The continued use of the controversial sedative midazolam to put prisoners to death, upheld on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, will mean more botched executions, predicted an official with the American Civil Liberties Union.
A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote.
The Post and Courier newspaper, the South Carolina Press Association and The Associated Press asked all lawmakers how they intend to vote. At least 33 senators and 83 House members say the flag should go.
That appears to meet the two-thirds majority needed from both chambers to move the battle flag. That rule is part of the 2000 compromise that took the flag off the Statehouse dome and put a smaller, square version beside a monument to Confederate soldiers.
A new study suggests that about a third of Americans have at least one gun, NBC News reported. Most are white males over the age of 55, and a "gun culture" is closely linked with ownership, the team at Columbia University behind the study reports. "One-third of Americans reported owning a gun, ranging from 5.2 percent in Delaware to 61.7 percent in Alaska," they wrote in their report. "Gun ownership was 2.25 times greater among those reporting social gun culture than those who did not." The study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, is one of several trying to pin down the number of gun owners in the United States. No agency keeps statistics on gun ownership and many pro-gun activists advocate keeping gun ownership private because of fears about potential future laws that might take guns away.
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A senior U.S official in Vienna said negotiators will not make tomorrow's deadline on an agreement on Iran's nuclear program, NBC News reported. And while those involved in the talks are willing to spend a few more days hammering out details, no one will agree to a long term extension. They are also not willing to renegotiate what they say Iran agreed to in April to reduce its weapon-making ability. Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif returned to Tehran last night for consultations and is expected back in Vienna tomorrow, the day the negotiators were supposed to complete a final agreement. "We are still focused on completing a comprehensive agreement in this round," the senior U.S official said. "No one is talking about a long-term extension."
Six people have been arrested after heckling Joel Osteen during his sermon at a Texas church, Houston Police said. Each of them were escorted out of Lakewood Church Sunday morning after yelling, according to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston. Houston Police said all people arrested were from the same church, which was identified as The Church of Wells in a statement released by Lakewood Church on Monday.
NBC is ending its business relationship with Donald Trump following the presidential hopeful’s comments about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.
"At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump," NBC said in a statement.
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A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo.
The San Benito Fire Department on Monday identified the victim as 53-year-old Rogelio Zuniga.
Fire Chief Raul Zuniga Jr., who's a cousin of the victim, says the attack happened Sunday afternoon.
A bus driver found himself out of a job after video surfaced of him apparently using a smartphone while driving a busload of passengers along the New Jersey Turnpike.
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A San Diego teen who vanished in April from her home has reportedly been found alive. Brenda Condon, a spokesperson working with the Herrmann family, told Dateline the teen was located Sunday but didn't offer more details. The teen's mother, Rhona Kauffman, posted on her Facebook page: "I HAVE BRIANNA HERRMANN NOW!!!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT Mom I am so happy but long road ahead." Herrmann, 15, left her home in California on April 29th in her mother's car. Kauffman believes Herrmann was lured out of her home and was not planning on being gone long, as she left her wallet and retainer behind.
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I challenge you to share this post. I witness police officers in our neighborhood playing with our children on grenshaw and Independence. Everytime I look on Facebook there are negative posts of police officers killing our kids or our kids killing one another. Today is a new day. police officers are taking time out of their daily plans to spend time with our children. Something I've never seen our brothers do in the hood. People we have to step up and take charge of our actions all of police are not bad. Today a kid never stepped outside his house in 4 years until today. Lord I thank you that's what's up.
Posted by TattooTim Freeman on Sunday, June 28, 2015
A cellphone video that captured Chicago police officers playing football with children on the street on the South Side has gone viral. In the video, two Chicago officers are shown throwing a football with some children on the street. Another child sits inside a police car and plays with the megaphone, saying, "We having fun out here, keep recording us, we having fun, we having fun with the police." Freeman, who identified himself as a minister, told the police officers that he doesn't believe cops are bad, despite what other people may say. He later challenged people on Facebook to share the video as proof.
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After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring away from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Lost with the rocket was a capsule packed with supplies for the crew on the International Space Station.
Colorado theater shooter James Holmes told a psychiatrist who treated him months after the attack that he was in jail because "I took the blood that wasn't mine to take, and it was unfair, and I was selfish." Dr. Rachel Davis testified Monday that Holmes' statement was one of many disorganized, nonsensical comments he made while hospitalized in November 2012, after running into walls and falling backward off his bunk in jail. The hospital visit was four months after Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 more during a packed midnight movie premiere.
Cops have fun too #pride #prideparade #nypd #communitypolicing #bratton #modelbrendanjamesPosted by Billy D'Ottavio on Sunday, June 28, 2015
A pair of videos showing NYPD officers dancing with paradegoers at Gay Pride Parade over the weekend is gaining attention online not only for their smooth moves but for the way they instantly warmed to and interacted with the people around them.