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A Stanford law professor received a written rape threat and an unknown white substance in an envelope disguised as a party invitation Wednesday afternoon, prompting authorities to evacuate and shut down several rooms at the university's Neukom Building.
The professor targeted in the threat, Michele Dauber, is leading the charge to recall Judge Aaron Persky, who presided over the Brock Turner sexual assault case.
"The recall campaign is not going to be intimidated," Dauber said in an interview with NBC Bay Area. "We are going to continue to stand with survivors, even when we face these kinds of threats."
The Broward County Sheriff's Office said the person who posted an image spreading on social media of an unidentified man seen holding a rifle with the caption "Round 2 of Florida tomorrow" has been arrested.
Two of three people who were in an SUV that was stopped and fired upon when it tried to enter the National Security Agency campus without authorization have been released, an FBI Spokesman said Thursday.
NSA police turned over the other person to the Howard County Sheriff's Office, because he was wanted on allegations of being behind on child support payments, said Dave Fitz, the spokesman for the FBI's Baltimore field office.
The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis meets frequently with victims of sexual abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.
Spokesman Greg Burke said in a statement Francis meets in private with victims individually or in groups several times a month to listen to their stories "and help them to heal their serious wounds."
In comments also released Thursday, Francis called clerical sex abuse a "humiliation" that exposes the church's "hypocrisy."
A former teacher at a Harlem school stockpiled bomb-making materials and paid students to break down fireworks to extract gunpowder for the explosives, authorities say.
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Amtrak is considering suspending service on tracks that don't have sophisticated speed controls by a Dec. 31 deadline, the railroad's top executive said Thursday, threatening to disrupt operations across the U.S. in a push to strengthen safety after a series of deadly wrecks.
President and CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee that Amtrak is worried passengers are being put at risk by delays in installing Positive Train Control systems on tracks it uses but doesn't own. Those tracks make up a majority of Amtrak's network.
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Samantha Grady was in her Holocaust class with her best friend Wednesday afternoon when they heard two shots fired outside the door of their classroom in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Soon, the gunman would approach, and that friend would become one of at least 17 people to die in the massacre at the high school in Parkland, Florida, one of the deadliest in U.S. history. Grady was wounded but escaped, she said in an emotional interview on the "Today" show Thursday morning, crediting something her friend told her with helping her survive the harrowing ordeal.
When they heard the first gunshots, the students in Grady's class ran for cover, the high school junior said: "There was a big bookshelf and we all kind of huddled there together. We clamped really close tightly together."
The high winds relented and allowed Mikaela Shiffrin to make her much anticipated debut at the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday (Wednesday night in the U.S.) Longtime women's hockey rivals, Canada and the U.S., faced off and the Florida high school shooting left pairs skaters distraught. Here are the Pyeongchang Games by the numbers.
Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz was booked into jail and charged with murder Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after he allegedly went on a deadly rampage at South Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in what became one of the deadliest mass school shootings in U.S. history.
A judge ordered that Cruz be held without bond, at a hearing Thursday afternoon. Cruz was wearing an orange jumpsuit with his hands cuffed at his waist during the hearing. His public defender Melisa McNeill did not contest the order and had her arm around Cruz during the brief court appearance.
A female inmate at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Connecticut, gave birth in her cell Tuesday morning and the state Department of Correction is conducting an internal investigation.
As soon as the Department of Correction discovered the baby, the new mother and her child were treated onsite and immediately transported to an area hospital for further evaluation, state officials said.
The mother and child are reported to be in good health.
Authorities in Florida say the shooter opened fire at a high school Wednesday afternoon, killing at least 17 people. The shooting sent frightened students running out into the streets and SWAT team members swarming the building.
Here's a look at some recent U.S. school shootings, and some of the deadliest of years past:
In the quarterfinals of the men's snowboard cross competition, Austria's Markus Schairer had a scary fall where he landed on his back and broke his fifth cervical vertebra. The Austrian Olympic Committee said he didn't sustain any neurological impairment and was in stable condition.
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McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.
Diners can still ask specifically for cheeseburgers or chocolate milk with the kid's meal, but the fast-food company said that not listing them will reduce how often they're ordered. Since it removed soda from the Happy Meal menu four years ago, orders for it with Happy Meals have fallen 14 percent, the company said.