• NBC August 17, 2016 6:24 pm

    Russia Takes Swipe at U.S. State Department, Defends Using Iran Bases for Syria Strikes

    Russia took a scornful swipe at the United States on Wednesday, defending its use of Iranian air bases to launch air strikes on Syria and suggesting State Department officials should “check their logic and knowledge” over the issue, NBC News reported. On Tuesday Mark Toner, Deputy spokesman for the State Department described Moscow’s use of Iranian facilities as “unfortunate, but...

  • New Jersey August 17, 2016 1:41 pm

    Olympics Done, Homework Time for Teenage Hurdler From New Jersey

    Sydney McLaughlin can get back to the homework that’s due before the end of the summer. The youngest U.S. track and field Olympian since 1972 did not advance to the final of the 400-meter hurdles.

  • United States August 15, 2016 7:46 pm

    Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps Re-Create 2006 Autograph Photo

    Michael Phelps might be a swimming legend, but when he met up with fellow Olympian Katie Ledecky on Monday, he was the one asking for her autograph. On NBC’s “Today” show, the pair recreated a photo they took in 2006 of a nine-year-old Ledecky getting Phelps’ autograph. This time around, however, Ledecky, 19, was the one doing the signing.

  • Facebook August 16, 2016 3:56 pm

    Pooptastrophe: Man's Roomba Runs Over Dog Poop, Spreads It in House

    Oh the horror. That’s how one man described the events that unfolded when his Roomba ran over dog poop, spreading a 25-foot trail of feces throughout his house. In a Facebook post, Jesse Newton said his dog, Evie, defecated in the living room at some point between midnight and when his vacuum cleaning robot was set to run at 1:30...

  • China August 14, 2016 7:23 pm

    Chinese Swimmer Tests Positive, 2 Others Kicked Out of Rio for Doping

    A female Chinese swimmer has tested positive for a banned substance at the Rio Olympics, China’s swimming association said Friday — the first competitor in the sport to fail a test at the games. Meanwhile, a Polish weightlifter and a Bulgarian steeplechaser were also kicked out of the Olympics Friday for doping, according to The Associated Press.

  • judge August 11, 2016 11:39 am

    Blood and Guts: Olympic Boxers Dealing With Facial Cuts

    Olympic boxing is bloody again. Men are fighting without headgear for the first time in 36 years, making the sport debatably safer and undoubtedly more attractive to fans. But the most tangible consequence is gore: At least 10 boxers at the Rio Games have already incurred significant facial cuts in the first five days of the tournament. Algerian middleweight Ilyas...

  • producer August 11, 2016 1:11 pm

    Lawsuit: Ed Sheeran Copied R&B Classic ‘Let's Get It On'

    The family of a co-writer of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” is suing Ed Sheeran, claiming the British singer-songwriter’s hit, “Thinking Out Loud,” sounds too much like the soul classic.

  • NBC August 10, 2016 1:30 pm

    California Police Hunt Suspect After Search Volunteer Shot in Nevada County

    SWAT teams were scouring a remote canyon in northern California early Wednesday after a search-and-rescue volunteer was shot while looking for a missing hiker, officials said. NBC News reports the volunteer was shot in the hip while searching for a 75-year-old hiker in Nevada County, around 65 miles northeast of Sacramento. The victim was airlifted to the hospital, Sgt. Bob...

  • driver August 10, 2016 1:42 pm

    Rio Authorities Step up Security After Bus Windows Shattered

    Military police in Rio de Janeiro are stepping up security after projectiles struck a bus carrying journalists to the main Olympic Park, the organizing committee for the games said. While authorities said it was not immediately clear what struck the bus, a retired U.S. Air Force captain who now writes about women’s basketball said she was certain it was gunfire....

  • New York August 5, 2016 1:24 pm

    Neighbor Arrested in Arson of Black Firefighter's Home

    A former firefighter was arrested in a suspicious blaze that gutted the home of Kenneth Walker, the only black firefighter in North Tonawanda, New York, police said Thursday. The fire erupted two days after Walker reported finding a racist and threatening letter in his mailbox, NBC News reported North Tonawanda police Capt. Thomas Krantz said at a news conference that...

