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Signs to ease traffic on I-80 in East Bay set to come to life

Signs to ease traffic on I-80 in East Bay set to come to life

Fisherman kept 75-pound pearl under bed for 10 years, is possibly Caption Close New electronic signs will blink on Thursday in an attempt by traffic engineers to help motorists on one of the most congested sections of highway in the Bay Area avoid even …

Man convicted of throwing boiling water on same-sex couple

Man convicted of throwing boiling water on same-sex couple

(CNN)A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after being convicted of throwing boiling water on a sleeping same-sex couple. Martin Blackwell was convicted of two counts of aggravated assault and eight counts of aggravated battery in an Atlanta …

Multiple tornadoes in central Indiana

Multiple tornadoes in central Indiana

Multiple tornadoes in central Indiana Multiple tornadoes touched down in central Indiana on Wednesday, tearing the roof off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cutting power to thousands of people. (Aug. 24) Check out …

Partisan Divide Blurs Americans' Support for Balanced Immigration Reform

Partisan Divide Blurs Americans’ Support for Balanced Immigration Reform

Americans are in general agreement that the way to fix immigration is with a balanced approach of a path to citizenship and border security and without a border wall. But when you divide them up by who they support in the presidential race, the agreement …

Family of Charles Vacca, gun instructor killed by girl with Uzi, sues Arizona range

Family of Charles Vacca, gun instructor killed by girl with Uzi, sues Arizona range

KINGMAN, Ariz. –The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has sued the business, alleging it should not have allowed a child to use the high-powered weapon. The wrongful-death lawsuit …

Surgeon general takes unprecedented step amid opioid epidemic

Surgeon general takes unprecedented step amid opioid epidemic

Opioids cause more than 1,000 emergency room visits and kills 78 people every day. “I think this is one of our greatest public health threats and it’s one that we have to respond to with speed and with urgency,” U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told …

OutFront: LGBTQ Advocate Abstaining From Sex for a Year to Donate Blood

OutFront: LGBTQ Advocate Abstaining From Sex for a Year to Donate Blood

Giving blood is something openly gay college senior Jay Franzone has always wanted to do. Under Food and Drug Administration recommendations, he first has to abstain from sex for a year. And Franzone plans to do just that. “People have climbed in the …

Mathmetician solves puzzle of parking lots

Mathmetician solves puzzle of parking lots

A Mathematician has discovered a simple trick which could revolutionize car parking. Professor David Percy, of Salford University, was frustrated by the poor geometry of car parks, which generally feature parking spaces arranged at a 90 degree angle to the …

No charges for officer, FBI agent who killed man believed to be targeting police

No charges for officer, FBI agent who killed man believed to be targeting police

Prosecutors will not seek criminal charges against a Boston officer and an FBI agent who fatally shot a man last year who they believed was plotting an attack against police, authorities announced on Wednesday. “The use of deadly force was a lawful …

The Latest: Flood Grants Available for Small Businesses.

The Latest: Flood Grants Available for Small Businesses.

Business and economic development groups from across south Louisiana have teamed up to launch the Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund, which aims to give grants to companies hurt by the historic flood. Ansley Zehnder, a spokeswoman for the Baton Rouge …

SEE IT: Waiter at Texas restaurant opens fire at lunchtime after fight with customer

SEE IT: Waiter at Texas restaurant opens fire at lunchtime after fight with customer

Hey, he’s committed to the job. A waiter at a Texas restaurant where servers wear fake guns with their uniforms whipped out a real weapon and opened fire Wednesday during a lunchtime dispute with a customer. A witness sent KEN5 chaotic cell phone footage …

Italy Earthquake: Rescuers Dig for Survivors as Death Toll Climbs

Italy Earthquake: Rescuers Dig for Survivors as Death Toll Climbs

AMATRICE, Italy — Rescue teams aided by sniffer dogs searched for survivors Thursday, more than 24 hours after a powerful earthquake reduced several central Italian towns to rubble and killed almost 250 people. Helicopters buzzed overhead as crews used …

Ben Schwartz Finally Confirms That 'Stranger Things' Theory

Ben Schwartz Finally Confirms That ‘Stranger Things’ Theory

And nothing about the series has caused more contemplation than a theory popularized by Uproxx that says Steve Harrington, Nancy’s boo, is possibly the father of Jean-Ralphio from “Parks and Recreation.” Just look at the evidence! They look like each …

