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A Mississippi police officer shot in the head responding to an armed robbery call was in critical condition Sunday, authorities said, NBC News reported.
Two suspects stole money out of the a convenience store's register before opening fire on Clarksdale Officer Derrick Couch Saturday night, according to Clarksdale police. Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said Couch was found on the street with a gunshot wound to the head, according to NBC affiliate WMC.
"Surveillance footage released by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations shows one of the suspects had a distinctive walk, and authorities are asking the public for assistance with their identification," police said in a statement.
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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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In the third-most populous state, rich with delegates, there has long been one Florida "do-not-touch" political third rail: Cuba.
And in south Florida, home to more than 1.3 million Cuban exiles and Cuban-American immigrants, to speak ill of those who flee the communist island has remained a death knel, NBC News reported.
Now Donald Trump is testing yet one more well-worn political rule: visit the state, drink a Cuban coffee (cafecito) and then rail against communist Cuba and the Castro brothers, while extending a warm welcome to those Cubans who escaped the island nation.
But the self-avowed "non-politician" who is Donald Trump has not only stepped on that third rail here, but kicked it hard without nuance.
In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times late Friday, Trump told political reporter Adam Smith that allowing Cuban immigrants legal access to the U.S under a 1966 law known as the Cuban Adjustment Act is wrong.
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Police are asking for the public's help to locate a woman who allegedly assaulted a 70-year-old cab driver when he turned on the taxi's meter in New York City.
The woman got into the car at about 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the corner of 158th Street and Broadway and asked to be taken to Times Square.
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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.
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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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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.
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.
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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With a cartoony name like "Ace," this service dog seemed destined to one day meet his Disney hero, Pluto.
Ace got to pay a visit to his canine idol while on a training outing to Disneyland, according to Guide Dogs of America volunteer Sandy Steinblums, the Today show reported.
The result? Probably the cutest thing we've seen this week. The young pup can barely contain his excitement as he nuzzles with Mickey Mouse's famous pooch.
"This puppy is one I raised (as a volunteer) for Guide Dogs of America," Steinblums wrote. "He is training to be a guide dog for the blind. We went to Disneyland for a few hours as a socialization experience — what you didn't see after the 14-15 seconds video where he settled in a down was his down/stay for a few minutes while Pluto tried to break his stay."
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Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy.
The debate was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before the candidates took the stage. Among the contenders, only Jeb Bush said Obama had "every right" to nominate a justice during his final year in office.
The waterways surrounding New York City are a soup of plastic, ranging from discarded takeout containers down to tiny beads that end up in the food supply, according to a new report by an environmental group.
The study, by the group NY/NJ Baykeeper, estimated there are at least 165 million plastic particles floating in New York Harbor and nearby waters at any given time. The report was based on samples collected by trawlers that plied the city's East River, the mouth of the Hudson River and New Jersey's Passaic River and Raritan Bay between March and August 2015.
The average concentration of plastics was 256,322 particles per square kilometer, according to the report.
Serious issues are facing the Republican presidential candidate in their debate Saturday night in South Carolina. The state has a deep-rooted military culture and is still reeling from the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June.
But style is going to beg for attention alongside pressing matters of policy.
Foremost, how will Marco Rubio do after his disastrous turn on the stage in New Hampshire?
And will Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, after carping at each other bitterly from a distance, do it face to face?
Can Ben Carson finally make a mark?