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Man Visits Disneyland 2,000 Times In A Row

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(NBC News)-- A Huntington Beach resident marked his 2,000th consecutive visit Thursday to the parks of the Disneyland Resort. Jeff Reitz, a Disneyland Resort annual passholder, began his daily sojourns to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park on Jan. 1, 2012, according to Disneyland Resort officials. Back then, the resort was putting the finishing touches on Cars Land, which opened that summer. Reitz, a 44-year-old Air Force veteran, was unemployed when he started his stre... More>>

Man Arrested Over Baseball Bat Death Of Dad On Father’s Day

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father’s Day was arrested Friday on a Jersey shore boardwalk, officials said. Michael Marchalk, 37, was taken into custody after Atlantic City police officers spotted him, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro. He is being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, pending further proceedings. Police say Marchalk had repeatedly threatened 60-year-old Gary Marchalk in recen... More>>

Microphone Cut After Mormon Girl Reveals She’s Gay At Church

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues. Savannah, 13, spoke on May 7 in Eagle Mountain, Utah, about her belief that she is the child of heavenly parents who didn’t make any mistakes when she was created. Her comments came during a ... More>>

Inmates Who Saved Guard Who Collapsed Get Reduced Sentences

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POLK COUNTY, Ga. (NBC News)-- Six convicts are getting their sentences shortened after saving a guard who collapsed on duty last Monday. The deputy, who wished to remain anonymous, collapsed during a work detail at a local cemetery with six inmates who he'd grown to know well from working alongside for seven hours a day, five days a week, reported NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA. "I started coughing spells, and every time I got those, I'd get hotter," the deputy ... More>>

Pregnant Mother Shot Dead By Cops Whom She Called For Help

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(NBC News)-- A pregnant mother in Seattle was shot and killed by two Seattle cops — whom she herself called for help, authorities said Monday. The officers were dispatched to the woman’s apartment complex in Northeast Seattle shortly before 10 a.m PT Sunday (1 p.m. ET) after she reported a break-in at her home, officials said in a statement. The woman was identified as Charleena Lyles, 30, by family members, according to NBC Seattle affiliate KING. When police... More>>

Van Attack On London Muslims Suggests New Polarization

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LONDON (AP) - The rash of deadly terror attacks that has rattled Britain in recent months took an ominous new turn on Monday as Muslim worshippers became targets during the holy month of Ramadan, mowed down by an attacker who plowed a van into a crowd leaving prayers at two mosques in north London.      It was the same tactic Islamic extremists used in recent assaults on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge. Those attacks and a third outside a pop concert in Manchester ... More>>

Trump Attorney: The President Is Not Under Investigation

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WASHINGTON (NBC News)— An attorney for President Donald Trump was adamant on Sunday that the president is not under investigation, despite the president's tweets this week referring to one as a "witch hunt." "Let me be clear here," said Jay Sekulow, a member of the president's legal team, on NBC's "Meet The Press." "The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction." On Friday morning, Trump sent a tweet that&nb... More>>

Soft Cell: California Inmates Can Pay For Cushier Accommodations

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LOS ANGELES (NBC News)— In California, some inmates have all the comforts of home — right in their jail cells. At these so-called pay-to-stay jails, inmates with money have the opportunity to avoid the often-crowded and sometimes crime-ridden Los Angeles County Jail. The facilities, which can run $250 a night, offer such amenities as unlimited access to movies, books and cable TV. Some facilities even allow inmates to leave during the day to work and return in the evenin... More>>

Police: Naked Man Covered In Blood Steals Car

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WYFF)-- Deputies say the report of a car being stolen by a naked man covered in blood, led to a chase and a death investigation. Deputies said the car was reported stolen from an address along Hartwick Lane in Fountain Inn around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. According to deputies, a witness followed the suspect until authorities could locate the vehicle on I-385 northbound. Deputies said when they tried to stop the vehicle, the suspect refused to pull over and started... More>>

Grand Theft Avocado: 3 Arrested In $300K California Theft

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OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Police are calling it grand theft avocado. Three produce company workers have been arrested in the theft of up to $300,000 worth of avocados, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Thirty-eight-year-old Joseph Valenzuela, 28-year-old Carlos Chavez and 30-year-old Rahim Leblanc were each charged with grand theft of fruit and were being held in jail on bail of $250,000 each. They were arrested Wednesday. It was unclear whether they have at... More>>

Canoe Returns To Hawaii After Epic Round-The-World Voyage

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HONOLULU (AP) — No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe. About a dozen crewmembers for each leg of the voyage relied only on their understanding of nature’s cues — ocean swells, stars, wind, birds— and their own naau, or gut, to sail across about 40,000 nautical miles (74,000 kilometers) to 19 countries, spreading a message of malama honua: Caring for the ea... More>>

