A man has been arrested in connection with an attack on a Muslim off-duty NYPD officer and her teen son, police said.
Officers arrested Christopher Nelson, of Bay Ridge, on Sunday evening. The 36-year-old was charged with menacing hate crime and aggravated harassment.
Aml Elsokary, who was off-duty and wearing her hijab, dropped her 16-year-old son off near Ridge Boulevard and 67th Street shortly before 6 p.m., authorities said. After parking her car, she returned to find her son being shoved by Nelson.
Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave.
Hundreds of people at the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, encampment cheered and chanted "mni wichoni" — "water is life" in Lakota Sioux — after the Army Corps of Engineers refused Sunday to grant the company permission to extend the pipeline beneath a Missouri River reservoir.
Dozens of people were killed Friday when an Oakland warehouse that was used as an unsanctioned residence and event space went up in flames. The death toll at "The Ghost Ship," as the warehouse was called, is the seventh highest of any building fire in the last 50 years, NBC News reported. Thirty-six bodies have been recovered, with more expected to come. The two deadliest fires came after massive explosions: The September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. The buildings burned after the initial blasts in both instances, killing more. The next deadliest building blaze took place nearly 40 years ago, leaving 165 dead at a supper club in Kentucky in May 1977. And fires at a night club, social club and a Las Vegas casino also left more dead than in Oakland.
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After the horrific news of at least nine people killed with dozens more feared dead following a three-alarm warehouse fire in Oakland, many organizations and Bay Area residents are reaching out to help. he Oakland Athletics tweeted their support for those affected by the fire. "We will work together to heal our community," the team wrote. The A's also sought donations and pledged to match contributions up to $20,000.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii that Japan attacked in 1941, propelling the United States into World War II.
The unexpected announcement came two days before the 75th anniversary of the attack and six months after Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the memorial in Hiroshima for victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of that city at the end of the war.
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A retiring Pennsylvania Turnpike worker decided brutal honesty was the way to go when he filled out an exit survey after a 35-year career. Instead of emailing it only to the human resources department, he hit the "reply all" button, sending his critique of the operation to more than 2,000 colleagues. Midlevel manager Michael Stuban tells The Philadelphia Daily News that the agency asked for honesty and he delivered. He made it clear that he liked his job but thought the turnpike commission was run by "out of touch" executives taking care of politically connected friends.
Time magazine narrowed downed its potential "Person of the Year" list to 11 finalists on Monday.
The short list includes President-elect Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton, the first woman to become a presidential nominee for a major political party; Olympic gymnast Simone Biles; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; former head of the U.K. Independence Party, Nigel Farage; Beyonce; Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The Flint Whistleblowers, local residents, along with civil-engineering professor Marc Edwards and local pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who alerted the public to the lead-poisoned water in Flint, Michigan, along with CRISPER Scientists, who have developed a groundbreaking new technology that can edit DNA, also up for the recognition.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2007, made this year's shortlist, too.
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Fatemah Al-Abed's final message to her Twitter followers Sunday was harrowing and heartbreaking.
The Syrian woman's post read: "We are sure the army is capturing us now. We will see each other another day dear world. Bye. — Fatemah."
Shortly after the post, her Twitter account disappeared, NBC News reporters.
Al-Abed's dispatches from inside Eastern Aleppo have shocked and captivated readers around the world since she began tweeting from the account on behalf of her 7-year-old daughter, Bana, in September.
The family has been documenting their struggle to survive, calling on world leaders to stop the violence and rescue Syrian children as recently as Sunday morning.
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Chinese leaders face a challenge: How to deal with Donald Trump.
Weeks before taking office, the incoming American president is riling Beijing with confrontation and online statements that appear to foreshadow a tougher foreign policy toward China.
China awoke Monday to sharp criticism posted by Trump on Twitter, days after Beijing responded to his telephone conversation with Taiwan's president by accusing the Taiwanese of playing a "small trick" on Trump.
He won't be there in person but the Nobel Foundation says Bob Dylan has written a speech that will be read out at the traditional Nobel Prize banquet.
Michigan has started its presidential election recount.
Oakland County, in the Detroit area, started re-counting its votes Monday after a federal judge ordered elections officials to get the process moving to meet a Dec. 13 deadline. Ingham County also started Monday, and other counties will follow this week.
The recount comes at the request of Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who also requested recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Republican Donald Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in all three states on his way to victory. Stein won about 1 percent of the vote in each of the three states.
Stein said her efforts are "about ensuring that all votes are counted and that voters can trust the system."
Stein made the comments Monday outside of Trump Tower in New York City. The news conference had a circus-like atmosphere, as some of President-elect Trump's supporters heckled Stein.
President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus' guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation's top diplomat.
"There's not a finite list of candidates" for secretary of state, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told reporters on Sunday. "More than four. Who knows how many finalists there will be?"
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Trailing his opponent by over 10,000 votes nearly a month after Election Day, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory could be close to accepting defeat.
The Durham County Board of Elections is expected to hold a machine recount of 90,000 votes this week in the Democratic stronghold, which is possibly where the Republican governor's final hope of eking out a re-election victory will die, NBC News reported.
Democrat Roy Cooper, the state's attorney general, won Durham County by a wide margin of 79 percent to 20 percent, according to the State Board of Elections' official tally. After the county recount, if the results are unchanged, McCrory's campaign is on record saying it will abandon plans to pursue a statewide recount in the already drawn-out governor's race.
Asked how long the recount would take, Brian Francis, media liaison for the Durham County Board of Elections, couldn't give an exact estimate. "We don't know yet," he told NBC News.
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