<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Top News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSun, 21 Jan 2018 22:48:07 -0800Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:48:07 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Raisman, Wieber Deliver Emotional Testimonies Against Nassar]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:33:54 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_23_27.Still002.jpg

The two Olympic gold medalists spoke in court Friday about the sexual abuse they experienced from the disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar.

<![CDATA[Trump Addresses March For Life 2018]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:34:25 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trump_March_for_Life_FULL-151638591258700002.jpg

President Trump became the first sitting U.S. President to address anti-abortion marchers at the March For Life.

<![CDATA[Commuters Evacuated From NY Blast]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:37:36 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Scenes_From_the_Ground_Explosion_PANY-151300264893800002.jpg

Pedestrians and early morning commuters were evacuated from the Port Authority Bus Terminal after a suspect detonated an IED in an underground passageway. The terminal is the world's busiest, according to its agency. 

<![CDATA[3 Chinese Men Found Inside Trunk at Border Crossing: CBP]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:02:46 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cbp+generic+1.JPG

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $5.7 million worth of drugs and discovered three men crammed into a trunk over the weekend.

A CBP officer found three Chinese nationals inside a vehicle's trunk at the San Yisdro border crossing on Friday, Dec. 8, at about 7:50 a.m. Officers pulled the men from the trunk and transported them to a secure location.

The driver, a woman with Mexican nationality, will face federal charges, according to the CBP. 

CBP officers confirmed the Chinese men were not authorized to enter the United States. They will face removal from the country after the criminal proceedings conclude.

In various locations, CBP officers found narcotics in vehicle parts such as the floor, gas tank, tires and strapped to bodies.

In the San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties, officers confiscated 350 pounds of methamphetamine, 134 pounds of cocaine, 30 pounds of heroin, 78 pounds of fentanyl and 135 pounds of marijuana.

The drugs were worth an estimated total of $5.7 million, according to CBP.

“CBP officers on a daily basis exude vigilance and service to country,” said Pete Flores, Director of Field Operations for CBP in San Diego, in a statement. “These apprehensions showcase CBP’s efforts in safeguarding America’s borders.”

<![CDATA[Wildfires Persist Throughout Dry, Windy Southern California]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:04:47 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_24_12.Still001.jpg

A new front in the California fire fight opened up in San Diego County Thursday, and the dry, windy conditions fueling the blaze were expected to persist into the weekend.

<![CDATA[Dramatic Video Shows N. Korean Soldier’s Sprint to Freedom]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:13:56 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+NK+DEFECTOR+THUMB.jpg

A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday.

<![CDATA[Obama Shakes Hands After Showing Up for Chicago Jury Duty]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:37:26 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_33_08.Still002.jpg

The judge noted that the 44th president said he was willing to serve had he been selected.

<![CDATA[Here Are the Victims of the Texas Church Shooting]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:00:22 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tn+victims.jpg

Twenty-six people were killed after a gunman opened fire in a Texas church. Victims ranged from 18 months to 77 years old.

<![CDATA[What We Know About the Texas Church Shooter]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:31:10 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tx+shooter.jpg

Here is what we know about Devin Kelley, the gunman responsible for the deadliest shooting in Texas history.

<![CDATA[US Army Soldier Bowe Bergdahl Receives Dishonorable Discharge]]> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:28:18 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_16_10.Still002.jpg

U.S. Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl receives a dishonorable discharge after he abandoned his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

<![CDATA[Highlights From Senate Intelligence Hearing with Facebook, Twitter and Google]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:22:19 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_01_11_13.Still001.jpg

Representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter answered questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about voter suppression and Russian meddling in U.S politics through social media ads.

<![CDATA['Casual Cruelty': Bush Criticizes Current State of Politics ]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:33:42 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GWB_Criticizes_Current_State_of_Politics-150842953611900002.jpg

Former president George W. Bush criticized the current state of American politics and the Trump administration with a pointed speech on the "casual cruelty" common in modern political discussions, as well as references to a tyrannical government, at the George W. Bush Institute on Oct. 19, 2017. 

