"The 37-year wait is over! American Pharaoh is finally the one! American Pharaoh has won the Triple Crown!"
Those words from famed horse racing announcer Larry Collmus at the Belmont Stakes last year marked the end of a nearly four-decade drought, and thrust horse racing into the national spotlight .
American Pharaoh galloped into the history books with ease, leaving many to wonder whether there will be another Triple Crown winner this year.
Prosecutors have decided not to charge police officers in the death of Linwood Lambert, a Virginia man who died in police custody after repeated tasings in May 2013, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation.
Virginia prosecutors briefed Lambert's family about the decision on Monday, two days before the third anniversary of the incident in South Boston, Va.
"We waited three years to get back to the same place, where these officers are not going to be held accountable for their actions," said Gwendolyn Smalls, Lambert's sister, after leaving the meeting Monday evening, NBC News reported.
The prosecutors are expected to release a report of their findings on Tuesday.
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A man protesting Target's transgender bathroom policy at a store in Bourbonnais was arrested Monday, authorities said.
Michael Merichko was charged with disorderly conduct following a disturbace inside a Target store in Bourbonnais, about 55 miles southwest of Chicago, according to the Bradley Police Department.
Merichko was allegedly protesting Target Corporation's policy on transgender bathrooms. Police said his actions caused "panic among store employees and customers." It was not immediately clear if Merichko had an attorney.
It was just two years ago that 20-year-old Morgan Hill learned she had been the subject of major news headlines across Chicago as an infant.
In October 1995, Hill, who was a newborn, was left for dead by her mother in a dumpster in suburban Hoffman Estates. She was rescued by a construction worker who was dropping off garbage.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has voted to revoke all honors for Dennis Hastert after the former House speaker was accused of sexually abusing teenagers decades ago.
The Oklahoma-based organization said Monday that its Board of Governors approved the revocation after its ethics committee found that Hastert's actions were "detrimental to the ideals and objectives" of the Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has sued Gawker again, saying the gossip website leaked sealed court documents with a transcript that quoted him making racist remarks.
Hogan's new lawsuit Monday comes on the heels of winning a $140 million verdict against Gawker after it posted a video of him having sex with his then-best friend's wife. The three-week trial was a lurid inside look at the business of celebrity gossip and a debate over newsworthiness versus celebrity privacy.
Gawker denies that it leaked the sealed transcript to the National Enquirer. In the transcript, Hogan, who is white, makes several racist statements about his daughter's ex-boyfriend, who is black.
A year and a half after the city emerged from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Detroit 2.0 is still beset by crippling bugs in the system.
Amid a bribery scandal that has led to corruption charges against 14 employees, the school system is running out of money and will have to stop paying teachers and staff on June 30, according to a school system memo obtained by the teachers union, NBC News reported.
The Detroit Federation of Teachers, which called an emergency meeting Sunday afternoon after local NBC affiliate WDIV reported details of the memo, urged a district-wide teacher "sickout" on Monday. The station reported that 87 of the district's roughly 100 schools were closed Monday.
The school system confirmed the dire straits in a statement Saturday night, saying there will be "no funds available for the district to conduct summer school or provide the year-round special education services that a number of our students rely on."
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A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law Monday without the Republican governor's signature.
Gov. Bill Haslam said in a statement that he disagreed with the bill for not allowing institutions "to make their own decisions regarding security issues on campus."
But the governor acknowledged that the final version of the measure had addressed concerns raised by college administrators during the legislative process by including provisions protecting schools from liability and a requirement to notify law enforcement about who is armed on campus.
The FBI is digging outside the Manchester, Connecticut, home of Robert Gentile, a reputed mobster who the FBI has accused of being linked to long-sought paintings stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.
Officials from the FBI said only that there is “court-authorized activity in connection with an ongoing federal investigation,” but they had no further comment about what is happening at the home on Frances Drive.
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Leicester secured an incredible first Premier League title without playing on Monday after second-place Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea in one of the biggest-ever triumphs by an underdog in sports.
Leicester was playing in the second tier only two years ago, came close to be relegated again last year and started this season as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title.
Now for the first time in their 132-year history Leicester is champion of England after establishing an insurmountable seven-point lead over Tottenham with two games remaining.
Ted Cruz responded to a young heckler who yelled out "you suck" during a campaign event in Indiana by telling the child that such an outburst would land him a spanking in the Cruz household. The heckler, described as a young boy, interrupted Cruz as he was speaking in La Porte on Sunday.
The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and pulled into Havana Harbor on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.
The gleaming white 704-passenger Adonia appeared on the horizon around 8 p.m. EST. Cubans fishing off the city's seaside boulevard, the Malecon, watched it slowly sail toward the colonial fort at the mouth of Havana Harbor. The ship stopped off the city's cruise terminal and began slowly turning into a docking position, the first U.S. cruise ship in Havana since President Jimmy Carter eliminated virtually all restrictions of U.S. travel to Cuba in the late 1970s.
Rodrigo Duterte, who has been likened to Donald Trump for his brash manner, is running ahead of his four opponents in the Philippines in spite of a slew of outrageous comments. Voters in America's important ally will go to the polls on May 9, NBC News reported.
The 71-year-old longtime mayor of Davao City in the south of the Philippines has declared that if he were elected president he would pardon himself for mass murder and kill any of his children if they were involved with drugs.
This trademark tough-guy statements — he revels in the nicknames "The Punisher" and "Dirty Harry" — followed a remark that he would have liked to have been the first to rape a 36-year-old Australian missionary who was later killed in a 1989 prison riot.
More than 5.6 million American families leave children under age 6 in someone else's care while they go to work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There's no data on how many nannies work in the U.S, but nannying has gained more legitimacy, leading to higher salaries.
While most nannies are responsible, some are not, giving rise to nanny spies, a booming cottage industry, according to NBC News. Most of the nanny spying is conducted by professional investigators, many of them former police or military officers.
Tom Ruskin, a 21-year NYPD veteran who also offers nanny spying through his firm, CMP Protective and Investigative Group, said his firm will do a comprehensive background check on a potential nanny for $1,250. For $2,500 and up, it will assign a pair of investigators to do surveillance on a nanny who's already on the job. He said the company gets requests from all over the country.
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A stalled motorcycle caused a large crash and pile-up near the start of the last event of the Red Hook Criterium bike race in Brooklyn Saturday night, according to video of the crash.
The video shows a pacer motorcycle stall in the path of the race soon after the bikers took off. The motorcyclist looks back, but does not dismount from his bike while cyclists swerve to avoid him.
One of the racers then hits the motorcyclist, crashing to the ground and causing what appears to be dozens of cyclists to hit the pavement.