President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was “deeply disturbed” by footage of the fatal shooting of a Chicago teen, whose death has made national headlines and sparked protests throughout the city.
Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Chicago's Loop during rush hour Wednesday calling for "justice for Laquan" after video of the teen's fatal 2014 shooting was released Tuesday.
Demonstrators marched down State Street and at one point blocked traffic near State and Randolph streets. They were heard chanting "the whole damn system is guilty."
Several protests have been planned in Chicago, including a number of demonstrations scheduled to take place on Black Friday, following the release of video showing the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
A Chicago police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting. Dash-cam video of the incident shows McDonald, who police say was armed with a knife, walking away from police officers at the scene before being shot. In the video of the shooting, McDonald's body appears to jerk repeatedly from additional gunshots while he’s on the ground.
The beginning of the Nov. 13 massacre at Paris's Bataclan concert hall sounded like firecrackers to the sound engineer for California rock band Eagles of Death Metal. Then he saw fans fall to the floor.
Shawn London was among the first to realize what was happening, he told Vice news in the band's first interview on the attacks. "Injuries. Death. And then, also, running," he said. "There was nowhere to go."
One of the gunmen looked at London, then shot at him, but the bullets missed, NBC News reported. He dropped down and huddled with others: "He stayed there and continued to shoot and shoot and slaughter and just scream at the top of his lungs, 'Allah Akbar.' And that's when I instantly knew what was going on."
On stage, each member of the band panicked, choosing different routes that ultimately led them out of the club. One employee, British merchandise manager Nick Alexander, was among the 89 who died.
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Millions of Americans will travel to visit family and friends and stuff themselves with turkey and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. But how much do you know about the holiday’s origins and why we celebrate? Test your knowledge of the history behind Turkey Day with this quiz.
The Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia includes a plaque commemorating the Potomac River as "The River of Blood" during the Civil War — but historians say no battle ever was fought at that location and the "River of Blood" name was never used.
Far beyond the entrance of the golf course, along a bank of the Potomac, is a plaque that commemorates the history of the river.
"Many great Americans, both of the North and South died at this spot," the inscription says, as The New York Times was first to report. "The casualties were so great that the water would turn red and become known as 'The River of Blood.'"
President Barack Obama said Wednesday there is no specific intelligence indicating a terror "plot on the homeland" and tried to reassure Americans to go ahead with their Thanksgiving plans.
"I want the American people to know that we are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe," Obama said in a statement after meeting with his national security advisers on the eve of Thanksgiving.
Obama said the U.S. is stepping up pressure on ISIS and doing everything to prevent Paris-style attacks at home and abroad.
"Since 9/11, we've taken extraordinary measures to improve our homeland security," he added. "And that's something we should all be thankful for."
The president said "in the event of a specific, credible threat, the public will be informed."
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NFL legend Frank Gifford, who died in August, had brain damage that's been associated with playing football and other high-impact sports, his family said Wednesday.
Gifford's family said he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which brain researchers have linked to repeated concussions.
"We decided to disclose our loved one’s condition to honor Frank’s legacy of promoting player safety dating back to his involvement in the formation of the NFL Players Association in the 1950s," his family said in a statement.
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A student. An art critic. An architect. An engineer. The 130 people killed in Paris during the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks came from all walks of life and represented "youth in all its diversity," according to French President Francois Hollande. Here are their portraits. More names and photos will be added as information is confirmed and available.
Penn State could face more claims from six or more alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky, according to documents published by the university.
The university has previously disclosed in legal filings that it rejected the claims of six other alleged victims when it concluded the 2013 settlement, NBC News reported.
"Additional claims could be paid in the future," the statement said.
In its audited financial statement for fiscal year 2015, the university reported this week that it has paid or set aside a total of $92.8 million for 32 claims — including $33.2 million on top of the previously reported settlement payouts.
The school has paid more than $92 million in the last two years on settlements and related costs. Sandusky has maintained his innocence.
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Accidents such as the landslide that killed more than 100 people in Myanmar are caused by a disregard for the rule of law, according to Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
"As far as we understand, it was the fifth similar incident this year," Suu Kyi said during a radio interview on Thursday.
These were Suu Kyi’s first comments on the disaster, where rescuers recovered 114 bodies before giving up the search.
Hpakant is at the heart of the jade mining region and produces some of the world's highest quality jade. But workers, many migrants from other parts of the country, operate in perilous conditions for little pay.
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has called for stricter safety measures and more government oversight in the wake of the disaster, Reuters reported.
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A historic cruise ship that once carried princes and presidents has gotten a $600,000 lifeline that will save it from the scrap heap, for now.
The SS United States was weeks away from being sold to a recycler when its overseers put out an SOS for funding last month.
A wailing newborn baby was found with its umbilical cord attached inside a nativity scene at a Queens, New York, church, police say.
The baby was discovered by a maintenance worker at the Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill Monday at about noon, according to the New York Police Department.
Rev. Christopher Ryan Heanue told NBC 4 New York the worker was cleaning inside the church when he heard the baby crying inside the nativity scene, which had been set up early this year.
The child appeared healthy.
A 4-year-old California girl named Milagros, or "miracle" in Spanish, who was born without legs had her wheelchair stolen days before Thanksgiving, and now police are coming together to brighten her spirits as well as hunt down the person who took it.
"I think what somebody did was despicable," said Corp. Anthony Bertagna of Santa Ana police.
Milagros' family pleaded to the public for help Wednesday to get back her motorized wheelchair, which is the miracle girl's main way of getting to school.