<![CDATA[Thomas Fire Destroys Ventura County Fire Captain's Home]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:36:19 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WEBTomLanskiFireVentura_1008462.JPEG

The Thomas Fire has destroyed over 150 structures since it first blazed on Monday night, including Ventura County Fire Captain, Tom Lanski’s, home.

“I’ve watched people my whole career sift through things and I feel for them,” said Tom Lanski. “Obviously it’s really hitting home now.”

Tom Lanksi had planned to spend his birthday Tuesday with his family, including his daughter Amy, who is an intern for NBC Bay Area and a San Jose State University student. Amy was in town for her father’s birthday celebration when he was quickly called to the fire line.

Luckily for the Lanski family, they were able to pack their cars with photos and other irreplaceable belongings before the fire scorched their neighborhood.

Tom Lanski took Wednesday off to regroup with his family but plans to be back on the fire line soon. As for now, he is urging others to take the fire threat seriously.

“If they get the call to evacuate they need to get out,” he said. “I lost my house in the fire, it happens. Insurance will take care of it. It will never bring back a life.”

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<![CDATA[Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Arrives at Fort Bragg]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:59:34 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bergdahl.jpg

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. He could face a sentence of life in prison.

<![CDATA[Mom Shares Uncommon Early-Warning Sign for Breast Cancer]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:14:52 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/breastcancersurvive.jpg

While breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women, it's most widely known to be detected by the discovery of a lump, Today.com reported.

But that's not how 37-year-old Sherrie Rhodes, mother of three, discovered the first signs of her diagnosis, which she received after a biopsy earlier this week.

"Yesterday I was diagnosed with breast cancer," she wrote in a Facebook post on July 25. "It came as a total shock as this dimpling (in the pic) is the only symptom I had."

While lumps are still the main indicator of breast cancer, many more subtle changes could also be crucial early-warning signs, such as redness or skin irritation, discharge or pain around the nipples, or, as Sherrie found, a few dents, or "dimpling.

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<![CDATA[Idaho's Largest Giant Sequoia Uprooted and Moved Overnight]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:58:24 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TreeMoved0626_MP4-149849284030700001.jpg

After more than 100 years in one spot, Idaho's largest giant sequoia is settling into its new home.

Because of the major campus expansion project at Boise's St. Luke's Medical Center, the nearly 100-foot tree had to be relocated about two blocks away to city-owned property at Fort Boise Park.

After months of prep work, the 105-year-old tree - which weighs 800,000 pounds - began its slow journey after midnight on Sunday. Workers used a complex conveyor system to tow the tree up a dirt ramp to the edge of Fort Street, then down the road.

While you can walk the route in just a couple minutes, the move took about hours, with the tree creeping along 10 to 12 feet at a time. 

<![CDATA[Mulvaney Defends Budget Cuts to Social Welfare Programs]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 10:39:03 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Mulvaney_Defends_Welfare_Budget_Cuts-149564485879900001.jpg

White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney defended President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to social welfare programs and disability assistance, saying at a Houe hearing that the cuts were made to consider "taxpayers first."  

<![CDATA[Three Men Arrested in Death of 6-Year-Old ]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 09:35:28 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/US-MS-Boy-Killed-CR-149521388915400001.jpg

Three young men were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead in his mother's stolen car near Jackson, Mississippi on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Authorities say the suspects will be charged with capital murder.

<![CDATA[Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes Dies at 77]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 12:36:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_171384585956663.jpg

Roger Ailes, founder of the Fox News Channel in 1996 and ousted as its chairman and CEO in 2016 due to sexual harassment allegations, died on May 18, 2017, in Palm Beach, Florida. Ailes, who previously served as a media adviser to former presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush, was 77.

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<![CDATA[McMaster: Trump Did Not Know Source of Shared Intel]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 09:35:03 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/McMaster-149495467448700001.jpg

President Donald Trump was unaware of the source of intelligence he shared with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, national security adviser H.R. McMaster at a news conference on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He al Trump's sharing the information was appropriate.

