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Sheriff's deputy shot and killed by pedestrian in suburban New Orleans

A pedestrian walking down a busy commercial strip of a New Orleans suburb in the middle of the afternoon shot a sheriff's deputy multiple times, killing him, after being stopped by the officer Wednesday, an official said.<p>Col. John Fortunato, a Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman, identified the …

Law Enforcement

Jaguar mascot escapes leash, is shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony in Brazil

A jaguar used in an Olympic torch relay ceremony was shot to death after it escaped its leash and tried to attack a soldier, the Brazilian army said Tuesday.<p>The army press office said that Juma the jaguar was on display as part of ceremonies Monday at the Jungle Warfare Instruction Center in Manaus.<p>…


Michael Jackson Stockpiled Nude Images Of Children And Animal Torture, According To Police Report

Authorities seized more than 80 video recordings and computer hard drives, as well as notes, diaries, documents, photographs and audiotapes.<p>Police discovered Michael Jackson had a large collection of pornography, which allegedly included images of children, animal torture and gore, reportedly used …


New York area car wash workers get more than $91,000 each in unpaid wages

| NEW YORK<p>Eighteen immigrant car wash employees in New York and New Jersey received more than $91,000 each as part of a federal court settlement for unpaid wages, making it the biggest per-worker recovery in the car wash industry, lawyers said on Tuesday.<p>The agreement awarded the final part of a …

Employment Law

She's 'no longer here': The Orlando shooter reportedly gave his wife access to his bank account before the attack

The gunman who killed 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub early on Sunday morning apparently prepared for his own death before the shooting.<p>Omar Mateen, 29, added his wife, 30-year-old Noor Salman, to his life-insurance policy and gave her access to his bank accounts, CNN reported on Friday, …


FBI's facial recognition system can access 411 million photos

When we first wrote about the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) facial recognition system, we said the agency has access to 70 million photos. Turns out the feds can sift through tons more images than that. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has discovered that the FBI actually …

Big Brother

How Lean Killed Hip-Hop

"I don't care if it was heroin in my cup, it's in MY cup" said Lil Wayne in a 2009 interview for Behind the Music. Lil Wayne was being confronted about his abusive use of "lean" also known as codeine; to a Lil Wayne fan, it's apparent that Wayne abuses lean, to others they think it's what makes …

Rap & Hip-Hop

British lawmaker dies after shooting and stabbing attack that stuns nation

LONDON — A rising star in Britain’s Parliament was shot and stabbed to death Thursday in an attack that stunned the nation and brought the country’s European Union referendum campaign to an abrupt halt just a week before the vote.<p>The killing was of the sort that has become all too common in the …


Venezuelan asylum claims in the US soar as economic crisis deepens

In March Venezuelan applicants climbed to second place among people seeking asylum as the number has accelerated sharply since December<p>The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum in the United States has soared as the oil-dependent economy crashes and more of the middle class flees.<p>The most recent …


Omar Mateen's Wife Tried to Talk Him Out of Orlando Attack, Sources Say

The Orlando gunman's wife feared he was going to attack a gay nightclub overnight Saturday and pleaded with him not to do anything violent — but failed to warn police after he left, NBC News has learned.<p>Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Zahi Salman, told the FBI that her husband assured her he was simply …


Live blog: Mass shooting at Orlando gay nightclub is worst in history

(CNN)A gunman killed 50 people and wounded at least 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, marking the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.<p>Key developments:<p>The gunman has been identified as Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida. He was a U.S. citizen born in …


Giant holes are bursting open in Siberia, and you can hear the explosions from 60 miles away

Giant holes are popping up all over the frigid tundra of northern Russia, and no one is quite certain where they come from.<p>However, The Siberian Times reports that witnesses are now describing explosive events that may be connected to the appearance of these mysterious craters.<p>Reindeer herders …

Climate Change

Suspect in mass shooting at Florida gay club is dead, police say


Gunmen in Mexico kill 11 in attack on family

Police investigating whether the massacre, which also left two children dead, was related to organised crime or a family dispute<p>Gunmen have marched into a remote mountain village in Mexico and killed 11 members of the same family, including two children.<p>Five women, four men and two girls were …


A Canadian professor is being held in a notoriously violent Iranian prison

A Canadian academic researching women's issues in the Middle East has been arrested and is being held in Iran's Evin prison — a jail with a brutal history of violence toward its female inmates.<p>Initially hesitant to go public, the family of Concordia University professor Dr. Homa Hoodfar is now …


Venezuela takes first step toward recall referendum of Nicolás Maduro

Elections council will begin validating signatures of citizens seeking a recall referendum of the president, who faces heavy criticism due to a steep recession<p>Venezuela’s elections council has said it will begin a process of validating signatures of citizens seeking a recall referendum against the …


LeBron James losing cool as a career of Finals frustration mounts

LeBron lost his cool at times in Game 4, and it helped put his team on the brink of elimination<p>CLEVELAND -- It seemed inevitable, by then.<p>The game.<p>The series.<p>The crushing weight of what another loss in the NBA Finals will mean to LeBron James.<p>By the time Draymond Green got in his head, LeBron's …


Gunman Traveled to Orlando to Kill ‘The Voice’ Contender Christina Grimmie

The 22-year-old singer was shot while signing autographs after performance<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—A gunman who shot and killed a singer who rose to fame after appearing on “The Voice” traveled to Orlando from another Florida city specifically to attack her, and then fatally shot himself, authorities said …