An Oregon track and field athlete’s eye was pierced with a javelin after he tripped and fell onto the spear during a meet Friday, NBC News reported.
Parker Kennedy, 18, was competing at the USA Track & Field Oregon Championships when he fell face-first into the javelin, Hood River Valley High School track and field coach Donnie Herneisen said.
Kennedy was hospitalized, where he was upgraded from serious to stable condition.
Kennedy is a star athlete and won the State Pole Vault Championship in May. Kerneisen said the athlete was signed to compete for the University of Washington.
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Britain and the European Union haven't even begun divorce talks yet but were already bickering Saturday as the political and economic shockwaves from the British vote to leave the bloc reverberated around the world.
Senior EU politicians, rattled by a result that few saw coming, told Britain on Saturday to hurry up and trigger the formal exit process — something the U.K. insists won't happen for several months.
Meanwhile, an online petition on the officicial UK Parliament website, demanding a second referendum on Britain's decision to leave the EU, has received over 2 million votes, well over the 100,000-signature threshold needed to force a debate on the issue.
At least 14 people were killed when gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia's seaside capital and took an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police and medical workers said Saturday, before security forces hunted down the attackers and ended an hours-long assault that began with an explosives-laden vehicle blowing up at the hotel gate.
Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the latest in a series of hotel attacks in Mogadishu.
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The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a family that disappeared off of the Florida coast, Capt. Gregory Case announced Saturday. Ace Kimberly and his three teenagers disappeared Sunday after departing Sarasota for Fort Myers in a 29-foot sailboat. They were last seen on a sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico. Two bodied recovered from the waters off southwest Florida have been identified as Ace Kimberly and his daughter Rebecca, Case said. Kimberly's two teenage sons remain missing.
The heavy rains that pummeled West Virginia resulted in at least 24 deaths, leaving families homeless with the tearful realization that they're starting from scratch. About six buses full of people whose homes were either without power or too damaged to inhabit were evacuated. Some were taken initially to a fire department facility, but then it flooded so they were moved to an abandoned store. When that started to flood, buses took the evacuees to a church 40 miles away.
Search and rescue teams went house to house, marking those checked with a spray-painted 'X.' Abandoned pets were taken to a shelter. A water department filtration system, built with a $2.6 million loan, was damaged, Pendleton said.
Help came from multiple sources, including two search and rescue teams from Virginia.
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Two people were killed and several others injured after a shooting outside a Texas dance studio during a party involving a group that the facility's owner said wasn't authorized to be there.
Fort Worth police said the shooting happened just after midnight Saturday in the parking lot of Studio 74 on East Lancaster Avenue near Beach Street.
When officers arrived, they found one victim dead in the parking lot and several others wounded, Fort Worth police spokesman Daniel Segura said in a statement. The injured victims were transported to area hospitals. A second victim died at a hospital, according to police.
Laura Reyna, owner and artistic director of the studio, called it an unauthorized event. She said she didn't even know the group of about 60 people was there until one of her instructors called her at 12:45 a.m. to report a commotion at the facility.
Even as Donald Trump drew parallels on Friday between the British vote to leave the European Union and the American presidential election, migration experts and activists cautioned against too close a comparison of anti-immigrant sentiment in the two countries. There are lessons to be taken from the Brexit decision, but more important are the very different heritages of U.S. and the United Kingdom, they said.
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Three people were killed after a boat carrying seven passengers capsized off the Catalina Island coast Saturday morning, officials said.
The overturned boat was reported at 9:30 a.m. near Salta Verde Point on the backside of Catalina, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard.
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An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press.
A Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a state law binding delegates to support the primary winner at the nominating convention, NBC News reported.
Beau Correll, a delegate who served as one of Cruz’s campaign co-chairs in Virginia, is the only named plaintiff in the suit, but he’s filed it on behalf of others.
The argument behind the suit is that state laws requiring delegates to vote for a specific candidate are unconstitutional because they violate the First Amnendment’s protection of the right to assemble.
The lawsuit could have implications for Donald Trump’s nomination, as it will be a test case for those who want to see him stopped at a contested convention.
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An Alaska Airlines flight from Baltimore to Seattle was cancelled after one of the plane’s wheels got stuck in a pothole on the tarmac.
Flight 761 was scheduled to leave Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday at 5:25 p.m. According to a passenger, Elizabeth King, the plane headed to Seattle-Tacoma Internatinal Airport was originally delayed due to approaching weather.
Pope Francis is wrapping up his trip to Armenia with a Sunday liturgy in the Apostolic cathedral celebrated by his Orthodox hosts and a visit to Armenia's closed border with Turkey amid new tensions with Ankara over his recognition of the 1915 "genocide."
Turkey issued a harsh rebuttal late Saturday to Francis' declaration upon arrival in Armenia that the slaughter was a planned genocide to exterminate Armenians. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli called the comments "greatly unfortunate" and said they bore the hallmarks of the "mentality of the Crusades."
Turkey rejects the term, saying the 1.5 million deaths cited by historians is an inflated figure and that people died on both sides as the Ottoman Empire collapsed amid World War I. When Francis first used it last year, Turkey withdrew its ambassador for 10 months and accused Francis of spreading lies.
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North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it.
Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Roy Cooper made clear their differences to a Charlotte audience over the law, known as House Bill 2.
Cooper, the state's attorney general, has refused to defend the law in court.
The mother of a 4-year-old girl killed Thursday by a bullet wound to her face has been charged with third degree murder, according to police.
The mother was identified as 25-year-old Shakeya Holmes.
An arrest warrant was also issued for Holmes' boyfriend in connection with the little girl's death. Police have not yet identified the girl, who was found by police with a gunshot to her eye at a North Philadelphia house where she lived with her mother and a younger sister.
The Florida assistant state attorney who was suspended for posting an offensive rant about Orlando in the hours following the massacre at a nightclub in the city has been fired, Florida's state attorney said Thursday.
"Downtown Orlando has no bottom. ... If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril. If you go down there after dark there is seriously something wrong with you," Kenneth Lewis wrote on his Facebook page, hours after 49 were killed at the city's Pulse nightclub.
Lewis was suspended last Friday, pending an investigation into the posts. Florida State Attorney Jeff Ashton said that the investigation had one purpose: to find out whether Lewis wrote the posts. Once Lewis admitted to penning the comments himself, Ashton said he decided to fire him, NBC News reported.
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