Over 200 Indiana Residents Placed in Shelters After Tornado

Over 200 Indiana Residents Placed in Shelters After Tornado

The mayor of Komomo, Indiana, said he feels “very grateful” this morning after no deaths or serious injuries were reported from a devastating storm and tornado that hit the town Wednesday, flattening buildings and damaging homes. About 10 to 15 minor …

Italy Earthquake: 10-Year-Old Girl Rescued From Rubble 17 Hours Later

Italy Earthquake: 10-Year-Old Girl Rescued From Rubble 17 Hours Later

It took 17 hours and several firefighters to rescue her, but 10-year-old Giulia was pulled from the rubble alive today after an earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday. As rescue workers raced to find survivors beneath the crumbled buildings in the town …

Dangerous inmate on the loose after being released in error

Dangerous inmate on the loose after being released in error

LANSING – Police, state corrections officials and U.S. Marshals are searching this morning for a potentially dangerous felon after he was mistakenly released by Oakland County officials after a court appearance Wednesday, a Corrections Department …

Survivor of Minneapolis bridge collapse accused of trying to join ISIS

Survivor of Minneapolis bridge collapse accused of trying to join ISIS

A survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people now faces terror charges after authorities say he traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, departing the U.S. just a few weeks after collecting more than $91,000 in …

Suspected burglar arrested after hitching ride on school bus

Suspected burglar arrested after hitching ride on school bus

The driver threw him under the bus. A suspected burglar, who caught a ride on a Manatee County school bus, was turned into the police by the driver, according to WTSP. Eric Hall, 28, who the driver mistook for a student, hopped onboard the bus just before …

San Jose cop, 22 others arrested in probe, alligator seized

San Jose cop, 22 others arrested in probe, alligator seized

An exhaustive probe into a northern California Vietnamese crime ring has reaped 23 arrests, including that of a San Jose police officer accused of leaking confidential information to gang members. The multi-agency probe, which was named “Operation Gang of …

Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton “sees people of color only as votes”

Donald Trump is taking name calling to a new level. At a rally in Jackson, Mississippi, Trump called rival Hillary Clinton a “bigot,” and accused the Democratic Party of using minority communities to garner votes. “Hillary Clinton is a bigot..

Being overweight may increase risk of 8 cancers

Being overweight may increase risk of 8 cancers

Maintaining a healthy body weight could help ward off even more types of cancer than researchers previously thought. A study published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine found excess weight was linked to eight additional types of cancer …

EpiPen maker offers coupons after price-gouging backlash

EpiPen maker offers coupons after price-gouging backlash

The drug company under fire for price-gouging its life-saving EpiPen promised to offer discounts amid the furious uproar over the 500% price hike. Mylan said it would offer $300 coupons to “patients who are facing the burden of higher out-of-pocket costs.”

Subway punk knifes straphanger over loitering complaint

Subway punk knifes straphanger over loitering complaint

Cops have arrested a 17-year-old boy they claim slashed a 42-year-old subway commuter at a Harlem train station who complained the teen was blocking the turnstiles, officials said Thursday. Victor Cherry, of the Bronx, was picked up on the same train line …

The Latest: Outside Crews Helping Tornado-Hit Indiana City

The Latest: Outside Crews Helping Tornado-Hit Indiana City

The mayor of Kokomo says crews from elsewhere in the state are coming to the central Indiana city to help restore power and clean up debris in the tornado-hit community. Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight said Thursday morning that he’s grateful that no one was …

Minneapolis Bridge Collapse Survivor Mohamed Roble Charged With Joining ISIS

Minneapolis Bridge Collapse Survivor Mohamed Roble Charged With Joining ISIS

A Minnesota man who survived a 2007 bridge collapse in Minneapolis that killed over a dozen people has been charged with conspiring to support ISIS, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Mohamed Amiin Ali Roble, 20, is accused of traveling to Syria and …

First Read: Trump's Stunning Flip-Flop on Immigration

First Read: Trump’s Stunning Flip-Flop on Immigration

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter. Earlier this week, we wrote that Trump was weighing the possibility of backtracking– as difficult as it …

