A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat, the zoo's managing director said Tuesday.
Kyle Burks told reporters at a zoo news conference Tuesday that the jaguar apparently slipped through the resulting small gap in the cables. He estimated the hole to be about 8 inches by 10 inches (20 centimeters by 25 centimeters).
The interlocking steel cables that form what looks like a hard net over the habitat meet Association of Zoos and Aquariums guidelines but zoo officials are now looking for stronger materials, Burks said. "We haven't determined the final material we're going to use yet," he said. Meanwhile, the jaguar exhibit will remain closed.
Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
Last week, Twitter confirmed a Washington Post report that it had suspended 70 million accounts in May and June. The cavalcade of suspensions has raised questions as to whether the crackdown could affect Twitter's user growth and whether the company should have warned investors earlier. The company has been struggling with user growth compared to rivals like Instagram and Facebook.
The number of suspended accounts originated with Twitter's "firehose," a data stream it makes available to academics, companies and others willing to pay for it.
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As the 12 kids who were trapped in a cave in Thailand recover in the hospital, several filmmakers are lining up to make a movie about the 18-day ordeal.
Producers and writers can tell the story of the Thai cave rescue using media reports and descriptions of the events because they’re in the public realm. But if they want access to photos or background information and permission to use a subject in promotional materials, they would need to acquire life rights, two entertainment attorneys told NBC.
Life rights provide filmmakers with exclusive access to a subject's story.
Amazon Prime Day 2018 started on July 16 at 3 p.m. ET, although an outage brought error messages to some shoppers.
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A different kind of superhero stalks the streets at night in North Naples.
Armed with a large white bucket, an industrial-style flashlight and black latex gloves, 10-year-old Landen Grey is the Toad Trapper.
The Mega Millions drawing took place Tuesday night with a $375 million jackpot — the 10th largest in the lottery game's history.
The winning numbers are: 61, 40, 66, 67, 41 and the Mega Ball is 12.
But no ticket matched all six numbers, and the prize swelled to $422 million, lottery officials announced Wednesday. That would make it the sixth largest in Mega Millions history.
Police say a British woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore.
The Asbury Park Press reports 67-year-old Margaret Reynolds, of London, was at Seaside Heights Monday afternoon when part of the umbrella pierced her right ankle and was driven completely through due to the "force of the wind."
Borough Police Chief Tommy Boyd says fire crews had to use a bolt cutter on the umbrella to free the woman and put her in an ambulance.
Forensic scientists have once again concluded that the Shroud of Turin, supposedly the burial cloth Jesus was wrapped in after his crucifixion, was artificially created, NBC News reported.
The shroud, kept in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, has long been a subject of controversy within the Catholic community. Believers say its stains are the blood of Jesus, while others have questioned whether the stains are even blood at all.
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A South Florida mother says her 15-year-old daughter died after mistaking a Chips Ahoy cookie with peanut butter for a regular cookie and now her mother is calling for the company to make distinguishable packaging for foods with allergens.
Alexi Ryann Stafford, of Weston, made the fatal mistake when she was at a friend's house and reached into an open package of chewy Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies, thinking it was safe for her to eat because of the familiar red packaging. The top flap was peeled back, hiding the Reese's label on the package.
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India's government has ordered inspections of all centers run by Mother Teresa's charity following the arrest of a nun and a worker at one of its shelters for unwed mothers for allegedly selling a baby.
The arrest early this month followed a complaint by an Indian couple that they paid 120,000 rupees ($1,760) to Anima Indwar, who worked at the shelter run by the Missionaries of Charity in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand state in eastern India.
Police said they were investigating three other complaints.
Texas Instruments says CEO Brian Crutcher resigned Tuesday for violating the company's code of conduct related to personal behavior.
In a post on the Dallas-based company's blog, the company said TI Chairman Rich Templeton has reassumed the roles of president and CEO on an indefinite basis.
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A third Dartmouth College psychology professor facing sexual misconduct allegations has left the school following an internal investigation and recommendation that the school fire him.
The professors were accused last year of creating a "hostile academic environment" marked by excessive drinking, favoritism and, at times, inappropriate behavior.
Special counsel Robert Mueller wants to give a form of immunity to five potential witnesses against former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
Mueller did not name the witnesses but said they have not been identified publicly in connection with the case. He requested that his immunity motions be sealed and remain that way unless they testify, citing the risk of "undue harassment" or "reputational harm" if their identities are disclosed.
The motions he filed seek "use immunity" for the witnesses, which means prosecutors would not be able to employ their testimony against them.
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Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven lawmakers have faced accusations, including four who settled secretly with a female legislative aide.
Voters' response? Mostly, keep them in office.
Of the five lawmakers up for re-election this year, three easily made it through their party primaries and are favored to retain their seats in November. The other two chose not to run.