Another Noose Found Near DC Museum, Police Say

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(CNN)-- A noose was found outside the National Gallery of Art in the nation's capital, the latest such incident in the area in recent weeks. The noose was hanging from a lamp post Saturday outside the Washington museum, US Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose said. It's the third time this symbol of racial violence has turned up in the National Mall area in recent weeks. Last month, two other nooses were found at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on May 31... More>>

Chicago Kids Shot On Playground Latest In Spate Of Gun Incidents

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(CNN)-- After a shooting at an elementary school on the South Side of Chicago wounded two girls, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said he's sick of the gun violence in his city. "This goes to show you again that the violence in this city is completely unacceptable," Johnson said after the tally of people shot in Chicago in the past 24 hours rose to at least 22. At least two people died. Johnson -- in a familiar refrain -- said the city's elected officials weren't doing ... More>>

Family: Suspect In 4 Slayings Talked About Killing For Fun

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ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of killing his stepfather, brother and two strangers in a shooting rampage spanning nearly 200 miles across New Mexico had made troubling statements to family members about his intentions to kill or hurt people for fun, court documents said Friday. An argument between Damian Herrera, 21, and his stepfather over using a pickup truck likely led to the shootings outside the family’s home in a rural community not far from some...

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Police: LAPD Cadets Arrested After Stealing Patrol Cars

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(CNN)-- The Los Angeles Police Department arrested and charged three of its own juvenile cadets after they stole and crashed three police vehicles, authorities said. The three teens, two males ages 15 and 17, and a 16-year-old female, were all members of the LAPD cadet program, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday. They were not identified because they are minors. In addition to the three vehicles, police also recovered two Tasers, two police radios and a bulletproof vest, he sa... More>>

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  • Parole Denied For Manson Follower Krenwinkel In California

    Parole Denied For Manson Follower Krenwinkel In California

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:18:49 GMT
    In this Feb. 24, 1970 file photo, Patricia Krenwinkel, a defendant in the Tate murder case, enters the superior court in Los Angeles for an arraignment.(AP Photo/George Brich, File)In this Feb. 24, 1970 file photo, Patricia Krenwinkel, a defendant in the Tate murder case, enters the superior court in Los Angeles for an arraignment.(AP Photo/George Brich, File)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A board on Thursday denied parole for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel - a follower of cult leader Charles Manson - after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago in California.      Krenwinkel, 69, was previously denied parole 13 times for the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four other people.      The next ni...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A board on Thursday denied parole for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel - a follower of cult leader Charles Manson - after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago in California.      Krenwinkel, 69, was previously denied parole 13 times for the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four other people.      The next ni...
  • Juror: 2 Holdouts In Bill Cosby's Trial Refused To Convict

    Juror: 2 Holdouts In Bill Cosby's Trial Refused To Convict

    Thursday, June 22 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-06-22 17:14:20 GMT
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    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - After 52 hours of tense deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian, a juror told ABC News. The juror, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said 10 of the 12 jurors agreed that Cosby was guilty on the first and third felony counts. And only one of the jurors thought he was guilty on the second count. The two holdouts were "not moving, no matter what," the juror told the network. Jurors...
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - After 52 hours of tense deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian, a juror told ABC News. The juror, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said 10 of the 12 jurors agreed that Cosby was guilty on the first and third felony counts. And only one of the jurors thought he was guilty on the second count. The two holdouts were "not moving, no matter what," the juror told the network. Jurors...
  • Coroner Releases Results Of Carrie Fisher Death Inquiry

    Coroner Releases Results Of Carrie Fisher Death Inquiry

    Friday, June 16 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-06-17 01:16:41 GMT
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say actress Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but they could not conclusively determine what caused her death.      Los Angeles coroner's officials said in a news release late Friday that Fisher had buildup of fat in the walls of her arteries. The release states that Fisher had taken multiple drugs prior to her death, but that investigators could not determine whether they contributed to her death in Dec...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say actress Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but they could not conclusively determine what caused her death.      Los Angeles coroner's officials said in a news release late Friday that Fisher had buildup of fat in the walls of her arteries. The release states that Fisher had taken multiple drugs prior to her death, but that investigators could not determine whether they contributed to her death in Dec...
  • Minnesota Officer Acquitted In Motorist Shooting

    Minnesota Officer Acquitted In Motorist Shooting

    Friday, June 16 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-06-16 22:33:10 GMT
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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the fatal shooting of a black motorist who had informed the officer seconds earlier that he was carrying a gun.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the fatal shooting of a black motorist who had informed the officer seconds earlier that he was carrying a gun.

