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  • NBC News Oct 25, 2018

    Megyn Kelly Fires Agent After Blackface Criticism: Source

    Megyn Kelly fired her agent Wednesday after news leaked that the NBC News star might be relinquishing her daytime show, a source directly familiar with the situation told NBC News. The source said Kelly parted ways with her agent Matt DelPiano, of Creative Artists Agency, the executive who negotiated her stratospheric $23 million-a-year deal for three years with NBC News....

  • attorney Oct 18, 2018

    Former USA Gymnastics President Indicted on Tampering Charge

    Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

  • Donald Trump Oct 2, 2018

    Trump Car Emissions Rule Would Cause More Illnesses, Deaths, Study Finds

    An official environmental analysis by the government found that as many as 299 premature deaths annually by mid-century would be the result of President Donald Trump’s weakening of pollution and fuel-efficiency standards for new cars, NBC News reported. Additionally, the proposed change in standards, which rolled out in August, would cost Americans nearly 17,000 days of work a year, due...

  • Cancer Oct 1, 2018

    Cancer Researchers James P. Allison, Tasuku Honjo Win Nobel Prize in Medicine

    The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to two researchers from the United States and Japan for advances in discovering how the body’s immune system can fight off the scourge of cancer. The 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize will be shared by James Allison of the University of Texas Austin and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University. Their parallel work concerned...

  • NBC News Sep 6, 2018

    Trump Administration Hyped Terror Threat From Refugees: Former Officials

    Former officials say the Trump administration dismissed an intelligence assessment last year that showed refugees did not present a significant threat to the U.S., NBC News reported. Hard-liners in the administration, which has consistently sought to exaggerate the potential security threat posed by refugees, then issued their own report this year that several former officials and rights groups say misstates...

  • Los Angeles Sep 3, 2018

    Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Marijuana to the Test

    Despite anecdotal and historical accounts of pot’s painkilling properties, scientific evidence that it works better than traditional painkillers is hard to come by. But Dr. Jeffrey Chen, director of UCLA’s Cannabis Research Initiative, wants to change that, NBC News reported. The United States classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug with no medical use, like heroin and cocaine. And as...

  • NBC News Aug 24, 2018

    Trump Administration Intentionally Slowing FBI Vetting of Refugees, Ex-Officials Say

    The FBI has dramatically slowed the pace of security reviews for refugees in recent months, which former Trump administration officials and human rights advocates say is part of an intentional bid by White House hardliners to restrict the number of refugees allowed in the United States, NBC News reported. The administration has overloaded the FBI and other government agencies with...

  • China Aug 23, 2018

    US, China Raise Tariffs in New Round of Trade Dispute

    The United States and China imposed more tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other’s automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday in an escalation of a battle over Beijing’s technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth. The increases came as envoys met in Washington for their first high-level talks in two months. They gave no...

  • The Associated Press Aug 20, 2018

    Pope: No Effort Spared to Fight Abuse, But Offers No Details

    Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in any effort...

  • Turkey Aug 14, 2018

    Turkey’s Erdogan Vows US Boycott, But Diplomats Resume Talks

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods amid a diplomatic spat that has helped trigger a Turkish currency crisis. Showing no signs of backing down in a standoff with the United States, Erdogan suggested that Turkey would stop procuring U.S.-made iPhones and buy Korean Samsung or Turkish-made Vestel instead. He said, “If they have...

  • Europe Jul 27, 2018

    Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century on Display

    A lunar eclipse was on display across Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The “blood moon” event lasted about four hours.

  • Europe Jul 27, 2018

    World Gazes at Total Lunar Eclipse, Longest of This Century

    Curiosity and awe have greeted a complete lunar eclipse, the longest one of this century and visible in much of the world....
    The so-called “blood moon,” when it turns a deep red, was visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth’s shadow on the moon....
    The total...

  • NBC News Jul 26, 2018

    US Wasted $15 Billion in Afghanistan in Past 11 Years: Watchdog

    The watchdog charged with tracking government spending in Afghanistan says the United States has wasted $15.5 billion there over 11 years, NBC News reported. The figure is its first estimate of the total amount of money wasted there, but they say that figure is likely “only a portion.” In response to a request from three congressman in 2017, the Special...

  • NBC News Jul 17, 2018

    Man Who Sheriff Called a Possible Serial Killer Is Arrested After Manhunt in Houston Area

    Sheriff’s deputies in Houston, acting on a tip, arrested a suspected serial killer Tuesday linked to the deaths of three people. The caller spotted a Nissan Sentra that authorities had earlier said was being driven by Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, wanted in connection to three killings since Friday. The Harris County sheriff’s office was notified and a deputy attempted to...

  • Suzanne suzanne Jul 12, 2018

    Papa John’s Founder Resigns as Chairman Following Admission of Racial Remark

    After admitting to using a racial slur in a May conference call, John Schnatter resigned Wednesday night from his position as Chairman of the Board of Papa John’s, the company said in a press release. In a written statement published to their website, Papa John’s said the company would move to appoint a new chairman in the coming weeks. The...

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2018

    Comedian Tom Arnold Tweets Photo With Michael Cohen, Says He ‘Has All the Tapes’

    Comedian Tom Arnold, who’s working on a show with Vice that features him searching for unflattering video of President Donald Trump, tweeted a photo of himself with the president’s embattled personal attorney, Michael Cohen, NBC News reported. Cohen retweeted the photo, which had a simple caption: “I love New York.” He referred a request for comment to Arnold, who told...

  • London Jun 4, 2018

    Inquiry Begins Into Deadly London Grenfell Tower Fire That Killed More Than 70

    An inquiry into the fire that tore through London’s Grenfell Tower high-rise almost a year ago, killing 72 people, began evidence hearings Monday with a lawyer vowing it would address the “overwhelming question: Why?” The judge-led inquiry, which is expected to last about 18 months, aims to find the causes of Britain’s deadliest fire in decades and to prevent future...

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2018

    Trump Pardons Late, Great Boxer Jack Johnson

    President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. “It’s my honor to do it. It’s about time,” Trump said during an Oval Office ceremony, where he was joined by boxer Lennox Lewis and actor Sylvester Stallone,...

  • Meghan Markle May 18, 2018

    Prince Charles to Walk Meghan Markle Down the Aisle

    Prince Charles will escort Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry Saturday, Kensington Palace said in a statement Friday. “Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St. George’s Chapel on her Wedding Day,” the statement said. “The Prince of Wales is...

  • Pennsylvania May 3, 2018

    TV Academy Reviewing Bill Cosby’s Hall of Fame Honor

    The TV academy said it is reviewing Bill Cosby’s inclusion in the academy’s Hall of Fame following his sexual assault conviction. Cosby’s spokesman didn’t immediately respond Wednesday to a request for comment. Although the academy hasn’t decided whether he’ll remain in the Hall of Fame, Cosby’s name had previously been removed a list of Hall of Fame honorees on the...

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