Authorities have charged a 20-year-old woman with killing her newborn after she gave birth in an upstate New York convenience store.
State police say Tara Tomlin, of Livingston, was charged with second-degree murder on Saturday, a day after her son's body was found in a plastic bag dumped in a trash bin outside the store in her Hudson Valley hometown.
Troopers say they found the body early Friday during a search that was prompted by a 911 call from someone saying he suspected there was a baby outside the store.
Police say an autopsy conducted at an Albany hospital determined the baby died from asphyxiation.
The 29-year old Iraq War veteran killed in the Planned Parenthood attack ran back inside after being shot to warn others to take cover, his brother told NBC News.
Ke’Arre Stewart was hit after stepping outside the Colorado Springs clinic because he didn’t have cellphone service, brother Leyonte Chandler said.
Chandler said his brother tried to run back into the building and tell the others to take cover. Asked whether Stewart, a father of two, was a hero, Chandler said: “Definitely, definitely.”
Stewart was one of three people fatally shot by Robert Lewis Dear, who allegedly opened fire at the clinic Friday.
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Laquan McDonald’s death has shaken the nation, and as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Chicago Friday to rally in his name NBA star Dwyane Wade paid tribute in a different way.
The Miami Heat guard posted a photo of his shoes on Instagram ahead of the team's game against the New York Knicks Friday night and showed he was standing with in solidarity with protestors, having written “#LaquanMcDonald,” “#Chicago” and “#Justice” on the pair.
Wade grew up in Chicago’s South Side and went to high school at Harold L. Richards in Oak Lawn, just miles where the 17-year-old was shot and killed by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.
The International Monetary Fund says the Chinese yuan will join a basket of the world's leading currencies. The IMF announced that the yuan "met all existing criteria" to be included with the U.S. dollar, euro, Japanese yen and the British pound as one of the currencies used for the global organization's Special Drawing Rights, which is used as the standard for dealing with its 188 member governments. China is the world's second largest economy. Currency traders and economists say the move should encourage the government in Beijing to deliver on promises to make the yuan "freely tradable" and to open up its financial system.
A challenge to Hawaii's campaign finance laws, an attempt to collect damages from BP by three Mexican states over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, and the state of Michigan's appeal to reinstate a murder conviction that was overturned by a federal court were among six cases the Supreme Court of the United States announced Monday it will not take on during the 2015 term.
If you didn’t finish all your holiday shopping on Black Friday, Cyber Monday has some bargains to look out for. This year, many of those sales will last beyond Monday, according to NBC News.
Amazon, which pioneered the shopping holiday, has discounts on select toys, bikes, and more. On eBay, gift cards can be bought at a discount — for example, a $200 Lowes gift card can be purchased for $175. Target is calling this Cyber Monday its “biggest and boldest yet,” marking everything on its sites as 15 percent off. At Kohl’s, there will be mark-downs of up to 50 percent off. The Children’s Place is offering 50 percent to 75 percent off its entire site, plus free shipping.
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As world leaders discussed climate change at the U.N. conference in Paris on Monday, millions in China were choking on the most severe air pollution of the year, NBC News reported.
The air-quality index exceeded 700 — well above the hazardous level — in Baoding, which as classified as China's most polluted, with residents struggling to see through the thick haze of smog on Monday.
Poor conditions were also reported in other parts of northern China, including the capital.
China is the world's biggest emitter of carbon pollutants. According to World Bank, China's emissions amounted to 11 billion tons in 2013, nearly twice as much as America's 5.8 billion tons. The two countries account for almost 40 percent of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions.
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The San Francisco police officer who social media dubbed the "Hot Cop of Castro" last summer was arrested Sunday for a hit-and-run that seriously injured two men whom a family friend said had just left a musical performance.
According to a San Francisco Police Department news release, officer Christopher Kohrs, 38, rammed his Dodge Charger into two men who were crossing near Broadway and Montgomery streets in the city's North Beach neighborhood. Kohrs was off duty at the time, police said.
Authorities say Kohrs ditched the car and fled from the scene after the crash.
