• spokesman Dec 2, 2019

    Former ‘DWTS' Dancer Slams Substitute Teacher Lecturing His Child for Having 2 Dads

    A substitute teacher berated a Utah fifth grader after he said during a pre-Thanksgiving lesson that he was thankful he’s finally going to be adopted by his two dads, the parents said. The boy’s classmates said the teacher told him, “that’s nothing to be thankful for” and lectured the 30 kids in the class about her views on homosexuality. She...

  • NBC News Dec 1, 2019

    ‘Grinch Bots' Are Here to Ruin Your Holiday Shopping

    Consumers may think they’re avoiding the crush this holiday season by shopping online, unaware that as they’re trying to get through the digital doors, so too are hordes of bots. And they’re throwing elbows, NBC News reports. Up to 97 percent of all online traffic to retailer login pages this holiday shopping week comes from bots, largely operated by organized...

  • spokesman Nov 28, 2019

    40 Iraqi Protesters Slain in 24 Hours as Violence Spirals

    Security forces shot dead 40 anti-government protesters in over 24 hours amid spiraling violence in the capital and Iraq’s south, security and medical officials said, one day after an Iranian consulate was torched. Iran condemned the burning of its consulate in the holy city of Najaf as violence continued into the night across southern Iraq, where security forces had killed...

  • Massachusetts Nov 22, 2019

    Suspect in Atlanta Homicide Captured in Massachusetts

    A suspect in a fatal shooting in Georgia has been apprehended in Massachusetts. A spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police says 34-year-old Harrison Joseph Ogbunize was taken into custody without incident at a Springfield apartment on Thursday morning. He is charged with being a fugitive from justice. Ogbunize is wanted in connection with the shooting death of 32-year-old Robert Levy...

  • New England Nov 21, 2019

    EPA Prosecutions of Polluters Approach Quarter-Century Lows

    Criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, deepening three years of overall enforcement declines, according to Justice Department statistics. And while the administration says it’s focusing on quality over quantity in pollution cases, using its enforcement resources to go after the biggest and worst offenders, an Associated Press analysis...

  • President Nov 21, 2019

    Mike Bloomberg Files Federal Paperwork to Run for President in 2020

    Billionaire and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg filed official paperwork to run for president in the 2020 Democratic primary. It is a key procedural move and not a declaration that he is indeed running. A spokesman for Bloomberg explained that filing in the state of Alabama started a 15-day process to file with the FEC. “This is not an...

  • Massachusetts Nov 15, 2019

    Here's How to Help the Fallen Worcester Firefighter's Family

    The death of Worcester fire Lt. Jason Menard has devastated his family and community. For those who would like to help them, a memorial fund has been established that is accepting donations on the Menard family’s behalf, the city said Thursday.

  • United States Nov 14, 2019

    Ford's First All-Electric SUV, the Mach-E, Will Be a Mustang

    Ford Motor is expanding its iconic Mustang franchise to include the automaker’s first-ever, all-electric SUV: the Mustang Mach-E. The vehicle, which will make its global debut Sunday in Los Angeles, marks the first time the Mustang name and badge have been used on a vehicle other than the two-door pony car since it debuted in 1964. Ford, prior to announcing...

  • Massachusetts Dec 3, 2019

    10 Ways Over $500K in Mass. State Property Went Missing or Got Lost

    Payment scams, employee thefts and a fire that destroyed a Department of Conservation and Recreation building contributed to more than half a million dollars’ worth of property losses at state agencies in the last two years. Under Massachusetts law, government workers must immediately notify the state auditor if taxpayer-owned property goes missing, whether it was misplaced, stolen or destroyed.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 12, 2019

    Asleep at the Wheel

    A man’s Tesla, in autopilot at the time, safely navigated while he slept, but he says it could have ended up much differently.

  • Maine Nov 11, 2019

    Maine Investigating Marijuana-Related Ads at Arena

    Regulators in Maine are investigating concerns about marijuana-related advertisements at a sports arena. The Portland Press Herald reports several parents whose children play sports at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston have complained about the ads.

  • spokesman Nov 11, 2019

    Turkey Starts Returning ISIS Fighters, Deports US National

    A U.S. national who is a member of the Islamic State group has been deported home, a Turkish official said Monday, as Ankara began repatriating captured foreign IS fighters. Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency that a German and a Danish national would also be deported later on Monday while seven German nationals would be...

  • spokesman Nov 6, 2019

    Family of Girl Shot on Halloween Told to Wait For Hours Outside Hospital in Cold

    A source tells NBC 5 that her family was likely discriminated at when they arrived at the hospital, forcing them to wait outside for hours in the cold.

  • Attorney Nov 4, 2019

    Accused Santa Fe School Shooter Found Incompetent: Lawyer

    The trial for a teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school will be delayed while he receives mental health treatment, his attorney said Monday. The news comes after three experts — one for the defense, one appointed by the court and one picked by prosecutors — found Dimitrios Pagourtzis incompetent to stand trial, said Nick...

  • spokesman Nov 3, 2019

    Jane Fonda Spends Night in Jail After Demonstration Arrest

    Actress and activist Jane Fonda spent a night in a local jail after her fourth arrest in as many weeks while participating in a climate change demonstration on Capitol Hill. The 81-year-old Oscar winner was among more than 40 people arrested Friday while sitting in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building. A spokesman for Fire Drill Fridays, Ira...

  • Associated Press Nov 2, 2019

    UK Police Say Truck Victims From Vietnam; 3 Suspects Held

    All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck in England last week were Vietnamese nationals, British police said, as three more people were arrested in Ireland and Vietnam in the sprawling international investigation into what appears to be a people-smuggling tragedy. British detectives initially said the victims discovered near the southeast port of Purfleet on Oct. 23 were...

  • spokesman Nov 1, 2019

    7-Year-Old Girl Shot While Trick-or-Treating in Chicago

    The 7-year-old girl who was trick-or-treating on Halloween in Chicago’s West Side with her family remains in critical condition Friday as police interrogated a juvenile in custody. The girl was one of two people injured in the shooting that took place at around 5:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of West 26th Street in the city’s Little Village neighborhood, according...

  • spokesman Nov 1, 2019

    Girl Badly Wounded After Being Shot While Trick-or-Treating

    A 7-year-old girl was critically hurt after she was shot while trick-or-treating in Chicago on Thursday. NBC 5’s Lexi Sutter has all the late breaking details from Little Village.

  • spokesman Nov 1, 2019

    Child in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Chicago's Little Village Neighborhood

    Detectives are investigating after a child was shot and critically hurt in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood on the West Side.

  • President Nov 1, 2019

    Order to ‘Stick to Sports' Has Deadspin Site in Open Revolt, Staffers Quit En Masse

    Seven staff members at the popular website Deadspin quit on Wednesday as part of a dispute with management over its focus, a spokesman said. The resignations come after stories were posted on Deadspin in open defiance of management’s edict that its staff members stick to sports coverage and set aside other topics. “We’re sorry that they couldn’t work within this...

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