S Ridgeway in Lawndale when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was then dropped off at Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the lower left leg, authorities said.
  • Just before midnight, two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 700 block of S Independence in West Garfield Park when they heard shots and felt pain, police said. A 28-year-old was hit in the left thigh, and a 29-year-old man in the left ankle. Both were taken to Mount Sinai in stable condition, according to police, and both are documented gang members.


  • A 37-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting at 12:20 a.m. in Austin, according to police. He was standing in an alley in the 4700 block of W Erie when a male offender approached on foot and opened fire, according to police. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest and leg, police said.
  • At 1:05 a.m., two men were walking on the sidewalk in the 700 block of N Kedzie in East Garfield Park when they heard shots and felt pain. A 21-year-old man had a graze wound to the back and a 22-year-old man had a gunshot wound to the left hand, according to police. They drove to Norwegian American Hospital, where the younger man was transferred to Stroger. Both were listed in stable condition, authorities said, and the shooting may have been gang-related.
  • At 2 a.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the 900 block of N Cambridge in the Near North Side neighborhood, police said. He was involved in a verbal dispute with another person when the offender pulled out a gun and shot the victim twice in the arm. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was unknown, according to police.
  • A 23-year-old man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car in the 9700 block of S Vincennes in the Washington Heights neighborhood when he was shot, police said. Authorities said a man exited another vehicle and approached on foot. They men exchanged words when the offender produced a handgun and opened fire, police said. The victim drove himself to St. Bernard Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the left thigh, police said.
  • Around 4:40 a.m., a 26-year-old woman was shot while driving in the 3900 block of W Wilcox in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. Two men approached her car and opened fire, according to police, striking her in the back. She had other passengers in the car who were documented gang members and convicted felons, police said, but no one else was hit. She was dropped off at Loretto Hospital and transferred to Stroger in serious condition.
  • Just five minutes later, a 27-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of W West End Ave in Austin when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He took himself to Stroger Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the right leg, according to police.
  • Around 5:15 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in the 300 block of West 108th Street, police confirmed. Further details on the shooting weren't immediately known.
  • A 20-year-old man was shot around 12 p.m. in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, according to police. He was standing outside in the 8500 block of S Ashland when he heard shots and felt pain. He took himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital where he was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the arm.
  • A 24-year-old man was shot during an argument with someone he knows in the West Pullman neighborhood, police said. The incident occurred around 12:35 p.m. in the 11500 block of S Peoria, police said. He was taken in stable condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the right thigh.
  • At 4:40 p.m., a 23-year-old man was in the 1200 block of W 85th St in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood when he was shot in the right hip, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, in unknown condition, and authorities said he is a documented gang member. 
  • Just before 6 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot walking out of a store in the 11500 block of South Wentworth in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood. He was shot in the shoulder and drove himself to be treated to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, police said.
  • At 10:45 p.m. a 25-year-old was shot in the left hand in the 3800 block of South Lake Park Avenue of the city’s Oakland neighborhood, police said, before being taken to Cook County’s Stroger Hospital to be treated.
  • At 11 p.m., two men were shot in the Lawndale neighborhood on the city’s Southwest Side. Police said the men were walking in the 2100 block of South Harding when another man approached them and started firing. One of the men, a 35-year-old, was hit in the buttocks and the other, a 58-year-old, was shot in the right leg. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital to be treated, police said.
  • A half hour later, a 21-year-old who police say was a documented gang member was shot in the leg in the 5900 block of South Princeton in Englewood. He showed up with the gunshot wound at St. Bernard Hospital, police said.


• About 12:30 a.m., police said a 35-year-old was injured in a drive-by shooting in the Austin neighborhood. The man was standing on a porch in the 900 block of North Massasoit when a car drove past and fired shots, police said. He was hit in the leg and taken to Loyola University Medical Center to be treated, police said.

• Around 1 a.m., a man was shot during an attempted robbery in the South Side’s Park Manor neighborhood. Police say the 28-year-old was in the 400 block of East 74th Street when two men approached him and announced a robbery. When he tried to run away, he was shot in the back, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital to be treated.

• At 1:30 a.m., two documented gang members were shot while walking in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the city’s West Side. The men, both 18, were in the 1300 block of North Pulaski when someone walked up and started shooting, police said. One was struck in the back and the other in the leg. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.

• At 10:35 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot twice in the hip when someone in a black SUV fired shots in his direction. The vehicle fled the scene and the victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.

• Just before 11 a.m., two men were shot while standing on a street in the 3800 block of West Gladys in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood. A 21-year-old man was shot in the left elbow and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition and a 28-year-old man was shot in the lower back and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. Police said a black Nissan drove by the pair and someone inside the vehicle opened fire. No one was in custody as of Monday evening.

• Around 4 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the back while walking in the 6700 block of South Sangamon. Police said the teen was walking on the street when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. 

• An hour later, a 16-year-old boy was shot while talking to someone in the 8700 block of South Escanaba. Police said a gunman emerged from a gangway in the area and fired several shots at the pair striking the teen in the right leg. 

• Around 5:30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the right thumb in the 3600 block of West 30th Street. The teen told police he was walking down the block when a man across the street, who was walking with another man, fired shots at him. The victim was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in good condition.

