The FBI is now leading the investigation into an explosion on a government campus in Maryland that police have said could be tied to the manufacture of drugs. Chemicals and a recipe to make meth were found at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Building 236, the special projects facility on the Gaithersburg campus, following the July 18 explosion, federal law enforcement sources said.
Fans of a newborn giraffe don't have to go to the Virginia Zoo to see it.
The male Masai giraffe was born at the Norfolk zoo last week. Zoo officials said Wednesday they have set up a live video feed from the zoo's giraffe barn.
Masai giraffe are native to Kenya and Tanzania and are known for their jagged spots. Males can reach heights of up to 18 feet tall.
An Ohio company is recalling about 90,000 SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing a loss of air and increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall covers certain 15- and 16-inch Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. All Trac A/T tires made from June of 2008 to May of 2010.
A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.
Twenty-five-year-old Ray Tensing wore a striped jail uniform at his arraignment Thursday. Bond was set at $1 million.
Tensing was indicted Wednesday in the July 19 death of 43-year-old Samuel DuBose. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters scoffed at Tensing's claim that he was dragged by DuBose's car, saying the officer "purposely killed him." Tensing's attorney says his client feared for his life and didn't intend to kill DuBose.
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The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a "bias-free language guide" that deemed the word "American" problematic because it fails to recognize South America.
The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups whose members are appointed by the university president. But President Mark Huddleston, who was unaware of the guide until it was criticized in the media this week, said Wednesday that it was not campus policy and that he was offended by many of its entries.
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Trevor Frolek was born a micropreemie, at just 23 weeks and weighing in at a little over a pound. After spending 345 days in the neonatal intensive care unit at a Fargo, North Dakota hospital, he is a smiling, 20-pound baby — and finally home. Both his family and the medical staff celebrated his release with a party last week.
"It's just a complete miracle. The doctors and nurses have worked so hard to get him to this point. It's beyond amazing," his mom Becky Frolek told TODAY.
The baby was due last December, but when Becky suddenly began cramping on Aug. 12, 2014, she and her husband rushed to the hospital. There, the tiny boy quickly came into the world.
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A wrongful death suit filed by the family of a New Hampshire brewery worker who was killed by an exploding beer keg three years ago has been settled for $1.2 million.The lawsuit was filed against the three companies that manufacture and distribute the keg that exploded in April of 2012, killing 26-year-old Benjamin Harris.
A Boeing 777 passenger jet made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after suffering a cracked windshield, the airline said, according to NBC News.
The Virgin Australia flight had just left LAX bound for Brisbane, Australia, when it was forced to turn around after the pilots noticed the damaged window.
A spokeswoman from the airline said in a statement that it landed "without incident" at 2:21 a.m. local time Wednesday (5:21 a.m. ET).
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Two high-ranking Afghan Taliban officials have confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and say the group's council has elected a successor.
The two told The Associated Press that the Taliban Shura, or Supreme Council, has chosen Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the new leader. He has been acting as Mullah Omar's deputy for the past three years.
The two Taliban officials say the seven-member-council has been meeting in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
An Associated Press investigation found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes will compete in the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic water sports.
In the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic sites, the AP conducted four rounds of tests starting in March. The results have alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already have fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea.
The American dentist who shot a lion during what officials allege was an illegal trophy-hunt in Zimbabwe, has apologized — but only for the disruption caused to his dental patients, NBC News reported.
Life-long hunter Walter James Palmer received a barrage of condemnation for killing Cecil, who was popular with tourists and was tagged by researchers in 2008 as part of a study at the U.K.'s Oxford University. Protests forced Palmer to shut his Minnesota dental practice doors and disappear from public view.
In a letter sent to his patients Palmer said: "I apologize profoundly for this inconvenience and promise you that we will do our best to resume normal operations as soon as possible."
Zimbabwe wildlife officials allege Palmer paid $50,000 to guides who used meat to lure the animal out of a protected wildlife reserve. He then shot and injured the lion with a bow, before tracking it for 40 hours and killing it with a gun, according to officials.
Wilmer Flores wiped away tears as he warmed up at shortstop for the eighth inning, thinking he was being traded from the organization he joined as a teenager.
Presidential contender Donald Trump arrived at his Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland on Thursday for the first day of the Women's British Open, and was grilled about his provocative remarks on immigration in the U.S. by a combative pack of British reporters, NBC News reported.
Trump, wearing a red hat emblazoned with his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again," was asked if he represented the Hispanic population of America.
"A poll came out two days ago where I am number one with the Hispanics," Trump said. "I know you are surprised to hear that. But I am number one with the Hispanics. And I said that if I get the nomination I will win with the Hispanics."
The real estate mogul was also asked whether Lizette Salas, the American golfer currently ranked 29th in the world whose parents are Mexican, was "not too pleased you're here?"
He replied: "Don't know who she is."
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With Boston now out of the 2024 Olympics race, Los Angeles is exploring a new bid that could include Bay Area cooperation.
The United States Olympics Committee has reached out to San Francisco’s Olympics bid committee regarding a joint bid with Los Angeles, multiple sources within the San Francisco 2024 Olympic Bid and the USOC told NBC Bay Area.
“Discussions are taking place,” one of the sources said, but "a lot will have to happen in the next six weeks."
Cincinnati officials said a university police officer who shot a driver to death during a traffic stop probably would not have been indicted for murder if it wasn't for the video from a camera worn by the cop.
"We're glad that we did have it," Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said on MSNBC on Wednesday.
University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing claimed he was dragged by Samuel Dubose's car during the July 19 stop, officials said. Tensing, 25, said he was "almost run over by the driver of the Honda Accord and was forced to shoot the driver with his duty weapon."
Bodycam video, however, shows the officer approach Dubose's car after pulling him over for missing a front license plate. Tensing asks Dubose, 43, for his license, which the driver says he doesn't have on him.
The stop escalates when Tensing asks him to get out of the car, and a scuffle ensues. Without warning, the officer shoots Dubose in the head while he is still behind the wheel, and the car accelerates down the road.