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Tucson mayor carjacked at gunpoint, city-owned Prius stolen

Tucson mayor carjacked at gunpoint, city-owned Prius stolen

PHOENIX — Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was carjacked at gunpoint Saturday morning and his city-owned Toyota Prius was stolen, according to police. The mayor was uninjured, but the carjacker is still at large, Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan said.

Trump draws 9,000 for campaign-like rally in Florida

Trump draws 9,000 for campaign-like rally in Florida

The President and First Lady visited Melbourne, where thousands packed the AeroMod hangar and outside to see the event. Video by Tim Shortt. Posted 2/18/17. Embed Share The First Lady Melania Trump introduces her husband with reciting the Lord’s Prayer.

Swedes baffled by Trump's suggestion of major incident

Swedes baffled by Trump’s suggestion of major incident

HELSINKI – Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump’s remark that suggested a major incident had happened in Sweden. During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said “look what’s happening last night in Sweden …

Daunting urban terrain as Iraqis push into western Mosul

Daunting urban terrain as Iraqis push into western Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul’s militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group officially began. The fight for Iraq’s second largest city — roughly …

President Trump's motorcade hit by wood; 5 students face charges

President Trump’s motorcade hit by wood; 5 students face charges

President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport to spend part of the weekend at Mar-a-Lago resort on February 17, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Authorities say a vehicle in …

North Korean Regime Blamed As Kim Jong Nam Death Investigation Widens

North Korean Regime Blamed As Kim Jong Nam Death Investigation Widens

South Korea’s government says it’s convinced the North Korean regime orchestrated the bizarre poisoning death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “We are observing this pointless and merciless incident with grave …

SpaceX Trying Again to Launch Rocket From Historic Moon Pad

SpaceX Trying Again to Launch Rocket From Historic Moon Pad

Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP) – SpaceX is taking another shot at launching a rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad. As dawn broke Sunday over Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, the unmanned Falcon rocket stood at Launch Complex 39A, poised to deliver supplies to …

Family Surrenders Dog To Utah Shelter With A Heartbreaking Letter

Family Surrenders Dog To Utah Shelter With A Heartbreaking Letter

When Rhino Lightning’s family surrendered him at the Humane Society of Utah, they left him with a note in a spiral notebook written by a heartbroken kid. “He was my puppy,” the kid wrote of the 3-year-old dog. “I really hope he is in a good …

Accused murderer dies after fight with police officer in Texas

Accused murderer dies after fight with police officer in Texas

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – An accused murderer waiting for his day in court died after a fight with a police officer, and family friends reacted to his death, reports CBSDFW. Joshua Henry, 30, was out on bond after his arrest for the murder of a Fort Worth …

U.S. deploys carrier to contentious South China Sea

U.S. deploys carrier to contentious South China Sea

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The United States deployed aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to patrol the increasingly contentious South China Sea on Saturday despite Beijing’s warnings not to challenge its sovereignty in the resource-rich sea. In a statement …

When Japanese Americans Were Caged: 75 Years After Executive Order 9066

When Japanese Americans Were Caged: 75 Years After Executive Order 9066

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the World War II incarcerations of Japanese Americans. Over the next five years, more than 120,000 people, two-thirds of whom were native-born United …

McCain Warns Suppressing Press ‘Is How Dictators Get Started’

McCain Warns Suppressing Press ‘Is How Dictators Get Started’

Republican Sen. John McCain took a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media, cautioning that suppressing the press “is how dictators get started.” McCain, who has broken with Trump on several issues, made the comments in an exclusive …

No. 13 Kentucky rebuffs Georgia

No. 13 Kentucky rebuffs Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. – Kentucky remained in a first-place tie with Florida in the SEC with a thrilling 82-77 victory at Georgia on Saturday that featured 13 ties and 15 lead changes. “Anytime we win a road game in our league I’m ecstatic,” Kentucky coach John …

Workouts that take minutes attract fans and critics

Workouts that take minutes attract fans and critics

Not long ago, Trevor Speed, 34, of Kelowna, British Columbia, was a busy professional and expectant father who never found time for exercise. Today, he has a demanding but time-efficient routine: Three times a week, he hops on his stationary bike or …