<![CDATA[Military Legend Eugene Ely]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:20:03 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0071-091817-MILITARY-LEGACY-EUGENE-ELY-WEBSITE_1200x675_1050295875842.jpg
Naval Aviation was born here in San Francisco. Lieutenant Eugene Ely of the California National Guard flew off the U.S.S. Pennsylvania as an experiment. They built a deck on this battle ship and he was the first guy to fly off and land on a ship. It was a California National Guardsman assigned here at San Francisco.

Moffett Field and Alameda was a major naval aviation. It would be nothing 20, 30 years ago to see a flight of a Navy fighter or fighters or bombers flying into Alameda from a carrier coming into port. It was just part of the routine. It was nothing special. So, today we see that today. It's special but it's a reminder of just how important the Navy's aviation was to this area.
<![CDATA[WH: Trump Asking About Russia Probe Not Conflict of Interest]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 13:15:13 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sarah_Huckabee_presser-149453259857000001.jpg

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday said it was not a conflict of interest for President Donald Trump to ask former FBI director James Comey about the Russia investigation. The FBI will continue its investigation on possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia despite Comey's dismissal.

<![CDATA[Acting FBI Director Says Russia Probe Not Impeded by Trump]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 09:57:15 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screenshot-2017-05-11-13.46.03.jpg

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that the White House has made "no effort to impede" FBI investigations into the Trump administration's ties with Russia following the dismissal of former FBI director James Comey. Lawmakers have expressed outrage at Comey's firing, calling President Donald Trump's actions "suspicious."

<![CDATA[7,000 Bodies May Be Buried Under College, Site of Old Asylum]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 10:39:00 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_7000bodies0509_1500x845.jpg

A survey for a planned parking garage reveals there may be up to 7,000 bodies buried on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the previous site of the Mississippi Asylum for the Insane. WLBT's Marie Edinger reports.

<![CDATA[Driver Flees Traffic Stop, Dragging Police Officer]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:51:40 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2017-04-24+at+10.43.20+AM.png

Body camera footage shows a Florida police officer being dragged by a driver attempting to flee a traffic stop.

Police said Frank Wetzel, 61, was pulled over after blowing through a stop sign. Police said he started fidgeting with something next to him, making the officer suspicious. He was allegedly later found with a machete and handgun.

<![CDATA[Massive Anti-Government Protests Continue in Venezuela]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:38:35 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP_17109722214136.jpg In the largest protests in years, tens of thousands of Venezuelans have flooded into the streets to demonstrate against the government of Nicolas Maduro and demand elections.

Photo Credit: Fernando Llano/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Todd Webb's 1940s Photos Show Ever-Bustling NYC]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:28:37 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/webbthumb1.jpg The 1940s-era photographs of New York photographer Todd Webb are on display in 2017, seventy years after their original exhibition.]]> <![CDATA[Take a 'Peep' at These 10 Amazing Marshmallow Sculptures]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 05:07:13 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Diptych4.jpg Sugary, sweet models of Edgar Allen Poe, Belle of "Beauty and the Beast" and Paddington Bear are just a few of the Peeps sculptures seen at the PEEPShow, a competition that raises funds for the Carroll County Arts Council on Westminster, Maryland. Artists and marshmallow enthusiasts across the country enter each year to show off their Easter creations. ]]> <![CDATA[Badger Buries Cow Three Times Its Size in Utah Desert]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:07:47 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/20160118-z_01180224.jpg

A badger was caught on camera burying a whole cow carcass to save for later, in footage supplied by scientists from the University of Utah. Scientists studying scavenger behavior in Utah’s Great Basin Desert recorded this video this spring, according to a university press release issued on Mar. 31, 2017. Badgers are known to cache animals for later consumption, but this is the first recorded instance of a badger burying an animal larger than itself.

<![CDATA[Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:52:07 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/011809-mlk-p1.jpg Photos from Martin Luther King Jr.'s remarkable life.

