Chicago officials on Tuesday released "graphic" and "chilling" video showing an officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times. The footage has been described as something that "will tear at the hearts of all Chicagoans." The dash-cam video, which a judge ordered police to release by Nov. 25, is said to show 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, armed with a knife, apparently walking away from police when an officer opens fire. In the moments before the video was made public, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy called for peace and calm.
The officer accused of fatally shooting a Chicago teen 16 times in October 2014 was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, as the city braces for the moment video of the "disturbing" shooting is released to the public.
Officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning and was scheduled to appear in bond court at noon in connection with the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office.
It reportedly the first time a Chicago officer has been charged with first-degree murder for an on-duty shooting in nearly 35 years.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday the U.S. stands "united in total solidarity" with France following the Paris massacre to "deliver justice to these terrorists and to defend our nations."
Standing alongside French counterpart François Hollande, Obama said ISIS “cannot be tolerated and must be destroyed. And we must do it together.”
"We cannot succumb to fear," Obama said.
As his nation reels from attacks that left 130 dead just under two weeks ago, Hollande has been on a mission to get the international community to bolster the campaign against the Islamic State.
He said Tuesday he and Obama have agreed to broaden the scope of the airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Obama stressed that Russia could play a role in efforts against ISIS if it's willing to focus on defeating the terror group.
Hollande met with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday and will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday. On Thursday, Hollande will meet with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
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A wailing newborn baby was found with its umbilical cord attached inside a nativity scene at a Queens church, police say.
The baby was discovered by a maintenance worker at the Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill Monday at about noon, according to the New York Police Department.
Rev. Christopher Ryan Heanue told NBC 4 New York the worker was cleaning inside the church when he heard the baby crying inside the nativity scene, which had been set up early this year.
The child appeared healthy.
In the weeks since terrorists killed 130 people in Paris and wounded hundreds more, bullet holes were found at a mosque in Connecticut, threats were called in to two others in Florida and a man left a fake bomb outside a fourth in Virginia. More than 30 of the country's governors announced that Syrian refugees were not welcome in their states, while Southwest Airlines tried to keep a Philadelphia pizza parlor owner and his friend off a flight after a fellow passenger heard them speaking Arabic. And Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who had already suggested a registry for Muslims, revived a debunked claim that they celebrated in the streets of New Jersey as the Twin Towers fell.
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The suspected ringleader of the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris took part in the assaults on a cafe and restaurant and visited the crime scenes later that night — even as police special forces stormed a concert venue where 89 people were slaughtered, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said Tuesday.
After the attacks unfolded, Abdelhamid Abaaoud traveled around central Paris, Molins said, citing cell phone tracking data, NBC News reported.
The data show that Abaaoud stopped near the locations where he and other gunmen and suicide bombers launched simultaneous assaults, killing 130 and injuring hundreds more, Molins said. That included the Bataclan, where gunmen and bombers attacked a sold-out concert by the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal.
Abaaoud also apparently spoke by cell phone with Bilal Hadfi before he blew himself up outside Stade de France along with two other suicide bombers, Molins said.
Abaaoud was killed during a police operation in the Saint-Denis neighborhood outside of Paris, on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
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The pastor of an upstate New York church where a young man was beaten to death and his younger brother seriously injured has been indicted on murder charges.
Pastor Tiffanie Irwin's mother, Traci Irwin, also was charged Tuesday, as were Tiffanie Irwin's two brothers, the victims' father and half-sister and two other church members.
The indictment charges all but one of the Irwin brothers with second-degree murder. All eight face several charges.
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A Houston mother and her boyfriend have been charged in connection with the death of her 19-month-old daughter, who was severely burned inside an oven when she and her three young siblings were left home alone, police announced Tuesday.
Racqual Thompson and Cornell Malone have each been charged with four counts of endangering a child. Both remain jailed, each with bonds totaling $36,000, after their arrests Tuesday morning.
Court records didn't list attorneys for either Malone, 21, or Thompson, 25.
KTRK-TV reported last week that according to court records, J'zyra Thompson's two 3-year-old siblings told Child Protective Services that one of them put J'zyra inside the oven and that they made the oven "hot."
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Nineteen people in seven states, including California and Virginia, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday.
People who bought chicken salad at any U.S. Costco store on or before Friday were advised to throw it away, even if no one has gotten sick.
The strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli can be life-threatening, but no deaths have been reported in the current outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said five people have been hospitalized and two have developed a type of kidney failure.
The MVP Group is recalling 720,000 of its glass jar candles with lids after consumers reported injuries when trying to open them.
The company said in a press released Tuesday that there have been 16 incidents reported where people required medical attention for lacerations.
MVP Group is offering full refunds of the 18 oz. scented candles that were sold in Big Lots, Dollar Central, Family Dollar stores across the country. The candles were sold from February to November of this year for $5.
The glass jars were sold under the brands: Everyday Home, True Living, Everyday Reflections, True Living and Living Colors Candles.
After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.
The new estimate released Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration comes just as millions of Americans prepare to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday. AAA predicts that 42 million people will drive 50 miles or more over the coming weekend.
Officials released a final number of fatal crashes for 2014, which showed a decline of 0.1 percent. This year, lower gas prices and an improving economy are prompting people to travel more.
But NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said that not all of the increase could be attributed to people driving more miles. He suspects that texting and other distractions while using smartphones was part of the cause, as well as drunken, drugged and drowsy driving and increased driving by teenagers.
The slight drop in 2014 traffic deaths came after a decade that saw a 25 percent decline due to fewer miles driven, safer cars and public awareness of the dangers of drunken driving.
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