Where Trump’s travel ban stands

Where Trump’s travel ban stands

President Trump plans to issue a new executive order on immigration next week that will be “tailored” to address the objections of a federal appeals court. But the legal battle over the controversial policy is far from over. Any new travel ban is sure …

Malaysia searching for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

Malaysia searching for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s police are looking for four more North Korean suspects who they say left the country the same day the North Korean leader’s brother died after being attacked at the Kuala Lumpur airport. Deputy national police …

Flooding fears heighten as another powerful storm takes aim at Northern California

Flooding fears heighten as another powerful storm takes aim at Northern California

As Southern California dug out of damaging winter storms, there was growing anxiety in Northern California that another round of punishing rain and snow forecast for this week would further tax the region’s already strained flood control systems.

EU Citizens Living in U.K. Face Legal Chaos, Observer Reports

EU Citizens Living in U.K. Face Legal Chaos, Observer Reports

European Union citizens living in the U.K. will face a “legal no-man’s land” after Brexit, according to a document obtained by the Observer newspaper. European lawmakers and officials foresee problems because Britain lacks information on which EU …

Malaysia Says 4 N. Korean Suspects in Kim Death Fled Country

Malaysia Says 4 N. Korean Suspects in Kim Death Fled Country

Police have detained four other suspects to help with probe Malaysia is seeking four North Korean suspects who fled the Southeast Asian nation on the day the half-brother of dictator Kim Jong Un was murdered. The cause of death for Kim Jong Nam is still …

U.S. Policy on North Korea ‘Not Working,’ Chinese Official Says

U.S. Policy on North Korea ‘Not Working,’ Chinese Official Says

The U.S. policy of maintaining sanctions and military pressure on North Korea while refusing to talk to the country isn’t working and will only make matters worse, a Chinese official said Saturday, venting Beijing’s impatience with the stalemate over …

Iraqi forces launch push to take western Mosul from IS

Iraqi forces launch push to take western Mosul from IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul’s militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group officially began. The fight for Iraq’s second largest city — roughly …

McCain defends the media in NBC interview

McCain defends the media in NBC interview

In an interview on NBC airing on Sunday, Senator John McCain defended the media, saying “we need a free press, we must have it.” In an interview with NBC News’ Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” the Republican senator was asked to respond to President …

McCain says suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started'

McCain says suppressing free press is ‘how dictators get started’

MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, defending the media against the latest attack by President Donald Trump, warned suppressing the free press was “how dictators get started.” The Arizona Republican, a frequent critic of Trump, was responding to a …

Rain postpones Clash at Daytona until Sunday

Rain postpones Clash at Daytona until Sunday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rain at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday caused the start of the Advance Auto Parts Clash exhibition race to be postponed until 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The race was originally scheduled to start at approximate 8 p.m. ET Saturday.

Large crowd of protesters gathers near Trump rally

Large crowd of protesters gathers near Trump rally

Protesters gather outside the rally for President Donald Trump. Video by Malcolm Denemark Posted 2-18-17 MELBOURNE, Fla. — Hundreds of demonstrators lined Apollo Boulevard before, during and after President Trump’s rally Saturday. Organized by Women …

Iraqi PM announces operation launch to retake half of Mosul from Islamic State

Iraqi PM announces operation launch to retake half of Mosul from Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation early Sunday morning on state television, saying government …

Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS

Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS

HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul city, a battle that is expected to be prolonged and difficult due to a densely …

Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother Killed: Four More North Korean’s Wanted by Police

Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother Killed: Four More North Korean’s Wanted by Police

KUALA LUMPUR — In the latest twist in the suspected assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Malaysian police say they are now hunting for four North Korean suspects. Kim Jong Nam died on Monday after being …

Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump project to New Mexico

Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump project to New Mexico

Actor Shia LaBeouf has brought his anti-Trump performance-art piece to New Mexico on Saturday. The Albuquerque Journal reported that LaBeouf, along with two others, brought the 24-hour live-streaming camera performance piece to Albuquerque. The camera was …

