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Crews have put out a fire that burned underground in southern New Jersey for a month, melting the ground around it and reaching 1,000 degrees.
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The Department of Defense on Friday asked armed volunteers to stop guarding recruiting stations in the wake of last week's deadly attack in Chattanooga, NBC News reported
"While we greatly appreciate the outpouring of support for our recruiters from the American public, we ask that individuals not stand guard at recruiting offices as it could adversely impact our mission, and potentially create unintended security risks," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement.
Firearms are prohibited at the Chattanooga recruiting station that was attacked by alleged gunman Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez on is a July 16 and the Marines inside were not armed, in accordance with military policy.
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A South Carolina woman whose teenage lover shot and killed her brother-in-law instead of her husband who was the intended target, will serve life in prison, Reuters reported.
Karlita Phillips, 41, was sentenced on Thursday after being convicted of soliciting a minor to commit a felony and accessory before the fact to murder.
She wanted to obtain more than $500,000 in life insurance money by having her husband, Dale Phillips Jr., killed, said Greenwood County Solicitor David Stumbo, who prosecuted the case.
But the teenager she hired to kill Phillips, Tavirous Settles, who was 16 years old at the time of the 2013 murder, allegedly mistook Phillips' brother, Jamil, for the target and shot him dead on the front porch of his parents' Abbeville, South Carolina, home. Both Jamil and Dale Phillips were living with their parents at the time.
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking that the entire 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reconsider his corruption convictions.
McDonnell's legal team filed a petition Friday for a rehearing of his appeal after a three-judge panel unanimously upheld the convictions earlier this month.
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The two people killed during a theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, were identified by police Friday as Mayci Breaux, 21, and Jillian Johnson, 33.
Johnson opened a boutique store in Lafayette with her husband, started a t-shirt business with her brother and put together an all-woman country-folk band that attracted a rabid following.
"She could do everything," a friend of Johnson's, Ann Savoy, told NBC News in an exchange on Facebook.
Breaux, worked in a local clothing store.
Of the nine people injured, police said two had been released from the hospital and the rest were still being cared for. One of those shot was in critical condition, according to officials.
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Two animal-rights activists have been charged with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country road trips in which they released about 5,740 mink from farms, and vandalized the homes and businesses of industry members, the FBI said Friday.
The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Joseph Brian Buddenberg, 31, and Nicole Juanita Kissane, 28, both of Oakland, California, and federal prosecutors charged them with conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.
A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Friday said the two caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages during 40,000 miles of cross-country trips over the summer and into the fall of 2013.
A 24-year-old man suspected in the fatal shooting in Pasadena of "Deadliest Catch" associate producer Joe McMahon has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reports.
Police shot and killed a gunman who fired shots outside a popular Studio City shopping district, terrorizing shoppers and prompting a massive LAPD response.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.
Jonathan Pollard, an American who was convicted of spying for Israel in a sensational espionage case that inflamed public sentiment, could be released from federal prison within months, his lawyer and the Justice Department said Friday.
The lone gunman who unleashed a torrent of bullets in a packed Louisiana movie theater on Thursday night, killing two people before turning the gun on himself, once hung a Nazi flag over his bar was shut down in Georgia, police said.
"He was pretty frustrated with the police department and the judicial system generally, and his response was he had a Nazi flag attached to his building," LeGrange Police Cheif Louis Dekmar told NBC News Friday.
Houser's bar had been closed by the city after police in 2000 found that alcohol was being servied to minors, Dekmar said.
The alleged gunman had "always been a little off," ex-attorney John Swearingen told NBC News.
Swearingen said John Houser, 59, had once tried to burn down his Columbus, Georgia, law office in the 1980s.
Court documents which detail a court filing by Houser's wife in May, reveal that he made threats to family members, had a history of hospitalizations for his mental conditions and was known to law enforcement. Houser's wife told police in 2008 that she removed the guns from their home in Phenix City, Alabama, because he "should not have one" and may have obtained them illegally.
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Bravo Pet Foods in Manchester, Connecticut, is recalling several dog and cat food products over salmonella concerns.
Junior Seau's family will not be invited to speak when the linebacker is inducted into the NFL's Professional Football Hall of Fame in August, according to several published reports.
Bowe Bergdahl — the U.S. soldier once-missing in Afghanistan who was accused of desertion — was spotted hanging out at a Northern California marijuana farm during a raid, authorities said.
Bergdahl arrived Friday at a Mendocino County farm, which is located in a remote part of Redwood Valley, about 120 miles north of San Francisco, authorities said. Bergdahl was at the farm on authorized leave and was not involved with the production of marijuana, Mendocino County Sheriff's officials said.
Held captive by the Taliban for five years, Bergdahl was freed in a controversial prisoner swap that returned five Taliban commanders being held at Guantanamo Bay.
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A mysterious blast on a Rhode Island beach likely was caused by the combustion of hydrogen gas buildup because of a corroded copper cable under the sand, investigators announced Friday.