  • Authorities Say Escaped Georgia Inmates Captured

    Authorities Say Escaped Georgia Inmates Captured

    Thursday, June 15 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-06-16 01:15:20 GMT
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    CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say they have captured two escaped inmates wanted in the slayings of two Georgia prison guards. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose were apprehended Thursday in Christiana, Tennessee. The inmates were being hunted in the killings Tuesday morning of two prison guards who were overpowered, disarmed and shot to death on a prison bus southeast of Atlanta. Baldwin State Prison trans...
    CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say they have captured two escaped inmates wanted in the slayings of two Georgia prison guards. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose were apprehended Thursday in Christiana, Tennessee. The inmates were being hunted in the killings Tuesday morning of two prison guards who were overpowered, disarmed and shot to death on a prison bus southeast of Atlanta. Baldwin State Prison trans...
  • Play ball! GOP, Dems battle as 1 - Team Scalise

    Play ball! GOP, Dems battle as 1 - Team Scalise

    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:50:22 GMT
    Steve Garvey, former Los Angeles Dodgers player, leads a prayer for the Republican team before the Congressional baseball game, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Washington. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Steve Garvey, former Los Angeles Dodgers player, leads a prayer for the Republican team before the Congressional baseball game, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Washington. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats fought for bragging rights Thursday in the annual Congressional Baseball game, all counting themselves as one unit — Team Scalise. The opposing sides were paying tribute to Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday. Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous inju...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats fought for bragging rights Thursday in the annual Congressional Baseball game, all counting themselves as one unit — Team Scalise. The opposing sides were paying tribute to Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday. Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous inju...
  • Loretta Lynn Starting Rehabilitation After Stroke

    Loretta Lynn Starting Rehabilitation After Stroke

    Monday, May 15 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-05-15 23:08:24 GMT
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country legend Loretta Lynn is starting rehabilitation after suffering a stroke more than a week ago. An update posted on her website Monday said the 85-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter has been moved from a hospital into rehabilitation. She was taken to the hospital May 4 after having a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. But she is expected to make a full recovery. The post said she wanted to thank everyone for their p...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country legend Loretta Lynn is starting rehabilitation after suffering a stroke more than a week ago. An update posted on her website Monday said the 85-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter has been moved from a hospital into rehabilitation. She was taken to the hospital May 4 after having a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. But she is expected to make a full recovery. The post said she wanted to thank everyone for their p...
  • 'Only Steve Knows': Police Baffled By Facebook Video Killing

    'Only Steve Knows': Police Baffled By Facebook Video Killing

    Monday, April 17 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-04-17 21:29:39 GMT
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    CLEVELAND (AP) - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a Cleveland retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off. "Only Steve knows that," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said as authorities posted a $50,000 reward for Stephens' capture in the shooting of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old former foundry worker. I...
    CLEVELAND (AP) - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a Cleveland retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off. "Only Steve knows that," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said as authorities posted a $50,000 reward for Stephens' capture in the shooting of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old former foundry worker. I...
  • Dozens Of False Killer Whales Dead In Everglades National Park

    Dozens Of False Killer Whales Dead In Everglades National Park

    Monday, January 16 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-01-16 21:42:13 GMT
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    (NBC MIAMI) Officials say that dozens of False Killer Whales are dead following a stranding in Everglades National Park.

    (NBC MIAMI) Officials say that dozens of False Killer Whales are dead following a stranding in Everglades National Park.

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  • Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

    Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

    Sunday, June 25 2017 1:51 AM EDT2017-06-25 05:51:56 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-06-25 22:22:50 GMT
    Officials: Teenage girl falls 25 feet from gondola ride at update New York amusement park, no serious injuries reported.
    Officials: Teenage girl falls 25 feet from gondola ride at update New York amusement park, no serious injuries reported.
  • Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

    Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

    Sunday, June 25 2017 9:32 AM EDT2017-06-25 13:32:17 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-06-25 22:05:00 GMT
    Gay pride parades in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights.
    Gay pride parades in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights.
  • Poll: Younger Republicans more liberal on immigration

    Poll: Younger Republicans more liberal on immigration

    Sunday, June 25 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-06-25 17:52:12 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-06-25 22:06:02 GMT
    The American Values Atlas finds young Republicans hold significantly more liberal views on immigrants and immigration than their older counterparts.
    The American Values Atlas finds young Republicans hold significantly more liberal views on immigrants and immigration than their older counterparts.
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