New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is suspending his presidential bid, his campaign confirmed to NBC News.
Christie had announced Tuesday night that he would return home to New Jersey rather than head to South Carolina after his dismal performance in the New Hampshire primary.
With 8 percent of the vote, Christie finished in sixth place Tuesday night, behind Donald Trump, John Kasich, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush.
The Department of Justice is mulling legal action against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, after the city council moved to make several major revisions to a proposed federal consent decree.
The revisions called for by the Ferguson City Council, among other things, would require no mandate for payment of additional salary to police officers or jail staff, a cap on federal monitoring fees at $1 million and extended deadlines for the tentative agreement.
"The Ferguson City Council has attempted to unilaterally amend the negotiated agreement. Their vote to do so creates an unnecessary delay in the essential work to bring constitutional policing to the city, and marks an unfortunate outcome for concerned community members and Ferguson police officers," Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta balked, hours after the city council voted to approve the agreement contingent upon the DOJ consenting to the changes.
"The Department of Justice will take the necessary legal actions to ensure that Ferguson's policing and court practices comply with the Constitution and relevant federal laws," Gupta said.
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Two police officers died after a man shot a sheriff's deputy in the head inside a crowded restaurant in Abingdon, Maryland, Wednesday and shot another deputy during a shootout, authorities and witnesses said.
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said in an update that the deputies had died. The gunman also was killed and remarkably no bystanders were hurt.
The first shooting took place inside a Panera Bread restaurant in a shopping center in Abingdon, which is about 20 miles northeast of Baltimore. Police haven't released a motive for the shooting.
The governors competing for the Republican presidential nomination all tried to outdo each other in time spent in New Hampshire, staking their campaigns on an electorate more moderate and less religious than in Iowa.
But when the polls closed on the country's first primary, it was the candidate who barely stopped for a cup of coffee in the Granite State making the victory speech. Businessman Donald Trump, who skipped much of the retail politics for which New Hampshire is known, the intimate meet-and-greets at diners, in living rooms and at town meetings, came out on top with 35 percent of the vote.
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Republican candidate Carly Fiorina has suspended her campaign for president.
The former Hewlett-Packard executive's decision comes a day after a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primary, where she garnered just 4 percent of the vote. Fiorina, 61, was excluded from Saturday's Fox News debate in the Granite State.
Fiorina entered the tumultuous Republican primary in April. She promoted herself as an outsider with business experience and argued that as the lone woman in the GOP field she was best positioned to oppose likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking towards a virus in Puerto Rico to track how Zika may spread, NBC News reported.
The CDC says Zika is spreading the same way as chikungunya, a virus that’s also spread by mosquitos. Chukungunya, though,causes racking pain, so doctors paid attention to its spread.
The virus was first identified in the U.S. territory in May of 2014, but was spread in almost all of Puerto Rico by October. It has now spread in 45 countries with more than 1.7 million suspected cases reported.
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the organization is expecting to see “a significant number of cases” in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories.
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A sickened sea lion pup found curled up in a booth at The Marine Room restaurant in Southern California should make a full recovery, SeaWorld animal care specialists said Wednesday.
The pup nicknamed “Marina” was rescued in La Jolla by SeaWorld workers last week and was malnourished, dehydrated and suffering from an eye injury. She now is in a “stable but guarded” condition, specialists say.
In her time at the park, Marina gained four pounds, now weighing in at 24 pounds, and is slowly undergoing a rehydration process.
Animal care specialists say they are “cautiously optimistic” for her recovery.
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Researchers have named a species of black tarantula native to the Sierra Nevada foothills around Folsom, California, after country music legend Johnny Cash, who dressed in black and sang "Folsom Prison Blues."
What is unofficially the world's oldest snowball is finally over the hill.
"If I were 40, I'd be happy," says Betty Shamus, who looks nowhere near her true age of 82.
For the last four decades, she has preserved in her freezer a snowball her then 14-year-old son Jeffrey created on Feb. 5th, 1976 – the last time the floor of the Santa Clara Valley, in California, saw any significant snowfall.
The Shamus family built a snowman on the front lawn of their Almaden home before the snow quickly melted. And then, at her son's suggestion, they compacted what little remained into a round clump and saved it.
A Massachusetts stepfather pleaded guilty Wednesday to torturing and sexually abusing his two stepdaughters, while their mother pleaded guilty for allowing it to happen.
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Parents and teachers raised concerns about an elementary school volunteer and youth choir director accused of recording "vile sexual acts" between children on school grounds, but the principal took no action, claiming the teachers lacked proof, according to a lawsuit filed by the guardian of a victim.
The family that alerted police about possible sex abuse at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School last week is suing the school district and the suspect.
The civil complaint claims a 9-year-old boy was told by the accused teacher's aide, 22-year-old Deonte Carraway, that he was part of a "club."
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