Police say an airline pilot in Rapid City, South Dakota, was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempting to fly while drunk, NBC News reported.
Authorities were called when the pilot, Russell Joseph Duszak, 38, showed up to Rapid City Regional Airport smelling of alcohol Wednesday morning. He was supposed to fly SkyWest Flight 4574 to Salt Lake City, but was taken off the plane, and arrested on a charge of operating an aircraft under the influence of alcohol.
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A man whose viral YouTube videos captured harrowing jumps from high places into private pools and the ocean in Southern California is now in hot water — he's facing trespassing charges. Anthony Booth Armer, 28 was arrested on Wednesday in Laguna Beach, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Armer, who allegedly uses the YouTube handle 8Booth, is accused of jumping into the ocean and private pools in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach in July, September and earlier this month, prosecutors said. It wasn't immediately clear if Armer had an attorney to respond to the accusations.
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Recruits for Harvard’s 2012 women’s soccer team were reportedly assessed by a member of the 2012 men’s soccer team based on their sexual appeal. A nine-page document that the Harvard Crimson reported was circulated over email as a “scouting report” in 2012 gave freshmen women numerical scores and included photos pulled from social media sites. The women were also assigned hypothetical sexual positions and nicknames. "Harvard University Athletics has zero tolerance for behavior of this kind and is deeply upset by these offensive and derogatory remarks," athletic director Robert L. Scalise said in a statement obtained by necn.
Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich has told Fox News host Megyn Kelly she is "fascinated with sex" amid criticism of her coverage of sexual misconduct accusations against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The heated exchange came Tuesday night on Kelly's program. Kelly responded to Gingrich's comment with a chuckle and asked, "really?" She went on to say she's "not fascinated by sex," but is "fascinated by the protection of women" and added that she had a responsibility to cover the accusations.
Kelly closed the conversation by instructing Gingrich to take his "anger issues and spend some time working on them."
Subaru is recalling more than 100,000 of its top-selling models in the U.S. because a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires.
Nine more athletes, including six medal winners, were retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Wednesday after failing retests of their doping samples.
The International Olympic Committee announced the decisions in the latest sanctions imposed on athletes whose stored samples came back positive after being retested with improved methods.
Diners in a northwest Indiana restaurant Monday morning were greeted by an unexpected guest when a deer came crashing through a window. Video of the scene shows the deer smashing through a window at the Aspen Cafe in St. John. The animal then runs through the restaurant, just missing a woman in the entry way, before bursting through another window to exit the building.
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Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.
The company says it knows of one person injured in a crash involving one of the vehicles, but a spokesman didn't know where the crash happened. Toyota says it hasn't determined if the injury was caused by a ruptured inflator.
Federal and state law enforcement officials have expressed concerns about violence breaking out in the final two weeks of the long and bitter presidential campaign, and well beyond that if Donald Trump loses and refuses to accept the vote as legitimate, NBC News reported.
Trump supporters held up Clinton "target practice" posters at a rally in Florida Monday, with a bulls-eye framing her face.
Two days earlier in Virginia Beach, one Trump backer hoisted a plastic Hillary Clinton head on a stick, while others waved target signs. And several weeks ago, two armed Trump supporters protested outside the congressional campaign office of a rural Virginia Democrat, in what they said was a gesture of solidarity with closet supporters of Trump.
Local law enforcement officials in several swing states told NBC News they did not yet have plans to alter their usual Election Day security procedures. But the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are monitoring the situation, officials say.
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An Italian land artist has used his tractor to transform a field near the Italian city of Verona into a giant portrait of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Artist Dario Gambarin created a similar portrait of Democrat Hillary Clinton in September.
Gambarin created the Trump portrait on a 25,000-square-meter field, writing "Ciao," beneath Trump's left shoulder, signifying recent polls that show Clinton ahead. Still, Gambarin was quoted by the Verona daily L'Arena as saying "anything can happen. And in case of defeat, the Republican Trump can in any case console himself with my huge portrait."
Dr. William Petit blasted a political ad Wednesday that urged voters to "Stop Donald Trump and Republican William Petit's attack on women and families."
Petit is the GOP candidate vying for Connecticut's State House of Representatives in the 22nd District, representing parts of Plainville and New Britain.
Dr. Petit was the sole survivor of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion in which his wife, Jennifer and daughters Hayley and Michaela were murdered.
"To post something that says I attack women and families I thought was about the lowest of blows," he said.
In a news conference on Wednesday, Petit called the ad libel and pointed to his work with the Petit Family Foundation, an organization set up after he lost his family.
Tunisian authorities arrested two American brothers on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization, two local sources told NBC News.
A senior police official said the brothers, both aged in their 30s, are originally from Michigan. The source said one of the men was carrying a U.S. passport that identified him as Patrick Alan Lawwill. NBC News has seen a photocopy of the passport, which was apparently issued in July 2015 and lists Lawwill's place of birth as Michigan. The brothers had recently converted from Christianity to Islam and one of them was married to a Tunisian woman who was also arrested, the source said.
A source in the governor's office also confirmed the arrests.
A State Department official said it was aware of reports the pair had been arrested "on suspicion of terrorist activities" but declined to comment further because of "privacy considerations."
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The U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday that at least 3,800 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year in an attempt to reach Europe,, making 2016 the deadliest year on record.
The Geneva-based agency had warned Tuesday that this year's death toll was likely to exceed the 3,771 deaths reported for the whole of 2015.
"We're receiving more reports of deaths in the Med," spokesman William Spindler tweeted Wednesday. "We can now confirm that at least 3,800 people have died, making 2016 the deadliest ever."
An offensive against ISIS in Syria to retake Raqqa is set to begin within weeks, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told NBC News in an exclusive interview in Paris where he has been meeting with his counterparts from other Western countries.
Raqqa is the terrorist organization's de facto capital and Carter said the plan is part of a larger offensive. He added, "It's been long a part of our plan that the Mosul operation would kick off when it did. This was a plan that goes back many months now and that Raqqa would follow soon behind."
When asked whether U.S. special forces or other troops would be sent inside Mosul or Raqqa to gather intelligence or hunt "high-value combatants," Carter replied: "They are not near [Mosul] at this time ... Our forces do accompany .... the Iraqi security forces and the Peshmerga. So they will get nearer to the city as those forces get nearer to the city ... We are not going to be part of the occupation or hold forces."
It's unclear what military force would lead the attack on Raqqa nor what role, if any, US forces would play in the planned attack.
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