A sheriff's deputy in a Northern California county near the Oregon border was shot to death Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call, the Modoc County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies were responding to a call on County Road 115, in a rural area about 10 miles south of Alturas when the deputy was shot. A suspect was detained shortly after, the sheriff's office said.
The deputy's name was not released pending the notification of family.
Seated at his desk at a suburban San Diego middle school, 12-year-old Abdulhamid Ashehneh tries not to let his mind wander to the painful memories of his life in civil war-torn Syria.
His father disappeared suddenly four years ago and, the family believes, was killed. Months later, Abdulhamid's mother boarded a bus with her six children, the youngest 2, and fled to Jordan, the sound of bombs ringing in the distance.
Donald Trump could soon be hitting your TV screen more often than you thought. The Republican presidential candidate’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, reportedly met with an investment firm to discuss the possibility of a Trump TV network, according to NBC News. Even though Variety later cited sources saying the meetings didn’t go anywhere — and Trump has denied "a false rumor" he wants his own TV station — it sparked speculation that Trump will try to capitalize on the influence he gained from his presidential run. And an industry expert said that these meetings don’t have to be the end of his bid; there are alternatives. New, low-cost streaming models could put a Trump TV Network on air in three months.
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A South Florida preacher is behind bars after police allege he was running a sex trafficking operation involving several teenagers.
Ron Cooper, 52, faces multiple counts, including human trafficking, false imprisonment, prostitution and sexual activity with a minor, according to a Miami-Dade Police arrest affidavit.
Cooper was arrested Tuesday and appeared in court Wednesday where he was ordered held without bond. It's unknown if he's hired an attorney.
"I believe he poses a great danger to the community as well as children in our communities," Judge Mindy Glazer said at Wednesday's hearing.
The Cleveland Indians advance to World Series, beating Toronto 3-0 in Game 5 of AL Championship Series.
A frozen yogurt chain apologized Wednesday over a marketing email blast's attempt at political humor told subscribers of its newsletter to "Grab 'em by the fro-yo."
Quiet pressure from the U.S. government played a role in Ecuador's decision to block WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from using the internet at Ecuador's London embassy, U.S. officials told NBC News. "It was a bit of an eviction notice," said a senior intelligence officials. Ecuador's government said Tuesday it had partly restricted internet access for Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, who has lived in the South American country's London embassy for more than four years. The action came after U.S. officials conveyed their conclusion that Assange is a willing participant in a Russian intelligence operation to undermine the U.S. presidential election, NBC News has learned. In statements Tuesday, Ecuador said the decision was its own and the State Department said it did not pressure Ecuador or play any other role in blocking Assange's internet access.
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Infections from three sexually spread diseases have hit another record high. Chlamydia was the most common. More than 1.5 million cases were reported in the U.S. last year, up 6 percent from the year before. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say part of the growth may be due to better testing and diagnosis, but much of it is a real increase. They're not sure why.
While the presidential candidates debate in Las Vegas Wednesday, a fleet of taco trucks has lined up to create a "wall" outside the Trump International Las Vegas hotel, NBC News reported.
It's a response to Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall separating the U.S. and Mexico, and a cheeky reaction to a Trump supporter's warning in early September that the unchecked expansion of Latino culture in the U.S. would lead to "taco trucks on every corner." (Many viewers welcomed that notion.)
Over 35 taco trucks were already helping to register eligible voters on Tuesday, Nevada's voter registration deadline, according to American Bridge PAC.
"We did not come up with the idea for the wall, Donald Trump came up with building the wall," said Yvanna Cancela, political director of the Culinary Workers Union 226 in Las Vegas. "We are all coming together to make sure that Donald Trump never becomes president."
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Donald Trump isn’t letting up on his claims that a rigged systems threatens his victory on Election Day, although repeated investigations have found no evidence of widespread fraud at the polls.
As he and Hillary Clinton prepare for their last debate of the presidential race, he continues to tweet about fraud at polling places and about "a dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary." At a rally on Tuesday in Colorado, he again urged his supporters to watch the polls closely.
"They even want to try and rig the election at the polling booths, where so many cities are corrupt, and voter fraud is all too common," Trump said. "And then they say, oh there's no voter fraud in our country, there's no voter fraud, no, no, there's no voter fraud. Take a look at St. Louis, take a look at Philadelphia, take a look at Chicago."
Saying they want to boost competition in the airline industry, Obama administration officials issued new regulations Tuesday aimed at providing passengers with more information to compare the performance of air carriers and the cost of flights. The Department of Transportation also said it was proposing that airlines be required to refund fees when checked bags are "substantially delayed." The government already requires airlines to refund fees for bags that are lost, but the proposal would go a step further by including delayed bags. Transportation officials said they haven't yet defined what constitutes a substantial delay.