An Alaska Airlines flight from Boston to San Diego was diverted to Denver after an intoxicated passenger became disruptive and threatened crew members, according to airline spokeswoman Ann Zaninovich.
The male passenger was sitting in aisle 13 on Flight 769, Zaninovich said. Flight attendants told him to calm down, but he became agitated and verbally abusive. At one point, she said, he threatened the flight crew.
A 17-year-old high school student from Wilmington, Massachusetts, told NBC the unruly passenger "would not stay seated during the flight and he kept his sunglasses on the whole time." She said "the word spread around the plane that the man was on drugs or something similar."
Two female backpackers in rural Australia narrowly escaped with their lives after a man they were camping with held them captive and attempted to kill them, police and local media said.
Superintendent James Blandford told reporters the backpackers were rescued after one of the women managed to escape Tuesday and ran into a group of fishermen, who called police.
The women suffered serious injuries during the ordeal in the remote Coorong National Park, around 100 miles outside the southern city of Adelaide, South Australia Police said in a statement early Wednesday.
A 59-year-old man was arrested near the scene and charged with kidnapping and attempted murder, the police statement added. It did not identify the victims or the suspect.
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President Barack Obama will speak to the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday, the anniversary of the day he first announced his candidacy for president.
"Nine years after he announced his candidacy for President, Barack Obama will return to the place where his political career began by traveling to Springfield, Illinois," a White House official said in a statement.
"Now, in the final year of his second term, the President looks forward to addressing the Illinois General Assembly on February 10th about what we can do, together, to build a better politics — one that reflects our better selves," the statement read.
South Korea said Wednesday it would suspend work at a joint industrial park with North Korea after the North launched a long-range rocket considered by other countries to be a banned missile technology test, The Associated Press reported.
The project, a joint industrial park located in the border city of Kaesong, provided North Korea with $560 million of cash, according to South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo. He said suspending those operations will prevent North Korea from using such currency for nuclear and missile technology development.
The park is the last major shared initiative between the rival countries and has been seen as a test of reunification as the project utilized South Korean initiative, capital and technology with North Korea's cheap labor.
North Korea had had no immediate reaction the the move.
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An unarmed nude teenager was shot and killed by an officer in an altercation partly captured by patrol car video, according to Austin police.
Police on Tuesday identified the person who died as 17-year-old David Joseph.
Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley said Officer Geoffrey Freeman fatally shot Joseph on Monday when the teen ignored orders to stop and charged at the officer. Police haven't released the patrol car video.
Freeman has been an Austin police officer for 10 years. He's been put on administrative duty.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies.
Sanders swept majorities of men, women, independents and young people in his win over Hillary Clinton, but faces challenges in the more diverse states that come next on the primary calendar. Trump, appealing to voters seeking a political outsider, could benefit from the persistent lack of clarity among the more mainstream Republicans struggling to challenge him.
"We are going to do something so good and so fast and so strong and the world is going to respect us again, believe me," Trump said at a victory rally.
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About 165 faith leaders attended a new U.S. government program at Dallas FBI Headquarters Tuesday to provide security training for houses of worship.
In a rare interview, Dallas U.S. Attorney John Parker said churches, synagogues and mosques are uniquely vulnerable.
"They want to have a welcoming environment where people can come, and that's at the core of what they do. On the other hand, they have to be very careful about who they let in," Parker said.
Recent incidents highlight the challenge for religious leaders.
The U.S. women's national soccer team was scheduled to be briefed Tuesday night on the developing Zika virus crisis in Latin America, a day before the start of the CONCACAF Olympic qualification tournament in Frisco.
The 2016 Olympics are scheduled for Aug. 5-21 in Brazil, where the Zika virus is spreading rapidly.
Speaking at a news conference in advance of the U.S. team's tournament opener against Costa Rica, coach Jill Ellis said there have been "constant conversations behind the scenes" about the virus.
Goalkeeper Hope Solo said in an interview with Sports Illustrated published Tuesday that she was concerned about the virus. Solo, who spoke about the possibility of someday having a child, told SI.com that if the Olympics were today, she wouldn't go.
The Sikh-American designer and actor who was barred from getting on a flight back home to New York City because he refused to remove his turban says he is still in Mexico.
Waris Ahluwalia first related the experience over social media, saying attendants at the airport in Mexico City barred him from boarding his Aeroméxico flight Monday night.
"They said, 'take off your turban,' just like they'd say, 'take off your shoes,'" Ahluwalia told NBC 4 New York via FaceTime from Mexico City Tuesday.
Ahluwalia says that as a Sikh, "it's OK to take it off, but it would be out of respect to do it privacy so you're not embarrassing someone."
The Sikh American Legal Defense & Education Fund said in a statement Monday: "The turban is an integral part of a Sikh's identity and removal in public is akin to a strip search."
New Hampshire is no longer a Clinton family refuge. Bernie Sanders soundly defeated Hillary Clinton Tuesday in New Hampshire, a state that in the past had salvaged the presidential dreams of both Hillary Clinton in 2008 and Bill Clinton in 1992.
Nearly every demographic group soundly rejected Clinton's candidacy in favor of the 74-year-old self-described democratic-socialist barely known to most Americans. Since 2008, when Clinton edged past Barack Obama to claim a win in the Granite State, the Democratic Party has moved to the left. But Clinton's defeat is also telling of her unresolved, underlying weaknesses.
The campaign is planning to formalize a key role for Jen O'Malley Dillon, the former deputy campaign manager for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, a source confirmed to NBC News Wednesday.
Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have been concerned about campaign strategy and messaging, according to sources.
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A baby was shot in the face in Compton and rushed to a hospital by sheriff's deputies Tuesday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Compton Station.
During the initial call, deputies responded to a report of gunfire in the 200 block of Holly Avenue at 7 p.m.
When they arrived, they found a 3-month-old baby had been shot in the face.
Multiple people were struck by gunfire Tuesday night in a deputy-involved shooting near a Michigan high school football field, police said, NBC New reported.
Two men and two women were shot at the Muskegon Heights school during the incident, which stemmed from a fight that happened last week in Grand Rapids, about 40 miles away, Muskegon Heights police told NBC affiliate WOOD-TV.
None of those hit suffered life-threatening injuries, authorities said, with the violence erupting on the same night a basketball game was played at the school.
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A man who killed himself on the steps of the Statehouse was an activist on issues of social justice who also worked with young people and the Black Lives Matter movement, according to a newspaper.
Relatives of MarShawn McCarrel II said he prioritized his causes and they suspect work affected him more than they realized, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
"He just wanted to serve people," his twin brother, MarQuan McCarrel, told the newspaper.
MarShawn McCarrel II, who was from suburban Franklin Township, shot himself outside the front door of the Statehouse on Monday and died at the scene, State Highway Patrol Lt. Craig Cvetan said. It's unclear why he killed himself, Cvetan said.
Florida Governor Rick Scott joined executives from Comcast, NBC Universal and Telemundo Enterprises to break ground and officially announced the building plans for Telemundo’s new global headquarters in northwest Miami-Dade.
“I am excited to announce that NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has chosen Miami as the best location to build their new global headquarters,” Scott said.
The new state-of-the-art broadcast center located at the Beacon Lakes Industrial park on 25th Street and the Turnpike will house all of the properties owned by NBCUniversal‘s Hispanic franchises including Telemundo Network, Telemundo Studios, NBC Universo (formerly Mun2), Telemundo Digital, NBCU International and Telemundo Internacional.