  • Florida February 25, 2020 12:06 am

    Teeny, Tiny Kitten Olympians Are as Good as Gold

    These Olympians are fleet of foot, shockingly flexible and fearless on the high bar. It helps that they’re all teeny tiny cats. As the opening ceremony in Rio nears, about 90 furry paw-thletes over at the Hallmark Channel are ready for some action of their own in the very first Kitten Summer Games, to coincide with the start of the...

  • London August 3, 2016 1:42 pm

    Harry Potter Script Sells More Than Two Million Copies in Two Days

    Not even “Hamilton” can keep up with these numbers. The script to the London stage production “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” sold more than 2 million print copies in North America in its first two days of publication, Scholastic announced Wednesday. That’s well below the 8.3 million copies sold in 2007 for the first day...

  • attorney August 2, 2016 1:56 pm

    Legal Tab for Prince Estate: $2M and Counting

    The legal bills for sorting out Prince’s estate are already running into the millions. The special administrator overseeing Prince’s estate is seeking permission to pay several law firms for work on the estate, with the biggest share — $1.9 million — going to the Stinson Leonard Street firm. Smaller amounts push the tab near $2 million, through June 30. Prince...

  • New York City July 13, 2016 9:15 pm

    Everything You Need to Know About K2, the Drug Linked to NYC Mass Overdose

    Despite dire warnings about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, popularly known by names such as K2, Spice, Black Mamba and Kronic, they continue to grow in popularity, NBC News reports. On Tuesday, 33 people were rushed to the hospital in Brooklyn with symptoms that suggested an overdose on the drugs. New York City’s health department told NBC New York there...

  • NBC July 14, 2016 11:29 am

    Deputies Free Bear Stuck in Car, but Don't Know How It Got Inside

    A black bear found stuck inside a car near Denver left sheriff’s deputies scratching their heads this week — it’s not clear how the wild animal managed to get inside. None of the car’s windows were broken and the door handles could not be easily lifted, the Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Department said in a Facebook post Tuesday. “Somehow this...

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention July 14, 2016 10:43 am

    Only 4 Countries Face Risks From Olympic-Related Zika Outbreak: Zika

    The upcoming Olympic games are not likely to have a major impact on the spread of Zika virus, although four developing countries could face a substantially higher risk, according to a new government estimate. U.S. researchers tried to calculate whether the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which is in the midst of a Zika epidemic, will lead to outbreaks that...

  • NBC July 13, 2016 4:21 pm

    Bear Wanders Into Unlocked Subaru, Locks Itself Inside

    A bear in Colorado entered and locked itself inside a Subaru on July 12, 2016. Annie Bruecker said her 2005 Subaru Outback was parked in her driveway overnight with the doors unlocked, which she said she typically doesn’t do. Her mom woke her up Tuesday morning after discovering the black bear trapped inside the SUV.

  • Sheriff July 11, 2016 7:00 pm

    Searchers Find 3 Missing Wisconsin Teens

    Searchers located three teenage boys on Monday that they had feared gotten lost in a labyrinthine abandoned mine in Wisconsin. The boys — Tate Rose and Zachary Heron, both 16, and 15-year-old Samuel Lein — had last been seen Sunday, and Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt said their bikes were found off a road near an entrance to the mine....

  • America July 14, 2016 8:15 am

    Jay Z Releases Song Following Police Shootings of Black Men

    Jay Z has released an emotional new song in response to this week’s fatal police shootings of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana.
    On “spiritual,” Jay Z raps, “Got my hands in the air, in despair, don’t shoot, I just want to do good.”

  • United States July 6, 2016 10:49 am

    Spice Girls Lip Sync Video Promotes Women's Rights

    A new video from the United Nations is using a 20-year-old hit song to ask girls around the world to tell them “what they really, really want.” The short lip sync video from The Global Goals for Sustainable Development takes the Spice Girls’ 1996 smash “Wannabe,” which introduced their message of “girl power” to the world, and refreshes it for...

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