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<![CDATA[San Jose Leaders Look at Rent Control and Eviction Concerns]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:50:50 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sj+evictions-0328-2017.jpg

After months of community fights and negotiations, the city of San Jose is finally planning to address renters facing eviction without cause.

The issue arose in December at a San Jose complex called The Reserve, where hundreds of tenants were evicted from their rent-controlled units so the owner could convert the complex into luxury units.

NBC Bay Area revealed in a December story that the city had no program to help relocate or compensate evicted residents.

At City Hall on Tuesday, solutions were in the works regarding property owners making changes that leave tenants out on the street. The city's housing director is planning to propose limited but significant changes to the council on April 18, such as strict notification requirements.

"And it also provides a package of relocation benefits that a tenant can rely on and plan on and can use to move out of their house and find a new home," said Jacky Morales-Ferrand, San Jose Housing Director.

Meanwhile, The Reserve apartment complex is virtually a ghost town. This Friday, the last of the 672 people who used to live in 216 rent control units there will be gone.

The plan is for the property to be part of a market-rate housing-slash-shopping complex, with retail that will benefit the city. But it doesn't include help for those evicted.

The South Bay Tenants Union said it's concerned about many other landlords getting rid of rent-controlled units.

"Any owner can go ahead and do this," said Shaunn Cartwright, the union's organizer. "And it's legal, and they know that. And that's why they do it."

The group points to a complex on Randolph Drive as an example. A new owner evicted rent-control tenants there, reportedly to convert to market-rate housing for veterans.

"It's hard to lose rent-controlled housing," Morales-Ferrand said. "So one of the additions that we're going to be asking the Council to consider is to replace the rent control units that are lost when a building is demolished."

Although both the proposals are limited and short-term oriented, they would be brand new policies in a city where rapid growth is likely to cause the issue to resurface soon.

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<![CDATA[Girl Saved During Hurricane Katrina Reunites With Rescuer]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:32:07 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/Screen+Shot+2017-03-21+at+10.09.01+AM.png

During Hurricane Katrina, Master Sergeant Michael Maroney was a pararescue jumper, flying over New Orleans picking up survivors in the devastating aftermath of the 2005 disaster, when he saw a little girl -- LaShay Brown -- below. 

Brown was stranded without food or water when Maroney found her. On Saturday at her Junior ROTC Ball in Waveland, Mississippi, she reuinted with her rescuer.

<![CDATA[Trump Reminds Louisville Fans Their Basketball Team Lost]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:05:54 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_TRUMP_HOOPS-149005682814400001.jpg

During a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, President Donald Trump reminded local basketball fans their beloved Louisville Cardinals lost in the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

<![CDATA[People Skip Work, Class On 'Day Without Immigrants']]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:22:22 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_1704764688735216x9.jpg People across the country stayed home from work and class, refrained from shopping and marched in public spaces on Feb. 16, 2017. Their actions were part of "A Day Without Immigrants," a demonstration of the economic and cultural contributions of immigrants to life in the U.S. The protest came in response to the Trump administration's pledge to deport more immigrants who are in the country illegally, build a wall along the Mexican border and impose a travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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<![CDATA[Top News Photos: Congress in Deadlock One Day to Shutdown]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:16:45 -0800 blaming Democratic lawmakers for a possible government shut down, with Democrats refusing to pass a bill that does not include protections for immigrants bought to the country as children.]]> blaming Democratic lawmakers for a possible government shut down, with Democrats refusing to pass a bill that does not include protections for immigrants bought to the country as children.]]> https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-906668134.jpg View daily updates on the best photos in domestic and foreign news.

