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A former Mexican president had some tough words when asked about GOP candidate Donald Trump's much-touted plan to build a border wall that he says will be paid for by Mexico, NBC News reported.
"We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it's going to be completely useless," said former Mexican president Felipe Calderón when asked about this at the AmCham Egypt for Business Conference on Sunday.
Calderón had harsh words about the Republican presidential race during his conversation with CNBC's Hadley Gamble, saying it was "incredible" that quite an "admirable society" like the U.S. had candidates like Trump.
Trump has made border issues and immigration one of the key centerpieces of his campaign, saying on the day he announced he was running that Mexico was sending "rapists" and "criminals."
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The massive Royal Caribbean cruise ship that left New Jersey over the weekend only to hit a tempestuous wintry storm at sea Sunday will double back and return to port, the cruise line announced.
The massive Anthem of the Seas is turning around and will head back to Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, according to Royal Caribbean. The more than 4,000 passengers aboard will receive a full refund for the cruise along with a voucher for 50 percent off a future voyage.
"#AnthemoftheSeas will turn around & sail back to Cape Liberty. This decision was made for guests' comfort due to weather forecasts," Royal Caribbean tweeted Monday.
The decision comes after the cruise liner sailed into a massive winter storm off the Carolina coast. The 1,183-foot ship was tossed about by massive, storm-swept waves amid blasting wind gusts.
An asteroid 100 feet in diameter is expected to pass by Earth next month and could come as close as 11,000 miles away — just 5 percent of the distance between the Earth and the moon, NBC News reports.
On the other hand, asteroid 2013 TX68 could stay as far away as 9 million miles as it zooms past the earth March 5, according to NASA.
Despite the potential for a relatively close flyby, researchers don't forsee any danger.
"The possibilities of collision on any of the three future flyby dates are far too small to be of any real concern," Paul Chodas of NASA said in a statement.
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Indian scientists are investigating whether a man was killed by a meteorite, which if confirmed would be the first recorded death from falling fragments of space rock in almost 200 years, NBC News reported.
Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, has said a bus driver at a college in her state was killed by the meteorite and awarded 100,000 rupees ($1,470) in compensation to his family.
"A meteorite fell within the college premises," Jayalalithaa said. The man "sustained serious injuries and died while on the way to the hospital".
Jayalalithaa, a former film star, left tight-lipped local officials struggling to explain the mystery blast at the engineering college that left a small crater and broke windows.
The bus driver was standing on a patch of grass near the college cafeteria when he was killed, while two gardeners and a student were injured, officials said. A dark blue stone resembling a diamond was found at the scene.
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The weekend will start a day early for children in a West Texas school district that's adopted a four-day week, a move seen as the first of its kind in this state since lawmakers gave schools greater leeway in setting their calendars.
The upcoming change to a Monday through Thursday school week in Olfen, a rural town northeast of San Angelo, was spurred by ongoing problems in setting aside tutoring and extra help for children, Superintendent Gabriel Zamora said. Many kids travel long distances by bus and the lengthy commute cuts into time that could be spent on helping struggling students.
"I'm not advocating that the four-day school week would work for everyone," Zamora said. "But here for us, the advantages outweigh the negatives."
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An Arkansas killer who escaped the Dallas County Jail in Fordyce by draping a blanket over razor wire and clambering over a fence early Monday was nabbed several hours later, NBC News reported.
Paul Grice, known as "Shortycane," was captures at 11:10 a.m. local time in Monticello, Arkansas — some 50 miles east of the jail, police said.
It was not immediately clear how the escapee was captured or how he managed to get that far from the lockup.
Grice, 38, was being held for aggravated burglary with a firearm and was awaiting a prison transfer when he made his escape. According to family members, he made a stop at his cousin's house in Montongo, but quickly left.
Grace was charged and did time for second-degree murder in the '90s, according to KARK 4 News.
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A Super Bowl ad for Colonial Williamsburg disturbed some viewers Sunday night because it featured footage from the Sept. 11 terror attacks, showing the World Trade Center's North Tower collapsing in reverse.
The 1-minute ad narrated by NBC News' Tom Brokaw depicts iconic moments from American history, like the first flight and the civil rights movement. It also includes scenes of war and, to the shock of some, the World Trade Center being destroyed.
All of the footage in the ad plays in reverse, ultimately leading up to Colonial Williamsburg’s tagline: “It started here.” The north tower of the WTC is shown reforming upwards from a ball of smoke and debris.
Colonial Williamsburg is a non-profit foundation in Virginia that operates what it calls the largest living history museum in the U.S.
It didn’t take long before viewers of the ad -- which only aired in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. -- took to social media to express their disapproval.
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A Wisconsin couple is facing criminal charges after authorities say they found the pair highly intoxicated in their pickup truck and the man's 9-year-old daughter behind the wheel.
Jason Roth, 36, and Amanda Eggert, 32, have pleaded not guilty to charges in Polk County Circuit Court.
According to court documents, the two were arrested Jan. 31 after authorities received a 911 call reporting an erratic driver. A deputy caught up with the vehicle and noticed a young girl behind the wheel. Authorities said a baby was also present.
Eggert and Roth appeared to be "quite intoxicated" and were slurring their speech, the documents allege. Deputies said the 9-year-old "was given permission" to drive.
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President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus.
In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women.
Zika virus disease is mainly spread by mosquitoes. Most people who catch it experience mild or no symptoms. But mounting evidence from Brazil suggests that infection in pregnant women is linked to abnormally small heads in their babies — a birth defect called microcephaly.
A parachutist who became entangled in power lines near a municipal airport in Central Florida was safely rescued Monday morning. NBC affiliate WESH in Orlando reported that the parachutist became stuck in power lines near the DeLand Municipal Airport around 9 a.m. Both DeLand and Volusia County Fire Crews responded to the scene. Power was cut off to the area, and the parachutist was safely taken down from the lines. The parachutist was not injured, WESH reported.
When rookie police Officer Peter Liang fired his gun in a pitch-dark public housing stairwell, he at first thought he had hurt nothing but his career. Then he went looking for the bullet and heard someone crying. He followed the sound down three flights and saw a man lying wounded and a distraught woman bending over him, Liang said Monday at his manslaughter trial in the 2014 death of Akai Gurley, who was unarmed. "I said, 'Oh, my God, someone's hit!" Liang recalled as he gave emotional testimony. His lawyers say the shooting was an accident, not a crime. But prosecutors and Gurley's loved ones say Liang handled his weapon recklessly and did nearly nothing to help Gurley after realizing the bullet had hit someone.
Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday as workers gather in movie theaters and hotel conference rooms across the country to discuss the chain's recent food safety scares.
The company says stores will open at 3 p.m. in their local time zones, which is after the typical lunch hour rush. Stores typically open at 11 a.m.
Chipotle announced Monday that it will offer free burritos to customers who missed out on lunch at the chain during those hours.
"You're in luck, text 'raincheck' to 888-222," a message read on the company website. "If we messed up your lunch plans today, follow the steps and we'll hook you up."
Chipotle said it will text customers back with a coupon for a free burrito within the next few days.
Warning: Video may be disturbing to some viewers. A leopard was caught on camera tangling with a man beside a swimming pool as it prowled around an area near the capital of Karnataka state in southern India.
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The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to win Super Bowl 50 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, delivering star quarterback Peyton Manning his second championship ring. From Beyoncé's performance of her new song "Formation" at halftime to Betty White's dab before the game, here are the top social media moments on and off the field.