Three in four Latinos have a negative view of Donald Trump and more than half judged his comments about Mexican immigrants as racist, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll. Seventy-five percent of 250 Latinos polled viewed the GOP presidential candidate negatively, with 61 percent describing their view as "very negative." Just 13 percent had a positive view. Trump has claimed that Latinos "love" him despite his comments that Mexico was sending rapists and criminals to the U.S. Trump leads the field of Republican presidential candidates, with 19 percent support, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The poll of Latinos' views was conducted from July 26 to 30 and has a margin of error of 6.2 percent.
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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.
Police have identified a suspected in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer during a traffic stop, authorities said Sunday. The suspected shooter, identified as 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, remains at large and a warrant for first degree murder has been issued for his arrest, officials said. The slain officer, Sean Bolton, 33, was shot multiple times during the traffic stop on Saturday evening. The driver of the vehicle turned himself into police before being released. Wilbourn was the passenger of the vehicle. Police said he had been out on supervised release following a 10-month sentence for bank robbery.
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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.
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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The Rocky Fire burning in Lake County has jumped to 54,000 acres, Cal Fire said Sunday. The blaze, located southeast of Clearlake in Lake, Yolo and Colusa Counties, is only 5 percent contained. According to Cal Fire, the Rocky Fire, which continues to grow, has gutted 24 homes and 26 outbuildings, and forced hundreds to evacuate the area.
The 16-month mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may soon be solved, and barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion may provide the missing piece of the puzzle.
Malaysia said on Sunday that the piece of debris, a wing surface known as flaperon, had been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as the missing Malaysian plane.
Investigators in France are expected to determine whether the piece came from MH370 or not by Wednesday. MH370 is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, about 2,300 miles away from Reunion.
"Barnacle shells... can tell us valuable information about the water conditions under which they were formed," said Ryan Pearson, a PhD student at Australia's Griffith University who is studying the shell chemistry of barnacles to determine migration patterns of endangered loggerhead turtles.
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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.
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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A 70-year-old man stopped a brutal assault against his disabled and elderly roommates in Southern California on Saturday night by hitting the attacker with the butt of a rifle, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies said. The alleged assailant, 36-year-old John Tutson, is an acquaintance of the roommates' and was knocked unconscious by Benjamin Monarque, according to deputies. "I went up there and I just - bam! - hit him," Monarque said.
As millions of Catholics throughout the country await Pope Francis’s first U.S. visit this September, the steady moves of Hispanics away from the Catholic Church underscores a dilemma for the Church: Despite efforts to attract and retain U.S. Latinos through expansion of lay ministry positions and support for immigration reform, many Hispanics continue to convert to the evangelical church or abandon their faith altogether.
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.