Hot car deaths are down for the year, but that isn’t stopping parents from looking for long-term solutions to an all-too-familiar situation.
On the eve of National Heatstroke Prevention and Awareness Day, concerned parents from across the nation submitted an open letter to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, asking to end their delay on finding technical solutions.
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The brother of a famed lion that was killed by an American dentist in early July was feared dead after a conservation group said it had been fatally shot.
"It is with huge disgust and sadness that we have just been informed that Jericho, Cecil's brother has been killed" at 4 p.m. (10 a.m. ET), the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said in a statement on Facebook.
But there was a conflicting report from another local wildlife organization that said that Jericho did not appear to be killed. Brent Stapelkamp, with the SATIB Conservation Trust's Hwange Lion Research, said that the creature's GPS was sending a signal and the lion appeared to be alive, according to Reuters.
Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit, which studied Cecil, said it was trying to get information about Jericho.
"We are seeking to clarify conflicting reports," an Oxford spokeswoman told NBC News via email. NBC News has not independently confirmed the killing or that the lions were brothers. The Associated Press previously said that Cecil "befriended" Jericho, and the two lions cared for two prides together.
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A video shows the University of Cincinnati cop charged with fatally shooting Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black driver, involved in another contentious exchange during a 2014 traffic stop.
Office Ray Tensing, who was indicted for murder Wednesday, appears to be in a video captured by a passenger in a car pulled over by campus officials, said a university spokeswoman.
Since the video does not belong to the university, the spokeswoman could not definitely confirm that one of the officers was Tensing.
The passenger, Demetrius Pace, 27, told NBC News that he filmed the heated May 2014 stop after they were pulled over for the car's dragging bumper.
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Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
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A fourth person has died in what the New York City Health Department is describing as an "unusual" spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx, officials said Saturday.
Sixty-five cases of the disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the south Bronx since July 10, city officials said. The four patients who died had underlying health conditions, authorities said.
The number of reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease is on the rise in the United States and researchers say the increase could be partly a result of climate change. More than three times as many cases of legionellosis, of which Legionnaires’ disease is one form, were reported in 2009 than 2000 — 3,522 up from 1,110, according to a 2011 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the country's wildlife authority said Saturday.
A man drowned in the water behind a restaurant on the Bridgeport/Fairfield line after a fight broke out early morning on Saturday.
At least 27 people were sent to hospitals on Day One of Lollapalooza due to alcohol- and heat-related causes.
Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions.
Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, is on a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation.
During her meeting with the factory workers on the outskirts of an industrial zone in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, Jolie and Suu Kyi witnessed first-hand the conditions the women live in, mostly low-cost hostels. Jolie also toured inside the factory.
Peruvian security forces rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, being held captive by Shining Path rebels in a remote jungle region, an official said Saturday.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard.
The recall covers certain Dodge Chargers from the 2011 to 2014 model years, mainly in the U.S. and Canada.
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.
When Chicago documentary-maker Kenneth Yoder first began his fitness transformation on the cusp of his 40th birthday, he weighed 175 pounds with 24 percent body fat. In four months, he lost 15 pounds and added a whopping 10 pounds of solid muscle.