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A man accused of punching a flight attendant and threatening to blow up a Florida-bound plane has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
The Palm Beach Post reports a federal judge sentenced 30-year-old Alija Kucuk on Friday. He pleaded guilty in December to interfering with a flight attendant.
Three federal agencies are teaming up to investigate the safety of crumb rubber artificial turf used in playing fields and playground all across the country — the subject of a series of NBC News reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced an "action plan" on Friday to answer questions raised about synthetic turf made from recycled tires and possible risks for young athletes.
"Some of the government's best and brightest scientists are working to identify what is in recycled tire crumb, identify ways in which people may be exposed to it, and determine if it is harmful," CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye said.
While critics and supporters of crumb rubber turf don't agree on whether the surface poses a health risk — the industry says studies have shown no link with illness, while some parents and activists demand more testing — all sides want federal regulators to take a clear public position.
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Milton Public Schools confirms the victim,identified as Caitlin Clavette, was an art teacher currently at three elementary schools in town, including Glover School, Collicot School and Cunningham Elementary School.
The accident occurred around 7:50 a.m. near the O'Neill Tunnel in Boston. An adult woman was killed, but police said they are not releasing her name, age or hometown pending notification of family.
According to Massachusetts State Police, a manhole cover that normally rests in the left lane of I-93 became dislodged and hit the windshield of the car.
An Alabama woman serving life without parole in her granddaughter's running death has died.
A prison spokesman says 50-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard died Friday, five days after being stricken at the state's women's prison.
The cause of death wasn't immediately available, but defense attorney Dani Bone says Garrard apparently suffered a heart attack.
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A Tennessee man who allegedly urinated on the floor of a Walmart while trying to conceal a package of trout in his pants was arrested Wednesday, police said.
A store employee told the reporting officer that the man took $130 worth of merchandise, and he was seen urinating on the floor near the alcohol section while trying to hide the trout, according to the Clarksville Police Department.
David Wylie, 56, of Clarksville, was arrested on charges of shoplifting, vandalism and public indecency and intoxication. It's not clear if he has an attorney.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday it will not cut a check to any North Texans who lost their homes in the Christmas weekend tornadoes.
Hundreds of residents lost their homes entirely, while hundreds more have homes with serious or significant damage.
FEMA's decision was immediately met with a wave of outrage and shock from local and state leaders, and also from victims themselves.
"We're going to be suffering from this for years to come," said Richard Tullius, who lost his Rowlett home in the tornado.
A woman found an abandoned dog chained to a tree in a New York City park Friday morning, the animal's paws frozen to the ground amid the day's bitterly cold temperatures.
Jennifer Williams told NBC 4 New York that she was walking her dog in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Friday morning when her pet broke free of its harness ran toward a tree. When she caught up, she found the neglected animal sitting on the ground, unable to move.
"She wouldn't stand up for me so I just wrapped the coat around her and picked her up," Williams said.
This barker could hit Broadway, the way she dances.
The rescue dog's moves, caught on camera at a central Florida animal shleter, earned her the name Ginger Rogers, star of dance movies like "Top Hat," "Swing Time" and "The Barkleys of Broadway," which co-starred Fred Astaire.
The video, posted by on Orange County Animal Services, has been seen more than 250,000 times. The shuffling pup is up for adoption, or "looking for a new partner," as the shelter's video put it.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said on Friday that she regretted the way her support for Hillary Clinton was perceived, NBC News reported.
"I have spent much of my career as a diplomat. It is an occupation in which words and context matter a great deal. So one might assume I know better than to tell a large number of women to go to hell," Albright said in an op-ed published in the New York Times, in which she renewed her call to women to support each other.
Albright said earlier that “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” a line she has used many times in the past.
During the Democratic debate on Thursday, Clinton shrugged off the comment and said she is running on her own experience.
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Mexico's deadliest prison brawl in many years was a bloodbath in which inmates attacked each other with hammers, cudgels and makeshift blades, authorities said Friday, underlining yet again the power that drug cartels wield inside many of the country's lockups.
But questions about the melee deepened Friday when Nuevo Leon state prosecutor Roberto Flores revealed that three officers of the state public safety department, which supplies the prison's guards, had been charged with homicide and abuse of authority. He did not say if they were accused of killing inmates, but authorities have said a guard fired a bullet found in one dead inmate.
Flores also said that four of the nine bodies still unidentified could not be named because the prison had no record of them at the facility.
A Washington D.C. man expected a quick ride and a small bill when he got into an Uber driver's car -- but he woke up to a steep charge, because the driver cruised as the rider snoozed. The Uber rider, Mekele Baucom, told News4 he was billed $171 for a 71-mile ride when he asked to be taken home 1 mile away but fell asleep in the car. The driver drove back and forth on the Capital Beltway, Baucom's receipt shows. "This dude literally just took me on a ride," he said. "Anything could have happened." Uber refunded Baucom his money but declined to specifically address the incident to News4.
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three Republicans leading in national polls don't appear to be listening.
Even as other candidates -- most notably Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush -- have already disclosed years' worth of private tax returns to dispel questions about their personal finances, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have failed to do the same despite promises to do so, sometimes after events that have now come and gone. None of the campaigns will say why they've delayed or when the candidates will release their returns.
As Hillary Clinton traveled to a black community in South Carolina, her African-American allies in Congress seized upon comments the Vermont senator made at the debate insinuating that race relations would "absolutely" be better under a future Sanders administration.
One questioned the allegiances of Sanders, who is the longest serving independent in congressional history but running for president as a Democrat.
"He was never a Democrat. He is only a Democrat for convenience," Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said in an interview with The Associated Press. He accused Sanders of "dismissive and disrespectful behavior toward the president."
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Donald Trump has long questioned whether Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, is eligible to be president. Now, Trump is threatening to sue Cruz over it.
Trump says Cruz may not be a natural born citizen, one of three qualifications to be president that are listed in the Constitution. Trump tweeted Friday he has standing to sue Cruz over the issue.
Cruz has defended himself from the "birther" claim that he's disqualified from the office, including in a presidential debate in January. But Trump's latest remark, coming after a week of negative campaigning between the candidates, is the first time he's threatened to take action over it.
Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters.
Republicans crisscrossed South Carolina looking to derail billionaire Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who each came to the state with a burst of momentum after the first two nomination contests. Several candidates embraced the chaos as they felt out the best strategies to survive South Carolina and advance into a grueling March primary schedule, when 58 percent of the party's delegate total will be at stake.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended his decision to bring his brother, former President George W. Bush, to South Carolina to help him campaign. Speaking to ABC's Good Morning America on Friday, Bush said recruiting the former president wasn't a sign of desperation, as Trump suggested has suggested. George W. Bush left the White House in January 2009 with low approval ratings.