West Virginia state troopers care for child found covered in vomit

West Virginia state troopers care for child found covered in vomit

(CNN)It must have been a heartbreaking sight during a routine traffic stop – a baby in the backseat, covered in vomit. But no worries, because West Virginia state troopers knew just what to do. The baby was found after troopers pulled over a suspected …

Ocearch says it's found first-ever great white sharks birthing site

Ocearch says it’s found first-ever great white sharks birthing site

Ocearchsaid its team of fishermen and scientists has found the first known birthing site for great white sharks on the North Atlantic Coast. After 26 expeditions, Ocearch said the birthing site in the famous waters off Montauk, Long Island is the most …

Getting enough omega-3 may cut risk of diabetic retinopathy

Getting enough omega-3 may cut risk of diabetic retinopathy

For adults with type 2 diabetes, following a Mediterranean diet including at least two servings of fatty fish per week may lower the risk of diabetic retinopathy, according to an observational study from Spain. The researchers analyzed data on people …

Dogs dismember man after escaping through fence in Florida, witnesses say

Dogs dismember man after escaping through fence in Florida, witnesses say

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed the identity of the man killed in a dog attack is that of 83-year-old Michael Downing. The hole in the fence where witnesses said the dogs came through is now boarded up. Witnesses Mackenzie Partin and Eddie …

A Decade Has Passed Since Paris Hilton And Kim Kardashian Ignored Tara Reid Outside Hyde Lounge

A Decade Has Passed Since Paris Hilton And Kim Kardashian Ignored Tara Reid Outside Hyde Lounge

Hyde Lounge was a nightclub located on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and North Laurel Avenue in Hollywood. Along with Les Deux, Club LAX and Guy’s, it was one of the best known celebrity hotspots during the mid-aughts. Those were the years when …

Trump Rally Attendees Shrug Off 'Softening' on Immigration -- So Far

Trump Rally Attendees Shrug Off ‘Softening’ on Immigration – So Far

JACKSON, MS – Donald Trump seemed to back away this week from a cornerstone of his campaign: His hardline stance on illegal immigration, including his support for mass deportations and opposition to legalization for undocumented immigrants. The move …

First Read's Morning Clips: Where Does the GOP Go From Here?

First Read’s Morning Clips: Where Does the GOP Go From Here?

OFF TO THE RACES: Where will the Republican Party go after 2016? Don’t miss the third installment of our United States of Trump series by Leigh Ann Caldwell and Benjy Sarlin, with photos from Mark Peterson and video by Matt Rivera. In this chapter, our …

Family sues Arizona gun range after 9-year-old kills their dad

Family sues Arizona gun range after 9-year-old kills their dad

August 25, 2016, 8:08 AM |Two years ago today, a then-9-year-old girl accidentally shot an Uzi gun and killed instructor Charles Vacca at an Arizona gun range. Now the instructor’s family is suing the gun range for wrongful death. Vacca’s children say a 9 …

Trump campaign manager: Campaign

Trump campaign manager: Campaign “not at all” a platform for alt-right

Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, is denying that her candidate has any connections to the so-called “alt-right” political philosophy, pushing back on the issue after Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday that she would be focusing her …

Brazil Senate Opens Rousseff's Impeachment Trial

Brazil Senate Opens Rousseff’s Impeachment Trial

BRASILIA ― Brazil’s Senate will open the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday and hear witnesses for and against the leftist leader who is expected to be removed from office next week on charges of breaking budget laws.

Paid sick leave reduces flu rate 'significantly,' paper says

Paid sick leave reduces flu rate ‘significantly,’ paper says

Everyone knows staying home from work when you have the flu helps protect your co-workers from getting sick. Unfortunately, not everyone does it. A new National Bureau of Economic Research paper argues that one reason for that is access to paid sick leave.

