Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.
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Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday. The head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn't even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone.
A professional hunter identified by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority as Theo Bronkhorst and his co-defendant, farm owner Honest Trymore Ndlovu, are accused of helping Walter James Palmer hunt the lion. Zimbabwean police said they are looking for Palmer, the American dentist who reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill the animal.
Defense lawyer Givemore Muvhiringi said Wednesday that Bronkhorst and Ndlovu, were released on $1,000 bail.
Zimbabwean prosecutors' documents accuse Bronkhorst of failing to "prevent an unlawful hunt." Court documents say Bronkhorst was supervising while his client, Palmer, shot the animal.
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An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who allegedly hung up on a distressed 911 caller
seeking help as her friend was dying from a gunshot wound has resigned, officials said.
"Driver Matthew Sanchez tendered his resignation of employment from the Albuquerque Fire Department effective immediately," fire department Chief Administrative Officer Rob Perry said in a statement.
Sanchez allegedly hung up on a distraught women who was tending to a 17-year-old who was shot after the woman used explicit language.
"OK, you kow what, ma'am? you can deal with yourself, I'm not going to deal with this, OK?" Sanchez supposedly said before the line disconnects.
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The players union is suing the league after it upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension for deflating footballs.
Matthew Flores asked his mailman for junk mail to read since he had no books at home or money for a bus fare to the library.
After the mailman's plea went viral, the 12-year-old boy received hundreds of books.
"A young man was standing here reading junk mail and asked me if I had any extra," Ron Lynch told NBC News.
Flores has a passion for reading and asked Lynch for junk mail so he would have anytime of literature to read.
"I like using my imagination. It's super fun and it's interesting plus it gets you smarter," Flores told NBC News.
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The Santa Cruz County District Attorney on Wednesday charged a 15-year-old boy with murder and kidnapping in the death of an 8-year-old girl who vanished while riding her scooter near her apartment on Sunday afternoon.
The decision to charge Adrian Jerry Gonzalez as an adult in the death of Madyson "Maddy" Middleton was announced by Jeffrey Rosell at a news conference on the county courthouse steps.
Gonzalez is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday. He is being housed at a juvenile detention facility.
An elderly woman who mistook the gas pedal for the brake ran over and killed her husband Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP Officer John Fransen said a woman in her 80s was trying to reposition a Toyota Corolla in a garage and her husband was standing near the car, giving her directions. The woman told officers she accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal and struck her husband before crashing through the back wall of the garage and pinning him underneath the car, Fransen said.
Life-long hunter Walter Palmer closed his practice today and said he was willing to cooperate with any investigation, as guides he used in the hunt face charges in Zimbabwe.
A fire truck slammed into a shuttle bus into front of a Westchester casino Wednesday evening, hurting 10 people in both vehicles, authorities say.
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One person was killed when a small plane crashed at Milwaukee's Timmerman Airport Wednesday evening.
As millions of Catholics throughout the country await Pope Francis’s first U.S. visit this September, the steady moves of Hispanics away from the Catholic Church underscores a dilemma for the Church: Despite efforts to attract and retain U.S. Latinos through expansion of lay ministry positions and support for immigration reform, many Hispanics continue to convert to the evangelical church or abandon their faith altogether.
Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan, who heads the seabed search, said searchers' drift modeling indicated that debris could have floated to the island from where they believed the missing plane crashed 1,800 kilometers (1,100 miles) southwest of Australia.