A boat parade sailed along the coast of Jupiter, Florida, Monday evening in a show of support for two teenagers missing from the town since they took a boat to sea more than a week ago.
The gathering of hundreds, all holding onto hope that search-and-rescue teams find Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, who have now been missing for more than ten days.
A sheriff's deputy was able to pull a driver from a car moments before it was hit by a train in Northern California, officials said. "If it had not been for the deputies being at the right place at the right time, the driver would have been significantly injured," San Mateo County Sheriff's spokesman Salvador Zuno said.
HitchBOT's co-creators said Monday that they've been overwhelmed with support and offers to revive the robot since it was vandalized beyond repair and left on a street in Philadelphia on Saturday and they are considering rebuilding it.
A fisherman who was thrown overboard and was forced to tread water for about four hours amid a powerful storm off New Jersey’s coast Saturday night said the love for his wife and two young sons kept him alive.
"I just couldn't picture the next day somebody coming to tell them I'm not going to be home anymore because I knew it would ruin their lives," Damian Sexton told NBC10 in Philadelphia as he fought back tears. "And I love them too much for that."
Sexton, 45, was on a 40-foot fishing boat with his friend about 44 miles east of Cape May, New Jersey, when they got caught in a storm.
"The boat went this way and I fell right out," Sexton said. "It was a big thunderstorm, giant bolts of lightning, just waves that were huge."
The ex-con accused of killing a Memphis police officer has turned himself into federal authorities, ending an intensive two-day manhunt.
Louis Goggans, spokesman for the United States attorney's office in Memphis, said Tremaine Wilbourn turned himself over at the federal building. His family was with him when he arrived.
A warrant was issued Sunday for his arrest on a charge of first-degree murder.
All but three of the 17 major Republican candidates for president participated in what was essentially a debate lite, which - unlike Thursday's nationally televised debate in Cleveland - didn't have a cut-off for participation.
The candidates focused their criticism at Democrats instead of each other, yet Monday's meeting offered a prime-time practice round for the GOP's most ambitious, who appeared on stage one at a time. They addressed several contentious issues, immigration topping a list that included abortion, climate change and foreign policy.
Two people are in critical condition after being shot outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Central New Jersey following a hip hop concert Monday night, police said.
NJ State Police said the unidentified victims were shot sometime around 11 p.m. outside the arena, which is in Holmdel after a performance by artists J. Cole and Big Sean.
The victims were transported to Jersey Shore Hospital where they are listed in critical condition.
Police say they are looking for a lone shooter in a wooded area near the arena.
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A Beijing policeman rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face-down in a public toilet, reaching his arm down into the pipe to gently pull out the infant, police and reports said Tuesday.
A sheriff's deputy in Kentucky illegally shackled two disabled children in a school after they misbehaved, a lawsuit filed Monday in federal district court claims, NBC News reported. Video posted by the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the children, showed one of the encounters, which involved an 8-year-old boy and a sheriff's deputy who was working as a resource officer at Latonia Elementary School, just south of Cincinnati. Video footage from the office shows the deputy, Kevin Sumner, placing the boy's hands behind his back and handcuffing his biceps. The lawsuit, which names Sumner and the Kenton County Sheriff's Office as defendants, is requesting policy changes and unspecified damages. Pat Morgan, chief deputy with the Kenton County Sheriff, declined to discuss specifics of the suit, saying he had only just learned of it. "We're going to talk to our attorney," he told NBC News.
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Pakistan executed a young man Tuesday whose case touched off an international outcry amid claims he was tortured into a murder confession and convicted as a juvenile, NBC News reported
Shafqat Hussain was hanged on Tuesday morning in Karachi Central Jail. Hussain was arrested in 2004 at the age of 14, and convicted by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court of kidnapping and killing a child. The charges were later reduced to involuntary manslaughter.
The young man's lawyers at the Justice Project Pakistan said Hussain's "confession" came after nine days of torture.
Amnesty International's South Asia research director David Griffiths said it was a "deeply sad day" for Pakistan.
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Authorities on Monday searched a rugged, five-square-mile area east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt involving a killing, kidnapping and the wounding of two deputies.
Investigators haven't confirmed the crimes were committed by the same man, said Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt.
Dozens of deputies and helicopters combed the high desert area 30 miles from Bakersfield in 100-degree heat. The area is challenging for searchers because it's sparsely populated with mobile homes, trailers, unoccupied homes, cabins, ranches and outbuildings.
The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections.
The derailed legislation was the Republican response to videos, recorded secretly by anti-abortion activists, showing Planned Parenthood officials dispassionately discussing how they sometimes provide medical researchers with tissue from aborted fetuses. Those videos have led conservatives to accuse the group of illegally selling the organs for profit — strongly denied by Planned Parenthood — and inserted abortion and women's health into the mix of issues to be argued in the 2016 campaign.
The Rocky Fire racing across Northern California had burned 62,000 acres and was 12 percent contained as of Monday evening, according to Cal Fire. At least two dozen homes were destroyed over the past few days, and more than 13,000 people were urged to flee.
Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked. Touting the plan at a White House event on Monday, Obama said the unprecedented carbon dioxide limits are the "the single most important step" America has ever taken to fight climate change. He warned that because the problem is so large, if the world doesn't get it right quickly, it may become impossible to reverse, leaving populations unable to adapt. "There is such a thing as being too late when it comes to climate change," Obama said.
Puerto Rico defaulted on its full payment of its bonds for the first time in the commonwealth government's history, NBC News reported.
"Due to the lack of appropriated funds for this fiscal year the entirety of the PFC payment was not made today," said Melba Acosta, head of Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank.
Puerto Rico paid $628,000 out of a $58 million payment on its Public Finance Corp bonds which were due Aug. 1.
The default comes as Puerto Rican leaders of both main political parties have asked Congress to allow them to restructure some of its debt that way states can do, as in the case of Detroit.
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