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'I'm Not Shy': Charlotte Girl Recounts Viral Speech on Race

The 9-year-old Charlotte girl whose tearful testimony on racism and policing Monday captured attention around the world said her decision to address City Council was a last-minute one. "I was a little nervous, so I decided to just go up there and tell them how I feel," Zianna Oliphant, told NBC News ... · 45 minutes ago

Drug Lab Blast Kills Firefighter Royalty

A Tuesday morning explosion killed second-generation FDNY Chief Michael Fahey, whom the FDNY called a ‘brave man’—just like his dad. A gas explosion tore through an alleged Bronx drug lab Tuesday morning, killing a second-generation firefighter and rattling neighbors. Firefighters were on the ...

Daily Beast · 4 hours ago

The Latest: Records show man rescued at sea was slay suspect

BOSTON – 5:40 p.m. Court records show that a Vermont man who spent a week on a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean before he was rescued recently was a suspect in the unsolved 2013 killing of his grandfather in Connecticut. Nathan Carman, of Vernon, Vermont, was rescued Sunday. His mother, Linda ... · 10 hours ago

Did You Miss the Presidential Debate? Here Are the Highlights

First Clinton and Trump Debate: Analysis Our Fact Checks of the First Debate Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Press Pointed Attacks in Debate Trump Sniffles at the Debate, and the Internet Plays Doctor ‘Braggadocious?’ In Trump and Clinton Debate, Words That Sent Viewers to the Dictionary First ...

New York Times · 2 hours ago

Ohio high school football player dies after suffering lacerated kidney during game

CLEVELAND –   A medical examiner says a high school football player from suburban Cleveland who was hit in the abdomen during a game died two days later of a problem caused by a lacerated small intestine. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office says 17-year-old Andre Jackson died of ... · 1 hour ago

Trump: Take guns from 'bad people'

Story highlights "We have to bring back law and order," he said at the debate "You take the gun away from criminals who shouldn't be having it," he added Trump said Monday that he wants to take guns "away from criminals," and continued to praise the controversial stop-and-frisk policy during the ...

CNN · 30 hours ago

Protests erupt after police fatally shoot black man in El Cajon, Calif.

Police in El Cajon, Calif., about 15 miles northeast of San Diego, fatally shot a black man outside Los Ponchos Mexican restaurant in a strip mall after responding to a call Tuesday afternoon that he was acting in an “erratic” manner. In a press release , El Cajon police said the man, who ...

Washington Post · 2 hours ago

Cedar Rapids fends off flood damage with temporary barriers

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa –   An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls is so far protecting thousands of homes and businesses in Cedar Rapids from major flooding. Iowa's second-largest city says its hastily erected 9.8-mile system of Hesco barriers and earthen berms is largely holding back the ... · 3 hours ago

'BE CAREFUL BRO' Friends were worried about Fernandez's late excursion

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant the same night he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confirmed Tuesday. A friend of one of the victims said he warned him against the post-midnight trip, and Marlins ... · 2 hours ago

2 Indiana kids found dead in car; mother charged

Two Indiana children were found dead in a vehicle outside a police station Monday hours after an Amber Alert was issued for them. According to Fox 59, the alert was issued for Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 6, around noon. Police said the children were last seen at around 6:20 a.m. in Fort ... · 16 hours ago