A suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station and will be charged, the sheriff's office said Saturday afternoon, NBC News reported.
Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, continuing to fire after the deputy had fallen to the ground.
Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman was scheduled to hold a news conference at 5:30 p.m. ET to discuss the arrest.
Officials with the sheriff's office declined to comment on details of the arrest or what charge the suspect might face until the news conference.
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As the whole country reflects on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina a decade later, two local Coast Guard rescue swimmers described seeing a submerged New Orleans and thousands in need of help.
Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced appearance Saturday at an important political event in his home state: the Sussex Democratic Jamboree in Lewes, Delaware, NBC News reported.
Local organizers describe the Jamboree as a must-stop for Delaware-based candidates and officeholders. It is an unofficial kickoff of the election cycle mixed with a summer party atmosphere. Tickets are sold to raise funds for the local Democratic Party.
Biden's office had previously told NBC News the vice president did not plan to attend. But on Saturday, an aide to the vice president told NBC News that Biden wanted to "thank the entire Democratic community for their support over the last few months" since the death of his oldest son, Beau Biden, in May.
Aides say there was no expectation that Biden would discuss his consideration of a 2016 campaign.
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Pulling up to Jerry Reed's house in St. Roch neighborhood is like stepping back in time to August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the area, devastating everything in its path. The house appears very much the same today as then, a decade after the storm, NBC News reported.
The home's foundations are unearthed, its vinyl siding peels along ragged lines that demarcate clearly how high the floodwaters rose. "Ten years after the storm, I didn't ever think it would still be — this bad," said a somber Reed as he reflected on the 10th anniversary of one of the most powerful natural disasters to ever strike a major American city.
Reed, 66, is a Vietnam War veteran who fought for his country and won the Silver Star but feels he has been forgotten here at home. He is just one of thousands of homeowners in and around New Orleans who is unable to pay for damages that remain from Hurricane Katrina.
Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court. The refrigerated truck with the dead migrants was found Thursday in the safety lane of the main Budapest-to-Vienna highway. The suspects were detained later that day in southern Hungary.
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The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.
The protest comes a day after Rowan County clerk Kim Davis asked the U.S. Supreme Court to grant her "asylum for her conscience."
Davis stopped issuing all marriage licenses after the Supreme Court's June ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.
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A construction worker dubbed the "Second Avenue Sinatra," who has been missing for a month, was found dead Friday, hanging from a tree in New York, police said.
Gary Russo, 54, was last seen around midnight July 28 at his home on 90th Street in Howard Beach, Queens, according to the New York Police Department.
A 17-year-old boy was charged Friday with raping a 9-year-old girl inside a barn at the Maryland State Fair, Baltimore County police said.
The teen's family and the 9-year-old girl's family, who are all from Carroll County, Maryland, travel together to show livestock at fairs within and outside of the state, police said.
The suspect, whom NBC News is not naming because of his age, has been charged as an adult with second-degree rape, second-degree sexual offense, perverted practice, fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree assault, police said in a statement.
An investigation by the Baltimore County Crimes Against Children Unit found that the teen may have been sexually abusing the girl since she was about 3 years old.
The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one — Emmett Till — was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban Chicago cemetery.
Relatives and civil rights activists gathered in Burr Oak Cemetery, south of Chicago, to listen to speeches and songs, and comfort one another with hugs. A large wreath of white flowers encircled a black-and-white portrait of Till's smiling face.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush recalled his own mother explaining to him as an 8-year-old the "horrors" of Till's death. He said that memory still inspires him.
A pilot who died in a small plane crash in the desert northeast of Los Angeles was giving free glider rides to wounded military veterans.
The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.
What killed Knut?
The answer turned out to be even more useful than scientists could have hoped for.
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Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth. The crew of National Park Service scientists that's anchored by microbiologist Hazel Barton travels sporadically to the lowest reaches of South Dakota's Wind Cave National Park to study a series of underground lakes, which were discovered in the 1960s and aren't home to any animal life or even easily detectable microscopic organisms.
State officials have closed trails at a Connecticut wildlife area after a hiker came dangerously close to a brazen black bear Friday afternoon.
Hiker Stephanie Rivkin captured video of her close encounter and shared her footage with NBC Connecticut.
"I had no idea whether or not I was supposed to be scared," she said. "I just felt if I ran, I would be attacked."
A 61-year-old bystander who was shot Friday by undercover police chasing after alleged an illegal firearms dealer near New York City has died, authorities said.
The shooting occurred at about 4 p.m. in a residential neighborhood in Mount Vernon after an undercover NYPD officer met with a suspected illegal-gun dealer in the Bronx and the two men drove to the Westchester County city to conduct the transaction, investigators said.