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<![CDATA[Follow the Inaugural Parade in Real Time]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:28:58 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ap-inaug-parade-th.jpg

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<![CDATA[2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients ]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:02:17 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Michael_Jordan.jpg The 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients includes entrepreneurs, celebrities, architects, physicists and mathematicians, among others. See the full list of this year's honorees below.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Man One of First to Choose 'Death with Dignity' ]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:41:22 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+RIGHT+TO+DIE+CONCERNS+PKG+-+00000828.jpg

Just two months after California's Death with Dignity Act became law, a Santa Rosa man suffering from a terminal illness has become one of the first to use it. Tonight, his family is sharing their story. As NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez reports, they say the process is less than perfect, but they have no regrets.

94-year-old Tom House was a marine, pilot and insurance broker. He suffered from colon cancer and congenital heart disease and, with just months to live, decided to end his battle, going out on what his family said were his terms. 

“He did it his way,” said daughter-in-law Esther House through tears. “He went out his way. He really did.” 

After spending the morning sharing stories and memories with family and friends, the Santa Rosa man drank a fatal prescription of barbiturates from his favorite coffee mug. 

“Following drinking that, he had his son mix his favorite drink – a martini – then he said ‘something’s happening here’ and he laid back and went to sleep,” said pastor Jeanie Shaw, a friend of House. 

While the process was peaceful for House, the family had issues with some aspects of the procedure, specifically the administration of the drug cocktail. It required them to open 90 small capsules of powder by hand.

“No one should have to sit there with a little toothpick and open these little things and dump the powder in a cup,” said Esther. “That's absolutely ridiculous. 

Still, the family is grateful that their patriarch was able to die peacefully and painlessly, and they say they are grateful to people like the Bay Area's Brittany Maynard, who brought the physician-assisted suicide back in the spotlight and trailblazed to legalize the procedure. like House, Maynard chose to die surrounded by family and friends. 

“It was a beautiful thing that all those people Tom loved could be here with him on the day he chose to be with God,” Shaw said.

<![CDATA[Fact Checking Day One of the RNC]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:58:02 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018170882_1200x675_728263747918.jpg

The Republican National Convention kicked off in Cleveland on Monday, and bold claims peppered the speeches delivered during the event’s primetime festivities.

The theme of the convention’s opening day was “Make America Safe Again,” a sentiment woven into the impassioned remarks delivered by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

“It’s time to Make America safe again,” he said. “I know we can change it because I did it by changing New York City from the crime capital of America to the safest large city in the United States. What I did for New York, Donald Trump will do for America!”

In spite of recent police shootings and racial tension nationwide, the numbers say America has never been safer. The violent crime rate sits at a record low since the FBI began tracking the data in 1995. According to the agency’s 2014 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) , the rate of violent crime nationwide went from 684.5 per 100,000 people in 1995 to 365.5 in 2014, a drop of nearly 47 percent.

Giuliani also missed the mark regarding his claim that New York is the safest large city in America. According to FBI data on cities with a population of 1 million or more, that title is actually held by San Jose, which has a violent crime rate of 321 per 100,000 people. New York has a violent crime rate of 596 per 100,000 people. Large cities with lower rates include Phoenix, San Antonio, Los Angeles and San Diego, along with San Jose.

Another focus of the evening was the “Never Trump” movement, a group of grassroots protesters who demanded changes be made to the conservative party and convention rules. The group had amassed signatures supporting its cause from a majority of delegates in 11 states, though only seven states were required to force a revote.

But that vote didn’t happen, because the Trump campaign killed the last-minute revolt.

Chaos overtook the convention floor when Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack determined that a voice vote approved the rules package without any changes. When protesters demanded a roll call, Womack left the stage.

"We are now in uncharted territory," said Utah Sen. Mike Lee. "Someone owes us an explanation. I've never seen the chair abandoned like that. They vacated the stage entirely."

When Womack returned, he announced that some of the 11 states had withdrawn from the petition to hold a vote on party rules.

Though the party rules were not changed last night, the revolt is not over. After all, the protesters were really concerned with changing the rules for 2020. Essentially, conservatives want closed primaries, where only Republicans can vote in their elections. This improves the chances of a nominee like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Nothing that happened Monday night prevented a future rule change from happening, though, since the party will meet to discuss changes every year leading up to the presidential election in 2020.