• London November 29, 2019 11:30 pm

    UK Police: Bridge Attacker Had Been Jailed for Terror Crimes

    A man imprisoned six years for terrorism offenses before his release last year stabbed several people in London on Friday, two fatally, before being tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by officers on London Bridge. Neil Basu, London’s police counterterrorism head, said 28-year-old Usman Khan was attending a program that works to educate prisoners when he...

  • Florida October 10, 2019 10:52 pm

    Researchers Concerned by Florida's Amassing of Student Data to Predict School Shootings

    Researchers from the Aspen Institute are raising concerns about a Florida initiative meant to collect and collate huge amounts of data on schoolchildren in the state, according to a report released Thursday. Florida schools are now required to collect, store and crunch data on students in the name of predicting school shootings. The Florida Schools Safety Portal, or FSSP, executive...

  • NBC News September 19, 2019 6:21 am

    Merriam-Webster Adds Nonbinary ‘They' Pronoun to Dictionary

    Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is adding a new entry to the definition of the pronoun “they”: a way to refer to a nonbinary individual, one who identifies as neither exclusively male nor female, NBC News reported. It’s been a year of heightened visibility for nonbinary people, from the popularity of MTV’s “sexually fluid” season of the dating show “Are You the One?”...

  • food September 6, 2019 9:50 pm

    ‘Only Animals Can Live Here': Storm Victims in Bahamas Await Evacuation

    Carrying their meager possessions in duffel bags and shopping carts, hundreds of desperate storm victims gathered at the port in Grand Abaco on Friday in hopes of getting off the hurricane-devastated island, amid signs of rising frustration over the pace of the disaster-relief effort. “It’s chaos here,” said Gee Rolle, a 44-year-old construction worker who waited with his wife for...

  • food September 6, 2019 2:50 pm

    Hurricane Death Toll in Bahamas at 30 as Aid Begins to Land

    Carrying possessions in plastic bags, some weary Bahamians whose homes were smashed by Hurricane Dorian waited Thursday for a flight out of the disaster zone as an international humanitarian effort to help the Caribbean country gained momentum. The death toll rose to 30. A few hundred people gathered at the partly flooded Leonard M. Thompson airport on Abaco island in...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation November 12, 2019 4:12 pm

    ME Finds Jeffrey Epstein Died by Suicide

    The NYC medical examiner’s office has determined Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide; he was found in his federal prison cell Saturday morning. Jonathan Dienst reports.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation August 19, 2019 7:20 am

    NYC Medical Examiner Finds Jeffrey Epstein Died by Suicide From Hanging

    The New York City medical examiner’s office has determined Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide, unveiling its autopsy findings a day after a person familiar with the case confirmed to NBC News that the wealthy financier had a broken hyoid bone.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation August 16, 2019 1:49 pm

    Autopsy Finds Jeffrey Epstein Had Broken Hyoid Bone in Neck, Source Tells NBC News

    An autopsy has found the hyoid bone in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck was broken, a person familiar with the matter told NBC News Thursday. Two other sources familiar with the investigation say there’s still no indication of foul play.

  • NBC News July 17, 2019 2:09 am

    Heat Wave Expected to Bake Two-Thirds of U.S. Through Weekend

    A “major heat wave” is expected to bake two-thirds of the nation through this weekend, with forecasters calling for temperatures to soar across much of the central and eastern U.S., NBC News reported, citing the National Weather Service. Many in those areas could see the hottest temperatures of the year, thanks to a large dome of high pressure that will...

  • California June 24, 2019 11:14 am

    Device to Trap Plastic Waste in Pacific Ocean Relaunches

    A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in a second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii.

  • California June 24, 2019 8:14 am

    Device to Trap Plastic Waste in Pacific Ocean Relaunches

    A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in a second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii.

  • Massachusetts May 23, 2019 2:30 pm

    Mario Batali to Face Criminal Assault Charge in Boston

    Celebrity chef Mario Batali will face a criminal assault charge in Massachusetts. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said Batali was expected to be arraigned Friday in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of indecent assault and battery. The charge stems from an incident at a restaurant in Boston’s Back Bay on March 31, 2017, the DA’s office said.

  • Massachusetts May 22, 2019 3:58 pm

    Harriet Tubman $20 Bill No Longer Coming in 2020; Mnuchin Says Redesign Postponed

    The redesign of the $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman will no longer be unveiled in 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. The unveiling had been timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote. Mnuchin said that the design process has been delayed, and no new imagery will be...

  • Microsoft May 21, 2019 1:24 pm

    Slack Changes Ticker Symbol to WORK Ahead of New York Stock Exchange Debut

    Slack is gearing up for its stock market debut and has landed on a new ticker symbol: WORK. In an updated prospectus on Monday, the company said it’s received approval from the New York Stock Exchange to list under that ticker after previously applying to list it shares under the symbol SK. It’s a subtle but notable change in the...

  • Asher Klein May 6, 2019 12:57 pm

    Scientology Ship Under Quarantine in 2nd Caribbean Port

    Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined at least until Wednesday while they determine how many might be infected with measles. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth told The Associated Press late Sunday that a team of health officials took 277 blood samples and sent them to the Netherlands....

  • United States April 30, 2019 8:30 am

    Daimler Will Stop Selling Its Electric Smart Cars in US, Canada After 2019 Model

    German automaker Daimler will stop selling its all-electric Smart EQ fortwo cars in the United States and Canada, according to a company spokesman. The company will stop selling Smart in the two countries after its 2019 model year, confirmed Robert Moran, director of corporate communication. TechCrunch first reported the information after learning of the decision from two people familiar with...

  • Congress April 23, 2019 11:15 am

    Walgreens to Raise Tobacco Buying Age to 21 in September Amid FDA Pressure

    Walgreens is increasing the age to buy tobacco at its drugstores to 21 later this year as the retailer faces possible sanctions from the Food and Drug Administration for allegedly selling to minors. The FDA put Walgreens “on notice” in February, accusing the pharmacy chain of violating rules that prohibit selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to underage buyers. Walgreens,...

  • Donald Trump April 18, 2019 8:32 pm

    What the Mueller Report Says About Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

    The 448 pages of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report released Thursday contain a trove of new details about the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russians, Wikileaks, possible obstruction and the emotional highs and lows of now-President Donald Trump as the federal investigation continued behind closed doors. Notably, as NBC News reported, the report contains revelations about a 2016 meeting where Trump’s...

  • Donald Trump March 8, 2019 7:51 am

    Manafort's Light Sentence Criticized as ‘Lenient' and ‘Disrespectful'

    Legal observers were surprised by the relatively light, 47-month sentence received Thursday by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who was convicted in August on charges of tax and bank fraud. “As a former prosecutor, I’m embarrassed,” said NBC News/MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner, speaking Thursday on MSNBC. “As an American, I’m upset … I am just as...

  • Donald Trump February 27, 2019 2:59 pm

    Read Draft of Michael Cohen's Statement About Trump to Congress

    President Donald Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, is set to testify publicly in the House of Representatives Wednesday. Read a draft of the explosive document, in which he alleges that Trump is a racist, cheating “conman” who knew more about WikiLeaks’ hack during the presidential campaign than he led on at the time, obtained by NBC News from a congressional...

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