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<![CDATA[PD Chief Stops 'COPS' Filming in NH]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 20:42:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NECN_053016_copskatherine_5pm_1200x675_695600195852.jpg

The buzz around town in Manchester, New Hampshire, is about the popular show "COPS" filming in the city, but the first night of filming has turned into the crew's last.

Manchester Chief Nick Willard discontinued participation with "COPS" after he says he heard too many concerns from residents and business owners that the filming would give his city a bad name.

When a photo showing a film crew riding along with police Friday night hit Facebook feeds across Manchester, opinions started flying.

"A lot of people were sharing it," said resident Ethan Moorhouse.

Some people say they liked the idea of having their city featured.

"By bringing it out in the open, it shines a light on things going on," said longtime Manchester resident Chrissy Simonds.

But according to hundreds of comments on the Facebook page Manchester Information, the majority of people wanted "COPS" to go home.

"Having cops here is giving Manchester a bad vibe," Moorhouse said.

James Crawford agreed, saying, "That's just the way of nature, you don't want to show your worst side."

In response to concerns like that, Chief Willard sent a letter to Mayor Gatsas and city leaders Sunday, telling them he had pulled the plug on filming.

"MPD officers are the epitome of true American law enforcement so to showcase them was my intent... However, I have since heard from many in the community... who have expressed concern that the show would have a negative impact on the city's image, which is the very last thing I would want," Willard wrote.

"It's the Chief listening to residents and trying to do the best thing he can for Manchester," said another resident Dan Legallo.

"It's really showing that he actually cares about the city and not that it is just going to get publicity for them," Moorhouse said.

Mayor Gatsas tells necn he supports the chief's decision to stop filming. "COPS"producers have not yet returned our calls for comment.

"COPS" aired its first episode in 1989.

<![CDATA[8 Dead as Nation's Midsection Prepares for Severe Storms]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 07:38:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TWISTER_AP_16147814352305.jpg

Funnel clouds and twisters swept through Nebraska and Colorado on Monday as several other states in the country's mid-section — including flood-battered Texas — prepared for potentially powerful wind gusts, hail and heavy rain.

The forecast came after a "siege of severe thunderstorms," as The Weather Channel described it, washed out bridges, swamped homes and left at least eight people dead in Texas since Friday.

Rescue workers found the eighth victim, a woman in her 30s, Monday night in Barton Springs, Texas, the Austin-Travis County Emergency Management Service said. She was reported to have been seen entering a water-choked tunnel but never came out, the agency said.

Earlier Monday, a 16 year-old boy working with a church cleanup crew in Brenham, northwest of Houston, was killed when a pine tree limb that had broken during the recent round of storms fell on him, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Women Thwart Happy Hour Date Rape]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 07:32:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/193*120/date-rape-thwart.JPG

Three women went viral on social media and are being called "heroes" after stopping an attempted date rape drugging at a high-end Santa Monica restaurant, they said Sunday.

The three women depicted in a meme that reads, "Don't roofie someone on our watch!" as they pose like Charlie's Angels began to take social media by storm after they recounted what could have been a disastrous date. 

It was shared more than 100,000 times by Sunday.

The three friends were kicking back during happy hour at Fig located at 101 Wilshire Boulevard when they noticed a man and woman at a table next to them.

Monica Kenyon saw the woman get up to go to the bathroom, and that's when things took a turn.

"I see this guy looking all squirrelly," Kenyon said. "I see something drop into the glass, and I think, 'Did that really just happen?'"

She told her happy hour buddies, Sonia Ulrich and Marla Saltzer, and they decided they had to take action to protect the stranger.

They went into the bathroom and told her what Kenyon witnessed.

"We said, 'We know this is kind of weird, but we just saw that guy put something in your drink,'" Ulrich said. "She said, 'Oh my God. He's one of my best friends.'"

The women said that the victim returned to the table and avoided drinking even after her friend clinked glasses, encouraging her to partake.

The trio notified a Fig manager who got security to check surveillance footage. The footage confirmed that the man had indeed dropped something into the woman's drink.

Santa Monica police arrived and took action. They retrieved the woman's glass as evidence and began taking statements from the three women, Kenyon said.

Santa Monica police Sergeant Jeff Glaser confirmed that the man was arrested on suspicion of intent to commit rape, and drugging with the intent to commit rape.

Multiple groups at different tables in the section began coming up to the trio, thanking them for taking action, but also to share their stories.

Each one had revealed to the three women that it had happened to them, or happened to a sister, a friend.

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<![CDATA[Sanders Attends Warriors Game]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 07:43:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-535938760_594_screen.jpg

Dub Nation meet Bernie Sanders.

The Democratic presidential hopeful wore a yellow Golden State Warriors hat prior to addressing supporters at a rally late Monday at Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza. Sanders has been campaigning in California ahead of the states' June 7 primary.

"Thank you Oakland!" Sanders said to cheers to launch his address. "First thing I need to know is do I have the right hat?"

Sanders' question was met with roaring cheers from the crowd.

"Does this guarantee me the California primary?" Sanders then asked the crowd before chuckling and taking the cap off.

Authorities said 20,000 people attended the rally.

After the rally, Sanders attended Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

More on Sanders' Oakland visit.

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