Protesters gathered on Chicago's Near West Side Tuesday evening after officials released the dash-cam video showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer last year.
About 75 demonstrators gathered peacefully during a press conference with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. Chicago officials released the dash-cam video after the press conference.
Many of the demonstrators directed anger at police and prosecutors for filing charges against Officer Jason Van Dyke more than a year after he fatally shot McDonald.
Chicago police officers and state police walked alongside the protesters, who remained peaceful.
A campaign spokeswoman for former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says he's recovering after having knee surgery in Little Rock.
Spokeswoman Alice Stewart says Huckabee injured his knee on the campaign trail three weeks ago and underwent surgery Wednesday morning at a Little Rock hospital.
Stewart says Huckabee had hoped to go duck hunting while back in Arkansas for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will instead spend the weekend recovering before getting back to the campaign trail Monday.
Huckabee is making his second bid for president after running unsuccessfully in 2008.
She looks like all the others before her: perfect hair, cute outfit, dynamite body. But she’s nothing like her predecessors. America’s most iconic toy has evolved. “Hello Barbie” is the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled Barbie doll.
She is connected to Wi-Fi, remembers what a child says and is able to carry on a conversation, making her seem like she is alive.
“She can actually talk to you,” said 9-year-old Zsofia. “And not fake talking.” Those expressions are stored in the cloud and accessed from a smart phone.
But NBC 5 Investigates found parents are not the only ones able to get that information.
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In the weeks since terrorists killed 130 people in Paris and wounded hundreds more, bullet holes were found at a mosque in Connecticut, threats were called in to two others in Florida and a man left a fake bomb outside a fourth in Virginia. More than 30 of the country's governors announced that Syrian refugees were not welcome in their states, while Southwest Airlines tried to keep a Philadelphia pizza parlor owner and his friend off a flight after a fellow passenger heard them speaking Arabic. And Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who had already suggested a registry for Muslims, revived a debunked claim that they celebrated in the streets of New Jersey as the Twin Towers fell.
That other Thanksgiving tradition — congested highways and jammed airports — is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high.
An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring organization AAA. That would be an increase of more than 300,000 people over last year, and the most travelers since 2007.
Among the reasons given for the increase: an improving economy and the cheapest gasoline for this time of year since 2008.
Anyone trekking to a major airport should factor in 50 extra minutes on the road, according to the traffic date company INRIX — and that's just getting to the airport, never mind getting through security.
Though there have been no changes to the nation's terror alert status, the recent attacks in Paris, West Africa and elsewhere prompted the State Department to warn American travelers about the risks overseas.
When Turkey shot a Russian warplane out of the sky on Tuesday for allegedly violating its airspace, the reaction was swift.
Russia's government called it a "criminal" act and vowed retaliation, while NATO quickly backed alliance-member Turkey's version of events.
The incident set off frantic fearmongering about a new Cold War and saw "WWIII" rise as a Twitter trend.
That may have been partly because NATO's treaty states that an attack on one member state constitutes an attack on all. That principle of collective defense is enshrined in Article 5 of the alliance's treaty — and was invoked for the first time in wake of the 9/11 terror attacks on the U.S.
But analysts say this week's incident involving the Russian Su-24 jet just doesn't measure up.
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The Food and Drug Administration approved a new type of flu vaccine called Fluad that uses a compound to help stimulate the patient’s immune system, NBC News reported.
Fluad contains MF59, an adjuvant made out of an oil-in-water mixture that includes squalene, an oily nutrient produced by the liver, and some preservatives. The vaccine was made specifically for people who are 65 and over.
Seniors are the most vulnerable segment of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimate that 80 to 90 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths are from people in that age group.
U.S. government officials have been cautious about using MF59 in vaccines because so many Americans are fearful of vaccines — and especially of new ingredients. But they are widely used in Europe and Canada. Fluad has been in use since 1997 and the FDA says it's been shown to be safe.
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Brushing aside security concerns, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday on his first-ever trip to Africa and urged Kenyans to work for peace and forgiveness amid a wave of extremist violence on the continent that threatens to disrupt his trip.
Francis was received upon arrival at Nairobi's airport by President Uhuru Kenyatta and a throng of traditional dancers and singers at the start of a six-day pilgrimage that will also take him to Uganda and the Central African Republic, a country wracked by fighting between Christians and Muslims.
Asked en route if he was concerned about the violence, Francis responded with his typical wry humor: "I'm more worried about the mosquitoes."
With his latest Nike sneaker, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant attempted to pay homage to the Maryland county where his journey to NBA all-star and MVP began, but some find it offensive.
The $180 sneaker, which goes on sale Wednesday, is called the KD8 ‘P.G. County,’ and that abbreviation of “Prince George’s” upsets some in the county. For years, using “PG” has been considered taboo.
“We would certainly prefer that it was ‘Prince George’s County,’” said Barry Hudson, the county executive’s spokesman.
The county reached out to Nike when it learned of the name.
“Actually sent a letter to Nike kind of giving them some idea of the nature of the term ‘Prince George’s County’ versus ‘PG County’ just to let them know that it is, to many in the county, a pejorative,” Hudson said.
Five people were arrested Tuesday night, one for allegedly punching a Chicago police officer, while hundreds marched throughout the city in a largely peaceful protest over the killing of Laquan McDonald. Malcolm London, 22, is charged with felony aggravated battery on accusations of wielding a punch to a police officer. London was one of hundreds of protestors who took to the streets after city officials released dash-cam video showing the shooting death of 17-year-old McDonald at the hands of a Chicago police officer.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane it said had strayed into its territory was a "planned provocation," NBC News reported.
"We have serious doubts it was an unplanned act. It looks like pre-planned action," Lavrov said.
He said the Kremlin had no intention "to go to war with Turkey" and said that "our attitude to the Turkish people hasn't changed." But he warned that Moscow would reassess its relations with Ankara after the incident.
Russia has been bombing militants trying to overthrow Syria's President Bashar Assad, a key Russian ally.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry issued a statement late Tuesday saying "we have no intentions whatsoever to escalate the situation. Our contacts with the Russian authorities are ongoing to this end."
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Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ammunition, medicines and copies of the Quran stashed on shelves.
The Associated Press obtained extensive video footage of the tunnels, which were uncovered by Kurdish forces that took the city in northwestern Iraq earlier this month after more than a year of IS rule.
After a four-day shutdown prompted by a threat alert across Brussels, schools are reopening their doors with the help of beefed up security, including police armed with machine guns.
Though the Belgian capital continues to be under the highest-level threat alert, meaning that an attack is serious and imminent, schools and subways began reopening across the city on Wednesday. That is restoring a sense of normality to the city, parts of which have been deserted since the alert was first raised to the top level in the capital on Saturday.
Business deals aren’t the only thing Donald Trump says he’s good at executing. The Republican front-runner told South Carolina voters he can also predict foreign policy trends and events, NBC News reported.
"The other thing I predicted is terrorism," he told the crowd before elaborating on a longer story of a friend who told him the same. "A friend of mind called me and said 'Forget that, you're the first guy that really predicted terrorism.'"
Trump said his prediction of terrorism was documented in this 2000 book “The America We Deserve.”
He's also been touting his idea of bombing Iraqi oilfields and his stance on waterboarding.
He was joined in South Carolina by wife, Melania, and children, Ivanka, Tiffany and Baron.
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