Los Angeles is on track to be America's 2024 Olympic bidder, pending approval by the city council next week, The Associated Press reported.
If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee will announce Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Summer Games. If selected, Los Angeles would be the only city besides London to host the Olympics three times.
Cities have until Sept. 15 to enter the race, according to International Olympic Committee regulations. The IOC will select the host city in 2017. Rome, Paris, Hamburg, Germany and Budapest, Hungary are already in the running.
Seven people were killed and more than 200 injured in a giant fire that tore through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia Sunday, The Associated Press reported.
Officials said that residents of "various nationalities" were affected by the early morning blaze, which broke out in the basement of the Radium compound in the eastern city of Khobar.
The compound is used by the state oil giant Saudi Aramco, which oversees petroleum production in the country, and was the site of a 1996 truck bombing at a dormitory for U.S. Air Force personnel that killed 19 Americans and wounded 372.
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Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to the Sussex County Democrats' Jamboree in his home state.
The News Journal reports Biden climbed on top of a picnic table Saturday afternoon and spoke for about 10 minutes. He thanked longtime friends and political allies for their support after the death of his son, Beau Biden.
The vice president arrived to a crowd chanting "Joe, Joe, Joe, Joe."
One P.F. Chang's kitchen worker was stabbed to death Saturday, allegedly by another, at the restaurant in Peabody, Massachusetts.
Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said 53-year-old Jaquan Huston used a knife to stab his 38-year-old coworker at the restaurant, located at the Northhore Mall.
Police responded just after 5:30 p.m. The victim was rushed to Salem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, Blodgett said.
Huston was arrested at his home in Salem. He is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges Monday.
A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California's central coast.
Elinor Dempsey, 54, of Los Osos, California, said she was surfing at Morro Strand State Beach, just north of Morro Bay, around 10 a.m. when a shark swam under her board and chomped on it, leaving an approximately 14-inch wide bite mark.
Dempsey pushed her board toward the shark as she jumped off.
Other surfers who saw the attack warned everyone else to get out of the water. Some of the surfers helped Dempsey reunite with her board, and she got back on it to get to shore.
A 30-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the "execution-style" shooting of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station, authorities announced Saturday afternoon, NBC News reported.
Shannon J. Miles, 30, was arrested for the murder of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth, 47, who was pumping gas about 8:30 p.m. Friday when he was shot from behind.
"We haven't been able to exact any details regarding a motive," Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters, calling Goforth's death a "senseless and cowardly act."
In an emotional news conference hours before Miles' arrest was announced, a visibly angry Hickman told reporters that "dangerous rhetoric" against law enforcement had "gotten out of control."
"We've heard black lives matter — all lives matter," he said. "Well, cops' lives matter, too."
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Two men and a woman were found shot to death inside a home in eastern Tennessee Saturday night, according to the local sheriff's office, NBC News reported. A child was also found inside the home with gunshot wounds and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The alleged gunman was found "a short time" after authorities responded to the scene and he was taken into custody, according to a statement from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. The suspect had also been shot, but his wounds were not life threatening, the statement added.
Sheriff Wayne Anderson told local TV station WCYB
that it appeared the suspect, who was not identified, was related to those living inside the home.
"He made it up here where they live...and he just started shooting everybody," Anderson said.
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A hearing is set for Monday for a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach.
Ebony Wilkerson, 33, has been in a state psychiatric hospital after a judge ruled last year that she was incompetent to stand trial and could be a threat to herself or others.
Her attorney, James Purdy, told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that Wilkerson should be released, saying he does not think she fits the qualification for continued mental health in-house treatment.
The three children involved in the incident are in state custody.
A judge previously ruled Wilkerson was not guilty by reason of insanity on charges of child abuse, and prosecutors dropped attempted murder charges.
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As the whole country reflects on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina a decade later, two Coast Guard rescue swimmers who helped save thousands described seeing a submerged New Orleans.
Lt. Benjamin Berman and Aviation Survival Technician 1st Class Robert Williams, who are now stationed at the San Diego Coast Guard sector, said Friday that the images of destruction are still fresh in their minds.
"It was 10 years ago but there are constant reminders of it," Williams said.
A group of kayakers captured their close encounter with a hammerhead shark off the San Diego coast on Saturday, which prompted lifeguards to close down nearby beaches.
Their incredible video shows the 8- to 10-foot shark circling and swimming under the watercraft off La Jolla Shores.
When San Diego Lifeguard officials saw the footage and noted the shark was exhibiting "aggressive behavior," they took immediate action.
Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court. The refrigerated truck with the dead migrants was found Thursday in the safety lane of the main Budapest-to-Vienna highway. The suspects were detained later that day in southern Hungary.
Michelin is recalling around 104,000 BF Goodrich tires used for light trucks and recreational vehicles because the sidewalls can rupture under severe use conditions.
The tire maker says no injuries or deaths have been tied to the problem.
Michelin North America Inc. says the recall involves several types of commercial and rugged terrain tires made in 2014 and 2015 and sold in the United States.
The tires are used on commercial trucks; full-size, heavy-duty vans; small RVs; and some one-ton pickup trucks.
The tire maker will send letters starting next week to affected customers, explaining the issue and telling them how the tires can be replaced at no charge.
Pulling up to Jerry Reed's house in St. Roch neighborhood is like stepping back in time to August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the area, devastating everything in its path. The house appears very much the same today as then, a decade after the storm, NBC News reported.
The home's foundations are unearthed, its vinyl siding peels along ragged lines that demarcate clearly how high the floodwaters rose. "Ten years after the storm, I didn't ever think it would still be — this bad," said a somber Reed as he reflected on the 10th anniversary of one of the most powerful natural disasters to ever strike a major American city.
Reed, 66, is a Vietnam War veteran who fought for his country and won the Silver Star but feels he has been forgotten here at home. He is just one of thousands of homeowners in and around New Orleans who is unable to pay for damages that remain from Hurricane Katrina.
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A 62-year-old woman who vanished while hiking in California was found alive Saturday — more than a week after she was separated from the group she was traveling with, police said, NBC News reported.
Miyuki Harwood was spotted by members of a search and rescue team not far from where she went missing near the Courtright Reservoir, about 100 miles east of Fresno, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.
Police said Harwood was hurt, but they do not yet know the extent of her injuries. She was brought by helicopter to a nearby hospital, police said.
Harwood was last seen on Aug. 20 with a hiking group from the Sierra Club, based near Sacramento
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A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months.
The April 2014 dig ended speculation surrounding an urban legend that Atari had discarded hundreds of games, including "E.T. The Extraterrestrial," more than 30 years ago, reported The Alamogordo Daily News.
A film crew documented Joe Lewandowski as he dug up the Atari cartridges. In addition to the "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" cartridges, Lewandowski found more than 60 other titles.