• spokesman Dec 2, 2019

    Former ‘DWTS' Dancer Slams Substitute Teacher Lecturing His Child for Having 2 Dads

    A substitute teacher berated a Utah fifth grader after he said during a pre-Thanksgiving lesson that he was thankful he’s finally going to be adopted by his two dads, the parents said. The boy’s classmates said the teacher told him, “that’s nothing to be thankful for” and lectured the 30 kids in the class about her views on homosexuality. She...

  • NBC News Dec 1, 2019

    ‘Grinch Bots' Are Here to Ruin Your Holiday Shopping

    Consumers may think they’re avoiding the crush this holiday season by shopping online, unaware that as they’re trying to get through the digital doors, so too are hordes of bots. And they’re throwing elbows, NBC News reports. Up to 97 percent of all online traffic to retailer login pages this holiday shopping week comes from bots, largely operated by organized...

  • spokesman Nov 28, 2019

    40 Iraqi Protesters Slain in 24 Hours as Violence Spirals

    Security forces shot dead 40 anti-government protesters in over 24 hours amid spiraling violence in the capital and Iraq’s south, security and medical officials said, one day after an Iranian consulate was torched. Iran condemned the burning of its consulate in the holy city of Najaf as violence continued into the night across southern Iraq, where security forces had killed...

  • Associated Press Nov 21, 2019

    EPA Prosecutions of Polluters Approach Quarter-Century Lows

    Criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, deepening three years of overall enforcement declines, according to Justice Department statistics. And while the administration says it’s focusing on quality over quantity in pollution cases, using its enforcement resources to go after the biggest and worst offenders, an Associated Press analysis...

  • New York Nov 21, 2019

    Mike Bloomberg Files Federal Paperwork to Run for President in 2020

    Billionaire and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg filed official paperwork to run for president in the 2020 Democratic primary. It is a key procedural move and not a declaration that he is indeed running. A spokesman for Bloomberg explained that filing in the state of Alabama started a 15-day process to file with the FEC. “This is not an...

  • United States Nov 14, 2019

    Ford's First All-Electric SUV, the Mach-E, Will Be a Mustang

    Ford Motor is expanding its iconic Mustang franchise to include the automaker’s first-ever, all-electric SUV: the Mustang Mach-E. The vehicle, which will make its global debut Sunday in Los Angeles, marks the first time the Mustang name and badge have been used on a vehicle other than the two-door pony car since it debuted in 1964. Ford, prior to announcing...

  • spokesman Nov 11, 2019

    Turkey Starts Returning ISIS Fighters, Deports US National

    A U.S. national who is a member of the Islamic State group has been deported home, a Turkish official said Monday, as Ankara began repatriating captured foreign IS fighters. Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency that a German and a Danish national would also be deported later on Monday while seven German nationals would be...

  • spokesman Nov 6, 2019

    Family of Girl Shot on Halloween Told to Wait For Hours Outside Hospital in Cold

    A source tells NBC 5 that her family was likely discriminated at when they arrived at the hospital, forcing them to wait outside for hours in the cold.

  • attorney Nov 4, 2019

    Accused Santa Fe School Shooter Found Incompetent: Lawyer

    The trial for a teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school will be delayed while he receives mental health treatment, his attorney said Monday. The news comes after three experts — one for the defense, one appointed by the court and one picked by prosecutors — found Dimitrios Pagourtzis incompetent to stand trial, said Nick...

  • spokesman Nov 3, 2019

    Jane Fonda Spends Night in Jail After Demonstration Arrest

    Actress and activist Jane Fonda spent a night in a local jail after her fourth arrest in as many weeks while participating in a climate change demonstration on Capitol Hill. The 81-year-old Oscar winner was among more than 40 people arrested Friday while sitting in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building. A spokesman for Fire Drill Fridays, Ira...

  • China Nov 2, 2019

    UK Police Say Truck Victims From Vietnam; 3 Suspects Held

    All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck in England last week were Vietnamese nationals, British police said, as three more people were arrested in Ireland and Vietnam in the sprawling international investigation into what appears to be a people-smuggling tragedy. British detectives initially said the victims discovered near the southeast port of Purfleet on Oct. 23 were...

  • spokesman Nov 1, 2019

    7-Year-Old Girl Shot While Trick-or-Treating in Chicago

    The 7-year-old girl who was trick-or-treating on Halloween in Chicago’s West Side with her family remains in critical condition Friday as police interrogated a juvenile in custody. The girl was one of two people injured in the shooting that took place at around 5:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of West 26th Street in the city’s Little Village neighborhood, according...

  • spokesman Nov 1, 2019

    Girl Badly Wounded After Being Shot While Trick-or-Treating

    A 7-year-old girl was critically hurt after she was shot while trick-or-treating in Chicago on Thursday. NBC 5’s Lexi Sutter has all the late breaking details from Little Village.

  • spokesman Nov 1, 2019

    Child in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Chicago's Little Village Neighborhood

    Detectives are investigating after a child was shot and critically hurt in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood on the West Side.

  • president Nov 1, 2019

    Order to ‘Stick to Sports' Has Deadspin Site in Open Revolt, Staffers Quit En Masse

    Seven staff members at the popular website Deadspin quit on Wednesday as part of a dispute with management over its focus, a spokesman said. The resignations come after stories were posted on Deadspin in open defiance of management’s edict that its staff members stick to sports coverage and set aside other topics. “We’re sorry that they couldn’t work within this...

  • United States Oct 31, 2019

    Fire Burns Down Structures at Historic Japanese Shuri Castle

    A fire has spread among structures at Shuri Castle on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, nearly destroying the UNESCO World Heritage site. Firefighters were still battling the blaze a few hours after the fire started early Thursday, and nearby residents were evacuated to safer areas, Okinawa police spokesman Ryo Kochi said. The fire in Naha, the prefectural capital of Okinawa,...

  • finance Oct 30, 2019

    Former Juul Executive Sues Over Retaliation, Claims Company Knowingly Sold Tainted Nicotine Pods

    When e-cigarette market leader Juul removed its popular sweet flavors such as mango and creme from stores last year, co-founder Adam Bowen said publicly the company was willing to take a cut in sales to “do the right thing and prevent underage use.” The conversation at Juul’s San Francisco headquarters, though, was far different.

  • United States Oct 28, 2019

    Anti-Doping Agencies Subjected to ‘Significant' Cyberattacks

    Microsoft Corp. says a Russia-linked cyberhacking group has made “significant” attacks on at least 16 sports and anti-doping organizations across three continents since September. The technology company said Monday the attacks are coming from a group associated with Fancy Bear, which has hacked into systems at the World Anti-Doping Agency and elsewhere to publish reams of confidential medical material on...

  • spokesman Oct 26, 2019

    Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid Pull J&J Baby Powder From Shelves After FDA Finds Sub-Trace Levels of Asbestos

    Walmart, CVS Health and Rite Aid are pulling all containers of Johnson & Johnson’s 22-ounce baby powder after the FDA found sub-trace amounts of asbestos, the companies confirmed Thursday. “CVS Pharmacy is complying with Johnson & Johnson’s voluntary recall of Johnson’s Baby Powder 22 oz. and is removing this product from all stores and from CVS.com,” spokesman Mike DeAngelis said...

  • United States Oct 20, 2019

    3 US Soldiers Killed in Crash at Fort Stewart in Georgia

    U.S. Army officials say three soldiers were killed and three others were injured when the armored vehicle they were riding in rolled over into water during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia. Officials with the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s 3rd Infantry Division said in a news release that the crash occurred around 3:20 a.m. Sunday. The release had few additional...

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