Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown, said Wednesday the first public comments from police officer Darren Wilson added "insult after injury," following a grand jury's decision not to...
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown, said Wednesday the first public comments from police officer Darren Wilson added "insult after injury," following a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer in the killing. Wilson's account "sounds crazy," Michael Brown Sr. said on NBC's "Today" show. It's "disrespectful," McSpadden explained. Wilson said in his interview that Brown was the instigator of the incident, reaching for Wilson's gun and charging at him. "For one, my son, he respected law enforcement,'' Brown Sr. said. "Two, who in their right mind would rush or charge at a police officer that has his gun drawn? It sounds crazy."
A nor'easter forecast to snarl the Thanksgiving travel plans of millions of Americans began its march up the East Coast early Wednesday, lashing the region with heavy rain, NBC News reported. Forecasters warned the storm would bring up to 12 inches of snow in some areas as it moved north on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Boston metro areas would likely see snow before noon ET and could expect as much as three inches throughout the day, according to Kevin Roth, lead meteorologist at The Weather Channel. The biggest snowfall accumulations were expected in a swath from the Poconos to Maine.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a stent implanted in her heart Wednesday morning after she experienced discomfort during exercise, according to the Supreme Court. She had a stent placed in her right coronary artery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She was resting comfortably and was expected to be discharged within 48 hours, the court said. Ginsburg, 81, was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993.
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The Missouri officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in August said he feels remorse. “I never wanted to take anyone’s life,” he told ABC News in an interview segment released Wednesday. “That’s not the good part of the job. That’s the bad part of the job. So, yes, I feel remorse.” In a portion of the interview that aired earlier, Wilson also said there was “no way” Brown had his hands up when Wilson killed him, as some witnesses claimed. A grand jury earlier this week elected not to indict Wilson over the shooting death of Brown, an unarmed teenager, in an encounter in Ferguson.
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Heated protests continued for a second night in response to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, with violence and arrests reported...
Heated protests continued for a second night in response to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, with violence and arrests reported across the nation. St. Louis Police Chief Jon Belmar said 44 people were arrested overnight in Ferguson, while hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago. Click to read more about the protests. Read »
Authorities say a 20-year-old man is accused of trying to set up a meth lab in a restroom at a park in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports a construction worker called 911...
Authorities say a 20-year-old man is accused of trying to set up a meth lab in a restroom at a park in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports a construction worker called 911 on Tuesday to report smoke that smelled of chemicals and acid coming from the men's bathroom at Detwiler Park.
Six American Ebola survivor met for the first time as a group Wednesday on “Today,” discussing their unusual bond and sharing their experiences with the virus. Many thanked Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the first survivors to recover who went on to donate his plasma to most of the others as they recuperated. “He’s a selfless man and he’s like our angel and gave us a second chance at life, that’s how I feel,” said Texas nurse Nina Pham. All the survivors said they had no regrets about the choices they made, whether serving abroad in West Africa or treating Ebola-stricken patients in the United States. “I’m thankful for God’s grace and the second chance and the opportunity just to continue to serve, possibly back in Liberia," Missionary Nancy Writebol said.
A group of armed robbers who make their victims take off their clothes hit again over the weekend, the latest in a string of robberies all with a similar modus operandi. In the latest robbery, which targeted...
A group of armed robbers who make their victims take off their clothes hit again over the weekend, the latest in a string of robberies all with a similar modus operandi. In the latest robbery, which targeted a Broward County, Florida, Subway restaurant Monday night, the robbers’ victim was a woman who is eight months pregnant. The robbery was the fifth such crime that had similar circumstances in the last two months. All of the robberies have been caught on camera.
"We are here to tell America that we will not surrender, we will never give up our rights and we are against all sanctions."
— Hardline students in Iran, demanding on the streets of Teheran on Sunday their...
— Hardline students in Iran,demanding on the streets of Teheran on Sunday their government not cave to Western pressures, as negotiators from Iran and the West tried to hammer out a nuclear deal on the eve of a self-imposed deadline.
Two FBI agents were shot at a barricaded home not far from the protest-wracked St. Louis suburb of Ferguson early Wednesday. An FBI official told NBC News that it may have been an attempt at "suicide by cop." One agent was struck in the shoulder and the other in the leg while helping University City police prepare to make an arrest. They were taken to a hospital for surgery and were expected to recover. The shooting was "not directly related to the Ferguson protests," said an FBI spokeswoman. An FBI official in Washington said the suspect was accused of firing at police Tuesday night.
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Pakistani government and security officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed seven alleged militants in Pakistan's remote North Waziristan on Wednesday. The Pakistani army is currently waging a months-long operation against Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants who have controlled North Waziristan for years.
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Gunmen on motorcycles fatally shot four members of a team dispensing polio vaccines to children, officials in Pakistan said Wednesday. The victims included three women. Three other people were injured in the attack near Quetta in the restive province of Baluchistan on the border with Afghanistan. Attacks targeting aid workers intensified when it emerged that Dr. Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani physician, ran a fake vaccination campaign to collect DNA samples from Osama bin Laden and his family to prove his presence there to the CIA.
The family of a SoCal man has filed a lawsuit against air bag maker Takata and Honda Motor Co., in the 2013 death of 47-year-old Devin Xi. According to the lawsuit and the medical examiner's report obtained...
The family of a SoCal man has filed a lawsuit against air bag maker Takata and Honda Motor Co., in the 2013 death of 47-year-old Devin Xi. According to the lawsuit and the medical examiner's report obtained by NBC4, Xu died from head injuries sustained "as a result of the deployment of an air bag," citing a "metallic portion" that hit him in the face as it deployed. On Monday, Honda admitted it failed to report more than 1,7000 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.