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How old is too old to go trick-or-treating on Halloween? Officials in Chesapeake, Virginia, have decided that age 14 should be the cutoff, while the city of Bathurst in New Brunswick, Canada, passed a law to prohibit kids 16 and older from ringing doorbells, TODAY reported.
Teenagers trick-or-treating is a topic that tends to provoke strong opinions from parents and non-parents alike.
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Sybil Peacock Harmon, one of Delta Air Lines’ very first flight attendants who later served in the military during World War II, has died. She was 103 years old.
“We’re saddened to learn of Sybil Peacock Harmon’s passing," Allison Ausband, senior vice president of in-flight service, told TODAY in an emailed statement. "Sybil was a beloved member of the Delta family who left her mark as a member of our first class of flight attendants. We will cherish her memory and wish her loved ones well in this difficult time.”
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Ride-hailing service Uber debuted a text-to-911 feature on its phone app Thursday in Los Angeles, Minnesota and Indiana, allowing riders and drivers to quickly and discreetly contact law enforcement in the event of an emergency. Uber added an emergency 911 call button in the app last year. The update will expand the feature to include texting for help.
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A 45-year-old man was arrested on murder charges after a woman's body was found encased in a concrete and wooden structure in the Nevada desert, NBC News reported.
Christopher Prestipino is facing charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and first degree kidnapping, according to court records. Detectives located the body in the desert north of Las Vegas on Oct. 8 and connected it to a missing person's case from late May, according to NBC affiliate KSNV.
The Clark County District Attorney's office identified the woman as 24-year-old Esmeralda Gonzalez.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police received a tip in July that Prestipino may have been involved with a woman who went missing on May 31, according to KSNV. Detectives said that the woman was held against her will inside Prestipino's residence and murdered.
A lawyer for Prestipino did not respond to a request for comment from NBC News.
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Police shot and killed a suspect they pulled over during a traffic stop near Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, the NYPD said Thursday night. The man was not believed to have been armed.
According to NYPD Chief Terence Monahan, three uniformed officers in a marked police cruiser stopped a vehicle heading toward East 211 Street around 3 p.m. with a driver not wearing a seat belt. After the Volkswagen SUV stopped, the officers approached and found there were three open warrants for the driver.
The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
The admission from acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney undercut the president's position that there was no quid pro quo during Trump's phone call with the Ukraine president that sparked the House investigation.
At the annual dinner that features a who's who of political dignitaries and New York bigwigs, retired Gen. James Mattis made a joke about his former boss, President Donald Trump.
Former U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis is laughing off an insult hurled at him by President Donald Trump.
Speaking at a New York charity event Thursday the day after Trump demeaned him as "the world's most overrated general," Mattis joked that he took it as a compliment.
"I'm not just an overrated general. I'm the greatest, the world's most overrated," he told diners at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.
An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralyzed the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges.
Mexican security secretary Alfonso Durazo said 30 members of the National Guard and army were patrolling in Culiacan when they were fired on from a house. They repelled the attack and inside the house found Ovidio Guzmán López.
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence.
Perry's long-rumored departure comes as he is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president's dealings with Ukraine, the focus of an ongoing impeachment inquiry.
President Donald Trump framed the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal with Turkey as "a great day for civilization" but its effect was largely to mitigate a foreign policy crisis widely seen to be of his own making.
After hours of negotiation in Ankara, the two nations on Thursday agreed to a five-day cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. The Kurds were U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State but came under assault after Trump ordered U.S. troops to leave the area earlier this month.
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Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working.
She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her.
"Thanks coach," Edwards says before exchanging a high-five with Lawson.
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A California woman on parole after serving a sentence for driving drunk while livestreaming a crash that killed her younger sister was arrested Thursday after crashing a car during a police pursuit, officials said.
Officers arrested Obdulia Sanchez, 20, on weapons and traffic charges and a parole violation, said Officer Joe Silva, a Stockton Police Department spokesman.
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An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones.
The agent in the olive-green uniform freely stepped in and out of the room where a woman was taken by ambulance after throwing up and fainting while being detained on an immigration violation, according to advocates who witnessed the scene.
The presence of immigration authorities is becoming increasingly common at health care facilities around the country, and hospitals are struggling with where to draw the line to protect patients' rights amid rising immigration enforcement in the Trump administration.
A Missouri man who had been missing for a week was found alive in a wrecked car at the bottom of a ravine Wednesday evening, authorities said.
Ryan Linneman, of Lee's Summit, was found by a dirt bike rider in wreckage along Interstate 470 in Kansas City, Lee's Summit police said.
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