Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
That was a fairly civil discussion.
Then came the brawls:
First, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush went after each other. Then Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio got into their own shouting match, which even devolved into barbs about who can speak Spanish.
Then it was back to Trump v. Bush for Round Two. Next up: Trump v. Cruz.
John Kasich tried to stand above the fray.
The 2016 presidential candidates Saturday reacted with surprise and sadness to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, with some of the GOP contenders also urging President Obama to hold off on nominating a successor.
One person died and another was in critical condition after their ATV fell through the ice on a Michigan lake, police said early Sunday, NBC News reported.
Michigan State Police said the ATV's driver lost control and went into an "uncontrolled slide" across the surface of Crystal Lake on Saturday night, breaking through a fenced-in portion of the lake where a polar-plunge event had been held.
The ATV — with four people aboard — went into a hole cut in the ice for the polar plunge, police said in a statement. Two passengers were able to pull themselves out unharmed but the driver and 25-year-old woman were submerged, according to police.
Bystanders used a tow-strap and pick-up truck to partially pull out the ATV and rescue personnel treated the two who'd been submerged, police said.
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Tributes for larger-than-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia poured in Saturday from both sides of the political aisle after the conservative judge's death at age 79, NBC News reported.
President Barack Obama said Scalia was "one of the towering legal figures of our time." Former President George W. Bush called Scalia "a brilliant jurist."
And Chief Justice John Roberts called him "an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues."
"His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he loyally served. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Maureen and his family," Roberts said in a statement on behalf of the high court and retired justices.
Scalia, the court's most influential conservative, was known for his fiery dissents and colorful use of language. He was nominated in 1986 under President Ronald Reagan, and was confirmed unanimously.
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Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.
The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas. Spokeswoman Donna Sellers said Scalia had retired the previous evening and was found dead Saturday morning after he did not appear for breakfast.
Scalia was the longest-serving current justice on the High Court, having been appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. The married father of nine was also the first Italian-American on the court.
His death sets up a likely ideological showdown during a presidential election year as President Barack Obama vowed to nominate a successor to the justice during the remainder of his White House term.
"I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time," Obama said in brief remarks Saturday evening.
The succession issue came up in a GOP presidential debate later Saturday that began with a moment of silence for Scalia. Candidates either said that Obama should wait for the next president to make a nomination or called on the Senate to hold off on confirmation — "delay, delay, delay," as Donald Trump put it.
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Family, friends and an entire community mourned a 12-year-old Norristown, Pennsylvania, boy who died while trying to save his father from a house fire.
A memorial service for 12-year-old Sanford Harling, III was held late Saturday morning at the Christian Network Outreach, United Church of Christ in Norristown.
Harling died in a fire at his home back on February 5. Harling and his family were inside when the fire started on the first floor of the twin home. Flames quickly spread to the second floor and were so intense that windows burst. While Sanford escaped, he realized that his father, who was recovering from a recent surgery, hadn’t made it out. The boy ran back into the home but never returned, family members said.
The tens of thousands of pythons pulsating through the Everglades have essentially no natural predators in Florida to keep them in check.
Except for right now — as more than 600 human hunters scatter across the subtropical wilderness to bag as many Burmese pythons as they can, NBC News reported.
It's all part of Florida's Python Challenge 2016, which began in mid-January and wraps up Sunday. During this period, people who register with Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are encouraged to hunt the creatures — and for good cause.
Scientists fear the invasive species might wipe out certain native mammals. Raccoons, rabbits, foxes and even the Florida panther could all be at risk.
"This is the hardest thing that anybody's going to hunt," python pursuer Dusty Crum told NBC News. "It's a 2-foot needle in a 100 million-acre haystack."
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With an icy blast of arctic air set to sweep the Northeast this Valentine's Day weekend, millions are bracing for what forecasters warned could be the coldest temperatures in over a decade.
The polar vortex is expected to send temperatures plunging into single digits. Wind and other factors will translate to 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit lower then the actual temperatures at times, according Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist at Accuweather.com.
The frosty air will be hazardous for those spending time outdoors. Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, hypothermia and frostbite.
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A video that Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine filmed of a confrontation he had with a Federal Express driver who was double parked is gaining attention online.
Double parked delivery trucks are one of the mayor's pet peeves so when he spotted one Thursday, he took matters into his own hands.
"Hey, so let me ask you a question, what’s the reason you have your FedEx truck parked in the middle of our most busy road?" Levine said to the driver in the video that he posted to Facebook.
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has set up an important, controversial question: Should President Obama, in his last 10 months in office, be allowed to appoint a justice who would likely create a liberal majority on the Supreme Court?
The Supreme Court has long been divided between five justices appointed by Republicans and four by Democrats.
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Speed dating or video interaction is much more effective than photos in an online profile when someone's looking for love, some experts have concluded.
University of Texas evolutionary psychology researchers Lucy Hunt and Paul Eastwick found that prospective mates might easily dismiss a photo, but get "an authentic picture" from speed dating and video, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
President Barack Obama said he would nominate a successor following Justice Antonin Scalia's death at 79 on Saturday.
Obama read a statement praising the influential conservative Supreme Court Justice as "one of the towering legal figures of our time," but went on to say he'd fulfill his constitutional responsibilities and nominate a successor in "due time."
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