Efforts to reach him were not immediately successful.
A dog that went missing in North Texas during a trip from Seattle to Mississippi will be reunited with her owner after airline officials said they found her in Hawaii.
The dog, named Bethany, made a stop at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Nov. 28 on her way from Seattle to Jackson, Mississippi. But her owner, Paul Chen, said she never made it to Mississippi.
Chen reported the Pembroke Welsh Corgi missing Sunday afternoon.
"We are currently working with the owner to reunite him with his puppy as soon as possible," American Airlines officials stated in a news release.
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul warned Americans in Afghanistan on Monday about "credible reports of an imminent attack" on the country's capital in the next 48 hours and urged that they "exercise extreme caution if moving around the city," NBC News reported.
The embassy said in a statement entitled, "Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens," that it had "received credible reports of an imminent attack" but added there were "no further details regarding the targets, timing, or method."
However, a security source within the embassy said the attack "may involve multiple assailants and car bombs" and was "classified as credible."
The warning came two days after a suicide bomber unsuccessfully targeted a senior member of Afghanistan's election commission during the morning rush hour in Kabul, Reuters reported.
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Cyber Monday's digital door-busting sales broke more than purchasing forecasts, causing at least one of the country's biggest retailer's website to crash for many users.
Target's website went down at 10:00 a.m. ET on Monday, according to Catchpoint Systems, a web performance monitoring company. Around 10:40 a.m. ET the website began to come back "intermittently," but customers continued to encounter a "problem" message, Catchpoint spokesman Frank Cioff said, adding that "technically" the site was back up, but content wasn't available.
"Please hold tight. So Sorry, but high traffic's causing delays. If you wouldn't mind holding, we'll refresh automatically and get things going ASAP (sic)," the message read on Target.com. A corporate spokeswoman said customers were put in a "queue" and asked to check back later.
Around 10:40 a.m. ET the website began to come back "intermittently," but customers continued to encounter a "problem" message, Catchpoint spokesman Frank Cioff said, adding that "technically" the site was back up, but content wasn't available.
Many expressed their frustration on social media, chiding the company for not being better prepared to handle the traffic surge that was expected to come on one of the largest online shopping events of the year.
Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their smartphones.
"The Pandora's box of cyberattacks is about to open," says Pete Tyrrell, chief operating officer for Digital Guardian, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based data protection firm. "The cybercriminals are getting more and more creative — and at the end of the day, it's your personal information at risk."
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A San Francisco woman fed up with the Mission District’s rapid gentrification sold her home for hundreds of thousands of dollars under market value – but with a caveat.
Prospective buyers went through an application process designed to weed out people who didn’t respect the neighborhood or its diverse culture.
Catherine Lee sold her two-bedroom, Edwardian condo with garage parking and a marble fireplace on 23rd and Alabama streets for a non-negotiable $650,000. That's a steal when you consider that a veritable shack sold for $408,000 in the Mission District just a month ago.
Police from New Haven and Yale University are looking for the group of five teenage boys who attacked a 79-year-old Yale University faculty member as he walked home from work on Friday, knocked him to the ground and stole his wallet and backpack. Police responded to Bradley Street and Whitney Avenue in New Haven just after 6:30 p.m. on Friday after receiving a report that a person was down, but did not find the victim because he’d left. When the 79-year-old man got home, his wife saw he was hurt and called for help, police said. Yale University police said the faculty member suffered minor injuries and referred to the attackers as teenage boys.
An apparent murder suicide that left three dead brought investigators in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to a home draped in Christmas lights in a quiet neighborhood overnight.
Two Montgomery County Coroner's Office vehicles arrived to the home after a reported shooting around 11:35 p.m. Sunday.
The Montgomery County District Attorney's office later said that a 28-year-old man and 48-year-old woman suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died in the home. A 48-year-old man with a semi-automatic rifle in his possession also died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the DA's office said.
A 27-year-old woman and 4-year-old child home at the time of the shooting weren't hurt, investigators said.
The identities of the individuals involved would be released once family is notified, the DA's office said.