The wife of Orlando mass shooting gunman Omar Mateen was arrested on Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area in connection to helping her husband, who was behind the country's deadliest gun massacre this summer.
The New York Times first reported, citing a law enforcement official, that Noor Salman was arrested at her home outside of San Francisco in connection with the June 2016 attack at a gay nightclub. The Times' source said she was charged with obstruction.
Forty-nine people were killed and 53 wounded in the attack at the Pulse nightclub.
Mateen was killed in a firefight with police.
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Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration to accusations of plagiarism. Trump on Monday met with one of King's sons on the holiday marking the life of the slain American icon just days after the president-elect attacked Rep. John Lewis on Twitter. Lewis and the elder King were among the Big Six leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
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A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday. The suspect was captured in a special operations police raid on a house in Istanbul's Esenyurt district, private NTV television reported. The broadcaster said he had been staying in the house belonging to a friend from Kyrgyzstan.
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Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," has died. He was 82. NASA announced that Cernan died Monday surrounded by his family. NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs confirmed the death but had no immediately details.
Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored as one of the fathers of the civil rights movement on Monday. Many will focus on Selma or the Montgomery bus boycott, and not his opposition to the Vietnam War, as they celebrate his legacy. But for him, it was all part of the same battle.
Milton McIntyre sat in a room at the ACES Museum in Philadelphia before the holiday, surrounded by vintage wartime memorabilia that commemorated the service of black soldiers. When he talked about the friends he lost in Vietnam, his voice cracked and his eyes welled with tears. The 79-year-old remembered a time when human rights were being challenged both abroad and at home.
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Friday, Lewis sat down with NBC’s Chuck Todd and questioned Trump’s legitimacy as president, adding he plans to join with other Democrats in boycotting Trump’s inauguration.
As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader's daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice "no matter who is in the White House."
Bernice King addressed more than 2,000 people gathered at her father's Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta four days before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. She spoke hours before her brother, Martin Luther King III, is scheduled to meet with the president-elect at Trump Tower in New York.
While Bernice King did not offer a detailed critique of Trump, who remains unpopular among black Americans, she said the nation still has a choice between "chaos and community," the same dichotomy her father wrote and preached about.
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Eight people were injured after a shooting near Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park in Northwest Miami-Dade Monday. The shooting happened on Northwest 62nd Street and 32nd Avenue. Miami-Dade Police said the shooting victims range from ages 11 to 30 years old, five of them are juveniles. A 20-year-old man was in critical condition. Four teen girls and a 30-year-old man were in stable condition. Two other girls, ages 11 and 13, who were grazed by a bullet, were treated on scene.
Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out," Prime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday, disappointing businesses and voters who want the country to stay in the bloc's single market. In her most detailed speech on the U.K.'s exit strategy, May will promise to forge "a new and equal partnership" with the EU.
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The Obama administration and Cuba's Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement cooperation with President Raul Castro's government.
President-elect Donald Trump promised to repeal Obamacare, defeat ISIS, withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, create 25 million jobs over the next decade and "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C. How well do his Cabinet nominees reflect his governing philosophy? Here they are in their own words.
The Chicago Cubs arrived to the nation's capital Sunday night ahead of a planned Monday visit with President Barack Obama at the White House in the final days of his presidency.
President Obama will honor the Cubs during a ceremony that will take place at 12:05 p.m. CT in the East Room of the White House to celebrate the team's 2016 World Series championship.
“We’re excited,” shortstop Addison Russell said. “There’s probably about three people that I would get star-struck by, and he’s one of them.”
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President-elect Donald Trump will maintain his personal Twitter account and other social media after his inauguration on Friday, transition officials told NBC News. The move comes amid uncertainty over how Trump's administration will use White House-certified handles, including @POTUS and @FLOTUS. Also unclear is how Trump's presidential communications will be saved, as required by law.
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A Massachusetts man is accused of duping a Los Angeles County girl into sending him nude selfies and videos, beginning when she was 9 years old, by tricking her into believing he was Justin Bieber, a sheriff's sergeant said Monday. The 24-year-old suspect, Bryan Asrary of Revere, was arrested on Dec. 18, when a search warrant was served at his home by Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives, according to Sgt. Peter Hahn of the Human Trafficking Bureau.