A Special Olympic athlete from Albania was found hundreds of miles from where he was last seen near the University of Southern California campus. Andi Gusmari, 44, was last seen Saturday night around 8:30 p.m. He was found at about 2 a.m. Monday when he walked into a Hayward police station. The Alameda County community is about 350 miles north of Los Angeles. Details on how he traveled to Hayward were not immediately available. Gusmari appeared to be in good health, but hungry, police said. Los Angeles police are working to reunite him with a Special Olympics delegation.
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The state's top lawyer, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, surrendered to law enforcement at the Collin County Jail Monday morning after being indicted last week on three felonies. Paxton surrendered to law enforcement about an hour before a scheduled rally by opponents will call for his resignation and about 90 minutes before the indictments will be unsealed to the public.
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A 9-year-old bat boy has died after being hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game. His team, the Liberal Bee Jays, announced his death in a message posted to its Facebook page Sunday night. The deadly injury happened Saturday during a game between amateur baseball team the Liberal Bee Jays and the San Diego Waves, NBC News reported. Kaiser Carlile was running to bring back a bat after an out when he was hit by a batter who was taking a practice swing, NBC News reported.
Katie Ledecky touched the wall, turned around, spit out some water, curled her mouth into a big smile and began waving her finger. For a swimmer who is getting accustomed to breaking world records, this one was a bit of a surprise. The American teenager improved her own mark in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the world championships Monday in morning heats.
A worker is unaccounted for after a silo collapsed at a Northern Virginia quarry Monday morning. The missing miner has been on the job at Luck Stone in Loudoun County for less than a year. He was unloading material from the silo into a truck when the silo "split," plant managers said. The silo was filled with a fine material known as mineral filler, which is used in asphalt.The material in a full silo weighs 150 tons, but plant managers say they're not sure if it was full. The silo gets emptied every morning.
Edward Heath, a former British prime minister, was accused of sex abuse involving children in the 1990's, the country's police watchdog said on Monday, NBC News reported.
Heath died in 2005 and was never prosecuted. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating whether the local police in Wiltshire took any steps in reviewing the claims made against Heath.
Heath served as prime minister from 1970 to 1974. The commission is seeking to identify any witnesses or victims who support the allegations.
A retired senior officer reportedly made the sex abuse allegations.
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One "American Idol" hopeful died and five other young people returning from the reality show audition were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in suburban Philadelphia, police said.
When Ken Altenburger lost his sight due to complications from diabetes, he began to rely on a cane to assist him with getting around. Eventually, he decided it was time to get a guide dog. That dog gave him more confidence than he had as an exclusive cane user. Another perk, he found, was that he enjoyed the companionship. “You don’t feel so alone,” said Altenburger, who now works for the nonprofit that matched him with all three of the dogs he has used over nearly two decades. That nonprofit, the California-based Guide Dogs for the Blind, has been training dogs to help people affected by vision loss for 70 years. Altenburger, who was matched with his latest dog, Jabari, earlier this year, is one of more than 2,000 sight-impaired people currently using dogs trained by the school. But it's not just the blind that trained dogs are helping these days. Service dogs now assist those who are deaf, those who are prone to seizures and even children with autism, along with many other jobs. Beyond those roles, dogs are being used to comfort grieving families at funeral homes, calm traumatized witnesses in courts and lower stress levels of law students going through final exams. One nonprofit, Puppies Behind Bars, recruits prisoners to train dogs to help wounded war veterans.
The body of Bobbi Kristina Brown was carried by a hearse Monday to her final resting place in New Jersey next to her mother, Whitney Houston.
Back-to-back explosions within a half-hour of each other rattled two churches in a New Mexico town Sunday morning, police said.
No one was injured in either explosion, and damage to each church was "relatively minor," according to a statement from the Las Cruces Police Department.
A mailbox was blasted at Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces, about 50 miles from the Mexico border, around 8 a.m. local time, the police statement said. Police were then called to Holy Cross Catholic Church, about three miles away, where an explosive device had gone off in a trash can near the entrance of the church, according to police.
The churches remained closed Sunday afternoon while multiple law enforcement agencies investigated the blasts, according to police.
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Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, died Friday at a Virginia hospital surrounded by family. Eastern Virginia Medical School said Jones died of respiratory failure. He was 104. The work of Jones and his late wife, Dr. Georgeanna Jones, at EVMS led to the nation's first child born as a result of in vitro fertilization in 1981. Since then, more than 5 million births have stemmed from in vitro fertilization around the world.
One person died and several others were injured after a tent collapsed at a suburban Chicago festival during Sunday's severe weather. The incident happened at about 2:40 p.m. at Wood Dale Prairie Fest, which took place near Wood Dale Junior High, as 60 mph winds and large hail pounded the area. "We were trying to squeeze in (the tent) so we didn't get hit by hail," an 11-year-old witness told NBC Chicago. "There was the tent, and it just flew and it crashed over."
Cecil wasn't the first lion illegally hunted by an American doctor this year, authorities in Zimbabwe said on Sunday.
A Pennsylvania cancer doctor and bow hunter Jan Seski is accused of killing another lion in April, wildlife officials allege.
Officials say Seski's local-based guide "hunted without a quota and a permit."
The guide was arrested and officials say he's cooperating. Seski did not answer calls from NBC News.
Seski has not been accused of committing a crime and it is unclear whether Zimbabwe authorities will seek to extradite him.
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As outrage pours in over the death of Cecil the lion, an Idaho hunter has been posting pictures on her Facebook page of various kills she made recently during a legal hunt in South Africa. Sabrina Corgatelli, a senior accountant for Idaho State University, attracted hundreds of negative comments over a photo that shows her with a dead giraffe. "To me it's not just killing an animal; it's the hunt,'' she told "Today" on Monday. "Everybody just thinks we're cold-hearted killers, and it's not that. There is a connection with the animal, and just because we hunt them doesn't mean we don't have a respect for them. Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously very quickly."
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The NYPD is urging residents not to leave their pets inside their cars during these dog days of summer after officers rescued a pup from a hot car in Queens.