Actor Bill Paxton died Saturday due to complications from surgery, a representative of his family told NBC News in a statement. He was 61. Paxton was known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters like "Twister" and "Apollo 13." "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," a family representative told NBC News in a statement. "A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker."
An infant and a young mother were killed in a fatal house fire that took 35 firefighters to knock down in Mount Vernon Sunday morning.
The 15-year-old giraffe named "April," who has captivated millions of people across the world as they watch a live stream in anxious anticipation of the birth of her fourth calf at an upstate New York zoo, is still pregnant and doing well.
When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accepted on the spot and two men stood together, smiling like a national ticket at a presidential nominating convention. Members of the Democratic National Committee cheered wildly at their gathering in Atlanta on Saturday, forgetting the competitive race that took two rounds of voting — unprecedented in recent memory for either major party.
Fierce thunderstorms swept through New York and New Jersey on Saturday. Here's a look at the damage:
Severe thunderstorms ripped through New York and New Jersey on Saturday, toppling trees, knocking down power lines and destroying at least one building.