A gas station canopy collapsed on two cars in Torrance, California, Monday while maintenance workers were on the roof, checking it out for potential problems. "I heard a noise, something like an earthquake? I ran to the window. And seen that the roof had collapsed!" Giselle Vasquez, who works next door at Green Clean Car Wash, said. No one was seriously injured, including the drivers of the car and the crews on the roof, fire officials on scene said.
Donald Trump became the first presidential contender in recent memory to use an epithet for female anatomy to describe a Republican rival on stage at a rally on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, NBC News reported.
Addressing about 5,000 people at Manchester's Verizon Center on Monday Trump derided his opponents and contrasted his recent statements on bringing back waterboarding to those of Sen. Ted Cruz.
"You know he's concerned about the answer because well, some people," Trump said pointing to a woman in the audience, "she just said a terrible thing. You know what she said? Shout it out 'cause I don't wanna."
Then he said it anyway: "She said, 'He's a p---y.'"
The crowd laughed and cheered and Trump faux-chastised the woman, saying, "That's terrible! Terrible."
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Formerly conjoined twins Owen and Emmett Ezell are now 2 1/2 years old, and their family says the boys are running, jumping and now learning to talk.
It's an exciting milestone for the twins, who were separated in a risky surgery more than two years ago. The boys were born connected from the chest to the belly button, sharing a liver and intestines.
NBC 5 has followed their journey since birth and recently visited the family at their North Texas home.
Mother Jenni Ezell said she's noticed a big difference in her sons since the removal of the tracheotomy tubes in their necks, which helped the boys breathe as they healed and grew.
A Michigan state board has approved circulation of a petition to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder — but not over the water crisis in Flint.
The petition approved Monday seeks to remove Snyder, a Republican, from office over his decision last year to take control of the state office to reform schools, which organizers say disregards local prerogatives, according to The Detroit News and The Associated Press.
The Board of State Canvassers, part of the secretary of state's office, rejected nine other recall petitions, six of them based on Snyder's widely criticized handling of lead from corroded pipes that began leaching into Flint homes following a cost-saving move to pump water from the Flint River.
The vote gives organizers 180 days to gather enough signatures to add a ballot measure later this year asking voters to oust Snyder, who has no intention of resigning, NBC News reported.
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A Connecticut state trooper was killed in a hunting accident in Texas over the weekend when he was struck by a bullet meant for a wild hog, authorities said.
Trooper Stephen Davis, of Hebron, was shot Saturday. Deputies from the sheriff’s office in Maverick County, Texas, responded to the Cinco Ranch just after 6:30 p.m. after receiving the report of an accidental shooting.
U.S. Border Patrol agents led deputies to Davis, who had been shot in the left side of his torso and was unresponsive in the brush, authorities said. Davis was pronounced dead at 7:22 p.m.
A man from Warren, Maine, told authorities he had shot at a wild hog and accidentally struck Davis, according to police.
There are plenty of stories about professional athletes behaving badly, but if you’re seeking out an example of a player who goes the extra mile, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling seems to be a good candidate.
The goaltender, who has been with the Blackhawks since the beginning of the 2014-15 season, made quite the impression on an Uber driver in the Phoenix area recently.
Kane Van Gate shared the story on Twitter of how Darling went out of his way to help a stranger.
To his credit, Darling responded, saying he’s fortunate to be able to help people in need.
A suburban Chicago father killed his wife and teenage son with autism before taking his own life inside their family home Monday, according to police.
Oak Forest police were told Margaret O’Leary Joost called in sick Friday to Advocate Christ Hospital, where she was a crisis worker, and didn’t show up again Monday.
A concerned co-worker went to the family's home on the 6600 block of Courtney Avenue and saw what appeared to be blood coming from the overhead garage door, police said.
Authorities responded to the home around 8 p.m., forced their way inside and discovered the bodies.
A Florida man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly hurled an alligator through a Wendy's drive-thru window, according to Palm Beach County Jail records.
Joshua James, 23, threw the 3-and-a-half foot reptile through the window after receiving his large drink in Loxahatchee in October, according to a report from Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
He was was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals this week, WPTV reported.
James told police he picked up the alligator off the side of the road and brought it to Wendy's. He is facing charges for unlawful possession of an alligator, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and petit theft, jail records show.
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A man was found "ablaze" outside Prince William's London home and died in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to police, NBC News reported.
London's Metropolitan Police said a hospital called shortly after midnight to report that a patient had gone missing. Officers launched a search but didn't find the patient, police said in a statement.
Three hours later, police responded to reports of a man "behaving suspiciously" outside the locked parks of Kensington Palace — where William and his wife live when they're in London.
The man, believed to be in his forties, was found "ablaze" by responding officers. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled three days earlier by a powerful earthquake.
The death toll in Saturday's disaster stood at 40, while 320 people had been rescued, the Tainan city government said on its official website.
More than 100 people are believed to still be under the debris following the tragedy that struck during the most important family holiday in the Chinese calendar — the Lunar New Year.
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San Francisco lawyers are taking the U.S. government to court over the issue of unaccompanied minors and demanding a level playing field before the government decides who can stay in this country and who will be deported.
Some attorneys argue the government is violating the due process clause of the constitution when dealing with unaccompanied minors — children seeking asylum from violence and poverty in their Latin American home countries.
The group alleges the federal government is rushing cases through the court system without giving the children adequate time to prepare their arguments as to why they cannot go back home.
The United States Attorney's Office did not respond to a request for comment Monday.
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Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone.
The Florida Museum of Natural History released the numbers Monday. Scientists say the previous record was 88 attacks in 2000.
International Shark Attack File curator George Burgess says attacks are expected to continue to increase as human populations grow and shark populations recover.