The 3-year-old girl fatally shot in Southeast D.C. Wednesday night was accidentally shot by her 7-year-old brother, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Dalis Cox, her brother, their mother, an unrelated adult and a teenager were inside a second-floor apartment on the 600 block of 46th Place SE in Benning Ridge when the little girl was shot just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
More than 100 headstones were toppled at a historic Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.
The groundskeeper of Adath Jeshurun Cemetery arrived around 6 a.m. Thursday to the burial ground along Bridge Street in the city’s Frankford section to find dozens of grave markers knocked down.
"The thought went through my mind, 'this is a disgrace for somebody to do something like this,'" said groundskeeper Johnny Gibson, who has worked at the cemetery for 44 years.
The vandals knocked down 124 headstones, but didn't leave any marking or graffiti, said Gibson.
A Jets player already suspended for four games by the NFL for drug use is now facing criminal charges after prosecutors allege he drove 143 mph with a child in his car and sped away from cops trying to stop his car. Third-year defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson faces a number of traffic infractions and a charge of resisting arrest for a highway stop outside of St. Louis, Missouri, on July 14. According to a release issued by the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Richardson was driving at "exceedingly high rates of speed" on Interstate 64 in "what appeared to be a road race."
A racially charged confrontation caught on camera at a busy Chicago beach has generated outrage on social media.
The now-viral altercation arose at Oak Street beach Monday when a woman started shouting racial slurs at a black Plainfield mom and her children, ages 8 and 4, after she was accidentally splashed with water.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country's wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately.
Six months into the 2016 race for president, Democrats are barely in the conversation when it comes to the groups known as super PACs.
The groups, which unlike formal campaigns can accept contributions of any size, will formally report their fundraising totals Friday to federal regulators.
But most of those aligned with specific presidential candidates have already said how much they raised between January and June. So far, they account for roughly $2 of every $3 given in the 2016 presidential race, with the vast majority of those donations aimed at helping Republicans win back the White House.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced on Facebook that they are expecting a baby girl.
CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.
A construction crane owner who was acquitted of manslaughter in a Manhattan collapse that killed two workers has been ordered to pay $47.8 million in damages in a civil wrongful death trial.
James Lomma, the crane owner, his company and others involved in the Upper East Side high-rise construction site accident in May 2008 have been ordered to pay $32 million to the family of Ramadan Kurtaj, the 27-year-old construction worker working directly below the crane during the collapse, and $15.8 million to Donald Leo, the 39-year-old crane operator.
The accident at 91st Street and First Avenue helped spur new safety measures.
Police have arrested a northern New Jersey grandmother who they say acted as the getaway driver for her grandson and his friend after a home robbery.
Shortly after Monday's theft, officers received a tip that led them to a vehicle stopped in the Hibernia section of Rockaway Township.
Police found items reported stolen by the homeowner in the car, which totaled $4,000.
The airplane fragment found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is from a Boeing 777 — the same as missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 — sources told NBC News on Thursday.
The barnacle-covered plane piece was found by a crew cleaning the coastline Wednesday. On it was a number — 657-BB — which sources said is attached to a Boeing 777.
MH370, which disappeared in March 2014, is the only 777 known to be missing anywhere in the world.
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Two Texas men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a mob scheme to take control of a financial company.
William Maxwell of Houston was sentenced to 20 years and his brother, John Maxwell of Dallas, received a 10-year sentence Thursday in New Jersey.
They were convicted last year, along with a member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family, of racketeering conspiracy and related offenses.
A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and people who had dangled from a bridge to block its path.
The Fennica left dry dock and made its way down the Willamette River toward the Pacific Ocean soon after authorities forced the demonstrators from the river and the St. Johns Bridge.
Several protesters in kayaks moved toward the center of the river as the ship began its trip, but authorities in boats and personal watercraft cleared a narrow pathway for the Fennica.
The chief of the Albuquerque Fire Department said he is examining training procedures after a dispatcher hung up on a 911 caller seeking help for a 17-year-old who was dying after being shot last month.
Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey on Wednesday called the actions of dispatcher Matthew Sanchez on June 26 "unforgivable" and said Sanchez should not have hung up on the caller.
"We hung up on her. I was stunned," Downey told NBC station KOB. "People should be outraged, and they should hold us accountable," he said.
The arrest and death of Sandra Bland is bringing top state officials to the Texas Capitol to testify about jail standards and police officer protocols. The hearing Thursday in Austin is the first time lawmakers are meeting to discuss the circumstances surrounding the death the 28-year-old black woman from suburban Chicago. Authorities say Bland on July 13 hanged herself in jail, a finding that her family has questioned.