Revived by rally, Trump turns back to governing

Revived by rally, Trump turns back to governing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One day after delighting in a massive campaign-style rally, President Donald Trump is turning back to the business of governing. Trump, who is spending the weekend at his private club in Florida, plans to spend Sunday …

Tucson mayor carjacked at gunpoint, city-owned Prius stolen

Tucson mayor carjacked at gunpoint, city-owned Prius stolen

PHOENIX — Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was carjacked at gunpoint Saturday morning and his city-owned Toyota Prius was stolen, according to police. The mayor was uninjured, but the carjacker is still at large, Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan said.

Iraq launches offensive to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State

Iraq launches offensive to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State

Iraqi forces early morning Sunday began a large-scale offensive to seize the western side of Mosul, Islamic State’s de-facto capital in Iraq. It was the second phase of the campaign liberate the city from Islamic State. An earlier offensive had taken the …

Sarah Al Suhaimi Will Become First Woman to Head Saudi Bourse

Sarah Al Suhaimi Will Become First Woman to Head Saudi Bourse

NCB Capital Co. Chief Executive Officer Sarah Al Suhaimi will become the first woman to chair Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange, the largest bourse in the Middle East. Al Suhaimi was appointed chairwoman of the Tadawul, replacing Khalid Al Rabiah, the …

IMF to Loan Mongolia $440 Million as Part of $5.5b Bailout

IMF to Loan Mongolia $440 Million as Part of $5.5b Bailout

Mongolia reached an initial agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a three-year program that includes a $440 million loan package as part of a $5.5 billion bailout to help the north Asian country with looming debt repayments. “The Asian …

Iraq Launches Offensive to Re-Take Part of Mosul From ISIS: Prime Minister

Iraq Launches Offensive to Re-Take Part of Mosul From ISIS: Prime Minister

Iraq’s prime minister on Sunday announced an offensive to seize control of the western coast of the city of Mosul from the terror group ISIS. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on state television Sunday morning that the new push has begun.

Election Day A Holiday? California Bill Looks To Give Workers Paid Vacation To Vote

Election Day A Holiday? California Bill Looks To Give Workers Paid Vacation To Vote

Lawmakers in California have introduced a bill into the State Assembly aimed at increasing voter turnout by making Election Day a paid holiday, according to local reports Friday. Private businesses would not be required to halt operations, but the bill’s …

White House chief of staff says take Trump seriously when he calls press

White House chief of staff says take Trump seriously when he calls press “the enemy”

Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, advised Americans to take President Trump’s attacks on the media “seriously,” following the president’s denunciations of the press as the “enemy.” “There’s been a debate about when to take the …

Arrests made in connection to Utah girl, 14, found injured in canal, police say

Arrests made in connection to Utah girl, 14, found injured in canal, police say

The dry canal where a Utah girl was found. SMITHFIELD, Utah –Two men have been taken into custody in connection to a 14-year-old Utah girl who was found injured about six hours after she went missing, Smithfield County police said Saturday. A family …

Thousands Remain Without Power as California Cleans Up After Deadly Storm

Thousands Remain Without Power as California Cleans Up After Deadly Storm

Utility crews in Southern California continued Saturday to try and restore power to tens of thousands of people after a major rainstorm drenched the region, flooding freeways and contributing to five deaths. More than 50,000 customers in the Los Angeles …

Lisa Marie Presley's Twins Taken Into Protective Custody Amid Claims Michael Lockwood Collected ''Inappropriate'' Footage of Children

Lisa Marie Presley’s Twins Taken Into Protective Custody Amid Claims Michael Lockwood Collected ”Inappropriate” Footage of Children

Presley also addressed the alleged photos in the documents and notes that her two 8-year-old daughters are “under the care of DCFS, pursuant to dependency court orders.” “When I discovered the photos on [Lockwood’s] computer, and viewed the videos, I was …

After son's suicide, dad starts 'The Kindness Challenge'

After son’s suicide, dad starts ‘The Kindness Challenge’

