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A man arrested in Florida after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth has received a $37,500 settlement. Daniel Rushing was arrested in December 2015 when Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins spotted flakes of glaze on his car's floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine.
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As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent.
Saturday's truck bombing on a crowded Mogadishu street showed that al-Shabab, targeted for years by U.S. airstrikes and tens of thousands of African Union forces, has once again made a deadly comeback.
Pushed from Somalia's capital in recent years, al-Shabab has retreated mostly to rural areas of the country's south, where the fragile central government can't assert its authority and local fiefdoms are in charge.
Dramatic footage captured on Oct. 2, 2017, shows the narrow escape of Yuba County, California, roommates from the wildfire that burned down their home. Mike Vien and Layton Smith is seen driving down a...
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Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling after their airliner lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended.
Flight QZ535 returned safely on Sunday to the airport at Perth city where many of the 145 passengers spoke to media about the fear and confusion on board.
"The panic was escalated because of the behavior of staff who were screaming, looked tearful and shocked," passenger Clare Askew told reporters.
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From golf courses to hotels to fashion, the brands of the Trump family have been taking hits since Election Day, based on details eked out in the past year in flashes of disclosure and data, NBC News reported.
President Donald Trump's luxury golf course in Scotland, which he famously visited during the Brexit referendum, saw losses that doubled to $23 million in 2016 while revenue fell by 16 percent.
Meanwhile, the Trump SoHo in New York City isn't faring well. Professional athletes have refused to stay there, employees were laid off and big-name corporate events are book elsewhere. Room rates have slashed from $700 to $400.
However, business is brisk in Trump country. For example, the Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville, North Carolina, has seen swelling membership. Also, private event bookings are on an upswing at the club in an area that voted heavily for Trump.
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The Weinstein Co., besieged by sexual harassment allegations against its namesake and co-founder, may be putting itself up for sale.
The company said Monday that it will receive an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital and is in negotiations for the potential sale of all or a significant portion of the company responsible for producing films such as "Django Unchained," ''The Hateful Eight" and "Lion."
Colony Capital, the private-equity arm of Colony NorthStar, was founded by Thomas Barrack, a close adviser to President Donald Trump. Barrack chaired Trump's presidential inaugural committee.
A screaming and hysterical flight staff on Indonesia AirAsia’s Flight QZ535 caused panic among passengers headed from Perth to Bali as the plane lost air cabin pressure and descended 4.5 miles in...
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The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 80 mph on Monday, killing at least three people, grounding planes, shutting schools and causing widespread power outages.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar urged people to stay indoors until the storm passed. Tens of thousands of homes were without power and the military was placed on standby. Some hurricane-force gusts were reported 30 years to the day after a weather event dubbed the "Great Storm of 1987" battered southern England.
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Maine police say a teenager is charged with multiple counts of burglary after he acknowledged stealing women's underwear from multiple homes. York County Sheriff William King Jr. said Sunday they first received reports of three burglaries in Limerick on Sept. 30. Police say a woman told them she saw someone peeping in her windows.
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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem.
Kaepernick started a national conversation about political activism by athletes last season when he decided to sit, and then kneel, during the anthem to bring attention to mistreatment of African-Americans by police. Other players have continued the protests this season, prompting an angry response from President Donald Trump, who said players should be fired for not standing during the anthem.
Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers at the end of last season and remains a free agent despite a rash of injuries and poor play at the quarterback position.
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Did you squander your extension time? If so, you're probably out of luck. The IRS generally only grants additional tax extensions to members of the military who are serving in combat zones and contingency operations, or certain taxpayers living outside the US. Special relief may be available for those affected by natural disasters, such as this year's devastating hurricanes and wildfires. The IRS maintains a page for details on qualifying events.
Failure to meet meet the deadline could mean serious consequences. If you owe the IRS any money, you'll face a late filing penalty equal to 5 percent of the tax you owe per month, up to a maximum penalty of 25 percent. Those who don't owe the IRS money face no real penalty for filing late — just don't expect any refunds to arrive on time, either.
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It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.
Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent and even in orbit to a distant spot in the sky.
What they witnessed in mid-August and revealed Monday was the long-ago collision of two neutron stars — a phenomenon California Institute of Technology's David H. Reitze called "the most spectacular fireworks in the universe."
"When these things collide, all hell breaks loose," he said.
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Nearly 100 students walked out of a New Jersey high school Monday morning to protest a teacher seen telling Spanish-speaking students to "speak American" during class, despite the principal's warning that they would be disciplined.
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Almost the entire cohort of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic was wiped out by starvation last summer in what scientists say is only the second such incident in over 40 years.
Researchers said Sunday the mass die-off occurred because unusually large amounts of sea ice forced penguin parents to travel farther in search of food for their young. By the time they returned, only two out of thousands of chicks had survived.
"Not only did the chick starve but the partner (who stayed behind) also had to endure a long fast," said Yan Ropert-Coudert, a marine ecologist with the French science agency CNRS.
With thousands still living in dangerous conditions in Puerto Rico, many have escaped the disaster, including a 103-year-old woman.
Angela Parrilla arrived in Miami for the first time ever Sunday afternoon. Her grandniece tells NBC 6 she loves Puerto Rico and does not leave the island often.
Relatives knew they had to get Parrilla and her special needs granddaughter out of Puerto Rico. Parrilla has a visual impairment, a blood disorder and a heart condition.
Parrilla lives in Vieques and has been living without power or running water for weeks. It took a team effort to get her out of Puerto Rico, starting with a nurse on a humanitarian mission from Texas, who found out about the 103-year-old through a Facebook message.
Parrilla’s grandniece said Sen. Marco Rubio’s office helped organize a helicopter ride from Vieques to San Juan, and then Parrilla made it to the mainland on a plane chartered by Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund.