Dijonae White, 13, died after her brother, 9, allegedly shot her in the back of the head after she refused to hand over a video game controller.Mom was making lunch »
Ghouta, a region bordering the capital, Damascus, has been targeted by government forces since 2013 as part of the Syrian civil war in an effort to flush out rebel and opposition forces garrisoned in the area. The government launched an operation to retake rebel-held areas of Ghouta in February, ramping up a bombing campaign and blocking medical help and food from entering the region. Amnesty International claims more than 500 civilians have been killed in recent months in a “catastrophic humanitarian situation,” while thousands more have been injured.
A path to conflict may have been set in motion now that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Following an around-the-clock rescue effort at the site of a collapsed footbridge in Miami, Florida, authorities said late Saturday that the final victim had been recovered from the debris ― more than two days after the sudden collapse of the 950-ton
The result of Russia’s presidential election was known before any ballots were cast, with the only variable how many citizens would show up to cast votes. Many in the opposition abstained from voting, instead observing polling places for irregularities
Thomas Phelan, who was hailed a hero after rescuing hundreds of people during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has died of cancer. Phelan worked for Circle Line Statue of Liberty ferry cruises when the Twin Towers were hit and helped ferry people from Lower Manhattan, FDNY spokesman Jim Long told CNN. Doctors with the World Trade Center Health Program have been able to link 70 different types of cancer to Ground Zero, Newsweek reported in 2016.
A story that $55 million in Union gold was lost during the Civil War has long been dismissed as a myth — but this week, a team of FBI agents joined the search in rural Pennsylvania.
An Alabama lawmaker says arming teachers to protect against gun violence in schools is a bad idea because “it’s mostly ladies that’s teaching” and the majority of them would not feel comfortable carrying a weapon. “We don’t need to have a lady teacher in a school that’s got a firearm,” Shiver said, citing his experience as a retired teacher. Other states are considering similar legislative provisions in response to last month’s school massacre in Parkland, Florida.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there's serious information pointing to Russia's responsibility in the poisoning in Britain of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, and that the duty now lies with Moscow to prove that it wasn't involved. On a visit to Warsaw, Merkel also has said she expects European Union leaders to come to "strong conclusions" in the matter at a summit later this week in Brussels. Russia strongly denies any involvement.
The body of an American teenager missing in Bermuda has been found by police. Mark Dombroski, 19, of Delaware, was last seen at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at a bar called The Dog House, officials said. Investigators had asked for the public's help in finding the St. Joseph's University freshman.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) pushed back against President Donald Trump’s lawyer on Sunday, after attorney John Dowd said the special counsel’s Russia probe should end following the firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. “To suggest that [special counsel] Robert Mueller should shut down and that all he is looking at is collusion [is wrong],” said Gowdy in a “Fox News Sunday” interview. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on Friday, less than two days before he was set to retire with full benefits. Sessions claimed McCabe had “lacked candor,” a phrase that many have interpreted as an accusation that McCabe had lied, in an internal review of how the FBI and Justice Department handled an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
An experienced Cirque du Soleil performer died on Sunday after plunging onto a stage during an aerial straps routine at a Tampa, Florida show.
Adrian Lamo, the computer hacker who reported Chelsea Manning to authorities for sharing classified documents with WikiLeaks, was found dead in an apartment in Wichita, Kansas, last week, according to local reports. Lamo, whose cause of death has yet to be reported but has been deemed unsuspicious by police, was 37, the Wichita Eagle reported. “With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian’s friends and [acquaintances] that he is dead,” his father, Mario Lamo, posted on Facebook on Friday.
A collector has hit the jackpot after being told that an old photograph he picked up on eBay for just £7 was a genuine portrait of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James, worth up to £2 million. Justin Whiting, 45, bought the photograph in July 2017 and immediately tracked down Will Dunniway, a 19th century photography expert from California. Single Justin, from Spalding, Lincs., said: "Anything is possible on eBay so I kept buying the odd photograph for a few quid, like other people would buy a lottery ticket.
The winning numbers were 22, 57, 59, 60, 66 and Powerball 7. The last Powerball drawing to produce a jackpot winner was on Jan. 6, when a single ticket sold in New Hampshire won $559.7 million. Powerball's jackpot hit a record $1.6 billion in January 2016, when three winning tickets were sold in Florida, California and Tennessee.
Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Brad Parsquale were involved in hiring the British-based political data firm, which improperly accessed personal data from Facebook users. NBC’s Anna Schecter reports.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended his “konnichiwa” response to a House member of Japanese descent when she asked him about funding to preserve World War II internment camps. “How could ever saying ‘Good morning’ be bad?” Zinke said to reporters on Saturday following a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to The Arizona Republic. Zinke made the comment ― which means “good afternoon” or “good day” in Japanese ― last week during a congressional hearing after Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) recounted that her grandfathers were among those imprisoned by the U.S. government for their Japanese heritage.
George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will not attend the African Union summit in Rwanda this week, an official statement said Sunday, in a blow to plans to launch a major free trade treaty across 54 countries. The meeting in Kigali is intended to formally launch the African Continental Free Trade Area Treaty, which Nigeria's cabinet endorsed last Wednesday. Buhari was scheduled to leave Abuja on Monday ahead of Wednesday's launch but pulled out to allow for more consultations.
"As I said before, if he tried to do that, that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency." Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham gives a stern warning to President Trump against firing special counsel Robert Mueller. Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” Graham was firm in his opposition to Trump firing Mueller while the investigation into Russia’s meddling in 2016 continued.
Cops say it was the predictable getaway technique attempted by alleged Costco shoplifters in Washington state that led to their arrests. Officers responded to a Seattle-area store, where loss prevention officers said they recognized one of several shoplifting suspects who'd previously stolen items before running out the fire exit, according to the Seattle Police Department.
A 26-year-old California woman died after she was shot Saturday by her ex-husband at the stationary store where she worked, according to investigators.
A massive volcanic eruption helped convert Iceland's Vikings to Christianity more than a thousand years ago, according to new research. Memories of the largest lava flood in the history of Iceland, recorded in a medieval poem, were used to drive the island's conversion to Christianity, suggests the study. A team of scientists and historians, led by Cambridge University researchers, has used information contained within ice cores and tree rings to accurately date the massive eruption, which took place soon after the island was first settled.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday it was nonsense to think that Moscow would have poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who are critically ill in a British hospital. Britain has said that Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by the Soviet-era 'Novichok' nerve agent, and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday that Russia has been stockpiling it and investigating how such weapons could be used in assassinations.
A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission was returned home and the man was in custody after the two were found in Mexico, authorities said. Federal agents and Mexican authorities found 16-year-old Amy Yu and Kevin Esterly in Playa del Carmen on Saturday and they were flown to Miami, authorities said. Esterly was awaiting processing in Miami.
Actor and comedian Bill Hader returned to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend to host, and he brought with him one of the show’s most beloved characters: Stefon. Stefon is an expert on New York’s hottest clubs and tries to help tourists find the perfect club. This weekend Stefon laid out the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.