The suspect in a malicious wounding case won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, Arlington County, Virginia, police said. Police were called to the residence Monday night for a man striking a girl several times with a wooden chair leg. Police called it a domestic incident.
The Arizona shooting range where a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her 39-year-old instructor on Monday is TripAdvisor.com's top-rated tourist attraction in the Las Vegas area. Bullets and Burgers, which has nearly 1,000 reviews on TripAdvisor.com, allows customers to shoot a variety of weapons, including machine guns and sniper rifles. Visitors are also fed a hamburger meal and get a chance to ride the world's longest monster truck, an experience the majority of reviewers rated as "excellent."
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The mother of an American journalist held by ISIS pleaded with his captors on Wednesday to spare his life and “please release my child," NBC News reported. In a video message, Shirley Sotloff directly addressed the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and asked him to show mercy on her son, Steven. “As a mother,” she said, “I ask you to be merciful and not punish my son for matters he has no control over.” ISIS militants threatened Steven Sotloff’s life last week in the same video in which an ISIS fighter beheaded James Foley, another American journalist.
Freed American hostage Peter Theo Curtis said Wednesday he's "overwhelmed by emotion" after learning that hundreds of people worked to secure his release. "In the days following my release on Sunday, I have learned bit by bit that there have been literally hundreds of people working for my release," Curtis said, speaking from outside his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "They've been working for two years on this. I had no idea when I was in prison that so much effort was being expended on my behalf."
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More than 10,000 foreign fighters are battling alongside ISIS and "dozens" of American citizens could be holed up with various extremists groups at any time, according to U.S. officials. The threat posed by American jihadists, such as Douglas McCain, is alarming to the U.S. government, which has devoted significant resources to understanding the risk homegrown extremists pose. Some say that American jihadists are a direct threat to the U.S., as trained militants could come home and set off explosive devices in U.S. cities. Others, however, believe it's more likely that they'd return to America discouraged and disillusioned, not dangerous.
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Time Warner Cable said that service was largely restored after a problem during routine network maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service Wednesday morning. The company told CNBC in a statement that during a routine network maintenance at around 4:30 a.m. ET "an issue with our Internet backbone created disruption with our Internet and On Demand services. As of 6am ET services were largely restored as updates continue to bring all customers back online."
A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.
Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff's officials said.
Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.
A soaking wet man, bound and suffering from stab wounds, crawled from Philadelphia's Schuylkill River after he and two other men were abducted, attacked, robbed and dumped into water, police said. The other two victims never made if out of the river.
Holding his firstborn child in his arms should be the happiest time of Derek Ellison’s life. But seeing the baby’s mother in his son’s face brings a mix of emotions – a feeling he describes as "a gift and a curse."
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A Texas man arrested after tossing a chair and beer bottles from the 16th floor balcony at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale was found naked in his room with a bag of cocaine, authorities said.
The American extremist killed fighting with ISIS in Syria is not alone, as dozens of U.S.-born jihadists have taken up arms with terror groups, senior Obama administration officials told NBC News. "The threat we are most concerned about to the homeland is that of fighters like this returning to the U.S. and committing acts of terrorism," a senior administration official told NBC News. Douglas McCain, 33, of San Diego, was killed over the weekend by the Free Syrian Army, with his U.S. passport still in his pocket.
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A Los Angeles film and television producer said he was on the “brink of tears” during a six-hour ordeal locked in a Beverly Hills jail cell in a case of mistaken identity.
Charles Belk was held after police said he matched the description a man – a tall bald black man – who was an accomplice to the “Purse Packing Bandit” bank robber who had just struck on Wilshire Boulevard.
The former San Diegan who was killed while fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) once helped care for people with disabilities, his patient exclusively told NBC 7. Justin Filley, 38, said Douglas McCain, who died this weekend in Syria
, was employed to help take care of him. Filley suffers from William’s Syndrome, a genetic condition that can lead to cardiovascular disease, developmental delays and learning disablilities.
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A fugitive who had been on the run for decades and is a suspect in a violent stabbing in Brooklyn shot at U.S. Marshals in Queens early Wednesday, law enforcement sources say. Sources identify the suspect as Oswald Lewis and say he had been on the run for 20 years. He was wanted on drug-related charges out of Virginia and is a suspect the stabbing in Brooklyn.
A New Jersey woman struggling to make ends meet died in a van parked outside a New Jersey Wawa store. Police said it appeared Maria Fernandes of Newark was trying to nap in her van parked at a Wawa convenience store parking lot on Spring Street in Elizabeth. Lt. Daniel Saulnier tells The Star-Ledger of Newark that she sounded like someone who tried her best to earn a living. The paper reported that she had four jobs. "This sounds like someone who tried desperately to work and make ends meet, and met with a tragic accident," Saulnier told the paper.