HOLMDEL, N.J. – A New Jersey father mourning the suicide of his son figured a few dozen family friends might join the page he launched on Facebook, his attempt to share stories of kindness and to urge people to do good deeds without expecting anything in …

Raw: VP Mike Pence Visits Dachau

Raw: VP Mike Pence Visits Dachau

Raw: Tomato War in Chile Has People Seeing Red

Raw: Tomato War in Chile Has People Seeing Red

Trump Supporters Say He is Keeping His Promises

Trump Supporters Say He is Keeping His Promises

Supporter Joins Trump on Fla. Rally Stage

Supporter Joins Trump on Fla. Rally Stage

Trump Attacks Media at Fla. Rally

Trump Attacks Media at Fla. Rally

Trump: 'White House is Running So Smoothly'

Trump: ‘White House is Running So Smoothly’

Raw: Heavy Rains Pound Southern California

Raw: Heavy Rains Pound Southern California

Raw: LA Sinkhole Swallows Cars Amid Storms

Raw: LA Sinkhole Swallows Cars Amid Storms

SpaceX Launch Halted Just Before Liftoff

SpaceX Launch Halted Just Before Liftoff

Powerful Storm Hits Calif. With Heavy Rain

Powerful Storm Hits Calif. With Heavy Rain

Donald Trump Admin. 'In Disarray," Sen. McCain Tells European Security Conference | NBC Nightly News

Donald Trump Admin. ‘In Disarray,” Sen. McCain Tells European Security Conference | NBC Nightly News

Target Bomb Plot: Man Allegedly Planned To Put Bombs On Store Shelves | NBC Nightly News

Target Bomb Plot: Man Allegedly Planned To Put Bombs On Store Shelves | NBC Nightly News

Inspiring America: Encouraging Girls To Pick Up Skateboarding | NBC Nightly News

Inspiring America: Encouraging Girls To Pick Up Skateboarding | NBC Nightly News

These Oklahoma Doctors Are Cutting Surgery Costs by As Much As 90 Percent | NBC Nightly News

These Oklahoma Doctors Are Cutting Surgery Costs by As Much As 90 Percent | NBC Nightly News

Trump National Guard Plan Not a Welcome Idea

Trump National Guard Plan Not a Welcome Idea

No New Evidence in Ind. Dead Girls Investigation

No New Evidence in Ind. Dead Girls Investigation

DHS Weighed Natl Guard For Immigration Roundups

DHS Weighed Natl Guard For Immigration Roundups

Michigan Sports Doctor Ordered To Stand Trial

Michigan Sports Doctor Ordered To Stand Trial

John Glenn's Widow Celebrating 97th Birthday

John Glenn’s Widow Celebrating 97th Birthday

NY Woman Hits Half-Court Shot, Plus a Proposal

NY Woman Hits Half-Court Shot, Plus a Proposal

Analysis: Nat. Guard Enforcement May Be Illegal

Analysis: Nat. Guard Enforcement May Be Illegal

Trump: Stop 'Foreign Cheating'

Trump: Stop ‘Foreign Cheating’

Startup 8i Is Bringing Holograms To The Masses | Mach | NBC News

Startup 8i Is Bringing Holograms To The Masses | Mach | NBC News

Trump Visits Boeing Facility in SC, Talks Jobs

Trump Visits Boeing Facility in SC, Talks Jobs

Raw: Trump Tours Boeing Facility in SC

Raw: Trump Tours Boeing Facility in SC

Scott Pruitt Confirmed by Senate to Lead the EPA

Scott Pruitt Confirmed by Senate to Lead the EPA

Kraft May Pursue Unilever Deal After Being Rejected

Kraft May Pursue Unilever Deal After Being Rejected

McConnell: Not A Fan Of Trump's Daily Tweets

McConnell: Not A Fan Of Trump’s Daily Tweets

Schumer Calls Natl. Guard Proposal 'Despicable'

Schumer Calls Natl. Guard Proposal ‘Despicable’

Raw: Trump Departs White House with Grandkids

Raw: Trump Departs White House with Grandkids

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