This Slaughterhouse Will Let You Watch What Actually Happens Inside

This Slaughterhouse Will Let You Watch What Actually Happens Inside

If you google the term “slaughterhouse photos,” the results tend to have certain adjectives connected to them — “shocking,” “heartbreaking.” Even, simply, “horror.” Evidence of such abuses is typically only obtained through undercover …

Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the West

Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the West

Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires were burning in the West, and firefighters were making initial attacks on another 112 new blazes to prevent them from spreading. Firefighters in the region mostly faced windy, dry conditions that have fanned flames …

Universal Patents A Wand And Spells Ride That Sounds Perfect For A New Harry Potter Attraction

Universal Patents A Wand And Spells Ride That Sounds Perfect For A New Harry Potter Attraction

Hold on to your sorting hats, folks. Looks like a new ride might be on its way to Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The Orlando Business Journal reported Monday on a new patent filed by NBCUniversal subsidiary Universal City Studios …

Girl trapped for 17 hours rescued after Italy quake

Girl trapped for 17 hours rescued after Italy quake

Girl trapped for 17 hours rescued after Italy quake Rescuers cheered when the 10-year-old girl was safely pulled from the rubble in Pescara del Tronto. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2bqpfHA Rescuers cheered when the 10-year-old girl …

Multiple Tornadoes in Central Indiana

Multiple Tornadoes in Central Indiana

Raw: Filipino Fisherman Discloses Gigantic Pearl

Raw: Filipino Fisherman Discloses Gigantic Pearl

Raw: Kokomo, Indiana Hit Hard by Torndado

Raw: Kokomo, Indiana Hit Hard by Torndado

Raw: Drone Footage Shows Italy Quake Damage

Raw: Drone Footage Shows Italy Quake Damage

Raw: Ancient Pagodas Damaged in Myanmar Quake

Raw: Ancient Pagodas Damaged in Myanmar Quake

Life Stories: Blogger, Activist Jenn Fang | NBC Asian America

Life Stories: Blogger, Activist Jenn Fang | NBC Asian America

In Iran, Kidney Donors Get Paid

In Iran, Kidney Donors Get Paid

Raw: Video Shows Iranian Boats Near US Ship

Raw: Video Shows Iranian Boats Near US Ship

Woman Dies After Delaware Zip Line Fall

Woman Dies After Delaware Zip Line Fall

Raw: NKorea's Kim Celebrates Sub Missile Launch

Raw: NKorea’s Kim Celebrates Sub Missile Launch

Raw: Idaho Wildfire Moving Fast North and East

Raw: Idaho Wildfire Moving Fast North and East

Raw: More Than 200 Dead in Italy Quake

Raw: More Than 200 Dead in Italy Quake

Raw: Fires in Yellowstone, Grand Teton Parks

Raw: Fires in Yellowstone, Grand Teton Parks

Katie Ledecky Throws Out Nationals First Pitch

Katie Ledecky Throws Out Nationals First Pitch

Trump Welcomes Brexit Campaigner at Miss. Rally

Trump Welcomes Brexit Campaigner at Miss. Rally

Brother of Deaf Man Shot: Police 'Inaccessible'

Brother of Deaf Man Shot: Police ‘Inaccessible’

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes to Fight Zika

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes to Fight Zika

More than 150 Dead, 368 Injured After Earthquake Strikes Central Italy | NBC Nightly News

More than 150 Dead, 368 Injured After Earthquake Strikes Central Italy | NBC Nightly News

Video Shows Starbucks Being Flattened as Tornado Hits Indiana Town | NBC Nightly News

Video Shows Starbucks Being Flattened as Tornado Hits Indiana Town | NBC Nightly News

Texas Students Protest Gun Law with Sex Toys

Texas Students Protest Gun Law with Sex Toys

Multiple Tornadoes in Central Indiana

Multiple Tornadoes in Central Indiana

Bill Clinton Defends Embattled Family Foundation

Bill Clinton Defends Embattled Family Foundation

Concerns Grow Over Rising Cost of EpiPens

Concerns Grow Over Rising Cost of EpiPens

Clinton Keeps Stay-the-Course Strategy

Clinton Keeps Stay-the-Course Strategy

Trump Again Urges Minorities to Vote For Him

Trump Again Urges Minorities to Vote For Him

Why the Italy Earthquake Was Uniquely Devastating | NBC News

Why the Italy Earthquake Was Uniquely Devastating | NBC News

State Department Responds To Attack On American University In Kabul | NBC News

State Department Responds To Attack On American University In Kabul | NBC News

Simone Biles Returns Home After Olympics Sweep

Simone Biles Returns Home After Olympics Sweep

Face Transplant Patient: 'Now I Have Hope'

Face Transplant Patient: ‘Now I Have Hope’

Raw: World's Largest Aircraft Has Bumpy Landing

Raw: World’s Largest Aircraft Has Bumpy Landing

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